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  1. 10 points
    We didn't miss the playoffs 2 years in a row though. I could've sworn the Falcons were in the playoffs the year before last, they beat the rams and lost to the eventual champs on the last play. But in any case, I feel as though not only will the Falcons be the most improved NFC south team but the most improved NFC team in general. This team has a real chance to come out of the NFC if they stay healthy, I don't see many teams who're as balance talent wise on both sides of the ball as the Falcons.
  2. 8 points
    Falconsfan567

    Pass Interference Rule

    I think it's dumb because it's such a subjective call. What exactly is pass interference and what is just "hand fighting and letting them play?" It's like holding. You can realistically call holding on every single play. It's all in the eye of the beholder. You could call holding or illegal contact on so many places where it doesn't get called. Now we're putting even more of the outcome of the game in the hands of the officials and I think that's wrong. We should be taking it out of the officials hands more.
  3. 7 points
    rcky_mtn_falcon

    Grady Jarrett Deal Close?

    I don't think there would be any reports until the ink is dry, that's just how the Falcons try to handle business. I hope he's agreed to terms, but there are a lot of reasons for a man to thank God, and very few of them have to do with money.
  4. 7 points
    gazoo

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    Peria Jerry was looking like he was going to beast here until that vicious knee injury. There are different types of knee injuries, an ACL, an MCL etc, but Jerrys was one of the worst kinds you can have. It robbed him of his exceptional first step explosion and power.
  5. 7 points
    LouDog

    Pass Interference Rule

    Those wife recievers can get bitchy
  6. 6 points
    Ovie_Lover

    Falcons Banking on Takk:

