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Beasley plotting with Quinn to get back on the sack attack train

FLOWERY BRANCH —

Vic Beasley’s return to full-time defensive end hasn’t quite been a full-time return to defensive end.

Also, those bushels of sacks that were to result in the move, well, they haven’t come yet, either.

Beasley got a sack against the Saints, his fourth over his last 15 games including the playoffs.

Posted: 2:37 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018


 

FLOWERY BRANCH —

Vic Beasley’s return to full-time defensive end hasn’t quite been a full-time return to defensive end.

Also, those bushels of sacks that were to result in the move, well, they haven’t come yet, either.

Beasley got a sack against the Saints, his fourth over his last 15 games including the playoffs.

 

In the opener against the Eagles, Beasley was still dropping into coverage. Against the Panthers, he was used to spy quarterback Cam Newton.

“Oh, I think I’m doing well,” Beasley told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution when told that the fans were looking for the pass rush. “There are a lot more opportunities out there for me, but I’m going to keep working.”

Beasley had his weekly sit-down meeting with Falcons coach Dan Quinn. They look at his film together.  

“I was really pleased with his get off,” Quinn said. “That part looked like him. The second week against Carolina we had to have him to spy some. Moving forward we’ll just get him into his normal groove and really get him up the field… We’ll see that impact.”

Beasley has to keep working on using his hands and crafting his counter moves to add to his dynamic speed rushes. 

“Most of the discussions are on the pass rush,” Quinn said. “We dig into the game plan for the week. We’ll talk about who he’s going to matchup with and how do we play him. We are making progress for sure.” 

Beasley had a sack against the Saints and was disruptive while primarily going against right tackle Ryan Ramcyck.

His sack came when he blasted by Ramcyzk. He had four other pressures despite getting chipped six times by tight ends and receivers. 

Beasley, while playing defensive end, led the league in sacks with 15.5 in 2016 and was named All-Pro. Last season, his sacks dropped to 5.5 while he split time moving back and forth to linebacker. 

“I’m thinking in the Carolina game, just spy Cam (Newton) and keep him in the pocket,” Beasley said. “With (Drew) Brees he wasn’t running around a lot so they left me off the hook and let me rush straight ahead for the most part.”

Brees was getting the ball off quickly and when the Falcons rushed just three players, Beasley had a natural double-team to contend with.

“They did put the tight end on my side a couple of times to help slow me down,” Beasley said. “We tried to get as much pressure as we could with the three-men that we had rushing on numerous plays. For the most part, I felt like we did get a couple of pressures on Brees. But we could have done a little bit better job.”

Just three games into the season, the Falcons rush numbers don’t mean much. However, they are not sparkling on the stat sheet. 

The team’s five sacks (28th) are near the bottom of the league rankings, which it tied to their inability to get off the field on third down. Teams have converted 49 percent (20 of 41) of the their third downs, which ranks 31st in the league.

“I think we were trying to get as much pressure as we could,” Beasley said. “We were not blitzing as much because we understand (Brees) ability to pick us apart. But against the Bengals, I think it will be a different game plan. 

Each week presents a different challenge and we are aware of that.”

Grady Jarrett, Deadrin Senat and Brooks Reed had two pressures each, Brian Poole and De’Vondre Campbell had one pressure each and Isaiah Oliver and Steven Means each had one half against the Saints. 

“If we all do our job, we have a chance to be successful as we want to be,” Beasley said. “If we hone into the details and go out there and try to execute the game plan as best that you possible can, I think we will be able to get pressure this week.”

The Falcons must find their pass rush while working to replace three key starters in linebacker Deion Jones (broken right foot), strong safety Keanu Neal (knee) and free safety Ricardo Allen (left Achilles).

“The organization is like next man up, next man up,” Beasley said. “It’s an opportunity for you to try to go out there and try to execute the game plan. Obviously, the missed tackles that we had against the Saints, is definitely, individually something you have to criticize yourself about, go back out on the practice field and try to correct.”

Beasley had one of the key misses when backup Saints quarterback Taysom Hill eluded him on a zone-read play and got loose for a 35-yard gain. 

“I feel like we are all good tacklers,” Beasley said. “We all just made a couple of mistakes. We know we are better than that. We’ll do better. We’ll do better.”

