Good QBs are torching the Falcons’ secondary

NEWARK – There is one thing that is becoming clear as the Falcons hit the .500 mark.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had his best game of the season, passing for almost 400 yards against the Falcons. (Associated Press).

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had his best game of the season, passing for almost 400 yards against the Falcons. (Associated Press).

Teams with above average to great quarterbacks are going to feast on the secondary.

Falcons coach Mike Smith won’t single out the secondary, but tighter and more instinctive coverage would probably get more passes batted down or defense.

“We gave up a lot of passing yards,” Smith said. “That’s very obvious. Way too many passing yards. It’s team defense. It’s not just the secondary. It’s a combination of the secondary, linebackers and defensive (linemen). We’ve got to make plays on third down. We continue to struggle on third down. It’s a combination of a number of things. But we can not give up, those type of yards in the passing game and expect to have the success that we want to have.”

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Domenik Hixon pulls away from the Falcons secondary. (Associated Press)

The Falcons have been beaten by Tom Brady (277 yards passing), Tony Romo (311), Drew Brees (308), Jake Delhomme (195) and Eli Manning (a career-high 384). (Brady, Delhomme and Manning have started in Super Bowls).

The Falcons have beaten Chad Pennington, Delhomme, Shaun Hill, Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell.

If this “good quarterback” theory holds up, the Falcons will be in trouble against Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb and Brees and the Saints. They should be OK against Josh Freeman (twice), Mark Sanchez and Ryan Fitzpatrick. If this hold up, the Falcons are headed for a 9-7 record which would snap the 44-year curse. However, that will not likely get them into the playoffs.

THE SECONDARY WOES: The secondary was exposed in the preseason by Philip Rivers and more importantly by Baltimore reserve John Beck.

The Falcons signed Brian Williams, but he suffered a knee injury and is on injured reserve. They traded for former first round pick Tye Hill, who received a shot, but got a quick hook against Carolina last week and did not even grace the field against the New York Giants.

The Falcons had opportunities to address the problem.

  1. They could have signed Domonique Foxworth. He was the team’s best corner last season. They elected not to over pay for his services. Maybe  over pay was the move to make.
  2. They could have drafted Vontae Davis in the first round with the 24th pick. He went on the next pick to Miami at 25 after the Falcons selected Peria Jerry.
  3. They could have signed Ty Law. The five-time Pro Bowler was signed by Denver on Nov. 7.
  4. They could have signed Chris McAlister. He was signed by the Saints last week and was inactive on Sunday.

New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) comes down with pass for a first down as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Chris Houston (23) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) comes down with pass for a first down as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Chris Houston (23) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

ABRAHAM SPEAKS UP: Defensive end John Abraham has not had a full sack since the San Francisco game in Week Four. He has just 3.5 sacks after racking up a franchise record 16.5 last season.

He had a quarterback hit against Eli.

“The D-line has to do a better job of getting (Manning) down,” Abraham said. “The pressure was good, but we weren’t getting him down. If we get him down, you don’t have to worry about that stuff (the passing yards).

Q & A WITH BRENT GRIMES

Q: How can you all tighten things up in the secondary?

A: “Just do the fundamentals. Do our techniques and make plays when we have the opportunity.”

BAKER PLAYED STRONG: Left tackle Sam Baker returned to the lineup and appeared to have a strong game.

“It was not the outcome that we wanted,” Baker said. “We fought hard until the end. It’s just frustrating right now, but I came out OK.”

The offense was proud of how they rallied in the second half.

“It’s huge,” Baker said. “We had a chance to show some character at the end, just to get back in the game and put ourselves in position to win it, was huge for us.”

COIN TOSS BLUES: Matt Ryan called tails in overtime. The ref dropped the coin, picked it up and then flipped. Ryan didn’t now if it was tails on the drop.

“If we would have got that ball, things would have been different,” Tight end Tony Gonzalez said. “That’s the way the luck strikes. You have to give them credit. They took the ball, which you would think that . . . the team that gets that coin toss gets the ball and they usually win. That’s what happened.”

Ryan was not kicking himself for not calling heads.

“Those are the rules,” Ryan said. “You can’t be frustrated with the system.”

