MUMMY H -- Yes, that's one of the unintended consequences of that mega-deal.
MUMMY H - I've go to up my standards. If the beer is cold, I'm usually very happy.
Mummy H -- New England is going to jump those quick routes and try to get some easy picks. Pass Protection has to hold up longer. They'll have to "max protec"t and send out 2 or 3 receivers. Maybe, they'll keep everybody in to block and let Julio go 1-on-5 in the secondary. He probably could win that matchup, too.
DOL: He has a Super Bowl ring, therefore yes. Was a bobbled snap and 10 yards away last season. He can't block for them. Think you're wrong.
MUMMY H -- Didn't know that.
MUMMY H -- Wow! Blasphemy!
JOE T: Weatherspoon didn't have an extensive injury history at Mizzou. Steven Jackson is 30 and wasn't a draft pick.
CEDRIC: Why the falcons can't find a saftey to help William Moore,decoud pro bowl,this man shouldn't be allowed to use a cereal bowl, won't tackle a quarterback, please bench him "NOW".
DOL: Nolan believes he'll come around and thinks he's a very good player.
MUMMY H: What additional beers would you like to see sold?
DOL: I only know of two of their draft picks that had extensive injuries problems in college (Jerry and Baker) off the top of my head.
PATRICK: Are we gonna pick up vets thats available to fill gaps of uncertainty?
DOL: They did pick up Linebackers Jamar Chaney and Omar Gaither already. They must not like the linemen who are unemployed right now very much.
JOE T: Fire the winningest coach in team history over a slow start. That wouldn't make any sense at all.
JOE T: They could go 10-6 and get the wildcard. The line appears to be a problem, though.
Is Tom Brady still as good as ever? Do you think he can beat the Falcons with Vereen, Gronkowski, and Amendola all out?"
DOL: YES! Yes. Edelman is tought and Blount can run the ball for them.
LAD. COOK: what can we do to make defense better...u saw what they let happen in Miami game...I thought Nolan was a good dc...u need to blitz more
DOL: Can't blitz if your secondary can't hold up in man-to-man coverage. Sometimes you need to get there with the front four and play covergae.
JJ Who starts at the tackles this week?
DOL: Expecting Baker and Holmes.
MARTY: How come in both loses, the offense starts out hot and then can not substain a drive? Is it the coach taking his foot off the gas pedal?
DOL: The great debate this week was execution vs. adjustments. (players vs. coaches)
DoubleEE: D-Led,What do you attribute Tony Gonzalez's slow start to? Maybe not yet in football shape due to extended training camp absence. Or simply another step slower due to age and declining skills.
DOL: Missing training camp has to be a factor.
Patrick: Do we have a solution for 2nd half failure?
DOL: Coaches are expecting better execution from players.
JJ: Is Roddy ready to have the big game this week?
DOL: I don’t think so. He’s playing on one ankle!
DEBRA: Will Mike Smith be more aggressive with 4th downs? Field goals are ok, but touchdowns wins games.
DOL: I don’t know. He used to be very aggressive when he had some confidence in his line. Not sure, the he has the same confidence.
CYNTHIA: "Hi DLed, I just have a few questions about our Atlanta Falcons.
1. Why do you feel our team has not used the play action fake during the first 4 games when we get into the the red zone? Also, for the New Orleans game, it seems like we abandoned the run, and did not use Steven Jackson at all on the last series. We had 4 straight passes. The play calling is suspect to say the least. I seems as if Ryan has moved away from the short sideline passes that pick up 10-15 yards each time. Wealso don't seem to use the screen pass as much. Our offensive play calling is so predictable.
2. It seems as though our defensive players play very soft. For example, they seem content if they can make a stop, but they don't look as if they are trying at all to strip the ball. Also, the corners seem content stopping the opposition from being able to make a catch, but they don't even turn around to try and make a play for the ball themselves.
3. When will Dirk Koetter release Ryan run the no huddle offense more. The plays that we are calling for our high powered offense don't appear to be good selections,
4. Laslty, why is it our offensive line cannot get enough of a push to move the line for a 1 yard pick up? Our coach does not appear to have enough confidence in his players to pick up 4th & 1 or 4th & inches. It is very disheartening.
DOL: 1. All fans seem to blame play calling. It’s not that simple. All of the plays are designed to work, so I tend to agree with the “execution” folks on that. They tried a play-action pass against Miami, but Holmes broke down and Ice had to sail his pass early. Play action works best after you establish the run. They established last week against Miami – finally – and need to keep it going in order to help the play-action passes work.
2. Seems like you answered your own coverage question.
3. Dirk doesn’t run the no-huddle as much as Mularkey. It limits they plays you can call, while you can use it to dictate tempo.
4. They may have missed on the lineman. They have not been able to knock back the line of scrimmage.
JSS: "1. What's the status on the O-line's starting lineup? Will we be seeing the same O-line that played against the Dolphins, or are we going back to our original lineup with Baker and Holmes handling the Tackle positions?
2. Since he has a great size advantage over defenders, will Toilolo have an increased role in our red-zone situations as a pass catcher?
3. What's the scoop on Worrillow taking over at ILB?"
DOL: 1. We don’t know. We got kicked out of practice this week. I suspect Baker is back at LT and perhaps they should sit Holmes, but they probably won’t because that would be an admission.
2. He caught one last week. But Koetter called him a classic Y tight end. Said teams are bracketing the outsides receivers and inside players have to get open.
3. No scoop there. Dent and Nicholas are the ILBs. He’s a special teams player. Played in a situation last week.
HC: Why don't the Falcons let Roddy rest so that he can fully recuperate and be close to 100% rather than keeping him as a decoy on 2/3 of all offensive plays? The opposing defenses know that he's a bit gimpy at the moment and won't really pay attention to him so it's essentially a 10 vs. 11 game.
DOL: We need to ask them this question.
HENRY BASS: Who is going to stop Wilfolk from eating Matty Melt Lunch?
DOL: Mr. Justin Blalock will that primary assignment.
NATHAN: Will we see Drew Davis, Kevin Cone, and Josh Vaughn get some touches?
DOL: Not unless something happens to WRs and the RBs. They are backups.
DENNIS STEPTOE: Why would you spend so much money on your skill position players that you can't afford offensive lineman?
DOL: They’ve been working on drafting offensive line players for two years. They were banking on being correct on those draft picks.
JOHN KILPATRICK: Now I''m a long time Bird's Fan. I see that we're a bit banged up at a few positions. Now at WR, Roddy is obviously hurt. 1) Why won't we sit him so that he can finish healing? We will need him in the playoffs. Now the league knows that Julio is the one we're targeting. Use Cone and Davis. That is the reason why we signed those guys. RB...We need to use Vaughn in the backfield. He is the only back that can take it to paydirt..Quizz and Snelling got an A for their performances. Just don't have that breakaway speed of Vaughn. Agreed?
DOL: I think they would have used Davis more if he didn’t start dropping passes left and right near the end of the exhibition season. But he scared them. I don’t know why they’ve been so aggressive with Roddy’s injury. The move could backfire like it did in 2009 when Turner was rushed back from a similar injury.
WALT VENABLE: What is Steven Jackson’s status for the Patriot’s game?
DOL: I suspect that he’ll be listed as doubtful or out later today.