Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/10/12
Sure the New York Giants have a pretty good defense but there is no way the Atlanta Falcons should have been shutout during their Wild Card playoff game against the Giants with all of the offensive weapons they possess. Seriously, if the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator could take the league’s 27th ranked passer and put up 30 points of offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ number-one ranked defense then there is really no excuse for the game called by Falcons’ offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Sunday. What happened to the imaginative, offensive-guru the Falcons thought they were hiring back in 2008? Mularkey somehow developed a reputation as a creative game-planner with a physical philosophy during his previous stops as a coordinator and head coach but that’s not what we have seen from Atlanta during his four-year stint running the offense. Atlanta’s slow, plodding offense is probably one of the most predictable offenses in the league. On top of that Atlanta’s offense never seems to look crisp; it never seems to have a consistent flow to it. It’s almost as if the Falcons literally take things one play at a time meaning they can look like world-beaters on one play then look [...]
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