How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Dolphins. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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46 comments Add your comment

deebiggest-nuttz

September 13th, 2009
4:12 pm

I was kinda hoping for something electic,exciting, like say….a Michael Vick!! What can we do to get MICHAEL VICK back? Can we just by pass redneck politics and get VICK back here so the city can rally and the team will be exciting? The only people voting on these poll is the AJC staff and they vote multiple times. Who are you kidding!? Lets get VICK BACK!

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:12 pm

Coaches good……special teams good…….defense good….

Qb…………Failed……NOODLE ARM couldn’t stretch the field!!!!!!!!!

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:15 pm

deebiggest-nuttz

Vick will be back on December 6th……..

To stick it to them. We all know “THOSE” people just want to preserve the “LAST” available position in the NFL.

tom

September 13th, 2009
4:15 pm

Defense looked great and a big surprise. Bierman unreal in the backfield all day.
Tony G great catch on the 5. Go Falcons

37YearBravesFan

September 13th, 2009
4:16 pm

It was nice to start the season with a win over the Fish!

GO FALCONS!!

charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:19 pm

Was not noodle arm’s greatest day, but they did something MV7 rarely did, and that is win a game.

Black in ATL

September 13th, 2009
4:21 pm

Get over it,….. I mean Vick! It is not going to happen. Move on with your life. Jeeez!

charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:22 pm

I can’t wait to see Vick. All his excuse makers will do what they do best, and that is make excuses. You will hear “he has not played in 2 years”, and “He just has to get his legs back”. But, I know what I saw on 06, and I know what I saw in the pre-season. He looked like Verron Haynes running around in the preseason.

So, yes, I really really hope he plays. It will be fun.

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:23 pm

Drew Brees

358 yards

6 tds

So you idiots think your 19 points can shoot out with the Saints?

Good luck with that :)

Mr. Phil

September 13th, 2009
4:24 pm

Who would have guessed a dominating defensive performance by the Falcons after all that was said in the preseason?

Wozzeck

September 13th, 2009
4:27 pm

Actually Vick had a winning record as starter (38-28-1). Of course that’s totally irrelevant because he now plays for Philly. Personally I wish him well.

As for complaining about Ryan’s arm strength… Really? That’s the best you have? Oh yeah… He’s 12 – 6 as a starter…You guys are some sad, sad people…

Wozzeck

September 13th, 2009
4:29 pm

Yes – we’re all soooo impressed with the Saints win over Detroit. We’ll see how you guys do when you play a pro team….

Dirty Bird

September 13th, 2009
4:31 pm

bad news, I’m sure Ryan could put up at least 5 TD against the Lions D but that’s not the Falcons game. I wanna see Brees try to put up 6 TD against the Falcons rush.

Rev Blake

September 13th, 2009
4:33 pm

The defense was an extremely nice surprise and actually won the game this week for us. The offense had some nice moments but missed several opportunities to score. The special teams coverage was outstanding. The missed field goals and extra points brought their grade down.

deebiggest-nuttz, Thank you for the timely satire. Very funny!

morris

September 13th, 2009
4:42 pm

Bad News, why don’t you take you’re bitterness elsewhere. Ryan is a second year QB who has ben outstanding and it kills you doesn’t it? You wanted so bad for Ryan to fail so it would prop up your fallen hero vick. Sorry cry baby but Ryan is going to be good for a long time and everbody in the football universe knows it. If you love vick so much then why don’t you move to philadelphia and join their message boards. Vick is finished as an elite QB because he could never learn to run a passing offense and never will. He will not run around like he did when he was a kid because defenses have figured out how to slow him down. He’s 29 and those great wheels aren’t going to last much longer. Then its game over for you and you’re hero.

UnderDawg

September 13th, 2009
4:42 pm

We got to get rid of Elam…he is way past his prime…might as well bring Marvin Harrison in if we want has-beens.

Charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:43 pm

Why would we want Vick back, we had Verron Haynes on the Roster.

They both have about the same foot speed.

I do Hope McNabb can’t go and they turn to Vick, Philly will eat him alive. Although, I doubt he can beat out Kolb.

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:44 pm

The defense didn’t play as well as the Dolphins offense played poorly.

You have to be out of your mind if you think this defense can slow down the Saints high powered offense.

We shall see very soon :)

Charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:47 pm

Well, considering how bad the defense played in the pre-season, they exceeded expectations, New Orleans will be a good game no doubt, but their defense did not look all that great. With all the weapons, AND A QB WHO KNOWS HOW TO USE THEM, I like our changes.

Zorro

September 13th, 2009
4:48 pm

deebiggest-nuttz

You should change your name to something more appropriate (means suitable) to the intelligence of your postings. Something like say deebiggest-idiot.

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:50 pm

MORRIS

Boo Hoo :) Flacco is in his 2nd year and what did he do today?

Only pass for over 300 yards & 3 tds

NOODLE ARM is just that a NOODLE ARM BUST

How is it going to feel knowing Vick was the only qb in the Atlanta decade to win a playoff game or make the pro bowl :)

We all know the reason “YOU” people are happy to have a mediocre qb :)

Simpson Road Scholar

September 13th, 2009
4:51 pm

The Falcons were great. I was holding my breathe for the Defense at the start, but that was short lived. I was more concerned with the offense as the game went along.

Next week can’t wait to see them demolish the Kitty Cats.

Charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:53 pm

Flacco is good, As a matter of fact, I see Flacco and Ryan being the next Brady-Manning rivalry.

icndark

September 13th, 2009
4:53 pm

And what “Bad news” will you have after we dominate the “Aints” twice this year, cry-baby! You need to get a life and a team to root for, instead of worshipping the loser ex-conVick! Continue your tripe and speculation, meanwhile we’ll watch the actual games and cheer for an actual team. Your threats of doom are as worthless as you are.
GO FALCONS!!

