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My official thoughts on the Saints and Panthers victories.

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After a 1-7 start before the bye week, it looked like this was setting up to be our worse season since 2007 (when we went 4-12) or even 1996 when we went (3-13) with a historically bad defense. We came into the bye week wondering what would happen on the road against our division rivals of the Saints and Panthers, realizing how much worse it could be. We come into the Saints and Panthers games on the road, and we end up winning by shocking scores of 26-9 and 29-3. I didn't see this coming at all. 6 sacks on Drew Brees when we only had like 7 sacks all year coming into the game? All those INT's we forced against Kyle Allen when we only had a few all year?

Never in my lifetime I've seen a really bad football team have a turn around like this way too late. So apparently from what I've read, during the bye week we changed our coaching staff. Dan Quinn is no longer handling the defensive side of the ball, Jeff Ulbrich has taken over as the new defensive coordinator and Raheem Morris switched from wide receivers coach to defensive backs coach, and wholy s**t it has made a drastic difference. WHERE THE HECK HAS THIS BEEN ALL SEASON LONG! It's frustrating man.

I'm excited to play spoiler on the Saints #1 seed chances and continue to own Panthers, but at the same time, there's a certain way I feel. It's hard for me to not be upset at Dan Quinn for screwing our defense up the 1st half of the year when the potential was there all along. Another year of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones wasted. What if we go 7-1 the rest of the year or 6-2 and get to 7-9 or 8-8? Will this carry onto next season?

I honestly don't know because it's not promised we'll have this similar production we've put up the past two games against the Saints and Panthers, ****, we may not have this production against the 49ers in San Fran or the Jags at home. What if it's because we are playing our division rivals? Anyways, I want to bring up some mind blowing stats and streaks the Falcons broke in this past 2 games against the Saints and Panthers, a lot of these are amazing, positive or sad at the same time. 

 

1. We held the Panthers scoreless for the first 3 quarters, only the 2nd time the Panthers have been shut out the first 3 quarters in the Ron Rivera era.

2. Kenjon Barner's 78 yard punt return against the Panthers, was our 1st return of ANYTHING (punt or kickoff) we've had since Devin Hester in 2014. Not surprised. I remember in 2016 we would always have bad starting field position, but it didn't matter because of how high powered our offense was. 

3. After the recent Falcons-Saints match up between Matt Ryan & Drew Brees, Matt Ryan & Drew Brees have now surpassed Dan Marino & Jim Kelly for the most match ups between two quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era. This was Matt Ryan & Drew Brees’ 22nd match up. It's amazing how this is overlooked, but they've played so many times since 2008! 

4. After our 26-9 victory over the Saints, the Falcons held an opponent WITHOUT a TD for the first time since 2012 against the Giants when we won 34-0. The Falcons had the longest streak of at least 1 TD allowed per/game in NFL history at 106 games. Very sad statistic when you think about it, this tells you how bad the defenses have always been with Matt Ryan as our QB, but hey, at least we finally broke the streak. 

5. First time since 2003 a team with a record of 1-7 or worse defeats a team with a record of 7-1 or better. I'd like to know if the match up in 2003 were division rivals or not, but bottom line is, I think it has more to do with how talented the Falcons were, but we've been coached up so badly all year. We have way too much talent to had been 1-7 or now 3-7. 

6. We also ended the Saints' streak of 110 consecutive home games in which they reached double-digits in scoring. First time since 2005 a team holds the Saints under 10 points in the Super Dome. That was the year before the Drew Brees & Sean Payton era, which means that was the first time we ever held them without a TD in the Super Dome! Hey strange things can happen in a heated rivalry right? 

 

I'm just scratching my head. After all of these streaks, and how our defense has had this amazing turnaround. Just unbelievable. I still have every reason to be upset at Dan Quinn tho. The question will be, can we have a similar DEFENSIVE performance against a non-division rival like the 49ers. Can we do this against the Jaguars, an AFC team? Can we snap our 8 game losing streak to AFC teams at home? Haven't won an AFC home game since the Texans in 2015. Would love to do that against the Jaguars so it'll set up next season for us on a positive note. 

