Posted: 3:47 pm Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Video: Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox on bigger, stronger players 

By mcrcunn02

After the last of full-team practices this week Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox talked about how his group can become a strength of the team and why he doesn’t miss playing.

65 comments
cspecial
cspecial

the falcons has nowhere to go but up.their lines on bothsides of the ball should be improved.last season they were too nicethey need to find a group they have who want to work, win a championship andplay with confidence,attitude and dedication.i think bryan cox brings this to the defense.the offense has talented linemen they havan"t had in a while.it won"t be the same losing  results this season. look for the falcons to soar and win the nfc this season

DarlaLewis
DarlaLewis

Bryan Cox's will push buttons now will that translate into the D-line being vastly improved. Only time will tell.

JSSN
JSSN

Dang Zuzu, I hate didn't get to copy that palabra, Shrinking clown!

Falcons63
Falcons63

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the impact of the change in Oline and Dline coaches.  Not expecting miracles, but I do expect improvement from both lines in 2014. 

OneBlood
OneBlood

And so is this newspaper

OneBlood
OneBlood

Tice and Cox are expected to do better than their predecessors, simple and plain. Only a moron would think they were expected to work miracles. Mike Nolan himself was just quoted as saying that it's about the players....this fan base is f@cking retarded.....

JSSN
JSSN

@Falcons63

It is not a "dismissal" of their impact. I think they are .500 worth of coaching. That is 4 games in their column. Hamilton did not forget how to coach, just like George Stewart and Emmitt Thomas did not forget how to coach when they were scapegoated in Atlanta. In terms of 2014, nothing in their coaching resumés screams 6-7 game improvement, not with the schedule at hand. This team needs other teams to regress. That's no way to garner any excitement. And I'm not talking talking about division opponents. 2015 might be another question, but to me that is how bad their depth, strength, and capacity to teach has been. Moreover, until I see Marty Lauzon keep one roster healthy and physically fresh for an entire season; I won't lose any sleep for doubting them.

JSSN
JSSN

@OneBlood

Can't wait for your next column on the Hawks Fan Page! Let me stop, you take stuff so personal!

JSSN
JSSN

@OneBlood

Tantrum...How's the Bird Cage? Oops, too soon?

JSSN
JSSN

@AlwaysReady @OneBlood

Ray, Ray, Ray...If it were that "simple" they would have got it right long ago. "Expect" means you actually think it is "going to happen." And you idiots are still chasing Saints in your posts, talk about that dreadful word: "retarded!" 

Funny, when many of us put things in multiple areas with this franchise, you and your cage howls said it was all VanGorder, Mularkey, blah, blah, blah!!! Then it became the "players." Oh, it is "WPP,: "CFA," and all that other mess instead of the pure fact (5 year record or not) that is just was not good enough and was exposed every post season!

The first part of that is simply what a idiot like ZuZu would drop on a blog. It is still majority same pieces, "miracle!" Pssst, I don't believe in "miracles!" 4-12 in 2013. How's that "Big Nickel" work again? That never gets old! 

JSSN
JSSN

@DarlaLewis 

I said a "roster healthy and physically fresh for an entire season."

"Injuries are a part of the game, no one has control of that."

But you don't exacerbate them. Come on, roster healthy and physically fresh are relative terms Marty Lauzon inherited a fairly physically sound team in 2009. Even if it was Rod Medelin's high watermark in terms of games lost to injury (55), excluding 2003 when that team went in the tank. They have been  who they are; a luckier version of Dallas Cowboys! I think the smart folks will see the sarcasm in that point!

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

@DarlaLewis @JSSN @Falcons63

You are correct Darla, 

but JSSN is too mentally challenged to understand.

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

@JSSN 

sAints and Panthers were both exposed last postseason.

No team wins NFC South two years in a row, 

so Falcons take it again.

not Panthers, not Bucs, not sAints.

