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Its so simple, anyone with a football brain can see it a mile away.. Our coordinators are HORRIBLE.

BVG looked confused so bad last night, even the announcers mentioned it in the game. Its the exact same thing as the Philly game earlier this year, we have the players but just got totally outcoached.

Mularkey did decent the first half but he fell apart when he had to play from behind. He also lost us that Saints game at the end of the season singlehandedly, while BVG actually called a decent game for once.

This is almost as bad as Greg Knapp and Ed Donatel.. actually know what? I would say Mularkey and BVG are WORSE than Knapp and Donatel.. least Knapp/Donatel had the excuse of horrible players, right now we have a team VERY capable of winning the superbowl or at least getting to it, above average at every position, while back in 2004 we only had one player on offense and afew stud DEs on Defense..

Look at our most hated rivals.. as much as the Aints are overrated and wayy overhyped, the majority of their players are below average, but they have arguably the best offensive playcaller, and a top 5 D playcaller in the league, Payton and Greg Williams.. if we had Payton and Greg Williams calling the plays with our players, Holy **** it'd be 5+ superbowls in a row.. This team was built right by TD and Mike Smith, but BVG and MM are killing us.

Im thinking of starting www.FireBrianVanGorder.com and with consistent emailing of every media outlet (Pat Y esp) maybe EVENTUALLY, Mike Smith will get his head out of his a#$% and fire his friend, because his friend cant call defense. Its friggin Mora all over again, and if Smith doesnt fire BVG or Mularkey, despite of how good of a head coach he is, TD needs to get rid of him and bring in some competent coordinators.

This is the main concern. Matt Ryan is ready to take us to a superbowl, but he cant audiable 100% of the plays and hope the defense just slows the other team down..

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elite offense, elite defense or both wins SBs...just look at the remaining contenders to be sure. go look at previous SB winners also

Saints had just about the worst defense in the history of the superbowl last year... So did Indy. but their coordinators can call good plays and thus got them there.

The best teams player-wise in the league, you can make the argument that we are top 3, or Washington even (with how many big name players they have), cant do **** and always lose. Its coordinators. thats ALL it is.

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Saints had just about the worst defense in the history of the superbowl last year... So did Indy. but their coordinators can call good plays and thus got them there.

The best teams player-wise in the league, you can make the argument that we are top 3, or Washington even (with how many big name players they have), cant do **** and always lose. Its coordinators. thats ALL it is.

elite offense, elite defense, or both= Lombardi

Saints, Colts- elite offense

elite QB =/= elite offense

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Here's a start...an OC that doesn't call off tackle plays on 2nd and 9 down 21 points in the 3rd quarter and a DC who was so unprepared that his opponent never had to punt an entire football game and a head coach and GM smart and courageous enough not to tolerate such in the future!

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Saints had just about the worst defense in the history of the superbowl last year... So did Indy. but their coordinators can call good plays and thus got them there.

The best teams player-wise in the league, you can make the argument that we are top 3, or Washington even (with how many big name players they have), cant do **** and always lose. Its coordinators. thats ALL it is.

agree with you on this......not sure I want to compare falcons to any teams at this point......cuz onus is on us...we haven't achieved Lombardi ( other have! )

BVG - Michael Jenkins - C.Owens may be Sam Baker = will NOT be falcons in 2011 = damage control

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elite offense, elite defense, or both= Lombardi

Saints, Colts- elite offense

elite QB =/= elite offense

Lot of Luck involved as well. Having both elite offense and defense is the best thing a team can do within its power to imrpove it chances but sometimes things just dont bounce your way.

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Lot of Luck involved as well. Having both elite offense and defense is the best thing a team can do within its power to imrpove it chances but sometimes things just dont bounce your way.

Not every elite offense or defense will win a SB in any given season(this season's Chargers for example), but every SB winner had either an elite offense, defense or both in any given season. Point is, at least one unit or the other absolutely has to define itself as the best, or one of the best in the league during the season and post season to win championships.

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There's no need to clean house after a 13-3 season and the #1 seed in the playoffs.

We need more depth, that's just the honest truth. You have to remember that this team took a complete overhaul just 3 seasons ago. Honestly, it's a miracle that we have managed to become this successful. While you may think we should be better, because we have all-star players, that's really not the case at all. If you take out Roddy White, or receiving core becomes one of the league's worst. Same thing with Michael Turner, Tony G...

