Can #Falcons #LegionOfZoom stop the #Seahawks and #RussellWilson ? #ATLvsSEA
@AtlantaFalcons ‘D’ now has a name -The #LegionOfZoom . Coined by (@ )Matt Chernoff of (@) this morning. This fits the way speedy young Atlanta defenders flew to the ball last week vs Denver last week. This quicker defense setup was needed due to multiple injuries at the LB position. It used SS-Kemal Ishmael (@) as a LB, and had rookie S Keanu Neal (@) play close to the line of scrimmage. OLB Vic Beasley was moved around the field more often.. Lined up as DE on some plays. Pass rushed from the inside on stunt moves. Dropped back into coverage at other times. This allowed the ‘DirtyBirds’ to record 6 sacks, 3.5 of them coming from Beasley.
Even when their LB corp is at full strength the Falcons should play more of this quicker nickel package. The numbers and result from last week don’t lie
The #LegionOfZoom will be needed today vs Seattle led by Pro Bowl QB Russell Wilson (@) Although battling injuries, Wilson has shown he is still a dangerous weapon for the Seahawks. Last week he through for 309 yds, and 3 TDs in site on not being 100 percent.
It seems like the Falcons may have started something. The evolution has begun, and it will be televised.
By Minister Jonathan Simmons