Matt Ryan On Newly Acquired Center Alex Mack

The Falcons have DAMN SURE struggled to replace veteran center Todd McClure. It has been a revolving door at center and last year was probably the worst it’s been ever in franchise history.

Matt Ryan goes on to describe his thoughts on his new toy ( center Alex Mack) on offense and what he brings to the table.

What do you expect from Alex Mack? Leave your comments below or join me on Twitter @MadMikeSports or FB Falcons Fanatics Community

WATCH: Coach Dan Quinn Impressed With Team Speed

Here we go Falcons fans.. Football is officially BACK!!!! It’s the second day of rookie mini camp and Coach Quinn gives us a breakdown of the talent.

What are you looking forward to? Come chat with me on Twitter @MadMikeSports I will be sure to answer any of you questions.

Will Devonta Freeman Lose Carries?

Like most Falcons Fans I wanted to see how Kyle Shanahan would react to reporters asking about Roddy White “disgruntled” article. I got exactly what I expected. NOT A DAMN THING!!! What did I get? Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan discussing his relationship with Leonard Hankerson,  Devonta Freeman’s carries and his expectations from the Redskins defense. Sorry Fanatics, no problems to report today!!!!

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Reese Waters Sounds Off On Falcons Fans

For years ESPN has been the industry leader in sports news, rumors and much more. Some of the world’s top journalist anchormen, former players and experts are working for them. Mad Mike grew up watching Chris Berman, listened to Jimmy V’s last speech countless times. Without a doubt they are still apart of my life.

With that said, the hell with ESPN and Reese Waters. What they have accused Falcons Fans of is total bullshit. I recognize that Waters is trying to establish a buzz for himself but he’s getting at the wrong fan base. Like the DSGB Pastor Troy says… WE READY ain’t no more playing in GA. Reese Waters you better have your stuff together because you have definitely started something and Falcons Fans are going to finish it.
3 – 0 Mofos!!! Hate on that…#KeepQuinningBaby


Mad Mike Thoughts: How To Defend Julio Jones

In an article written by ESPN Vaughn McClure. Some of the NFL’s top corner explain how you want to defend Julio Jones.

Joe Haden on defending Julio Jones

“You try to jam him, but you try to stay top down,” Haden said. “You want him catching the ball coming back to the quarterback. Comebacks and curls and hitches and things like that that won’t beat you. You got to have a little give and take. Take away the post and fades and things like that, kind of curls and comebacks and try to make plays on the ball like that. You have to play Julio top down if you’re the only one guarding him.”

Mad Mikes Thoughts

Problem I have with Haden’s philosophy is Julio Jones 6’3 220 runs a 4.3… You have to respect his ability to break the tackles of linebackers, corners and safeties. If you’re going to give him hitch and curls routes, you better have good tackling corners.

Patrick Peterson on defending Julio Jones

“You’ve got to disrupt the timing between him and the quarterback; that’s the best way to get it, because he’s got the best ball skills in the game,” Peterson said. “If the ball’s in the air and you don’t disrupt the timing between him and the quarterback to give him a free release and a free go, nine times out of 10 he’s going to come down with the ball. … You may have to play a lot of 55 catch against him: keep a guy underneath, keep a guy over the top.”

Mad Mikes Thoughts

Playing this coverage probably not the smartest thing to do. Offensive Kyle Shanahan has been doing a great job moving Julio around in the first couple games. Putting him in the slot and stack formations, which puts the pressure on the secondary to make a decision on whether to play man or zone. If you decide leave second or third corner on him and 9 times out of 10 Julio is going to win that battle.

Richard Sherman on Julio Jones

“He’s a hard-working guy,” Sherman said of Jones. “He’s probably one of the more blue-collar receivers in the league. He works hard every play. He plays hard, blocks hard, runs his routes as hard as he can to the best of his ability. And that’s what you’ve got to respect about a guy who plays 60 out of 60 plays at 100 percent.”

“Just returning that effort,” Sherman said. “You give him 100 percent every play. It’s going to be a battle. He’s going to be a great athlete. You’re going to win some. He’s going to win some. You’ve got to expect that. And the moment you take a play off is the moment he gets by you.”

Mad Mikes Final thoughts

Richard Sherman said it best. Julio works hard every play. You have to match his effort, be in supreme physical condition because if you take one play off. He could have you looking like this.


What are your thoughts? How would you defend Julio Jones?