Statistical review of the Falcons...(premium stats included)
Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:33 PM
You might be the classiest opposing fan I've ever seen come here and talk football.
I'll take solace in the fact that you're the exception, not the norm though!
Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:30 PM
Good QBs need to be blitzed in some way and Im not really talking about fire blitzes where you send the house or 3 LBs for that matter. Just more than a 4 man rush that is predictable. The frustration with the Panthers fan is that our Defense has taken the stand to cause pressure with coverage and the Dline and we have been eaten alive by short and intermediate routes because of that. Poor playcalling is our biggest weakness.
Apparently, our idea of a terrifying blitz is to line up one of our LB'ers or CB's or a safety alongside the 4 down linemen, and they all rush straight ahead to make it easier on the opposing offense.
It wouldn't be nice to surprise the other team. We have to be honorable, and show them exactly what we are doing pre-snap.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:41 PM
I agree completely you do have to bring more than four occasionally, no argument there. I just meant to imply teams that have the most success on Ryan are teams that make Ryan pass deep while maintaining pressure with a four man rush and having DB's play the short and medium passing game.
My teams inability to stretch the field is why we have been one and done in the playoffs and a weakness that can exploited with the right personal.
Which is what worries me most about this game. We haven't been able to generate pressure using a 4 man rush. In truth, we haven't generated much when blitzing either. Our best blitzing linebacker is Davis, and he may or may not play tomorrow. And the short and medium passing game has killed us this year. I felt like Sproles caught 30 passes against us..
Our best shot at beating your team is if the offense has a stellar day and doesn't turn it over and maybe you guys screw up and turn it over once or twice.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:52 PM