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196 comments Add your comment

MV8

November 23rd, 2009
11:24 am

Not So, ever heard of spellcheck??? LMAO Its not called excuses, its reality, you cannot expect to lose one of the best backs in the league & was on pace to gain 200 last week & lose his backup & not have it affect your team, how about Vikings lose Petersen & lose his backup & lets see what the Vikings do??? The Burner was on a major roll when he went down, & with him on the field it keeps our sorry defense on the sidelines LOL!

Mike is back

November 23rd, 2009
11:24 am

I too was very disappointed we lost…but I was proud of the way they fought back. I endured four years of suffering through the Hawks rebuilding…so I think the Birds deserve some time too. People hate to hear the word patience…especially when you go 11-3 the previous year…but the Falcon is still very much a work in process.

Management has done a terrific job thus far. Without knowing the cap implication and DMs future draft plans…it hard to fully understand why Foxworthy wasn’t retained. I know some season tickets holder I spoke with…felt like the price tag was too high for Foxworthy. However, no way can you go with Huston and Grimes…when you don’t have a fierce pass rush. Hopefully, this experiment will be over after this season. lol

Therefore, I agree Coach Smith to a curtain degree…it was more than just the corners…of course that is being kind…he stands by his guys…Van Gorder deserves some of the blame too…they was having success when they kept blitzing Manning in the third quarter…when they stop blitzing Manning those guys was easy target.

One thing for sure…I think everyone will agree…once everyone new Huston and Grimes was going to be the starting corners…we were all praying for quarterback sacks. Heh heh

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tidog

November 23rd, 2009
11:37 am

The serious wildcard contenders ATL NY PHI GB. GB may have the most favorable schedule. ATL NY PHI anything can happen with their last 6 opponents. No one has a cake walk down the stretch.

Not so casual observer..

November 23rd, 2009
11:41 am

MV8

November 23rd, 2009
11:24 am

Stop complaining!!! The falcons beat San fran without Frank Gore, and they did not complain. The Colts have lost ALL FOUR of their starting DB’s. The steelers Lost Willie Parker, Hell, last year, N.E lost TOM BRADY and still won 11 games. Injuries are a part of the game. I idon’t care what Turners pace was, If he / they did not do it, then it does not count! Either you win or you don’t!!

sam

November 23rd, 2009
11:46 am

Ok, there’s no reason why our DBs can play better. Name one starter on the Colts secondary. yet, they play smart and solid D. I blame the coaches, esp the Def Cord BVG. A great coach finds ways to bring out the best in his players. We seriously need to re-evaluate our coaching staff after the season.

Jenkins needs to get cut right now. He’s fat and happy with his new contract. he has no motivation to work on his dropped passes. Look at the Colts again. They have Garcon and Collie (no name receivers coming out of college) and they’re still winning. You wanna know why? cuz, they’re hungry and want to get better! Yes, having Peyton helps a lot but Ryan needs to get on his receivers about dropped passes. Demand the best in everyone.

T.C

November 23rd, 2009
11:47 am

I can’t believe some of you people don’t believe the falcons lost.No defense no problem for who ever they play.New coach same results.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 23rd, 2009
11:49 am

IRONY CHECK:

- Falcons made the CHOKE the “New Face” Franchise qb

- Falcons cut Vick

- Eagles sign Vick

- Falcons struggling

- Eagles in driving seat both division & wildcard in sight

- Falcons vs Eagles to determine Falcons season

Just think of the irony. That run by Vick of 35 yards was so fast, I didn’t think it was even 35 yards until the announcers stated it.

The Eagles have handled Vick just right, easing him along, letting him get his legs back. Last night showed his legs are 90 percent back and in 2 weeks, they will be just where he wants to be.

Remember the Minnesota game in 2002?

Remember the Carolina game in 2004?

Interesting Irony……………..

The biggest Irony perhaps will be when he enters the game in the dome, and gets a standing ovation.

Who wants to bet that Andy Reid has promised Vick that he will give him a high dose of plays, because Reid understands how Vick was handled when he played here and the way he was cut.

It’s going to be very interesting…………….

MV8

November 23rd, 2009
11:52 am

Not So , get off this blog & go work on getting your GED, sorry you didnt make it through High school, you shouln’t blog if you cant spell, look at your 11:00 post LMAO You go to the Mike Vick school of dummies??? This blog is for Falcon fans, not haters! Get your sorry azz in church, it might help you with your hatred issues. God Bless the Falcons, we’re going to the Playoffs! Yes 10 wins baby watch & see & then dont come runnin to jump on the bandwagon! We will beat the Eagles, bet the house on it!

