The Atlanta Falcons Can Solve Their Horrible Pass Rush


I don’t know if Thomas Dimitroff has ever read my posts or not (obviously not), but I have stressed so many times that the Atlanta Falcons are not just going to get better with the pass rush without any new additions.

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There was no pass rush at all against the New York Giants today. Designated and aging pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora had one, but aside from that Eli Manning could have stood in the pocket for a whole minute without getting touched. Here is what had to say about the lack of rushing Eli on Sunday.

"Designated pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora had a sack early. But other than that, the Falcons failed miserably in terms of getting to Eli Manning. The lack of a pass rush put more pressure on the defensive backs and hurt their play. Cornerback Robert Alford definitely made some mistakes, particularly when matched up against Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. But Alford would have been helped by a better pass rush. The Falcons still have way too many issues in terms of stopping the run and getting to the quarterback."

This is getting to a point where it is ridiculous. Sure if there were no other alternatives, then it is not Dimitroff’s fault. Kroy Biermann, Jonathan Babineaux, and Jonathan Massaquoi was supposed to be the guys that can get to the quarterback in 2014, but all of them have been nothing but a huge disappointment. The secondary is not the problem, because you cannot expect any secondary to cover NFL receivers for 6-10 seconds….

When Carter stayed healthy all year and started all 16 games, his average of sacks came to 10.0.

Why do we not sign Andre Carter? Give me one reason in the comments, just one. Can our defense get any worse with this addition?

"Let me just say that it is a God-given miracle that Andre Carter is still available. He has four seasons where he went over 10 sacks in a season, that is saying something. Injuries last season held Carter back only playing nine games, but he still managed to run away with a pair of quarterback takedowns. In 2011, just three seasons ago he had 10 as a member of the New England Patriots. Out of all of these three, there is no doubt that Carter should be the one that the Atlanta Falcons should sign IMMEDIATELY."

Like I stated above, it is a God-given miracle that Carter is still available right now. He has put up over 80.5 sacks in his 12 year career, which makes him a proven veteran in the pass-rush category. Here is a table of his sacks throughout the years.

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Don’t freak out about the last two years that he played, because he was pretty much injured the whole year those seasons. The only way the Atlanta Falcons defense can mark this signing as a bust is if Carter gets injured. (There are some other alternatives we can also sign)