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    Quote Originally Posted by GGPa View Post
    If Denver played the Steelers in PGH and Atlanta played Denver in Denver I think that the w/l record would have been reversed.
    It is much easier to run an effective no-huddle offense in friendly confines where the crowd will hush whenever you have the ball vs. trying to run a no-huddle in a loud, raucous dome stadium.


    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Good read on what the Falcons did to neuter Manning. Hopefully we see it from our guys
    The Falcons weren't blitz-crazy, though. There were numerous occassions where the pre-snap look appeared to be a complete sell-out blitz, but then they only ended up rushing 3 men and dropping the rest into zone coverage.


    The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"

    The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"

    This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    The Falcons weren't blitz-crazy, though. There were numerous occassions where the pre-snap look appeared to be a complete sell-out blitz, but then they only ended up rushing 3 men and dropping the rest into zone coverage.
    Mike Smith, the HC of Atlanta, used to face Manning twice a year in Jacksonville...

    Now, he has the personnel to execute all of the cool plans he had to neutralize Manning with Jacksonville but failed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    The Falcons weren't blitz-crazy, though. There were numerous occassions where the pre-snap look appeared to be a complete sell-out blitz, but then they only ended up rushing 3 men and dropping the rest into zone coverage.
    You are correct but they did have 7-8 players in the blitz position every play with almost all of them standing up so Manning could not get a read on who was coming and who wasn't. It forced him into the bad reads that resulted in the INTs because guys dropped in coverage. However, on most plays I saw they rushed at least 4 and many time more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Good read on what the Falcons did to neuter Manning. Hopefully we see it from our guys
    ​Great post to read. Thanks.






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