Postgame Thoughts From Falcons vs Bucs

  • Gaines Adams was a beast.  6 total tackles and 2 sacks.  If memory serves me correctly, one was from the left side and one from the right side.  He has a chance to be a special player. 
  • We are committing way too many penalties.  After leading the league in the preseason in penalties, we are now worst in the league.  Multiple drives were stalled offensively, and 6 of their 9 points truly came off of drives that were sustained by our penalties.
  • Outside of a couple of penalties, Jeremy Zuttah I thought blocked extremely well.  He is a nice luxury when Davin Joseph gets back.
  • Once again, Barrett Ruud and Tanard Jackson were all over the field.  Ruud reminds me so much of Zach Thomas, the guy is everywhere.  We morphed our defense a little bit to accomodate his limitations, but his ability to tackle is top tier. 
  • The Sabby Piscatelli “forward lateral, personal foul, change of possesion, we don’t what the hell we’re talking about so we’ll just give the team thats getting their ass kicked the ball back for a first down,” was ridiculous. 
  • 2nd thought on that play…what the hell was Sabby thinking.  This isn’t college guy.  Make a big play, fall on it.  End of story.  We gave them the ball back regardless of the stupid call by the ref because of that bonehead play. 
  • Although Brian Griese missed a few long shots down the field, the plays were right there for the taking.  A few more practices with the first team and those passes aren’t missed. 
  • John Gilmore showed up in the passing game today.  The guy, for being what was called a blocking TE, shows great route running skills in my opinion.
  • We once again ran for 250 yards.  Ernest Graham for the 2nd week in a row busted off a long run.  Yesterday’s was for 69 yards.  Warrick Dunn does not look like an old player to me.  The 17 yard 3rd down draw play was a spectacular run. 
  • It was nice to see rookie Aqib Talib get his first NFL regular season INT.  If Phillip Buchanon misses more tackles like he did yesterday, PBuc is going to end up being the 3rd down back and Talib will be starting. 
  • I felt a little bit of pity for Matt Ryan yesterday, tough place to come play in your 2nd NFL start, especially when  you’re getting pounded all day.  
  • Hey Michael Turner fantasy football owners, that first week high wore off huh?!! We’re not the Lions!
  • LB Michael Boley, who is a great player by the way, needs to learn to shut his mouth.  He made a big play late in the game when the Falcons were getting trounced, and couldn’t stop running his mouth. 
  • Jeff Garcia was inactive for the game!! I love it.  Goodbye Jeffrey, so much for your new deal.  ESPN reported yesterday that the Niners didn’t even have interest in him when approached last week. 
  • Derrick Brooks kept him active games streak alive, although I didn’t see him on the field much. 
  • Oh by the way…we spanked that ass. Off to Chicago to face another below average offense this week.