good: Lamar Holmes can be counted on at LT in a pinch. Snelling and Quizz stepped up mightily. Is there anything Snelling cannot do? Bryant looked good ( even though he missed that crucial one). Julio is a beast.
Our DT's are getting it done on the interior push. Worrilow and Bartu looked good as well. Liked seeing Tololio get a redzone TD.
bad:even though Osi got a 2 sacks and 2 FF, we still don't have much of a pass rush...I was hoping to see some inspired play from Massy..When Tannehill beats you like that, it's because he is not getting pressure from both sides:only from Osi and the DT's. Roddy just needs to sit for awhile. He is not effective, even as a decoy, and risking further injury this early in the season is a bad idea...Harry Douglas should not be returning punts, especially since we need him as our #3 WR now.
ugly: bad clock management, losing the game in the second half...AGAIN..our players are not conditioned for 60 minutes of play, or our adjustments are non-existant. Ryan was getting killed yesterday.
that being said: the SmittyBall Falcons have never lost back to back games when playing at home. We face the 3-0 Pats. There are only three ways this game turns out. Which one do you think will happen?
1:we play a complete game, win convincingly with our battered team, and hope is restored.
2:we jump up to an 1st half lead, then watch it dribble away and lose a heartbreaking close one(or win a squeeker)
3:we get our dicks knocked in the dirt, the Pats pound us and by the 4th qtr, the Dome is emptying out.
If I had to gamble: I would pick #2. And, if #2 or 3 occurs, and the Saints win, I don't think ( barring some injury or freak coincidence) we win the division. If the unthinkable
happens: we lose to the Pats AND the Jets on MNF=our season and playoff hopes are over at that point. Put a fork in it.
Methinks we lose to the Pats, then come out and murder the Jets on MNF, and go into the bye with more questions...
Lets hope I am wrong