This is just completely idiotic to want a coach fired, because he called 1 bad game. I could understand this rationale more had we went 9-7 or something along those lines, but so far our schemes have worked 13 out of 17 times this season.

Our issue is purely lack of personnel. Give us another off-season and we should address a lot of our depth concerns, but seriously we have one of the best coaching staffs in the NFL. Firing anybody at this point does not make any sense at all.

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That's crazy Saint Anger actually strung together couple of good logical posts. Lol he is right an Elite QB does not equal an Elite Offense. A sub par OC can restrict the impact of an Elite QB. Ryan is knocking on the doorstep and Mularkey is holding him back. We run 5 routes: drags, comebacks, outs, deep ins, and posts. Rarely do we stretch the field and even when we do, it may be once or twice a game. When a play works, we won't go back to it until next game. Sean Payton will run the same play back to back if he likes the result. Mularkey doesn't have a killer instinct. He will have a long career though as an OC because it is perfect for new QBs to get their feet up under them.

MM is stubborn and sticks to his gameplan which is good when you are unsure of if your QB can handle the pressure but not when you have a guy that can carry the team. Ravens game is a prime example. Yea it wasn't high scoring but what he did against them statistically is rare. Even the first Packers game when he only had 4 incompletions shows you he is ready, I just don't think MM's archaic scheme lasts longer than 3-4 years.

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Not every elite offense or defense will win a SB in any given season(this season's Chargers for example), but every SB winner had either an elite offense, defense or both in any given season. Point is, at least one unit or the other absolutely has to define itself as the best, or one of the best in the league during the season and post season to win championships.

Usually but its not written down in stone. How dominant were the Giants in 08. They were good on both sides of the ball and you can certainly argue that they might've been elite on defense but they wearn't that dominant.

Sometimes getting hot at the right time and having a little luck makes all the difference.

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I would argue that you don't have to necessarily have an elite O or D. If you have say a 75% elite O and D you stand a pretty good chance. You don't have to have elite...just good all around and I think that's what Atlanta is going for. They're not looking at dominating one side of the ball or the other.

Why did we have so many close games this year? Not one part destroyed. If our D or O ruled we would have larger margins of victory. We were trying to keep with teams all year and beat them in the fourth quarter. Which I might add is nice considering that's when we used to blow a lot of games.

We didn't really have an elite side of the ball. We were good on both as a whole this season. When we met a really good team that meant business and got up on us, we fell apart. Coaches, players, everyone fell apart. I really hope they learned something from this season.

We're not going to be able to squeak by teams in the future. We are going to need to develop one sid of the ball as good and the other as elite/controlling to move farther into the playoffs.

Just my opinion.

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We need a good defensive coordinator,and right now the one we have,clearly doesn't know what he is doing.no matter how much better Matt Ryan and the offense gets,it won't be enough without some good defensive players and a good defensive coach.period.without those types of changes ,the falcons can give up their dreams of even playing in the NFC championship game,let alone the superbowl.I hope the owners and mike smith can clearly see this and make the right changes for the team and the fans.don't let friendships ruin what could be a great team!

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honestly this whole season has been a big overachievement. Offensively we dont need a new coordinator, we just need to stretch the field more. Our offense has been set up to shield our defense. ball control offense is nice, but an explosive offense that puts up a lot of points is nicer. we have almost all the players we need offensively, and the only real dissappointment from our offense in this playoff game was matt ryan he just didnt have his best stuff. but I think he will be fine each loss is a learning experience and hopefully he improves, but we need the offense to open up more for him to do that.

defensively we are not that good. our linebackers show promise and playmaking ability. defensively we have a lot of heart but not much talent. in our secondary we have a bright future in william moore, and who knows what can happen with grimes. but we still need upgrades there in that secondary. maybe experience will be the only upgrade needed. we shall see. defensive line is where we can improve the most. we have no depth whatsoever and we are soft inside at the tackles. they need to be bigger to make it easier to stop the run, and we need one more strong pass rusher to help too. BVG did some nice things on defense this year, and i dont wanna give up on him. but the lack of gameplan against the packers showed that we have a ways to go

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