3 Lasting takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons week two loss
By Nick Halden
1. This team won’t quit on Arthur Smith
Watching the Lions this week and last week against the Eagles there are a lot of similarities to be drawn between the two teams. Both are rosters often at a talent disadvantage leaning on their first-round picks to make plays to help give them a chance and most importantly playing hard for their head coach no matter the score.
Both the Lions and Falcons are in for similar seasons I believe as two teams that are going to be overlooked due to the lack of talent on their rosters. What teams are going to discount is just how hard both of these teams play for their head coaches.
Atlanta had no business climbing back into Sunday’s road game against the defending champs. The talent and coaching were obviously on the Rams’ side of the field and when Atlanta was down 28-3 no one could have blamed Atlanta if they simply ran the clock and let go of the rope looking toward a winnable week three matchup.
Instead, the team put their heads down and clawed their way back into the game coming up with defensive and special teams plays that gave them a chance late to pull ahead. This team is going to pull off more than one upset this season if they continue to put in so much effort for their head coach.