Back in Dome vs. the Bucs

Well Beyond a “Must-Have” Game

Snelling in for Another Big Day? (AP)

The Falcons return home to the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome after losing 4 of their last 5 games, all coming on the road. This team is in a pure must win mode through the rest of the season and really have no room for error whatsoever. The losses at New England, at Dallas, at New Orleans, and at New York aren’t necessarily bad given the state of “the process” of this team, but the loss to the now 4-6 Carolina Panthers looks to prove a dagger in most of the Falcons playoff chances. Playoffs should be one of the farthest things from the Falcons minds at this point, though, because they get the 1-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Georgia Dome on Sunday and have to take care of business against a team in pure rebuilding mode. (Check out DOL’s new blog on the Falcons mindset vs. the Bucs). There really is not much satisfaction in doing what needs to be done against the Bucs, but dropping one like this would not only destroy any postseason thoughts, but would put major doubts into Coach Smith’s new regime. To his credit, Coach Smith led teams usually win the ones they are supposed to, barring that Panther game a couple of weeks ago. Much like the Washington game, this opponent will provide no immediate relief in terms of the playoff picture, but could seriously derail a season. Just ask Green Bay if they should take this team lightly. The Bucs have shown life in recent weeks and even led the New Orleans Saints for a quarter last week. The rookie quarterback Josh Freeman is playing extremely well and the defense still has some playmakers on defense. It’s a much overused cliché, but the Falcons have to take care of business on Sunday and get ready for the game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles coming into town. Without this one, though, the rest of the season may turn catastrophic.

Six Searing Questions

 

1) Is Chris Owens the Future at Cornerback?

Much has been made of the atrocious play of the secondary throughout the season for the Falcons defense. The defensive unit sinks or swims as a team, but the lack of play from the cornerbacks has been the driving force in many losses. The defensive line may not be getting good pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, but the Falcons CBs have shown an inability to cover simply toss and catches. The same Giants offense that had Eli Manning throwing for 384 yards against the Falcons, was held to a whopping 77 yards of TOTAL offense in the first half by the Denver Broncos on Thanksgiving. Something’s gotta give with the cornerbacks. Is it coaching, the players, or schemes they are running? Thomas Dimitroff deserves a lion share of blame for this one because he knew what the situation was heading into the season and sat on his hands when several free agent Corners could have made a difference for a reasonable price. The Brian Williams signing was good, but was a completely reactive move instead of proactive. Chris McAlister sat at home the entire time without a call from Dimitroff, until he was signed by no one other than the rival New Orleans Saints, who are undefeated by the way. Too his credit, Dimtroff drafted Chris Owens in the 3rd round of the draft, who was a pretty unknown commodity coming out but was known for his speed, physicality, and cover skills. Looks like Chris Owens will finally get his shot. Many fans question what took so long, because could it have been much worse? Hopefully the answer is no come Sunday. The Falcons have serious issues at the cornerback situation going forward, and some hope for the future in Owens sure would be nice.

2) Which Defensive Line will Show Up?

The cornerback play has been one of the biggest reasons for a porous defense this year, but the defensive line’s lack of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks on a consistent basis deserves a large part as well. Basically, the Falcons feast on less than stellar teams in terms of sacks and pressure (Washington – 5 sacks for instance), but can’t even get close to the quarterback when they run up against good to great teams. The defensive line unit couldn’t even get to Jake Delhomme after All-World left tackle Jordan Gross went down with an injury against the Falcons in Charlotte. John Abraham by all accounts should have made the Pro Bowl last year with his 16.5 sacks, and is a shell of his former self with 3.5 sacks to this point in the year with 2 of them coming in the first game against the Dolphins. Kroy Biermann was thought to be a possible long-term answer at defensive end, and likely still is, but he’s only four sacks as well this year. Biermann gets the benefit of the doubt to this point with most fans because he’s only in his second year and has a high octane motor. After giving some flashes in preseason, looks like Lawrence Sidbury Jr. will only see spot duty this year in his rookie campaign. Jamaal Anderson has moved inside and the results have been mixed, but generally have helped the run game. Jonathan Babineaux can be a force on any given day, but without a legitimate threat next to him, a double-team effort easily takes him out of the game. Trey Lewis evidently can’t reclaim his rookie form and Vance Walker may hold promise but is a rookie who was drafted in the 7th round. Do the Falcons miss a big body in the middle to occupy blockers for other playmakers? Issues abound on the defensive line and question is not whether the Falcons will draft or sign a DL, just if it’s a defensive tackle or defensive end.

