4:14 pm September 17, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
September 17th, 20104:17 pm
1 score a td- 2 don’t let the cards score a td- 3get a new qb
THE CURSE OF BRETT FAVRE LIVES IN ATL
September 17th, 20104:35 pm
1ST BRETT FAVRE
2ND MIKE VICK
AND WE END UP WITH NOODLE ARM!
Season Ticket Holder
September 17th, 20104:45 pm
1. Falcons must stretch the field with longer pass plays
2. Offense line must open wholes in the running game
3. D-Line must get pressure on the QB
September 17th, 20105:04 pm
# 3 seems feasible but 1 and 2 are wishin’ upon a star and that star is now an eagle
September 17th, 20105:21 pm
People always say,”We have to be able to run the ball.” It would be better to say the following: If a team can’t dominate the line of scrimmage on offense, then they have to run when the defense is leaning pass, and pass when they’re leaning run. That’s what Belichik does in NE, for example. We don’t have a dominant O-line, and so we will rarely be able to run the ball effectively without some confusion or misdirection or deception to help us. (What were Mularkey/Ryan doing repeatedly running Turner into a tight seven man box? Trying to prove their manhood? LeBeau must have thought he’d died and gone to heaven.) What we really need is a poised and accurate QB who can throw in the flat, or throw the slant, with great accuracy, so the receiver doesn’t have to stop or break stride. We so far absolutely don’t have that. Nothing helps a running game like the credible threat of a short passing game.
September 17th, 20105:29 pm
What happened to the o-line that opened holes for Turner in 08?
September 17th, 20105:40 pm
Good question. They were never good pass blockers but now they seem mediocre at both.
September 17th, 20105:41 pm
sure Vick can throw the ball far but where it lands nobody knows but most likely not near the guy who is wide open.
September 17th, 20106:17 pm
The Falcons this week will:
Declare September 19, 2010, “Tony Gonzalez Day” at the Georgia Dome.
Honor Gonzalez before the game in a brief ceremony commemorating his 1,000th catch, with Falcons owner & CEO Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and president Rich McKay in attendance.
Salute Tony with a video montage that will be shown on the Jumbotron on Sunday prior to kickoff commemorating his historic catch.
Offer fans the opportunity to purchase a limited number of “Milestone Ticket Packages,” which include two tickets to Sunday’s game and a Gonzalez jersey for just $88. For more information about securing the “Milestone Ticket Package”, fans can go to AtlantaFalcons.com.
Reduce the price on all of Gonzalez’s jerseys by 50 percent at Falcons365.com and Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The price reduction on the Gonzalez jerseys begins today and continues until after Sunday’s game.
Feature Gonzalez on the cover of Falcons Playbook, the official 2010 Game Day Program of the Atlanta Falcons.
Give away Falcons battle flags to the first 60,000 fans (courtesy of TicketMaster) entering the Georgia Dome.
September 17th, 20106:19 pm
The Falcons in a laugher 34-13 over the Cards. Then we go to Old Orleans and beat the Aints like they stole something.
First Falcons Season Ticker Holder Ever
September 17th, 20106:29 pm
What happened to the Turner of 08, for that matter.
I hope Dunta “dun’t” make us miss Meangelo. Rise up, Defense!!
Honor Tony Gonzalez by actually scoring a touchdown in 4 quarters. Good lord!
September 17th, 20106:41 pm
Can the Falcons or the AJC spring for you a better webcam????….Geezzz….I got light headed from the blurry vidoeo! Where you using a camera phone??
September 17th, 20106:49 pm
If the Falcons score a touchdown, I’ll buy him a webcam and a real tie, i.e. a NECK TIE.
September 17th, 20106:51 pm
It’s season three of the new era of Falcons football. Season three of Thomas Dimitroff as the general manager, Mike Smith as the head coach and Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback.
And for the first time in Falcons history, they’ll be looking for a third straight winning season.
September 17th, 20106:56 pm
I dont give a crap about Tony’s catches;focus on the game. GEEZ!!!!!
September 17th, 20107:06 pm
If Turner can be another significant threat, that’s only going to make Ryan more dangerous as the quarterback. Plus, a serious running attack will also make tight end Tony Gonzalez more of a headache for opposing defenses.
Roddy White is one of the best receivers in the NFL, and the return of Harry Douglas should help. The Falcons do, however, need second receiver Michael Jenkins to come back from the shoulder injury that sidelined him in the preseason
September 17th, 20107:09 pm
Catches leads to touchdowns. Touchdowns leads to wins.
September 17th, 20107:10 pm
I understand the coaches’ philosophy is “pound the football.” The problem I have is their inability to adjust when that isn’t working. They look like they’re trying to prove their manhood running up the middle so often yet completely wuss out and punt on 4th and inches. The message that sends to BOTH teams on the field is one we don’t need to be sending.
September 17th, 20107:50 pm
OCT 17 at Philadelphia the NLCS and The Falcons at the Eagles with the Host, Michael Vick! Woof Woof!!
