No I was focusing on the fact that Ryan had to throw that often because his RBs are basically worthless. Who on this team really grinds for tough yards on short yardage? Ryan on a sneak? Again, 15 yards in 13 carries for Turner against one of the worst run defenses in the league. How many tackles did you see him break/shake today? No one would put all the blame on the O-Line for that stat line. He limits what they can do, same with Quizz as a runner aside from the occasional big gainer.Originally Posted by dee279
Looked like Roddy misjudged that long pass. Too bad, but Falcons are still in a pretty good position.
"[He's] a really complete player... There's not really any weaknesses to his game." - Bill Belichick on Andrew Luck
"Vontae Davis looks like Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. He's throwing a no hitter out there tonight" - Jon Gruden
Put it this way: Right now, there are maybe a handful of RBs leaguewide who are actually worse than Turner. Some of these posters know me from other teams forums, I'm a believer in pushing all the chips on the table if I have a legit chance to win it all. Even if it means overpaying (via trade) for a player who fills a need, like RB.Originally Posted by dee279
Good game guys. See you in the dome in week 13 (I think), should be good. We got the Raiders next week so we should be up to 5-5 at .500. I think you guys have the division locked up obviously, but we could see each other in the 1st round. Either way, it was a hard fought game, bitter rivals. Good luck the rest of the way. We needed that W a lot more then you guys did anyways.
Last edited by dee279; 11-11-2012 at 10:46 PM.
Elias Sports BureauFalcons missing goal-to-go back
Atlanta passed on nine of its 13 goal-to-go chances against the Saints, including its 4th-and-2 play with 1:46 remaining in the game. The Falcons turned to the pass because Michael Turner gained -2 yards on four goal-to-go rushes against the Saints. On the season, Turner has just three touchdowns on 17 goal-to-go rushes.
Yeah, Turner is as powerful as a Prius. We should convert some bulky defensive player to HB. IMO Sidbury for HB. 6'3" 265 and ran a 4.64. He could totally do it.
It seems almost impossible that a guy would only convert 3 of 17 goal line runs.
Mark Bradley nails it in his postgame write-up:
Couldn't depend on Turner on 4th-and-short at home vs N.O. last year, nor in that playoff loss to NYG.That the Falcons’ first play from the 1 was a Matt Ryan pass for Tony Gonzalez tells us they weren’t convinced they could push the Saints backward even three feet. (Malcolm Jenkins knocked the ball down in the end zone.) That the third-and-goal call was a handoff to Turner that became yet another damp squib — of his 13 carries, seven either gained nothing or lost yardage — drove home the point:
An 8-0 NFL team could not line up and gain a precious yard against the league’s worst rushing defense.
By losing a yard on third-and-goal, the Falcons had no choice but to pass on fourth down, and again Ryan’s pass was flicked away.
They sent Douglas in to replace Franks at punt returner, so it wouldn't surprise me if 'Nique got cut (again) this week.