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iloxygenil
08-10-2007, 10:16 PM
I just got to hear about it. From what I heard the 1s were nasty with it. I'd like to get some updates from what people though. Robinson's stats looked real good, and obviously Roddy was snaggin it.

lod01
08-11-2007, 07:55 AM
I saw the replay last night. Laurent is a potential future stud. It's a good thing he doesn't have to worry about 'dropping' passes thrown by vick. It's interesting that all the WR's played well and vick was no where to be seen. I guess that solves the case of the WR dropsies.....just like I figured. Roddy white still sucks though.

georgiafan
08-11-2007, 10:19 AM
White had 1 drop but played a lot better

Joe Horn had a nice catch

Robinson was the most impressive

Snelling looked decent, but nothing special

Shockley struggled, he had a few nice throws, but was throwing it to hard. The interception was on a defelection.

We had some long returns

ATLDirtyBirds
08-11-2007, 11:13 AM
Our ST coverage was beyond terrible.

Jimmy Williams and Chris Houston didn't look good.

Snelling looks like he could be a decent football player.

All of our QB's were throwing high, some nice cathces saved them.

Roddy had a drop, but made a great catch as well.

Laurent looked like a guy you cna just pitch and catch with all day.

iloxygenil
08-11-2007, 02:02 PM
Really Jimmy and Houston struggled? Who was out there with our 1s when we were shutting them down?

georgiafan
08-11-2007, 04:51 PM
Really Jimmy and Houston struggled? Who was out there with our 1s when we were shutting them down?

Houston got called for a PI call in the end zone while going up agianst a 6'3 WR. If it wasn't for that he would have gave up a TD on a jump ball.


Rossum got screwed on a PI call that should have been on the offensive and lead to a jetsTD.


Even though Shockly didn't play great his biggest problem was throwing the ball to hard which can easily be fixed.


Danny Ware looked pretty good for the jets. Stuckey also had good TD catch.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-11-2007, 05:04 PM
Really Jimmy and Houston struggled? Who was out there with our 1s when we were shutting them down?


Jimmy was out there most of the time IIRC. He was often out of place, and missed a few tackles.

scar988
08-11-2007, 05:16 PM
I saw the replay last night. Laurent is a potential future stud. It's a good thing he doesn't have to worry about 'dropping' passes thrown by vick. It's interesting that all the WR's played well and vick was no where to be seen. I guess that solves the case of the WR dropsies.....just like I figured. Roddy white still sucks though.
LAurent has glue hands. but Roddy did drop 1... Also, the WR's had 3 things they never had with Vick. a good WR coach, a mentor in Horn AND a scheme that features them. though I do agree that Vick was a part of the problem.

Shiver
08-11-2007, 07:39 PM
I heard something I heard on the radio that I disagreed with. John Clayton said that without Michael Vick the team doesn't have a "leader." Is this is the same Vick I saw last year? The one who questioned his coaches, called out his teammates, threw no 4th QTR touchdowns, led no come from behind charges, lost his composure often, etc.

I am much more concerned about the young defensive backfield than I am Joey Harrington. Jimmy Williams' has the physical tools, but I am afraid his mental game is not up to snuff. Chris Houston will undeniably struggle at times, as most rookie corners do.

SeanTaylorRIP
08-12-2007, 08:56 AM
How's Snelling doing?

ATLDirtyBirds
08-12-2007, 10:35 AM
How's Snelling doing?



He looked solid out there. He will make the team. I think he had 10 carries for 48 yards.

DraftMichaelHuff
08-13-2007, 09:27 AM
woohooo...just downloaded my first entire Falcons game, lol no more only watchin the games only televised on Australian TV.

I was impressed with Snelling the most, he really seems to run with power and on numerous occasions he trucked the first tackler.

We need to cut Allen Rossom before the next preseason game, he is purely a KR who cant return kicks . We need to bring in a cb with 3-6 years experience who can return kicks or at least play special teams and is 5"11-6"0, no idea if there is a guy like that out there but i hope the staff can find one. IF not, i'd even settle for a healthy Chris Cash or Ahmad Carrol if my ideal type of guy cant be found

Next...I think Jimmy is getting a bad wrap from alot of the blogers and msg boarders, sure he didnt stand out but after watching the game i wouldnt say he played bad by any means. He missed a tackle on Leon Washington that resulted in a big gain on a run on a 3rd and long but Washington has amazing feet and Jimmy came at full speed from deep zone and a miss in that situation in a preseason game at a new position is forgivable, he certainly looks the part out there as he roved around, reminded me a bit of Darren Sharpers manarasims as he bounced around out there.

