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Spoon Can Be A Guy To Win Games For Us!

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#1 falconsd56

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

http://blog.atlantaf...n-games-for-us/

The selection in April 2010 of Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has paid dividends for the Falcons in his first two years in the league, and heading into Year 3, the question looms: Are we just seeing the tip of the iceberg as far as what Spoon is capable of?
Mike Nolan thinks so. The new defensive coordinator has only been around Weatherspoon for a few months and has yet to coach him on a Sunday, but in his early assessment of the third-year linebacker, Nolan sees the ceiling for Weatherspoon as very, very high.
“He’s a good player now, but he could be a lot better than he is. And he will be,” Nolan told AtlantaFalcons.com. “No question, because he loves football and he’s exciting to watch and he’s a play-maker, for all those reasons. But he’s done well, but he can still do a lot better. I’m not just saying that because that’s the blanket statement for people, but as I’m watching him, he’s got a lot of upside, so as much good as you’ve seen, he’s got a lot of good in there going forward.”
Nolan went on to note that Weatherspoon should find, and has already found, Nolan’s system to be very conducive to his style of play, saying that Weatherspoon is seeing how exciting the scheme can be.
It’s rare to see Weatherspoon on the field without a smile on his face or a song at the ready to sing at the top of his lungs, and that’s one of the biggest things about Weatherspoon that Nolan has been impressed with. His love for the game and excitement to be on the field leads Nolan to believe that Weatherspoon can be formed into a player that, down the road, can be the difference in games.
“It’s one thing when a guy’s not very good and you’re just hoping to get him to the point where he can just get on the field,” Nolan said. “He’s already on the field and he’s been a good player, so you’re just looking for him to make some strides where he can be a guy that, in some cases, wins the game for you.”

















I have said it since Nola was hired. The guy who is going to  benefit the most from him is Spoon

#2 RYNE

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

Sounds good to me. I think spoon has room to get a lot better as well, and I believe he will.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

100% agree with the new system fitting his style.

If he plays faster he could destroy the position.


Also, he was 110% the player rater for the top 100 list (sorry if that has already been discussed)

#4 Scott Carasik

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

didn't he already win a game for us? (Minnesota tackle behind line)

Spoon makes a huge difference on this team.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

I would have to say that's a very strong endorsement versus typical coach speak.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

Anyone else think Nolan will win some games for us?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

Now that's what I love to hear from our Defensive coordinator!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

But someone on this board said the position Spoon plays is not important...lol

Spoon PLAYS 4-3 Will but the guy can play 4-3 MLB, 3-4 ILB (in our 3-4 sets) , and rush as a 3-4 OLB (in our 3-4 sets) is needed.... The guy has the talent to be that difference maker... As long as he continue to improve in coverage.. The guy will be one of the best LB's in the NFL.


Sidenote: Who is the player rater in the top 100 list..lol

http://www.nfl.com/v...er-rater-speaks

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

View PostScott Carasik, on 27 June 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

didn't he already win a game for us? (Minnesota tackle behind line)

Spoon makes a huge difference on this team.


Dont forget the big hit on Pettigrew with under 2 mins to go in the 4th quarter.. That would have been a big first down

#10 SpoonSmacked

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

The guy's already proven he can change the course of a game. The thing I remember is him making 3 straight stops after GB got some momentum going in the 2nd half last year. He was **** talking and trying to get the team fired up. I'd love to see more of that from him.

On a sidenote, Warren Sapp is such a *****.

#11 BoomGoesTheDynamite

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

Who do you think hits harder Spoon or Moore?

#12 falconsd56

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

View Postfalken, on 27 June 2012 - 02:44 PM, said:

Anyone else think Nolan will win some games for us?


Well if he can help translate our first and 2nd down success to third down then we will win several more games.

Btw nice write up Jay  :)

Yeah I see you lurking.

#13 Tuggle'14

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:56 PM

I know we all love some Spoon but it is refreshing to know that a man as learned as Nolan to come in and be impressed.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

Yeah Nolan must be extremely impressed with Spoon.  As mentioned above, that is some pretty heady stuff to come from a coach who has yet to have a game under his belt with us.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostLouise Morrow, on 28 June 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

Look goodPosted Image
English apparently isn't your friend.

#16 Scott Carasik

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

View Postatljbo, on 27 June 2012 - 02:49 PM, said:

But someone on this board said the position Spoon plays is not important...lol

Spoon PLAYS 4-3 Will but the guy can play 4-3 MLB, 3-4 ILB (in our 3-4 sets) , and rush as a 3-4 OLB (in our 3-4 sets) is needed.... The guy has the talent to be that difference maker... As long as he continue to improve in coverage.. The guy will be one of the best LB's in the NFL.


Sidenote: Who is the player rater in the top 100 list..lol

http://www.nfl.com/v...er-rater-speaks
I wrote an article that it's spoon. haha

#17 xSICKxWITHxITx

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

Yeah I'm excited for this defense and Spoon. Also on a side note I called it was Spoon the other night before it was announced.

#18 Atlfanstckndenver

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:18 PM

Announced what?