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During The Falcons 5 Game Losing Streak, They Have Allowed 167.6 Rushing Yards Per Game

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In the last decade, only one team has allowed a higher per game average: The 2010 Buffalo Bills at 169.6 YPG (who finished 4-12 BTW which is still possible for this current Falcons team). But, but... it's always "fast and physical" "speed and quickness ONLY!" "The lighter the better!" 4 seasons in Dan Quinn. 4 seasons of coaching, draft, and FA! This is what we get! 

 

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vs. Packers: 138 yds

Aaron Jones: 78 yds 

Aaron Rodgers: 44 yds

Jamaal Williams: 17 yds

DeShone Kizer: -1 yd

 

vs. Ravens: 207 yds

Gus Edwards: 82 yds

Lamar Jackson: 75 yds

Kenneth Dixon: 37 yds

Ty Montgomery: 13 yds 

 

vs Saints: 150 yds

Alvin Kamara: 89 yds

Mark Ingram: 52 yds

Taysom Hill: 13 yds

Drew Brees: -4 yds 

 

vs Cowboys: 132 yds

Ezekiel Elliott: 122 yds

Dak Prescott: 5 yds

Jourdan Lewis: 5 yds

 

vs Browns: 211 yds

Nick Chubb: 176 yds

Baker Mayfield: 20 yds

Duke Johnson: 15 yds

 

138+207+150+132+211 = 838

838/5 = 167.5 yards per game

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, falcons007 said:

DQ needs to bring in real defensive guy and let him run the defense. It’s amazing how Seahawks retooled their defense with out the players from legion of boom.

That's what I've been saying all year. We have to remember that Quinn never built that defense in Seattle. Carroll or whoever the GM was at the time did. Quinn was at Florida before he came there when the Legion of Boom was already built. Quinn was just the perfect DC at the right time for the Seahawks to win the championship. 

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If EVERYONE was healthy there was still a HUGE flaw with the defense.

Dontari Poe, Adrian Clayborne, & Courtney Upshaw walked out the door.

They drafted a 3rd round DT and thought that would be a good enough band aid.  So did about 75% of the people on this board.  Seriously,  how much insane production did they expect to get from Jarrett, Beasley, and Takk? 

Only after they started losing did they bring in more bodies like Means in a too little too late maneuver. 

Neal might have shaved a little off of that average but they still needed the beef up front to keep Jones clean.  But instead of doubling down and getting 2 or 3 guys for the dline between draft an FA they drafted a WR and CB.  Again Ridley may turn out to be a good player but the Falcons desperately needed help up front.

Now since they kicked the can down the road they STILL need help up front on the dline but they also need OL help too.

 

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As the league and offenses evolve our defensive philosophy may need some tweaking. Fast and physical sounds great until they are getting literally thrown all over the field. Our team is a domestic violence case waiting to happen. 

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Problem: You're comparing a 16 game season to a 5 game sample. These two things aren't equal. On the season, the Falcons are at 131 yards per game given up. Not good, but not the numbers you're concocting here. Last year they were 9th in rush yards given up on defense (1672 yards) with the same philosophy, so it works until it doesn't...giving everyone something to ***** about.  

You can blame a "philosophy" but just because he says it, doesn't mean it's not something that they (and really, ALL teams) look for in players. There's FAR too many variables to consider. This year too many of those variables went against our favor. Assuming things get back to normal and everyone comes back at full speed, it should swing back in our favor for the next season. Sometimes you have to take a down year or two. With the heart of the defense back, things should trend back up. NFL is built to be cyclical (exclusions: Browns, Patriots). For the most part it is. Sometimes, you just take a year and get back on the top half.

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1 hour ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

Terrible angles, terrible tackling, no discipline and just a complete lack of effort or care.

But on the bright side, that gives almost everybody something to work on in practice this week. :D

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15 minutes ago, Duff_Man said:

Problem: You're comparing a 16 game season to a 5 game sample. These two things aren't equal. On the season, the Falcons are at 131 yards per game given up. Not good, but not the numbers you're concocting here. Last year they were 9th in rush yards given up on defense (1672 yards) with the same philosophy, so it works until it doesn't...giving everyone something to ***** about.  

I'm not comparing the full 16 game season. I was always going by this 5 game losing streak period. 

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Football isn't rocket science. If you can't stop the run and you can't get to the QB you won't win much. It's essential to at least stop one or the other. You have to at least make a team 1 dimensional. Everyone is having their way with this team any way they want to. Add to that a struggling rushing offense and an offensive line that's allowing Matt Ryan to get punished early and often and you have a recipe for failure.

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