    Fine me later. He cussed on stage and has a resting ***** face so everyone assumes he's tough. Vic loves Jesus and does charity basketball games so he's soft. Personally I want to see them both step up and stop being ******.
  7. 6 points
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001034512/article/state-of-the-franchise-can-falcons-dan-quinn-shake-off-2018 State of the Franchise: Can Falcons, Dan Quinn shake off 2018? By Adam Rank NFL.com Writer Published: June 25, 2019 at 12:56 p.m. Updated: June 25, 2019 at 01:24 p.m Where does your franchise stand heading into 2019? Adam Rank will set the table by providing a State of the Franchise look at all 32 teams, zeroing in on the key figures to watch and setting the stakes for the season to come. Members of the Falcons organization, Falcons fans around the world and those who will argue to this day that the greatest and most successful person from the Falcons organization is Bill Goldberg: The Falcons have had to battle through some adversity in the past couple of years. I won't harp on the implosion in Super Bowl LI, except to mention that Atlanta fought back the following year to get all the way to the Divisional Round of the playoffs and nearly made it back for a rematch against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. This group will need to fight back once again this season. Last year, well, it didn't go well. I'm not going to lie to you. But this is a talented team that is ready to (wait for it) take flight once again. All right, again, I hate myself for what I just wrote there. Let's move on. How the Falcons got here Let's take a quick look back at the ups and downs of 2018. The highs: -- Matt Ryan continued to play like a stud. We'll get to the quarterback in a moment, but he's the biggest bright spot for this team. -- Injuries in the secondary opened up an opportunity for Damontae Kazee. Picked in the fifth round in 2017, Kazee proceeded to snag seven interceptions in 2018, tying him with the Bears' Kyle Fuller and the Dolphins' Xavien Howard for most in the NFL. -- The Falcons put together two separate three-game winning streaks. The downside was, they won just one other game all season. The lows: -- Injuries slowed the offense. Running back Devonta Freeman played in just two games before being felled by injuries, including a knee injury, a foot injury and a groin issue, with the latter requiring surgery. The Falcons struggled in his absence, finishing 22nd in rushing DVOA, according to Football Outsiders. -- And the defense! While Kazee shined, safeties Keanu Neal (torn ACL) and Ricardo Allen (torn Achilles) were lost for the year in September, and linebacker Deion Jones missed 10 games. So though Atlanta ranked 10th in points scored, the defense couldn't keep up, and the team finished the season with a point differential of negative-9. -- The three-game winning streak to close the season kind of hurt their draft position. Instead of drafting in the top 10 or higher, Atlanta ended up with the 14th overall slot. Of course, they were still able to land their man. But we'll talk about that more in a bit. 2019 VIPs Head coach: Dan Quinn. Who is Dan Quinn? I mean, I know he's head coach of the Falcons. (*Checks notes.* Yep, that's right.) But who is he? To me, he's like the TGI Friday's of NFL coaches. I've never really had a bad meal at TGI Friday's. In fact, I've enjoyed their Jack Daniel's-infused appetizers on a number of delightful occasions. But the restaurant chain kind of flies under the radar when it comes to picking places to eat. I feel that way about Quinn. He's not always the most talked about coach, but he's been pretty solid for the Falcons. He got the team to the Super Bowl in his second season. He didn't post a losing record until last season, in Year 4 on the job, and the team still finished 7-9 -- which is quite an accomplishment, when you play in one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL. All that being said, this seems like a make-or-break year for Quinn, who added even more to his plate by taking over defensive play-calling duties. Quarterback: Matt Ryan. One of the reasons Quinn could be on the hot seat this season is that the Falcons have kind of been wasting one of the better quarterback performances of all time. Ryan was the NFL MVP in 2016, when he led the club to its second-ever NFC championship and trip to the Super Bowl. Last year might have been even more impressive, with Ryan passing for nearly 5,000 yards, 35 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. SEVEN. I know 5,000 passing-yard seasons are no longer the rarity they once were. Like the sight of a toddler running around with an iPhone or something. (I mean, I still remember having to battle my sisters and neighbors to use the party line.) But what Ryan has done over the last couple of years has been impressive. Ryan is 34 and heading into Year 12 of his NFL career. He kind of deserves better than a 4-6 playoff record and two non-winning seasons in the past four years. Projected 2019 MVP: Ryan. He's going to be a candidate for league MVP. And if he's not, then he certainly should be. (Don't worry, I'll talk about Julio Jones in a bit.) Projected 2019 breakout star: Foye Oluokun, linebacker. I mean, Oluokon is the best thing to come out of Yale since Rory Gilmore. The Falcons took a flier on his vast physical potential by using a sixth-round pick on him in 2018 -- and we started to see glimpses of that potential being realized in his rookie season. This year, the Falcons didn't draft a linebacker, and Oluokun is presumably being given an even bigger role with the team for the coming season. Kind of like the exact opposite of when Mitchum Huntzberger told Rory she'd never cut it as a reporter. (The "Gilmore Girls" Netflix revival did kind of show that he was right, but that's not the point.) Oluokun is going to be a huge star for the Falcons this season; get on board now. BTW: How good is Grady Jarrett? Oh, don't worry, I'll tell you. The fifth-year pro has become one of the better defensive tackles in the league and is coming off a career year, having recorded six sacks, a personal best. (Recorded seems like a weird word to use when it comes to sacks.) The former fifth-round pick's rookie contract ran out, but the Falcons placed the franchise tag on him, so he's not going anywhere, at least in 2019. New face to know: Qadree Ollison, running back. Freeman's return to form would be wonderful. There is no doubt about that. But