3) Can the Falcons Defense Keep Down the Bucs?

The Tampa Bay Bucs do have their issues and do stand at 1-9 on the season, but to take them lightly as if they have no playmakers would be a huge mistake. Josh Freeman already has almost 700 yards passing with 4 TDs and is showing great promise as a first round draft pick. The Bucs may have finally found a long-term answer at quarterback, which was a main reason Jon Gruden is calling Monday Night Football games now. They may not be lighting up the scoreboard, but the Bucs offense is chock full of several names that could do some damage if given some time and allowed to get into rhythm. Cadillac Williams was once one of the most dangerous running backs before injuries derailed him. Williams has regained some of his play with almost 500 yards and 3 TDs. Derrick Ward was one of the best available backs on the free agent market last year, and Earnest Graham was an absolute stud at RB only one short year ago. Antonio Bryant had All-Pro worthy year last year in Tampa and could certainly make due against he Falcons corners. Michael Clayon hasn’t lived up to his young promise as a rookie, but is one of those big receivers (6’4, 215) that give the Birds CBs fits. Maurice Stovall and Josh Johnson are also threats as receivers. Kellen Winslow of course has the potential to be one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league and is en route to a possible 1,000 yard, 10 TD season. The Falcons did shut down offenses that had some struggles in the Redskins, 49ers, and Bears, but they allowed the Panthers to get on track early and often and the result may be the difference in making the playoffs. The Birds better not take this offense lightly.

4) Can the Offense Continue the 2nd Half Mojo from New York?

Michael Turner looks to be out again and Jerious Norwood shouldn’t be counted on until he’s spotted on the field, but Jason Snelling showed he’s more than capable of picking up the load in his solid to great game last week (70+ yards rushing, 2 TDs) against he Giants. Ryan had another difficult half in New York, but rebounded very nicely in the second and led a second half comeback charge that was great for Falcons fans to see. Ryan led the Birds back down from 14 points in the fourth quarter by showing his cool and calm demeanor in the pocket, delivering his throws with authority and finally looking comfortable in the backfield. Possibly more importantly, Ryan broke his streak of interceptions, even though he did have a turnover. Michael Jenkins had a solid day receiving, but most fans will remember the big drop wide open in the endzone that could have won the game. Roddy White appears to be drawing double coverage and Tony Gonzalez continues to be bracketed across the top by linebackers and safeties, basically forcing Snelling or another option at wideout to beat them. Eric Weems finally got some looks in the slot and resulted in an easy touchdown. Weems should get every chance to prove he can add value to the slot the way he does to special teams. The Falcons offense not only want to continue their solid 2nd half performance in New York, but will need to be getting into peak form with the Eagles and Saints coming to town next. Here’s to hoping that the Falcons may finally find consistency with their offense.

5) Is There a Locker Room Issue?

Is There a Locker Room Issue? (AP)

A quote that came from John Abraham this past week likely went unnoticed by many fans and media types alike when he was discussing issues with the secondary and defense in general. Speaking of the defensive woes concerning the secondary’s spotty play, Abraham said “we’ve been having trouble back there, so we have to try something new. Everybody knows that after the Giants game, we were kind of exposed a little bit. Maybe with people not knowing the coverages or not being grown-ups about what they are supposed to do, so we’ve got to make changes.” Not only was Abraham calling out many in the secondary publicly, but the part that raises a few eyebrows is the part about people being “grown-ups.” Very interesting choice of words in referring to his own teammates in public. After starting 4-1 and going on a losing streak, frustration will definitely be commonplace, but when a player calls someone out without mentioning a name, than something may be running a little deeper. The cornerbacks inability to stop any passing attack has probably led to some anger, but the defensive line don’t escape criticism either. Abraham, in particular, is having beyond a down year and needs to step up as well. On one hand its good that players are competitive and not accepting excuses on poor play, but anytime it becomes public there may be larger issues afoot on the defensive side of the ball.

6) How Big of an Uphill Playoff Climb do the Falcons Have?