It's really a crazy time to be a falcons fan, normally we would get pshyced with all these rookies and blindly believe they will all be stars, but deep down all know most of them wont be on the team in 2 years. This year though I dont feel as silly having such high hopes for our draftees and all of them look like they will be able to contribute as backups AT LEAST. I like our undrafted OL guys too.

Finally.... it felt weird seeing no #7 in there as i watched the game. I miss seeing him on the feild and i hope his name is cleared. In the mean time i have to admit i was more relaxed watching Harrington at the helm. He doesnt have the boom or bust factor vick did, he is much more predictable whereas with Vick i wasnt sure if he was going to blow me away with an amazing run or a 50 yard laser right on target, or if he was gonna overthrow a WR, get sacked or get injured.

To me falcon football will be different this year, there has been a definate change in my mentality as i watch them play....i cant work out if its good or bad, i mean I'm more relaxed with Joey there but the game just isn't as exiting without Mike. I guess i will have to wait and see if a guy who contantly rates 6-7/10 is more fun to watch than a guy who looks 10/10 on one play and 4/10 on another.
/rant.

edit: Laurent Robinson= massive potential

iloxygenil
08-13-2007, 09:29 AM
How did you do that!? I WANT I NEED PLEASE!

DraftMichaelHuff
08-13-2007, 09:31 AM
i used this torrent program, it wasnt live or anything it was just good to watch the whole game instead of highlight film

ATLDirtyBirds
08-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Joey Harrington is a 3. Not a 6-7.

iloxygenil
08-13-2007, 01:12 PM
Which site did you use DMH? I'd like to download it myself.

scar988
08-13-2007, 01:15 PM
Joey Harrington is a 3. Not a 6-7.

no hes more liek a 5. will make solid throws, but will not be spectacular yet at the same time, I could see some spectacular things from Joey.

DraftMichaelHuff
08-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Joey Harrington is a 3. Not a 6-7.

well my point was i expect Joey's worst this year to not be as bad as Vick's worse in the past, but then again i expect Joeys best this year not to be as good as Vicks best and even moreso what his best would of been this year. i just used numbers to try and get my point across.

Shiver
08-14-2007, 02:19 AM
All I want from Harrington is for him to be a decent bridge until we draft his replacement next year.

Geo
08-14-2007, 01:33 PM
I think he can be that, and maybe even more. If Crumpler is healthy and fit in time for the season, this is the best receiving core and offensive line that Harrington has had in his career. Plus, Petrino's offense props up quarterbacks better than they actually are.

I'm very tempted to say that the Falcons might actually be better off, I never thought Harrington was trash. But most if not all will have to stay healthy for the Falcons to have a good year, especially Joe Horn and John Abraham.

DraftMichaelHuff
08-16-2007, 09:41 PM
Jarred Gaither looking very Marcus McNeil esk for the Ravens, they love him, he is comming along in leaps and bounds. (I hate to say i told you so Falcons front office)

Imagine if we had taken McNeal last year, and then Gaither this year coupled with Blaylock, leaving us with Crocker at FS this year (meh) and then take Mr Phillip's with our first pick this year *homer simpson drool noise*

LT McNeil
LG Blaylock
C Mclure
RG Forney
RT Gaither

iloxygenil
08-16-2007, 10:52 PM
That OL is nasty, but really, ours is solid...we just lack a LT...but we got a TON of protection in that first pre-season game.

Shiver
08-16-2007, 11:27 PM
It's a lot easier to protect when you know where your QB is going to be. If there is one thing that Joey Harrington does well is he doesn't hold onto the ball. Because of that I don't expect there to be many sacks made against the offense.

joercky
08-17-2007, 03:12 AM
I like Harrington for the next 2 years or so but instead of drafting a new QB why not go the Dallas way and develop Shockley who has some tools to work with and play him when hes ready. Saves a lot of money and is guy who like Vick can scramble.

DraftMichaelHuff
08-17-2007, 04:13 AM
It's a lot easier to protect when you know where your QB is going to be. If there is one thing that Joey Harrington does well is he doesn't hold onto the ball. Because of that I don't expect there to be many sacks made against the offense.

yeh but last year Vick was sacked heaps inside the pocket, normally when he rolled out it was a completion or an inaccurate pass/drop. It was the rush up the middle that they had trouble with mostly. I think its the coaching and the scheme moreso than a stationary QB

DraftMichaelHuff
08-17-2007, 04:23 AM
There is nothing really preventing Harrington from performing a Drew Brees style year this year and finally living up to his college billing. If you ask me Harrington has far more upside, going on college/draft stock than Shockley even though he is a bit older.