Ollison could be a sneaky play this season. The fifth-round pick has got some size to him (6-foot-1, 228 pounds), but most importantly, he can catch the ball, which means he could force his way onto the field. The Falcons lost Tevin Coleman to free-agency this offseason, and the rookie is one of those dudes who could end up breaking out with a small role, like we seem to see every year. Yes, that was a fantasy tip for you. The 2019 road map The competitive urgency index is: HIGH. Like I said before, with Ryan as your quarterback, you really should be competing for a Super Bowl every year. To that end, the Falcons did address some of their most pressing needs during the offseason. Will the Falcons be … More balanced with Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator? The Falcons moved on from coordinator Steve Sarkisian after two seasons and brought back Koetter, the former Bucs head coach, who was the OC in Atlanta from 2012 to '14. Last season, Atlanta ranked fourth in passing offense and 27th in rushing offense. Quinn wants to run the ball more. But was that imbalance really Sarkisian's fault? Freeman was hurt. The offensive line was miserable. Which leads us seamlessly into our next item ... Able to fix their woes on the offensive line? Ryan was sacked 42 times and still completed almost 70% of his passes. Like, come on, Atlanta; do something about this. (It couldn't have helped that Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco missed most of the season with injuries; Levitre retired this offseason, and Fusco was released.) The Falcons weren't afraid to throw money at the problem, adding on the O-line like an executive with a corporate expense account, inking free-agent guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown, then drafting Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary. The Falcons selected Lindstrom 14th overall, even though he was graded by NFL.com's Lance Zierlein as a second-rounder. Then they traded back into the first round to pick McGary, whom many thought would be available in the second. All that said, I do kind of hate when people play the whole, You could have drafted him later game. Because A) you never know, and get your guy! I respect it. I remember one time, there was a huge line at Chick-Fil-A, and I was supes hungry. So I offered this guy $20 for his biscuit. And you know what? I regret that. Well, now. But at the time, it was the best transaction I ever made. So, you do you. Stop anybody in the air? As we've discussed, injuries in the secondary hurt the Falcons, who finished 28th in overall defense last year and 27th against the pass. Meanwhile, 41.5 percent of offensive drives by their opponents resulted in a score, which was the third-worst rate in the NFL. So the team is going to need to get after this problem. In addition to welcoming back Neal and Allen and tagging Jarrett, Atlanta signed Tyeler Davison (from the Saints) and ex-Falcon Adrian Clayborn. Two other guys who can help are second-year cornerback Isaiah Oliver, who really started to come on last year, and rookie defensive end John Cominsky, out of Charleston. Hey, look, if he can be an athletic find like Oluokun was last year, then the Falcons could really be much improved. If the defense doesn't start to trend in the right direction again, well, Quinn's decision to assume control could come under scrutiny. Three key dates: -- Week 2 vs. the Eagles. The Falcons play host to the Eagles on the second Sunday night game of the season. Now, your season isn't won or lost in Week 2. But the pressure will be firmly placed on Quinn if the Falcons drop this one. -- Week 3 at the Colts. The first three games of the season make for a tough combo: two road matchups against legit playoff hopefuls (Minnesota and Indianapolis) sandwiched around a prime-time showdown against the team that recently did something Atlanta couldn't (beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl). How the Falcons wrap up this difficult opening stretch could set the tone for the season. -- Week 7 vs. the Rams. The Falcons beat the Rams in the playoffs two years ago. The Rams went to the Super Bowl last year. I'm not sure what all of what I just wrote means. But if the Falcons are going to be serious contenders for the title, these are the games you need to win. One storyline people are overlooking: Calvin Ridley is pretty **** good. I mean, you do get a pretty good rub playing opposite of Julio Jones. It's like when Randy Orton was part of Evolution. He was performing with the best in the business, but you knew it was just a matter of time before he took off. Ridley shined during his rookie season, leading the team with 10 touchdown receptions. One storyline people are overthinking: Julio Jones doesn't score enough touchdowns. I might be too close to this, because it's one of the dumb things the fantasy community talks about, and it gets kind of annoying. I swear, sometimes, the fantasy community can be the human equivalent of cargo shorts. And while I suppose it's annoying for fantasy enthusiasts (not me, though, because I'm a sane person) for Jones to not score double-digit touchdowns (the last time he did it, he scored 10 in 2012), dude is the one of the best receivers in the game, if not the best. He led the NFL in receiving for the second time in four years with 1,677 yards. He's averaged more than 100 yards receiving per game in five of his last six years. And he missed just three games over that stretch. His down year was 2017 ... when he had 1,444 yards and averaged 90.3 yards per game. For 2019 to be a successful season, the Falcons MUST … -- Play with some consistency. -- Get back to the playoffs. -- Make a postseason run. The Falcons aren't far removed from a Super Bowl appearance, but the tolerance of sports fans gets thinner the further you move away from stuff like that. The bottom line is, Atlanta needs to get back to the playoffs. Anything short of that will be deemed a failure, and people might be in trouble. In closing Expectations are high, which is tough. But the good news is, this is a talented roster. Injuries likely cost the Falcons another trip to the playoffs last year. If everyone stays healthy this year, Atlanta should return to the postseason. And, at the very least, Julio is going to be a beast for my fantasy team. Even if he doesn't score that many touchdowns. (Not that I really care; you're great, Julio!) Follow Adam Rank on Twitter @adamrank.
  8. 6 points
    Malachore

