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 Post subject: 3 More Small Things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:15 pm 
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1)After several days of practice with the Texans, HOU knew exactly where ATL's passes were going and had someone there to instantly lay the wood.

2) Vice versa clearly didn't apply.

3) The "tough" team still tackles like s*** and got far, far more wood laid to it than it laid wood.

4) On Hard Knocks, Mike Smith is heard describing Joe Hawley's action as a "good penalty." Wouldn't it be better to help your teammate up and legally knock the stuffing out of the opposing team for the rest of the game? Hawley getting in the face of some HOU defenders after an ATL RB got blown up didn't do s***.

5) How exactly did ATL, with years and years of game tape, think that Blalock was going to turn out and block Clowney? It wasn't even close.

6) How exactly did ATL, with years and years of game tape, think that baker was going to block Clowney on an obvious passing down? It wasn't even close.

7) If they want to be more explosive, throwing the ball down-field more than once helps.

8) Tyson Jackson might not even command a single-team. He looks fat and slow.

OK, I guess there were more than I originally thought there were.

Let me know when we can stick an elevation size on these.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:36 pm 
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IMHO, Mike Smith is out of his league. He is a conservative coach, not a tough coach. That whole segment with Joe Hawley shines a light on this. Smith says, "no fighting or you get ejected." Then Hawley fights, defending a team mate, and he gets ejected. Then Smith comes back later and praises him for it. Smith doesn't know what toughness is. How can the players possibly figure it out when they're getting kicked off the field for it?

I think that this was on display last night. Though there were some positives on the lines, both lines got blown off the ball when it counted. You can't preach toughness and then say, "we'll take you off of the field for fighting." Toughness is an attitude. We impose our will upon other people. Mike Smith doesn't have that attitude. Mike Smith has this team playing scared. He's a disciplinarian, writing notes on his little notepad when people screw up, getting in people's faces when they get a turnover and get a celebration penalty, etc.

If this team really wants to, "get tough," they need to make a coaching change. Mike Smith isn't tough. He is so not tough, that he had to find another word to describe what Arthur Blank has demanded of him, "physicality."


Beyond the toughness thing, we need to move on from two guys... It's time to cut the cord on Baker and Biermann. Baker is done. Biermann could be a solid backup, but for whatever reason, our staff is still trying to pass him off as a starter. Kroy showed a lot of promise before he became a reality star.


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 Post subject: Re: 3 More Small Things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:28 pm 
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RobertAP wrote:
Beyond the toughness thing, we need to move on from two guys... It's time to cut the cord on Baker and Biermann. Baker is done. Biermann could be a solid backup, but for whatever reason, our staff is still trying to pass him off as a starter. Kroy showed a lot of promise before he became a reality star.


Baker should be gone as soon as it makes the most sense cap-wise.

Kroy has always been a backup with 1 solid year on his resume and the team awarded him with starters salary. That is probably the biggest problem with this team today the administration rewards borderline starters with starter salaries. A career backup has 1 season where he plays way over his head and the team seems to think that will become the norm. Too many average starts/solid backups trying to be shoe-horned into this roster.

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 Post subject: Re: 3 More Small Things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:24 pm 
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samedi wrote:
5) How exactly did ATL, with years and years of game tape, think that Blalock was going to turn out and block Clowney? It wasn't even close.

6) How exactly did ATL, with years and years of game tape, think that baker was going to block Clowney on an obvious passing down? It wasn't even close.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
It's funny because you actually think the Falcons review game tape.

Obviously, the Falcons do review game tape. They just aren't very good at coming to the right conclusions afterwards.

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7) If they want to be more explosive, throwing the ball down-field more than once helps.


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8) Tyson Jackson might not even command a single-team. He looks fat and slow.

I'm so happy others are noticing this. Jackson is playing like HAWT GAWBAGE. Malliciah Goodman has been 100x better in the 1st two games.

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 Post subject: Re: 3 More Small Things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:53 pm 
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Jackson was listed as 296 and Soliai was listed at 345 in the Houston program. Frankly, they looked the same size to me.

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 Post subject: Re: 3 More Small Things
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:10 pm 
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Jackson was listed as 296 and Soliai was listed at 345 in the Houston program. Frankly, they looked the same size to me.

TRUTH!

I honestly would bet Jackson is pushing about 310-325.

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