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see that's the thing, they aren't, we beat on BAD teams, the ONLY good team we have beaten is detroit, and that was largely due to them running the ball instead of airing it out like they should have.

once you see teams like minnesota, carolina, arizona, **** the bucs once they start getting better, if we don't make a change we might end up being one of those bad teams because we don't simply have the brains to outsmart the good teams.

I actually think the problem is that our QB just isn't quite as good as Brees, Rodgers, or Brady.

And those penalties killed us last night too.

He might get there though.

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that is how he feels..There is nothing wrong with that

what makes you think this team is a title contender?

I don't really. But I think the problem is that we are in an era of Greatness at the QB position,and ours is just good.

Maybe he'll get there. Maybe he won't. Either way, it's not like the Falcons can go down to the QB store and buy a Brees or Rodgers.

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Well you started one like an hour ago that says none of those guys are good enough to win a championship.

I don't think that they are.....but I live in the real world too. Nowhere in that thread did I advocate that they all should be fired today, tomorrow or next week.

It takes a fairly substantial sequential leap of logic to take that thread and turn it into a "Fire everyone now!" essay.

I bet Jesus turning the water into wine has always been your favorite Bible story.

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How many Monday Night road games have the Falcons played with this staff?

I didn't frame that factoid within the narrow parameters you ascribed to it.

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I didn't frame that factoid within the narrow parameters you ascribed to it.

Aren't those the only parameters that matter with regards to the current staff? You are holding the current staff accountable for 46 years of fail?

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I don't really. But I think the problem is that we are in an era of Greatness at the QB position,and ours is just good.

Maybe he'll get there. Maybe he won't. Either way, it's not like the Falcons can go down to the QB store and buy a Brees or Rodgers.

Really?

You look at this current regime's clear, continual under-performance against quality NFL squads and boil it down to QB play?

Nothing about the overall HC coaching philosophy, the schemes and game plans employed by the coordinators, the holes along both lines?

Okey-dokey.

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I don't think that they are.....but I live in the real world too. Nowhere in that thread did I advocate that they all should be fired today, tomorrow or next week.

It takes a fairly substantial sequential leap of logic to take that thread and turn it into a "Fire everyone now!" essay.

I bet Jesus turning the water into wine has always been your favorite Bible story.

Your just wrong in your assumptions about the way I feel. I do know the Falcons aren't ready to beat GB or New Orleans, although it's not impossible.

But for me, the reason is a lot simpler. Matt Ryan isn't quite as good as Rodgers or Brees. he's getting better though.

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Aren't those the only parameters that matter with regards to the current staff? You are holding the current staff accountable for 46 years of fail?

I'm talking about my experience as a Falcon fan, not the current staff.

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Really?

You look at this current regime's clear, continual under-performance against quality NFL squads and boil it down to QB play?

Nothing about the overall HC coaching philosophy, the schemes and game plans employed by the coordinators, the holes along both lines?

Okey-dokey.

Yes.

When GB and New Orleans played, neither team could stop the other at all.

Although the penalties absolutely killed Ryan's chances last night.

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Your just wrong in your assumptions about the way I feel. I do know the Falcons aren't ready to beat GB or New Orleans, although it's not impossible.

But for me, the reason is a lot simpler. Matt Ryan isn't quite as good as Rodgers or Brees. he's getting better though.

I have no assumptions at all about what you think or feel. I only respond to what you post.

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I have no assumptions at all about what you think or feel. I only respond to what you post.

Oh really, cause this seemed a little bit like an assumption about the way I feel.

I bet Jesus turning the water into wine has always been your favorite Bible story.

Or maybe it was just a gratuitous shot at me. Fair enough.

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Oh really, cause this seemed a little bit like an assumption about the way I feel.

I bet Jesus turning the water into wine has always been your favorite Bible story.

Or maybe it was just a gratuitous shot at me. Fair enough.

Not really interested in getting into one of these circular, semantic arguments with you....

Last point: You implied, nah, you said that my thread saying that our current hierarchy w/Falcons couldn't get us a Lombardi was akin to saying everyone should be fired....now. I made a fairly logical deduction that took a leap...or a conversion to make those 2 separate ideas fit comfortably together....and then I threw in the Jesus Canaan wedding story in because I wanted to and I'm a semi-reformed smart***.

I like that Bible story. That's an insult?

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Your just wrong in your assumptions about the way I feel. I do know the Falcons aren't ready to beat GB or New Orleans, although it's not impossible.

But for me, the reason is a lot simpler. Matt Ryan isn't quite as good as Rodgers or Brees. he's getting better though.

Me too...but it isn't about the guy who was behind center for us last night. I think a more simpler explanation was our opponent going 8 for 8 on 3rd and longs in the first half.

Our issue is our defense; and more specifically, the man who coordinates it!