If asked right now, many prognosticators would not predict a postseason for the Birds as it currently stands. A look at the Falcons chief competition for the two wild card spots:

Green Bay Packers

The Packers are already at 7-4 and really only have a legit chance at two losses: Baltimore next week @ Lambeau Field and @ Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks. Maybe a loss in Arizona.

Best Case – Lose all 3 to Ravens, Steelers, Cardinals….9-7

Likely – Lose two out of 3 between Ravens, Steelers, Cardinals…10-6

Possible - Lose only one more out of 5…..11-5

The Packers have won three straight including a win over Cowboys, but struggled a decent amount against the Lions today. Packers will likely take one spot.

New York Giants

The Giants just got whipped by the Broncos 26-6 and have lost 5 out of the last 6 games (guess who the win was against?), and are currently at 6-5. The Gaints automatically have the tie-breaker against us, so we basically are 2 games behind them. Next week vs. Cowboys, (vs. Eagles), (@ Redskins), (vs. Panthers), (@ Vikings). Who knows with this team. Cowboys aren’t playing fantastic right now either, the Eagles appear to be getting hot, and maybe Vikings are resting their players at that point after wrapping up a 1st Round Bye.

Best Case – Lose two between Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings….9-7

Likely – Lose one more between Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings….10-6

Possible – Sweep next Five……11-5

With the Giants schedule, its doubtful they’ll sweep, and likely will lose at least two games. The G-Men get the Eagles and Cowboys at home, but they own a head-to-head tie-breaker, so if we both go 10-6, they’re in.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have been very inconsistent this year, whipping the Giants and Panthers, but losing to Cowboys, Raiders, and Chargers. Schedule hasn’t been the most difficult to this point. Upcoming games: (vs. Redskins), (@ Falcons), (@ Giants), (vs. 49ers), (vs. Broncos), (@ Dallas).

Best Case – If the Falcons lose to Philly, they’re done….period. But assuming a loss in three between Falcons, Giants, Cowboys, Broncos….9-7

Likely – Lose two between Falcons, Giants, Cowboys, Broncos….10-6

Maybe – Lose only one. 11-5 puts them out of reach.

The fact needs restating again that if the Falcons lose to Philly, the playoffs are OVER.  If the Falcons were to only lose to Philly, for instance, the Eagles still would have a tie-breaker and would still put them over the Birds. Say the Eagles, Giants, or Cowboys somehow win the NFC East, the Falcons have already lost a head-to-head to two out of three NFC East teams.

Basically, to have any chance the Falcons will have to win 5 of the next 6 to even have a shot, and that still may not be enough. If its close at the end, the loss in Carolina will likely be the dagger in the Birds playoff chances. Falcons win that game and they’re tied with the Packers and Eagles for the Wild Card and control their own destiny with their game against the Eagles

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Birdman

November 28th, 2009
9:49 am

Birdman

November 28th, 2009
10:00 am

I think we got this game D3 . But keep Turner on the bench and let him be healed up more for next week.Yes it may be the dagger that puts them out (the Carolina game ) but I still ant counting them out a chance is still a chance. Sorry about the post I put up against our leaders but I was rally angry and upset at the time I trust things will work out if not this year then maybe next .
GO FALCONS …..HOW ABOUT 6 WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

realheavyd (Derrick)

November 28th, 2009
10:16 am

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BT

November 28th, 2009
10:39 am

D3, Good job in summary of the situation.
IMO, the loss to the Giants was just as devastating as the Panthers loss, maybe more so?
The urgency on that game was ratcheted up because of the loss in Carolina and the Giants were at team that was so beatable with them in direct competition for the last WC slot and them having lost 4 straight.
A win in NY and they would have been in decent shape but with the defeat, comes desperation.

It amazes me some Falcons fans have already put this game (against the Bucs) in the Win column, even without their best player (in Turner) on the field.
They must see something in a team that has lost four of their five games (and they have not looked good doing it) that, I don`t see or I see something they don`t see or they just choose ignore the truth.
It`s not like the Falcons have a history of kicking the Bucs rear ends every time they see them either.
If the Falcons take this game as lightly as some fans?
They will go down in defeat with one of the most gutless showings in recent memory and the season will be over and as D3 pointed out, the regime of Dimitroff and Smitty will be put into a category of grave doubt.

