11:15 pm October 3, 2012, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Falcons travel to face the Redskins and will look to combat their running game and Robert Griffin III’s effectiveness. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports.
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October 3rd, 201211:50 pm
Redskins offense is deadly when at their best…and could be tough to stop in the redzone. The d line must do their best to contain RGIII, then we could prob force a few turnovers. Our LBs gotta slow down the run game too. The Redskins defense won’t pose much of a problem I don’t think, they are capable of sneaking in turnovers. I hope Matt Ryan is ready because the Redskins will be ready to slap us in the mouth on their turf.
October 4th, 20122:34 am
Agreed. I am maybe mre concerned about he defense a little more because its a 3-4 scheme,but even more because of there playmakers and D-doordinators on that side of the ball. I think this game will be a great game overall as well as the second most exciting because of RGIII and the matcup it poses. An opponent from the NFC east will always surrender a great battle. I can’t help but believe that it will take a great 3 touchdown ofense, noisy defense,and relevent special eams this week to secure a 5-0 record after slaughering yet another wom.
October 4th, 20128:32 am
The Redskins defense is a good 3-4, but they are missing Brian Orakpo for the remainder of the season, leaving Ryan Kerrigan as their primary pass rush specialist. They don’t have a great defense, but they don’t have a bad one, either.
I’m worried about us stopping their offense, though. They can run AND pass, and they are only averaging what….a single point per game less than us? RG III is a rookie and so will have to deal with some looks that a veteran DC like Nolan will throw at him. But if we don’t get good pressure on him AND contain the pocket, he’ll hurt us badly.
Washington’s running game is near the top of the League, if not right at the top. We’ll need good penetration from our two DTs and a better game from Dent. My solution to Dent not getting the job done? Simple….put Kroy Biermann in the middle. He’s bigger, stronger, and every bit as fast.
October 5th, 201210:26 am
We are focused on a balanced attack. This will come down to Defense and no….. the Skins do not have a top one especially with key personal missing, but we do have a decent one; that is where the home crowd will come into play…..Fed Ex field will be extra loud, I guarantee that!!! As far as surrendering goes though…… the NFC South plays hard but 2 Superbowl wins to 12 in the NFC East….we have the toughest division in the NFL everyone knows it especially Fanatasy Footballers. The Rams took out one bird and we are taking out the dirty birds Next!!
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