The Falcons defense was not good against the Buccaneers on Sunday. However Color Rush Calvin Ridley Jersey , they did just enough to help the team secure their 7th win of the season with several guys standing out for their effort. It wasn’t exactly an overwhelming performance, but we’ll celebrate what we can. Here are your candidates for the defensive player of the game.Damontae KazeeThe second year safety has been a god-send for this dismal defense. He picked up his 7th interception of the year in this game and has been playing well all season. Of any young player on this defense, Kazee has made the strongest case to get significant snaps again in 2019.Grady JarrettThe raw stats don’t tell the full story. He was disrupting the middle of the pocket repeatedly and is the catalyst for anything good that happens with the defensive line. The same was true again on Sunday, even if the raw numbers don’t show it.Takk McKinleyTakk got his 7th sack of the year against the Bucs and has been showing that he’s a quality pass rusher in recent games. His play has improved over the last few games, so the hope is he is able to build off of this going into 2019. Heading into the break between the 1993 regular season and the bowls, the public was unhappy. At first glance, it might be difficult to see why.This had been, after all, a rousing year. Just about every time two top-10 teams had met, they played a classic, from No. 5 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Florida early on (the Gators won Calvin Ridley Jersey Boys , 41-34) to No. 9 WVU vs. No. 4 Miami late (the Mountaineers won, 17-14, to stay unbeaten). Plus, we had plenty of silliness, like unranked Michigan State beating No. 9 Michigan (that might seem familiar), a loss that set up unranked Michigan destroying No. 5 Ohio State (which might seem less familiar).In between the zaniness were two legendary November contests, both of which involved Lou Holtz’s Fighting Irish.On November 13, second-ranked Notre Dame hosted top-ranked Florida State. It was an all-time classic. The Irish went on a 24-0 run and led by 14 well into the fourth quarter, but FSU came back, scoring on a tipped, fourth-and-20 pass from Charlie Ward to Kez McCorvey to cut the Notre Dame lead to 31-24. The Seminoles got the ball back and drove to the Irish 14 with three seconds left.Shawn Wooden’s deflection of a pass to Warrick Dunn gave the Irish the win. But that was alright — it felt like merely Chapter 1 in the era’s proto-BCS system. From Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy:The thought of a rematch was new to college football Cheap Calvin Ridley Jersey , but this was a time for imagination.The Supreme Court’s famed NCAA v. Board of Regents of Oklahoma ruling in 1984 had opened the television floodgates, and in the name of fairness revenue, the sport’s minds were making changes, including a conference realignment frenzy.In the late-1980s, the College Football Association — originally formed to help programs negotiate with networks for TV deals — had begun to investigate the possibility of a (TV-driven) college football playoff. Many people had wanted it for decades, and only more so in the early-1990s, with split national titles in back-to-back seasons (Georgia Tech and Colorado in 1990, Miami and Washington in 1991).In 1992, the Bowl Coalition formed to assure better matchups. It didn’t include the Big Ten and Pac-10, which were married to the Rose Bowl, but in 1992 it had produced No. 1 Miami vs. No. 2 Alabama and No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 5 Notre Dame. This was seen as definitive progress.In 1993 Custom Calvin Ridley Jersey , however, came a lesson in the drawbacks of what amounted to a two-team playoff.Even as FSU fell to only No. 2 in the polls following the tight road loss to new No. 1 Notre Dame, 10-0 Nebraska lurked at No. 3, with unbeaten No. 5 Ohio State (9-0-1), No. 6 Auburn (10-0), and No. 9 West Virginia (9-0) behind. Being assured of a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle was great, but no one was going to be satisfied with just that in 1993.That became doubly true when Notre Dame lost to Boston College.Three teams finished the regular season unbeaten, and none were FSU or Notre Dame. When the Bowl Coalition mashed poll rankings together, it produced a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup of FSU-Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. Undefeated West Virginia would get rocked by No. 8 Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Unbeaten Auburn was banned from the postseason. And No. 4 Notre Dame would play No. 7 Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl. So Holtz would spend most of the bowl break politicking.To those sympathetic and unsympathetic to Notre Dame alike, this stunk. A world of possibility was opening, and this sport was still settling its title in the least satisfying way possible. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s Randall Mell:With a blowout over A&M and the narrowest of FSU victories over Nebraska Calvin Ridley Jersey Discount , Notre Dame might have been able to swing the polls. But the Irish only eked by the Aggies, 24-21. So when a late Nebraska field goal came up short, it clinched the Seminoles’ No. 1 ranking.Twenty-five years later, the season is noted mainly for two classics and Bowden’s first title. But at the time, no one outside of Tallahassee was particularly satisfied. It was clear that college football was capable of a great national race, but college presidents remained stubborn.If you needed an ivory-tower villain to rail against, college football was still the standard. Here’s the San Francisco Examiner’s Ray Ratto after FSU’s Orange Bowl win:The story, of course, has a happy ending. After 1993, it would only take a Bowl Coalition, a Bowl Alliance Calvin Ridley Jersey Super Bowl , a Bowl Championship Series, a BCS formula modified to the point of parody, an all-SEC national title game, and a couple decades of increasingly amplified complaints for college football to establish a system that only screws half of FBS instead of 90 percent.At this rate, we’ll figure out the amateurism issue by 2055 at the very latest.