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Takeaways from the Falcons game.

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  1. Texansphan

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    Happy to see a big win but Falcons D is so bad I don't really know what to think.
    Watson was very sharp today and took what the defense gave him when he needed to.
    The oline played well in pass pro and the ground game. Watson needs to bottle what he did today and take a swig before each game.
    Fuller had a career day and Carlos Hyde is just bad ass.
    Darren Fells had two TDs as well.
    If only they could play this way every week.
    Next weeks team is going to be a completely different ball of wax.
    I'll open it up.
     
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    Something changed in the playcalling.
    I don't know if a conversation was had....but things look a bit more simplified which leads to Watson getting the ball out much quicker.

    Someone joked about having Dabo Swinny on skype....but I do not think that is far from the truth. No...I doubt Swinny was involved...but our play calling definitely resembled one built to keep Watson upright and comfortable.

    Did you guys see the plethora of slants across the middle? Multiple receivers where hit in stride today....and I loved every minute of it.
     
  3. TheKDog

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    Yes, the middle of the field was used this game and the routes were not slow developing. More misdirection as well
     
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    This game shows what they can do..Will they keep it up?
     
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    Before the game started the announcers mentioned OB wanted to go back to some of the plays from his rookie season. Maybe that’s what happened.
     
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    I was just going to post this.
     
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    Did we get a sack today?

    Duke has no burst to get through the line. He's got a slow build to his speed you wouldn't expect from a small guy.

    OL, saw some good. Saw some bad. I know they're still learning to play together but you'd think if the Falcons only have one guy worth planning for, you'd do a better job of it.

    Speaking of which I saw Martin doing a lot of pointing today. Is he now calling protection?
     
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    Fells is growing on me, him playing keep away with that frustrated DB had me smiling long after the play.
     
  9. theCATALYST

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    I hope the light has come on for OB that maybe his playbook needs to accomodate the skill set of his players, not force them to become something they are not.

    Let this be the first step in the evolution of a new offensive direction.
     
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    Also really enjoyed the multiple formations, personnel combinations and play design used today.
     




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  11. TheKDog

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    Duke is really better as a receiving back, which should have been obvious to O'Brien
     
  12. TheKDog

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    Watt got a sack
     
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    I believe he also has an offense that can run a two TE set that the pats ran with Gronk and Hernandez. We may not have the same type of TEs like that but Fells and Akins have shown they can catch and create mismatches.
     
  14. TheKDog

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    Maybe he'll realize he should never use his version of the ep system
     
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    We can only hope......for one...I didn't see bunch sets where our receivers where running into each other today. So yes...maybe he finally realized his version was shhh..doo doo....
     
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    Why cant Atlanta be in our division so we can do this again.

    Takeaway, Atlanta sucks.

    That simple
     
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    Nothing...

    Is ever obvious to O'Brien...

    Nothing.
     
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    Don’t you know it’s not OBs EP system, but it’s the qb who can’t run it.
     
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    Do people still think Stills is better?

    @NextGenStats: Will Fuller was effective at all levels of the field, finishing with 3 deep receptions for 109 yards & 2 TD on targets of 20+ air yards.

    @Will_Fuller7 accounted for 49% of team yards (136), averaging 4.0 yards of separation when targeted.

    #ATLvsHOU | #WeAreTexans https://t.co/fiZcu8lvrZ
     
  20. TheKDog

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    Was Watson calling the plays?

    @riversmccown: "He really did an awesome job of managing the offense, he ran the show. Whoever sends the play in sends the play in. He runs the show out there. He did a good job of managing formations and personnel groupings and plays and he had a great day." -- BOB on Watson https://t.co/pR70hVJdDi
     

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