I wanted to stop by to see what you guys think about the coming up game.
I also wanted to wish you guys a Good Game on Sunday. I want the Falcons to Win, and believe we have the talent to do so. I just hope both teams Win or Lose make it through the game Healthy. Way too many injuries for both of our Teams this year.
I give you guys credit for being Classy. I wasn't expecting such a Classy Fanbase from NewYork. I guess that's the other NewYork team huh? I know most Fans around the league are senseless Homers but that doesn't seem to be the case here as much.
We have issues within our Falcons Fanbase that want to fire every Coach each week, and Hire every other coach that is fired. These fans seem to get caught up in what the "Nah sayers" are saying (ESPN).
I do think that both of our teams are going to match up well. I'm just waiting to see our Offense actually take the cuffs off and start letting the ball fly deep. We get away from the running game if it's working, and we dink and dunk way too much. However in the past few weeks Julio Jones has started to shine, and I believe had he not been injured and trying to play through the injury instead of resting and healing he would easily have 1500 yards.
I'm worried about your guys "PowerBacks". I'm not sure why people say you guys can't run the ball. It has to be something w/ your OLine or something because you guys have 2 very nice RBs. We have Turner that is seriously one of the best RBs I've ever seen running, when he doesn't do that tip toe'n crap from time to time. Jason Snelling is a sleeper on our team and is having to play part time FB since Ovie went on IR. Rookie Cox has filled in nicely at FB when Snelling is at RB or resting. I'm not sure what the weather is like but I've heard it's "Cold and Rainy" there. If that's the case then I feel this well be a Dink-Dunk Passing and Power Running Game.
I know you guys have CB issues and we do too. Grimes is seriously in the Top5 CBs and we have got to resign him to an extension like we did Tony G. earlier this week. Dunta Robinson hits like a truck but I don't trust him in coverage. He looks better than he is because QBs seem to be scared to target him. Dunta feels more like a Safety to me than a CB. Franks is our Sleeper Defensive Player. Chris Owens is just trash with super speed. Owens is our fastest player, but dude can't seem to turn his head to defend a pass.
Safety play is great FINALLY! DeCoud is suspect in coverage at times, but for the most part he's solid. Moore and DeCoud hit very hard, but DeCoud can't catch at all. He has plenty of INTs but he seriously drops so many that he just gets lucky at times.
Our LBs are our strongest defensive group, but they are very banged up lately. Mike Peterson has been great in helping our young LBs. He's now on IR and I'm worried about not having him and having to rely on Adkins, Dent. I'm hoping that Nicholas can start, even at 75% he's better than Adkins/Dent. Lofton is suspect in coverage at times, but we normally don't ask him to cover many TEs, mainly RBs. Spoon is starting to get National attention because he's just a Beast out there. Spoon is the key to our Defense. We have depth at CB, but sadly not at LB and without him ... Don't even want to think about it.
DL ... Well that's our biggest question.
Abe (Predator) has been banged up most of the year, and we have kept him on a snap count. You don't know how frustrating it is to see your best Passrusher sitting on the sideline, or worse dropping back into Super Soft Zone Coverage on 3rd and 10+. Smitty stated that the counter is off and he's done "Resting" our premier players. I hope that this is the truth and I hope BVG calls more blitz, and man coverages.
Abe has finally started to get going and it's a beautiful thing to watch. Edwards hasn't done a thing since he's been here. Seriously I thought robbery was a crime, and he commits it everytime he picks up a check here. I know that it takes 2 years to heal from some surgeries but this man hasn't done a thing.
Biermann was great to begin with but once he hooked up w/ his "House Wife of Atlanta" he disappeared. He's starting to show up when Edwards is sat down, and Sidbury is a very nice Pass Rusher.
DTs Babs and Peters in the middle is very solid. Jerry started out as a Rookie last year looking like the 1st round pick he was. He got hurt early and had to require surgery, he is in the same boat as Edwards. I still give him and Edwards one more year to work it out or I'll be calling for them to be cut.
I'm not sure which of our "Top Players" Smitty was referring to but I'm excited to see.
Keys to us winning would be to:
Run with Turner/Snelling, and if it works to keep running.
After getting the Running Game going we need to Stretch the Field w/ J.Jones/R.White/H.Douglas.
Get Tony G. in single LB coverage and allow him to keep the chains moving if need be.
We need to stay out of that crappy BVG soft zone.
We need Abe, Babs, Peters, and Edwards to get pressure on Eli without having to send extra players.
We seriously need Grimes, and Nicholas healthy.
How do you think your Giants match up?
How do you think your players are playing ATM?