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Enemy Reaction 2019: Atlanta Falcons

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It looked like we were going to get a Seattle Seahawks blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons... and we were half-right! Whether it’s 27-20 or 212-0, this still goes into the books as another road win for the Seahawks, who have at least six wins at the midway point of the season for only the second time in the Russell Wilson era.

Let’s get to Enemy Reaction! Comments from Falcons fans are courtesy of The Falcoholic.


Matt Bryant misses wide left from 51 yards out (3-0 SEA)

No one is covering DK Metcalf! (10-0 SEA)

Mychal Kendricks picks off Matt Schaub (10-0 SEA)

Chris Carson easily runs in for a touchdown (17-0 SEA)

Matt Bryant misses another field goal (17-0 SEA)

Nope, still not covering DK Metcalf! (24-0 SEA)

Jadeveon Clowney denies Matt Schaub a Hail Mary attempt (24-0 SEA)

Brian Hill scores on a toss play (24-8 SEA)

Falcons get a sack! (24-8 SEA)

Devonta Freeman fumbles, Bobby Wagner recovers (24-11 SEA)

Matt Schaub throws touchdown to Austin Hooper (27-17 SEA)

Onside kick goes out of bounds. Seahawks win, I guess. (27-20 SEA Final)

Post-Game: It’s time to fire Dan Quinn (Ross Terrell, Blogging Dirty)

Seattle’s loss should be the final nail in the coffin for Quinn’s time at the helm. Many people have wondered, what does moving on from him in the middle of the season do? It sets a direction.

It signals to the team that mediocre play won’t be acceptable and that a new regime is upon us. The Falcons need to decide are they going to keep meddling under a guy that’s been here for years or are they going to move on.

Playing for pride is meaningless in the NFL. That doesn’t get you in the postseason. And the Falcons chances to even play spoiler are running thin. Since the Falcons coaching staff can’t decide what this team should look like, it’s time for Arthur Blank too.

Post-Game: The Falcons are the NFL’s most disappointing team (D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has essentially seen enough.

He’s “extraordinarily disappointed” in the 1-7 team at the halfway point of what was supposed to a season where the Falcons would contend for the NFC South title.

Right now, they are just trying to find a way to get their second win with the winds of change starting to blow in Flowery Branch.

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No one expected much from Miami (0-6), Cincinnati (0-8) or Washington (1-7) this season. But to see the Falcons down in the basement with the lower-level teams in the league is chilling. While Denver’s 2-6 is a mild surprise, the Falcons are easily the most disappointing team in the league.

Post-Game Video: It looks like we’re going out there and tanking (by lafnotfamous)

Enemy Preaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Well guess who’s back in town this week? The Sheriff! Bruce Arians went 4-1 in Seattle as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, which he’s obviously giddy about since he didn’t once beat the Seahawks in his own stadium. The Buccaneers are an odd team, because they’re clearly bad but they’ve also been reasonably competitive to the point where they upset the Los Angeles Rams on the road. Jameis Winston can be horrid one game, brilliant another game, and brilliant and horrid in a single possession. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans will be a big test for a struggling Seahawks pass defense, and while Tampa’s pass defense is terrible, they have Jason Pierre-Paul back from injury and Shaq Barrett anchoring that pass rush.

What I’m saying here is that Seattle is probably going to have a tough time with Tampa Bay. They are the only team the Seahawks have never led in regulation against under Russell Wilson. Let’s fix that and get to 7-2 before the Monday Night Football mega matchup at the San Francisco 49ers.

Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!