Coaches film: 6 key plays in the 19-13 victory over Dallas

A breakdown of the key plays from the Falcons-Cowboys game after reviewing the Coaches’ Film:

1. How Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris broke loose on a 37-yard punt return.

Cowboys 1

Antone Smith is the gunner at the top.

Smith is the first player down the field, but he goes too deep. Harris catches the ball and takes off. Long snapper Josh Harris and backup tight end Tommy Gallarda got their hands on Harris. But punter Matt Bosher made Harris make a spin move that allowed linebacker Mike Peterson to catch up and make the tackle.

Antone Smith was too deep.

Antone Smith was too deep.

Harris appeared headed for a touchdown until Bosher slowed him down and Peterson made a hustle play. The Cowboys ended up with a field goal instead.

Mike Peterson on his horse and made a play.

Mike Peterson got on his horse and made a play.

2. Matt Bryant pushed this 37-yard field goal wide right.


Matt Bryant is usally "money" from inside of 40 yards.

Matt Bryant is usally "money" from inside of 40 yards.

Wide right.

Wide right.

3. On third-and-20, Kevin Ogletree got loose for a 65-yard gain on cornerback Dunta Robinson.

Robinson was giving up a 10-yard cushion.

Robinson was giving up a 10-yard cushion.

At the 36-yard line (which would have been one yard shy of the first down), Robinson made a move toward Ogletree, but he kept running and Robinson couldn’t recover.

Here's wehre Ogletree made his move.

Here's where Ogletree made his move.

4. Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel almost intercepts what looked like a touchdown strike to Dez Bryant.

Duece Duece making a play on the ball.

"Deuce Deuce" making a play on the ball.

Samuel was upset that he didn’t get the pick, but this ended up being a very big play. The Cowboys didn’t get the touchdown and Dan Bailey would miss a 54-yard field goal attempt.

Samuel can't believe that his normally reliable hands failed him.

Samuel can't believe that his normally reliable hands failed him.

5. Michael Turner received some nice blocks from Tyson Clabo, Lousaka Polite and Roddy White on his 43-yard run to set up the touchdown and winning points.

The Cowboys had seven players in the box and the Falcons had 21 personnel. (Two backs, 1 tight end. White was in the slot.

The Cowboys had seven players in the box and the Falcons had 21 personnel. (Two backs, 1 tight end). White was in the slot.

Roddy White (below) gets a key seal block on Turner’s longest run of the season.

White has a seal block. Turner has to out run a linebacker and Julio Jones is blocking downfield.

White had a seal block. Turner has to out run a linebacker and Julio Jones blocked down the field. .

6. Julio Jones picked up 8 yards and a key first down. He eluded Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware to make the play work.

The fake dive, pitch play. The Falcons have been giving it to Turner on the dive. They hadn't shown the pitch to Jones this season.

The fake dive, pitch play. The Falcons have been giving it to Turner on the dive. They hadn't shown the pitch to Jones this season.

Dallas outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware nearly blew up the play, but Jones has some quick feet.

Jones escapes.

Jones escapes.

Jones turned a near loss on third-and-1 into an 8-yard gain.

Jones on the loose. Ware back on the ground wonder where Jones went.

Jones on the loose. Ware back on the ground wonder where Jones went.

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33 comments Add your comment

Zachary

November 7th, 2012
1:31 am

This is hilarious. Can you do this every week?

welikebaseball2

November 7th, 2012
1:41 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
2:20 am

Zachary — I’m going to try. I have to figure out how to get my pictures bigger.

lowdownjj

November 7th, 2012
3:06 am

Cool stuff D-Led. Brightened the last hr of my work night up… Bosher has always been good at covering his kicks (and has gotten pretty dang good @ kicking also!) That Mike Pete tackle was HUGE. Love that our blue collar WRs take their blocking seriously. But my favorite was the decleating ankle breaking move Julio put on Ware. Priceless

Marcus

November 7th, 2012
7:01 am

Nice work.

DOL meets NFC Playbook.

Work on that penmanship …. lines a little squiggly. LOL.

Kyle

November 7th, 2012
7:41 am

This is great, DLed.

Are you using MS paint for this?

If you’re looking for something a bit more convenient, and economical, check out the basic Wacom Tablet. If you plan on doing this regularly, you’ll find this a HUGE time saver.

The Real Falcon

November 7th, 2012
7:45 am

Gotta keep these coming each week!

DC Dirty Bird

November 7th, 2012
8:07 am

This is awesome Dled. You should create a catchy name and do this every week.

Blue Fender

November 7th, 2012
8:25 am

DOL, I’ll tell you what my wife tells me: “You write like a little kid”.

