Things ive learned from watching the game film:
Peter Konz is not good at playing center right now and he is not good at playing guard either. The Falcons offensive line really did block pretty good against the Saints I know the 5 sacks don’t scream that but 3 of those sacks were on Konz and Reynolds (the same position). The other 2 were coverage sacks. Maybe now we don’t have to go offensive line in the first round and we can get an impact defensive player 1st and go offensive guard in the second round.
We are almost ready for the 3-4 defense albeit on accident. After watching film I noticed Bartu is really good as a pass rushing linebacker. He would excel in the "Clay Matthews/Aldon Smith" pass rushing linebacker position. Worrilow and Weatherspoon are prototype 3-4 inside linebackers and if you draft Anthony Barr all of a sudden the linebacker position could become a position of strength instead of weakness. Babineaux at DE, Corey Peters can play DE/NT, we would have to draft a huge NT because the coaching staff refuses to allow Robertston to play so we don’t know his potential. Osi and Beirman would be a rushing LB.
Everyone has been talking bad about Thomas Decoud that we have barely noticed that Willy Mo is not playing well either. Unfortunately he has not been ready this season. He is missing a few tackles every game and has gotten beat in coverage as well. Even when he makes tackles the runners are fighting for additional yardage against him.
Finally our offense play calling is horrible. No creativity. Our passing routes suck. We never change the snap count which gives the defense an advantage. Our play calling is predictable for instance against the Saints whenever Matt audible was "Chevy Chevy Chavelle" it was a run straight up the middle. Come to think of it do any of our runs go anywhere besides up the middle? When we don’t run passing routes down the field it crowds the field which cripples the running game. It cripples the passing game. It cripples the offense.
If we fix a few things and get 2-3 rookies that can contribute we will be back next year. We really need to change Offensive Coordinators though or he has to change the way he calls games.
Have you noticed any of the things I pointed out? What have you noticed?