Good Start; Falcons-Lions Wrap: Offense

A Decent Start on Offense 

It’s Only Preseason Right?
The first preseason game is in the books and we finally have some “game tape” to analyze as Falcons fans. Well, we looked pretty good on offense at times, but had a pretty atrocious performance on defense, save a few bright spots by individual players. Special Teams coverage looked pretty good overall, but our kick return game certainly needs a little work as well. Please repeat: it’s just a preseason game, it’s just a preseason game. And as long as our coaches got what they need, our players can learn from it, and we can improve as a team, than a loss won’t mean anything come regular season time. The fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers went 0-4 in preseason and won the Super Bowl, and conversely the Lions went 4-0 and didn’t win a single game out of 16 has been thrown around quite a bit. There were bright spots in the game for sure, and our Birds had it all but wrapped up, at least we thought. We went 2-2 in the preseason last year and had a good year, so its probably all good.

It’s Still Live Football
However, even though it was a preseason game, there were serious deficiencies throughout the entire defensive performance. All the fears that many fans had about replacing 5 starters, completely retooling the linebacking corps, and having youth and inexperience all over the roster, weren’t alleviated and were in fact amplified. Overall, its too difficult to gauge if the coaches got what they wanted out of the game, but there were some really bad performances by several players that likely hurt some of their chances at making the roster if they don’t improve in a hurry. A look at performances put forth by individual players by position, the good first, which of course would be the offense:

Celebration for Ice, Jenks, & Burner (Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press)

Quarterbacks
Matt Ryan looked pretty good after shaking the rust off in the first couple of plays. Ryan had a quick night, but looked crisp with a few of his throws converting on 3rd down, got a couple of nice passes to his old friend Roddy White for some nice pickups, and displaying the great connection of what’s to come with Tony Gonzalez getting a nice 3rd and long conversion. Chris Redman seemed a bit off throughout the game, throwing some passes that were less than assertive and looking generally flat-footed in his time at QB, even though he was put in a few poor positions. Overall, he surely looks like a huge price tag in a backup role at $4.5 million. DJ Shockley appeared to have a good command of the offense and threw the ball well, except for one pass that was well overthrown. He especially looked good on two throws in the 2nd half, gunning a nice 3rd and long to Eric Weems for a nice first down. The other was a perfectly placed long ball to Robert Ferguson in the end zone that would’ve been a touchdown if the Lions defensive back hadn’t interfered, the pass set up a 1 yd touchdown by Snelling. John Parker Wilson seemed to have a decent grasp on running the offense as a 3rd team quarterback, completing all 3 of his passes.

Running Backs

Needs a Little Work on Vision (Robin Buckson/The Detroit News)

Needs a Little Work on Vision (Robin Buckson/The Detroit News)

The first offensive series didn’t look too promising for our vaunted rushing attack from last year, but the Burner Turner allayed those fears really quickly with that awesome 40 yard jaunt for a touchdown. Turner also had a couple of nice runs in the second series before the long touchdown rush. That masterful rush for 6 points of course ended #33’s night. Jerious Norwood came in after Turner, and didn’t have the best of nights. Norwood seemed to lack good vision missing several open holes and running into the back of tacklers. As mentioned before, its very, VERY early, but Norwood seems to have a few kinks to work out. Jason Snelling saw limited action, but made the most of it scoring a 1 yd touchdown and showed that he may be the best option as a short yardage, grinding back. Although struggling some initially, Thomas Brown seemed to gain a little momentum towards the end of the game making some good inside runs for a decent amount of yardage. Even though Verron Haynes didn’t have any rushes, he did have a nice catch and run out of the backfield.

