How About an NFC South thread?

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  1. TMC

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    So the Falcons are cleaning house. Not sure what happened to that team, they certainly don't deserve to be 0-5, but they've been bad basically since they lost the SB to the Pats.

    And they have talent on that team. Ryan, Julio, Ridley, Gurley, the o-line is not great, but it's not a disaster, they have good players on defense, too (like Deion Jones, Keanu Neal or Grady Jarrett). It's so weird how they've gone from good to terrible...

    And now Raheem Morris gets his second chance in the NFL. He fumbled his chance in Tampa because he was a players' coach, and had one good season but wasn't able to lead the team the next season because players thought of him as another guy on the team and lost the team by half-season. I like him a lot, tho. I hope he has learned his lessons and is able to improve the Falcons and remove the "interim" tag from his job description next year.
     
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    It’s not like they were getting blown out either. They were blowing leads, yes. But it wasn’t like they weren’t competitive. Still... EOD, winning or losing makes or breaks jobs. And someone (or some people in this case) had to fall.
     
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    Quick thoughts about the Bucs game:

    - Weird game. Green Bay up 10-0, then we score 38 uncontested points. Against Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers hates the RayJay, for some reason, nothing good ever happens to him there.

    - The defense started slow, but had a heck of a game. They got to Rodgers, deflected passes, had two INTs (one a pick six)... Didn't even miss Vea, and I didn't think that was possible (just one game, tho). We kept Green Bay to 3.3 yards per play. That's huge.

    - Brady had another weird game. Great first half, 3-11 with no TDs in the second. Of course, playcalling decided to rely on RoJo, but still... it was weird to see him play so different in both halves.

    - RoJo is among the best RBs in the game right now. Third straight game over 100 yards, 2 TDs. I guess everybody expected him to improve, but never to become such a good weapon. One of the reasons our offense is different this year. Ke'Shawn Vaughn had been running like shit so far, but he had a good game, including one run of 19 yards.

    - The Bucs had ZERO penalties in the game. ZERO. When was the last time this happened? Who the f*ck knows...

    - Gronk stepped up and became the main passing target in the game. Godwin was finally back. Evans is still injured and playing through it. Tyler Johnson had his first pro TD. The passing game has all the depth it needs, and hopefully Evans will get healthy over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, it's great to have options.

    - Lavonte David/Devin White/JPP is among the best LB corps in the game. And don't forget to add Shaq Barrett to that unit. We do not have any depth, so injuries will be key, but if we stay healthy, that's a heck of a unit.

    - We've traded for Steve McLendon, sending a 2022 6th round pick for McLendon and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Jets. He's a vet that knows Bowles system and should get a chance to help try to ease the impact of Vea's injury.

    So far, so good. Can't wait for next game!!!
     

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