The defense will receive a boost with the return of defensive end Takk McKinley, who has two sacks on the season. 

“No doubt, Takk brings great energy to the defense,” Beasley said. “We love having that energy on the defense and on the sidelines. That definitely makes a difference in the game.”

 

 

I really hope this helps because Beasley talent wise is one of the most talented rushers the NFL has had .... More active hands alone would be HUGE to his game.

Co,e on Coach... We need Vic more consistent

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Couple of things here:

1.  Just relying on Beasley and Takk to rush the passer was never a good idea

2.  'Rushed 3' against Brees.  Again not a good idea when you have 3 great pass rushers on the field.  When it's Beasley, Reed, and another guy while Grady Jarrett drops into coverage.....  that's just sad.

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4 minutes ago, atljbo said:

i know they said freeney used to look at film with vic .... hopefully this film room meetings helps alot.

 

 

Yeah, I wish Beasley would learn to use his get off and elite change of direction to get tackles off balance more often. I remember guys like Abraham and Freeney were so good at getting tackles off balance and bull rushing them right into the QB. I still remember when Abraham bull rushed Jake Long and knocked him on his butt on his way to the QB. Jake Long had to have at least 80 lbs on Abraham, but it doesn't matter when you get them off balance.

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Beasley used to have the best get off I’ve ever seen. I just knew he was going to terrorize tackles in this league but his game has stagnated. Im sure he’ll eventually get it together but thats only if he really wants to.

His tools for the game are definitely there. Use them.

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Taking into consideration Vic is asked to play linebacker or spy a QB like Cam Newton, I don't understand why more fans don't understand that naturally his sack numbers are going to be lower. It's not his fault if coach Quinn has him playing a role that will take him away from rushing the passer.

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8 minutes ago, Rod23 said:

Taking into consideration Vic is asked to play linebacker or spy a QB like Cam Newton, I don't understand why more fans don't understand that naturally his sack numbers are going to be lower. It's not his fault if coach Quinn has him playing a role that will take him away from rushing the passer.

I think that is part of it, but Beasley is not impacting the game like he is should be. Last week, he struggled to get pressure on Brees consistently. Granted, they did give him extra attention which played a part, but he missed key tackles on two third downs against their wild cat. A player of Beasley's caliber should be making those plays. I feel like Beasley is the type of player who needs his confidence back.

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43 minutes ago, PeytonMannings Forehead said:

We need to get this backend tightened up and Takk back on the field and I think we'll see this thing ratchet up a bit.

If Quinn and Manuel get their head start out of their backsides putting Beasley and Jarrett in coverage like staight idiots

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He is 6-3 and 246 lbs and trying to get past tackles 6-6 and 300+ lbs - he has to have speed or quickness to get by them.  This requires effort and desire on his part or tackles can basically just play patty-cakes with him and keep the QB untouched.

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2 hours ago, Sun Tzu 7 said:

Couple of things here:

1.  Just relying on Beasley and Takk to rush the passer was never a good idea

2.  'Rushed 3' against Brees.  Again not a good idea when you have 3 great pass rushers on the field.  When it's Beasley, Reed, and another guy while Grady Jarrett drops into coverage.....  that's just sad.

I was livid to see Grady drop back...

Vic Beasley has lost that fire he had in him.

Nobody can help him except him.

We fans dont have a **** choice but, to stay hopeful that SACKS come in when we absolutely need it.

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1 hour ago, Rod23 said:

Taking into consideration Vic is asked to play linebacker or spy a QB like Cam Newton, I don't understand why more fans don't understand that naturally his sack numbers are going to be lower. It's not his fault if coach Quinn has him playing a role that will take him away from rushing the passer.

It was not on all plays even with being a Spy he still needs to freakin TACKLE! 

We dont care if he gets enough sacks as long as he disrupts the play and looks dominating in trenches.

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2 hours ago, Jpg428gggg said:

Yeah, I wish Beasley would learn to use his get off and elite change of direction to get tackles off balance more often. I remember guys like Abraham and Freeney were so good at getting tackles off balance and bull rushing them right into the QB. I still remember when Abraham bull rushed Jake Long and knocked him on his butt on his way to the QB. Jake Long had to have at least 80 lbs on Abraham, but it doesn't matter when you get them off balance.

Beasley needs to watch this tape.

 

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