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  1. Well I never feel like we should just quit because that's a punk mentality. I don't suggest we blow up the team but we have to start infusing some real young talent. Personally getting an experienced GM could keep this team competitive. However I will still be watching these boys in hopes they can get competitive for a final run.
  2. MARCH OPPONENT TIME (ET) TV TICKETS Wed, Mar 1 vs Dallas 7:30 PM 1,021 available from $8 Fri, Mar 3 vs Cleveland 7:00 PM 981 available from $75 Sun, Mar 5 vs Indiana 1:00 PM 1,251 available from $14 Mon, Mar 6 vs Golden State 7:30 PM 863 available from $79 Wed, Mar 8 vs Brooklyn 7:30 PM 1,558 available from $8 Fri, Mar 10 vs Toronto 8:00 PM 1,241 available from $20 Sat, Mar 11 @ Memphis 9:00 PM 1,062 available from $9 Mon, Mar 13 @ San Antonio 8:00 PM TNT 1,200 available from $24 Thu, Mar 16 vs Memphis 7:30 PM 1,388 available from $10 Sat, Mar 18 vs Portland 6:00 PM 1,447 available from $19 Mon, Mar 20 @ Charlotte 7:00 PM 2,417 available from $5 Wed, Mar 22 @ Washington 8:00 PM 1,570 available from $4 Fri, Mar 24 @ Milwaukee 8:00 PM NBATV 1,767 available from $14 Sun, Mar 26 vs Brooklyn 1:00 PM 1,561 available from $11 Tue, Mar 28 vs Phoenix 7:30 PM 1,543 available from $8 Wed, Mar 29 @ Philadelphia 7:00 PM 1,651 available from $13
  3. Bud is stubborn as **** with the rotation
  4. Thats why we need good backup pg
  5. Nique has been mentioning that alot the past few games.
  6. Yeah I believe there is a disconnect for sure. Coach Bud needs to focus on coaching the guys who want to listen and play.
  7. GM most definitely has to be the top priority
  8. I totally agree. I would actually try to keep THJ if his asking price is right. Sap is not worth what he is looking for. I like prince and bembry but we need another pg for sure to push Dennis. I don't have much faith in this current roster making noise in the playoffs but hey they could turn it around
  9. Justin Patton projected to Atlanta Hawks in CBS mock draft 5 Another interesting big man to ponder. by Brad Rowland@BTRowland Mar 23, 2017, 10:00am EDT TWEET SHARE PIN REC Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports There is a growing theme emerging with regard to the Atlanta Hawks and 2017 mock drafts, at least to this point. The Hawks have been linked to both John Collins and Zach Collins in recent weeks and, recently, another young, talented big man was projected to land in Atlanta by a prominent mock. Howard Megdal of CBS Sports links Creighton center Justin Patton to the Hawks at No. 20 overall and his rationale is as follows: Few are better equipped to mold the raw Marcus Camby-like athleticism into a productive two-way center than Mike Budenholzer, who can groom him to take over the starting spot by the time Dwight Howard’s contract ends. Patton was not “supposed” to be a one-and-done player but the 7-footer emerged in a big way for Creighton this season and he might even fall within the lottery once late June arrives. With that in mind, Patton is both athletic and highly skilled to the point where a future projection as a starting-level center isn’t out of the question. Given the recent track record (especially in 2016) of the Hawks, the widespread focus on big men is a bit surprising but this draft does boast a great deal of high-upside talent at the position. It remains to be seen what Atlanta will do but an athletic big man in the mold of Patton or Zach Collins would not be a bad addition, almost regardless of free agent direction in July.
