…Defense wins championships. We had the number one offense with the
Broncos, playing the number one defense with the Seahawks. We saw who won. Peyton Manning did not look like a Hall of Fame Quarterback yesterday and the Broncos did not look like a Super Bowl team.
This was why I was a bit perturbed a few years ago when the Falcons traded up to get Julio Jones in the draft. Back then, I felt that the Falcons needed more help on defense than they did on offense. For the last three years, they have been unable to stop the run. Unfortunately, they have not been all that good drafting on defense. Case in point, defensive tackle Peria Jerry, their number one pick a few years ago. He hasn’t made the impact a number one pick should make. They finally addressed the defense by using their first two picks in the 2013 draft on cornerbacks. Alas, they thought defensive end John Abraham was done and they cut him. WTF? He was their best defensive lineman in 2012. All he did was make all pro with the Cardinals in 2013. The Falcons sure could have used him this year as well as Brent Grimes on defense and Todd McClure and Tyson Clabo, starters on the offensive line in 2012, whom they cut. They signed Matt Ryan to a large contract but decided not to sign two of the guys who could have protected him. The offensive line sucked this year (as well as the defensive line) and Ryan got sacked a lot. Going from ten yards away from the Superbowl in 2012 to 4-12 in 2013. They’re thinking of trading up in the draft to pick Clowney, but not sure if that would be a good pick since he has this bad habit of taking off on plays during games. The Falcons need someone who will play hard every play, yannow, like the Seahawk defenders did yesterday.