Originally Posted by romedadude
It's easy to pinpoint the blame on the secondary, hell it's been ****** the past 5-6 years, but also remember we have two rookies at CB and there hasn't been any significant pass rush. We're in the bottom fourth of the league in sacks. And I can't recall ever seeing so much space given to receivers and open plays in my life. Every pass catch is 6+ yds and/or a 1st down. In the Pats game only 4 or 5 of Brady's passes were tight throws or contested, other than that it was passes to wide open guys. Any QB in the league can make those throws. I have more questions scheme wise than personnel, even though that can be improved as well.
Oh yeah without a doubt I agree with what you are saying. The secondary has always been sub-par IMO. But yeah anyone can complete passes with no coverage, especailly teams like the Partriots and Broncos who have guys that run those 5,6,7 yard routes.
Our problem with the pass rush though is just our Injuries i think. I mean the ones we have could always do better, but i dont think ATL has ever been known for sacks, which sucks. Its good to put some fear in a QB
Before the game they showed an interview with Roddy and Julio, did anyone see that? Basically they were asked if anyone on the patriorts could hold them, eventually they both said no. I was like great, now both of yall gonna get shutdown. And it looked like they did for majority of the game, especially with Gonzalez pullin in what 12 receptions 2 TDs