Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Some would call it passing the buck. Others would call it ducking responsibility. But somehow, the Falcons’ offensive line has nothing to do with the team’s short-yardage woes, according to Falcons center Todd McClure. He doesn’t want to hear about how Atlanta’s failure to convert short runs for first downs against the Saints Sunday paralleled their inability to do the same in the 2012 playoffs against the Giants. But even Falcons coach Mike Smith said the offensive line was not getting a “surge” in run situations. The Falcons couldn’t convert a third-and-short run in the fourth quarter against the Saints and then opted to try three straight passes at the 1-yard line with a chance to win the game. McClure bristled at the suggestion that there were similarities to the Giants game. “That’s two totally different ballgames,” McClure said. “That’s what (ticks) me off more than anything is you guys are going to write about how bad we are up front and that we can’t get in the en
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