Wink

November 23rd, 2009
12:08 pm

The secondary coverage stinks for a few reasons, but the major reason none of them look back for the ball. NONE OF THEM. How can you bat away or intercept a ball if you don’t turn they D@MN HEAD AROUND TO SEE THE BALL!!

Who ever is incharge of teaching coverage techniques needs to be repremanded; these guys are not seeing the ball.

On one play our corner turned his head around & at the same time the receiver was catching the ball as he was looking around. That slow mo commercial with Houston chasing Steve Smith is the perfect example of how our corners play. If we have to play these small players in the secondary then our cover skills have to exceptional or we will continue to get the torching that we see week to week.

Not so casual observer..

November 23rd, 2009
12:21 pm

MV8

November 23rd, 2009
11:52 am

You are wayyyyyy Funny!!! So this is what Falcons fans do…They start off talking Football, but when you beat them up with the facts, they resort to name calling and tossing insults. OK try this on for size..The Falcons are still a 5-5 team. They will not win 5 of the last 6 games. the will not make the playoffs. You can lower yourself to insults as much as you like, the facts are not going to change. If you like, I will spring for tickets so that you can see the Falcons play in person and not have to watch them from outside the window at Applebees.
Go birds….LOL

willie

November 23rd, 2009
12:23 pm

With our terrible secondary, the only hope is to get consistent pressure. That is not an easy thing to do. Something is clearly wrong with Abraham. You can’t go from a complete beast to invisible in one season. He must not be 100%. He better get that way soon, though! Why is Sidbury not getting some chances on passing downs?

Pete

November 23rd, 2009
12:51 pm

So is it a surprise that the Falcon secondary is approx. NCAA Div. II level ??
It’s been that way for 42+ years !!!
Some things NEVER change.

Marcos

November 23rd, 2009
1:01 pm

THIS IS UGLY OUR SECONDARY CANT HOLD EVEN A COLLEGE FOOTBAL TEAM EACH AND EVERY THIRD DOWN THEY CONVERT 3 AND 12 3 AND 20 3 AND 45 3 AND 56 THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN GET IN THE PLAYOFFS PLAYING LIKE THIS SOME HEADS NEEDS TO ROLL,CHOIRS HOUSTON BRENT GRIMES ALWAYS 2 OR 3 STEPS AWAY FROM MAKING THE PLAY THATS JUST UGLY AND POOR COACHING

Marcos

November 23rd, 2009
1:05 pm

THE SECONDARY DONT DO A THING WONT TACKLE WONT COVER DONT DO ANYTHING ITS JUST TOO DEPRESE T WATCH THEM I DONT EVEN WANNA KNOW WHAT D JACKSON ND MACLIN ARE GOING TO DO TO US ITS SO SAD WE REALLY HAD A CHANCE MATT PLAY LIKE PAYTON

Falconspower

November 23rd, 2009
1:05 pm

The Falcons are a mess. I did not think this team would disintegrate into what it now is before the preseason started. I knew the defense was going to be a work in progress, but I agree with many of the previous comments that it is not getting better as the season goes along, but instead is getting worse. I do not think any of our corner backs could make any of the other 31 teams’ practice squads.

Our offense, with the addition of Tony Gonzalez, was called the “pick your poison” offense. It has been anything but that. Last year we were able to easily push the ball down the field to our receivers. This year we look like we have reverted back to coach Latrino’s ineffective check down passing game. Our run game was anemic until Michael Turner suddenly woke up after watching Jason Snelling in the Dallas game. Matt Ryan has made too many poor critical game time decisions prior to the Giants game.

Our special teams are not as good as last years teams. The kicking game is degraded, and the coverage teams are giving up more return yards.

