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#11 jarhead

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

The Falcons have squeaked out wins with the easiest schedule in the league. I feel like the Seahawks were a better team than they are.

They will be one and done again this year which will be fun to watch.


I understand the Falcons may not be as good as their record but we are a team that just lost to the Chiefs, who have one of the leagues worst records.If our team played and our coaches coached with the this intensity every week ....who knows?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

The Panthers players took it upon themselves to get fired up to play the Falcons after what happened earlier in the year.

Imaging if our coaching staff could get them to be fired up every week... aka... coaches do their job.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

This is why why head coaches who are legit make such a different. They keep the players in the winning mentality throughout the year.

winning coaches are always fighting and they always have their foot on the gas and they transfer that to their players.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

The Falcons are a complete paper tiger.

On the defensive side of the ball, they were without Asante Samuel, and Dunta Robinson is, uh, not good. Additionally, William Moore was out, so their entire secondary was crippled.

Abraham is finally showing his age, so there really isn't much pressure coming from the defensive line. Bierman isn't a starting defensive end, Jerry is terrible, Babineaux is good but he's the only one.

On offense, they barely had the ball in the first half, and when they did we managed to keep them off the field. Part of the reason they couldn't get anything going was because they kept trying to run the ball. Their offensive line is mediocre at best, but anyone should have been able to just run it up the gut against the Panthers. Unfortunately for them, they still give the ball to Michael Turner.

On the whole, we won because we scored early and kept the ball out of Atlanta's hands. After that, we managed to hold on.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

winning coaches are always fighting and they always have their foot on the gas and they transfer that to their players.


This. From week one til week 17.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Dedication, spirit, intensity, concentration, confidence... They finally were Panthers, instead of sheep on the field.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

The Falcons are a complete paper tiger.

On the defensive side of the ball, they were without Asante Samuel, and Dunta Robinson is, uh, not good. Additionally, William Moore was out, so their entire secondary was crippled.

Abraham is finally showing his age, so there really isn't much pressure coming from the defensive line. Bierman isn't a starting defensive end, Jerry is terrible, Babineaux is good but he's the only one.

On offense, they barely had the ball in the first half, and when they did we managed to keep them off the field. Part of the reason they couldn't get anything going was because they kept trying to run the ball. Their offensive line is mediocre at best, but anyone should have been able to just run it up the gut against the Panthers. Unfortunately for them, they still give the ball to Michael Turner.

On the whole, we won because we scored early and kept the ball out of Atlanta's hands. After that, we managed to hold on.

agreed with all of that, except i think in the past the problem has been that we've just tried to "hold on" to our leads instead of continuing to push.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

agreed with all of that, except i think in the past the problem has been that we've just tried to "hold on" to our leads instead of continuing to push.


Agree with both posts, particularly yours Rayzor. McDermott went into prevent mode for awhile, allowing Matty to get some momentum with a couple of scores. But you could see the CBs switch back to press and the Falcons were slowed down just enough to force Matty to press too hard.

I know it's not a popular thing to say, but I can see the coaches improving just as much as Cam as of late. But just like Cam continues to press a little too much, Chud still hasn't figured out how to establish a running game, McD still hasn't figured out how to maintain pressure on QBs on obvious passing downs, and Ron still hasn't figured out how to activate Gettis.

But overall, I think everyone is getting better at their jobs. Honestly, we should probably keep Ron and company another year at least to see if they'll continue the trend. Players need continuity more than anything.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Its a "rivalry" game. Records and all that go out the window.

Giants played our "option" scheme and smashed us, then looked lost against their rival Redskins same "option" scheme. When you play a familiar opponent things can happen.


You hit the nail on the head man. Teams tend to play like this most of the time. Look at teams who play each other in the division. Even though the Raiders loss the still played the Broncos tough and it wasn't a easy win at all. Teams who play each other a lot tend play great against familiar opponents.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

A big thing no one is talking about is Special Teams! Gano is actually kicking the ball high and deep, Nortman barely had to punt, Joe Adams didn't go full retard, Armond looked good returning kicks = a competent ST unit that didn't allow any of the momentum to swing ATLs way like we have in a lot of our losses this year.


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