So wasn't our defense the strength of the team?

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  1. Dmarino110

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    doesnt look like it tonight...and if anyone says they have only been practicing for a few weeks dont...the same thing can be said with the falcons, and defense is easier to be ready for than offense
     
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    Only been practicing a few weeks.....relax!
     
  3. Dmarino110

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    have the falcons been practicing longer than us?
     
  4. natetherock

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    not sure why most of the starters didn't play that second series
     
  5. Sirspud

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    This is the same defense that in their last real NFL game got completely and totally destroyed by New England's second team. I'm confident in the pass rush and run defense, but sure as hell not the pass coverage.
     
  6. Noodleman

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    Are you people insane? They have been playing for less than 1 QUARTER!!!!!!!!! Who cares how they look the first 10 minutes of football. Jesus man relax!
     
  7. Sirspud

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    This is the same defense that in their last real NFL game got completely and totally destroyed by New England's second team. I'm confident in the pass rush and run defense, but sure as hell not the pass coverage.
     
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    this team is garbagee
     
  9. Noodleman

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    People it is the first game of the PRE-SEASON!!!!!!!!! Miami's D was top 10 last year and they have a year of experience under Nolan. Of all things to worry about with this team...the defense is least of the issues. You seriously need to calm down or go support the Jests...they could always use new recruits I am sure.
     
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    Every body get inside! The sky is falling!
     
  11. natetherock

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    I couldn't agree more....matt ryan picking apart our second team does not send me into a deep depression. Do people honestly think Nolan is pulling out all the stops in preseason, I'd say the Defensive scheme is pretty vanilla
     
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    As much as you want to say "it's just the preseason" this has to concern you. Regardless of the "scheme" the players still need to execute. Plus, this is the first team D, not a bunch of scrubs.
     
  13. natetherock

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    first team played only one series... granted it was not pretty but thats a small sample size to have me overly concerned considering the way the D played last year.
     
  14. Thumper1016

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    Yes lets go all out win a ****ing preseason game. Relax people.
     
  15. CRAZYDOLFAN305

    CRAZYDOLFAN305 We Are Still Going To The SB

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    Why even bother answering clown *** threads like this. It's not our fault the thread has football I.Q of a two year old.
     
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    lol
     
  17. BSQ

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    We're extremely weak against the run but at least we're pathetic against the pass. So far Henne looks very cerebral and accurate-NOT!!!!! Where are the holes for our new rookie runningback? By the way while I'm at it Nat Moore is a brutal color guy. "The safety did this, the weak side linebacker did that. HOW ABOUT TELLING US THE NAMES!!!!!! Are you really that unprepared? I guess so. On a positive note Jimmy Wilson is a player. I like him alot.Matt Moore is making Henne look like garbage. Roberto Wallace is looking great!!! I finally get to smile after the Hartline and Wallace touchdowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alot of these guys are going ti Canton, as tourists!
     
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    I think I meant -to Canton. Sorry
     
  19. JB1089

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    To be fair, you were playing Matt Ryan. Great QBs tend to make defenses look bad.
     
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    Yo dude, that's Michael the burner Turner. And this just in Matt Ryan is a pretty good QB. The Falcons were 13-3 last year.
     
  21. Clipse

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    O noes, our defense is garbage! I mean, the first team only played 2 series, and on one, made Matt Ryan and Julio Jones there ***** on the way to a 3 and out. They suck! Season over!
     
  22. kcbrown

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    Nat Moore is pretty bad as a commentator, so is/was Griese AND Cefalo. They all have as much fire as Mister Rogers.
     
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    How did Smith and Vontae look in their time?
     
  24. Sirspud

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    You remember all those times when quarterbacks threw right past Sean Smith, even when he had the coverage? Yeah, pretty much like that.
     
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    I don't recall seeing Smith out there, which is usually a good thing with CB's. Davis locked Julio Jones down on ATL's first drive. Matt Ryan threw it to Jones twice, but too good of coverage by Davis. The 2nd drive by ATL was all running, and a pass to Jones wides open on a shallow cross up the middle. Looked like zone coverage. To summarize, Smith and Davis looked good in the 2 drives they played, which isn't saying much since the Falcons ran the ball that whole 2nd drive.
     
  26. Dr. Phin

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    They got trucked for the first couple series.
     
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    OK...so what good things did you see from the starters? Please, endow us with your wisdom...

    I don't give a crap if its preseason. When you look at what the players did in their 1-on-1 battles, they got blown out. That's reality.
     
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    i saw vontae out there and he looks sharp as usual. Smith i didnt see him in the game.
     
  29. Clipse

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    The starters played 2 series, and forced a 3 and out on one. That's reality.
     
  30. k33vinj

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    its a complete waste of time even trying. who cares about preseason? only reason i watch it is because i just wanna see some contact and some new faces. if falcons won 50-3 i still woulnt care.
     
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    lol finheaven...
     
  32. uscalum

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    maybe they're just farther along than you guys....they were 13-3 last season afterall...and who knows what your coach's strategy for the game was....maybe they were using the game to see little tweaks or something..it's the preseason, the goal isn't to just go out there and win...it's to learn and implement and practice and hopefully get better. In some ways it's better to struggle or find weaknesses and then address them than to peak before week 1.
     
  33. FinsNCanes

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    Didn't you realize all games are won within the first 10 plays? Especially during a meaningless preseason game which we didn't plan for. If you just go out and play street football (which preaseason almost is) with no gameplanning the more talented team will probably look better regardless. I like how nobody is talking about how we came away with the most important thing (no injuries).
     
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    Any true fan will remember our defense sucked last preseason as well and everyone was complaining as usual. We are not going to show much in preseason people. Relax!
     
  35. jvw

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    I am not worried about the D
     
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    This. Mike Nolan shows nothing in Pre season. While Atlanta was running some pretty advanced stuff.
     
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    I noticed a lack of effort
     
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    I think our defense is a little over rated, but they only played really one series, with some starters our, on a shortened field, against one of the best offenses (teams) in the NFL. So it's hard to critique them. Of course morons like to look into pre-season performance as if it matters.
     
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    I'm not worried about our defense because we have Nolan. I've had enough of Sean Smith though. This guy is not an NFL cornerback; as much as we want him to be part of a dynamic duo it's not happening.
     

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