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Just a quick correction - DQ is still handling the defensive side of the ball. Previously, he was handling defensive gameplan and playcalling. He gave playcalling to Ulbrich after the Texans game, and Ulbrich called plays in the Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Saints, and Panthers games. After the bye, this is what things look like:

DQ: Defensive gameplan, DL, HC duties (ie: better execution/limiting penalties)

RM: Defensive backs coach, 3rd down and 2 minute playcalling

JU: LB coach, 1st and 2nd down playcalling

So, Quinn is still handling gameplan, which is imho where he excels - just look at all the articles before he came here. He's a film buff who would show his defense expected plays out of different looks to prep them, and guys like Sherman directly attributed big INTs to his prep. That's also why he struggles to prep vs Shanny - Shanny disguises looks all day.

Morris is handling defensive backs beautifully; communication and coverage has been profoundly better. Ulbrich and Morris are also handling playcalling duties very well. But this whole idea that our defense is playing better because "Quinn isn't involved," not that he doesn't have too much on his plate anymore and was trying to hide awful coverage with scheme (and failing), is ridiculous. HCs who call defensive plays are few and far between, especially those who do so successfully. Carroll hasn't. Before this year, Beli hadn't. Etc, etc.

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Dawn's public comment after demolishing Saints and Panthers the past 2 weeks: 

Too bad the Falcons and Quinn didn't turn things around like this earlier in the season while they could've made a reasonable run to make the playoffs.

 

Dawn's brain after demolishing Saints and Panthers the last 2 weeks:

 

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24 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

Dawn's public comment after demolishing Saints and Panthers the past 2 weeks: 

Too bad the Falcons and Quinn didn't turn things around like this earlier in the season while they could've made a reasonable run to make the playoffs.

 

Dawn's brain after demolishing Saints and Panthers the last 2 weeks:

 

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^^^^^^^^^^ especially when people at work are forced to talk about more important things in life and not bring up how pathetic the team is playing

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1 hour ago, Francis York Morgan said:

Just a quick correction - DQ is still handling the defensive side of the ball. Previously, he was handling defensive gameplan and playcalling. He gave playcalling to Ulbrich after the Texans game, and Ulbrich called plays in the Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Saints, and Panthers games. After the bye, this is what things look like:

DQ: Defensive gameplan, DL, HC duties (ie: better execution/limiting penalties)

RM: Defensive backs coach, 3rd down and 2 minute playcalling

JU: LB coach, 1st and 2nd down playcalling

So, Quinn is still handling gameplan, which is imho where he excels - just look at all the articles before he came here. He's a film buff who would show his defense expected plays out of different looks to prep them, and guys like Sherman directly attributed big INTs to his prep. That's also why he struggles to prep vs Shanny - Shanny disguises looks all day.

Morris is handling defensive backs beautifully; communication and coverage has been profoundly better. Ulbrich and Morris are also handling playcalling duties very well. But this whole idea that our defense is playing better because "Quinn isn't involved," not that he doesn't have too much on his plate anymore and was trying to hide awful coverage with scheme (and failing), is ridiculous. HCs who call defensive plays are few and far between, especially those who do so successfully. Carroll hasn't. Before this year, Beli hadn't. Etc, etc.

It still blows my mind Quinn the play-caller had such a toxic result on Quinn the guru game-planner's prep. Why would there be such a disconnect? How could a mastermind of game-planning get the execution of that plan so horribly wrong? I'm trying to understand, but how this mess went on for half a season under Quinn's direct control still just leaves me befuddled.

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2 hours ago, mqg96 said:

After a 1-7 start before the bye week, it looked like this was setting up to be our worse season since 2007 (when we went 4-12) or even 1996 when we went (3-13) with a historically bad defense. We came into the bye week wondering what would happen on the road against our division rivals of the Saints and Panthers, realizing how much worse it could be. We come into the Saints and Panthers games on the road, and we end up winning by shocking scores of 26-9 and 29-3. I didn't see this coming at all. 6 sacks on Drew Brees when we only had like 7 sacks all year coming into the game? All those INT's we forced against Kyle Allen when we only had a few all year?