Teej

November 28th, 2009
10:48 am

D3, Great post as always…we really appreciate your insights and thought that you put into your posts. I do feel that the Birds have an good chance to make the playoffs but am worried that even if we barely squeak in, that our lack of CB coverage and pass rush will be our undoing. Also, can someone besides TG, please make a play on offense. That dropped pass in the endzone was unacceptable. How many games could have been won by one of our receivers making a play on a “very” catchable pass? With all that said I still love my Birds…Go Falcons! Let’s not have to hear that lousy Tampa Bay chant this Sunday…Please….

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BT

November 28th, 2009
11:44 am

Some blogger`s might believe me to be a bit out of bounds with my critique of the Falcons?
I think, I have earned the right call it exactly the way the way I see it after being a fan of the team for 43 years.
It`s impossible for me to view this team outside of the entire content of the history of the Org.
Some might accept and make excuses for mediocrity?
I am way beyond that, as cold as it might be.
It really boils down to a simple yes or no question.
Do you have the mindset of being a Champion or not?
Right now, I don`t see it in the entire bunch in Flowery Branch.
Maybe they can change my mind over the last six weeks of the season?
I doubt it and some significant changes will be due to occur over the off season in the staff itself or expect more of what we have seen this season in the future.

Have a nice day.

Singletary

November 28th, 2009
12:35 pm

D3 – you are beast, man. The discussion rocks. Prolific in the face of paucity a la Bird Babe.

Why would we risk Burner this week? We need him fully healthy for Eagles & NOLA.

One small request on playoff analysis. I had to slowdown and re-read several because I got “lost among the THEYs.” This is not your elem teacher with a ruler or a paddle, but a request because I’m always eager to read the rest of what you write.

Bold prediction: Falcs win NOLA at home with J-Rock and Burner back at 85%. Who is with me?

BT

November 28th, 2009
12:56 pm

Singletary asks..why risk Burner this week?
Because, this weeks game is a must win and the most important game on the schedule.
Loose it because of not coming with every thing and the Philly and Saints games are not so important afterall.

Pete

November 28th, 2009
1:02 pm

We will not take them lightly but we still won’t be able to stop the pass. ZERO ability in our D backfield. Any competent QB will TORCH them.
This game will tell a lot.

Dawson Devitt (D3)

November 28th, 2009
1:11 pm

Great Last College Football Saturday Cagers! :smile: Hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving week and is ready for some good football to finish it all off. College football is drawing to a close, and I can’t say that I’m that upset. Granted my Dawgs are beyond pathetic this year which plays a part, but by and large, this season has been pretty weak. The SEC and CBS have been praying, spooning, and fawning over the #1 FLA vs. #2 ALA SEC championship. IMHO, until college football gets some type of playoff they will continue to lose fans to the NFL. Anyway, I digress……..

Down – Fans are pretty down on the Birds of late, and rightly so. This season has taken a turn for the worst since Chicago. 4-1 to 5-5 is bad anyway you slice it. :sad:

Stupid Curse – I know a big deal is being made of the curse and I would love to see it broken just to be done with it, but personally, I really could care less about it. Yes, I am younger, but the misery and pathetic ownership and leadership of years gone by simply has nothing to do with today’s team/leadership/ownership. Is 9-7 really that much better than 8-8? Neither will go to the playoffs, so I could care less, but I would love to get rid of it as a conversation topic.

Singletary – Thanks for the props and I genuinely appreciate you mentioning my typos. I usually take great care of spacing out words and such, but after writing a bunch of stuff sometimes I just try to finish. I went back and fixed it, so it should read better.

BT – I understand your negative outlook my man. In theory, we should take care of business and finish on a strong note, but this year has been pretty disappointing simply for the reason that this team has not formed any identity, and I will say they’ve under-achieved across the board. No excuses. It’s hard to be really optimistic when you lose 4 out of 5 games. All of our wins have come against teams that currently have losing records. I have always been the biggest Coach Van Gorder defender, but if he doesn’t improve, then he should go back to college. Granted, there’s a lack of talent, but they should be better than they are.

Teej – Thanks for the props. Appreciate you joining us here in the Bird Cage.

Birdman – Go Falcons and we’ve gotta get this one, but that Panthers loss ended the streak of we “win the ones we should” under Coach Smith, so pretty nervoous.

