4dabirds

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  1. I'd be good with OL in the first, especially if it is Lamp. TD and Pioli have done well as of late, and I used to (stupidly) criticize the both them. I think, this tandem has really got their acts together, so if they go OL in the first, then so be it. I think it is important to keep building the OL to be the best it can be. I know that many are saying that this years class is the terrible for OL, but there will be some who prove the experts wrong. I think the DL still needs a guy, but we've got several coming back from injury, we just got Poe, and Jarrett and Hageman may be ready to take the next step. I actually think the first pick for the Falcons will be a complete surprise to many of us. I'm looking forward to seeing who it is.
  2. I said 10-6 last year and we went 11-5. So this year I'm saying 15-1.
  3. I don't work there, but I have several friends that do, and two of them sent me video of the testing. Others have posted video of the testing to FaceBook as well. The hole in the roof is a lot larger than I expected, and the digital board space that is inside the ring is much larger in height than I thought too.
  4. I know they were testing the roof today, and as far as I know the test went well.
  5. We don't need AP. He is also not going to come cheap. Why do so many on here think that a (albeit aging) high profile player is suddenly going to y say "I'll play for whatever you want to pay me". AP may wnst to play for a contender, but he also wants to get paid like a premier player. We don't need AP, because we already have two very capable RB's, that combined won't cost as much as AP would this year. Also, how do you carry on the "Brotherhood" mantra if you are willing to take playing time away from one of the more recognizable faces of the terminology? AP needs to go where there is a true need for his services, and that is not Atlanta.
  6. Glavine was the clutch guy in the 1-0 shut out in Game 6. I'm not saying Smoltz wasn't a top performer, just that his health was in question throughout the his mid and late career.
  7. When I think of the Braves, and there title run, and who was most productive I think of Glavine and Maddux. Chipper didn't play on the championship team, and was really more apart of the choking that followed after that. Smoltz was solid but, injuries kept him from being able to get the team over the top. Then there were a lot of roll players that did good things too.
  8. I do know that this week is pivotal on the roof construction. I have a couple of friends that are close to the project, and both have told me that there is a lot at stake over the next few days with the roof install. Neither went into detail. On separate occasions, both have told me that everything is going well, but that everything is of such a custom nature, that planning is tough when there are unforeseen circumstances slowing down areas that effect other areas. It's a major project, so it was never going to be easy.
  9. I don't think Sherman is overrated. He is a playmaker. However, last year he was reportedly injured to the point of not being able to cover like he would normally. I think he is a great corner, but I also think his salary is too much for the Seahawks to want to pay anymore. The Seahawks have some great defensive players, and Sherman's contract may be a source of problems with the front office and other teammates who want similar deals. The Hawks need to reload, and they could possibly haul in some nice picks by trading Sherman away. All theory on my part of course.
  10. Yes, it doesn't seem right that we have to go back to Seattle so soon. It always seems to be that way though.
  11. According to the experts on officiating, the game was called near perfect. I however, saw 2 OPI's on the Patriots 2 two point conversions. I saw blatant holding from the Patriot OL that allowed Brady to slowly move out of the pocket and eventually hit a receiver for a significant gain on 2 occasions as well. Then there were the 3 DPI's on Atlanta, with only one of them looking to be worthy of the call. The refs did play a part in the "Miraculous" Patriot comeback. While I'm sure the Falcons got away with a few, none were as momentum changing as what the refs allowed NE to get away with. Don't get me wrong, the Falcons lost that game on their own mistakes, but NE got nudged in all the right places for it to happen. As for when The Falcons play the Pats again, it doesn't matter to me. It's a regular season game, in Foxboro, where the Pats seemingly get to play all their tougher games. I'd certainly like to see the Falcons win, but if they don't, then it won't be a defining moment in the season.
  12. Surprisingly people that know me, and know how much I love the Falcons, don't even bring up the game. The one person that does bring it up to me, doesn't even joke about it, but instead just thinks the Falcons have a great team, and that it was a very entertaining Super Bowl to watch. This guy is a huge viking fan by the way. The only other person I've talked to that likes to go on about it, has since tired of talking about it, and he is one of those front runner type guys who has no regional tie to the Patriots, but just likes them because of Brady and Brady's relationship to Michigan, which is who this guy truly loves. My own father who is a long time Falcons fan, but is also a fan of being down on them, has not even talked about it to me, because he knows how disappointed I am, and he is too I'd imagine. Maybe it's just me, and I am doing what I can to forget it ever happened in the first place. I know one thing, I'll probably never watch the replay. I'll catch highlight here and there, but I'm not about to watch it in its entirety.
  13. I agree. Why wait? Get the new deal done now, before it becomes more expensive, and before it becomes a real distraction. The window of efficiency for a running back is a small one, so why be on the hook for a big cap hit in 5 years, when Freeman might be 2 years past his prime already. Freeman has improved every year since getting drafted, so I think it is a safe bet at this time to go ahead and reward the effort, and show some love. Freeman strikes me as the type to keep pushing instead of becoming complacent. I think TD knows this too.
  14. I've got a couple of friends who are involved with different areas of construction at the stadium, and neither has told me that there are any delays, and these guys are more than willing to give verbal updates as they are both excited to be a part of the build out. I always ask how it's going , and both usually message me pictures of what's going on, and say that the job is going well.
  15. Way, way back, I really liked Haskel Stanback. I was just a kid at the time, but it was a defining moment for me on a MNF game, when I turned the corner as a small kid and became a legit Falcons fan. I also liked Ernie Wilright, but I was still a bit young and didn't get the NFL at the time. Tom Pridemore would be another player I liked that for the most part was mediocre. Lynn Cain, Bobby Butler, Chris Miller, Chris Doleman, Brian Finneran, Alge Crumpler, are others who were not huge stars, but played well for the Falcons.