PokerSteve Posted January 10, 2012 Share Posted January 10, 2012 (edited) Group II issued a challenge to all TATF Falcon fans on Dec. 30th to join together and push for significant changes in the future direction of this franchise, specifically concerning those in positions of leadership. We knew that calling for such radical change would draw a lot of criticism, considering how much better the team has been in the regular season compared to past history. It would be easy for fans to be willing to settle for having a solid, reputable franchise which can produce a winning record in the regular season on a very consistent basis.However, we in Group II are NOT willing to settle into a rut of mediocrity! We are NOT willing to see our team be embarrassed repeatedly on national television; see it get blown out in every big game; watch as it falls apart against every top-tier team it meets in the regular season and then get blown out and humiliated in every play-off appearance as it has in the four years of leadership under the current regime. To put it bluntly, we’re mad as h3ll and we’re not willing to take it anymore without airing our grievances and working actively toward change in this team’s leadership!The most recent play-off debacle versus the New York Giants only confirmed the Atlanta Falcons franchise has NOT improved in any of the crucial areas necessary to put it into contention for a deep run in the play-offs or to be competitive against the top-tier teams in the league, the teams which stand in the way of this franchise achieving the ultimate goal of getting to and winning the Super Bowl. The problems did not occur because of a temporary lapse in this last disgusting play-off beat-down. For four years ~ for the entire time this regime has been in place ~ the problems have been readily apparent: a complete lack of a pass rush, a weak secondary, the complete inability of the defense to get a stop on 3rd-and-long and a porous offensive line. An even worse problem has been central to the failure of this regime, and that is the commitment to an antiquated, low-scoring, grind-it-out, running-focused offensive philosophy which is no longer competitive in this era of passing-oriented, high-scoring offensive football. This conservative philosophy has also been an extremely negative factor in the overall defensive scheme, which is based on an ultra-conservative, soft-zone, timid style of play which relies on the other team to make a mistake rather than being aggressive, attacking and forcing mistakes by the offense. The impotence and ineffectiveness of this defensive style has been apparent in every big game the Falcons have played against the top-tier teams for four years, yet neither the front office nor coaching staff have shown any willingness or ability to make any changes to address these critical flaws.We in Group II vow to work against the incompetence and complacency of the current coaching staff and affirm our desire to see a complete change in leadership, philosophy and direction. If the current head coach were willing and able to admit this ultra-conservative style has damaged the team’s chances to reach the highest level of competitive capability we would be willing to allow further time for the right coordinators and players to be acquired. However, it’s clear this head coach is not able to comprehend the fatal flaw in this thinking and is irrevocably committed to continuing in a philosophy which has no chance of success against top-tier teams in the NFL. This is not acceptable and a new head coach and coordinators are needed now to give our beloved team a chance to reach the highest level of the game.*** This message provided by the Group II Committee for Radical Change. Edited January 10, 2012 by PokerSteve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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