Have a great saturday Cagers!!!!!!!!

falcon21

November 28th, 2009
1:15 pm

JS is capable of pulling the load. If Turner gets hurt again because he is not 100% then that would be the dumbest call of the season. You never overlook a team but you can’t put your best RB at risk. Hopefully we can get the win against TB without Turner and maybe he will be ready for Philly.

william cranman

November 28th, 2009
1:33 pm

Dawson, it’s the Tampa BAY Buccaneers not the Tampa Buccaneers. I’ve never heard anyone call them the Tampa Buccaneers since their inception in 1976. Other than that, great article. Go Falcons!

Big Ray

November 28th, 2009
1:48 pm

The secondary is a problem, has been a problem, it’s the hill Dimitroff and Co decided to go die on.

The D-line is every bit as bad (with one exception: Babineaux is easily the best of the bunch). Abraham is right about the secondary, but what exactly is HIS pro-bowl ass doing out there right now?

Elam sucks. I’m still angry with him. Mularkey needs to quit kissing the Blarney stone and run plays that make teams pay for doubling Roddy, cheating on Gonzalez, etc. That may mean going with guys like Booker, Weems, etc, rather than Michael Jenkins’ frustrating butt. I’d rather him drop a couple of second down catches and make the catch in the endzone, then make all the midfield catches, and drop one in the end zone.

Ryan seemed to calm down in the second half against NY. Whatever it was that did that for him, let’s get him some more of it.

Elam sucks. Did I mention that? Mike Smith might say he has confidence in him, but I also see they’re working other kickers out. Heh…yeah, I would be interviewing new guys, too. We don’t need somebody that wants to play “skip to my lou” on the way to a damn kick. WTF….

I hope Jerius Norwood can actually stay healthy. If he does, there are several plays we can run with him, many of them pass plays. This guy is a game-breaker. If only he can stay healthy.

Snelling is a HOSS. Love what he brings. Anybody seen Thomas Brown?

Big Ray

November 28th, 2009
1:49 pm

“Dawson, it’s the Tampa BAY Buccaneers not the Tampa Buccaneers. I’ve never heard anyone call them the Tampa Buccaneers since their inception in 1976.”

I just love people who come in and want to nitpick anything they can find.

D3, keep doing your thing. You’re the man.

Unca' Bob

November 28th, 2009
2:41 pm

Big Ray,

I’m with ya’ brother.

joe cox will be fine

November 28th, 2009
3:16 pm

We knew the D would suck, the lack of explosion on O was a bummer

Unca' Bob

November 28th, 2009
3:27 pm

Gamecocks 34- Tiggers 17. Go Cocks!!!

Unca' Bob

November 28th, 2009
3:32 pm

Oops. Got censored. Go Gamecocks!!!

The Real Falcon

November 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

This is a trap game. We have to feast on the Bucs and prepare for the Eagles the next week. I agree that if we lose to the Eagles we have no control over our destiny. A pretty bad situation in which to be!
GO FALCONS!!!

Sarah B

November 28th, 2009
5:40 pm

William, I’ve never be able to figure out why it is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Do the play in the water??? It is the City of Tampa not Tampa Bay.

6 - 10

November 28th, 2009
6:14 pm

Bucs – 17
Us – 10

It’s over folks. :(

darrell starks

November 28th, 2009
6:14 pm

I cant believe they did a story on sorry jenkins, a player who never get open and drops passes.
GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!

JJ

November 28th, 2009
7:01 pm

fishyfishyfishy, no fishing today vik.

BT

November 28th, 2009
7:56 pm

The Atlanta Falcons have swapped out running back Verron Haynes and wide receiver Troy Bergeron again.

Coming this time was Bergeron, who was promoted from the practice squad. He was active for one game earlier this season in Week 10 against Carolina. He is a former Arena League star with the Georgia Force.

Haynes was released to make room. He has competed in six games this season.

Running back Michael Turner is questionable for the game with a sprained ankle and is expected to be a game-time decision. Jerious Norwood is also questionable with a hip injury. By letting go of Haynes might signal the team expects at least one of the backs to play.

BT

November 28th, 2009
8:11 pm

Marty Booker is questionable with non injury issue, whatever that means and Brian Finneran is out for Sunday`s game.
Curtis Lofton is probable with knee and groin injuries and Sam Baker is also (as usual) listed as probable.

