Saturday, August 19, 2006

Pack vs. Falcons - 1st Quarter Review

We'll see if I make it through all 4 quarters or not...but for now...a brief review:

Opening so...nothing spectacular. Punt.

Falcons opening drive: not exactly sterling defense. Failure to contain on the edges. Receivers a bit too wide open. A log roll into the endzone. Score 7-0 Falcons.

Pack's second drive: very good effort at establishing the running game. Some key catches by Driver and Jennings. Face mask penalty on a reception by Ferguson. And a nice tip of the ball falling into Bubba's hands in the endzone. Hey...even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. (I have no idea what that means but just seemed to be the thing to say here.) Score 7-7.

Dirty Birds' second drive: gee...Ahmad Carroll playing soft...who'da thunk it? Nice coverage and pressure, resulting in an interception at the end of the quarter by rookie starter Tyrone Culver...the team's first take-away of the season.

End of the quarter with the Pack on offense: looks like much better pass protection and Brett appears confident in his line and receivers right now. A good sign for the second quarter coming up. First quarter score 7-7.