Falcons Flyover: Where's That Top-10 Defense We Were Promised?

Thomas Mott
September 29, 2019 - 8:21 pm

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Thomas Mott opens the phone lines for The Falcons Flyover Sunday after the Falcons' Week 4 loss to the Tennessee Titans, 24-10 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

One caller asked the question: "Where is this amazing defense we were promised?" 

"We were sold this past year – I'm not going to say that it was a lie, but we all bought into it – that the defense struggle because of injury," Mott said. "Because they had the crucial injuries, Deion Jones goes down, Keanu Neal goes down and we were like 'If they were here, we would be OK.' 

"Well guess what? They're all here right now. The defense, besides Kenua Neal, they were getting killed before him, right? Minnesota was killing them, Philadelphia had a chance, the Colts game he went down... I'm not saying Keanu Neal is a bad player, I'm just saying they were getting beat with him.

"So, the defense is all there now. I mean literally everyone is there and we're getting crushed. You can do whatever you want. You want to run the ball against us? Sure, go ahead." 

So who is to blame?