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  2. A solid coaching hire across the board and we have the talent to win in 2020. It’s not for lack of talent. We need depth and a new voice
  3. He will be traded this year. Soon
  4. Yeah, and if the Jaguars would’ve fired Gus Bradley after his first two 4-12 and 3-13 seasons, we would’ve had another game against them with Marrone in 2015 since he was the assistant head coach but ah well. And indeed, Allen got hired in Oakland in 2012 but I always think it was 2011 because I remember he left after the 2010 season. But I always forget his one year stop in Denver as DC. But you’re not alone on Trestman, his stay here was very brief and forgettable. How that guy ever got a head coaching gig I will never know.
  5. “It would be difficult for any outside coach to step into that situation, much less this one given Shanahan's unique ability to scheme up game plans to exploit certain players and matchups, and thus far the transition has been frustrating for all involved. The fact that only two position coaches in Atlanta's offense are in the same roles as a year ago further complicates things. While the Falcons made the determination that neither LaFleur or McDaniel was ready to assume coordinator or play calling roles -- and both are very young and it's understandable head coach Dan Quinn did not block them from leaving -- numerous advance scouts and execs have pointed to their departures as exasperating the offensive issues in Atlanta. LaFleur was Shanahan's primary sounding board on the passing game; he was allowed to leave to join wunderkind Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in the NFL, in Los Angeles. They are doing tremendous work with Jared Goff and league sources anticipate McVay letting LaFleur leave in the offseason to become a play caller elsewhere, as McVay excels in that regard and retains those duties in LA. McDaniel is very close to Shanahan as he oversees the run game for him; he went with Shanahan to San Francisco. "Losing Kyle was bad enough," said one exec who knows that Shanahan system very well, "but letting the other two walk is crushing them right now. Sark doesn't know what he's doing in that offense. He's running some of Kyle's plays, but he's not setting up things the way Kyle did. He's not establishing one thing early to then trick the defense into something else late. It's Kyle's plays but it's not Kyle's offense and they don't have any other coach in that building who knows the scheme with LaFleur and McDaniel gone, too." One source with knowledge of the dynamics in Atlanta now mentioned, only somewhat tongue in cheek that, "they should let (back-up quarterback) Matt Schaub call the plays, because he was with Kyle forever and he understands it better than Matt Ryan does." Another source directly connected to the Atlanta offense said: "That's not Kyle's offense they're running anymore. You can't just replace Kyle's brain, especially if you let his top run guy and top passing guy leave, too. They're running the ball well without him, but it's not those gashing runs in the outside zone. It's not the same script. It's some of the same plays, but it's out of sync."
  6. And I love TD/Quinn, but dang. Sark wasn’t the problem in 2018 and I bet we are .500 if he was here in 2019.... but with a person in the know, with WCO pedigree calling our offense in 2017 we easily could have won a SB. Easily. The QB coach apparently didn’t make enough sense. But just remember, we never lost on 2017 when scoring 20 points or more. While 2016 would have been a boon, 2017 was actually the year we should’ve won the Super Bowl
  7. Falcons were unimpressed with Matt LaFleur’s work, and let him walk before hiring Steve Sarkisian Now that the wheels have completely fallen off of the Falcons offense, we’ve been wondering why Dan Quinn didn’t just promote Matt LaFleur.
  8. I think that’s an easy excuse not to try and replicate the Pats. Did he outsmart the Seahawks and then the Falcons? Or did he simply let us and the Hawks outsmart ourselves? While he coached the team that was came back from 28-3, he also coached the team that allowed a team to get down 25 points in 40 minutes of football. Much of the Belichick philosophy is simple common sense. Isn’t it easier to outfox teams week to week if you have more depth? More players to run multiple schemes week-to-week? He does that by sacrificing elite talent in favor of quality, dependable pieces across the board. . I screamed for us to grab Jamie Collins for 2-3 million. They got him for 1 million and he will make the pro bowl. Belichick is the best in the business...the best there ever was, and quite possibly the best there ever will be… But much of his aura is simple common sense. Accumulate draft picks, scout other teams possible castoff’s etc...put your players into a position to utilize their skill set. And don’t be afraid to make hard decisions & cut players otherwise loved by the team and fans
  9. That’s an easy one. Smitty always got more out of less. His problem was just that with being a horrible talent evaluator thinking he could coach everyone up who shouldn’t have been in the league, much less starters.