BTW im not for one moment saying i expect it this year but theorectically, for the first time in his career he has nothing preventing him.

scar988
08-17-2007, 08:01 AM
That OL is nasty, but really, ours is solid...we just lack a LT...but we got a TON of protection in that first pre-season game.

agreed. but I saw a lot of potential from Renardo Foster at LT in the last game. he was playing there after the first series with the 1's and did a great job against Bryan Thomas in the pass rush.

iloxygenil
08-17-2007, 10:25 AM
I am EXCITED for tonight...

Anyone know what channel that game comes on on sopcast? I forget who linked it to me last time, might have been from AFMB

scar988
08-17-2007, 10:28 AM
I am EXCITED for tonight...

Anyone know what channel that game comes on on sopcast? I forget who linked it to me last time, might have been from AFMBme too... I don't get to see it though... I need to get the game downloaded after tomorrow.

iloxygenil
08-17-2007, 01:23 PM
I downloaded it and I can't watch it, the "buffer" gets exceeded...can anything other than QT can play mp4s cause it and iTunes both freeze after about 10 seconds or so of playing it

scar988
08-17-2007, 04:58 PM
I downloaded it and I can't watch it, the "buffer" gets exceeded...can anything other than QT can play mp4s cause it and iTunes both freeze after about 10 seconds or so of playing it

yeah... Windows Media Player can if you download the codec packs for it...

iloxygenil
08-17-2007, 07:58 PM
I'll have to find those...cause I want to watch that game...but oh well

sounds like Laurent is going to be a star...

DraftMichaelHuff
08-17-2007, 10:50 PM
yeah... Windows Media Player can if you download the codec packs for it...

whats a codec pack?
where do you download them?
what do you do with them once downloaded?

Im no genuis with computers so help would be good.


I downloaded it and I can't watch it, the "buffer" gets exceeded...can anything other than QT can play mp4s cause it and iTunes both freeze after about 10 seconds or so of playing it

yeah me too i could watch 2mins at a time wasnt too bad but id prefer it not to happen.

NFL.com hate the falcons man, we won the game, had 240+ yards but the highlights include just two atlanta offensive plays aswell as the TD pass. The rest is our mistakes and Buffalo's good plays. And why do they show every feild goal? I'm pretty sure i am able to conceptualise the ball going through the posts when the score goes up 3 points.

georgiafan
08-17-2007, 11:34 PM
I hope and pray DJ is ok and it's not his ACL

iloxygenil
08-18-2007, 10:07 AM
c - ya DJ

Hate to see anyone injured, but atleast he gets to stay on the team this way on the IR instead of being cut.

georgiafan
08-18-2007, 12:42 PM
I know you hate DJ, but he liked 10 times better then Redman did last night

iloxygenil
08-18-2007, 02:11 PM
Oh yeah, he started fine...but the only pass I saw him throw was high and behind a WR, a 1st string defense would have ended #14's career on a throw like that. He saved him like Kevin Youngblood did last year

georgiafan
08-18-2007, 02:30 PM
How convient that the only bad throw he has all night is the one play you saw. You must have missed the other 4 that was thrown where only the WR could catch them. He showed more on 1 drive then Joey or Redman did all night.

iloxygenil
08-20-2007, 01:14 AM
You would say that...I mean really...Shock was never an accurate QB. That's the big knock on him, great athlete, good - great arm, piss poor accuracy. I'm glad he was improving, I still think he'd have ended up being cut.

georgiafan
08-20-2007, 08:29 AM
Shockley was clearly the best QB we had friday night after Redman and Harrington looked awful. He had one bad game in the 1st week of the pre season, but it was obvious to anyone who watched the game he had fixed the problems he had. Why would we cut him to keep Casey Bramlett ? I'm not saying he should have been the starter this year, but to say he should be cut is just cray.

iloxygenil
08-20-2007, 08:46 AM
Actually...Harrington just looked bad on 1 throw...so you can hate on him all you want...2 dropped passes and 1 slip which led to the terrible interception later, and you're calling him awful...give me a break.

And what's that they say about blind squirrels?

scar988
08-20-2007, 10:37 AM
And what's that they say about blind squirrels?
they like nuts?

thefalconer
08-20-2007, 02:30 PM
harrington > shockley now

with perhaps the same experience, i strongly think shockley > harrington in terms of success.