Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! If you’re like me, then you spent yesterday wandering aimlessly around town, a small bottle of green apple schnapps in one hand and a confused, tearful look on your face. I’m exaggerating ... kinda.
Look, I’m still trying to make sense of Sunday’s loss, and I’m sure many of you are too. But it’s Tuesday, which means it’s almost time to start preparing ourselves for
another embarrassing road load loss the upcoming Week 6 game against the Cardinals.
So here, have some links! You’ll feel better.
Looking for a recap of Sunday’s loss? Then start here. To be frank, this team is in complete disarray right now. It’s not easy being an NFL fan, and let’s be honest, we like to vent from time to time, which is why Falcons Twitter was quite the emotional rollercoaster during and after the Falcons loss to the Texans.
As if the final score wasn’t embarrassing enough, Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee called out the simplicity of head coach/defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s defense, saying it was “basic.” In Coutee’s defense, Quinn was seen exiting NRG Stadium wearing Ugg boots while sipping a pumpkin spice latte.
There were some noteworthy performances, both good and bad, during Sunday’s game. That translated into this week’s “fantasy stud and dud.” Meanwhile, the Saints and the Panthers continued their winning ways just to smite us.
Grady Jarrett was a lone bright spot on defense in an otherwise embarrassing defensive performance. But to their credit, the offense actually got their act together Sunday, with Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley, and Mohamed Sanu turning in solid performances
The entire secondary struggled mightily in Houston, handing Deshaun Watson and company a record-breaking day in the air. As a result, we may see a shakeup at corner back. Or Quinn may do nothing. It’ll be a surprise!
Speaking of what Quinn may or may not do, if the Falcons do decide to terminate his employment, there a number of potential replacements worth considering.
That’s all for today, Falcoholics. Don’t cry. It’s gonna get better.