falcons4life Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 Offensive philosophyEven if Mularkey leaves, the Falcons' offensive philosophy likely will not change. Falcons coach Mike Smith believes in running the football and was not too happy about the output against New York.The Falcons' 64 yards was the third-lowest output of the season; they were held to 30 yards on 15 carries in a loss to Tampa Bay on Sept. 25 and 35 yards on 15 carries in a loss to New Orleans on Dec. 26.The Falcons attempted 41 passes against the Giants, and they were 1-6 in games when they attempted more than 40 passes.“We were inconsistent running the ball at times,” Smith said. “Even though we threw the ball for a record-setting number of yards. ... I still think that we left plays out there in the passing game. I think that we left plays out there in the running game."I believe that there is going to come a time in every season where you’re going to need to both run and throw the football. You cannot be one-dimensional.”The Falcons passed more than 40 times against Chicago (47), Tampa Bay (47), Seattle (42), New Orleans (52), Houston (47), New Orleans (61) and New York Giants (41), and beat only the Seahawks.http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/falcons-clean-out-lockers-1296966.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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