Allen and I are back with a jam-packed episode recapping the Atlanta Falcons’ Week Five win over the Washington Redskins as well previewing their Week Six primetime matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
We have with us three guests to help us out this week: Grantland’s Robert Mays, Saints Revolution’s Greg Gibson and DBN Fanatics’ Nate Butler.
With Robert (around the 5-minute mark) we discuss the future of advanced statistics and football, the Falcons’ offseason moves and the surprise improvement of the team’s defense. Robert picks between Desmond Trufant and Josh Norman, explains why the Saints are as bad as their record says and how the Falcons stack up against some of the other top teams in both the AFC and NFC. We also surprise him with news of the Chicago Bears signing Antone Smith.
With Greg (around the 27-minute mark) our topics include whether this is the last year for Drew Brees and Sean Payton in New Orleans and whether the Saints are going into a similar downward slide as the Falcons experienced the past two seasons. We also discuss if the Saints-Falcons rivalry is as meaningful this year as it has been in past years.
Nate and I did a live show on Rabble.TV earlier this week and we’ve spliced in the audio from the show (around the 1-hour mark). During that show, we discussed if the team and fan base underestimated the Redskins, Julio Jones’ health and whether he’s going to be a decoy against the Saints and how Matt Ryan handles pressure and why his effectiveness tends to dip. We also talk about the improvement of Devonta Freeman, the change in identity experienced by the team under Dan Quinn, and whether the Falcons can get effective pressure on Brees.
Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute
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