IronHead34 Posted November 30, 2015 Share Posted November 30, 2015 While we are seeing the Falcon's offense slip and fall (over and over and over) I think we have to look at the Defense around the league. They are better. I think teams are finally finding a way around all of the Offense friendly rules. Look at some of the DB's back out there, its like nothing we have seen: Sherman, Peterson, Honey Badger, the entire Bengals secondary, etc. The Broncos (without Manning) beat the unbeaten Pats last night due to their pressure. Shoot, even Atlanta has some great DB's out there. Teams have learned that a thumper back there at Safety does not get it done. Troy Palmalamalu (sp?) types are a dying bread. Get more guys who can read QB's, tip passes, get INT's are the thing now. LB's who can cover, disguise packages, are the thing. Put that out there with a predictable offense (like ours) along with the growing pains of a new system (like us) and it spells doom. To combat this, look how teams have started to work the two back system. We have a resurgence in the running game to try and keep teams fresh (not just us, but many teams). The Bengals have two good backs, not great, but good enough. The Rams have one of the top RB's, and the old guys are making a comeback (AP, Jonathan Stewart, Gore, Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory) along with QB's who can rush. Not just Cam either, I saw Andy Dalton rush for some decent gains yesterday. Two QB's have over 300 yards right now (Wilson and Cam) and Alex Smith (yes, THAT Alex Smith) is right behind them. It's a different NFL. The passer is no longer the king as the Defenses have had to evolve. You need more than balance. You need creativity (again, the Bengals might lead the league in that) and you need options to be a good offense. The Falcons just do not have a creative playbook at this time. It is predictable and slow. That is just one key to our issue. We are trying to run an outdated offense. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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