Falcons don’t expect Eagles’ D to change under Bowles

By Michael Cunningham

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Eagles have a new defensive coordinator after coach Andy Reid fired Juan Castillo last week and replaced him with Todd Bowles. The Eagles had a bye so the Falcons haven’t seen their defense with Bowles in charge.

Falcons center Todd McClure said that lack of information “definitely can present a little bit of a problem” for Atlanta’s preparations but he doesn’t think it will be a major issue.

“It’s still going to be the same guys we’ve seen on film,” McClure said. “I don’t think they are going to drastically change what they’ve done. They’ve had training camp to put in their defensive philosophies and the first six games of the season. I just can’t see them changing too much.”

Bowles was hired as Philadelphia’s defensive backs coach in January. He’s been an NFL defensive assistant since 2000 and led the Dolphins to a 2-1 record as interim coach last season.

“I’ve known Todd a long time,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “He’s an excellent coach so we’ve got to be prepared for some ‘unscouted’ looks. [But] I don’t think there will be a mass change in what they do philosophically because they’ve invested so much time into the scheme that they’re running.”

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SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
10:10 am

First! Go Eagles!

Decon

October 23rd, 2012
10:15 am

^ This dude wakes up to get on a Falcon blog. So lame. Makes no sense.

Decon

October 23rd, 2012
10:15 am

What a troll Seen is. The Saints win, excuse me, the REFS win the last two games for the Aints and he shows back up. No worries, because once Denver spanks that azz he’ll be gone again like the first 5 weeks. Go Falcons!

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
10:29 am

@Decon: Uh-huh, thinking that the refs gave the Saints that game just demonstrates your bias. Guess the fact that we didn’t have our head coach, Asst. head coach, and general manager on hand didn’t give our opponents any type of advantage huh?! I wonder how well the falcants would be doing in the standings if they had had their counterparts on suspension, bet it not be anywhere near 6&0. GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

Decon

October 23rd, 2012
10:35 am

Excuses, excuses. At the end of the day Seen, your team has to put up or shut up and start winning some damn football games. There are no excuses in the NFL. Use whatever scape goat you want, but the fact still remains you’re 2-4 and we’re 6-0. DEAL WITH IT! This is OUR division!

Taints R Us

October 23rd, 2012
10:39 am

Atlanta Beastmode

October 23rd, 2012
11:01 am

6-0 Falcons run the NFC South

North FLA Falcon

October 23rd, 2012
11:05 am

@Seen you guys gave up over 400 yards in the air to Campbell and the mighty Bucs. Your pass defense is pathetic! Matty, Julio, Roddy and Tony G are going to eat your lunch. #UNDEFEATED

GregKennesaw

October 23rd, 2012
11:08 am

Go aint’s 2-4 baby!

GregKennesaw

October 23rd, 2012
11:09 am

soon to be 2-5

Big Crimson 75

October 23rd, 2012
11:13 am

The Eagles have a decent D.
Roddy & Julio need to step it up this week.
Their better than Nmandi & DRC.
Philly is still weak at LB & Safety, even though they traded for Demeco Ryans.
Their D-Line is their best unit.
That unit, in particular, features Jason Babin — the guy the Gel-Haired genious by-passed for No-Play Ray Edwards.

Big Crimson 75

October 23rd, 2012
11:17 am

@Decon: Uh-huh, thinking that the refs gave the Saints that game just demonstrates your bias. Guess the fact that we didn’t have our head coach, Asst. head coach, and general manager on hand didn’t give our opponents any type of advantage huh?
—–
You do the Crime, you do the Time.
You of all people should understand this.
You were ratted out by your own.

NSK

October 23rd, 2012
12:00 pm

DLED, not sure if we are giving it away by saying we don;t expect Eagles D to change.

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
12:06 pm

@Big Crimson 75: Nawh, it’s not the ratting out that is the problem, it’s throwing the team under the bus to establish a defense for the league against the player lawsuits that is the real injustice.

And on top of that, you have bozos like Decon here declaring the Saints were handed their two victories by the refs. Then he turns around and claims I’m using excuses! right after he just used the excuse that the refs gave the Saints their wins! What a biased, inconsistent, mentally challenged, bozo!

