They've got Ryan an his whole lot of weapons. A decent offensive line a pretty damn good back...actually two of them. So far we've faced RBs who like going in the middle then bouncing outside. and Manny and Parys have done a remarkable job sealing the edges forcing them back in. Thing with Norwood is that they might be more apt to pitch outside right off the bat see if they can catch us napping. Its the big play run that we've desperately gotta watch out for.
In the middle Gonzales is going to be a match up nightmare. Weve got the players to do so but its not what we do best. We play a true team defense with emphasis on the system and less so on the individual. Its why i don't think just Willis or Manny will pull responsibility. I just know we've got kind of a soft middle and on third downs that's what Tony does best.
After seeing Justin Smith manhandle Hutch im telling you this is just the beggining. Brooks might be asked to rush a little more if Manny drops more into coverage. The guy is explosive as hell and i think hell be someone well be talking about a lot down the road.
On defense their DTs and some of their LBs are banged up. we might see a resurgence of the run game. Coffee i think will be ready for a breakout game. I say this because our interior linemen should be looking for a big game ala the Seattle game after roundly being criticized for the opener.
Staleys facing Abraham but i think hell handle him pretty well. after seeing how he took care of Allen im very confident in this kid.
All in all we match up pretty damn well with the Falcons. I'm as confident as i was before the Seattle game for a win. I just think it'll be a fight .
Thoughts? What do you guys think of all the match-ups?
BTW we really need to bring back more analysis posts. Where've you guys gone? Old? MD (Ignoring your omnipresence in posts theyre very very interesting to read)? just to name a few. I dont think i can ever learn enough so hook me up guys.
[ Edited by ruthless49er on Oct 10, 2009 at 16:40:34 ]