Never in my lifetime I've seen a really bad football team have a turn around like this way too late. So apparently from what I've read, during the bye week we changed our coaching staff. Dan Quinn is no longer handling the defensive side of the ball, Jeff Ulbrich has taken over as the new defensive coordinator and Raheem Morris switched from wide receivers coach to defensive backs coach, and wholy s**t it has made a drastic difference. WHERE THE HECK HAS THIS BEEN ALL SEASON LONG! It's frustrating man.

 

Some here are saying that Quinn has now saved his job. If nothing else it has blatantly exposed where the problem has been. It has been the 'village idiot' we have for a coach (DQ needs to take care of Pete Carroll big time). Rah-Rah!

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32 minutes ago, Smiler11 said:

I'm not sure what makes them official thoughts? :lol: 

I haven't been on this site much. I wanted to analyze the Saints game right afterwards but I didn't have time. So I waited until after the Panthers game, and after two great performances on the road against our division rivals, I decided it was time to do this now. 

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2 hours ago, mqg96 said:

After a 1-7 start before the bye week, it looked like this was setting up to be our worse season since 2007 (when we went 4-12) or even 1996 when we went (3-13) with a historically bad defense. We came into the bye week wondering what would happen on the road against our division rivals of the Saints and Panthers, realizing how much worse it could be. We come into the Saints and Panthers games on the road, and we end up winning by shocking scores of 26-9 and 29-3. I didn't see this coming at all. 6 sacks on Drew Brees when we only had like 7 sacks all year coming into the game? All those INT's we forced against Kyle Allen when we only had a few all year?

Never in my lifetime I've seen a really bad football team have a turn around like this way too late. So apparently from what I've read, during the bye week we changed our coaching staff. Dan Quinn is no longer handling the defensive side of the ball, Jeff Ulbrich has taken over as the new defensive coordinator and Raheem Morris switched from wide receivers coach to defensive backs coach, and wholy s**t it has made a drastic difference. WHERE THE HECK HAS THIS BEEN ALL SEASON LONG! It's frustrating man.

I'm excited to play spoiler on the Saints #1 seed chances and continue to own Panthers, but at the same time, there's a certain way I feel. It's hard for me to not be upset at Dan Quinn for screwing our defense up the 1st half of the year when the potential was there all along. Another year of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones wasted. What if we go 7-1 the rest of the year or 6-2 and get to 7-9 or 8-8? Will this carry onto next season?

I honestly don't know because it's not promised we'll have this similar production we've put up the past two games against the Saints and Panthers, ****, we may not have this production against the 49ers in San Fran or the Jags at home. What if it's because we are playing our division rivals? Anyways, I want to bring up some mind blowing stats and streaks the Falcons broke in this past 2 games against the Saints and Panthers, a lot of these are amazing, positive or sad at the same time. 

 

1. We held the Panthers scoreless for the first 3 quarters, only the 2nd time the Panthers have been shut out the first 3 quarters in the Ron Rivera era.

2. Kenjon Barner's 78 yard punt return against the Panthers, was our 1st return of ANYTHING (punt or kickoff) we've had since Devin Hester in 2014. Not surprised. I remember in 2016 we would always have bad starting field position, but it didn't matter because of how high powered our offense was. 

3. After the recent Falcons-Saints match up between Matt Ryan & Drew Brees, Matt Ryan & Drew Brees have now surpassed Dan Marino & Jim Kelly for the most match ups between two quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era. This was Matt Ryan & Drew Brees’ 22nd match up. It's amazing how this is overlooked, but they've played so many times since 2008! 

4. After our 26-9 victory over the Saints, the Falcons held an opponent WITHOUT a TD for the first time since 2012 against the Giants when we won 34-0. The Falcons had the longest streak of at least 1 TD allowed per/game in NFL history at 106 games. Very sad statistic when you think about it, this tells you how bad the defenses have always been with Matt Ryan as our QB, but hey, at least we finally broke the streak. 

5. First time since 2003 a team with a record of 1-7 or worse defeats a team with a record of 7-1 or better. I'd like to know if the match up in 2003 were division rivals or not, but bottom line is, I think it has more to do with how talented the Falcons were, but we've been coached up so badly all year. We have way too much talent to had been 1-7 or now 3-7. 

