Falcons Watch: 100 Days

June 3rd, 2016


Just 100 days until the Buccaneers open the 2016 regular season in the wild-loud cauldron known as the Georgia Dome. Joe will count the days with a regular nugget on the enemy, the Atlanta Falcons.

Joe already wrote about the Falcons’ bust of 2015 first-round draft pick, Vic Beasley, a Clemson defensive end banished to linebacker. Beasley led the Falcons’ ugly pass rush last year with four sacks. Adrian Clayborn had three. And Atlanta only racked up 19.

So the revelation yesterday by Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith is no surprise.

“If you were going to say that we worked 80 percent pass-rush on a daily basis in terms of technique and fundamentals and about 20 percent in terms of run defense right now (that would be accurate). That was an area where we were a little bit deficient a year ago,” Smith said.

Against the Bucs, the Falcons’ pass rush found a way to be solid through two games in 2015, hitting America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, 12 times and recording to two sacks.

15 Responses to “Falcons Watch: 100 Days”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    If adrian slowborn is your second best pass rusher, then you are in trouble!!!!!!

  2. LargoBuc Says:

    Our last game in the Georgia dome…good riddance!
    Fans in Atlanta and some media up there still think Vic Beasley is going to pan out. I think it’s possible, but Clemson defenders tend to be what they are and no more.
    But man, how nice was it to sweep those guys last year? They were so dam cocky before that first game in week 8. Talking spit about us, our city and Jameis. Now if you go to the Falcoholic most of them have changed their tune. But still, it’s always nice to shut up a group of a holes.

  3. RustyRhinos Says:

    In 100 days my wife & I and our friends will be at the game section 307 3rd row from the rail. the same place we where last season when we watched Mr. Kwon beat down the falcons. Again we are going to the AtlBucs Krewe tailgate by gate B of the GA dome. The food and drinks available at $15 are excellent, bring on those cannonball shots! We are so excited to go back into the birds nest and start our 2016 season off in winning fashion, we open the season against them and we close out our regular season against them. BRING IT!

    GO BUCS!

  4. Buc since '74 Says:

    For the first time as a Bucs fan I can honestly say – I’ll take our QB over yours any day of the week, league wide. What a strange and beautiful feeling!

  5. RustyRhinos Says:

    Great point LargoBUC, this is our last game in the GA dome. Lets close it out like we did the Vet. Another birds nest..

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Atlanta ready!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A winnable road game, for sure…..we need to start strong & fast.

  8. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Atlanta will be enjoying the cellar of the NFC South this season. That roster is just plain sad in defense.

  9. celly Says:


    I’ll be there, too. I’ve been there the last 5 or so years. Sat through MANY a beat down, riding the train each time, in my Bucs jersey. It was nice to be on the other side of the coin last year. Fans were SO pissed.

    I don’t know where i’ll be sitting yet, but hopefully we can link up at the tailgate.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    It seem like they just built that place up there in Atlanta, time is a blur.

  11. tnew Says:

    So just some perspective, by the time the Rays get a new stadium, the Braves and the Falcons will have each had three home stadiums.

  12. LordCornelius Says:

    Way to early on the “bust” label. He may have moved positions but will still rush the passer. If he is a top pass rushing OLB in the league is he still a bust lol?

  13. jb Says:

    The Falcons and their fans are always a cocky bunch……..WHY? I have no friggin’ clue. Take away Jones, who they spent 5 draft picks on, that team would have nothing but a running back that plays way over his head and a quarterback that pisses his pants at the mere mention of the Playoffs.
    I CANNOT wait until September 11th! If we don’t trounce those clowns by at least 14 points I’ll be surprised. Say watch want about the Bucs & Saints, but the Falcons clearly have the least talent and direction in the NFC South!

  14. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Wow only 19 sacks last season?? That’s pretty puthetic chicken hawks. We almost doubled there total at 38. We didn’t have bad sacks totals, we just gave up a 1st down the following plays after a sack wich is a back breaker. That’s why this defense was so bad. When u get a sack, that should be the end of that drive. Period. We let that happen far to many times last season. My prediction is around 45 sacks this year and someone is breaking 10 mark my works, weither it be Jac Smith, GMC, or Ayers. One of them will break the curse.

  15. RustyRhinos Says:

    Celly we will be there and on the lookout for ya, I’m 6’4″ my friend is 6’4″ as well. I’m 210lbs he is 235lbs. We are a bit louder than most, (we don’t get let out much) so we should stand out. That and our wives are nonstop talkers. We are ready to enjoy another game and tailgate in Atlanta.

    Go Bucs!