gazoo Posted October 3, 2022 Share Posted October 3, 2022 After 4 games my Falcons are #4 in Total Rushing Yards and Rushing Yards Per Game at 168 YP Game. Who saw this coming? I sure didn’t. It’s changed EVERYTHING and is the main reason we have been so competitive. We maintain a lot of long drives which keeps our defense fresh and particularly our pass rushing attack dogs fresh. Have you noticed our pass rush (and defense as a whole) this year isn’t just better, it does something else we haven’t seen in several years. It gets the job done when the game is on the line, this pass rush ( or run defense) steps up in the big moments of the game, when we really need to get a stop. This defense gets stops in critical moments with stuffing a run, getting pressure or a sack or a turnover on 3rd down. In the past it was always critical moments our defense would give up a 3rd and 16 or whatever. This would happen so much to us many of us became disillusioned late in games that were close, we always knew “oh no, here we go again”. If a team just needed a FG to win, had their ball at their own 25 with 1 minute left in game, that old feeling of just knowing our defense would fold is still fresh in many of our memories. I will again link this to our stalwart running attack. We are able to keep the legs of our defense fresh late in games. But it’s even more than that, it’s quality depth. We are rotating a lot of players in and out on on both offense and defense. This also keeps that playmakers fresh. For instance, on defense we see rotation with Andersen, Horne, Alford, Malone, Darren Hall getting snaps. This is a beautiful team that is being assembled, but there is more to be done. TheRisen999, Francis York Morgan, German Falcon and 24 others 16 11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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