TdotFalcon Posted September 13, 2010 Share Posted September 13, 2010 Hey AFMBIf you are a die-hard Falcon fan like me, then yesterday's loss ruined your day. I moped around for the remainder of Sunday, and unfortunately I work the graveyard shift so I had to mope around until 6am this morning. I did a lot of thinking last nig'ht though, so here's what conclusion I have come to.This loss could be the best thing to happen to the Falcons this year. Its time for them to get our butts in gear, and as fans it is our job to remain behind them and be supportive.We have all made predictions of a playoff birth, and rightfully so in my opinion. But I believe the team have been focusing so much so on this goal, when we should have been focusing solely on week 1. So we are 0-1. Big deal. We weren't expecting to go undefeated. There are some good things to take from this game.Our defense. Until that last big play, we looked solid as a unit. This is the side of the ball I was worried about coming into the season. We need to keep this unit in gear for next week. There was 2 big plays that we allowed; one to Wallace and the Mendenhall run. We were great on defense at stopping the Steelers on 3rd down,This is the key to winning games and we were terrible at it last year. D-line was getting a great push, and with Babs back it will be better. Our offense. We all know our weapons can get the job done. I know Mattyice didn't find the endzone, but it was nice to see him not have happy feet. He hung in the pocket and was taking hits to deliver the ball. Roddy set a reception career high. HD83 looked healthy and quick. Tony G is Tony G. Turner had some trouble against a tough run defense but looks fit and ready to go. Norwood looks fast and was nice to see him return a kick too. The O-line I am not worried about. Matt Bryant. 3/4 ain't bad when the one miss was beyond 40 yards on the windy side of Heinz field. I look for him to be near perfect in the dome and have solid numbers outdoors. Overall I believe that this loss will make the Falcons set the tone and step up each and every week. Look for Mike Smith to treat every "next game" as a Superbowl. We have 15 more Superbowls until the playoffs. We can do it.Go Falcons, and Rise Up Falcon Fans! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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