As for doing the time, I believe we are doing the time.

But, the Saints are still going to beat your team, and do it without their head coach…..LOL!

Big Crimson 75

October 23rd, 2012
12:12 pm

I look for a split in the series this year.

lowdownjj

October 23rd, 2012
12:36 pm

I don’t think 2 weeks is enough time for Bowles to drastically change the scheme. Doesn’t really matter anyway as long as the O-line protects Ryan and we sprinkle in a few screens to slow the rush. The real key to this game will be on the other side of the ball anyhow. With our D coxing M %ick to continue his fumbling bumbling intercepting ways.

Your're Crazy

October 23rd, 2012
12:38 pm

Dude !!! Your team is a pathetic 2-4 and you’re here talking smack…….where’s your head fool !!!!!! LOL

Your're Crazy

October 23rd, 2012
12:41 pm

Seen, you may want to go ahead and order your “NOT going to first in the NFC South” hat…LOL !!!!

LOL at the Aints

October 23rd, 2012
1:03 pm

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Michael M .

October 23rd, 2012
1:15 pm

A tough game coming up Sunday for a well rested First Place Undefeated Atlanta Falcons Team after the bye week……………Corey Peters should be back for the game after being out with a fracture in his foot to make his 2012 debut against a always dangerous Eagles Team. He had 3 sacks,interception and a fumble recovery for a touchdown last Season.

It would be nice to get the Win and being 7 – 0 and then get the Cowgirls at home the following week…………………I think it will be a close one in Philly but the Birds are just a little bit too good for the struggling Eagles…………………………………Atlanta – 24 Eagles – 20

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
1:19 pm

A good chance we split with the Falcons this year. Not sure, will know more after we see what Peyton Manning does to us.

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
1:30 pm

@My imposter: Payton Manning?! If you’re going to impersonate me, at least try to do a credible job.
@ Big Crimson 75: You’re at least displaying a bit more of a realistic stance than the majority of your brethren, but even still, too optimistic. LOL!

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

Just Sayin.....

October 23rd, 2012
1:36 pm

After playing the world champs, Baltimore & Pittsburg I think Philly may be breathing a sigh of relief for an easier opponent this weekend.

Just Sayin…..

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
1:42 pm

I keep clicking the refresh button hoping that you will pay me some needed attention. I know my team sux this year and have no chance with the rest of the nfl but I just want to feel needed so please respnd to my comments as silly as they sound. Really hate to see the us play the Failcons cause they will beat us like a drum.

Keeping it real

October 23rd, 2012
2:00 pm

Eagles 24-0 after bye wks,need i say more!

SawThat1nce

October 23rd, 2012
2:31 pm

How pathetic, this saints troll is.
What position does the saint’s dopehead coach play on the field?
They would lose with that junky headcoach, on the sidelines, anyway.

stei

October 23rd, 2012
2:35 pm

Eagles will rattle matty lice and that OL

Mighty Eagles 27 Failcons 17

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
2:40 pm

I know I am a troll , why would I post on the falcants blog about the Saints , oh don’t worry , we going to beat every team down the line and beat everyone in the playoffs and play and win the Superbowl and be the worldbeaters once again without our head coach.You will see, you all will see how great we are, so there .

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
2:45 pm

Saints didn’t move in the power ranking even though we barely beat Tampa Bay. The Falcons are #1 and should be. A good chance we split with the Falcons this year. Not sure, will know more after we see what Peyton Manning does to us.

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
2:48 pm

@Sawthat1nce: Hmmm, unfortunately for you, that junky head coach, owns the perioxide bandit; convincingly I may add.

kd

October 23rd, 2012
2:51 pm

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kd

October 23rd, 2012
2:56 pm

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SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
2:59 pm

@kd: Nawh, Smith’s record versus the Saints is 2-6.

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:00 pm

anyway since my comment wont post since Seenthisb4 is Mr Ledbetter, anytime the eagles are firing on all cylinders they can score with anyone, regardless of how bad their defense plays. And please believe “The Experience” will have his best game if he ever decides to have one wll be against us!

