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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Wholesale Shoes Black Friday . -- New players. New coaches. New schemes.Same ol results.For the better part of a decade, the Atlanta Falcons have been trying to figure out how to get more pressure on the other teams quarterback.Coming off a season with their lowest number of sacks since the 1980s, the shortcoming quickly cropped up again when the Falcons failed to bring down Jameis Winston in a season-opening loss to Tampa Bay.With four of the next five games on the road, Atlanta desperately needs someone -- Vic Beasley? Dwight Freeney? Anyone? -- to step up.We all want to get sacks, Freeney said. Thats what were here for. I dont care what it is. Our job is to try to get as many as possible.Since leading the NFL with 48 sacks in 2004, they have failed to crack the top 10. In recent years, theyve consistently finished near the bottom of the rankings.After placing 29th and 30th in Mike Smiths final two seasons as coach, the Falcons turned to Quinn with the idea that hed bring some of the aggressive attitude that worked so well when he served as coordinator of one of the leagues most fearsome defensive units in Seattle.The result: Atlanta managed only 19 sacks a year ago, finishing last in the league with the lowest total by the franchise since 1987 and the lowest by any team since the Jacksonville Jaguars recorded just 14 sacks in 2009, according to Pro Football Reference.In 2015, the Falcons drafted Beasley with the eighth overall pick to provide the sort of hybrid linebacker-defensive end who would give offensive linemen fits coming off the edge.But Beasley managed only four sacks as a rookie, still good enough to lead this teams minuscule output but hardly what Quinn was counting on.In Week 1 against the Bucs, the youngster didnt even show up on the stat sheet.Its fair to say I expect him to have a really big impact this year, the coach said, in what sounded like a bit of a warning.The Falcons did get five hits on Winston, but it wasnt enough to keep him from throwing for 281 yards and four touchdowns, including deep scoring plays that covered 45 and 30 yards.This year, the Falcons brought in the 36-year-old Freeney , who ranks among the NFLs career sack leaders, to provide a mentor to Beasley and some occasional pressure in a spot role.Despite his age and playing only 11 games at Arizona last season, Freeney still brought down the quarterback eight times -- double what anyone managed in Atlanta.Freeney, in what has become a familiar refrain on the Falcons, stressed that sacks are just one indicator of how much pressure a team is getting.If the quarterback happens to throw the ball quick, well guess what: I dont care how fast you think you are, youre not going to get there, he said. Its a little bit more complicated than, `Oh, no sacks, no pressure.But one couldnt help but notice that the Buccaneers -- where Smith is now the defensive coordinator -- sacked Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan three times last Sunday.They won the game, too, stamping themselves as a team on the rise in the NFC South.The Falcons, on the other hand, are a team that remains on the defensive as they travel to Oakland on Sunday to kick off a brutal five-week stretch against the Raiders (1-0).Quinn, in fact, sounds very much like his predecessor when facing many of the very same questions that bedeviled Smith during his seven years in Atlanta.The pass rush isnt totally made up of sacks. Its hits, its forced fumbles, Quinn said. But, he conceded, Sacks are definitely a factor, because you have an opportunity to get the ball out and they lose yards. Those are significant factors.The Falcons are definitely a faster, quicker team on the defensive side, which was one of Quinns top priorities, but it hasnt yet led to the sort of game-changing plays he talks about every week.One week into his second season, Quinn is not going to start bringing all-out blitzes on every play simply to get more sacks on the stat sheet. He remains confident that his scheme will work, especially as younger players such as Beasley and a pair of rookie starting linebackers, DeVondre Campbell and Deion Jones , get more experience.I knew wed have a challenge, Quinn said. Were not there yet.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at .---AP NFL website: and Cheap Shoes Black Friday . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". Fake Shoes Black Friday . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. . PETERSBURG, Fla. FRISCO, Texas --?Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett did not make any promises about the rest of the season, but he made it clear that?Dak Prescott is the teams starting quarterback.You can make it as simple or as complex as you want to make it, Garrett said. Its pretty simple for us: Daks going to play quarterback as we go forward.After Sundays 10-7 loss to the New York Giants, Garrett said at no point did he contemplate pulling Prescott in favor of Tony Romo, who has been the No. 2 quarterback the past four games.Prescott struggled against the Giants, completing 17 of 37 passes for 165 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He was also sacked three times. Prescott has gone three straight games without passing for at least 200 yards.Romo, the franchises all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, suffered a compression fracture in his back on Aug. 25 and was on injured reserve for the first nine games. During that span, Prescott went 8-1 as the starter and had 13 touchdown passes to two interceptions. He completed better than 65 percent of his passes in nine of the first 11 games.Over the past two games, howeveer, Prescott has found the going rougher. Shoes Black Friday Deals 2020. The Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15, but Prescott threw for just 139 yards on 12-of-18 passing. He did not have an interception but he was sacked three times.In the past two games, the Cowboys have converted just two of 24 third-down opportunities, and both came on runs -- a scramble by Prescott against the Vikings and a run by Ezekiel Elliott.Were just focused on Dak playing quarterback for us, Garrett said when asked what he would need to see -- or not see -- in order to make a move to Romo. And well continue to do that in our preparation this week and as we go forward.Hes done a really good job for us up to this point, won 11 of 13 games that hes started, and hes handled really every situation as well as you can handle it. So well just continue that way. Tony will be in a backup role for us and hell be ready to go if hes called upon to play.But Daks done an outstanding job up to this point. [Im] excited to see him continue to play. ' ' ' 

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