  10. SMH doesn't look like he's listening
  11. I like it Brother!! Jones, Reddick and Campbell damm that would be a helluva LB corp!!!
  12. Julio Jones 'on schedule' after foot surgery, expects to be ready for camp Vaughn McClure Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones didn’t share any details about his March 6 foot surgery, but Jones did say he expects to be ready for training camp, as the team initially announced. Jones had a bunion removed on his left foot after the injury nagged him during the season. He wore a walking boot Tuesday while unveiling the name of his new business development -- "Ariston," which is Greek for "the best" -- a complex that will include a residential area, entertainment district, office space and hotels. "I feel great," Jones told ESPN. "Everything is on schedule, and we’ll be ready to go." After the surgery, the team announced Jones would be sidelined for four to five months, which would take him right up to the start of training camp in late July. Jones was asked why such a long timetable followed what was referred to as a "minor" procedure. "I don’t know," Jones said. "They just said that. I really don’t know." Jones missed two games late last season as a result of the injury but played in all three postseason contests, including the Super Bowl. He finished last season with 83 receptions for 1,409 yards with six touchdowns. In three playoff games, Jones had 19 catches for 334 yards and three touchdowns.
  13. Expect Falcons' defense to reflect Marquand Manuel's no-nonsense approach David Newton | 7:00 AM ET Don't mess with Marquand Manuel during pregame warm-ups. You're liable to catch some heat. On any given game day, you'll see the 37-year-old with his headphones on, drowning out the noise as he bobs his head to the beat. He'll run a few laps around the stadium with a menacing stare on his face, like an assassin fixated on his next victim. Folks unfamiliar with the Atlanta Falcons likely would mistake Manuel for a player. His players view him as a guy who will cuss anybody out, make no mistake about it. That's part of the reason why Manuel commands respect as he makes the leap from secondary coach to defensive coordinator, a move made official Friday. "M, he's a perfectionist," free safety Ricardo Allen said of Manuel. "He knows the ins and outs of every player. He does the studying. He has the passion to lead. He's a natural leader. And people are willing to follow him." Manuel is a coach willing to put on cleats, line up opposite his defensive backs and get physical with them off the line. His hands-on approach and aggressive style just might be the added push the Falcons need to elevate an improving defense to yet another level. Falcons coach Dan Quinn relieved former defensive coordinator Richard Smith of his duties earlier in the week, with Smith now reportedly interviewing to be linebackers coach for the Los Angeles Chargers. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Quinn took over playcalling duties from Smith late in the regular season, during a Dec. 4 game against Kansas City. It was about that time Atlanta's defense started to show remarkable improvement, surrendering 21.4 points per game over the final seven, including the playoffs, after allowing 27.6 over the first 12. Manuel had a hand in the improvement, too. According to multiple sources, Manuel was involved in playcalling involving nickel situations. Maybe it was an audition. Maybe it was just a matter of getting a different coaching perspective. Whatever the case, there's confidence in Manuel's ability to make the defensive calls, even if Quinn, the former defensive coordinator in Seattle, has a heavy hand in it moving forward. Quinn no doubt will refer to it as a collaborative effort, but Manuel will get ample opportunity to run the defensive show despite no prior coordinating experience. He knows the defense thoroughly, having previously served as the assistant defensive-backs coach under Quinn in Seattle. Allen wisely declined to discuss anything related to playcalling, but he certainly backed Manuel as his defensive coordinator. "The players are going to be pushed by him daily, and he's going to push us to another level to be great," Allen said. "I think he's a good person for the job because he'll put the work in." Manuel will have to deal with scrutiny, of course, but expect him to be unfazed. Folks will bring up the story of him asking then-draft prospect Eli Apple, now with New York Giants, if he liked men during an interview at the NFL combine. Manuel was publicly reprimanded by the organization and required to go through sensitivity training; he apologized for the embarrassment he caused. If Manuel's defense falters in matchups against Drew Brees, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton next season, he'll certainly hear criticism. But again, it's not his personality to be rattled, no matter the situation. As with the rest of the Falcons, Manuel will enter the 2017 season with a bad taste in his mouth from the Super Bowl LI implosion in which Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead in a crushing, 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. But at least Manuel knows he'll have a talented group around him that in 2016 featured NFL sacks leader Vic Beasley Jr., emerging nose tackle Grady Jarrett, rookie standouts Deion Jones and Keanu Neal and Pro Bowl cornerback Desmond Trufant, who will return after missing the season's second half following pectoral surgery. The improved speed on defense, coupled with the presence of Trufant as a shutdown corner, will allow the Falcons to continue the trend of playing more man-to-man defense, as they did successfully later in the season. Manuel’s ability to get the best out of his players was evident in the way cornerback Jalen Collins made a dramatic leap in his second season as a replacement for Trufant; in the way cornerback Robert Alford shook off problems with penalties to become a playmaker; in the way Brian Poole went from being undrafted to evolving into a reliable nickelback; and in the way Neal and Allen were able to work in unison at the safety spots. Again, Manuel is all about an aggressive, attacking style. It's in his nature as a former NFL strong safety. That's the mentality and approach you see from him every day in practice. And that's the look you'll see in his eyes every game day.
