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  1. I want the mods to find a way to make the offseason go by faster. I can't take it anymore.
    26 points
  2. Threads like these should be required to provide film evidence to back up their assertions and why they feel this way. I'm so tired of people just yelling at the sky because it sounds good and makes it seem like they know what they're talking about. It's annoying. Somehow, one play is going to be indicative of the entire season. Somehow, what's happening in scrimmage games is going to be the cause of problems in December/January. Make it make sense. This happens every single year. Bunch of idiots. Plainly. And I'm not mincing my words.
    23 points
  3. You can coach them all you want. They still need to go out there and execute.
    20 points
  4. vel

    First half thoughts

    Yea this is back to back threads where I'm confused what game the OP is watching
    15 points
  5. Osiruz

    Stars of game 4

    1. Grace Ventura: The natural one may have been a pet detective in Jim Carey movies but he was a dog in this game. His sideline to sideline speed was ridiculous and he made several awesome plays in the passing game. Not only should he make the roster, he should possibly be looked at as a starter he was that good. 2. Ollison: coughed up the ball, he needs to secure it better. He had several gashing runs, and has a tendency to drag defenders. He secured the 3rd spot today. If he doesnt end up as a falcon he will end up on another team and get PT right away. 3. Duke Riley: Made 2 goal line stops, and was good in run support. 4. OZ: Made a key TD saving tackle and caught some passes. 5. Hage: didn't get much PT but he was good. 6. Senat: got some nice pressures. One caused an incomplete pass from Haskins. 7. Clayborn: He was a nuisance through out and had some serious pressure.
    11 points
  6. They both play for the Falcons, maybe we are rooting for both of them?
    11 points
  7. Agree with all those. One thing I have noticed the last two weeks are the falcons lining up and running out of power sets in obvious running situations...and doing well no matter who is in there. Not busting big runs, but grinding out those 5-7 yard runs that end in punishment. That is something we have long lacked, something that can win us a SB like the Patriots ran the ball to win last year. To add: The entire first string dline played well...but Takk and Jack dominated consistantly. Takk just plain showed out. This really bodes well for the season. Imagine a passing down with Takk, Jack, Grady, Beasely. Add Claiborne to that mix for a potent nickel pass rush. I thought Grace shined once again in spots, and looks to be someone who eventually could be insurance if Debo goes down. While Takk and Jack shined, I think the entire defense played well this game, even the deep back ups. The difference since Quinn took over the defense is apparent. His Plan "D" has started to bear fruit after several seasons in the bottom levels of the depth chart, especially on defense. Also, Quinn has took over the defense right when the young core he hand picked, Debo, Neal, Grady, etc has got some years in and are now ready to peak. At the same time. In 2016, the falcons should've won the SB with less talent, less years under Quinn, less experience, and a lesser coaching staff. This season just may be special. While the defense looks like it may be peaking now....The offense has to be improved between the oline improvements and the change at cordinator. Between Koetter's skill with the passing game, Mularkeys skill in the running game, and both having years of experience....no offense to Sark but the offensive game planning and play calling will be much improved. It just might be our year.
    11 points
  8. Falcons stan. Silly to divide fans of the same team into camps based on players, but I guess sowing discord about the most asinine things is just human nature, unfortunately.
    10 points
  9. In other news... Eason will be the starting QB for UW. Best of luck to you, sir. DGD.
    10 points
  10. This is what run games are made of.
    9 points
  11. vel

    First half thoughts

    First half thoughts: Gono has the potential to be a pretty good OL. Was consistent in his sets. Only mishap was due to over committing to preventing interior pressure. Looked like a coached technique since it should have been thrown. I'd love to see him get some looks at LG or maybe even C if he can swing it. Offense looks just fine. For this kind of movement without Julio, I'm not worried. Outside zone seems back on track. Matt is still Matt. Hooper looks like Tony G so far. Don't think he's dropped anything and probably has had the highest degree of difficulty through preseason throughout the entire league on his receptions. Defense looks legit. Pass rush looks legit. They've been getting consistent pressure on four man rushes. Annoying that they start slow, but 10 points allowed in two games is good. Italian Ice has to calm down. He doesn't have a strength issue. It's all mental now. Clearly has been hearing the noise, which is never a good thing. 39 yards was dead on.......the hash. Relax. Breathe. 100% just last year.
    9 points
  12. How about duke taking on a lead blocker on 1st and goal and blowing up Guice. Didn’t know duke had any dawg in him.
    9 points
  13. Two players from the Falcons Plan D program needs some recognition Jermaine Grace and Matt Gono. Matt Gono has ‘come a long way’ and given the Falcons another option at tackle ATLANTA – Two years ago, Matt Gono was on his way towards earning First-Team All-American honors at Wesley College, an NCAA Division III school that is a member of the Atlantic East Conference. On Thursday night, Gono made his first career start for the Atlanta Falcons. It’s been a busy couple of years for the 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive tackle who turned 23 this offseason, but Gono’s development has been notable. There were some hiccups for Gono during the Falcons’ fourth preseason game, a 19-7 loss to the Washington Redskins, but coach Dan Quinn was overall pleased with his performance at right tackle. “It felt exactly like I’d hoped it would,” Quinn said. “When you’re watching a game and watching the guys and it feels real normal as you’re going through, and especially at that position, that’s what you hope to see.” One week after Matt Ryan was sacked three times and under constant pressure against the New York Jets, the Falcons did not allow any sacks on their starting quarterback and gave up very few hits. Gono did allow one such hit, however, while lined up against Montez Sweat, a first-round draft pick and former All-SEC player. That was the lone glaring play of the game for Gono, which is a good thing when talking about an offensive lineman. Atlanta kept Gono on its active roster throughout the 2018 season, preventing another team from signing him off its practice squad, and the Falcons invested a lot of time in developing him as a player. Given the jump in talent Gono faced on Thursday night while lining up against players like Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan and Daron Payne, that work last season appears to have paid dividends. “There’s a big difference from the school I came from,” Gono said. “I’ve been building confidence, especially leading up to this second year.” Gono was given the opportunity to make his first start after Ty Sambrailo was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Sambrailo entered training camp as the starting right tackle, but he was expected to face plenty of competition from first-round draft pick Kaleb McGary. After undergoing a cardiac ablation procedure prior to the start of the preseason, though, McGary has been sidelined from all contact-related activities. That procedure created a few questions at right tackle behind Sambrailo, and it also presented an opportunity for Gono. An opportunity he has tried to make the most of. “He has really put the work in,” Quinn said. “We talk about [Jermaine] Grace, he’s another one behind the scenes that has put in the un-seen grind that you guys don’t see but his teammates do. We were all looking forward to seeing him play tonight.” No indication has been given that Sambrailo won’t keep his starting job when he is once again healthy, and McGary also figures to compete for playing time when he gets the all-clear, but Gono’s emergence as a reliable lineman who can play both right and left tackle is a big positive for a team that sought to bolster its depth on the offensive line this offseason. “I’m feeling a lot more confident in my ability to do different things,” Gono said. “I’ve come a long way.”
    8 points
  14. vel

