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  1. I know this is a tough subject to discuss but please keep it clean so we can finish the weekend with no warnings being issued and threads locked. Thanks
    9 points
  2. Foye Oluokun's unique journey to the NFL is well documented. If you don't know about it, read up. It's a good one. The son of Nigerian immigrants with Yale smarts and NFL physical skills is more than just a great story. The former sixth-round pick without an NFL combine or Senior Bowl invite is now an established starting NFL linebacker, someone expected to anchor the Falcons defense now and possibly into the future. The conditional in that last sentence refers to Oluokun's contract status. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after the 2021 season, creating some uncertainty about whether he'll be around long-term. The Falcons have already paid Deion Jones handsomely. Will they find a way to retain keep his partner in crime? They should. Especially if Oluokun plays like he did last year, when he had 117 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles, four passes and two interceptions playing mostly at weakside linebacker. Not too bad for 2018's No. 200 overall pick, though it isn't a true breakout year. Oluokun proved he could play at this level as a rookie, filling in admirably at middle linebacker when Jones dealt with a foot injury. He started seven games and had 91 tackles that season an excellent start to an unexpected career. Few go from the Ivy League to the NFL. A minuscule number truly thrives. Oluokun is that rare case, now a feature player in a quality linebacker corps. The Falcons' obvious defensive strength features Jones, upstart Mykal Walker and Oluokun in prominent roles. They're athletic, tough and agile. They're smart and savvy. They're a source of stability for a secondary and defensive front that simply must improve in 2021. Oluokun is the very definition of a modern linebacker. He isn't the 255-pounder with a neck roll and an intimidating face mask who can only play downhill. He's 6-foot-2, 218 pounds and can run, cover and tackle. He's part of a larger NFL trend valuing linebacker versatility, and that's not going away anytime soon. Jones is under contract through 2023, with a current deal structure that virtually ensures he'll be around the next two seasons at least. Walker's career is just getting started. Oluokun's a veteran now, someone just entering his prime. He's definitely someone to build around, a point he can emphatically prove by executing new coordinator Dean Pees' new scheme well. That should set him up for a second pact with the Falcons and an opportunity to help lead this Falcons defense toward a more prosperous future. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-building-blocks-foye-oluokun-more-than-just-a-great-story
    8 points
  3. Matt Ryan is at his best with a hurry up, no huddle offense. For the last few years, it seems we've been doing it less and less (unless we're down by a ton). Adding Pitts and his ability to line up virtually anywhere, along with Patterson would make this an ideal weapon in our arsenal to take advantage of favorable matchups. Thoughts? Before you say, "we were always down by a ton!"... many times we were up and just crapped the bed
    7 points
  4. Arguably the best LB we have.
    7 points
  5. Even though I’m a huge proponent of things like legal due process and believe wholeheartedly in our constitution, rights, and laws… I am not a great believer in the legal system that is supposed to enforce and uphold those laws. DA’s, LEO’s, and Judges indict innocent people all the time. Some DA’s probably even crave the limelight that comes with a high profile defendant and will have biases and prejudices and maybe slant their decisions as a result. Our government, in general, is a bloated monstrosity of greed and corruption. And the entire thing is run by attorneys. Our law enforcement agencies (at least those at the top of them) have gone full blown political, and they work off crap like quotas and worry about funding/money and political capital more than they care about the law. So this is just my opinion, but I don’t trust anyone in anything like this until I see or hear the facts after the process is complete. The DA in the Jussie Smollet case swore he was telling the truth, too, until it turned out he wasn’t.
    7 points
  6. I’d like to see the evidence and facts of the case before condemning anyone. If it is true, throw him under the jail, then blow up the jail.
    7 points
  7. I'm glad he never officially wore our uniform in a game. I hope for his soul he is innocent but it's a very bad picture that has been painted.
    7 points
  8. I’m very interested to see how performs in Pees defense. Foye really can do it all, a perfect chess piece for Pees.
    6 points
  9. Falcons just terminated his contract. Doesn't sound good at all because the Falcons were investigating the details.
    6 points
  10. Foye has been a real bright spot on this defense and there is ample reason to believe he will beast in Pees' scheme. No way the Falcons will let him walk.
    5 points
  11. Your post said so many good things. But I didn't want to wall of text quote you. Initial reports look bad for Mingo and he will need to pay if found guilty. As an overall for society, people do need to realize that our justice system is corrupt. Not might be, not maybe, it is!
    5 points
  12. As I said in the thread that got locked yesterday, I support "innocent until proven guilty" but the charge was way too out there to keep him on the roster. Very decisive action on the part of the Falcons and shame on Mingo for not letting the Falcons know he was under such an investigation.
    5 points
  13. I am going to put a link on here, but I advise you to not read it. You do not want to know what a Falcon player did. You want to know the Falcons will have no choice but to cut Mingo if this is found to be true. The NFL will likely ban him. Law enforcement is going to have to investigate. This is too bad to not pursue. Mingo may have ruined his life. OK. Here is the link. Again, don't go there. It will not be an enjoyable read. I am sorry I read this. Details of the Barkevious Mingo Child Sex Offense Allegation Rather than clicking on the link which I am posting so that you will know this is not BS, accept that unless he is cleared, Mingo will not be a Falcon much longer.