Wide Recievers

Booker Had a Decent Showing (Robin Buckson/Detroit Free Press)

Booker Had a Decent Showing (Robin Buckson/Detroit Free Press)

Great to see Roddy White getting back in the groove after his week of holding out. White made a couple nice catches from Matty Ice and got a little extra work in after the other starters headed for the sidelines. That one reverse to White was ugly from the start and might need to go back to the drawing board. Eric Weems was really the only other receiver to make more than one catch, but he continued to put his stamp on a roster spot with a couple of solid catches, one coming on a third and long conversion. Add to that his outstanding punt return and its easy to see why Weems appears headed for a certain spot. Receivers didn’t get a whole lot of looks more than White and Weems, but Finneran had a good catch for a first down working out of the first team slot. Not sure that Finneran gives a ton of speed out of the slot, but he certainly gives Ryan a great slew of big targets along with Michael Jenkins and Tony Gonzalez. Aaron Kelly had a pretty nice grab towards the end of the game, Marty Booker hauled in two passes, and even though Robert Ferguson didn’t have a catch he had a touchdown in hand if not for the interference. Troy Bergeron and Darren Mougey were noticeably absent in a game they can ill afford to go without notice to earn a roster spot.

Tight Ends
It was a real quick night for Tony Gonzalez, but he made the most of it by picking up a nice 3rd down conversion from Matt Ryan. He seemed to fit in nicely with the Falcons offense, always looking for that extra block to spring Turner or a wideout for a long gain. He hit the sidelines and put on a visor after that. The other tight ends didn’t see a lot of action with Peele and Zinger catching one pass a piece for short yardage.

Offensive Line
The “Burn Unit” looked pretty good in their debut springing Turner for over 60 yards in a very short amount of time. The Nasty Boys, Harvey Dahl and Tyson Clabo, were up to their old ways dish-ragging a poor rookie to the ground pretty close to the whistle. Gotta love that. The Nasty Boys were also responsible for Turner’s long burn for a touchdown. It was a thing of beauty to watch Clabo perform a crushing down block, and see Dahl do a quick outside pull to bounce Turner loose. Sam Baker, Todd McClure, & Justin Blaylock also looked good as well, providing Ryan with good time to throw the ball except for a couple of blitzes. The backup line saw Brett Romberg at center, Will Svitek and Garrett Reynolds at tackles, and Quinn Ojinnaka, Ben Wilkerson, and Michael Butterworth working at guards. The backup line seemed to be pretty solid, but nothing spectacular. Norwood had limited running lanes, and Redman got pressured several times.

Overall, the offense looked pretty good in the first preseason game, particularly compared to the defense and rotating four quarterbacks into the game. The starting offense looked a touch rusty in the first series, but settled down nicely and moved the ball well and had several big 3rd down conversions. Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, and Roddy White seemed to pick right back where they left off last season, and Tony Gonzalez gave a brief glimpse of what’s to come. The line looked pretty sharp for the first game, DJ Shockley seemed to gain ground on Chris Redman as the number 2 QB, Eric Weems is all but locking up a roster spot with his performance, and Thomas Brown and Jason Snelling showed flashes. All in all a good start. Now for the defense……..coming tomorrow.

Daily Tailgate Recipe
Maybe not necessarily a tailgate recipe, but one of the best breakfast sandwiches EVER! Sausage, English Muffin, & Gravy Sandwich, courtesy of Bobby Flay and Foodnetwork.com.

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tyler

August 17th, 2009
10:42 pm

I agree that the offensive line looked very solid. That has got to be comforting for Ryan. I think Booker really looked like a professional and someone I feel should make this team. If Weems wins the return job, not many spots left for Bergeron, Kelly, Mougey, or Williams.

I don’t think Thomas Brown is going to make the active roster. Just my opinion.

Krebs

August 17th, 2009
10:42 pm

Can’t take the preseason too serious is right D3. These games are only good for the coaches to breakdown game film on individual players they will have to make decisions on. You could make a case for the final game as being an important ‘momentum’ game.

Running game looks pretty good. Turner was/is the keystone player on that offense. Without him we do not have the year that we had last year. Thomas Brown could be a diamond in the rough. Hope he make the team.

Defense was inconsistent. It will take a little time for them to work out the kinks.

Maybe it was just me looking into something that is not there, but they looked a little loose during the game. Living off of last years success? Hope this is not the case. Kinda glad they lost. May help them focus for the rest of the preseason.