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So, you find the nuclear meltdown of disappointed fans on this board hilarious, yet the nuclear meltdown on the field leaves you completely unfazed?? I suppose you think it's admirable to cut the team some (a lot) of slack after an inexcusably horrible performance in a big nationally televised game, even though they and their coach and owner are making millions of dollars from the NFL, and then turn around and come in here with your pretentious insults and a condescending attitude toward us fans to vent your spleen? Frankly I find your attitude not admirable at all, but classless and trollish in the extreme.

I'm one of the furious savages that was calling for a house-cleaning last night and I don't feel a whole lot different this morning. The Mike Smith/Dimitroff regime has been around for four years now and it's becoming glaringly apparent that neither have any clue how a championship team is put together or coached. The conservative philosophy that is the foundation of everything Smith does in terms of offensive and defensive schemes is not standing up to the test of being capable of beating top-tier teams.

This league has moved on from the old days when a strong defense won championships and a good offense was just iceing on the cake. This is a pass-oriented, high-scoring league now. The importance of defense revolves around your team having a couple of defensive lineman who can amass 12 to 15 sacks or more per season, backed up by an aggressive group of corners and safeties who can play the fastest wide receivers in the league in man-to-man coverage and not get beaten. Our defense doesn't even resemble that kind of scheme or those kind of players. Our defense emphasizes strong linebackers to stop the run, and the running game is not what you have to stop any more, it's the pass. And speaking of the running game, clearly this team's philosophy on offense is to run, run, run and try to beat the other team 10-7. That just doesn't work any more. If you're keeping up with current events with this team, it's obvious this philosophy is a losing proposition, especially against the elite teams.

You and many others on this forum are obviously content with having a team with a winning record that gets blown out every year in the first round of the play-offs. That may be fine for you folks, but it's not for a lot of other fans, myself included. I'd rather go to one Super Bowl every few years than go one-and-done in the play-offs every year. Mediocrity sucks and its pathetic some are willing to settle for it and it certainly does NOT give you or any other homer fan on this board the right to criticize those of us who want something more ~ an entertaining, competitive team that can play with the top-tier teams in big games and not get humiliated like the current bunch did last night.

I could go on, but hopefully you get the point. Find something else to do but denigrate fans who want ~ and deserve ~ a better coaching staff and football team than the one we have now. You are not better than us or smarter than us because you're happy with the status quo. Your attitude of passive acceptance of mediocrity is actually more harmful, more toxic to having a championship team in Atlanta than our insistence on making changes until the Falcons are elite because Arthur Blank will believe what's in place is enough if that's what he gets from the fans.

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During the Packers - Bears games the announcers suggested that because the Packers defeated the Bears it guaranteed the Falcons a playoff spot.

I just wanted to say "you're welcome".

Your team just has to recover from last night.

The Packers lost to the goddam CHIEFS. It happens.

Hope to see you guys in the playoffs, just like last year.

It's gonna be COLD at Lambeau.

Wear your thermal underwear.

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So, you find the nuclear meltdown of disappointed fans on this board hilarious, yet the nuclear meltdown on the field leaves you completely unfazed?? I suppose you think it's admirable to cut the team some (a lot) of slack after an inexcusably horrible performance in a big nationally televised game, even though they and their coach and owner are making millions of dollars from the NFL, and then turn around and come in here with your pretentious insults and a condescending attitude toward us fans to vent your spleen? Frankly I find your attitude not admirable at all, but classless and trollish in the extreme.

I'm one of the furious savages that was calling for a house-cleaning last night and I don't feel a whole lot different this morning. The Mike Smith/Dimitroff regime has been around for four years now and it's becoming glaringly apparent that neither have any clue how a championship team is put together or coached. The conservative philosophy that is the foundation of everything Smith does in terms of offensive and defensive schemes is not standing up to the test of being capable of beating top-tier teams.

This league has moved on from the old days when a strong defense won championships and a good offense was just iceing on the cake. This is a pass-oriented, high-scoring league now. The importance of defense revolves around your team having a couple of defensive lineman who can amass 12 to 15 sacks or more per season, backed up by an aggressive group of corners and safeties who can play the fastest wide receivers in the league in man-to-man coverage and not get beaten. Our defense doesn't even resemble that kind of scheme or those kind of players. Our defense emphasizes strong linebackers to stop the run, and the running game is not what you have to stop any more, it's the pass. And speaking of the running game, clearly this team's philosophy on offense is to run, run, run and try to beat the other team 10-7. That just doesn't work any more. If you're keeping up with current events with this team, it's obvious this philosophy is a losing proposition, especially against the elite teams.