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:02 pm

How could a 2-5 team be better than an undefeated team??? or even have anything to say to a undefeated team? only place you righteously can talk smack at is a carolina panthers blog

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:03 pm

note: Julio is due for a huge break-out game this Sunday

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
3:04 pm

@kd: So, ostensibly, you believe that DLed, your team’s beatwriter, is not only a Saints fan, but he hates the falcan’ts as well, that it? You’re not much of a sleuth, that’s for sure.

Ever consider that you’re probably using a word or term in your posts that is automatically blocked? Dawh! Betcha you didn’t think of that.

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
3:08 pm

@kd: Here’s a news flash for you, since it’s painfully obvious how uninformed you are. The Saints are 2-4 not 2-5, the panthers beat the Saints, and I can righteously talk anywhere I please.

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:11 pm

your the modulator dude! of course you know why my comments wont post, and you dont hate the Falcons, You love my Falcons more than anyone who ever visits this blog! Evident in every article i see your name with FIRST! beside it as your comment!

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:15 pm

ill be honest guys, i did not know the saints record…..Cause they are irrelevant to me the rest of the Falcon Nation. 2-4 or 2-5 we are splitting hairs here huh Seen??? you only won twice out of all of your games. that better??

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
3:17 pm

Modulator? You must mean moderator! LOL!

When it comes down to truth, the truth is that I am often first simply because the falcan’ts have so few real fans. That simple.

That, and the fact that it is so easy to annoy the few of you with just the simple expression of: FIRST!

You on the other hand, can believe what you want. GEAUX SAINTS!!!

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
3:19 pm

You’re right kd, the Saints have only won two of the games they have played. But, that doesn’t mean that the Saints will concede the games yet to be played, especially the duece versus your team.

Big Crimson 75

October 23rd, 2012
3:27 pm

Seen — unlike yourself & your clown brethren who get their kicks outta stealing someone else’s handle, I have mad respect for Drew Brees.
No matter their record, the Saints will make their season based on whatever they do against the Falcons.
So it’s possible they’ll take 1 game against us.
Y’all need something to take from this debacle of a season.

Just Sayin.....

October 23rd, 2012
3:27 pm

Ryan has been outscored @ Philly 58-31.

Just Sayin…..

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:28 pm

hahaha so youre a saint fan because you sit on the falcons blog all day and comment on the falcons, their injuries, their upcoming matches etc?? Looks like the people who arent saint fans do the same thing as you Seen. Falcon Nation, how sure are we that Gonzo is leaving?? he has no apprentice, and that will be a major blow to ryans game

SeenThisB4

October 23rd, 2012
3:32 pm

@BC75: Good input, but realistically Big, the falcan’ts are 2&10 against the Saints in the last 6 years, Coach Smith is 2 & 6 versus the Saints, who is more likely to have “mad respect” for the opposing coach, team and QB, me or you?

Okay, you’re six and oh,……So?

But, you’re right, the Saints do need to take something from this debacle of a season, and I believe they intend to do just that….all you have to do is wait and watch. Maybe they’ll do just that, and maybe they won’t. I think they will succeed at that endeavor, and with a little good fortune, succeed remarkably well.

DR. FALCON

October 23rd, 2012
3:38 pm

SEENTHISB4, I JUST KNOW, YOU A’INT TALKING SH@#T! FIRST OF ALL, WE DON’T CHEAT! DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FALCONS’ COACHES AND GM, BEING SUSPENDED! 2ND OF ALL, YOU BETTER WORRY ABOUT PEYTON MANNING, CLOWNING YOUR DEFENSE! THE’AINTS ARE 4 GAMES DOWN IN THE NFC SOUTH! GO BRONCOS!

Big Crimson 75

October 23rd, 2012
3:39 pm

Seen — realistically, Bama’s gonna stomp your bayou bengals all over Death Valley in 2 weeks!!

kd

October 23rd, 2012
3:56 pm

@ dr. falcon, Peyton loves beating up on his old mans team. Plus he owes them a whooping!