Dirtyb8
Dirtyb8

You guys are always ready to call him(JSSN) out on any chance you get. What I don't understand is how you guys don't see the truth to his assessment. I am as much of a Falcons fan as anybody else on here but at the same time I do have realistic expectations about this team. Nothing he stated so far comes off as derogatory to the falcons. If anything its an unbiased evaluation in my opinion.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@AlwaysReady Its not about any points you may have,he'll just 'comeback' and 'comeback' endlessly just like a little kid. Engaging him at all just gives him an opportunity to badger and insult. Argue with him long enough he'll recycle what you JUST said back at you. Hit the nerve of why such a Supreme Over Mind is hanging out on the free blog with the rest of us,he'll spew garbage threats worthy of the angriest little kid on the playground. Waste of time.

JSSN
JSSN

@AlwaysReady

No, you are too mentally challenged to understand that some teams manage not to fall into the Bermuda Triangle of excuses by acquiring talent and drafting well enough when injuries "do" happen. 

The 2012 Ravens had injuries to match and exceed what happened to the 2013 Falcons. The 2012 Green Bay Packers went 11-5, they lost nearly 109 player games to injuries. 15-1 in 2011 when they only lost 59 games to injury. Heck, they won a Super Bowl in 2010 when they lost 87 games to injury!  Teams that drop far beyond their baseline (talent+capacity expectation) in the way the Falcons did have a system problem.  That's the 2013 Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, lost about 7-9 and 8-8 range, but 4-12? You had problems not just tied to injuries! You have 5 teams that had double digit victories who were within the same range of games lost as the Falcons (GB, NO, Patriots, Colts, and Chargers)! Even the Giants, who finished just below .500, lost 54 more games to injuries than the Falcons!

Oh be my guest, you don't get it "homer." There has been too much of your team tree hugging (sarcasm) going on! 

JSSN
JSSN

@AlwaysReady

Thus the reason your team never sniffs the real consequential prize. You are still in here harping about the Saints, Panthers, and Bucs (to a lesser extent). NFC South? You're worried about hanging some silly banner other than the NFC Champion or the only one that matters, the Super Bowl champion banner! You better get your franchise priorities straight! Like I said, you see ghosts!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@Dirtyb8 Heres a tip for you:If youre gonna make an alter persona to back yourself up on here,you shouldnt use the same little phrases and pompous syntax you use for your JSSN persona,Dufus. Like saying 'dude' and preaching to us on the 'reality' of the situation,something you have belabored ad nauseum as JSSN. I liked your Seagal 'Contractor' alter better than this one. Get a Grip,'Duuuude'.Edit (in 5 minutes)

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Ah, more blustering rhetoric from ZuZu! Anymore keen fantasy observations?

Dman
Dman

@JSSN

There you go again saying that other teams had equal injury situations to the 2013 Falcons and that is just NOT Factual. Here are the FACTS. The 2013 Falcons lost the following players; The Falcons lost Julio. Now that is a key injury. Then add Roddy White, Stephen Jackson, Bradie Ewing, Sam Baker, Mike Johnson and that's just the Offensive Starters. Add Kroy Biermann, Corey Peters, Sean Weatherspoon, Jonathan Babineaux, Asante Samual on Defense and those are just the starters. That is exactly Half of our Starters that missed a large majority of the season or all of the season. The ones who came back played injured and should have stayed out. You don't have a good argument when you look at the facts. The 2012 Ravens DID NOT have that many starters go down. If they did, prove me wrong with FACTS...

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

"@Dirtyb8 Heres a tip for you:If youre gonna make an alter persona to back yourself up on here,you shouldnt use the same little phrases and pompous syntax you use for your JSSN persona,Dufus."

Like I have over and over again, it is hilarious the lengths the people off their meds will go through to try make their fantasy observations seem rational! I use just think you had a grudge because they laid that 4-12 egg. But now it has just gotten silly. Nobody, and I mean me, has time to be playing some multiple user name game on a online columnists or beat writer's  space. As Ledbetter, Mark Bradley, Jeff Schultz and any AJC related Sports desk employee will let you know, I go to great lengths to have and protect one user name and IP address.  Lived through all of that idiocy that was rampant on these blogs when the real psychos were hanging out with as many as 10 different personas! Now, having let you know, if you think I have "multiple user names in clear violation of the AJC user agreement, report me and any such user name that "you say" I'm using! Put up or shut up! I can do this because I know you're living and posting a bold face lie. 

