I have the fortunate pleasure of being forced to work during and only during the Falcons game on Sunday, which is maddening. However, it can't be helped. This week will hopefully be another strong showing from our Falcons, who face the enigmatic Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Like us, the Bengals have an OC whose playbook consists of three pages: Straight arrow to the left of the center, straight arrow to the right of the center, and a picture of Air Bud holding a football in his mouth.
Thankfully, Air Bud has stolen 4 wins for us. On that note, let's get this Saturday Six Pack rockin'.
Pat Yasinskas: Pat seems to think the road to the NFC Championship goes through the NFC South. I think his opinion is entirely possible, since right now there is no dominant team and everyone is still looking for their identity. I have to agree with Pat in that you have to look for the Saints and Falcons to be there at the end of the season.
DOL: The ever reliable D. Orlando Ledbetter talks about 5 big what-ifs for the CIN @ ATL game. Note how DOL's #1 is arguably one of the biggest problems of our offense. Max protect means fewer routes being run, which means fewer defenders being distracted.
And now for something completely different.
I don't know whether it's just me (It probably is.) but it seems like every week the Falcons have less and less non-generic material to conjure up for the SSP, with the exception of the whole Dunta hit/suspension, which has been driven into the ground repeatedly. Plus, half the stories I could've done were snatched up by the very attentive readers/writers here at The Falcoholic.
Therefore, this week I'm doing things a little differently. You're still going to get your news, but it's going to be a bit more....interesting. Well, a couple of them are more interesting. I'm just looking for a way to spice things up this week since we've been kinda down on the Birds all week.
AJC: Christian Boone of the AJC writes here that former UGA QB Quincy Carter was arrested for beating up his girlfriend. Carter's story is one of those that you never want to see. He was a very talented kid coming out of UGA, and I had forgotten that he lead the Cowboys to the playoffs at one point. However, he let stupidity get to his head and he has essentially flunked out of football. It's a shame, really. Also, Grayson was upset by North Gwinnett, as told here by Michael Alpert of the AJC. Sorry Grayson, bro, but you shouldn't let a high school upset you. It's not professional.
AF.com: I put AF.com because I know what all of you THINK it means. However, the actual AF.com is a matchmaking love site. Unfortunately, I don't know if the Falcons care enough to do anything about this travesty. That being said, Jay Adams of OUR AF.com obtained a brief interview with Coach Smith on Thursday, as shown here. One thing that isn't really mentioned is the playcalling. At this point in the season, we have to start asking why the playcalling is as conservative as it is. We have the tools to be explosive. Overall, it's a good little interview.
Fantasy Advice: I was browsing through some fantasy sites when I came across this site. The site is beautiful, and they also have a spot to vote up other users who dish out great advice. I think that's pretty awesome. It seems kinda like a social network for fantasy football. If you're that dedicated to FFB, or even if you're not, check it out!
Random Funny: I had a great video on youtube I wanted to link here, but for the life of me, I can't remember it. In it's place, I give you this video. I don't think I'll get in trouble on here for it (<.<), even though it is humor at.....someone else's expense. If you can, play it with some audio. The noises are fantastic. Regardless, you live and learn. I'll be doing some of both today, I'm sure.