You and many others on this forum are obviously content with having a team with a winning record that gets blown out every year in the first round of the play-offs. That may be fine for you folks, but it's not for a lot of other fans, myself included. I'd rather go to one Super Bowl every few years than go one-and-done in the play-offs every year. Mediocrity sucks and its pathetic some are willing to settle for it and it certainly does NOT give you or any other homer fan on this board the right to criticize those of us who want something more ~ an entertaining, competitive team that can play with the top-tier teams in big games and not get humiliated like the current bunch did last night.

I could go on, but hopefully you get the point. Find something else to do but denigrate fans who want ~ and deserve ~ a better coaching staff and football team than the one we have now. You are not better than us or smarter than us because you're happy with the status quo. You're attitude of passive acceptance of mediocrity is actually more harmful, more toxic to having a championship team in Atlanta than our insistence on making changes until the Falcons are elite because Arthur Blank will believe what's in place is enough.

Gosh Steve, I am sorry you feel that way.

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Not really interested in getting into one of these circular, semantic arguments with you....

Last point: You implied, nah, you said that my thread saying that our current hierarchy w/Falcons couldn't get us a Lombardi was akin to saying everyone should be fired....now. I made a fairly logical deduction that took a leap...or a conversion to make those 2 separate ideas fit comfortably together....and then I threw in the Jesus Canaan wedding story in because I wanted to and I'm a semi-reformed smart***.

I like that Bible story. That's an insult?

Well I am an atheist, so....sort of...lol.

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Well I am an atheist, so....sort of...lol.

If I would have known that I wouldn't have pulled that arrow from my quiver...smile.png

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If I would have known that I wouldn't have pulled that arrow from my quiver...smile.png

It wasn't an insult. I was just in an argumentative mood a minute ago. I am over it now.

Zanax must have kicked in.

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As unbelievable as this might sound, I am actually surprised by some of the stuff I see certain people saying today.

I mean, I expected a meltdown after that game, but not quite as throrough as what has happened.

The Saints were sharp last night, no question about it. The Falcons were keeping up fine until that hold call on Jaquizz, then the whole game changed. It was very disappointing. A serious bummer.

But really, it doesn't matter. The game didn't matter. The Saints wouldn't have lost to Carolina with everything on the line next week, so the Falcons are ultimately in the same situation.

I see people who claim that they KNOW that this team is going nowhere with this coaching staff and GM. If you honestly feel that way, then you shouldn't tune in in two weeks when the Falcons play their playoff game. Why would you watch a game that is 100% guaranteed to bring you disappointment?

The Falcons are in the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years and they've had 4 straight winning seasons, and most of the board wants to fire everybody.

I don't have the words.

To say that the boards are a nuclear meltdown is being over-dramatic. The fact is that many skeptics are venting and are emphasizing the fact that "I told you so", which they did. The fact is while the Falcons are a decent/borderline good team with a winning record, they cannot handle the spot light or playing tough competition.

Since you are emphasizing the meltdown on the boards, it should also be noted that the homers tend to overhype their team whenever the Falcons bully a group of scrubs and assume the Falcons are ready for prime time - clearly they are not.

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To say that the boards are a nuclear meltdown is being over-dramatic. The fact is that many skeptics are venting and are emphasizing the fact that "I told you so", which they did. The fact is while the Falcons are a decent/borderline good team with a winning record, they cannot handle the spot light or playing tough competition.

Since you are emphasizing the meltdown on the boards, it should also be noted that the homers tend to overhype their team whenever the Falcons bully a group of scrubs and assume the Falcons are ready for prime time - clearly they are not.

They definitely were not ready last night. I'm still gonna watch in two weeks, just to see what happens. You never know.

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I think we could have played for PRIDE!!! Ok... the saints was going to win the division anyway, however did we have to look bad by giving it to them.

Now I am just thinking we played not to get hurt.

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During the Packers - Bears games the announcers suggested that because the Packers defeated the Bears it guaranteed the Falcons a playoff spot.

I just wanted to say "you're welcome".

Your team just has to recover from last night.

The Packers lost to the goddam CHIEFS. It happens.

Hope to see you guys in the playoffs, just like last year.

It's gonna be COLD at Lambeau.

Wear your thermal underwear.

Losing and getting embarrassed are entirely different things. GB had an aberration, my Falcons have serious problems.

Sad to say it but thanks for the p/o birth...hope ATL turns it around.

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I think we could have played for PRIDE!!! Ok... the saints was going to win the division anyway, however did we have to look bad by giving it to them.

Now I am just thinking we played not to get hurt.

You know, it just takes 3 or 4 bad plays to go the wrong way and a close game turns into a blowout. That's exactly what happened last night. And in the GB playoff game too.

The Falcons have to start winning those plays instead of losing them. It's not quite as big a correction as people think in my opinion.

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Well I am an atheist, so....sort of...lol.

So you actually don't know what it is like to call on God for help when watching the Falcons play? He never answers, so I am thinking about the atheist aspect as well. Or some stronger medication. j/k not that serious

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