After you get the answer, please try do something else. I've said it before, blogging is possibly not for you. 

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

"The Falcons lost Julio. Now that is a key injury. Then add Roddy White, Stephen Jackson, Bradie Ewing, Sam Baker, Mike Johnson and that's just the Offensive Starters. Add Kroy Biermann, Corey Peters, Sean Weatherspoon, Jonathan Babineaux, Asante Samual on Defense and those are just the starters."

For the millionth time, it is Steven Jackson, not Stephen Jackson!

You keep posting Babineaux and Peters as players who missed key games. Babineaux played the entire season! Peters missed the 2nd half of the Niners and the Carolina game, that’s all. This is why you lose so much credibility on this matter. People had been warning you Falcons fans that Asante Samuel (correct spelling) was playing on borrowed time. Depending on him was one of their key errors in evaluation. Anybody that watched that game in Detroit 2012 could see that coming.  Depending on players like Ewing, Baker, Johnson, Weatherspoon, and even sadly to think Julio Jones puts one in the position they were in. 

Now let’s the address the point that was made and not the one that keep making excuses for. As I pointed out, 5 playoff teams lost for games in excess or in the range of the Falcons. I have made this point to you countless times. You know it, I know it! You refuse to accept the point. So I will use the Colts because they have a roster equally as young as the 2013 Falcons.  I’m gonna break it down for you.The Colts lost Hilton, Fleener, Heyward-Bey, and most importantly Reggie Wayne during the middle of game 7. So they lost 24 combined games by starters. The Falcons lost 16 between that subterfuge that White played around doing during the first 5 games and loss of Jones. I could go on to point out the loss of their MLBs for nearly a combined full season (16 games loss).

So what was the difference? Simple, the Colts had cultivated quality depth after parting ways with Bill Polian. They purged their roster and played young players and still won! The Falcons on the other hand has healthy scratches all over their run of their schedule. Asante was ready to come back in week 6, he was done! Weatherspoon did what always does, why were you surprised? The same goes for Bradie and Mike Johnson. Johnson never beat out Garrett Reynolds, but you were going to get something great out of him. He was inheriting a job just like Konz, and we all know that worked out! 

You just can’t admit the plain fact that the rest of the observing world has made. They were not as deep or talented as advertised. A roster of Bakers, Dents, Holmes, Hawleys, Truebloods, and Johnsons have that effect!  You really don’t want me to roll out the Patriots injury breakdown!

Dman
Dman

@JSSN

So let me try to understand your argument that the Falcons can't claim injuries as to the reason why they suddenly went from a winning team to a 4&12 team. Between 2012 & 2013, they lost Abraham, Turner and Claybo from their 10 yards from the Superbowl team. That team didn't have any depth either. So you are saying that losing Turner, Claybo and Abraham is the reason they lost last year, not injuries? I don't understand that. No JSSN, injuries are the reason plain and simple...

JSSN
JSSN

@AlwaysReady 

You're a clueless homer. "Saints, Saints," what a nut you must be. Hate to make it personal, but you need to get a life with that incessant New Orleans banter!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN Oh for God's sake do you think the AJC gives a damn? Look at Joe Tess Camaro showing his A** on a daily basis. How many people have 'reproted' him,golly gee about a MILLION,ya think? Wrong answer,Sheldon.Try Again.

Dman
Dman

@JSSN, you are not stating true facts. Get your facts corrected here. And what about the Ravens having the same kind of injuries? Wrong again. Just because you say it doesn't make it a fact. With the colts, they lost 4 starters and you say that is equal to the Falcons losing 11 starters? That is why YOU lose credibility on this blog. Face it, you must be a Saints, Carolina, or Tampa fan, that's the only thing that makes sense about all of your Falcon HATE preaching... Rise Up Atlanta...

