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I dunno about that. Andre Johnson is better than Roddy White. IMO AJ is only behind Fitz when it comes to WRs.
Originally Posted by chibully
Turner is obviously better than Slaton, but we may do a better job against Turner. Slaton is a speed back, and one thing 3-4 teams do struggle with is speed (mainly because the DL is essentially 3 DTs, and 2 of the 4 LBs were DEs in college), while Turner is gonna pound it up the middle. I think Turner will be huge, but I don't think he'll break any long runs against us.
Mario Williams is better than John Abraham. Abraham is a great speed rusher, but pretty bad against the run. Plus, he's always getting knicked up. Super Mario can speed rush or bull rush.
Gonzo over his career is heads and shoulders about Daniels, but Daniels is a pretty athletic young TE and is essentially another WR. Gonzo was like that, and is still dangerous, but he doesn't have the speed he once had. Still, Gonzo could have a big day.
Matty Ice and Schaub is tough. Ryan had a very good rookie season, but when you look at his numbers they really were average. Schaub gets injured a lot, but he has proven to be a competent starter and is a bit of a threat to run.
The big difference is you have to compare the supporting casts of the teams.
Kevin Walter is a better number 2 than Michael Jenkins
Demeco Ryans is a better MLB than Curtis Lofton (atleast right now)
Dunta Robinson and Fred Bennett are betters CBs than Ben Grimes and Chris Houston.
Jacoby Jones and Andre Davis are probably better 3 and 4 WRs than Harry Douglas and Brian Finneran (?).
Only other advantage I'd give the Falcons is Jerious Norwood who is better than Ryan Moats. Norwood could hurt us this game.