dirtybirdnw wrote:Chris Cash is making his case to start today. I don't want to go homer on him but he's looked darn good today. I feel good about him starting opposite of Hall if necessary.
I wouldn't be so quick to pull the trigger on that one. Cash has had 2 very good performances the past two weeks, but 2 good games even under dire circumstances does not a starter make. But I do agree that if Webster did go down with injury again (and he probably will), I'm pretty comfortable with Cash as a short term fill-in. Let's see how he does vs. New England, where he'll probably be matched up a lot against Troy Brown, one of the best #3 receivers in the league.
This was a good game by the Falcons. It was one of those games that the Falcons should have won heartily and they did. A big confidence boost heading into next week. The issue now becomes will they repeat their mistake vs. the Seahawks and get a bit too complacent. They'll have to be on their A game vs. New England.
They were able to exploit the Vikings weakness of their front 7. The Vikes had some major injuries, and frankly don't have the talent at LB to deal with Vick.
Also the Falcons D-line and blitz preyed upon the Vikings line that looked terrible today.
I'm very happy with this performance, although I think the run defense still has to make significant strides since Week 1.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.