PK Manley

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  1. My cat's breath smells like cat food
  2. If you post to actually discuss things rather than trying to "win", you'll have a lot better time
  3. It's cute how you have both of your alts reply to each other's threads. You have a tell in your posting style.
  4. The only one you'll really see much savings from is Clayborn, and I'd prefer to keep him considering how rookie pass rushers fare. Cutting Shelby would save $500k, Reed - $2.2 million, Clayborn - ~ $4 million. Being that we're obviously a legit contender right now, none of those is worth it with our current roster.
  5. Seriously? Nike wants every team that is willing to change to do so in order to make even more money off of new jersey sales. They don't give a **** about existing inventory when the jersey costs a few dollars to make in China and sells for hundreds. It's all about sales.
  6. I just read that Coleman is suspended for 4 games for those legal issues if he makes the roster. You've got to think that hurts his chances at a position where they likely only carry one player.
  7. Also signed 2 Fullbacks... Falcons Sign FB Coleman, G Thornton and FB Vainuku The Falcons have signed fullback Derrick Coleman, guard Hugh Thornton, and fullback Soma Vainuku. Coleman and Vainuku are being brought in to fill a void at the fullback position and to compete for the starting fullback spot. Coleman was signed by the Minnesota Vikings following the 2012 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks in December of 2012. Coleman played in 31 games with seven starts for the Seahawks and has 11 career receptions for 91 yards with two receiving touchdowns. He also has 10 career rushing attempts for 35 yards. Thornton was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Illinois. The former Fighting Illini played in 37 games for the Colts, with 32 starts. During his three years with the team, he has switched between playing left and right guard. Vainuku was signed by the Texans following the 2016 NFL Draft out of University of Southern California. As stated earlier, Vainuku was brought in to fill a void at the fullback position and to compete for the starting job.
  8. Well, it was for most people. I'll let the rest speak for themselves.
  9. Seems like people aren't seeing that this thread is a year old. Nice bump
  10. If he is a dominant force on the D-line, they'll extend him a la Bennett in Seattle on his prove it deal IMO. If not, then he may walk, but if he lives up to the hype, I'm not worrying about who we might have to let walk in a couple years or whatever.
  11. Would Mike Smith have been better off if he had kept his moustache?
  12. Would the Falcons have been better off if they were named the Georgia Peaches instead?
  13. Annnnnddd...he just bumped one from a year ago.
  14. It was just a joke, man...nothing more than that.
  15. Perhaps, but I choose to interpret it literally in order to win the hypothetical bet.
  16. How many fingers does he have though?
  17. Sure...the World Cups through 2022 are already set. What do I win?
  18. I agree...he stepped up last year, but he'll need to become a complete tight end to justify the next couple years of his contract. However, he's been improving from where he was early on, so who knows. Maybe he'll make that next step.
  19. It's cool...I just think it was kind of high for him, but I don't worry about cap space as much as many on here. I just enjoy discussing the cap impacts. I like Toilolo and am glad he's sticking around.
  20. You can look at it as savings, but in reality, you're taking a $2.5 million cap hit this year and a $2 million cap hit next year for one year of play.
  21. He'll have a $4.5 million total cap impact if released after year one, $8 million total if released after year 2. It's basically a 4 mil per year deal no matter how long it lasts. I agree that it's kind of high for a player of his caliber based on the current market.
  22. EDIT: Link to the audio of the call: http://atlantafalcons.com/media-lounge/videos/Dontari-Poe-Introductory-Conf-Call/912f7d5a-c2c7-4dd6-b7e9-2f11ae8ef75a
  23. New Falcon Dontari Poe will slim down, get ready to 'play ball' Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer New Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe is ready to play ball. The two-time Pro Bowler, formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, sounded like a man eager to show his full potential when he addressed the Atlanta-area media for the first time via conference call Friday. Poe talked about the bond he already established with coach Dan Quinn, a bond that helped lead to his selection of the Falcons over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Poe agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract that includes incentives that can take it up to $10 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Quinn plans to play Poe at both nose tackle and the 3-technique spot. "He just said he's going to let me play ball," Poe said of Quinn. "He watched film of me and he saw the ability that I had. He just thought I could be a dominant player, so he's just going to let me play. To play up to his best potential and play the attacking style Quinn always preaches, Poe has to be at the proper weight. It's something he and Quinn discussed during his visit earlier in the week. Poe said he currently weighs 340 pounds with plans to slim down for the 2017 season. "He just told me he wanted me to come in and play fast and be aggressive," Poe said, "so around 330 is where I'll play at most of the year. I feel like that will be a comfortable weight for me, too." Finding a comfortable weight should help Poe thrive in the middle of the Falcons' defense. He'll draw some double-teams, which will free up others to rush the passer and stop the run. But one aspect of Poe's game that might be on display more often than before is his ability to rush the passer. His sheer strength will help him push the pocket, but he has the athleticism to go after and bring down quarterbacks to help Vic Beasley Jr., Grady Jarrett, Adrian Clayborn and the rest of the line. The system he played in with the Chiefs didn't necessarily feature him in that capacity, but Quinn wants all his defensive linemen to have rush ability. This style of defense, like I said, it let's D-linemen play," Poe said. "It lets us play football, it lets us attack, it lets us go do what D-linemen were made to do. I definitely feel like it will be real good for me." There were questions about Poe's back after he had surgery to fix a herniated disk while with the Chiefs. It didn't keep Poe from missing any game time as he played 781 defensive snaps last season. "The back is all the way good," Poe said. As for Poe moonlighting as a Wildcat quarterback or fullback in the goal-line offense, as he did in Kansas City, he hasn't had those discussions with Quinn just yet. "That was nothing I ever talked about; it just kind of happened in K.C.," Poe said of playing offense. "If it happens, it happens. If it don't, I'm here to play defense anyway, so I'm cool with that." http://www.espn.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/26386/new-falcon-dontari-poe-will-slim-down-and-get-ready-to-play-ball
  24. Here's a link to the audio of the conference call. Updating OP with the link as well... http://atlantafalcons.com/media-lounge/videos/Dontari-Poe-Introductory-Conf-Call/912f7d5a-c2c7-4dd6-b7e9-2f11ae8ef75a
  25. Good calls. Cross posting this from another thread...