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Ryan
12-27-2010, 08:12 PM
good way to close MNF.

houstonspartan
12-27-2010, 08:18 PM
Not sure if I can watch. I've already had enough of them praising Atlanta's third year coach and third year quarterback. It makes me grind my teeth to think about what a mess Atlanta was a few years ago, and now they're gunning for the Super Bowl.

Meanwhile, down on Kirby Drive...

disaacks3
12-27-2010, 09:38 PM
On a positive note, I saw our former 9 million-dollar-man give up a big 3rd down completion and then get run over by an RB on back-to-back plays.

SheTexan
12-27-2010, 09:42 PM
No way in hell do I want to see the Falcons get to the SB, BUT, better them than the Saints! SOOOOOO!! GO Falcons tonight, and then lose the rest of the way!!!

RazorOye
12-27-2010, 10:10 PM
I've got a sinking feeling about this one...

stupid mistakes. Penalties. Non-calls. Terrible blocking. No running game. Dropped passes.

This game isn't one that encourages me going into the playoffs.

Ugly in many phases.

Thank goodness Brees has such amazing pocket presence - that there are not more sacks is a testament to his elusiveness and not our OL's prowess

gary
12-27-2010, 10:13 PM
No way in hell do I want to see the Falcons get to the SB, BUT, better them than the Saints! SOOOOOO!! GO Falcons tonight, and then lose the rest of the way!!!Why do you hate the Falcons?

Pollardized
12-27-2010, 10:46 PM
Go Saints!!!

JB
12-27-2010, 10:48 PM
And #23 just dropped another easy interception. He is still looking for his first as a Falcon.

TEXANRED
12-27-2010, 11:17 PM
And #23 just dropped another easy interception. He is still looking for his first as a Falcon.

He is still looking for his first since 2006.

Pollardized
12-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Who Dat?!?!?!?!?!

Mr. White
12-27-2010, 11:51 PM
Anybody that doesn't like Drew Brees hates America.

When Brees wins, the terrorists lose.

brakos82
12-27-2010, 11:52 PM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/brakos82/breesus.gif

RazorOye
12-28-2010, 09:41 AM
Brees was, indeed, phenomenal last night.

The run defense improved from last week vs. the Ravens. that was encouraging... really encouraging. It was as encouraging as our own run game was discouraging.

One thing I still don't understand, though, were the PI call/noncall in the end zone.

Decout faceguards Lance Moore - and knocks his arm down and blocks him from the ball. No flag. But later in the game, Porter does the same against Jenkins, and gets flagged.

Neither defender even made an attempt to get his head around. I definitely think the right call was made to flag the PI on Porter. I just don't get how it didn't get called on Decout.

For a 3 point game, it didn't feel like it was that close. We outgained them. Our defense gave up one TD. But with the TD-that-wasn't and another couple of drops, we left points up there.

But I suppose the Falcons certainly did, too - esp the fumble on the 1.

Grateful for the win. Beating Atlanta in the Dome gives us the confidence should we see them again. If that happens, it means we've won a couple playoff games, and I'll take that :D

NitroGSXR
12-28-2010, 09:50 AM
I will be happy for Dunta if his team earns himself a ring. That defense looks great!! Brees got shut down. 17 points, 7 on a comeback drive! Abraham is spectacular!!

Go Falcons.

Koolaid Time
12-28-2010, 09:59 AM
I will be happy for Dunta if his team earns himself a ring. That defense looks great!! Brees got shut down. 17 points, 7 on a comeback drive! Abraham is spectacular!!

Go Falcons.

It was a madhouse in the Georgia Dome last night. I think the Falcons fans are looking too far ahead to the playoffs.

RazorOye
12-28-2010, 10:03 AM
It was a madhouse in the Georgia Dome last night.

I heard it was due to all the Saints fans that made the trip ;)

Ole Miss Texan
12-28-2010, 10:28 AM
What a game!

