Falcons @ Patriots REPORT CARD

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    The D does not deserve an "A" probably a solid B or B+ . They did cause some timely turnovers though. If not the Pats could have just as easily been losing. If Brady ever starts playing the way he's capable it will make the D even better. He left way too many points out there. We should have droped 35+ on Atlanta. I think the weakest part of the whole team has been special teams coverage all year and Brady being pretty rusty so far. O Line gets and "A" for once though and RB get an "A". They finally tried to establish the run Laughing
     
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    Even a Colt troll like myself can admit that I was very impressed with the Pats yesterday.  That was a very good Falcon team your boys beat.  I thought the Pat defense looked very impressive.  The Patriots and the Jets are going to have a knock 'em down, drag 'em out battle for the division this year...it'll be fun to watch.  Good luck with Baltimore - I may find myself in the unfamiliar position of rooting for the Patriots next weekend.
     
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    Thanks for the report card, Tex...

    Not much to add to other posts - the defense really did an outstanding job, and that 4th and 1 call was a great moment - it takes a lot of guts to call that play, and it takes dedication to execute it - we won the game right there in my opinion.

    Tom is still working his way back - there were more than a few errant throws - but it was great to see him fired up, and he will only continue to get better. 

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Joey Galloway begin to disappear - that one he dropped was right in his hands - it seeemed like he just didn't want to take the hit from that safety. 

    The O line was also terrific. A great win, and I think next week will be a battle royal - I'm really looking forward to that game.


     
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    "that one he dropped was right in his hands - it seeemed like he just didn't want to take the hit from that safety."

    Maybe Brady wanted him to take the hit from the safety?
     
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    TP3:

    Agree with all of your grades, except for the coaching staff - who should have gotten an A rather than A-. I believe that they called the right plays, but cannot be faulted for any faulted execution by the players (in this context); and should be commended for their inspired call to go for it on 4th and one at the Pats 25 yard line. That sent a message to all concerned that the Patriots were playing for keeps.
     
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    In Response to Re: Falcons @ Patriots REPORT CARD:
    In Response to Re: Falcons @ Patriots REPORT CARD : Mayo has played 1 year and Wilfork, as proven today, is greatly overrated.  This is why BB isn't going to pay him big dollars.
    Posted by Kmax


    Find another person who can tackle Turner in the backfield with one arm while engaged with an offensive lineman.

    Wilfork is not overrated. Not saying we're going to pay him, just saying he's worth the money.
     
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    Tex....   once again, fine job.

    You aluded to the fact the Pats got a break by having this game played in wet, rainy conditions.  That statement, in a way, downplayed their achievements against the Falcons.  Both teams had to play in the same conditions and the Pats were by far the better team.  If a "domed" team can't play well outside, they may not be as good as they think they are.

    What we saw yesterday was an offense rounding into shape, a D that is definitely better than we may have thought.  Many in the media thought the Falcons, with how good Ryan has been playing, would be problems for the Pats D.  Consider they played without Wilfork in the second half and shut Atlanta out!  Red Zone misfires aside, the positive is they are getting there while keeping the other team out!  If only Galloway can find his hands!
     
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    There seems to be a misconception about time of possession and how it affected the defense.  So a few comments to make on that ...

    The Falcons only had the ball for about 6 minutes in the second half.  A great deal has been made about how the offense held it for the other 24, and they deserve credit for that.

    But look at what the defense did in the second half: Held the Falcons to 0-4 on third downs; Ryan was 6-10 passing for 64 yards, but only 2 first downs; held the Falcons to four drives of 5 plays or fewer.

    Clearly, the offense did their job, keeping the ball when they got it.  But credit must go to the defense, for giving them the ball so quickly each time.  The first Falcon drive went 5 plays, 2:02, 31 yards, 1 first down.  The other three possessions?  10 plays, 4:07, 1 first down, 32 yards. 

    Give some credit to the defense.  If this were the Ravens defense, we'd be talking about how they stopped the opposition so quickly!
     
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    McGowan, got his helmet on the ball and forced that turnover, thats play of the game. He also gets player of the game for shutting down TG.
     
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