Just poking at you.

I usually just read but...

November 7th, 2012
8:52 am

This is nice.
Roddy played lights out. JJ too.
I didn’t see any photo of Dent backing up to the end zone. Just wondering, how far do the coaches feel they have to back him off the line to give him time to make a read and get involved in the play?

BK

November 7th, 2012
8:57 am

Great. Keep doing this every week. See if you can make those pictures click and get the bigger version.

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
9:20 am

DLed, I like it. It is easy to get the pictures bigger, hopefully you can do it without getting the pictures blurry, the clarity already seems to be out of focus on some of them.

DLed’s getting dangerous, he’s got himself a chalkboard…..!! You’ll be drawing up plays for Koetter before you know it………..!!!

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
9:23 am

JJ getting around Ware on that play was so cool……………!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
9:23 am

BK — I will work that with my tech heads.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
9:27 am

Blue Fender — I will take that to mean “You write with grace and style.”

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
9:27 am

DC Dirty Bird — We are working on a name.

c dog

November 7th, 2012
9:53 am

awesome post!

jay

November 7th, 2012
10:21 am

Love this Dled, lol. Speaking of NFC Playbook is anyone else feeling that D McNab is just not cut out for the analyst job? He is just painful to watch and more imporantly painful to listen too. You can even tell that Sterling Sharpe gets so annoyed with him. And my Baldinger’s finger is just nasty, lol. His pinky finger literally points to the ground while the rest of his fingers point straight ahead.

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
10:35 am

We’ve properly disposed of Dallas. We’ve got a game Sunday!!

Falcons Offense
PTS 27.5 (7th) YDS 376.6 (8th) PASS YDS 278.1 (8th) RUSH YDS 98.5 (25th)
Caints Defense
PTS 28.6 (29th) YDS 471.2 (32nd) PASS YDS 294.8 (29th) RUSH YDS 176.5 (32nd)

Caints Offense
PTS 27.2 (8th) YDS 386.4 (5th) PASS YDS 305.4 (2nd) RUSH YDS 81.0 (30th)
Falcons Defense
PTS 17.9 (5th) YDS356.2 (19th) PASS YDS 228.8 (14th) RUSH YDS 127.5 (24th)

Mikey

November 7th, 2012
11:02 am

Nice DLed! Great work! Its so nice to re-live these moments; especially when our team wins. My play of the game was the one where on a critical third down, Quizz was covered like a blanket and performed the “Top Gun move ” by slamming on the brakes and allowing his defender to blow right by him and then picking up the third down and lots of extra yards to boot. Matt Ryan, Roddy and Julio had so many “best of the game plays” I couldn’t count them. GO FALCONS! YOU ARE RISING UP!

Rise Up!

November 7th, 2012
11:19 am

Good job D-Led!

loyal fan

November 7th, 2012
12:05 pm

A pictures worth a thousand words.

Veedub

November 7th, 2012
12:11 pm

How bout “Dled’s Dirty Breakdown of the Week”??

Bomb Squad

November 7th, 2012
12:13 pm

Great job DLed !! In other news….I met Chuck Smith last night !!!!!!!!

Sun Tzu 7

November 7th, 2012
12:22 pm

Dled, maybe you should talk with some of the guys at the Falcons.

I’ve seen them do ‘film sessions’ with the iPad and they can output it to a large screen TV. At the very least I’m sure they could give you some ideas on how you can get better resolution on your images.

BTW, love the idea and hope to see more of this.

Brown

November 7th, 2012
1:09 pm

Another vote for this being a weekly feature!

RainMaker

November 7th, 2012
1:26 pm

Dunta ALWAYS gives up a 10 yard cushion! Guess he needs to do that cuz he slow!

Nice job D-Led. Always good stuff from you….

BillyBob

November 7th, 2012
1:42 pm

D Led. Ask someone in the graphic department about Photoshop and a Wicom Tablet. Will allow you to do this quicker and with better resolution of images.

soullrenaissance

November 7th, 2012
2:19 pm

Saintnicks have been emboldened by the Saint win over the Eagles and troll until the cows come home or until The Real Birds crush them in their dome.

N

November 7th, 2012
3:39 pm

Hilarious. Loved it.

Kane337

November 7th, 2012
3:51 pm

dirtybird1218

November 8th, 2012
1:22 pm

yeah man, that quick replay was cool and just gotta become a weekly event. don’t know much bout the tech stuff, but i can see that you are on to something.

Mave2124

November 8th, 2012
3:11 pm

I love adding the All 22 tape to your weekly film review. Get a slightly better program for writing on the film and do this every week. Awesome! Should probably get a sponsor like McClure and DeCoud have on the website, lol !