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

You lost Brent Grimes, John Abraham, Michael Turner (for all of his faults), Will Svitek, Vance Walker, and two completely over the hill players in Claybo and McClure. When you add to the mess of a roster that could not stay healthy to those trade offs in actual field talent. That along with a clueless leader who see his team falling about on him in training camp, you got 4-12! It is not that hard to see!, 

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

They lost because they were a bad football team!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You're clueless. Utterly and sincerely c-l-u-e-l-e-s-s! Silly person, Joe Tess Fish House (that was original user name) has always been a hate speech issue/ lack of social tact issue. You just don't get things. His Avatar stays the same for a reason! He's been banned before! Every columnist or writer moderates their WordPress blog (with support from AJC IT). When and if he steps over the line, he'll go like crazy multiple user name/ multi IP address ones did. That is on them, sorry to tell people like Quackmeyer, but talking insensitively and distasteful about dead children is not going to get him banned. The AJC changed their blogging platforms 4 times trying to get a handle on the mess that was multiple user names and straight user name identity theft issues. They care, keep up that physical violence talk and see. I stopped reporting way back in 2009. The only time I get involved is user name theft. There were 4 fools who tried that silly mess with me. I'll let you guess what happened to them.

I always say this: "It takes a fool to get banned (on a commenting site), and the AJC has plenty of fools!" Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble, I'm not one of those fools. Trust this on the matter of AJC blogs, you are blowing smoke! Oh you don't have to trust me, (obviously you're living in your own self-made fantasy), I comment under only JSSN (and before the last commenting change, JSS)! Find another hobby, sleuthing is not your thing. The saddest thing is a grown man or woman incapable of accepting truth!

Dirtyb8
Dirtyb8

@zuzu331 I hardly feel the need to comment on here but when I noticed people like you are missing some quite obvious points here, I felt obligated to point that out. But oh well, its pointless arguing with you because you will delete all your posts anyways in a couple of hours. So enjoy yourself!

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

Again, the Falcons did not have "11 starters"  injured.  "Babineaux," that never gets old! 

"Face it," you cannot read an Injury list (or an NFL Starters list in a game log).

Actual 10 starters Colts who actually spent time out -DNP and/or on the League injured list. Unlike you, I don't count the 4 players who they lost in OTAs and camp who were going to be starters

Coby Fleecer

Dwayne Allen

Ahmad Bradshaw

Vick Ballard

Reggie Wayne

T.Y. Hilton

Donald Thomas

Pat Angrier

Greg Toiler

Goodness, open a link and posting such embarrassing stuff.


JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

They did not lose 11 starters! I'm giving you credit for games that players had no business on the field! They lost Jackson (5.5 games), White (6.5), Baker and Ewing (finally, fools to count on them),Johnson was going to be in a competition for a starting spot. You lost Biermann, Peters was lost with 1.5 games left in the season! Again, Babineaux was never on the injured list (he had some mess like everybody else in the league). Weatherspoon is Weatherspoon, unreliable as Baker! Dent and Nicholas were healthy scratches as was Samuel from Game 11 on after being unhealthy mess he's been since he tore up his shoulder in 2012! Who counts on those type of players? You do and that is the problem! Weatherspoon is not on the level of Lewis, Suggs, and crap McClain is even more productive!

Dman
Dman

Brent Grimes didn't play 1 game in 2013. Svitek & walker never hardly played because they were backups. They really only lost one player who was contributing from the 2013 team. So my point is and has always been, losing Abraham didn't cause us to go from 13 & 3 to 4&12, injuries did.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Once again,I state the irrefutable fact that its quite odd that this random person suddenly showing up to laud JSSN's great wisdom and bizarrely comment that JSSN has 'scared me off again' talks exactly like JSSN.This isnt grade school. It doesnt matter how many people on a blog pop up to comment in your favor. No one cares. Your whiny juvenile mentality and need to try so hard to negatively influence the vibe on this blog give me the creeps,something is seriously off with you.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @Dman JSSN:Maybe you should write a letter to Tony Dungy. Here he is on THIS blog May 28th, 2014:

“It really can be (a quick turnaround), this day in age,” Dungy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently. “They had a one-year dip. They were playing excellent for a couple of years.”

He attributed their downfall from 13-3 to 4-12 to injuries and the lack of a rushing attack."