The 2009 draft class:
1. Peria Jerry, DT. Now on IR. He played okay before the injury.
2. William Moore, S. Now on IR. He managed to play on a couple of special teams plays.
3, Christopher Owens, CB. A punt coverage team gunner.
4. Lawrence Sidbury, DE. He has played, maybe 10 snaps as a DE, all the rest of his playing time is on special teams. He looks tentative and slow when he plays DE.
5A. William Middleton, CB. Cut, now a Jacksonville Jaguar.
5B. Garrett Reynolds, OT. Inactive for every game.
6. Spencer Adkins, LB. Inactive for every game, Supposedly runs a 4.3 40 with a 246 pound body. I think someone that big and that fast should be on the field, if for no other purpose than to rush the passer, ON OBVIOUS PASSING DOWNS! No one else is scaring the opposing offensive lines or QBs.
7. Vance Walker, DT. Cut, signed to practice squad, signed to the active roster when Peria Jerry got hurt, inactive for several games, activated and played in the D-line rotation the last several games. He has played well. He is the most significant contributor to the team from the 2009 draft class.

Free Agents:
Mike Peterson, LB. He has played well, but his weakness is in pass coverage as he lacks the speed and quickness to do it.
Brian Williams, CB. He played well until his ACL injury, now on IR.
Thomas Johnson, DT. He has played better since Coach Smith almost made him cry on the sideline during the Patriots game.
All others are back-ups.

Trades:
Tony Gonzalez, TE. I am not sure if he addition to the team has helped. We are more of a check down passing team this year than we are any other kind of passing team. Wide receiver production is significantly down this year.
Tye Hill, CB. He does not appear to be compatible with the defensive scheme, if we have one other than allowing opposing teams to play pitch and catch at will.

We are 5 and 5 with six games left. we have lost 4 of our last 5. In order to finally have back to back winning seasons we have to win 4 of our last 6. At this point I do not see us ending this miserable streak. I am not saying we can’t end the streak, but I am saying something significant will have to happen. All aspects of the team will have to significantly improve now and for the rest of the season, or the streak continues.

wayne

November 23rd, 2009
1:14 pm

If Elam was playing for Bill Parcells he would not have a job today. His best days seems to be gone. Hell maybe we need to bring Morten Anderson out of retirement for the rest of the season. I’m not going to even bring up the secondary.

Mike Jenkins

November 23rd, 2009
1:26 pm

Peter King mentioned me in his MMQB!!!! Oh wait…

“Michael Jenkins would have been the Goat of the Week were it not for Hank Poteat tackling Calvin Johnson in the end zone in Detroit. Jenkins dropped a perfect pass in the end zone from Matt Ryan that likely would have won the game for Atlanta at the Giants.”

Deborah Hall

November 23rd, 2009
1:38 pm

To all the hater’s and nasty comment maker’s, you need to get a life and read some of the stuff you write. You single out the player’s and talk bad about them, I don’t like seeing them lose and I have my opinions about what should be done, but I believe you hurt people more by talking badly about them. If you don’t have something good to say, don’t say a thing. Do you think they feel good about this and most players beat themselves up, they don’t need so called fans doing it for them. Have a Blessed Day

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 23rd, 2009
1:46 pm

Made it to the Branch!!! Open locker room was rather somber. Coach Smith speaking at 3 p.m. Send along some questions. EXAMPLE: GOOD QUESTION — What’s happened to John Abraham? BAD QUESTION — Why don’t you fire Jason Elam?

rms

November 23rd, 2009
1:58 pm

Here’s a question? Why is our offense so simple and predictable. The opponents receivers have no trouble getting open but our receivers cant seem to get open. Try throwing the ball deep or run some screens or something?

CMC

November 23rd, 2009
2:15 pm

How long before we get a REAL kicker??? How long before the players on defense actually DEFEND, ie.. make more interceptions, bat down balls, stop opposing WR’s BEFORE they make first downs, sack quarerbacks??? How long before WR’s start making spectacular or even regular catches??? How long will we make every other QB look like a “Hall of Famer”, no matter how terrible they play??? How long will the Falcons be the team that allows the opposing teams to break their losing streaks by beating us, set team or league records by torching us, just feel better about themselves after playing us??? HOW LONG?!!!

Screg

November 23rd, 2009
2:21 pm

we need to bring in chris mcallister

Sen. Paul Simon

November 23rd, 2009
2:36 pm

This is what blogs would have looked like circa 1932, when bow ties were HOT!

Gamer

November 23rd, 2009
2:40 pm

Next year’s draft must include two potential starting CB’S who stands at least 6ft. tall with hitting ability!!!

Our current DB’S can spell substitution but clearly they are not starting CB’S.

With Grimes atheleticism, he should get a crack at FREE-SAFETY.

