The Atlanta Falcons get their “revenge” game this week, but have rarely looked like a complete team this year. It’s definitely a bad time to play the New England Patriots, even if they are a pretty mediocre team.
Bill Belichick, the master of saying nothing interesting, said some uninteresting platitudes about the Falcons.
Bill Belichick on the Falcons: "This is a really impressive team to watch and study."— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) October 18, 2017
I, too, would be impressed watching and studying a team that goes from Jekyll to Hyde during halftime.
Bill Belichick: "Coach Sarkisian has a very well balanced offense that's explosive."— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) October 18, 2017
This is a flat out lie. This offense has (1) not been balanced, and (2) has rarely been explosive. These are literally my top two complaints about Steve Sarkisian’s offense.
Bill Belichick doesn't want to compare the schemes of Steve Sarkisian and Kyle Shanahan.— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) October 18, 2017
He probably doesn’t have enough time to go over all the confusing differences.
Bill Belichick: Falcons are as fast a defensive as we'll play.— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) October 18, 2017
That’s probably true, but as Duke Riley has shown, you need to be more than just really fast.
Bill Belichick brushes off the notion he might have signed Stephon Gilmore to defend a player like Julio Jones.— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) October 18, 2017
Come on, Bill. You don’t spend money in free agency, and obviously can’t rely on a historic bounce back to win big games.
Another Belichick press conference, and I’m not really sure what he said. Something about the Falcons being good, and not wanting to talk about anything interesting. This is going to be one terribly long week.