    Braves @ Cubs

    Swear to God I read this and thought.... "I don't recall posting this".
  9. 6 points
    Ask yourself this: If I had to roll with one qb for the next five years, who would you rather have than Ryan? Brady? He'll be closer to 50 than 40. Brees? His arm is weakening as we speak and will probably fall off by then. Mahomes? Not sold yet but at least he's young enough, but I have to see more than one big stat season before crowning him. Wilson? Maybe. He doesn't get hurt but running around like him will take a toll over five years. No...I'll stick with Matt Ryan, a quarterback whose abilities, durability, and football mind are as fixed for another half-decade as any man at that position in the NFL.
  10. 5 points
    Vandy

    Falcons Banking on Takk:

    I’m waiting for our ‘DL Guru’ to step up as well. i think they all 3 will.....and they all 3 better.
  11. 5 points
    JD dirtybird21

    Grady Jarrett Deal Close?

    Hopefully the deal is done and it’s just not announced yet. Would be nice to have him and Julio done before camp
  12. 5 points
    LeoAz93

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    Wasn't a huge fan of Jonah coming into the draft but the injury is unfortunate for him, Definitely would've been demoralizing for the Falcons, as a team in win now mode cant afford to have your top selection shelved for a season.
  13. 5 points
    SkerFalcon8710

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    So we can go back to the days of not having a swing tackle? Why?
  14. 5 points
    Mr.11

    A Look At The New Hawks

    How do we know he isn't already on the roster? We got a lot of talented players on the roster. Young, Collins, Huerter, Hunter, Reddish, Fernando, and Len has come into his own as a consistent double-double player. They're all young. Len, who is 25 or 26 years old is the oldest of that group, and most of them won't have more than two years of NBA experience. Give them a chance to grow. I'd wager it won't even take a superstar FA signing to put this group over the top. It'll be more like what the Warriors and Spurs did and just get some solid vets to round out the team depth. Championship teams, especially repeat title winners, have a homegrown core group of players. The Spurs with David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and finally Kawhi Leonard. The Warriors with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. We need to give this group some time to grow together.
  15. 5 points
    Statick

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    So it doesn't sound as if Jonah was the problem. Sounds to me that the Bengals are just cursed when it comes to first round picks.
  16. 5 points
    ATLBrave

    Braves @ Cubs

  17. 5 points
    Unknøwn

    Braves @ Cubs

    If Minter is back in track this bullpen is suddenly looking promising. Swarzak, Jackson, Webb, Newcomb and a potential July acquisition holding down the end of games. Tomlin eating a couple of innings here and there on top of that. If they can lock things down with the way this offense turns it up late then we're looking pretty good.
  18. 5 points
    LouDog

    Best 7 Year Stretch in MLB History?

