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McClure says more to it than just blocking

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01:34 PM ET 11.12 | The Falcons lost their first game of the season to the Saints on Sunday and the Falcons offensive line is seeing fingers pointed at them in the wake of Michael Turner gaining just 15 yards on 13 carries. But Falcons offensive lineman Todd McClure says there's more to it than that. "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 end zone. But there's more to it than just blocking up front, and that's all I'm going to say about that." McClure wouldn't let on what, specifically, he was talking about.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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November 12, 2012  03:15 PM ET

Wow, one bad game and they are turning on each other. Or at least that is the way the Journal-Constitution tells the story.

November 12, 2012  03:55 PM ET

The sports writers need to understand that the guys lined up against them on the other side of the ball are just as big, just as good, and get paid big money to plug up the holes and stop the ball carrier.

November 12, 2012  04:13 PM ET

There is more. There's the bulls-eye on your indefeated team, a team with alot of Superbowl experience that won't get rattled, and a Falcon team that might have thought the Saints were easy money.

 
November 13, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What else could there be?

Coaching (playcalling, clock management, team discipline, motivation) and player overconfidence.

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