This loss is on the defense

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  1. jaayteetx

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    With all the injuries on offense, they played about as well as too be expected. The defense on the hand, didn't force any turnovers and failed to get the falcons off the field on third downs. Really disappointed in our "D". This was their chance to step up and carry the team to a "W". We need help in the secondary, thats for sure.
     
  2. J-Russ

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    Really disappointed in the guy who was calling the defense play. When is Frank Bush taking over?
     
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    Ya, you could easily read when the blitz was coming. Did they blitz from Harrington's blind side the entire game?
     
  4. TheIronDuke

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    I don't think so. The offense turned the ball over twice. The D held the Falcons to field goals for the most part. I wish they could've had a couple of more sacks and maybe force a turnover at some point. I'm not totally embarrassed by the defense today, though.
     
  5. Leahmic223

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    The offense didn't do much either outside of Schaub and Davis.

    The reason the Falcons moved the ball so well because someone thought it was necessary to blitz more than often. I can understand trying to get to Harrington...but it wasn't working. Our defense has the talent, but it is the coaches job IMO to put the players in the right spots. I may be wrong about the blitz, but it seemed we blitzed too much and Harrington was having a field day.
     
  6. hradhak

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    This loss has to be on the defensive playcalling more so than the defense itself. There seemed to be a lot of blitzes that Harrington saw and checked down on and we would get burned. I have no problem with blitzes but we made Harrington look really good with all the dump passes he made which kept moving the chains.
     
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    It was tough, but you give a QB like Harrington time, he will pick you apart.
     
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    Although I agree with you 100% regarind the defense, I expected more than one freaking touchdown from our offense.
     


  9. Spike

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    I have to agree with you on this one. The defense could not get a stop today when they needed it. The score could have been worse if it weren't for a bad penalty call Dunn...they would have likely scored a TD on that series that they settled for a field goal. Watching the game, I never felt like we were going to get the stop, even when it was third and long. Our D line played average against a team that has given up a ton of sacks to date.

    It is hard to expect a lot out of the offense with so many weapons out, but we just played so bad at times, the injuries are no excuse. Our offensive line can't get the push needed to get the first on third and short situations. We seem to be able to move the ball well between the 20s, but just can't seem to get the ball in when we get in the red zone.

    I need to step away from the computer. I still feel comfortable that we are headed in the right direction, but I am extremely disappointed in the WAY that we lost this game.
     
  10. Leahmic223

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    Don't worry man, seasons not over and I think we ARE headed in the right direction...I mean Casserly,Capers, and Carr are gone...that's good enough for now.

    We are just a few pieces away...a safety, corner, and a RB IMO. I think a big reason our defense did so bad was the playcalling. We definitely have the talent from our front 7...that secondary though...
     
  11. ATXtexanfan

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    coaching to blame for this one so far as i'm concerned, offensive and defensive
     
  12. TEXANS84

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    Blame it on the defense all you want, but in the first half...nothing transpired between the offense and the defense.

    The offense and the playcalling left the defense on a island. Plain and simple. 21 let the Texans down a couple of plays.
     
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    We did seem to get beat on a blitz call for a first down on pretty much every Falcons drive. DeMeco played well IMO, his sack was pure skill on his part. Amobi played quite well. I wish the D-line as a whole could have played a bit better against the run like we have seen them do the previous games. Our secondary was absolutely terrible. Outside a few open field tackles for either no gain or a gain of little yards by Dunta, I didn't see the secondary making any plays. The Falcons mediocre receivers seemed to make plays on our secondary all game long. I hope to see Boulware getting significant playing time as well as Demps because while Hutchins made some plays tackling the first few weeks he was pretty poor in coverage today. C.C. I didn't notice much. A offense like the Falcons and their short passes need to be stopped by our 4 guys in the secondary. They were putting pressure on our safeties all game with a mediocre passing attack throwing alot of short range passing and our secondary didn't make any plays. That's not good; I really hope this doesn't become a reoccuring theme because our front 7 is pretty stout. Those guys deserve some help in the secondary and if we can't get help from these guys it's going to be a long season.
     
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    Penalties and turnovers lost the game today, it was a combined botched effort on both sides of the ball as far as I could tell.
     
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    If Richard Smith had swapped his playcalling strategies for Indy with his ones for Atlanta, we could have won both games.

    Not blitzing and dropping back in coverage is impossible given that Manning can pick apart a secondary with time to throw (and also doesn't make sense when you know the best way to get into the psyche of Peyton is to keep in his face), and blitzing is pretty tough when Harrington is now getting rid of the ball very quickly thanks to some mid-September adjustments by his new HC.

    I blame this one on coaching (about 75%) and stupid penalties (about 25%).
     
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    I just happened to listen to Texas coach Mac Brown yesterday while I was driving to the store, just after the Longhorns loss.

    He said, "If the team wins, it's the players' fault. If the team loses, it's the coach's fault."
     
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    Notice in the 4thQ. The LBs would show blitz. The Harrington would check off and then we would call the blitz off. We started rattling him then. Why didn't we start that earlier?
     
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    It was Faggins, a couple of BS calls by the refs, Salaam's poor blocking and holding on the TD to Walter, and the horrible play calling by Kubiack, expecially inside the 20.

    I think the coaching was the main reason.
     
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    i gotta say alot goes to the D but if your offense can not convert on multiple 3rd and 1 (or 2) your not gonna win...bad game all around, its just a bump in the road we got the dolphins next week @home, and then the jags...hopefully our offense will be back together by then and we will have a different #2 CB :texflag:
     
  20. Runner

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    I missed the final quarter and a half of the game. I just sped through it on my DVR. I don't know about the defense, but Salaam was getting a lot of camera time.

    The offense scored one touchdown against KC too. That is two out of four games with limited touchdown production. The offense is still a work in progress, even allowing for the injuries. The line needs to play better for sure, and it is obvious we have little depth at some key positions.
     

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