Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby fun gus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:33 am

thescout wrote:.A tell tale sign is when you have the ball at the 1-3 yard line rather than take the high percentage play and bull your way into the end zone the Falcon's try and pass it way to much.I don't mind a 50-50 play call pass vs run but it doesn't look like the Falcon's are confident vs hard hitting quality defenses on the goal line..



am I missing something? I thought that was Turner's ....Forte?!!!
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby thescout » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:54 am

You are missing something? :lol: :lol: I am refering against better defenses do you see Turner rushing for many Tds vs tough defenses? Maybe a few but it just seems the offensive gets pushed back to many times near the goal line when we rush the ball.It's easy to do it against the Detroit's,49ers of the league but do it against the Steeler's,Cowboys,Giants type of defenses. Our line gets exploited when they try and push the ball in from close range.Do you really feel confident you can score 7 pts vs better defenses? I don't and its easy to mask the problem when you score on average and below average defenses from the goal line.
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby fun gus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:49 am

thescout wrote:You are missing something? :lol: :lol: I am refering against better defenses do you see Turner rushing for many Tds vs tough defenses? Maybe a few



Umm, I thought BB said Turner ranked #2 in TD's at the goal line? I thought his point was that Turner was excellent at bulling in the TD's?
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Pudge » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:56 am

I don't want to get back into the whole is McKay a good GM or not, it really is irrelevant at this point. But this constant, "Oh look another McKay draft pick underachieving" thing is pretty dull and boring.

You are absolutely right that the triplets from the 2007 draft class (Anderson, Blalock, and Houston) are not living up to expectations, but let's not pretend that these guys are completely worthless.

McKay's draft record is certainly less than stellar, but let's not forget that he found Clabo, Dahl, and Weems. It all balances out. :D
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Emmitt » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:46 am

No, it doesn't balance out. Jamaal Anderson, Chris Houston, Jimmy Williams :drugged:.That should have been 3 starters right there.
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Pudge » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:13 am

That is 3 starters. :so:
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Cyril » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:35 pm

Really, if it all balanced out McKay would still be Gm. You know that Pudge!!
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Cyril » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:46 pm

As to McClure my problem is one day soon he'll go out and just not have it....
Yes some centers last till their 35 but there's no guarantee.

Van Note describes his 15th season as he played pretty good for about 6 games
then he said " it was almost as though I forget everything I ever learned about blocking".

It would be nice if we had the luxury of getting his replacement a year to early vs.
a year too late. Maybe its a luxury we can't afford.
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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby RobertAP » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:59 pm

Our goal line offense is fine. It's between the 20's that we're not any good. I believe that our blocking at the point of attack either takes too long to happen, or it just doesn't happen. Turner often finds himself behind a wall of blocking, and no holes in sight. In order for him to be, "Turner," he needs a hole of some kind to run at. He can't bounce off of people if he's not moving.

Turner could just pound into the linemen, but that's not what coaches teach you to do. They teach you to wait for a hole.

I still believe that this upcoming offeseason, we will address the offensive line. I wanted to see us go after Mack in the 2009 draft, but he was gone before our pick. I know that we won't go, "all out," like I'd like to see, but I would expect to come away from the 2010 draft with a new Center, and either a new G or OT. If we get OT, we move Clabo to G, if we get a G, then Blalock or Dahl becomes a backup. Also, I fully expect us to re-sign Clabo. If Dahl is expecting a big payday, we let him walk.

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Re: Five Great Reason's Not To Panic Over Falcon's Just Yet!!

Postby Pudge » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:14 pm

I think we'll definitely address the guard position. But as for center, that's a toss-up. We have Romberg signed for another year, so unless the new center can also play guard, there may not be room on the roster for him.
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