Falcons Lay the Wood to Rival Bucs
Amazing Early Effort
This is the Falcons that so many fans want to see on a weekly basis: tough, aggressive, and dynamic. It was a tale of two teams, looking utterly inept against the Bengals only 5 days earlier, and then they come out and not just win, but absolutely dominates. And then we’re right back in the mojo of beating our hated rival Saints. Our Falcons are imitating a version of NFL Jekyll and Hyde. But, hey, the potential for awesomeness is there. Can we bottle it, please?
Every game please sir! If we lose and we stopped and it doesn’t work, then so be it, but please continue this gameplan on offense for the entire season. No Roddy White? That’s OK, we just use all of our other weapons and use them well. Dirk Koetter gets a lot of flack for not using his weapons appropriately, but he certainly deserves credit for what he showed on Thursday night. He mixed in all the Falcons offensive dynamos in fantastic fashion: Julio, HD, Hester, SJax, Antone, Quizz, Freeman, and even a Weems sighting. It’s obviously easier to do at Home in the Dome, but please don’t change this gameplan going forward.
Devin Hester = NFL Record Holder in Red and Black
Some Hester Crow, Anyone? Returned like a madman. Stripped and recovered a fumble that was just a fumble. Reverse for a touchdown. A fantastic receiving option. Oh yeah, and by the way, he just broke Deion Sanders return touchdown record for the NFL record in the “house that Deion built” and even did a damn good Neon Impression en route to doing so. I among many have to eat the best crow that money can buy. There’s nothing else to say. Early on, Dimitroff is looking at one of the absolute best free agent buys of the entire class.
It’s been evident to us fans, but it’s also become apparent to the announcers that Matt Ryan is using his feet to keep plays alive. This is a welcome relief and nice sign of promise for many fans. In fact, coaches have said that he’s run and used his feet more this year than the total of his entire career in a Falcon uniform. The more mobile Matt is, the more chance this offense can continue its upward trajectory.
More to come soon………..