Simpson Road Scholar

September 13th, 2009
4:54 pm

All you Vick lovers need to stop jocking the guy. You pathetic fools have a Man Crush on Vick. He’s not ready for the NFL at least till midseason. Ryan will outperform him by December 6th, if he gets in the game. When you guys gone move on and support Ryan, Tony G-Unit, Defense, and Turner. We have a complete team for a change, except for Elam. Somebody gave him some bad weed.

lexluther

September 13th, 2009
4:54 pm

Yes Michael Vick would have made some great plays today. Ryan is not an elusive quaterback. He showed signs of first game jitters, but settle down nicely in the 2nd half. I give Matt this, he is a winner. And this lifelong falcon fan will take a win over excitement any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Go Falcons!!! BTW, the defense is going to be alright. Did you see how ABE bull rushed that Long kid? Now that was impressive!!!

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:54 pm

In case “YOU” people didn’t know……..

Vick’s 38-28-1 record ranks 2nd in Franchise History……..

How pathetic is this franchise :)

JC

September 13th, 2009
4:56 pm

Great game Birds! Surprising Defense.

Left too many points on the field. They will work it out.

Where’s FALCONS SORRY? Or he’s just SORRY?

Charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:56 pm

Vick winning percentage 58%, Ryan 66%, in case “YOU” people did not know.

Vick won with is legs, Noodle arm wins with his brains.

lexluther

September 13th, 2009
4:57 pm

Simpson, I don’t think Elam smoke weed, He’s from Cobb county I think and they do Meth and Crank in those neck of the woods.. a lil crystal too. I think he needs to shave that gray goatee from his chin. He looks old and kicked like an old man today.

Charlie

September 13th, 2009
4:58 pm

How pathetic are the Falcons, not as pathetic as the “Aints”.

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
4:58 pm

Oh I loved those 12 yard bombs ole NOODLE ARM was throwing :)

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
5:03 pm

In case “YOU” people didn’t know……….

Vick……….2 playoff wins

NOODLE ARM……… 1 and done

Vick………..1 championship game

NOODLE ARM…………. in his wet dreams

Vick………….. selected to 3 pro bowls

NOODLE ARM………… are you serious :)

Vick…………… runner up to MVP

NOODLE ARM……….. joking right? :)

lexluther

September 13th, 2009
5:06 pm

As much as I want Mick Vick to return and do well in this league, I still believe the Falcons are a much better team without him. The days of settling for a guy that can make some exciting plays and still come up with an L are over for this franchise. It’s about winning. I know that he won while he was here, but that’s history. Wish the guy well and put more energy into this great group of players that represent a team winning. From Blank to practice squad, all these guys want to win!!

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
5:08 pm

Last playoff win (2004)……..yeah they are better :)

JC

September 13th, 2009
5:11 pm

Vick, 2nd in franchise history.

Ryan, 1st in franchise history.

Question is?

Falcons QB winning percentage?

Kyle

September 13th, 2009
5:13 pm

When you can’t make field goals you don’t deserve to be on a pro football team but when you miss an extra point you should be beaten to an inch of your life. If you’re good and life and die you go to Smitty’s house. And Arthur, what are you doing hugging that communist from Plains. Have some respect for your Country. You know that fool doesn’t believe in Capitolism and that is what the American way is about. You should know that first hand.

vick hater

September 13th, 2009
5:14 pm

vick-felon
noodle arm-not

vick-2 years in prison
noodle arm-none

vick-bankrupt
noodle arm- millionaire

vick-no sponsors
noodle arm-too many

Bad News

September 13th, 2009
5:14 pm

JC

What have you been smoking?……..12 wins only ranks near the bottom……..

Steve Bartkowski……….1st

Mike Vick………………… 2nd

Better lay off the crack :)

vick hater

September 13th, 2009
5:16 pm

vick- donovan’s towel holder
noodle arm- starting qb

Good News

September 13th, 2009
5:16 pm

Uh Mr Bad News, isn’t Drew Brees one of “those peoples” favorite guys at that “last position” they are trying to save

Barry Jay

September 13th, 2009
5:19 pm

One thing I’ve noticed during the preseason and today…Roddy White is running lazy routes. He is not coming back to the qb for the ball. I think he’s looking more like he did two years ago.

boxer99

September 13th, 2009
5:23 pm

@Bad News, get a life you loser. Convick is likey to be back in the league, much less start. Just face it Ryan is great and thats all there is too it. convick couldnt read a defense, couldn’t call an audible, ran around back there like he just stole a watermelon from a grocery store. I doubt wether he could read at all. Vick is a disgrace and only ignorant moron like urself with think otherwise. Take ur big soup coolers off this blog and go on a philly blog and share your ignorance with them. Im tired of these ignorant people coming on this blog and living in the past, get over it time to move on. You people sound ridicoulis with the sh#t u write on here.

JC

September 13th, 2009
5:24 pm

It’s called a percentage. Not a total.

But that’s math. Compare total wins after 5 years.

How many wins did Bart have his 1st year? Or Vick?

morris

September 13th, 2009
5:26 pm

Made it to a conference championship game? Are you serious? Thats what you hang your hat on? They were stomped in that game because Vick was so ineffective. Hundreds of NFL QB’s have played in a conference championship game. You’re a joke. Btw, Ryan did make the pro bowl and was rookie of the year. Vick will be exposed for the fraud of a QB that he is before this season ends. Mark my words.

Barry Jay

September 13th, 2009
5:31 pm

MV talk. Yawn. Big Yawn. Boring. Old news. Why are people wasting time talking about him? I wish hime well. Ignore the trolls. They are here only to make other react. Just don’t talk to them. Do enter their personal hell.