Falcons Loaf On GMC Charge

December 11th, 2015

Falcons react

There was a whole lot of quit on the Dixie Chicks defense in the signature play of last week’s game, a 20-yard scramble for a first down by America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

You can watch the play again here. Again and again and again. Adrian Clayborn, the former Bucs first-round pick, and rookie outside linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley, a first-round pick out of Clemson, were two of the biggest quitters offenders on the play.

It was so bad even Gerald McCoy spoke out about it, which in the fraternity of NFL players is rarely done.

Well, Vaughn McClure, Dixie Chicks beat man for BSPN, decided to ask the aforementioned offending parties about giving up on the play (in Clayborn’s case, twice). They, well, quit on McClure, in so many words.

“I’m not worried about it outside this building,” Atlanta mistackler/linebacker Paul Worrilow told McClure. “What bothers me is there was a chance to get him down on that play, more so than anything. You don’t worry about what other people say. It’s holding each other in this building accountable.

“Just looking at that play, we’re past that. When you get an opportunity to get somebody down, you’ve got to, especially on a key part of the down. But I ain’t worried about what anybody outside of this building thinks on any circumstances.”

OK, if Bucs fans want Joe to write this, so be it: The Dixie Chicks were so gassed by the pounding of the Bucs offense they had nothing left. OK, happy? Joe doesn’t know that, but the eye in the sky doesn’t lie. There was a whole lot of quit on that Atlanta defense, and it wasn’t just that play.

Perhaps the (lack of) effort is why the Dixie Chicks, after jumping to a 5-0 record, are now circling the drain losing six of their last seven games, including five straight.

9 Responses to “Falcons Loaf On GMC Charge”

  1. bee Says:

    I’m glad they quit. Hopefully they continue that behavior for years to come!

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Eddie Lacy: Did you say loaf?

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Perhaps Jameis was so quick…..put on such fantastic moves….that the Atlanta defense simply looked slow and inept.
    After all, Jameis is “America’s Quarterback”

  4. ColoradoBuc Says:

    Fortunately, that is their problem, not ours.

  5. Pierce Says:

    Man I was originally bummed when we got rid of clayborn, but seeing him loaf on Sunday doesn’t make me miss him. Another miss from Dominic

  6. Pick6 Says:

    the falcons still have a lot of that roster to turn over, like lovie smith in year 1 sometimes you just have to make do with what’s available. for the bucs’ sake i hope the fail repeatedly in doing so. i’d be thrilled to see the saints and falcons franchises regress into punching bags for the next half decade or so. as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have demonstrated in the AFC South, AFC West, and AFC East, it’s alot easier to lead a franchise to stretches of greatness when at least half your division rivals are incapable of getting its act together in a given season.

  7. godzilla13 Says:

    Sometimes it is better to fly under the radar rather than gloat at anothers misfortune. How many fans thought the game was lost after Atlanta scored or after ASJ dropped a TD pass? The Dixie Chicks owned us in the first game and were one play away from changing everyones outlook on this team today. Be thankful their players thought Winston was down.

  8. loggedontosay Says:

    It was a great play by Jameis Winston. McCoy needs to shut up and make some plays.

  9. D-Rome Says:

    Where are all those commenters who thought Dan Quinn was a much better coach than Lovie Smith? Which rock are you hiding under?