6. We also ended the Saints' streak of 110 consecutive home games in which they reached double-digits in scoring. First time since 2005 a team holds the Saints under 10 points in the Super Dome. That was the year before the Drew Brees & Sean Payton era, which means that was the first time we ever held them without a TD in the Super Dome! Hey strange things can happen in a heated rivalry right? 

 

I'm just scratching my head. After all of these streaks, and how our defense has had this amazing turnaround. Just unbelievable. I still have every reason to be upset at Dan Quinn tho. The question will be, can we have a similar DEFENSIVE performance against a non-division rival like the 49ers. Can we do this against the Jaguars, an AFC team? Can we snap our 8 game losing streak to AFC teams at home? Haven't won an AFC home game since the Texans in 2015. Would love to do that against the Jaguars so it'll set up next season for us on a positive note. 

I wish we could play some AFC games right now to see where we are really at. That would be the real test. I'd love to go up against the Ravens, Patriots or Chiefs or even an average AFC team just to see if we really have turned a corner.

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1 minute ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

I wish we could play some AFC games right now to see where we are really at. That would be the real test. I'd love to go up against the Ravens, Patriots or Chiefs or even an average AFC team just to see if we really have turned a corner.

I wouldn't.  I would like to enjoy this feeling for a little while...

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If you watch the games it simple to see and understand. We stopped running the 5-2 and 3-4 variants. Its plain as day if you watch and there isn't some mystery or conspiracy or magical button that was pressed. Why didnt those work is a question sure. But how things got turned around is easy.

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2 hours ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

I wish we could play some AFC games right now to see where we are really at. That would be the real test. I'd love to go up against the Ravens, Patriots or Chiefs or even an average AFC team just to see if we really have turned a corner.

You just reminded me. Since 2016, Dan Quinn has had a winning record against our division foes every year, but since 2016, we’ve had a losing record vs the AFC every year. Only in Dan Quinn’s first season we had a losing record against our own division and had a winning record vs the AFC. After the first game over the Bucs in 2016 and the win over the Broncos in Denver, the stats flipped over starting with the Saints win in New Orleans on Monday Night and the Chargers loss. 
 

It’s great and most important to be successful against your own division, but if you can’t beat AFC teams, you’re still going to have a low chance of making the playoffs, you won’t even win your division. We can’t win the Super Bowl without beating the AFC. Take away the AFC, we’ve had a winning record vs the NFC every year since 2016, yes, even in 2018, we were 7-5 vs the NFC but our 0-4 record vs the AFC made us 7-9. 

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31 minutes ago, mqg96 said:

You just reminded me. Since 2016, Dan Quinn has had a winning record against our division foes every year, but since 2016, we’ve had a losing record vs the AFC every year. Only in Dan Quinn’s first season we had a losing record against our own division and had a winning record vs the AFC. After the first game over the Bucs in 2016 and the win over the Broncos in Denver, the stats flipped over starting with the Saints win in New Orleans on Monday Night and the Chargers loss. 
 

It’s great and most important to be successful against your own division, but if you can’t beat AFC teams, you’re still going to have a low chance of making the playoffs, you won’t even win your division. We can’t win the Super Bowl without beating the AFC. Take away the AFC, we’ve had a winning record vs the NFC every year since 2016, yes, even in 2018, we were 7-5 vs the NFC but our 0-4 record vs the AFC made us 7-9. 

Even in preseason afc teams have our number. We finally beat the Jags the last preseason game. We get another shot at them in a month or so 

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53 minutes ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

Even in preseason afc teams have our number. We finally beat the Jags the last preseason game. We get another shot at them in a month or so 

We ended our preseason losing streak against the Jaguars. Let’s end our AFC home & overall losing streaks against the Jaguars. Carry that into the 2020 preseason and regular season, let’s see what happens. 

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4 hours ago, PokerSteve said:

It still blows my mind Quinn the play-caller had such a toxic result on Quinn the guru game-planner's prep. Why would there be such a disconnect? How could a mastermind of game-planning get the execution of that plan so horribly wrong? I'm trying to understand, but how this mess went on for half a season under Quinn's direct control still just leaves me befuddled.

