The Falcons/Packers recap mentioned that we are a team trying to find our identity and I'm sure all of us can agree with that. After watching the first 5 games of our season I've come to the conclusion that maybe we aren't the same balanced offense we were the last few seasons. I think the Justin Peele injury has kind of been forgotten because we can't be as effective in those 2 tight end sets without him. Julio is a tremendous talent and assuming Roddy White can limit the drops this passing game has no ceiling. Assume the worst this weekend and pretend were 2-4. Coordinators are all over the hot seat right now, if were 2-4 looking for alternative options might not be a bad idea. Matt Ryan is a bright quarterback with a rocket arm lets let him prove he can be an elite quarterback. The key to changing systems is personal and we have the personal to go be a spread team like the Patriots or the Saints. I'm just suggesting we try someone with an explosive offense approach, and see what they can do with all our weapons.
- Mike Martz (CHI)
- Mike Shula (CAR)
- Tom Clements (GB)
- Kevin Sumlin (HOU)
Defensively were not bad enough it would hold us back from winning a Super Bowl...if we are good enough offensively. We've been having the same problems since BVG has gotten here and until he leaves it really doesn't matter who we put on the field. We're lacking a defensive identity other than soft zones, dirty hits, and terrible blitzing but a good coaching change could fix all of that. Talent wise there is no reason why we shouldn't be at least a top 15 defense, but we continue to get passed on by any quarterback whose started a high school game before. Our line is good enough to get pressure despite how they have looked this season. Weatherspoon has been the bright spot this year and Lofton is the captain of the defense. There's no way we should get lit up for over 300 yards every game because out secondary just isn't that bad. We traded those picks to get Julio because he was the missing piece. No matter what the numbers say I just don't think we need to redraft the defense because if you find the right coach the talent is already here.
- Steve Spagnola (STL) - I think he could be fired this year although the injuries aren't his fault. He'd be a steal IMO
- Jerome Henderson (CLE)
- Mike Singletary (MIN)