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  1. Secondary. What Say You?

    Can someone answer a question I've had all week about our secondary matchup - we keep on talking about how we are matching up our corners against their WRs 1 on 1. However, don't we mostly play a zone scheme? When we talk about McClain having to chase Michael Floyd around the field for drives, is that actually true? Isn't it his job to take a portion of the field and ensure no one completes a pass in his zone?  To me, it seems like the logical thing to do is to play a cover-3 zone with our safeties back to prevent the long ball and have the 2 best coverage LBs in the league roam the center of the field and punish whomever is dumb enough to go across the middle. I think we should let Palmer throw the 4-5 yard passes and try to beat us having to go the length of the field in 20 plays. There is no way he can drive down the field throwing short passes without making a mistake.
  2. Preach it, Norman! Preach!

    Why are you worried about Tolbert? I believe Tolbert could potentially ball out this game with Stewart coming back. I like knowing that if Stewart gets tired we can bring in a bowling ball to continue to tire out the defense. With Seattle playing a physical game yesterday, and having to travel cross-country again, having a running game continue to pound is the key to winning. 
  3. See you guys Sunday

    We are actually favored by 2 1/2. The "-" means we are giving them 2 1/2 points. Now, what this really means is that Vegas believes the Seahawks are a 1/2 point better on a neutral field since home field is worth 3 points. If you want to feel disrespected, consider the fact that we have won 15 games, have the MVP on our side, have already beat them this year at their place, AND we are still considered a lessor team by the "experts".
  4. Here's a question - do we have CAP activated in case Stew has a setback? I wouldn't say CAP was a world beater during his time as a starter but I think we could at least move forward without changing our gameplan if he had to play. However, would that cost us a roster spot for special teams? I can see this game coming down to our ability to contain Lockette and that roster spot may be important. Or would we just go back to having Wegher deactivated and have CAP as our change of pace back?
  5. 2015 Draft

    People that are worried about Funchess need to look around the league to see what other rookie WRs are doing. Last year's WR rookie class was a once in a generation class with stars coming out at the position. Looking at rookie receiving stats this year, Funchess is sitting in 8th in total yards behind Cooper, Diggs, Lockett, Crowder, DGB, Duke Johnson, and Parker. No one other that Cooper and Diggs really had a standout year (although Lockett did come on of late). Beyond Cooper and Diggs, I wouldn't trade Funchess for any of the other receivers topping him. The whole point is, having a rookie play meaningful minutes and expect him to produce game-changing numbers is not realistic. I hate the cliche saying 'they need to have time before the game slows down' but, if any position needs this, it would be WR. The good news is he came from a pro-style offense at Michigan which was probably part of the reason he could get on the field to begin with. I'm excited for his potential and the flashes he has shown so far. I expect big things from him when KB comes back and when he gets a full offseason.
  6. The Falcons loss... Was it a blessing?

    I think the loss was exactly what we needed and came at the perfect time. Not only did it not hurt us regarding playoff seeding, I think it did more for us than any win we had this year (save Seattle). The pressure is now off and we refocused. Further, we had 1 more 'warm-up' game to get back on track against Tampa prior to the real games beginning. I think our team plays better when they aren't thinking and it is hard to keep the idea of an undefeated season out of your mind while you are trying to win a Super Bowl.
  7. End of season Shula crow

    I know a lot of people were questioning him after the Atlanta game and rightfully so. However, it looked as though we got our groove back yesterday which needed to happen going into the playoffs. I've wondered over the past few weeks if we have used 100% of our playbook or if Rivera has told Shula to keep the play calling simple in order to keep a few tricks for the playoffs. I honestly wouldn't have minded, based on who we were playing over the past couple of weeks, dialing back the offense and winning based solely on our talent advantage. It may have cost us a game in Atlanta but it would be good to know there are some wrinkles we already have installed that we can throw out when it really counts.
  8. 2015 Arizona Cardinals

    More than likely we will have to play 2 out of the 3 teams you named. As far as the Cardinals go, the difference between the team that got torched in the playoffs and the team we have now is almost night and day. We had a qb on the decline in that game that never gave us a chance. Currently we have an MVP nominee leading us. I do believe the cardinals this year are similar to their 2011 version. However, the 2015 Panthers are lightyears ahead of the 2011 version. I can't see ANY team in the NFL whooping us like that with the locker room we have currently.
  9. jerry richardson Succession Plan

    Pretty sure after Green Bay they banned public ownership from ever happening again
  10. Falcons Board

    See paragraph 1 of my original response for how it effects "we" THE FANS: "If we drop a regular season game in the next 4 weeks, I'm sure plenty of the couch coaches will start calling for people's heads. When actually, whatever cost us the game probably had been happening all year, but since we were winning no one was getting out the pitchforks." A case of "we" THE FANS overreacting based on not seeing the whole picture. See paragraph 2 of my original response to see how thinking a game is a "gimme" effects the preparation and performance of THE TEAM:  "On the other hand players (as in... THE TEAM) have admitted after big losses that they weren't prepared. It is part of the process. If you have a big Sunday night game coming up next week, you may look past Johnny Manziel starting against you this week. That leads to major upsets." A case of THE TEAM looking over their opponent.  So all in all, I was actually giving perspective of how looking past a team effects both "we" THE FANS and also the team or staff. It is your right to to believe whatever you want to about the game. I just hope the team continues to prepare like every game is the biggest one of the season. So far they've done a great job of it.
  11. Falcons Board

    Well, for one it helps not get your own hopes up and assuming a win is guaranteed in this league....because that is never the case. We seem to be a perfect example of having the highs get to high and the lows getting to low. We are (almost always) never as bad as some people seem to think we are, nor as good as some people want to believe. However, we are good enough to win a Super Bowl this year, and that is all that matters. If we drop a regular season game in the next 4 weeks, I'm sure plenty of the couch coaches will start calling for people's heads. When actually, whatever cost us the game probably had been happening all year, but since we were winning no one was getting out the pitchforks. On the other hand (and by far the more important one of the two) players have admitted after big losses that they weren't prepared. It is part of the process. If you have a big Sunday night game coming up next week, you may look past Johnny Manziel starting against you this week. That leads to major upsets. ***Disclaimer*** I AM NOT SAYING WE ARE GOING TO LOOK PAST THE FALCONS. However, could anybody blame them if they did? Falcons are in a free fall and haven't won since Halloween. We are at home and undefeated.  I'm just saying, the Falcons still have talent. Let's not act like they are the Cleveland Browns. They have beaten us here before and, if we have a bad day, they have the ability to do it again. Hopefully the team's 'one game at a time' motto is for real. If so, we should be alright.
  12. Falcons Board

    This seems to be a lot like 7 days ago where New Orleans was in a 'dumpster fire' while we were on top of the world. Easy divisional game wins are few and far between. Although we get them at home and they appear to be heading in the wrong direction, remember that they beat us at home last year. They shouldn't be overlooked. 
  13. CB Cary Williams is about to be available

    This in itself would probably be worth dropping our 52nd man... The seahawks very likely could wind up as the 6th seed and beat their wild-card opponent setting up a 6 seed seattle coming to Carolina. Can he play special teams? If so, there's a certain nickel corner that has been in the doghouse all year by most of us that I could see being expendable?
  14. How is this guy still employed?

    That is the most smug looking person I have ever seen
  15. Addison and Tillman out against the Saints

    I wonder how quickly Finnegan can pick up the playbook? Probably going to need him so the slot receiver doesn't continuously rip us down the field for 7-8 yard gains. Hopefully he stayed in game shape during his time off