September 17th, 20108:10 pm
It was even less surprising Arizona (1-0) had problems with the ball in its 17-14 victory at St. Louis. Derek Anderson, installed as the starting quarterback after Matt Leinart was released, lost one of four Cardinals fumbles and only found Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald three times for 43 yards
September 17th, 20108:12 pm
Matt has to play better and in Mularkey is handcuffing him he has to make it right when he is in no huddle or he is to blame also. If they don’t show and prove against Arizonia then we are in trouble. I hope they Show!
Birds on the Brain
September 17th, 20109:41 pm
SCORE A DAMN TOUCHDOWN!! GOOD GRIEF!!!
September 17th, 201010:53 pm
did y’all get a new set of keys since last sunday?
September 17th, 201011:24 pm
@hiramsaint – your 4:17 post pretty much nails it. #4 would be find a running back that doesn’t fall down as soon as the defense touches him. Burner Turner my a**. Must not be a contract year…
September 18th, 20103:20 am
The Mike Vick Effect
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he sells tickets.
September 18th, 20108:32 am
Seemed like they played “not to lose” against Pittsburgh. I had them @ 12-4, now that slips to
11-5. They play Arizona @ home this week, nobody else. I want to see some deep balls, some hot reads down the middle. If we start running reverses that is a sign we are in deep trouble. And how bout a good ol’ Green Bay sweep every now and then. Turner seems to gain more yards running the ball outside.
September 18th, 201011:43 am
Dan Reeves got fired as coach because of his run run up the middle style of football..and Blank fired him…Now Malurkey is doing the same thing today…no imagination on offense..look out Mike Smith.
September 18th, 20105:35 pm
Falcon2986- your sorry team better focus on the cardinals, before worrying about beating the super bowl champs. Wishful thinking about beating the champs in their house. You have no offense or defense. Your team could not even beat steel town, with a third string q-b. What makes you think the falcants are going to beat a super bowl/MVP q-b.
September 18th, 20107:49 pm
Who cares if Vick sells tix? He will choke just like he did at the end of the game vs. Packers. He has talent but he is as dumb as a rock.
September 18th, 20108:51 pm
I bet the Georgia blogs are alot worse that this blog.
September 18th, 20109:14 pm
Matty Ice Goes For 300 and 3 touches this week! Matty Ice Is Special. Chill The F OUT Atlanta!!
September 18th, 20109:28 pm
Atlanta will be rocking next Sunday, after the Falcons finish stomping the Aints .
September 18th, 20109:30 pm
The 49ers will upset the Aints on Monday Night Football.All this foolish talk about two dat. Stop dreaming. Last year was a fluke.
Atlanta fans often denigrate the play of wideout Michael Jenkins, a first-round pick in 2004. Granted, Jenkins has never caught more than 53 passes in a season and he frequently suffers some drops, but he is a good complement to Roddy White and stretches the field when he’s in the game.
September 18th, 20109:32 pm
The Falcons are just 5-6 since Ryan arrived when Jenkins is injured and doesn’t play. Jenkins sat out last week with a shoulder injury and likely won’t play Sunday, but Atlanta is 15-7 with him in the lineup since the start of the 2008 season.
September 19th, 20106:20 am
This new coach of the Falcons is already the new death of us….( he doesnt play to WIN the game….he plays MORE not to lose instead ) He takes no chances… A play it safe kind of guy! Someone needs to inform him that ( aggressive ) teams go further and ( nice ) teams like us ( usually watch them )! I dont mind losing….if youre playing to WIN! Coach…grab A pair and man-up!
September 19th, 20109:53 am
Hey Mularkey. May I introduce you to 2 plays that you do not seem to know about? They are called the deep pass and the screen. Why not try them out?
September 19th, 201012:25 pm
Just win the friggin game!
September 19th, 201012:40 pm
everybodys on the Vick bandwagon and funny thing is Kolb is still the starter in Philly and that has been noted…only reason he’s playing is because Kold can’t…..first good game the guy is had in about 4 years and suddenly he’s a superstar….lol…lol….lol….i really thought we had some football fans in Atlanta but i guess not….
September 21st, 20106:45 pm
Vick is going to get better and better each week. He is a human high light film, we should have stuck by the guy. Hey, stupid move on his part and a reason he was erratic, but he paid the price, and does anyone remember watching the guy play, and how he made us FEEL?! I aint no lib either with the feelings thing, but I did love to watch Mike play and I bet everyone here could not wait to watch the game reviews. CRAP!!! Arthur Blank is a LIBERAL caught up in the FASHIONABLE LIBERAL “KILL THE GUY WHO HURTS DOGS” thing, all hopped up by PETA. Of course its wrong to abuse animals…and people too! Now be a loving person to everyone cause as Americans we are all brothers and sisters…AND GO FALCONS! (and beat VICK when you go to Philly!). PS: should have stuck by Mike, he made us proud, mostly.
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