It is mind-blowing how this team week after week just couldn't/wouldn't get it right, even though there was plenty of evidence on tape showing the poor to nonexistent communication on defense. Ricardo Allen even stated that too many of the players (himself included) were looking to make splash plays instead of just doing their actual job. The defensive personnel was clearly not working with each other. You would think after the Titans game that Quinn would have gotten things straightened out, but no. Instead, he allowed the season to get out of hand. I (speculating) think Quinn is too much of a player's coach to ride the guys for playing like garbage and wanted to trust that his team leaders would eventually step up and speak up. Maybe Quinn should have been more of an enforcer instead of a buddy. It took the loud rumblings of guys getting fired for proper measures to be taken, and that is not a sign of good leadership. If Quinn survives this season, then I'd hope he has learned his lesson.

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9 hours ago, mqg96 said:

After a 1-7 start before the bye week, it looked like this was setting up to be our worse season since 2007 (when we went 4-12) or even 1996 when we went (3-13) with a historically bad defense. We came into the bye week wondering what would happen on the road against our division rivals of the Saints and Panthers, realizing how much worse it could be. We come into the Saints and Panthers games on the road, and we end up winning by shocking scores of 26-9 and 29-3. I didn't see this coming at all. 6 sacks on Drew Brees when we only had like 7 sacks all year coming into the game? All those INT's we forced against Kyle Allen when we only had a few all year?

Never in my lifetime I've seen a really bad football team have a turn around like this way too late. So apparently from what I've read, during the bye week we changed our coaching staff. Dan Quinn is no longer handling the defensive side of the ball, Jeff Ulbrich has taken over as the new defensive coordinator and Raheem Morris switched from wide receivers coach to defensive backs coach, and wholy s**t it has made a drastic difference. WHERE THE HECK HAS THIS BEEN ALL SEASON LONG! It's frustrating man.

I'm excited to play spoiler on the Saints #1 seed chances and continue to own Panthers, but at the same time, there's a certain way I feel. It's hard for me to not be upset at Dan Quinn for screwing our defense up the 1st half of the year when the potential was there all along. Another year of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones wasted. What if we go 7-1 the rest of the year or 6-2 and get to 7-9 or 8-8? Will this carry onto next season?

I honestly don't know because it's not promised we'll have this similar production we've put up the past two games against the Saints and Panthers, ****, we may not have this production against the 49ers in San Fran or the Jags at home. What if it's because we are playing our division rivals? Anyways, I want to bring up some mind blowing stats and streaks the Falcons broke in this past 2 games against the Saints and Panthers, a lot of these are amazing, positive or sad at the same time. 

 

1. We held the Panthers scoreless for the first 3 quarters, only the 2nd time the Panthers have been shut out the first 3 quarters in the Ron Rivera era.

2. Kenjon Barner's 78 yard punt return against the Panthers, was our 1st return of ANYTHING (punt or kickoff) we've had since Devin Hester in 2014. Not surprised. I remember in 2016 we would always have bad starting field position, but it didn't matter because of how high powered our offense was. 

3. After the recent Falcons-Saints match up between Matt Ryan & Drew Brees, Matt Ryan & Drew Brees have now surpassed Dan Marino & Jim Kelly for the most match ups between two quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era. This was Matt Ryan & Drew Brees’ 22nd match up. It's amazing how this is overlooked, but they've played so many times since 2008! 

4. After our 26-9 victory over the Saints, the Falcons held an opponent WITHOUT a TD for the first time since 2012 against the Giants when we won 34-0. The Falcons had the longest streak of at least 1 TD allowed per/game in NFL history at 106 games. Very sad statistic when you think about it, this tells you how bad the defenses have always been with Matt Ryan as our QB, but hey, at least we finally broke the streak. 

5. First time since 2003 a team with a record of 1-7 or worse defeats a team with a record of 7-1 or better. I'd like to know if the match up in 2003 were division rivals or not, but bottom line is, I think it has more to do with how talented the Falcons were, but we've been coached up so badly all year. We have way too much talent to had been 1-7 or now 3-7. 

6. We also ended the Saints' streak of 110 consecutive home games in which they reached double-digits in scoring. First time since 2005 a team holds the Saints under 10 points in the Super Dome. That was the year before the Drew Brees & Sean Payton era, which means that was the first time we ever held them without a TD in the Super Dome! Hey strange things can happen in a heated rivalry right? 

