Waterjabbers

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  1. Neither the NFL or the NFLPA can stop them. It's not a team sponsored event and participation isn't mandatory. It's literally Matt calling guys up, finding a field they can use and everyone joining him.
  2. Or cause you to empty a cabinet of poetent poetables.
  3. I dunno, this could Poetentially be a good thing.
  4. Not just every athlete, everybody is that way. I've never understood why so many people expect athletes to be any different then they are. If any person thought they were being under-paid by $20k per year they would either ask for a raise or find a new job. He's not causing issues, bad mouthing the team, or saying he's going to hold out so what's the big deal?
  5. Looking at the number of starters we have drafted in the last two years I'm glad we aren't major buyers right now. When you can draft talent every year you don't have to sign big free agents.
  6. Freeman doesn't strike me as that kind of guy anyway. My read on this entire situation is that Freeman thought he should have been drafted higher originally and thinks he's proved that now. He wants to make what he thinks he's worth and would love for the Falcons to be the team that pays him. I don't see the issue with that and I would love to resign him. He's earned whatever he ultimately gets and he's been really classy about it. I don't get the problem a lot of people seem to have with him right now.
  7. I think you are looking at this the wrong way. I don't particularly like Uncle Luke's tweets or his wifes comments before the Superbowl, but I understand them. Freeman is being paid far under his value as a player. He would be stupid to continue to play at the current price when he's worth more. So I understand him wanting to renegotiate his contract, especially before the team signs free agents and drafts players. Right now Freeman can only lose money at the negotiating table. Having a better season next year doesn't really increase his value that much, but having a worse season can coat him a great deal. So wanting to negotiate now is his best play.
  8. I'm cool with whatever TD and DQ decide is best. Say what you want about TD's track record, but under his control we haven't had any issues signing talent and staying under cap since he's been here even if the board's definition of talent and his definition of talent have differed. He has managed our cap space very well. So if he and DQ think bringing in a high dollar free agent is the way to go then I trust that the contract won't hurt us in the long run and whoever they being in will contribute. I'm in the same place with Trufant and Freeman. I love both of them, but if they can't make the money work I trust that TD and DQ will find players to fill those roles and keep us competitive. So far they haven't given me a reason to believe otherwise.
  9. We should open an board for United FC!
  10. Resign Toilolo, let Tamme walk, draft another tight end in the later rounds.
  11. No. We were able to get a starting safety, two starting linebackers, and a starting tight end from our first four picks last year, and if he continues to develop we added a fifth starter in Schweitzer as well. We don't need to trade the house to get the number 5 pick.
  12. If NB wasn't a starting corner position in this defense it would...yeah.
  13. I might be the only person that didn't want Berry... He's the best safety in the league, if not cetainly top 5 and dude graduated from my high school. I grew up in Fairburn and the work he's done for the town has been heroic. But I would rather the team draft another safety or roll with Allen and focus on pass rush. After seeing Quinn and Dimitroff produce through the draft and sign key free agents I don't see the benefit of paying big money free agents. Draft good talent and we'll be fine.
  14. I decided after the Super Bowl that I'm not walking into this season expecting anything. That's not to say that I think that the team won't make the playoffs. I just don't want to go into it expecting great things and spend the year pissed off that we blew a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl. So instead I'm going with last season was last season. This season is this season. Last year has no bearing on this year. Every year I wait for the first half of the season to play itself out before I decide if the Falcons are good enough to win in the playoffs, and I'm taking the same approach this year.
  15. Glanville didn't want him hefe. He wasn't his pick. Brett was so messed up on alcohol and drugs while he was here that he missed the team photo. So even had Brett been clean,while he was here Jerry wasn't going to play him. This is discussed every offseason. "What if... Brett Farve..." Brett has said it and several players from the Falcons at the time have said it, Brett Farve would never have been "Brett Farve" in Atlanta. So to answer your question: 0.
  16. Because before Tru went down they were throwing to his side all the time...
  17. I'm not an expert on the rules of the NFL so I won't comment on whether or not the Patriots cheated or not. What I will say is that clearly the Patriots, as an organization, are ethically bankrupt. I would put more faith in the banking industry's ability to self regulate banking than I would in the Patriots competing fairly.
  18. I'm going to see John Wick 2 tonight with the wife. That's what she wants to do for Valentines day. So at least I have that going for me.
  19. Honestly, I think we have two possible impact players. Not that Beasley didn't have a great season, but he's been in the league two years and had one impact season. Until he shows consistent play I wouldn't assume he's a 10+ sack guy. And to head the non-sense off at the pass, because people overreact to stuff like this, no I don't think Beasley will regress to another 4 sack season and no I don't think this year was a fluke. All I am saying is until he shows on a year to year basis that he's a 10+ sack guy I'm not going to assume I get that production from him and I would prefer we draft on the lack of that assumption. If we do we could wind up with two of three pass rushers, rather than thinking we already have a good line and looking elsewhere in the draft. The same applies to Grady, more so because a lot of people are high on his Superbowl game, but his season was pretty average in terms of production. Before I say that our line is good I need to actually see it consistently put together good performances.
  20. I see it differently. Next year we resign him and he becomes Sanu's replacement when Sanu's contract is up, provided his route running improves.
  21. So if I have your scenario right, my options are a linebacker vs a defensive tackle. My FO thinks the linebacker is BPA and the tackle is solid. In that case I take the linebacker. It's a difference in philosophy. If you look at the draft as a way to get better this year then clearly the DT is the best pick. If you look at the draft as a way to build a franchise for the next few years you will get more production from the linebacker than you will the tackle. This situation presented itself to the Falcons the year we drafted Peria Jerry. Solid DT or Clay Matthews. Injuries aside, I still would have taken Matthews because he was the better prospect.
  22. Well, they aren't wrong...
  23. We literally didn't need Taylor Gabriel after the preseason either. Turns out having more weapons is always good.
  24. I'm for it at the right price. I realize everyone is in "stand pat" mode, but I think every year you have to retool regardless of the past season. The question is, what is his price tag?