Maybe Ryan and his receivers have found a passing continuity.

The line-backers need to re-establish their stout presence in the running game.

Jerious Norwood need to man up and play football, hurt!! He can’t wait until the season is over!!!

Snelling played fairly well.

Falcons can still go 10-6, maybe enough wins for post season action.

DrJ

November 23rd, 2009
2:43 pm

I wouldn’t want to hurt any of their feelings, but Jenkins and Abraham need to be jacked up. As far as Elam goes, I will be very quiet so I won’t disturb his concentration.

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
2:46 pm

I’ve been observing Abraham’s technique on his pass rush this year and I think I’m beginning to understand how O-lineman are getting the best of him. He routinely tries to undercut his opponent while slanting towards the quarterback, leaving his upper body unbalanced and away from his leg drive. It looks like O-lineman are driving down on his torso, consequently, taking him down to the turf rather easily. Has anybody else noticed this?

MARTIN

November 23rd, 2009
2:48 pm

The saints are getting stronger in the secondary. They signed chris mcallister last week, and resigned mike mckenzie to the secondary today, due to injuries in their defensive back field. Another shut down cornerback. Seems like the falcons could use those guys with that poor secondary they have.

MV8

November 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

Not So 12:21……. the will not make the playoffs??? Who is the? LMAO Dumb azz donkey! Save your money, I know you cant afford it with no GED, have a nice Turkey Day at your local neighborhood Applebees with your Falcons money , obviously you must hang there since it popped in your weak mind, I’ll be at The Palm! We’ll be on a 2 game win streak after the Eagles game when the Saints come marching in, might win that one too they barely escaped from us in the Big Easy! Go Falcons!!! Matty Ice! The Burner Turner! Tony Gone zalez! I knew you’d be looking for my response! LOL

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:06 pm

I understand Smitty’s ‘team defense’ concept. However, playmakers consistently anticipate what’s coming based on the opposition’s tendencies. The only advantage a defense has is it’s ability to react quickly and decisively to the development of the offensive play. We don’t have the playmakers we need in both the defensive line and secondary. Our linebacker play has been our best defensive asset, but it’s not enough against better offensive teams.

PMC

November 23rd, 2009
3:07 pm

So the question is why the heck didn’t they address the secondary?

It has to be that Dimitroff likes this years class better honestly.

MV6

November 23rd, 2009
3:14 pm

Why do the Saints keep adding to their secondary while we do nuttin??? Grimes is a Crimes, & Hello Houston we have a problem??? No pass rush + no cornerbacks = no defense, simple football, the only players we have on defense are Lofton, Coleman, & wait………. thats all folks!

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:15 pm

From a defensive line standpoint, the loss of Peria Jerry hurt. We don’t have an interior lineman other than Babineaux who can force pressure inside and make a quarterback turn into the outside pass rush. Couple that with the lack of production on the outside, other than the occasional flash from Bierman, and that gives an opposing quarterback the extra time in the pocket to make plays downfield. With that extra time, a receiver can challenge our secondary since our cornerbacks and safeties are not the fastest or the biggest, and accumulate large chunks of yardage.

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:26 pm

Honorable mention should go to Thomas DeCoud as he has been a pleasant surprise in an otherwise dismal secondary. As with any draft, potential is quickly outweighed by reality. We had a potentially sufficient draft with our defensive selections this year. However, the current reality is (at least this year) there were no impact players that developed from this crop.

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
3:27 pm

ok all the falcons went through that game missed field goals,bad coverage,no running game,dropped TD….. I think Overtime just isnt the answer to good games,atleast not the nfl’s way i say we put 10 mins on the clock n just make it n extended quarter so it nt all 1st one to score crap its more like the better team will show up n win…

Marques

November 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

ok all the falcons went through that game missed field goals,bad coverage,no running game,dropped TD….. I think Overtime just isnt the answer to good games,atleast not the nfl’s way i say we put 10 mins on the clock n just make it n extended quarter so it nt all 1st one to score crap its more like the better team will show up n win…n i agree with Ronald with the trades i also like tradin jenkins because harry douglas easly would of started over jenkins n we just need some ball hogs on owr defense it just looks like no one wants it!

Marques

November 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

o n I heard Elam missed the plane, Jenkins dropped his luggage, and Houston interfered with takeoff. They was stuck in New York.