    Stars of game 4

    Duke. I'm giving him his flowers. If this is the start of him finding his footing in the league, I'm excited for him again. That goal line stop was textbook. Take on the lead block, blow it up, and make the play. I don't care if he's the 5th or 6th LB, if he can build on that.... Well done Duke. Ollison looks like he's settling in as well. My man was running with purpose and flying through the holes when they were there. Like Fiddlin said, he was churning out those tough yards. That's what he's here for and it's starting to show up. I love it. One thing I will point out that not many noticed I don't think, DQ put back ups with starters earlier this game. That big play to Sprinkle was with back ups on the second level. Mixing up the units helps long term. And I said it after the first preseason game when you saw DQ go for it on his own 15, we got a chance to see our defense respond to another sudden change situation after the muffed punt and responded with a stand. That's what you want to see. Some ppl bltched about it because they are more focused about winning preseason games, but I was glad to see them get another chance at this situation and come out on top this time.
    8 points
  15. Reed was dragging Campbell. Wtf are they supposed to do? And he wasn’t defenseless. He had already caught the ball and was running hard. Maybe he should’ve gone down at first contact with Campbell instead of running hard for extra yards. It’s a bang bang play and there’s nothing you can do about them. They’re gonna happen. The game is too d@mn fast and the person that thinks too much in that situation is gonna get himself hurt. Keep playing your game Neal.
    8 points
  16. Jesus

    Preseason Discussion:

    The OL and DL looked pretty great tonight. Our second string defense stuffed their #1 offense at the goal line. That’s pretty good depth.
    8 points
  17. 8 points
  18. Ollision is got to be #3 at this point dude
    8 points
  19. Grace!!!! You’re on the team my guy!!!
    8 points
  20. I swear I be thinking Grace is Debo
    8 points
  21. by Duke, Grace has taken your place lol
    8 points
  22. Say what? I must be watching a different game.. The Oline is dominanting
    8 points
  23. MAD597

    Italian ice melts

    Time to bring in a new FG kicker. Seen enough, he is going to cost us regular season games.
    7 points
  24. Again, say what you want about Duke...but he showed up big time on Thursday night. If his improvement is real, watch out.
    7 points
  25. Evan's CB to UGA, from Rusty, is in!
    7 points
  26. I say you’re reading too much into preseason. High School Football teams are more organized than preseason teams. You just need to look at individual performances, which can be tricky in a team oriented game like football.
    7 points
  27. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
    7 points
  28. Ollison looks really good.
    7 points
  29. Ollison is running like a wrecking ball.
    7 points
  30. Grace will have a job in the NFL.
    7 points
  31. Naw. We got a reputation to uphold.
    7 points
  32. Put Barner in. Tell him Bosher is coming to get him. Watch him outrun everybody.
    7 points
  33. ATL backups stood up the Washington starters on the goaline.
    7 points
  34. Halley's Comet comes by once every 75 years.
    7 points
  35. Y’all keep talking **** about him. Maybe it’s working.
    7 points
  36. Weak @ss oline @zekeyboy1. They basically ran it down Washington’s throat the whole drive. Somebody else must have taken over for dirk.
    7 points
  37. 6 points
  38. Hope he does well enough that we don’t need to see Ty back on the field.
    6 points
  39. It's all bs, you're always leading with your head, no matter how you try. Then its so fast and a moving Target, it's gonna happen. It's never gonna stop, as long as it's tackle football. Guys fighting for extra yards, you're trying to stop him, his head comes down too, could've just gave up earlier. This one sided crap is BS. It's just gonna happen.
    6 points
  40. I laugh people really think we are gonna cut that dude. Not happening. He will be here till he retires. TD has already screwed this up once, he's not gonna do it again.
    6 points
  41. Ollison tore it up behind a 4th string line. Hill struggled behind the ones.
    6 points
  42. Hes good, Ollison is just alot better. That td drop and him falling after first contact solidified his fate. Ollison runs with authority. He would make a fine 3rd and short back. Heck I could see him supplant Ito Smith mid season.
    6 points
  43. Ollison running hard tonight
    6 points
  44. We better keep Grace. He has shown more sideline to sideline, tackling and in coverage.
    6 points
  45. That throw by Matt. That is a professional throw.
    6 points
  46. And before y’all start panicking this is the skins starters against the Atl backups
    6 points
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