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FILM REVIEW: Beasley missing in action


FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons strongside linebacker and defensive end Vic Bealsey played 39 snaps against Tampa Bay, but did not record a tackle.

“He played mostly in the nickel package,” said Falcons coach Dan Quinn when asked how the film review of Beasley went. “We had about 40 snaps in nickel and maybe 15 or 20 in our base package in this game. Outside we felt like he had some pressure and did some nice things, as you went back all the way through the tape he didn’t affect the game enough.”

The Falcons didn’t have a sack, but had five hits according to the gamebook. After film review, the Falcons counted six hits.

“The quarterback hits came from the other side,” Quinn said. “One time, he went high and created some other opportunities for some guys down low. It didn’t show up in the stat sheet some of the work that he did.”

Here are some other stats from the film review:

--Falcons blitzed about 10 times. “That’s going to be a factor for us. One that we knew we wanted to be able to do… it’s definitely a plan for what we want to do. We started that somewhat yesterday.” Could the Falcons feature a revival of the Grits Blitz?

--The Falcons counted nine missed tackles with four of them coming on Charles Sims touchdown reception.

Here are some more notes from profootballfocus.com film review of the Falcons  game :


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