Falcon Ben

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  1. It might have already been said, but Glavine would be the better choice than Smoltzy. He was the one who pitched the one hitter to bring home the ring.
  2. Dayum. That guy's gonna be my favorite Falcon not wearing #2 before you know it. I didn't say it loud and proud or anything last year, but I had a circle around Debo for several months leading up to the draft. Loved the pick then, love it even more now (looking back on his year). If I find a couple of bills laying on the ground, I know what jersey I'm buying.
  3. Did you watch Campbell? He's pretty dang good, and is only going to get better. WILL is certainly not a position of need, and we've got a straight-up stud at the MIKE position.
  4. Well, there you go. Asked and answered. I appreciate that it came from the union -- I'd have been more skeptical of the league's answer.
  5. Well, it did just occur to me that a lineman could theoretically just reach up and grab the leaper's ankle, which would probably lead to a crash-course in gravity. Maybe that's it...
  6. I get that long snappers are preoccupied, and therefore unlikely to be able to block as effectively, but if a LB leaps over him, there is even less pressure on him to block.
  7. Do you seriously think that's the reason? Maybe I'm missing something; I've never lined up to block an EPA. But I don't see any big injury risk aside from a leg injury from landing wrong.
  8. The thread title pretty much says it all. I can see no justification for prohibiting this play. It doesn't seem extraordinarily dangerous or likely to result in a serious injury, and it is exciting. Nor does it seem to me to be impossible to block the guy who leaps over the line -- one of the upbacks (I am a little rusty on special teams position titles) can just crack the leaper once he touches down. Just trying to understand the logic. Any thoughts? ETA: Link to the mother ship's article on the rule changes.
  9. ****. I didn't realize Thomas and Chancellor went in the same draft.
  10. My only opinion on the matter is that the Falcoholic needs an editor. That's some amateur *** **** right there. Dare I say, worse than Dled.
  11. You sure about that, bruh? I think you just made the same mistake again.
  12. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/03/heres_what_happened_when_i_tol.html Julio's a classy guy. Not that we didn't already know this...
  13. Holy ****. My bad. Fixed. Talk about a Freudian slip...
  14. Anyone know the numbers?
  15. I'll admit that I'm excited. This makes our line nearly unstoppable. 3rd and 11. Early in the first quarter. October, 2017. Taint's ball on their 20. You've got Vick off the left side in a wide-9 alignment, making the right tackle poo himself in anticipation. Sneeze changes the protection, fearfully ordering the running back to stay in and chip (the TE likely still runs a route). The tackle hears this, but knows that Vic will just slap the back out of the way without breaking stride. If he fails, Sneeze goes down. That sound? That was the tackle's sphincter tightening. Clay is in a narrower alignment on the right side, so he can go bull or slip in either way. Anyone without multiple Pro Bowls at the position is in trouble. There's no help to this side (again, this is Sneeze, who likes his four- and five-man plays). You now have three guys left to block Grady "The Slipperiest Big Man in the League" Jarret and Dontario "The Human Eclipse" Poe. And one of these poor ******** has to snap the **** ball. The tension is palpable. The crowd is losing its collective mind. Even before the snap, they're in trouble. But it gets worse... All that work setting up the protection is for not; Vick and Grady are running a stunt. Confused by the superior athletes and DQ's Jedi Mind Trick, the guard and center each swing out too wide. Sneeze, as he is want to do, tries to step up into the pocket. But that's a bad career decision, as Vic is now running full speed right at Sneeze. Now, Poe isn't even really that involved. He is likely eating up one or two blockers away from the ball, and he isn't even influential in ending Sneeze. But his presence just took things up to another level. It put one more considerable stress on the O line.