    If i had never seen him pitch and you showed me a pic of him and said he was one of the best pitchers in the history of mlb there is no way i would believe you. lol. Now all-time champion of Dungeons and Dragons i could believe, but not a MLB pitcher. Dude just does not look thr part.
  19. 5 points
    Ovie_Lover

    Pass Interference Rule

    Yeah but you only get so many challenges a game. You aren't going to be able to call it every play.
  20. 4 points
    sdogg

    Braves @ Cubs

    We seriously need to go get legit SP and closer.
  21. 4 points
    Talk is cheap. On paper, I’m quietly optimistic but time for team to prove it on field.
  22. 4 points
    Statick

    Falcons Banking on Takk:

    Heck, I'M banking on Takk. Have been ever since he got drafted and I'm not disappointed with his progression.
  23. 4 points
    g-dawg

    A Look At The New Hawks

    Until recently, Atlanta has never been known as a Basketball town. The Southeast, and especially Atlanta, is first and foremost, a college football town. Then Braves, then Falcons....Hawks were a distant fourth. As you also know, Atlanta is a transplant city - I don’t know the exact demographics, but a much lower percentage of population in ATL and metro ATL of homegrown 2nd/3rd and longer generation residents. Atlanta has long been a destination of people moving here to live but not so quick to take up fandom. Hawks still have to work very hard to get attendance numbers. Having said all of that, I do believe Hawks are on the cusp of turning this around for many reasons. Reason#1: The organization. Between owner(Ressler), GM(Schlenk) and Coach(Pierce) - I believe that is a nice trio to start a new culture and change perception. The Hawks President (Steve Koonin aka “Puffy K”) is Also great at marketing and is making headway. Reason#2: The players. Obviously the painful talent and salary purge was tough, but necessary. The new players brought in are not a hodge podge. Schlenk carefully selects each player with an overall strategy in mind - to play a GSW style of basketball. I don’t see Schlenk putting up with any knuckleheads either - all these kids so far know not only how to “dribble, pass, shoot” but also seem to be of good character. Collins, Trae, Huerter, Spellman, Hunter, Reddish, Fernando - 7 quality guys all under the age of 22. Reason #3: Demographics. While all races and regions of the country migrate to Atlanta- the greatest influx over the last 15 years has been African American and mostly from the Northeast Corridor (NY/NJ, etc). While basketball is universally loved across all spectrums - I would submit that these new Atlantans would be most likely to adopt the Hawks to become fans that show up and buy tickets to games. Better Owner/Mgmt. + Better Players + Changing Demographics/MoreFansInStands = More Attractive Destination for NBA Stars
  24. 4 points
    papachaz

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    I don't know, carrying a lighter check should help prevent injuries I would think.....
  25. 4 points
    ya_boi_j

    Vick laughs at Tier Ranking of WRs

    saved this in my computer this morning. tiers 2 and 3 are extremely laughable. even with the lower yardage there is no reason to remove AB from the top 3 discussion at all. Having Mike Evans as a tier 3 is extremely laughable
  26. 4 points
    EJmusic

    Vick laughs at Tier Ranking of WRs

    This isn't him ranking them. He is laughing at it.
  27. 4 points
    AJ should be in tier 3, possibly 2. Nice effort by Vick, though His post jail career is far more impressive than his pre-jail career. He is a better man and giving back to his community regularly. Keep it up MV7
  28. 4 points
    Going to take Ryan's opinion over yours. Every team in the NFL that has won a Super Bowl had to win their first at some point. If you'd told anyone in 1988 that the Braves would soon win 14 straight division titles and a world series, they would have just laughed at you. Things change. Main thing that changed for the Falcons is ownership- the Clampetts didn't care about winning, just the money. Considering they paid 8.5 mil for the franchise and sold it for 545 mil, they did OK. Blank wants to win [ he's also tripled the value of the franchise]. This is the best run in franchise history. They can win the big game. You're saying that since they haven't won it yet, they never will. That's not how statistics work.
  29. 4 points
    I am not following you on Ryan’s play fluctuating. He is about as consistent as it gets since Koetter took over as his OC: 2012: 69%, 4,700 yards 2013: 67%, 4,500 yards 2014: 66%, 4,700 yards 2015: 66%, 4,600 yards 2016: 70%, 4,950 yards 2017: 65%, 4,100 yards (graded #2 QB in NFL) 2018: 69%, 4,900 yards
  30. 4 points
    And that’s where Saints fans just don’t get it. They are blaming the officials on 1 no call that lost them the game. The reality is, they had every opportunity to win that game and they blew it just as bad as the officials did. They could have taken a 21-0 lead and instead only lead 13-0. Brees threw a pick in overtime. Lastly, let’s say the Saints DID get that call. That call doesn’t actually guarantee them victory.
  31. 4 points
    FalconFan13