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:34 pm

Overtime:

That question about changing the overtime regulations actually came up in the NFL’s winter meetings. Unfortunately, status quo prevailed. Apparently, the argument is over player safety and the current NFLPA agreement. If an extra period were to be implemented, there is a fear of more injuries as a result of player fatigue and lack of compensation for the extra time. But I agree with you: it’s a shame that the odds of winning a tie game at the end of regulation so heavily favors the team that can guess the coin toss correctly.

MV6

November 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

EJ I agree, DeCoud has been a pleasant surprise, Petersen has been a little disappointing, Jamal has been a major #1 bust, & Abraham who knows he has just disapppeared maybe hes hurt, drafting for defense was smart who knew they would go down with injurys but still should have added a few vets in the mix, all we added was Petersen, should have added another cornerback & lineman, our D is killing us just like we knew it would, long time problem still the same, we need a nasty D like the Ravens had for so long, ours is just soft!

David

November 23rd, 2009
3:38 pm

“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”
“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”
“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”
“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”
“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”
“Is there a worse defense than the Falcons”

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

EJtheDJ:
thats tru but can somebody tell me why our Atlanta Falcons let all them freaken free agents like Brian Dawkins, Tye Law and Chris McAlister go to other teams. When they seen in the per-season, that we were going to need help in the secondary. We don’t even have a number three CB, hell all the ones we got are fourth string at best. If Matt Ryan is not giving the game away,(because he is not stepping into his throws) the secondary is(by not finding the ball when it is in the air). Somebody tell me something. Mike Smith we have to stop talking about getting better and do it. You said you was going to put the best players on the field, will it is not hard to see that we do not have the best players on the field. Coach you need to fix it and fix it soon. The season we thought we were going to have is rapitly going up in smoke.

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

MV6:

You bring up a good case in point with the Ravens. But even their D has been off this year too as a result of some significant losses, notably Haloti Ngata (injury), Bart Scott (free agency), and Samari Rolle (IR), and all playmakers. We have a few bright spots on the defensive side of the ball, but nothing like the ‘good’ teams.

Backhand64

November 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

I saw the corner backs with great coverage but their heads not turned toward the ball. They have played like that all season. There have been times when they were clearly beaten, but for the most part if they turned to find the ball, they would have more INT’s and passes broken up. Anyone agree?

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
3:50 pm

Backhand64
i agree but how in the hell did we draft/sign these players w/o simple fundamentals…. it has to be a coaching problem somewhere because nt just one corner did it yesterday/all year the all have been

planb

November 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

DOL
Why is asking why Elam isn’t fired, a bad question. Possibly 7-3 instead of 5-5.

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

cause he doesnt want to but elam on the spot its nt all of elams fault him n the holder r havin problems with the snap so basically if u release elam u have to release on on the best punters in the nfl

EJtheDJ

November 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

Backhad64:

What bothers me even more that that (and that bothers me a lot!) is that at the snap, our CB’s are routinely playing 5-8 yards off the receiver from the line of scrimmage. Even with that cushion, receivers are running right by these corners so that they’re trying to catch up to the play. That lack of speed, coupled with the poor technique of not getting their heads around for a play on the ball, is the reason for our secondary woes.

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
4:10 pm

planb:
cause he doesnt want to but elam on the spot its nt all of elams fault him n the holder r havin problems with the snap so basically if u release elam u have to release on on the best punters in the nfl

shawn

November 23rd, 2009
4:16 pm

Do you guys ever notice that every time Arthur Blank steps onto the field in the fourth quarter during close games we lose that game, he needs to stay in his owners box and creating tension on the sidelines during the fourth quarter.

Overtime

November 23rd, 2009
4:20 pm

shawn:
i have noticed that its either we are winnin or just made a big play is when our owner/ceo comes down to celebrate with us but when we are loosing is when he keeps his ass up stairs nice in comfortable but i bet u he will be on the field the whole game against Philly

D-DawgDavis

November 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

Why isn’t Redman or John-Jessica Parker Wilson holding the kick? I realize some teams go second string QB and most go punter. Just a thought. Oh and another thought, so NO recognizes it has a problem with injuries at their Secondary spots and go out and sign McAlister and now rumored to get McKenzie back in the fold, but we lose B. Williams and get……….nothing?