  10. probably the Atlanta United game
  11. A better receiving TE is always going to get paid more than a better blocking TE.
  12. They just converted Matthews contract to sign someone back in Aug
  13. Thanks for this. I really needed this kind of encouragement.
  14. Smitty Ball was better than quinning. Quinning aint winning, fire Dan Quinn!!
  15. "RaMsEy CoNtAinEd JuLLio"
  16. He was being passive aggressive, he didn't have to explicitly state anything. He's acknowledged Hopkins is a great receiver in the past, so by him saying they're not similar with that dismissive look on his face and saying it would've been "crazy" if he was in his groove, he was basically saying he would've locked Julio up if he wasn't rusty. Which is ******** because you're a professional football player and that **** comes off as an arrogant excuse.
  17. you can't post June Cut next offseason unless a new CBA is reached In the Final League Year, there are no post-June 1 release designations. A team in our example dealing with the same problem next year would have to absorb the full dead-money hit no matter when it released the player. It makes sense when you think about it: Why would you make it easier for a team to release a player by allowing it to defer a cap hit into a season that might never even happen?
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  19. spot on here mate! Lets see if he can put up the same numbers over the whole year before we put his name anywhere near all pro. Same people talking bout Julio is killing the cap now wanna give a tight end 10 mill a year........ I kinda like Graham even with his small sample size and he would be cap friendly for a couple of years. Matt Ryan will be first ballot some here think so de dosent need all pros at every freakin skill position. Hooper is eating as the 3rd option right now, I wager those numbers take a dive if he saw the attention that a number one or two like a Kelce, or Gronk gets.
  20. I'll gladly pass on this idea he really turned me off on him this year when i seen him start sulking and putting little effort in not only at the plate but even on the field.
  21. Dude, I’ve been a long time lurker on the board, had zero reason to post, but seeing this I needed to jump on. Take a deep breath! Listen, I know it’s rough and things right now likely seem overwhelming for a number of reasons. You are not alone bud. Guarantee there are people in your in your life, in your community, your church, any social outlet you have readily available where I promise you, people will rally around you and support you. I’m sorry you’re dealing with a lot but it will and does get better. All things have a season and challenges can open doors to paths you can’t even see yet. Bro, I lost my Mom in a car accident at 25, my Dad was in the same accident, in a coma and then in and out of hospitals for years until he had some semblance of a regular life. Ends up having some mental issues once he stabilized, went off the deep end and ends up cutting me and my siblings out of his life. My extended family fell apart during this time (Mom was the glue). Lost my job, no prospects, lost my girlfriend, lost tons of friends because I was isolating myself from any kind of help. It was bleak Even now my sister is 28, has stage 4 lung cancer (doesn’t smoke and it was a freak genetic thing). Constantly worried, but even there amazing things are happening. It’s brought my family closer together. Made us appreciate the time we have. She’s fighting it, but no matter what, our past experiences have made us understand that we can make good out of the bad. 9 years later, I’m married, great job, family is closer. Still rough going with my Dad, but even that has provided enough with a deep perspective to be more patient and loving with others in my life. There are good and bad days, life is different, but embrace the new. What you’re experiencing now needs to be the motivation to keep fighting for the better ones to come. Tonight is actually my Mom’s 65th birthday. I believe these are the moments where she allows me to help others. You got this man. Keep at this, ask for help. For me it was my Church, group therapy, connecting with friends, focusing on making my family happy, regaining and working on my own confidence and having the realization that everyone goes through unbelievable hardships at a point, but you have a choice, give up? Or keep fighting to make a better tomorrow for yourself! I don’t know you but I know exactly how you feel. IT WILL GET BETTER! You’re not stupid, you’re not alone. The Falcons are a piss poor outlet for happiness right now, but see that even in all this misery, that someday even the Falcons will be successful again. Try not to focus on everything at once, be honest with yourself about what you can handle. Reach out. Don’t. Give. Up! I’m sure plenty on here would say the same! Praying hard for you bud!
  22. Smitty's teams didn't have penalties. Quinn's team this year? That answers that...
  23. Came a long way from being a transfer from Tulsa, huh?
  24. Brady is paid under the table and BB outsmarts every coach he faces. Really tough to duplicate. Their OL also takes nobodies and makes them good. What other teams can do that? Its really tough to replicate. Most teams have to keep their stars. This team isn’t lacking talent. It’s lacking coaching. Specifically defensive coaching. There’s no doubt in my mind if Wade Phillips was our current DC we’d be 6-1. Only Pats philosophy I would adopt is not paying for WRs or RBs unless you have a HOFer. Accumulate picks, sign one year deals for comp picks and lock up your young studs.
  25. ^^^This.
  26. In a thread about Ryan’s toughness people still have to knock him as a top QB. Smh. EVERY SINGLE STATISTIC PROVES YOU ARE FLAT OUT WRONG. Yes I’m yelling. JFC. I’ll never forgive Shanahan for one play that kept Ryan from being “elite” whatever the **** that means
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