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scottemojo is his name. Between him and Falcan Moore, I really like their minds. This is what he wrote on us and he's nothing but a fan. He actually has the potential to take this further.

Watching the coaches tape at NFL.com, there is plenty to be excited about, and plenty to worry about. (what an awesome tool for dorks!)

First I watched some of the 2011 tilt in week four. I ignored our offense, they have a new DC and we have a new QB. Now, lots has changed, for instance we were starting Tru at corner. Earl Thomas was pretty much stuck making sure Tru didn't get beat over the top, and Tru's inside leverage was so apparent that it made sideline outs to his side easy. But there are some correlations. First, Atlanta got off to a good start running the ball, and turned our defensive uncertainty into 24 first half points. Certainly they would like to do the same in this game. Curry was the usual Curry, and was soon to be gone, Lewis was on the field way too much, and KJ was just beginning to see the field.

But there are some things to note. They picked on Trufant in the extreme. He will likely play the slot, so look for them to try and exploit his too deep drops. And when I say picked on Tru, it was painful to watch. Tru was so clearly outmatched by White it was silly.

Second, they targeted Browner on Jones deep several times, a trend I would expect to continue. Look for it to start the game, and maybe early in the 2nd half. I know, last year, but that offense is not greatly changed. They still try to use lots of pre snap movement to disgiuse even simple plays. On one unsuccessful play this year they used a line shift and four! player motions to disguise a simple HB plunge. They like to show unbalanced lines then run to the weak side, things like that. they aren't as clever as the Niners at disguising their big sets that are really pass plays, but they are good at it.

Now, some overall trends this year. Starting with their D.

They have fast linebackers and they trust them to cover underneath. They can man cover our tight ends for the most part. For the Falcons, this presents a problem on the plays they want to spy Wilson. They also play a good 2 deep scheme, and invite you to attack the seams very deceptively. The three picks of Peyton Manning were all as he attacked the strength of that secondary about 20 yards down field with in breaking seam routes, trying to exploit the zone behind the linebackers. Later he adjusted and began to attack with more success on short and deep outs and some underneath sticks routes. ALL of their corners and safeties do a good job of keeping the receivers in front of them, and they get some good hits because of it. They clearly like to let the secondary watch the QB.

They are not all that deceptive with their blitzes. Atlanta does attack some of the more prolific passers with some standup amoeba look defense, but not a power run attack like ours. They have had some plays where they spied Newton with two linebackers.

They have about equal amounts success and failure stopping the pistol look from the Panthers. The Panthers do some things we don't with a 3 back set, but the option run game will have some success, and the option pass looks very attractive.

I think Robinson will have some success blocking up the middle. Our option set should hold the linebackers a bit, giving him the opportunity to lead in the gaps nicely.

Asante Samuels is a gambler. I will not be stunned if he sets up Wilson for a pick, nor will I be surprised if a double move works on Samuels.

The middle of that D-line is not stellar. Their D-ends like to get up the field, even against mobile QBs like Newton, and that creates escape lanes. There should be chances for Wilson to both escape and climb the pocket. I would like to see Seattle create a couple of plays designed just so Wilson can pass from a Witherspoon having to spy him look. Freezing Witherspoon can only help us. I expect a number of bootlegs just for this.

On offense, they are dangerous, as we all know. Early in the year they had some bad gameplans and were a bit greedy attacking the Raiders and Cardinals down the field, and Ryan paid with interceptions. Despite those bad games, Ryan is no joke of a QB. Against the Giants, easily the Falcons most complete game, they were a patient offense. They respected the Giants 4 man rush and didn't do as much 7 step dropping or slow developing stuff. Seattle has been vulnerable to that, especially when concentrating on taking away deep threats (ahem, Detroit) and if that is how the Falcons start the game, I will not be surprised. Rodgers on Hill or Wright is a bad matchup for us, as is Gonzalez on either of those two. They also like to run crossing routes, which has exposed Hill on occasion.

Their running game has improved as the season has gone on, but for much of the season they have been quick to give up on it. They only average 3.7 yards, and the middle of the O-line is not very good. It is pretty easy to get the run game moving sideways. They line up in some heavy sets, but a lot of that is have two tight ends on the field. I expect them to give setting up that run game a good go, but they are only trying to keep the defense honest. It's all about Matt Ryan's arm. Inside the 5, they use the power game a bit, but still, stuff it once and they are unlikely to try again. Get a lead on them, and the run game turns into a pretense.

Sherm can get into Roddy White's head. Roddy will try to get physical with him for sure. Jones isn't as much like that, but he does love to bend a ref's ear. I expect Browner to get flagged some, as he probably should.

We can get pressure. Matt Ryan does not do well on the move, and he makes his biggest mistakes under pressure. His line is biased towards pass blocking, but they do tend to run some real wide linemen sets in obvious pass spots. Ryan responds to pressure in his face with quick decisions, some good, most not. The Cardinals got him in the A and B gap a lot, and he was shaky because of it.

I will not be surprised if both teams score near 30. Seattle presents problems for 2 deep defenses, and Atlanta presents problems for every defense. Matt Ryan is pretty **** cool in the 2 and 4 minute offense, as is Russell. This game could come down to the last team to have the ball.

