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WhoDat!656 07-14-2013 11:24 AM

Falcons Have History of Dominating Saints
 
When you have to go back 40 YEARS!!! to try and make a relative point you have failed!!
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No one can wait for the August 8th season opener to the New Orleans saints. Itíll be a spectacular opening day after a long offseason full of interesting management moves. Not only would it finally be the first football game in months, but it will be against the saints. (I refuse to follow proper grammatical procedures when spelling out the saintsí name because in no way do I believe that that noun is proper.)

Since 1966, the Falcons have opened up the season against the saints five separate times. Every single time the falcons have won. Most of the time, the Falcons have won dominantly.

The biggest game of those five games was in 1973. The Atlanta Falcons beat the saints 62-7. That game was the biggest margin of victory in the history of the series.

Of course I donít want to predict the Falcons to win 60-0, although it would be nice. I donít think the falcons will lose regardless of where the game takes place. The answer is to a saints team trending the opposite direction the Falcons are. Every year Matt Ryan is getting better. Drew Brees is NOT by any means getting worse, but he certainly isnít getting better. He already hit his peek and whether or not he is declining from his peek, we have already seen the best of Drew Brees. Their offense is always explosive. Their defense, on the other hand, is troubling. They were historically bad last season allowing tons of yards and points. I have no doubt that the addition to Rob Ryan and the switch to a 3-4 defense will help them in the long run, this season is not the season.

They could not have picked a worse time to make a scheme change. When a team moves from the 4-3 to the 3-4, they either have bigger, slower defensive ends play outside linebacker, or faster, weaker linebackers take on the position. Their pass rush will barely be visible. They lacked corners and went after a safety in the draft. I actually think that the saints defense may be worse than last year. If itís better, it wonít be by much. As good as the saints offense may be, their defense wonít be able to slow down the falcons new and improved passing and rushing attack.

Falcons Have History of Dominating Saints

dizzle88 07-14-2013 11:27 AM

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That is as relevant as saying the 49ers have 5 superbowls, yeah you won 5 superbowls.........in the 80 and 90's

Danno 07-14-2013 11:31 AM

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The only valid point he has, and its kinda weak at that, is that it will take some time for this defense to all get on the same page.

They might be able to exploit it, but one could also say that there's an element of surprise that factors in our favor as well. They don't know what to expect. We'll have a lot of new faces and new packages that may confuse them.

Using data from an era that includes ZERO current players is like claiming Cleveland should be awesome this year because of the Jim Brown era.

|Mitch| 07-14-2013 11:36 AM

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selective memory? What's happened since '06?!

ChrisXVI 07-14-2013 11:38 AM

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They're not very realistic. The Falcons have new starters at 3 spots on the O-Line, nothing but a washed-up Umenyiora on the D-Line, and 2 rookie corners to go with Asante Samuel. Their defense and O-Line looks pretty damn questionable to me.

Budsdrinker 07-14-2013 11:53 AM

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Well he starts off as a dumb donkey by saying season opener August when it's September and he gets worst.

SloMotion 07-14-2013 01:27 PM

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IDK, don't they check references before letting just any slappy post on their blogosphere? This guy (Robert Stephens, blogger-extraordinaire) doesn't seem like he's too bright, :lol:.

AsylumGuido 07-14-2013 01:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 511104)
IDK, don't they check references before letting just any slappy post on their blogosphere? This guy (Robert Stephens, blogger-extraordinaire) doesn't seem like he's too bright, :lol:.

A bright Falcons fan is an oxymoron.

Seer1 07-14-2013 02:47 PM

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His next article will explain why Dallas is America's team.


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