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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Originally Posted by Utah_Saint Typically, the third game is a confidence builder game. Think the falcons 1st stringers were confident coming out of that game? And why do you think they went vanilla, isn't the whole point of changing the ...

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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Re: Falcons win but struggle

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Typically, the third game is a confidence builder game. Think the falcons 1st stringers were confident coming out of that game?

And why do you think they went vanilla, isn't the whole point of changing the offense to become more dynamic? Why would they go vanilla in their last real chance to practice against another team?
MS said they didn't want to give away too much before week 1. I'm taking his word for it. Our play-calling should be a bit different in the regular season. We weren't showing our hand. Come week one, we should be fine.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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Re: Falcons win but struggle

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The starters scored 16 points.
To be fair though...

The touchdown came in the 3rd quarter when the falcons starting offense was playing against the Dolphins second string defense.

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MS said they didn't want to give away too much before week 1. I'm taking his word for it. Our play-calling should be a bit different in the regular season. We weren't showing our hand. Come week one, we should be fine.
Honest question...

If they weren't practicing their normal offense, why play the starters into the second half? Seems they would just be risking injury to their starters for no reason. And you'd think since the first big roster cuts come Monday, they might wanna get to see more of the bubble guys.
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Pretty obvious to me, when you play your starters in the 3rd quarter of a meaningless preseason game, there is something kinda wrong there,like you are trying to get a cheap confidence building touchdown or something. 9 points in a half is not very good for a starting offense that had scoring problems last year in *cough* playoff games and overtime.
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Re: Falcons win but struggle

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Pretty obvious to me, when you play your starters in the 3rd quarter of a meaningless preseason game, there is something kinda wrong there,like you are trying to get a cheap confidence building touchdown or something. 9 points in a half is not very good for a starting offense that had scoring problems last year in *cough* playoff games and overtime.
Well last 2-3 years in the preseason games they have had problems scoring, especially in those 3rd games where it means the most.

That has carried over into the regular season.

It looks like that production is not changing any from last year like many are thinking it will.

Like I said, their was no upgrade of Koetter over Mularkey, so far Mularkey has not done too bad this preseason in Jacksonville where Koetter absolutely did squat.
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