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Play to Win - juraitwaluzka - 12-23-2012 11:44 PM
In case anyone was wondering, here is our stated plan, who knows what the details will be.
Atlanta Falcons: Plan is to ‘play to win’ final regular-season game
I liked this quote from Smitty about approach to the playoffs and the bye week:
“We’re going to do things differently this time around during the bye week,” Smith said. “We’ll handle it differently in terms our workload and the days that we are going to work during our bye week and what our schedule will be. We are not going to do anything like we did last time.”
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RE: Play to Win - AUTiger7222 - 12-24-2012 01:42 AM
Hell yes! That's what I want to hear. It didn't work last time so we're doing things differently this time around.
RE: Play to Win - Xanthri - 12-24-2012 03:02 AM
This is the BEST news I have heard regarding the Bye.....I have been so worried and after the Carolina debacle where we came out so flat.....I was worried Smitty would still give the days off because it is his style (Coaches do not often change something they have done their whole career) I LOVE the fact that Smitty Tony G and Matty Ice and Weatherspoon are focused....
Weatherspoon - Only one bowl I want to attend and it isn't in Hawaii!
Tony G - We have to prove the critics wrong and we are doing it differently
Matt - Give me an extra 30 and I will give you a full hour...
Now Smitty - We will do it different.......
I also like the mentality of Winning the Final Game to avoid a loss at home.......Want to stay Perfect in the Dome....Then get to New Orleans and make the Superdome - OUR FUCKING HOUSE.......Wouldn't that be Poetic Justice!
RE: Play to Win - FullMetalFalcon23 - 12-24-2012 05:52 AM
I thought about this a week ago. And I said there is no way Smith gives the players a week off to rest Tis time round. It didn't work it had the team unfocused this time he needs a different way. I'm glad this is what he is putting into action.
Personally I would think that the team will have a few days off after Sunday. Say an extra day, and then they will start with almost a mini off season programme work with physiosand trainers for the body. A study dose of film room throughout the whole process and then practice field reps as walk throughs. A kitted session somewhere in the week before the game to keep the tools sharp and to start to harvest and harness the focus and aggression.
Make no mistake this team won't come out complacent whoever it is we play. I've seen some grumblings including during the game about our D, during the Lions game. How Stafford pinged from pillar to post. DeCoud said in an interview that they didn't disguise their coverages because all the work put in in research showed he doesn't really read them. If that's the case all the disguise work would have been a waste as its just showing more of how Nolan likes to disguise things. You can bet there are still a load of ways that he hasn't even applied to this D yet. E.g that role down into coverage DecOud had against Nicks, is mostly ever seen as a Zone Concept, but to sell a Man play as a Zone means somewhere on tape that identical rotation exists wit DeCoud playing zone rather than Man. Or alternatively that is exactly what might be seen as a switch up on the playoffs.
Also again the scheme was vanilla. The pass rush had few twists and stunts it was more beat your man. Nolan isn't tipping his hand these next few weeks.
Koetter on the other hand opened up a it in the playbook. Some plays we've not seen before some tempos we've not seen before either, a very weird looking run play that can also set up a moving pocket on play action, some of those screen passes. Multiple deep shots. At this point he is looking toget every aspect of that team moving. It wouldn't surprise is there were sti more plays we have not seen. Offensive playbooks are huge. In my playing time everytime we has a bye the head coach either switched out the whole playbook for a new one, or had us spending the whole week to two weeks installing a new package of plays.
You can bet there wil be wrinkles being added and tweaks being made to older stuff. We've even thrown new tendencies out there, going deep on the 3rd and 1. Most of the time we would run go with an intermediate pass play so we sold them on that with the package and then attacked them down field catching the corner spying the qb instead of his man despite man coverage * Houston finally turned his head*
This team is galvanised and at the point the staff wanted them to be. From here I think we make a key FA addition here or there but the make up of this squad is a such that they are now set to lead despite being young. They have their own veterans instilling values and work ethic. It's now that we'll see us start doing things like moving down in the draft to get more picks to build stronger depth. We've already seen it in Konz. Normally if you are a 1st or 2nd rounder for a team like Atlanta, you're hitting the field season opener as a starter. Now these guys are having to work into their spots. Grow into their roles.
There are only 3 spots I can say we desperately need a new starter at from the draft or FA. And those are at DT/ RB and depending on what we we do with the Konz Hawley situation. Either a Guard or a Center.
Re: Play to Win - juraitwaluzka - 12-24-2012 11:36 AM
That's funny as hell about Stafford not reading coverages, what a glowing compliment to him lol, good thing he has Megatron to throw to.
I absolutely loved Koetter's game plan and calls, very creative, not too predictable and some very nice deception, especially the play where they brought in Davis, sold the play to the right then throw back to Roddy on the left with nice blocking downfield for the score.
RE: Play to Win - AUTiger7222 - 12-24-2012 02:25 PM
Loved the offensive gameplans against the Giants and Lions and the players executed both to near perfection. First time this season the Falcons have scored 30 points in back-to-back games. Speaking of points scored, last season the Falcons scored a total of 402 points. This season the Falcons are at 402 points with 1 game left. The most points the Falcons scored under Mularkey was 414 in 2010. Falcons should easily pass that against the Bucs.
RE: Play to Win - AsylumGuido - 12-24-2012 03:34 PM
Have you stopped to consider that your schemes are vanilla because that is the only flavor y'all have?
RE: Play to Win - phocis850 - 12-24-2012 03:36 PM
So... us that kept saying the offense has been holding back and prepping for the playoffs weren't full of shit after all.
We saw that the plays were getting very vanilla. Now with the last two games, we've seen stuff we haven't seen, and also things we have only seen once or twice. The screens in the Detroit game.... dear god we had what, 10 before the half? We were executing and also getting film on it too.
I think the best thing we got from playing the Giants and Detroit is the line tape. The Giants have a great front and we basically held them at bay. The Lions... not as good, however, Konz faced Suh. Konz got his taint handed to him. Awesome tape to have before the playoffs. Plus one more game to practice corrections.
I believe this last game will be to practice and perfect a few things. I wouldn't be surprised to see the same play 5 times. I also won't be surprised to see some things happen that we as fans question. Example being, going for it on 4th and short on our side of the field.
Our players don't want to lose this home game. Yes, it is truly meaningless overall, but it sounds like we are gonna keep the momentum going and prep our guys for playoff perfection.
Re: RE: Play to Win - juraitwaluzka - 12-24-2012 03:53 PM
(12-24-2012 03:34 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: Have you stopped to consider that your schemes are vanilla because that is the only flavor y'all have?
No because that would be stupid, nice try.
RE: Play to Win - AUTiger7222 - 12-24-2012 03:55 PM
(12-24-2012 03:36 PM)phocis850 Wrote: So... us that kept saying the offense has been holding back and prepping for the playoffs weren't full of shit after all.
I didn't want to believe it but it was the only thing I could come it with that made sense.