BT

August 17th, 2009
10:51 pm

Nice Job D3, as usual.
The real key IMO (on offense) is, the starting O-line looked good and not too bad with the reserves.
I have have high hope for Garrett Reynolds and Will Svitek.
Depth on the O-line has been one of my focus points.

MR2 TO TG88 is a combo we will hear a lot in clutch situation.

BT

August 17th, 2009
10:53 pm

Rest assured Thomas Brown will make the team.

BT

August 17th, 2009
11:13 pm

MNF, not bad for a preseason game.
Panther scrubs came back and made a game of it after the first teams got theirs handed to them.
Fresh proof, preseason games final outcomes mean nothing.

jason

August 18th, 2009
12:19 am

I am looking ahead to this weeks game, and I have to say that this is an important one for DJ and Redman. It is pivotal that one (hopefully DJ) or the other has a good game. Maybe DJ will have his breakout game. I would have like to have seen DJ in behind MR against DET. Think about it. RW played roughly half the second qu. Give DJ a shot with the strating unit. MR is the starter. Redman has played with the starters. Let DJ run with the starters and see if he has what it takes to unseat Redman for the #2 QB. Also in the game game, I want to see Norwood hit the hole with purpose. Well, I just want him to hit an open hole. He has this problem during the regular season of stopping himself by running up the backs oif the OL. Seems he only gets his yards going to the outside.
As for the WRs, I want to see the young guys fight it out. We know what we have in RW, MJ, and Finn. Let’s keep getting touches to Weems and see if he is for real our #4 at WR. Lets also get Bergeron, Williams, and Kelly going. Find out if we have that Diamond in the rough. Booker and Fergurson are both vets and have been around for a long time, so we know what we have in them. We can get that through practice. I say with the injury to HD we will carry RW, MJ, and Finn. We will take 1 between Booker and Fergurson, and 1 between the 3 youngsters mentioned earlier.
OL just needs to keep on keeping on. Lay down the foundation for the younger OL so they will fall right in and get just as nasty. The OL as has been proven against DET is the least of our concerns. Just develope the younguns.

Ed-Covington

August 18th, 2009
1:29 am

Preseason or not, it still worries me that the defense gave up over 450 yards to Detroit, most of it by a rookie QB and rookie RBs(and would be even more if their WR could catch!) Supposedly at this early juncture the defenses are ahead of the offenses, but we made the Lions look like champs. Too many huge holes in the DL for runs and not enough QB pressure. None of the Detroit scores were cheap or lucky. Our young defense was exposed and how. Brooking will be missed; Peterson looked slow. Thought that Winborn and Gilbert looked good, but I’m just going by live game impressionsl I have no way to record the game and review film/tape. Any info from anyone who taped the game and can review it? Anyway, I trust that Mike Smith and Brian van Gorder will have everything straight by the time we open with Miami. Just really disappointed with the defensive performance; doesn’t matter if they won or lost; more important to look at everyone. Go Birds!!

Ed-Covington

August 18th, 2009
1:56 am

As a die-hard Falcon fan I have hoped for three years that DJ would show enough to take over the #2 job. He got hurt in 2007 and just has not seperated himself from the other QBs. I remember during preseason last year when some were saying that he deserved the starting job over Matt Ryan. Redmon has started and won games for the Falcons and that means a lot. If DJ does not show enough to win the #2 job this year, the Falcons will release him in favor of John Parker Wilson. As somone said, there is no such thing as a 3-year #3 QB. That position is for your future #1 or #2 or trade bait (remember Matt Schaub?). If you haven’t proven in three years that you’re good enough to be #2 then the team moves on to someone else, in this case Wilson. I wish DJ the best, I really hope he breaks out this year; but if he doesn’t earn the #2 slot, the Falcons won’t keep him. Facts of life.

Ed

August 18th, 2009
3:39 am

Starting with the good I see D3…nice breakdown. Now for the ugly, the D.

Excellent point about the backup QB situation in regards to DJ Ed – C. I truly think Shockley is going to solidify his position & I think the Falcons want him too. Of course I am biased but he looked far better than Redman in game 1.