    Braves @ Cubs

    It's really good to see Minter back to being Minter. A healthy and strong Minter makes our BP alot stronger when he is on he has really good closer stuff. **** the sCrUBS.
  32. 4 points
    Matt Ryan is gonna be Matt Ryan, which is great, though a lot of people don't realize how lucky we are to have a QB like him. He will work his butt off, train, and , he will always find some small things he thinks he can do better. He will do whatever the team needs him to do in order to win games. If it's handing the ball off 30+ times while barely throwing, throwing 50+ times with hardly any run game Carry the team on his back, running for first downs himself, and running for his life to get ball off. He's gonna do his best to make this team win and take the blame for the rest of the team when it fails. That's Matt Ryan, that's our QB, and he's a true leader.
  33. 4 points
    You guys so caught up on writing style didn't notice the actual content of the article. He makes some very good points.
  34. 4 points
    We are at peak Matt. We are watching him at his best the past three years, the past two being probably his best overall despite average play calling. His numbers may decline if the team is winning and the defense is playing well, but I’d still bet he’s top of the league in efficiency.
  35. 4 points
    kiwifalcon

    Highest Tackle Rate

    I’m still shocked fans are still trying to escort TD to the stateline. Only thing he hasn’t done is win it all he’s pretty much done everything else as a GM. I’d be worried about these fans that doubt the guys ability to do this job considering he’s been light years ahead of anyone else we’ve had.
  36. 3 points
    FalconsIn2012

    Glad We Passed on Jonah

    Jonah Williams is done for the season. I feel for the young man, but he will return in full health next season. The real question is the Bengals: 8 of their 9 first round picks since 2012 have suffered season ending injury early in their careers. Then David Pollack & Odell Thurman a few years earlier I bet their 2020 1st Round Pick opts to sit out the season and get re-drafted in 2021
  37. 3 points
    jidady

    Braves @ Cubs

    Automated balls and strikes can't get here quick enough for me.
  38. 3 points
    jayu70

    A Look At The New Hawks

    If you know anything about the Atlanta Spirit Group, you'd at least understand part of it. They cheaped out on Basketball ops - they had no scouting department when Ferry joined. Owners were trying to be GMs - just an entire fuster cluck.
  39. 3 points
    JD dirtybird21

    Falcons Banking on Takk:

    Vic’s first 2 seasons: 32 games, 65 tackles, 19.5 sacks, 21 QB hits, 8 FF, 13 TFL. Takk’s first 2 seasons: 31 games, 44 tackles, 13 sacks, 25 QB hits, 2 FF, 14 TFL. We all hate Vic, but love Takk. Why?
  40. 3 points
    Unproven?! The only one unproven is Oliver. Kazee proved himself last year, Neal, Allen, and Trufant have proven what they are capable of. I admit, Trufant showed us less than his best at the beginning of last year but toward the end of the year he stepped it up again. Other than Oliver, what do you think is unproven?
  41. 3 points
    jidady

    Braves @ Cubs

    6.1 runs a game is like monopoly money. That's 988 runs in a full season. As a point of reference, Boston led the majors in runs last year with...876. As a different point of reference, the last team to score 900 runs in a season was the 2009 Yankees. What we're watching is rare and profound.
  42. 3 points
    SaintRay

    I need my Atlanta friends help

    Stay strong Tandy. You've both been through **** and back. This is no longer in your hands, so hold your faith high knowing one should only suffer for so long before being allowed to go home for good.
  43. 3 points
    Unknøwn

