Dirtybird#11 Posted September 16, 2015 Share Posted September 16, 2015 Football is back and it couldn't have felt better! We started off the Quinn era with a W against a pretty solid team throughout the preseason and for majority of last season. But we're far from perfect. Here is a few things I seen an wanted to share with my fellow Falcon faithful. The GOODSince it was a win you've gotta start off with the positives! The biggest positive that I saw last night was the effectiveness of the run game. I mean for an OLINE that was assembled on Friday and having 1 RB out the entire preseason you gotta admit.... We looked great! It was pleasing to see a Falcons offense with balance. Also on a secondary note Tevin Coleman is easily the clear cut #1 back, but it wouldn't hurt to being in a guy like Ben Tate to give us more depth cause if he or Freeman was to go down we'd be in trouble cause I don't trust Ward. Another positive was the 1st half defense. I mean I was just wowed at how they played. Only letting up 3 points to that offense was incredible and not only that, but we got turnovers and solid pressure from the edge and the interior. Probably the biggest positive was our STs. Bryant bailed 4 FGs,Bosher pinned them deep multie times and boomed loads of kickoffs to the back of the endzone,and even without Hester we still looked best in the league in that department! My final positive is the pass blocking. Our guys up front looked dang near elite last night aside from that 1 strip sack because of Matthews, but luckily it was called back because of a PI. But all in all you couldn't help but smile to see Matt having nice time to drop back and dissect. The BADThe semi-Mike Smith heart throb in that awful 3rd qtr. Yes that's right Falcons fans who missed it we still struggled in the 3rd qtr. Idk what it is but that quarter of football is our unlucky quarter cause we never seem to be able to step on teams throats when needed. We've gotta fix that. Now I complemented the defense for playing solid in the 1st half, but in the 2nd half they where getting worked underneath. Now this is mostly contributed to Bradford dinking and dunking for the majority of the time, but I noticed something that Kelly capitalized on.... We don't have a mix up front in our front 4 guys. I seen Quinn and Smith send out 2 completely different lineups every few plays and they both had major weaknesses. Like as an example he sent TJax,Soliai,Babs,and Biermann in one lineup all of which are better run stoppers than pass rushers and Kelly ate them alive,and then when Quinn countered and put in Jarrett,Beasley,Schofield,Clayborn,etc. Kelly ran it in those sweep outside runs. Quinn IMO needs to find a good balance in the 1st and 2nd front 4 defensive units in order for us to be really ready to compete. We can't keep sending out groups of guys who all offer 1 trait to contribute... You gotta find the balance. My final bad is the SS play. Ishmael and Moore both played below average last night. Moore aside from 2 plays looked timid while Ish was smoked and immediately pulled cause he looked lost covering Sproles. We need to find someone who understands this system and get them here in this secondary before our defense can be crowned great. The UGLYYes Falcons fans it doesn't stop at bad. We had some ugly too....The 1st of 2 gripes is Biermann still trying to cover. Idk who sent him out there to cover the likes of Matthews and Sproles, but don't ever do it again. Leave Kroy doing 1 of 3 things.1.Playing STs 2.Rushing the passer3.Riding the benchThe other ugly was the play of Matt Ryan. I mean dang he looked like Andy Dalton out there at times. We need him to stop forcing things and just find that firery killer instinct. Once he gets that we'll be ready to contend, but he didn't have it once again last night. To sounds off on a great opener of Falcons football I wanna give huge props to these players cause they killed it last night! Ricardo AllenMatt BryantTevin ColemanJulio JonesDesmond TrufantRobert AlfordMatt BosherLevine ToiloloPatrick DimarcoGrady JarrettObrien SchofieldJustin DurantPaul WorrilowRoddy WhiteAnd the entire OLINE. All in all I was impressed and I hope we stay winning! Go Falcons! Rise Up!~DB#11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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