richardc Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 I’m sure I’ll get flamed on this, but WTH. Has AB come full circle? He bought the team and fires Dan Reeves. DR was a coach that came in and applied discipline to a faltering team. A late pick RB named Jamal Anderson emerged as the RB1 and punished defenses. An O-Line that wasn’t great, but could maul defenses when run blocking. DR loved TE’s (who doesn’t), and everyone thought he was crazy for drafting them with high picks. In 97 after a rough start, we hit a 6 or more win streak and carried that into the 98 season. Even with a 14-2 record, nobody believed in the Dirty Birds because they were not a fancy offense, but they were a low penalized, run first and run often, grind the clock team with a young nobody defense that just won games. Not a 100% direct analogy, but pretty close. I know many of you hate the AS offense, but I love it. A punishing run game does so much in setting you up to win in the NFL. YES, you do need to be able to hit some passes, but it: - Burns the clock, shortens the game, and keeps the opposing offense in the bench, minimizes opponents opportunities on offense. - Demoralizes and wears down a defense & nullifies a pass rush - Allows you to close about a game Eager to see how our defense improves. Go Falcons and it’s time to bring back the Dirty Bird! Falcon fan 4 ever, MarkMc44, Stevo and 20 others 14 8 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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