So nitpick Tony Dungy some,tell him how stupid he is and what a superior football mind YOU are,Im sure we all would enjoy that thread. Tsk,Tsk.

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman

"Brent Grimes didn't play 1 game in 2013. Svitek & walker never hardly played because they were backups."

You don't follow the league, it is damn obvious now! I think you mean 2012, but even then you're wrong. Grimes popped his achilles in KC in the 2012 opener. Grimes and his new coverage reputation thank you for the lack of confidence! Vance Walker started 9 games on the 13-3 team in 2012. Yep, Svitek was a useless backup that he ended up starting 2 games for the AFC runner-up Patriots in 2013. He has a lot weaknesses (who besides Blalock hasn't had that tag in the ATL?). But even coming off an injury he's given more than Mike Johnson ever has!  And you waited and are taking a risk on Johnson, so don't use the excuse that he was injured. Jeremy Trueblodd, ha ha, yeah right!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You're an idiot. "Creeps you out?" Hell, that is 24/7 thing in your fantasy land. How in the heck would you know the difference?

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Two different things, but you don't seem to get that. Dungy you're not. You're gravy training. Not as original as purport huh? Funny, when we had the same conversation on this blog in July 2013 you were nowhere to be found! 

That is why it is called: "Keyboard jaw jacking!"

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 As I stated,Argue with Dungy,insult him. Dont muddy the waters and obfuscate the issue at hand: Dungy disagrees with your opinion,which is an uneducated guess at best. So,nitpick HIM. What does not as original as purpot mean? You make no sense.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331 

You're talking about nothing, you're just jacking your keyboard jaw as usual.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

"What does not as original as purpot mean? You make no sense."

The word is "purport." I spelled it correctly in my post. It is simple, this is nothing new beyond his emphasis on the offense (again). He said the same thing with a different running back (Michael Turner) in October 2012. So, what's your point? He gives them 3 more games in his high end than I. As one of your supporters said: "We shall see."

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

When you say something not rooted in fantasy, then it be possible to comment. You're a joke, talking stuff and situations that do not exist. Dragging other posters into your silly imaginations. You can't be "original" with a fallacy. You don't get it, and Bennett, I don't have time to entertain it! Good luck with your run-on fantasy, I just drop a line and move on! 4-12!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Silly comment, I wouldn't waste my "rocks" like that. Your gee is an essence. And again, you live in a fantasyland. You see ghosts and similarities in everything. That Grassy Knoll playground full of mean middle school girls you are frolicking around in must be hellified! I can care less if you and your ilk or pissed or pleased. I comment on my fields of choice. You need supporters and a cheering section. Man, talk about sad. And it is all in your mind!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Ha ha, you can "say" a lot, and that crap you're flinging just ends back in your own face! Go get a ice pack for your aching neck.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 Juvenile 'dozens' nonsense and pathetic threats are the best you can muster. Anyone on here can outdebate you on anything anytime,but points of logic discussed as Adults do just isnt your thing,now is it?

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Yawn, to debate one has to actually say something. You're not saying anything. Not one iota of a thought. By the way, Tony Dungy said the same things in October 2012 and October 2013 after they (the Falcons) had floundered were 1-4. 

You're just an idiot with reference tool kit extracted from bad formula movies and TV shows.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331 And youre just an interwebz troll with a search engine. I call Bulls*it on you,your 'expertise' is that of any bored psychopath maliciously nitpicking folks on any blog that isnt regulated. Yawn back at ya,Goofy.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Wow, you called yourself an "idiot" and a "psychopath!" Well, at  least you were a bit self-reflexive there! 'Facts-on-File' look it up! Ha ha, just for you and maybe True Falcons Fan!  Now watch the idiot have an online mind cramp (Sarcasm)!

"Regulated?" Just wondering, are you manifesting your emotional dysregulation, that explains a lot!

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331Wha happen to yo Wise Ol Barber Shop persona,Homey? You sho are throwin them three fitty words roun heah,aint ya,Duuuude? Phony Troll...

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

You better save it for Weatherspoon! See ya clown! Your team is still a M*A*S*H unit!