From the Armchair: Falcons, Week 1
Ash: Oh hiiii, my name is Ashlie and I’m a cancer.
Beans: Hello Ash, I’m Beans. I'm good with cornbread.
Ash: So, of course it comes down to the last play!
Ash: Stupid Falcons, extra Stupid S*ints! I'm going call them that from now on. Stupid S*ints. I love the alliteration.
Beans: Well, the game was winding down as well as I could have hoped or planned. Gonzalez was covered and I actually was hoping for Jackson possibly running to the corner for a TD. What did you think?
Ash: I was hoping for a Jackson TD but I understand the Gonzalez option. It's a pretty reliable option, you know?
Beans: TG is the go to guy for sure. And it will work quite a few times this year. So, I was fine with the decision. I am totally armchair qb’ing here.
Ash: Heh. I love our offense. I did NOT love that second half protection of my QB very much. I remember saying, "Oh, so the Stupid S*ints found some defense?"
Beans: I have been wondering if the Mike Johnson injury would affect the line, I am hoping to see a little more protection for Ryan. And yeah, since when did the S*ints have a defense?
Ash: Ugh, I suppose whenever they play us. All of a sudden... Stupid S*ints! Plus they had the much sexier Jesus-y looking Rob Ryan over there, too.
Beans: Yeah, I was so digging the hair thing. god i miss my ponytail/beard days.
Ash: Nooo, looking like Bond is much better than looking like Jesus. Some people nailed him to a cross, ya know?
Ash: All in all, I'm not disappointed in the line, but they must do better. I wasn't particularly disappointed in anything really. I'm big on D, as you know, mostly because we never have any, and I must say from watching preseason, I thought we would be okay this year. I didn't care that ‘Sante was out at all. I was looking forward to seeing Alford and Trufant in a real game. They did pretty well. Young on D is better than really old and useless on D.
Beans: Yeah, DB has been a sore spot for me and the Falcons. They looked good, and they won't face Drew Brees every weekend. I have a fuzzy feeling that the secondary may be okay. Like super okay.
Beans: Yeah, I’ll go with Bond thing. :)
Ash: Exactly, These two teams make me sick when they play each other, but if I were an outside fan, I'd always look forward to them. I'm going to need a lot more alcohol.
Beans: I had a weird feeling in my gut when it was 10 zip falcons and jones fumbled the pass in the first half. I knew we had to limit turnovers with NOS. And in the Superdome, I never feel comfortable.
Beans: Yes, ever.
Ash: Speaking of Stephen Jackson and sexy, 39 never looked so nice as it did rocking the red and black. If he stays healthy, man alive!
Beans: Yeah, as soon as I heard Jackson signed I knew I would be checking out the jersey online. I will own one. Great player and great guy to have on our team.
Ash: Plus, I don't like leads like that early from us, doesn't end well, but despite allat, we still had the chance to win! :)
Beans: Ash, that is what I wanted out of this game. We looked good; I am extremely excited about this year. They had a chance to win on the road, I’ll take it. We will make a lot of those plays successfully this year.
Ash: Indeed. Ryan looked good, Idc what Sid says. D looked decent. Offense looked good overall. My coaches and GM looked good. A little more time together is all we need. It’s like a high C, really low B. We won't be 16-0, but I guess I can settle for 15-1...Stupid S*ints.
Ash: If that happened and they were playing the Jets or somebody, I'd be pissed right now though.
Beans: Heck, I'll go B- easy. It won't happen against the Jets. Falcons would have beat 75% of the NFL yesterday.
Beans: And I mean on the road.
Ash: Ha, yup!
Beans: Is Sid cracking on us?
Ash: Oh, he was being a butt. Lol. I just ignored it cause I'm such a classy broad. :)
Beans: Ha, i am willing to bet he was praying, lighting 50 candles, chanting, and begging like a puppy the last two minutes of the game. ;)
Ash: Like the rest of us! I'll punch him in the face next time!
Til next week!
Falcons/Rams at 1pm EST. Go Falcons!