  14. Agreed, I can foresee this team having a top 5 offense and a top 10 defense Guys will be hungry!!
  15. I know he's looking for security but damm.
  16. Well don't know how true this is!
  17. Hawks' Paul Millsap to reportedly void contract at season's end Ron ClementsOmnisport@Ron_ClementsUpdated at 8:38 p.m. ETUpdated at 8:38 p.m. ET Sporting News Paul Millsap's days in Atlanta might be numbered. According to a rare NBA report from ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter, Millsap will void his contract at the end of the 2016-17 season. Schefter, who was the sideline reporter for Wednesday's game between the Hawks and Wizards, added that Millsap would like to remain in Atlanta. Millsap, who is set to earn $21.4 million next season, is reportedly seeking a max five-year, $207 million deal from the Hawks. The 6-8 forward would be open to taking a four-year, $154 million contract from another team, according to Schefter. Millsap has missed the last two games for the Hawks with a knee injury and was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards. Originally a second-round pick of the Jazz in 2006, Millsap has been with the Hawks since 2013. The four-time All-Star is averaging 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game this season. © 2017 Sporting News Media and its licensors. All rights reserved.
  18. Falcons' Devonta Freeman determined to shake off Super Bowl 'scar' Vaughn McClure | 9:12 AM ET Atlanta Falcons two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman vowed to move beyond his team's historic collapse in last month's Super Bowl loss to New England Patriots. At the same time, Freeman knows the empty feeling might stick for a while. "That's like a scar you'll see forever," Freeman told ESPN. "You'll always remember that scar. It's about, 'How can I shake back?' In life, you've got to always learn how to shake back and have another elite year." That the Falcons blew a 28-3 third-quarter lead in a 34-28 loss to the Patriots continues to be a topic of discussion this offseason. Critics still harp on the blunders, including then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan declining to run the ball late and Freeman missing a fourth-quarter block on Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower that led to Matt Ryan being sacked and losing a fumble -- resulting in a momentum-swinging touchdown for the Patriots. Freeman was asked if there was anything he would take back from the game. "Nothing," he said. "No play. Even the mistake I made with the missed block. When you look at a football game, you're talking about four quarters. You're talking about the best guys against the best guys on both sides of the ball. Mistakes are going to happen. If you're perfect in the NFL, something is not right. I don't know anybody who's perfect. "My mistake is a scar. I'm going to learn from it. I'm going to get better from that. That's how I look at it." Freeman said the loss will serve as inspiration heading into next season and beyond. The Falcons hope to make another strong run in 2017 behind reigning MVP Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones, Freeman and a rebuilt defense, led by the addition of two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe. "If I dwell on the Super Bowl like, 'Oh man, we lost,' already, I lost," Freeman said. "I'm worried about something that I can't control that's over with and that's in the past. It's peanuts to me. You just move on from it. But until you win the Super Bowl, ain't nothing else going to feel better than winning that Super Bowl. I guarantee it. I don't care if I get 1,000 yards, 10 Pro Bowls. If I don't win that Super Bowl, I'm going to always remember that one Super Bowl we lost."
  19. LOL was wondering the same thing
  20. Well the wizards are allowing them to get back in this, lol
  21. WOW man just Wow. This team is in trouble
  22. Thank god for THJ or this would be ugly right now.