Week one was a familiar look for the Falcons. It was one of disappointment and lack of preparation.
I look at this game, and I must say that I was a little angry. Now, I fully expected the players to exhibit some rust on the field due to no preseason games, but quite frankly, the players managed to stay in the game up until the 2nd half. There was sloppiness, but nothing had slipped away.
However, bad scheming and play calling ultimately cost the Falcons this game. There was one particular play that ended up being the turning point in the game, and it was an infamous 4th down gamble by Pete Carroll on Seattle’s 1st possession in the 3rd Quarter.