Also, I hope the Falcons take a good look at Thomas Brown over Norwood as the number 2 RB. Brown is tough and will take it inside for yardage as opposed to Jerious who looks most often to break it to the outside.

JJB

August 18th, 2009
7:00 am

Hey D3, according to Atlantafalcons.com’s transactions sheet, Darren Mougey was released on August 9. Great blog, just wanted to correct that one point

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
7:51 am

D3,

JJB’s post is the second report I’ve seen on the release of WR D Mougey. ESPN confirmed it, albeit, with a different date. CBS, NFL, and SI do not show the transaction at all. Nor have I seen it reported by AJC. What gives?

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
8:45 am

D3,

As always another great post. Not surprised at all it has become the norm. As for the D it was painful to watch at times. I agree Peterson looked really slow. He knew what he wanted to do but was just too slow in getting there. It think Shock will be fine. It would be every interesting to see how he would do if he could work with the first unit. I’m confident that Smitty and BVG will have the D in place by the first game. I’m sure you show how ticked he (Smitty) was when the first unit D came off of the field. Again great work.

YUP!!

August 18th, 2009
8:48 am

Could we see a few more “PRE-SEASON” games before we call this defense a bust!!

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
8:50 am

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
8:58 am

Good morning Cage,

First things first. The CEO was a little upset that he had to break his streak of posts here in the cage. Like CBrass stated, we knew he would come back smoking with a great topic. And like a cool breeze on a hot summer night, my man delivered. Great work, D3!!

Ed-Covington, two great posts. I will save my defensive comments for the next blog as D3’s preview suggests that we will address the D situation.

Quaterback seems to be a very risky situation after MR. All three of the guys battling for the #2 and #3 positions need to show more. Shock seems to remind me of the Seahawks’ Seneca Wallace. We know the talent is there but is seems to come in too many short flashes. Consistency is key at the QB position. Like Jason, I want to see more. I would suggest that Smitty/Mad Mike let Ryan sit this week. There is no reason to let him play this week. He can get all he needs in weeks 3/4. Jason has a point; start Shock in the first half and Redman in the second half. JPW is P-squad at best because there is NO way we go into the season with no veteran presence at QB.

Running Back: Turner is ready to rock. I agree with the article in the AJC yesterday in which they reported his number of carries would be monitored. I like that. He loves to run, he punishes defenders, but I do not want to see the “Earl Campbell effect” befall the Burner. That is why it is so critical for Snelling (5′11″ 230) to step up and show what he is capable of; a diverse (RB/FB) big back option with good hands/speed and the ability to block. TBrown was looking to make this team with his work as a return man or alternate back but had better look out. He is losing grown in both areas. Haynes will be cut. TipToe “the Flash” Norwood will be retained and will sign elsewhere next season.

Receivers and Tight End: No issues here. RW and MJ are locks to be the starters. Fin and Fergie offer a solid security blanket to MR that the rookies can’t come close to. Booker still has it but with 11 years on those tires, he may be cut in favor of youth. That is where Eric Weems has separated himself. His determined work at WR and in the return area will be rewarded. And watch out, he will blossom under the tutelage of Coach Robiskie. At TE, Gonzo, Hartsock, and Peele are in.

Have the trauma centers ready to receive patients a plenty this season as The “Burn Unit” appears ready to deliver an abundance of “3rd degree burns” this season. The guys have retained that intensity that they acquired under Coach Boudreau. Even the the second team seems to be buying into the “Boudreau effect” as they delivered a few “2nd degree flashes” themselves.

The OL receives the only A grade I would issue this from last weekend’s game.

Overall, the offense looks ready to rock. There are a few little things that will work themselves out in terms of depth. But I’m feeling very good about what we will do offensively.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
9:10 am

Morning my dear CB and my brother UnCa Bob (Semoper Fi).

