Looks like we have a first bulletin board material for Super Bowl LI thanks to Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who feels the Patriots will just have to pick their poison as to which aspect of the Falcons offense they choose to focus on.
“We can do whatever we want,” Freeman said during a phone interview with PFT’s Mike Florio.
But he added a caveat – “It’s on us to execute.”
And that’s one big caveat. As Mike Tyson so eloquently put it years ago: ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Florio: ‘Asked when the Falcons would be getting their offensive game plan, Freeman said, “We’ve had the game plan. The game plan doesn’t change.”
It’s an intriguing contrast. For the Patriots, the offensive game plan shifts and changes and morphs based on both the specific challenges presented by the opposing defense and the broader strategy for aligning the offensive and defensive theories in order to ensure that New England ends up with more points than its opponent. For the Falcons, who quietly have put together one of the best offensive attacks in league history, it’s about lining up and doing what they do regardless of what the Patriots do to stop them.’