Pudge you've never said what you would give up and what kinda of caliber of receiver we'd get and how much we could afford to pay?? Who's giving up someone good in week 4??http://falcfans.com/why-trading-for-jos ... lcons-9196http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... rade-talks
veryone knows but you Pudge that Holmes & Konz were terrible the first couple of starts; and G. Reynolds; I guess we don't have don't a great running game because S. Jackson is terrible. Is he worse than Turner was who
SUPPOSE to be the worst back in history??
And despite this, the Falcons were a half-dozen plays away from being 5-0 this year despite all those things. And few of those plays involved Peter Konz, Lamar Holmes, Garrett Reynolds, or any of the offensive linemen.
I've laid this on Coach Smith and Thomas D. but once we were in week 5 you wanted some magic change when the tone had already been set and we had no receivers and no running game and no one rushing the passer.
How is being more aggressive offensively "magic?" How is calling 2 or 3 more plays early in games that require the receivers to run 15-20 yards downfield magic? At what point did I say that this would make the Falcons into a 10-4 team. If you've been reading what I've said Cyril, you would know that I'm not saying that this team would have morphed into a great team by throwing the ball downfield. But they would have been able to score at least 1 or 2 more touchdowns each week and thus been much more competitive, and that would have ultimately led to a few more wins (possibly 2 or 3). They wouldn't be the worst passing offense in the league like they've been the past 9 weeks. That's not magic, that's pretty basic football. Matt Ryan is dead last in two categories over the past 9 weeks: ANYA (as I pointed out in a previous post) and deep passing. If you think that's a mere coincidence, then I don't know what to tell you.
And the reason we didn't have receivers is 110% on the coaches and their
decision to settle on Brian Robiskie and inability to develop/maximize Drew Davis, Darius Johnson, and Harry Douglas.
You don't think not having a pass rush matters??
Did I say that? Or did I say that the evidence says that the Falcons were a competitive team the first 5 weeks of the season, and then something changed, and then they suddenly became the one of the worst offenses in the league in the 9 games after that. If you think that was because the OL got worst (when you've said multiple times that the OL got better as the season wore on) or because they lacked a pass rush, then you're crazy.
The cause of that change is staring you directly in the face...
Its real convenient to love the coaches for 5 winning season's and then just diss them halfway through a terrible season.
It's not convenient, merely accurate. I judge what I see. And what I saw for 5 years was a team that made the most of out what they had. And what I've seen this year, is a team that has gotten the least out of what they've had.
With both out Ryan turned rather average unlike what most top ten Qbs would have done.
And what you don't understand is that averageness on Ryan had to due with poor game planning (as we saw against the Giants in 2011) and poor coaching decisions (by not trying to upgrade the WR position).
For once you won't even give your solution to what you think the coaches should have done; except have Matt throw long to some great receiver we were going to pick up....??
That is the solution. The Falcons offense could have stayed afloat if they had a deep threat and took advantage of that deep threat.
Jeez you sound like any fan who just turns on the coaches half way through the season---In Fact that's what you've done!!
Yes, because they suck. Maybe I watch too much of the other 31 teams that play football because I see other teams manage to rise up
, when this Falcon team laid down.
The Coaches started with too many untested positions open; then the injuries killed us...Your saying what anyone could say half way through the season when in fact even in week two you had revised a little but thought we would make the playoffs
You're so stuck in August it's ridiculous. I give you credit Cyril, you saw the bad season coming. But it didn't come for the reasons you said it would. The OL isn't worse than it was a year ago. The rookie CBs played well and were an upgrade from a year ago. The Falcons got competent play out of their LBs.
You must be delusional because you don't see or understand the breakdown of this season. You don't see the delineation of this year that occurred before/after Week 6.
And in Week 2, I still believe this team would make the playoffs because I figured they wouldn't go into a shell like they ultimately did. I figured this team was in good hands and that the coaches had a plan that could keep the offense treading water as they tried to figure things out on defense. But I was clearly wrong. And the reason why I was wrong is because of my misplaced faith in this coaching staff.
So you've admitted you've been wrong for 5 years about the coaches; their's nothing I can do about that half way through the season!!
Do you think I'm RobertAP?