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Wilson Pressured 31% of Dropback’s, Ryan Pressured Just 12.5%


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Considering that our DL pressured Wilson 31% of dropbacks, sacked Wilson 3 times and hit him another 10 times, the lopsided score is just strange.  Add in the fact that Wilson, with 29 yards, was their leading rusher and you would have thought Falcons win....easy.

This team said all camp that we are our own worst enemy on offense.  That continued today

 

NFL Week 1 PFF ReFocused: Seattle Seahawks 38, Atlanta Falcons 25

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Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams cemented his status as one of the best pickups of the offseason with some stellar play on Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons. Adams wreaked havoc around the line of scrimmage, lending more credence to the case for Seattle to find their way to the Super Bowl.

Doubts were cast in the offseason about a Falcons defense bereft of talent. And Russell Wilson went ahead and took a blowtorch to Atlanta's secondary, burning it to pieces quarter to quarter.

 

Story Of The Game

Shown on camera, Pete Carroll looked befuddled walking off the field at the half. The Falcons were within striking distance early, trailing by five points.

The second half was an entirely different story. Do not be fooled by the 25 points for Atlanta, as two garbage-time scores came late after Seattle led 31-12 with 10 minutes left.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan passed for over 300 yards, and Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley recorded over 100 receiving yards apiece, but the unit failed to keep pace with Seattle’s scoring efficiency.

The Falcons' pass-rush did a good job of moving Wilson off his spot, bringing him to the ground with four sacks and downright outperforming Seattle's mediocre defensive line. Wilson was pressured on 30.8% of his dropbacks to Ryan’s 12.5%. The Seahawks' unremarkable play in the trenches once again looks as though it will hold them back, much like it did in 2019.

A Week 1 victory came courtesy of Wilson’s knack for the spectacular. In the fourth quarter, on second-and-29, he completed two passes for kicker Jason Myersto make a field goal on fourth-and-2. At that point, the Seahawks were on a 17-0 scoring run since halftime.

Adams was everywhere on the field. Patrolling centerfield at free safety for 40% of his total snaps, Adams showed his effectiveness in the box, on the edge and even recorded one sack off a blitz.

 Rookie Watch

  Sep 13, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) covers Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Selected at 16th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell was expected to slot right into the Falcons defense as its No.1 corner. He had a long afternoon against the likes of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Lined up at wide corner for 84% of his total snaps, he surrendered a completion on every single one of his targets in coverage.

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks, Seattle’s first-round selection this past April, made a cameo appearance with seven snaps. His presence provided the opportunity for a breather to teammates K.J. Wrightand Bobby Wagner.

This Sunday afternoon matchup was a clash of two veteran clubs. Outside of A.J. Terrell, neither team gave a considerable amount of snaps to first-year players. Terrell faces an uphill climb in the NFC South, which is home to the likes of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and D.J. Moore. He will need to improve considerably, or those opposing receivers will make wins in Atlanta difficult to come by.

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How many times did he throw that screen to the WR/TE at the sideline for a 2-4 yard gain? He threw so many short passes to set up the deep throws. Falcons didn't call those at all. So many times the middle of the field was empty. When they did go over the middle it was successful though not always deep enough on 3rd down.

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Just now, Jesus said:

How many times did he throw that screen to the WR/TE at the sideline for a 2-4 yard gain? He threw so many short passes to set up the deep throws. Falcons didn't call those at all. So many times the middle of the field was empty. When they did go over the middle it was successful though not always deep enough on 3rd down.

Koetter: "Why throw short when you can throw deep? Deep passes get more yards!"

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Seattle 38-25 Atlanta 

 
 
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Russell Wilson will get most of the credit for this win -- and he should -- but the Seahawks also got a lot of help from their bend-but-don't-break defense. The Seahawks didn't do a great job of slowing down Matt Ryan -- they surrendered 506 yards -- but they did come up with several clutch plays when they had to have them. Not only did they stop the Falcons on four different fourth-down attempts, but they also forced two turnovers in the second half with a fumble recovery and an interception. The Seahawks have now somehow won four straight regular season games where they gave up 500 or more yards.  
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No team shoots themselves in the foot better than the Atlanta Falcons, and that's exactly what they did in this game. Although the Falcons put up some impressive numbers on offense (506 total yards), they just couldn't come through on any clutch plays. Not only did they go 0 for 4 on fourth-down conversions, they also fumbled the ball away on a fake punt that they would have converted if the fumble didn't happen. Their defense also had no idea how to stop Russell Wilson. 
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3 minutes ago, Jesus said:

How many times did he throw that screen to the WR/TE at the sideline for a 2-4 yard gain? He threw so many short passes to set up the deep throws. Falcons didn't call those at all. So many times the middle of the field was empty. When they did go over the middle it was successful though not always deep enough on 3rd down.

That’s a good point.  Seattle patiently set up their shots down the field 

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29 minutes ago, atljbo said:

The Oline played straight... The play cakling on important downs mannnnnnn......and To me the DLine ran way to manu stunts and gave a short Russ open passing lanes but they was disruptive... The backend tho.... Myyyyyyyy Gawdddddddddd

We don’t seem to have go to plays in our arsenal designed specifically for critical situations where we have a high probability of making them against the team we are facing that week. 

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5 minutes ago, gazoo said:

We don’t seem to have go to plays in our arsenal designed specifically for critical situations where we have a high probability of making them against the team we are facing that week. 

i think tom brady is learning this..... thats the difference between the regular play callers and the top tier playcallers.... talent is dope to have..... A top tier playcaller makes the game easier tho... They would run a play to set up something different they are going to run out that  same formation later.

 

Its just game one like ive been told so we shall see

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4 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

 

 
 
 
 
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No team shoots themselves in the foot better than the Atlanta Falcons, and that's exactly what they did in this game. Although the Falcons put up some impressive numbers on offense (506 total yards), they just couldn't come through on any clutch plays. Not only did they go 0 for 4 on fourth-down conversions, they also fumbled the ball away on a fake punt that they would have converted if the fumble didn't happen. Their defense also had no idea how to stop Russell Wilson. 

Wow. This is who we are. This is the pinnacle of our identity since 2008. Big numbers, no substance while failing miserably on the plays that matter. We need new blood. 

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Despite getting blown out it is encouraging to see pressure being applied by the Dline and Ryan having a pocket to throw from. If that trend continues we will be fine. I expected some sloppy play from us due to not having a preseason. Honestly this team would be better off with Mike Smith. He atleast fielded a disciplined unit. Discipline has been what this team lacks most.

Also sign E.T. just do it.

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4 hours ago, gazoo said:

We don’t seem to have go to plays in our arsenal designed specifically for critical situations where we have a high probability of making them against the team we are facing that week. 

When you see Kansas City go four it on fourth down they do so from a place of confidence whereas with us it feels like Quinn is coaching for his life three drives into the season smh. 

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10 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Selected at 16th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell was expected to slot right into the Falcons defense as its No.1 corner. He had a long afternoon against the likes of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Lined up at wide corner for 84% of his total snaps, he surrendered a completion on every single one of his targets in coverage.

Yea and people wonder why some of us were not exactly happy with this selection 

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I've said it before and I will say it again. Pressured percent is a statistic that only tells a part of the story. 31 percent of the time Wilson was under pressure yet he went 31/35 for 322 yards, 4 TD's and 0 INT's. Tell me how all that pressure percent made a difference or why we should care about this statistic?

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