On special teams, we have an advantage, but if Haushka is injured, that advantage may be gone.

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His analysis actually is pretty impressive. It's more thorough than any write-up I've seen from an opposing fan. ****, it's more thorough than what we get from the "experts" whose analysis of our team usually boils down to "can't win in the playoffs".

I disagree a little with the notion that we won't run the amoeba stuff on D though. I fully expect Nolan to go all out on some 1st downs and some obvious passing downs.

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His analysis actually is pretty impressive. It's more thorough than any write-up I've seen from an opposing fan. ****, it's more thorough than what we get from the "experts" whose analysis of our team usually boils down to "can't win in the playoffs".

I disagree a little with the notion that we won't run the amoeba stuff on D though. I fully expect Nolan to go all out on some 1st downs and some obvious passing downs.

I do agree. I was expecting it to be flawed but he really did his homework on this one.

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Jones isn't as much like that, but he does love to bend a ref's ear.

I don't think Julio does much talking to the refs, and if he does I've never noticed it. I'd be curious to see examples of this. Roddy appears to talk to refs more than Julio it seems.

We definitely give up scrambling lanes for mobile quarterbacks, but I think Nolan knows this and will figure out ways to minimize Wilson's opportunities to run free.

Samuel has been money all year, I hope they test him because I know he's more than capable of shutting whomever they line up against him down.

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Jones isn't as much like that, but he does love to bend a ref's ear.

I don't think Julio does much talking to the refs, and if he does I've never noticed it. I'd be curious to see examples of this. Roddy appears to talk to refs more than Julio it seems.

We definitely give up scrambling lanes for mobile quarterbacks, but I think Nolan knows this and will figure out ways to minimize Wilson's opportunities to run free.

Samuels has been money all year, I hope they test him because I know he's more than capable of shutting whomever they line up against him down.

What is funny to me is everyone sees Cam run on us and they automatically think since he could their mobile QB can. They fail to understand it was clearly his size alone that really gave us issues. The smaller mobile QBs who can be single tackled all got hurt and didn't do very well.

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What is funny to me is everyone sees Cam run on us and they automatically think since he could their mobile QB can. They fail to understand it was clearly his size alone that really gave us issues. The smaller mobile QBs who can be single tackled all got hurt and didn't do very well.

Wilson is tougher than RG3 for sure, but I don't think he's breaking tackles like Cam did. I haven't watched a ton of Wilson this year but I did notice he tends to scramble around in the backfield leaving his passing options open. The secondary is gonna have to stay disciplined and not release their guys too soon.

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Wilson is tougher than RG3 for sure, but I don't think he's breaking tackles like Cam did. I haven't watched a ton of Wilson this year but I did notice he tends to scramble around in the backfield leaving his passing options open. The secondary is gonna have to stay disciplined and not release their guys too soon.

I am not saying he is fragile like Oooki or RG3 , he is small though so single tackling won't be a problem. I've watched a decent amount of him this year. The Miami game he did not look so good.

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Wilson is tougher than RG3 for sure, but I don't think he's breaking tackles like Cam did. I haven't watched a ton of Wilson this year but I did notice he tends to scramble around in the backfield leaving his passing options open. The secondary is gonna have to stay disciplined and not release their guys too soon.

Wilson is deceptively fast too. His running looks very effortless.

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Wilson is tougher than RG3 for sure, but I don't think he's breaking tackles like Cam did. I haven't watched a ton of Wilson this year but I did notice he tends to scramble around in the backfield leaving his passing options open. The secondary is gonna have to stay disciplined and not release their guys too soon.

Wilson generally scramble around like Fran Tarkenton. Just buying time and buying time and buying more time. His arm strength can be very inconsistent and he has tendency to overthrow sideline throws but when he doesn't, it can be a thing of beauty. He is very smart and is older for his class like Matt Ryan. He's 24 and a year older than Cam Newton. He isn't raw but I wouldn't say he is polished either. He is in the middle somewhere. His job is a lot easier than Cam, RG3, and Luck in the fact that he doesn't have a great deal of burden to carry or else he wouldn't be doing much different than Tannehill who had a fantastic year just to add. He is great in the short range region. I think we need to keep him honest but really focus on their bread and butter which is their running game.

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Yea, I have read his stuff for a few days and he has earned the respect they give him. Scott is a fan but not a homer. Completely objective analysis IMO and it's spot on.

I notice this as well. He wasn't saying ******** stuff like I constantly see on here sans a couple of posters. For the most part, most Seahawk posters are homers but he was realistic with his team. Much so, I quoted him at least two times before I created this thread as a shout-out to his work.

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Ryan against pressure isn't good?

Someone ought to be able to show the numbers of Falcons vs. the blitz this year.

Atlanta is very good on play-action and has the team speed to defend mobile QBs. That won't be the issue. If Wilson has success on the ground it will be due to an insane Lynch day.

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I notice this as well. He wasn't saying ******** stuff like I constantly see on here sans a couple of posters. For the most part, most Seahawk posters are homers but he was realistic with his team. Much so, I quoted him at least two times before I created this thread as a shout-out to his work.

While Scott would never admit it, I believe he thinks Atlanta is the worst NFC match-up for Seattle. He is hoping they win, but his brain tells him Atlanta advances...this is conjecture on my part though.

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