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What are your thoughts on Falcons WRs Roddy White and Julio Jones and facing two big receivers?

“We have to find a way to not allow the explosive plays by them. They find a way to do it against everybody. I haven’t dug deep enough into Atlanta. We just put this one (Eagles game) to bed now. We watched a little bit of their tape this morning when I get in here. I don’t have a real good feel for them but I know this, they’re undefeated, they have one of the best quarterbacks in the league, they have a run game, the coordinator there is terrific, Dirk Koetter, and the two wideouts and tight ends certainly do present a lot of problems. As I am blurting all of that out, I’m getting a slight headache because this is one of those teams. Pick your poison. What do you take away. We’ll figure it out. We’ll put something together and get to work.”

Have you been able to pick out why the secondary has struggled against big receivers this season?

“I don’t know. Those games were a bunch of everything. We’re going to play big wideouts in the NFL. We have Patrick (Robinson), Jabari (Greer) and Corey White and they understand that. We’ll go out and be aggressive and defend them. We are not going to run away from them. Just because they’re big, we’re not going to run away from them.”

Was Patrick Robinson just in the right place at the right time for his interception?

“Michael Vick, I think, was trying to get to his tight end. Jonathan Casillashad really tight coverage which forced the tight end a little wider and Roman Harper just jumping up and getting in the way of the flight of the ball, I think, caused it to just be off enough to tip the tight end’s hand and Patrick Robinson was there to make the catch. Not everybody makes that play but P-Rob did. The most impressive thing was that he has the wherewithal to just take off and go. He can run, we all know that. Roman Harper made a key block on that, Michael Vick, so that was important. He was the one guy that could have made a play on Patrick and Roman got him blocked, that was impressive.”

The Saints in 2009 were good and lucky. Is Atlanta like that this season where the ball just goes there way?

“You never know when you’re year is and when it’s the other way. I have been blessed enough to be on one of those teams and you look back at it and go ‘whew, if on that one play if it had gone the other way, we might not have’ done whatever. Some teams have those special seasons. Let’s hope they don’t have a special game this coming weekend. Don’t take anything away from Atlanta, that’s a good football team and a good coach. They have a lot of talent and it’s going to be quite a challenge for us.”

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"We'll figure out something" is not what I want to hear from my coach.
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"We'll figure out something" is not what I want to hear from my coach.
I hope you learned something from that game last night. Figure it out Spags.
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