I'm not going to blame this loss on anybody but the defense. The refs did screw us on that Schaub OOB play, but even if they had made the "right" call, there's still no excuse for how poorly our D was out there today.
Sure, they made some plays, but they gave up too many big plays, and it seemed like they were playing "bend but don't break" all day long, which is inexcusable. I'm going to rewatch the tape of the game I have, to see if I can pick out exactly why our defense looked bad today. 491 total yards says it all. It's very hard to win football games when you give up that much ground on defense.
Kudos to Schaub who had a coming out game today. You won't hear me say that we would've won with Vick at the helm, because even Vick may not have prevailed with the way our defense played.
Schaub wasn't perfect on the day, as his accuracy could use some fine tuning (he was throwing behind WRs all day), but he proved me wrong. I made this statement last week in my Vikings game review:
My confidence in Schaub has grown that I think he can maintain the status quo in a game if brought in. Meaning, if the Falcons are up, he can keep them up. As far as him pulling a Frank Reich-like performance and bringing the offense back if its behind, is still up in the air. But at this point he's a competent backup QB
#8 musta been reading that because I have seemingly ate my words after what he did this week.