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
9:11 am

Oops…that should be Semper Fi. Can’t spell that wrong. Too much tradition in that greeting.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
9:16 am

Yup, quick to your point. CBrass is on target with her points. No one is calling it (the defense) a bust. If you have the time, please go back to the blog over the weekend, especially on Sunday. The Cage fam made many great points on that subject. Or, if the preview is correct, which I am sure it is, tune in tomorrow morn. Knowing my brother the CEO, I PROMISE you, we will be able to break that defense performance down completely, looking ahead to PS game #2 and beyond.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
9:21 am

SW,

Morning my man. How’s that hurricane out in the Atlantic looking. Will it cause some major problems? Thanks for backing up my post. I feel that I’m finally making some knowledgeable (even thought it’s very limited) post.

Unca’ Bob,

How’s my mentor doing today?

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
9:39 am

CBrass, the hurricane is continuing to intensify but looks like the US mainland will avoid a direct strike. But trust me, we are watching it closely.

Ohhhh don’t shortchange yourself. You can and DO bring it my dear. UnCa Bob mentored well.

Coop

August 18th, 2009
9:43 am

D3 – Nice read. Great Job.

Ed – Disagree with Brown over Norwood. Regardless of Norwood’s inability to hit the hole, he is an endzone threat EVERY time. Returns, catching out of the backfield, wildcat, etc. Frankly, Brown has to do much more to make the team.

Love the O-line. hoping Garrett and others develop and add to rotation.

Really want DJ to put it on this Friday. Would love to see Redman go for $$$ reasons. I thik DJ can handle #2, and would like to see some trade value from him at end of year. Sometimes though, I just feel like I keep waiting and nothing’s coming… kinda like JA98.

Hard to make a clean choice, but I just like Booker over Ferg, and I can’t defend that. I want to see some young speed demons on the field, but if they can’t unseat Finn, Book, or Ferg, then it’s too the practice squad or scrap heap.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
9:54 am

SW,

Thanks for the encouragement. It means a lot!!

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
9:55 am

Seminole Warrior,

Good morning. With all the Tropical Storms and Hurricanes brewing, it looks like your plate is going to be full for a while.

CBrass,

I am well, thank you. Your posts have always been insightful and positive. It’s good to see you are becoming more comfortable posting.

The Falcon Offense will be one of the best balanced in our Division, if not the League. My feeling is we are going to throw the football more often. I know we are a run first team, but given the options we have have, we would be foolish to not take advantage of them. It would help to lessen the load for M Turner, as well as keeping opposing Defenses off balance.

Coop

August 18th, 2009
10:07 am

Unca’ Bob – Agree we will pass more. I think D’s will gear to stop Turner, but when Ryan tosses the ball around, they’ll have to drop off the line some. This should also help out Turner. I think that showed in the DET game. I love our offense and think we’ll give opposing D coordinators nightmares. Not saying, we’re the greatest show on turf, but we have a ton of solid weapons to move the ball down the field.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
10:08 am

UnCa B, I concur with the offensive assessment. There will defiantely be more no-huddle as MR seems well equipped to run that offense. That will be the “breather” for the “Burner” on accasion as well as in key situation where points will be at a premium.

I love this time of the year when the tropics become active. It keeps me busy as h… but the power of nature is what drew me into this career some nearly 30 years ago. I love it!! Never a dull day.

Did you or CBrass order the new Falcons special license plates yet?

nhe

August 18th, 2009
10:09 am

Seminole Warrior, with all due respect, when has DJ ever had the chance to really work thru the flow of a whole game? He shows “spurts” because he only plays in “spurts”.

I think we need to give DJ most of game 2 (3 or more quarters) and CR most of game 3 and let the best man win. Shockley is clearly the more talented backup, but should there be a situation where MR missed multiple games, CR would probably come in and get “in the flow” quicker. But DJ would have the bigger upside if either of them had to play an extended period. So – 1 game – CR, 3 or more games in a row – DJ – by far.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
10:17 am

SW,

I thought about it but I have the breast cancer tag so I probably will stick with that one. Are you thinking about ordering it?