I like Drew Brees a lot. His one mistake was trying that shovel pass to avoid a sack. Other than that, he escapability in the pocket was incredible.

I have no ill feelings towards Dunta Robinson and hope he finds success. From what I saw last night, he's no better than Glover Quin and we'd have been fools paying him $12M for this year alone. He's just not that good. But... good luck :)

NitroGSXR
12-28-2010, 11:00 AM
What a game!

I like Drew Brees a lot. His one mistake was trying that shovel pass to avoid a sack. Other than that, he escapability in the pocket was incredible.

I have no ill feelings towards Dunta Robinson and hope he finds success. From what I saw last night, he's no better than Glover Quin and we'd have been fools paying him $12M for this year alone. He's just not that good. But... good luck :)

12 million for homefield advantage... I'll take it.

Ole Miss Texan
12-28-2010, 11:25 AM
12 million for homefield advantage... I'll take it.
So what I hear you saying is that if we paid $12 million for Robinson, we'd have home field advantage in the AFC?

NitroGSXR
12-28-2010, 12:35 PM
So what I hear you saying is that if we paid $12 million for Robinson, we'd have home field advantage in the AFC?

Let me clarify... What you hear me saying is that 12 million dollars would most likely have had an effect on us losing 7 of 8 games by a paltry score in the waning minutes...

What the bleep do you care about 12 million dollars? You're acting like it would have been detrimential to our team. A long-term mega-contract fine but franchising him would NOT have handcuffed us in anyway WHATSOEVER.

This was a dick measuring contest between Dunta and Smith. Somebody's laughing his way to a homefield advantage... and it ain't Rick.

Do not misunderstand... this is not regret and me wishing that we still had Dunta Robinsn. It's more of a testament to fire Rick Smith.

Ole Miss Texan
12-28-2010, 01:25 PM
Let me clarify... What you hear me saying is that 12 million dollars would most likely have had an effect on us losing 7 of 8 games by a paltry score in the waning minutes...

What the bleep do you care about 12 million dollars? You're acting like it would have been detrimential to our team. A long-term mega-contract fine but franchising him would NOT have handcuffed us in anyway WHATSOEVER.

This was a dick measuring contest between Dunta and Smith. Somebody's laughing his way to a homefield advantage... and it ain't Rick.

Do not misunderstand... this is not regret and me wishing that we still had Dunta Robinsn. It's more of a testament to fire Rick Smith.

I understand what you're saying and think it's a valid point. I don't really care what Dunta thinks though. For him it was most definitely a good thing. He can laugh, he can be happy. I actually feel good for him that he's on a good team in the NFC and will finally get to go to the playoffs. I truly do.

All I care about is how it affects the Texans. It's possible to have win-wins in real life and in football. The Schaub trade with Atlanta turned into a Win Win. We got Schaub which has been good for us (moreso than our 2 draft picks probably would have been) and Atlanta ended up having to draft Matt Ryan which has been a huge success. If both teams had to look into the deal again, I'd feel confident both would do it again. That's a win win.

What I'm getting at is the Texans were probably in a lose lose situation with Robinson. Obviously this season has been awful with out him. But if we did keep Robinson would we have won 5 more games and made the playoffs? I seriously seriously doubt it. There's a lot of "what ifs" that we fans can talk about, and in a lot of cases that's all we have... which sucks.

As far as the $'s go, I'm a realist and look at the NFL as a business because that's what it is. That's how franchises are run no matter how much we want that changed. Dunta wasn't the last piece to put us in the playoffs THIS year... so that means we "should" have signed him to a L/T deal to be one of the pieces going forward. Maybe if we gave DR $12M for one year... gave Randy Moss $12M to come for this year... gave Ladanian Tomlinson $12M for this year, etc etc we'd be a damn terrific ball club. The point about the $'s is that we needed more than just DR to make the playoffs this year. And there's no point drastically overspending for a player to see marginal improvement, if any! Esp. if you don't make the playoffs. Of course now I really am talking hindsight... and could still be way off base. lol