Horrible Loss for a Bad Team
Blaine Gabbert. A weak 49ers team. Another loss. This team is just not very good at all. How in the hell did they win 6 games? Our fans were unexpectedly raised by a weak schedule and backup quarterbacks. Maybe we should have known this would happen all along. Dan Quinn is likely the right guy for the job, but the Falcons are a very mediocre team. The first 5 games they found a way to win. Now they’re finding a way to lose, which sounds all too familiar. Nothing like a really crappy loss. This team may not win many more games and the thought of playoffs is laughable at this moment. This team has a LONG, LONG way to go………..
This One is Mostly on Dan Quinn
Why in God’s name would you not go for the win with less than 3 minutes and only 2 timeouts left. The Falcons were 1.5 yards away from scoring a touchdown and looking good to win the game. Instead, Dan Quinn decided to kick another freakin’ field goal and of course they lost. Just stupid. Even if you don’t get it, you have them backed all the way up. After a fast start, Quinn’s coming back to Earth a little bit.
Pass Rush is No Better than Smith Era
This pass rush, defense, and team overall was always a long-term project, but fans hoped to see SOME improvement, and that isn’t the case with the pass rush. In fact, guess where the Falcons are currently ranked in sacks? Try 31st. Quinn’s defense isn’t blitz-happy and wasn’t really well-known for sacks, but 31st? This team is in the exact same spot it’s always been. The Falcons have now been beaten by Jameis Winston and Blaine Gabbert in back-to-back weeks. Pitiful.
Offense is Super Weak
Dropped passes. Bad throws. 3 and outs. This offense just isn’t good. Matt Ryan is looking more and more pedestrian every week. Ryan evidently can only target Julio Jones and Jacob Tamme in the passing game and it seems to be turning into another “dink and dunk” offense. There is no deep threat or hardly any vertical passing game at all. It’s hard to excuse an offense with so much talent for being so bad.
Clean Out Front Office
Arthur Blank only got it half right when he fired Mike Smith last year and hired Dan Quinn. Thomas Dimitroff (and any of his assistants) need to go. One of our Cage brothers mentioned this stat: Out of 55 draft picks, we now only have 18 remaining after 8 years. That’s pathetic. This came to attention after they released another draft bust, 3rd round pick Dezmen Southward. Quinn should get to bring in his own guy because Dimitroff needs to go. Without a few of the free agent, one year contract guys (Adrian Clayborn, O’Brien Schofield, etc) where would this team be? The few great picks he’s made don’t make up for the ocean of bad to terrible draft picks. Time to send Spikey on his way.
Better Adjust Those Projections
How many games do you really see this team winning if things don’t dramatically improve. Maybe the Jaguars? Who else? Panthers x 2 (nope). Colts, nope. Vikings, nope. The Bucs just beat us in our own house. This team looks a whole lot closer to 8-8 than 10-6 and a trip to the playoffs. The only positive is that the rest of the NFC is pretty weak also. Panthers appear to be running away with their 3rd consecutive NFC South title and can anyone legitimately think the Falcons can even make the playoffs, much less win a game in one? It’s time to be really honest: this is a major rebuild and the Falcons benefitted from a weak schedule with backup QBs.