Coop

August 18th, 2009
10:17 am

nhe – I want to seeDJ succeed too, but it’s unrealistic for him to play an entire PS game (even 3 qtrs). He has to make the most of his opportunity. JPW didn’t play as long as CR or DJ and looked as serviceable as either.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
10:17 am

Nhe, we are cool, ace. We share that viewpoint. In my 8:58am post this morn, I am asking that we give Shock a full half to show what he can do. Concurring with Jason, I even went as far as to say let him play with the first team. I see no reason to have MR play this week at STL. He is the starter and we know that. What is critical on offense, the only possible weakness I see, is the QUALITY and EFFICIENCY of the backup QB position.

I’m not a Shock hater by any means. I stated he reminds me of Seneca Wallace. He can be effective if given time to grow and learn. That is what Seattle did with Wallace. And when he played, he managed the game but they used that great O-line and running attack to make him feel as comfy as they could. We can do the same with Shock.

Another point..if the Falcons want to execute the “wildcat” in certain schemes, Shock adds that value as well due to his much better mobility than any other QB on the roster, including MR.

BIRDMAN

August 18th, 2009
10:21 am

Good monin cagers
Another great blog D3 as always.SW good to hear your thoughts about the team, and U B as well.Great read CBrass also.Thanks guys. I like the talk about how MR is goin the extra mile to improve his game.Wish they would all follow his lead.They should because they are in the NFL..
Yes the D sure needs to improve and I know they will . I mean after that no show game last Sat its gota get better.I kinda got little releaf on how they performed after reading some of what ya’ll have said..Shockley to me looks better for the #2 spot and I also want to see him workout with ou #1 O line .I thought Stafford looked very good for his first pre game.He seemed to have great cntroll on his throws .Agian Thanks for the read.
GO ….BIRDS…AND …YA’LLL …KEEP…IT….COMEIN

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
10:24 am

SW,

I was, and still am, living in South Carolina in 1989, when Hugo came through. Only one other time in my life have I seen such total devastation. Mother Nature can truly be a Bear.

I’m not sure, but my local DMV might look down on Georgia tags on my car.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
10:28 am

CB, same here. Retired USAF plate on one, and the First Lady has the wildflower plate on the other. I may switch that one since I am in her SUV more than I am in my car.

I’m wondering why it took so long for the Falcons to do this. When you look at the incredible success of the college plates, especially UGA, this should have been a no-brainer. As you know, I visit Charlotte, Tampa and Jacksonville a lot, chasing footballs. Their fan bass loves the NFL plates and they are all over the place in those markets. Glad that our marketing department is finally catching up.

I lost Mama Warrior to breast cancer seven years ago so I understand your BC plate and the desire to keep it. I proudly display a pink ribbon is on the back of the SUV next to my “Keep the Troops Safe” and “Army Strong” yellow bows.

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
10:40 am

SW,

I was, and still am, living in South Carolina in 1989, when Hugo came through. Only one other time in my life have I seen such total devastation. Mother Nature can truly be a Bear.

I’m not sure, but my local Dept.of Motor Vehichles might look down on Georgia tags on my car.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
10:43 am

SW,

I was really big on the BC thing then out of no where my aunt was diagnosed and eventually bet it. It is strange that AB waited so long to get this going. I’m sure it will be successful.

jason

August 18th, 2009
10:44 am

How does a NFL QB get experience? If he doesn’t play with the best (starters) on the field. Alot of times you get caught up watching the game and you don’t see break downs in protection (OL), or missed blitz pick ups (RBs). You also don’t see WRs in the routes or in bad position to make catches. Alot goes on that you don’t necessarrily see at first glance. IF you are QBing second and third string how do you gain any consistencey wgen you are surrounded by inconsistencies? As I said in my first post, we all know what we have in MR. To an extent we know what we have in CR; he has played with the starting unit. He even started 4 games 2 years ago. We don’t know what we have in DJ. We have only seen glimpses with the second team the past 4 years. I say let DJ run with the first unit, and see what he’s got once and for all. Let him stand in the pocket behind Dahl and crew being flanked by the Burner and Gonzo. Then if he cannot get the job done, you adjust accordingly. I am the biggest UGA Homer out there, and I want for DJ to come up big bad…. but in the NFL it is all about winning and helping the team do just that. I say give MR one series this week, and let DJ play the first half and into the second half followed by CR and close with JPW.