 

I'm just scratching my head. After all of these streaks, and how our defense has had this amazing turnaround. Just unbelievable. I still have every reason to be upset at Dan Quinn tho. The question will be, can we have a similar DEFENSIVE performance against a non-division rival like the 49ers. Can we do this against the Jaguars, an AFC team? Can we snap our 8 game losing streak to AFC teams at home? Haven't won an AFC home game since the Texans in 2015. Would love to do that against the Jaguars so it'll set up next season for us on a positive note. 

Jags vs Colts (Leftwich vs Manning) 

They had allowed over 20 points in the first 9 games and won 2 of those.  7 of those nine they allowed 24 or more.

After that game they allowed less than 20 point in 5 of 7 remaining games and only allowed 21 and 27 to the other two teams.  Defense stepped up much better, went 2-7 and ended up 5-11.

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7 hours ago, Smiler11 said:

I'm not sure what makes them official thoughts? :lol: 

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7 hours ago, PokerSteve said:

It still blows my mind Quinn the play-caller had such a toxic result on Quinn the guru game-planner's prep. Why would there be such a disconnect? How could a mastermind of game-planning get the execution of that plan so horribly wrong? I'm trying to understand, but how this mess went on for half a season under Quinn's direct control still just leaves me befuddled.

Can't chew gum and walk at the same time?

Kidding aside... this is why I am not convinced Quinn should stay. He can get things right from time to time but he has demonstrated a propensity for really bad decisions as well. Bad decisions like the best DB coach on the team coaching the WR's, the ST guy coaching the RB's while the former RB coached ST's. The Sark hire might not have been terrible but it certainly wasn't the most savvy of moves. Moving Kazee from where he was good to a position where he wasn't good. You can just go on and on with it seems at the moment that DQ bad decisions needlessly cost us the season.

So as you say... DQ is maddening.

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7 hours ago, PokerSteve said:

It still blows my mind Quinn the play-caller had such a toxic result on Quinn the guru game-planner's prep. Why would there be such a disconnect? How could a mastermind of game-planning get the execution of that plan so horribly wrong? I'm trying to understand, but how this mess went on for half a season under Quinn's direct control still just leaves me befuddled.

I think the big thing was that he overestimated how well our guys communicate and comprehend on the back end. Coverage woes were by far and away the biggest issue we faced for the first half of the season. If the coverage wasn't blown, it was usually still poor.

Guys like Rico, Tru, Oliver etc kept saying they knew what the team was going to do and were put in the right position but couldn't get it done. I think the biggest issue was our coach in the secondary and Quinn trying to compensate with running more complicated looks. Quinn would gameplan just fine, but he was overthinking it with his calls - don't listen to the people saying it's "simple," he was running a lot of convoluted garbage. It's way simplified now, and Morris has the DBs playing far better. Our pass rush win rate was good even in the early games, and now the coverage is up to snuff too.

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8 hours ago, Francis York Morgan said:

Just a quick correction - DQ is still handling the defensive side of the ball. Previously, he was handling defensive gameplan and playcalling. He gave playcalling to Ulbrich after the Texans game, and Ulbrich called plays in the Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Saints, and Panthers games. After the bye, this is what things look like:

DQ: Defensive gameplan, DL, HC duties (ie: better execution/limiting penalties)

RM: Defensive backs coach, 3rd down and 2 minute playcalling

JU: LB coach, 1st and 2nd down playcalling

So, Quinn is still handling gameplan, which is imho where he excels - just look at all the articles before he came here. He's a film buff who would show his defense expected plays out of different looks to prep them, and guys like Sherman directly attributed big INTs to his prep. That's also why he struggles to prep vs Shanny - Shanny disguises looks all day.

Morris is handling defensive backs beautifully; communication and coverage has been profoundly better. Ulbrich and Morris are also handling playcalling duties very well. But this whole idea that our defense is playing better because "Quinn isn't involved," not that he doesn't have too much on his plate anymore and was trying to hide awful coverage with scheme (and failing), is ridiculous. HCs who call defensive plays are few and far between, especially those who do so successfully. Carroll hasn't. Before this year, Beli hadn't. Etc, etc.

^^^^nailed it

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