I am watching the game and I not pleased with the effort as supposed to being angry because of the outcome. In the game of football you cannot win them all however, effort counts for a lot. I think the bye week comes at a very good time for us.
During the game, it was said that because Gore is not in the game Moran Norris is not used a lot. I thought we were being built to be a running team period not a Gore led running team. A team should be made of interchangeable parts. whether Gore is in the game or not the packages and run schemes I feel should not be different. Our offense is on shaky ground and we need to tighten things up over the bye week with personnel and schemes. It is obvious our passing game is not the way to go as it shows in this Atlanta game. If we were running the ball effectively, we would still be in this game.
This entire team needs a gut check and self introspection over the next two weeks as the COLTS are up next and the division placement could tighten quickly. We need explosiveness on our return teams. Delanie does not not look natural returning kickoffs and our punt return game is nothing to write home about either.
Bottom line, I think it shows some flaws within the scheme of things and it goes to show in the NFL that one week you can be dominant and the next you could be dominated. Consistency is what a team needs. Can't get to up on a big win and can't get to down after a big loss.
Yes losing sucks and I hate it, but maybe it was just what the doctor ordered for this team to keep them level headed. This game will serve as a marker to this team for the turnaround. Atlanta, laugh and yuk it up on the sidelines I will remember this game. We will make the playoffs this year.