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
10:46 am

Ohhhhh, I have studied Hugo big time. VERY fearful of a storm like that striking the Georgia coast…something that has not happened in over 110 years. I don’t even want to think of the consequences.

As far as the tag, the Falcons have a good base in SC as does the Panthers (aka Kittens). They may be open to the chance to make that extra tax money. Send the guys in the marketing department an email and see if they can not commission a survey to gauge response. The Clemson plates are good sellers in GA; I see no reason why SC would not take a shot at earning some new revenue.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
10:47 am

SW,

Let try this again.

I’m really big on the BC support. Love it when they do the pink out here for the womens basketball games and they wear their pink uniforms. The main reason I got the BC tag was after my aunt was diagnosed with it a couple of years ago. She’s bet it and is doing very well right now.

It is strange that AB waited so long to do this. Now that’s it out I’m sure it will do very well.

Unca’ Bob,

If UF and Awbarn tags are allowed here I’m sure that GA (Falcon) tags in South Carolina shouldn’t be a problem…LOL

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
10:54 am

Jason, I’m 1000% with you. And CB, may the Divine continue to bless your aunt.

UF/Gator tags should be illegal in all states…LOL

Nookah

August 18th, 2009
11:02 am

SW, Unca’ Bob, can a brother get a AF licence plate in Canada?…..lol I’d sure drive around with pride!!!

I am concerned about our defense but thank God preseason has 3 more weeks to go. We do have a few loose ends to tighten.

I was pleased with the first string offense and I have no doubt MR will be more than fine. The Ol (Burn Unit) looks close to midseason form. I need to see a little more from the backups however.

CBrass nice link. Great read.

I didn’t get to see the whole game but can anyone tell me how our DT’s looked overall, PJerry, TLewis and VWalker? Did Sidbury play and how did he look?

Awaiting the feedback.

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!!

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
11:19 am

Nookah, my brother. Nesta moments and a Falcon takeover flavor north of the border? Canada would never be the same!!

Let me just say this. If the O-Line is the “Burn Unit”, as of now, the D-Line is the “Flickering Flame”. Enough said. D3’s preview states that we will go deeper into in the next post. We had a great series of discussions on it Sunday and if the CEO brings it like he usually does, we will have another intense but through discussion tomorrow.

BIRDMAN

August 18th, 2009
11:22 am

HELLO CAGE WORLD.
Does anyone know the station the friday game will be on ?

Nookah

August 18th, 2009
11:23 am

SW, nuff respect!! I will tune in later.

Go Falcons!!!

SeminoleWarrior

August 18th, 2009
11:34 am

Birdman, I do not know what TV network will be carrying it but it will be on Sirius. The schedule is reflecting channel 121. Hope that helps.

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
11:38 am

Just got back from SCDMV. They do not offer an Atlanta Falcon plate. I sent them an Email and recieved a form letter back. I await their reply.

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
11:51 am

Well, my last post has not shown up yet. I guess I got the boot. At thsi time we can not get an AF tag. I sent an Email and I await their reply. My other post contained SCDem-vee. I may have spoken the majic words.

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
11:55 am

That must have been it. I would rather repost than to put up with what comes along with the other.

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
12:05 pm

SW,

Sorry had a meeting. Thanks for the blessings I will be sure to pass them on. In her case I think they caught it relatively earlier so she only had to go through one round of chemo.

Nookah,

You’ve very well. Hope all is well with you.

BIRDMAN

August 18th, 2009
12:45 pm

Gator gigin ….Gator gigin …..SW…!

Unca' Bob

August 18th, 2009
2:27 pm

BirdMan,

While you are out there Gator giggin’, be careful a Seminole Warrior doesn’t stick a lance into your behind!! They are called the “Unconquered People” for a reason. Get ‘em Osceola!

CBrass

August 18th, 2009
2:58 pm

Unca’ Bob,

He’ll be fine he’s a Dawg after all!!!