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is he more like a tony romo than Brady, brees and manning?
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
God needs a Safety on His team. RIP 21
How easy it is to forget all of the postseason struggles Peyton Manning had, prior to falling down by a ton to the Pats in the 1st half of the AFC Championship Game that year, which I think allowed them to relax some, & with the Patriots having next to no sustainable ground game back then to turn to & grind the clock, they wound up gaining some momentum & came all the way back to win that game, then went on to win the SB. He had another decent postseason run after that season, before losing to the Saints in the SB, but now another one of his #1 seed teams found a way to lose their opening game this year.
Obviously what Brady's been able to accomplish separates him from almost every other QB to ever play the game, but I'm pretty sure that all of his rings came back when the Pats had that elite defense behind him. While they've certainly achieved plenty of success in the postseason since then, they've still fallen short of winning it all, ever since.
I think that the Falcons need to most notably find a way to improve their running backs. I'd love to see them somehow wind up getting Mark Ingram, as I think he'd be a perfect fit for this offense as it's primary back & the mileage on his legs has been saved a good bit by the Saints lack of using him much his first couple of years. Considering the odds of that happening are probably pretty low, I wouldn't mind seeing Eddie Lacey wind up there either, though I'm obviously a little bias. Need to continue improving defensively, as well, via the draft this year. Probably wouldn't hurt to improve the OL as well, though those guys do seem to do a pretty good job of protecting in the passing game.
It killed Gonzo too. You could read his lips after the play. "Wide Open"
Ryan is not elite. he's closer to being #10 than #1.
He can't get on the field and play defense. Until the Falcons shore up that side of the ball, then stuff like this will keep happening. This isn't college where having one good side of the football will win you a championship (see: Auburn).
just like the defense can't come on the field and score on that final drive. he had a chance to win the ball game with 2 minutes to go. anything before that is really irrelevant.
Not irrelevant? Ten more plays more important. Primarily two weeks of tight ends cutting across the middle and killing our d; zero running game. Matty made sick throws early in game. D stopped SF how many times in second half? Dont forget his shoulder was dislocated.
did he have a chance to win it at the end? even after all the yards the defense gave up?
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