Wabe

November 28th, 2009
11:22 pm

Doubt Turner will go. Don’t think he should unless he’s at 100%.

I’m curious to see what the Falcons do differently on DEF. We’ve heard Owens will finally get some snaps on DEF, we’ll see what the kid has. I’m also thinking that we’ll see a lot more of Lawrence Sidbury up front to help generate a pass rush.

We’ll see what’s new tomorrow. Can’t wait.

I predict tomorrow to be a blowout.
28-7.

Go Falcons!

Box

November 28th, 2009
11:28 pm

CBrass,
How are you feeling about now?

sportaree

November 28th, 2009
11:35 pm

I don’t care if the score is 28-27 if we could win the game.

Sarah B

November 28th, 2009
11:38 pm

sport – me either…

Box

November 28th, 2009
11:38 pm

Wabe,
I hope that we do win big tomorrow, but don’t want to get too cocky. I hope that the Falcons brain trust do a lot of personnel mixing up to give some youngsters some reps against the Bucs.

sportaree

November 28th, 2009
11:50 pm

The last few weeks have been tough on all of us, it would lift our spirits somewhat to just see our team win a game.

Box

November 28th, 2009
11:50 pm

Sportaree,
I am hoping for a big game for the Birds, but don’t want to get cocky. I hope that the Falcons brain trust will shake up a few positions, and see what happens.

Box

November 28th, 2009
11:53 pm

Sportaree,
I hope for a big win, but don’t want to get too uppity. I hope that the Falcons brain trust will utilize a few new personnel schemes to give the youngsters some reps.

sportaree

November 29th, 2009
12:07 am

Box,
I agree. I would like to discuss your point tonight but its getting late. Church in the morning. God bless and goodnight.

Sarah B

November 29th, 2009
12:15 am

Night sport, hey Box…

Sarah B

November 29th, 2009
12:16 am

Gotta crash soon, headed to the Dome tomorrow.

sportaree

November 29th, 2009
12:20 am

Sarah B goodnight and be blessed.

falcon21

November 29th, 2009
12:21 am

WR, I’m not going to say anything, you guys have had a great season. We Dawgs needed this win but you guys have a lot more to play for.

Sarah B

November 29th, 2009
12:21 am

My Church, The GA Dome…

falcon21

November 29th, 2009
12:31 am

Sorry I jumped in before reading Cagers, I’m a happy Dawgs fan tonight. I haven’t been able to say that very much this season.

Ed

November 29th, 2009
1:23 am

Great work as always D3. I personally think the most important thing at this point is to have a winning season. If the playoffs happen super, but having a winning season breaks the 40+ year curse. More than that though, is to make sure we stay focused and on point in the “process” with out sights on next year. With another year of maturity and added help at the CB & LB positions we can be a legitimate playoff team next year.

GritzBlitzer

November 29th, 2009
1:30 am

I hope the Falcons are not looking ahead because the Bucs will make them pay (see the GT-UGA score!)

CBrass

November 29th, 2009
1:39 am

Box,

I’m on top of the world right now!! I’m just getting in. I’m going to go shower then come back and gloat a little then it will be on to the Falcons and this huge game they have later on today.

CBrass

November 29th, 2009
2:28 am

And the game ball goes to #8 Demaryius Thomas…oh wait he dropped it!! ROFL

“There’s a Buzz in the state of Georgia” ummmmmmm 30-24….Dawgs ;-)

“…can the Dawgs still be categorized as dogs, hell, even PETA wants them to use a fake dog, apparently because they haven’t been the real thing in quite some time.”

Replacement for today is named Russ and get this he’s 1-0 against the Nerds by a score of 30-24… ;-)

8 of the last 9!!!

CBrass

November 29th, 2009
2:44 am

Serious question. On Tech’s last possession why in the hell did they stop running the ball? Their OC pulled a Mike Bobo and went away from what was working for them.

Enough of that. I’ll see you guys and gals tomorrow as our Birds prepare to defend the Dome and get back on track against the Bucs.

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John Waynesworld

November 29th, 2009
7:17 am

ALTAR! lol
Paybackisabitcheverydoghastheirdaywhatgoesaroundcomesaroundputthatinyourbeehiveandstuffit!!

Now on to Big Boy football…GO FALCONS!!!