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Just for discussion fodder:

- Konz has played "just okay" since the bye, but he's a rookie and he's gonna need to bulk up to have success in the NFL. So I'm not hating on Konz, but he was getting handled by Suh. So...

- Backed up on their own 2, ATL chooses to try to get some breathing room via a run by (3.1 ypc again) Turner. But he runs right behind Konz who was busy getting blown up by Suh, resulting in the safety. Thus my question:

- Was that the designed run or an attempted adjustment by Turner? I have a hard time believing that was the called play. Just curious what you guys saw.....

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It looked like a designated run. Konz is one of the better run blocker on this team even though he is struggling in pass blocking. The 4 play back to back run first drive including the TD in the Giants game were all behind Konz. He is a stud in run blocking but inconsistent with pass blocking in one on one situations.

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1. McClure is the C, and thus is in the center of our OL, which makes trying to run between the tackles challenging to either side. he gets owned far too often.

2. Suh, although a ********* person, is very much a beast as a DT. he was giving Konz fits in the game.

3. Such a play from own goal line should have been to our left to better manage the risk of penetration/play blown up to our right.

4. Play was designed to go to Konz side = tactical error rolleyes.gif

5. A better play would have been Play Action and a pass to Roddy or Julio that might break long.

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1. McClure is the C, and thus is in the center of our OL, which makes trying to run between the tackles challenging to either side. he gets owned far too often.

2. Suh, although a ********* person, is very much a beast as a DT. he was giving Konz fits in the game.

3. Such a play from own goal line should have been to our left to better manage the risk of penetration/play blown up to our right.

4. Play was designed to go to Konz side = tactical error rolleyes.gif

5. A better play would have been Play Action and a pass to Roddy or Julio that might break long.

McClure hating continues.

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I thought we would sneak it on the first snap. All we are trying to do there is avoid a turnover primarily, and a safety.

Game wasn't really in doubt, but after their idiot returner taking a knee on the 5, I knew we were ok. Most boneheaded team in the league,along with the Jets of course.

Exactly when you are up by 2 TD the last thing the Falcons need is a Pick 6 or a fumble near the own end zone. It was still a 2 TD game even after the safety.

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It was the worst possible play with the worst possible RB.

Suh is a Monster and beats up everybody, not just Konz.

This play in question was a Smitty call to run it straight into the teeth

of their defense.

Horrible gamble that backfired in almost the worst way possible.

How fk'n Stoopit can Smitty be?

Is this the mentality that we are going into the playoof's with?

HeII, even the freaking CLEVELAND BROWNS would have called

a better play than that.

Guess what????????

You know what the correct play for that situation was?

It was the play that none of us ever wanted to see again.

The Correct Play was BALTIMORE which was modified to OAKLAND.

That my friends was the correct situational play.

I wish someone would screen shot Detroits Defensive alignment

and then show a Baltimore / Oakland formation.

You just do not start playing sloppy this late into the season.

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I don't mind the call because technically we should be able to get at least 2-3yds on that play in a normal world. Its just that we have been horrible at short yardage altogether. I would of went with a quick pass out to Quizz and let him get us the 2-3 buffer yds. I think that would at least have a higher success rate.

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I don't mind the call because technically we should be able to get at least 2-3yds on that play in a normal world. Its just that we have been horrible at short yardage altogether. I would of went with a quick pass out to Quizz and let him get us the 2-3 buffer yds. I think that would at least have a higher success rate.

I doubt if the Falcons would have passed as its too risky to give up a pick 6 in a 2 TD game.

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It really didn't look like they gave much effort in that last play anyway, which made me think that was done by design. They just wanted to kill the clock with the least amount of effort I guess, though it kinda backfired when the PR took a knee instead of trying to return the kick.

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When your on the one, why hand it to the guy who gives you 4 major options - 2 for a safety, - 1 for a safety, 0 for a wasted down, or 2 yds

Id say theres a great chance bad **** will happen. Christ Enuff bad **** happens with turner on the one on the other side of the field in the red zone when they have 99 yards behind them

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PS, TURNER is not an NFL calibur hb anymore.....newsflash. His 3.7 yds per carry is more realistically 17 rushes for 2, 4 for negative one, 3 for negative two and then one 34 yd rush that would have been a td with any other hb thats not a steeler

all i want for christmas is no turner until the fourth quarter with a 17 point lead for the rest of his career

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