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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.


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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.


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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.
    1. Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
    2. Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
    3. Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
    4. John Johnson-S, Boston College
    5. James Conner-RB, Pitt
    6. Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
    7. Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State

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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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