    2019 MLB Season Thread

    You can pay attention to every second of a game and still be hurt. Some of these balls are coming off the bat over 100 MPH. Those are difficult for a pro to react to. A normal person, child especially is going to have a more difficult time moving and navigating the people around them. MLB stadiums are such a great experience, I love watching the game but I love being in the environment. The Braves especially provided a wonderful experience at SunTrust. I hope the Braves expand the netting so parents and everyone can enjoy the wonders of baseball and their family/friends with peace of mind.
  44. 3 points
    That’s a pretty accurate graph in terms of interest. But when it comes to things like polarizing behaviors from fans, especially on the message board, it actually doesn’t matter what the overall fans interest is. TATF has guys that will be here no matter what. Team could be 16-0 or 0-16 and the guys will still be here to talk ball. The most polarizing, emotional, irrational, and ridiculous moments I can remember just off the top of my head are: (These aren’t in particular order) 1. The Vick era, especially in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. @gazoo would literally go round and round with guys hating on Mike. 2. The TJ Duckett should start threads in 2002 and 2003 3. Swift’s thread of Matt Ryan’s “ugly wife” and comparing his choices on women, to his play on the field 4. Criticism of Dimitroff during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. There was a good 12 month stretch where it felt like every other thread was about TD. 5. Criticism of Matt Ryan after the 2015 and 2017 seasons. Note @Vandy‘s point on lostinmexico’s Tyrod thread. @Chaz also made a Matt Schaub thread. Welcome back man! 6. Criticism of Kyle Shanahan after....well everything 7. The Preseason. And when I say the preseason, I mean the preseason and EVERYTHING about it. Everything from Vick breaking his leg, to Quinn not playing his starters longer, to the starters looking average, to the “lowering the crown of the helmet” flags. The Preseason is when guys like us must go on vacation. 8. SB LI The funny thing is, when the team is GOOD, the more irrational people get. Falcons could win a shootout football game 34-31 and you got guys in here whining about how the defense gave up 31. 2007 was like crisis mode and that actually brought most of us closer together as a result. Now, the expectations are so high that it usually draws irrational behavior from several guys. As far as highs, the only moments i can truly remember where things were fantastic are, sadly, the 2008 season, and the 2016 playoff run. So those 2 seasons should be the highest points on your graph.
  45. 3 points
    ATLFalcons11

    Pass Interference Rule

    I think your argument for how much of an impact it will have on the game and the validity of the rule are being lumped together and it's the only issue I have with your stance. I agree with you that overall it won't have a large impact on the game. It won't extend it. That alone doesn't make the rule a good one tho. I think the rule is just a dumb rule.
  46. 3 points
    Imagine Ringo & Stephenson on the outside. Those are two big corners with elite, NFL skill sets. Ringo could finish as top prospect this cycle
  47. 3 points
    dmite

    Braves @ Cubs

    The collective “Awwwww” from the crowd when he hit the ball to Freeman to start that double play was very satisfying.
  48. 3 points
    Malachore

    Braves @ Cubs

    I love groundball pitchers. Please get us another one AA.
  49. 3 points
    Unknøwn

    Braves @ Cubs

    Bryse Wilson will start tomorrow. Soroka improved and is looking good for Friday.
  50. 3 points
    atljbo

    A Look At The New Hawks

    I'll be honest I'm not even thinking FA ... I want to see where John Collins max is. Where trae young and huerter max is. I can easily see huerter going from 9 points a game to 15-16 points per game. I want to see what Hunter max is.... I think the world is trying to peg him as a mainly D guy..... Bruh hunter gets buckets... Im not trying to say he is Kawhi... He i's a long muscled up guy that can post up a smaller guy in the post and play bully ball.... He has a nasty mid range game and he knocks down 3s at a good rate....If he improves his handles... I really want to see what he can develop into. I can go on and on what Cam could develop into.... We will see what happens but mann.. I can't remember the last time the hawks future looked this bright. We will see what happens tho
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