Jonathan Babineaux and Osi Umenyiora need to step up and led the charge.
Ryan Schraeder will have to be up as the swing tackle.
Nathan Jahnke's 32 Observations zeroes in on players who performed well in a certain area in Week 1 after not doing as well there last season.
Atlanta Falcons: Running back Steven Jackson has an Elusive Rating of 100.0 which is tied for 18th among backs. Last year he had a below average Elusive Rating of 31.0.
I have some of these Pro Football Focus stats to share from last week's game.
Hello All. Let's get this show on the road!!! Falcons at Bengals at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown (hope I don't type Riverfront) Stadium.
Take care. See you all next week.
Not very confident. But perhaps we are going to see some history made.
He didn't flash to me. But they must think he has some potential. They clearly think he's better than Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year.
Normally, that was Lance Moore, but he's gone. Cooks or Colston.
And pass him off through the zones.
Seriously, they can' play him man. They'll have bracket him with a linebacker and a safety.
They are going to tell him the game starts at 4 p.m. That's about the only way to stop him.
I'll take Alford and Trufant. Problem for the Falcons is the slot vs. nickel and Jimmy Graham vs. all 11.
Falcons have the advantage there in a landslide. Julio Jones and Roddy White over Patrick Robinson and Keenan Allen is a no contest. Keep it moving.
With all due respect to Mr. Bailey, he hasn't a top level player for a few years now.
If the big guys collapse the pocket, Kroy Biermann, Jonathan Massaquoi and Osi Umenyiora have to get home. That's your pass rush. Will it work?
I think so. My predictions for the entire season are running the special section on Sunday. I picked the Falcons to go 10-6 campaign. Clearly, I was expecting Steven Jackson to have a flashback and the young defense to produce when I made those picks.
Yes. I felt that a lot of the show was set up. The drum line, the zip line trip and the bowling trip. The infomercial on the Stadium. Where was the Magic City trip?
Can't lose to them. But the season isn't over if they do. With the final four games against Green Bay, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Carolina, a fast start is important. If they lose to New Orleans, week two in Cincinnati is almost a must-win game.
Let's play the season first.
The Oline is going to be better. I'm just not sure how much better. Having a running game will help out the line and the pass protection.
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It's pretty short. You get the sense that Mike Tice is itching to get his guy Gabe Carimi on the field. He was with the Bears when they drafted the former Outland Trophy winner in the first round.
I kept hyping the Fort Valley product. But they didn't listen. Now, he's a Pro football player.