    4 points
  14. HBD @Born Again Georgian Aren't you the one who was the good luck charm for the Hawks due to watching cartoons with your kids before games? If so, I'm gonna need you to lock your *** in your children's room for about an entire year. HAWKS 2022 NBA CHAMPS!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW FALCONS/HAWKS FAN!!!
    4 points
  15. Should have played a lot earlier. Quinn was in love with duke riley. Must been the mullet and the pulling of trucks later i believed he moved on to mma.
    4 points
  16. Oh I have no problem at all with what the Falcons did. We shouldn’t have to bear the burden of a PR nightmare and let the locker room and team news cycle be consumed with toxic questions by the media and fans, even if it turns out to have all been false. I’m just talking about the folks who are immediately finding him guilty before due process has been done. If he turns out to be guilty after due process is done, then by all means, bury him under the jail like should happen to all kiddie diddlers. But until then, dude is presumed innocent until proven guilty. And I just wish we would all be at this stage rather than some throwing this premise out the window so easily. I’m guilty of doing it myself in the past, but I’m a little older and wiser now. I’ve become a cynic when it comes to matters where the end result could mean a big payday for one side. Our society has a lot more greed and evil in it than I realized in my earlier days.
    4 points
  17. I’m just curious how law enforcement proves the allegations. I understand it’s odd he took 2 teenage boys to six flags, go-cart racing, a shopping spree, and then he gets them a hotel room with an adjoining room, but don’t the allegations then boil down to “he said vs he said”? Unless the other boy is corroborating the story, or Mingo left some DNA *cough* on the kid, I don’t see how they prove a case against Mingo. And, if this is the situation, where there is zero way to prove the case, don’t we all need to then consider the possibility that the boy’s mother concocted a money grab extortion scheme? It’s not as if this never happens. Brian Banks was ruined over false allegations. Civil courts have become a tool for money grabs for some evil people. A legal way to bypass back door blackmail and extortion. Just make up an allegation and sue, then reap the punitive damages award or out of court settlement. I agree the showering the boys with gifts looks like grooming, and the hotel thing is suspicious and just weird in general, but if there is in fact zero corroborating evidence, I can’t ignore the possibility of Mingo being the innocent victim of a devious mother trying to get paid. We need to hear more details before instantly condemning the man.
    4 points
  18. Over the decades of watching the Falcons, I have noticed some things about how the team works..... its like this; When the Falcons find things that work.... whether its having success thru running the ball, or finding an elite pass rusher who elevates the entire defense, or running a hurry up offense, or finding success with quick-read quick-passing attacks..... once the Falcons find success doing something, the team then works very hard to stop doing that successful thing. There are many examples of this, if you pay attention. Also.... Falcons coaches tend to think they are offensive and defensive 'geniuses'.... lots of times our coaches have insisted on creating new ways to play offense or defense. From the run 'n shoot offense of the 90's to Dan Quinn creating new ways to tackle and the sad attempt this last season at creating a new defense... Our best seasons came from having HCs who coached a more conventional way of doing things. Leeman Bennett, Dan Reeves, and Mike Smith were more 'old school', and found success with that philosophy. Hopefully Arthur Smith coaches the same way...
    4 points
  19. Stop. Just stop man.
    4 points
  20. Guilty until proven innocent much?
    4 points
  21. Wow, I can't believe he even got a bond..yeah, stuff like that usually isn't fabricated..especially being he randomly spent all that money on the children ..alot of red flags, guy is done imo..makes me sick
    4 points
  22. Jones counts what 30 something million in 2022 and 2023? Probably can get Foye signed at 10 per and Jones is traded. And he is way bigger than that right? Got to be 230. Speaking of "bigger" I have to wonder if the man with pee test showed up at his locker after what he was doing to Dallas in what 20 plays before going out with leg issue. Man I wish he could have finished that game
    3 points
  23. ******* love Foye
    3 points
  24. Good lord shut up dude
    3 points
  25. It was a teenage family member and his friend. It's normal for family members to allow their kids to spend time with older uncle's or cousins. Being a football player, the friends parents probably felt comfortable as well.
    3 points
  26. Malachore

    Braves at Marlins

    Yeah that's my bad.
    3 points
  27. There’s not “zero evidence” - there is the victim’s detailed account of what happened. At trial he will have to take the stand and testify under oath what he claims happened that night, and that is absolutely evidence that the jury must decide as to whether they find it credible. And Mingo will have to either rely on his attorney cross-examining the boy to try and poke holes in his story, or he will have to take the stand and give his version. It’s almost never a good idea for a defendant to testify in a criminal case. You’re correct that we have no idea if there is other evidence - did the other boy see or hear anything, any “physical” evidence of the sexual conduct. Some or all of that may exist, if it does it will have to be turned over in discovery. Whether the mother has initiated a civil claim against him, and, if so, when, will be relevant things to consider. Who knows what the DA’s motivations are, but it was reported, it was investigated, and he chose to press a single charge. I looked up the statute, it simply requires sexual contact with a minor, which is consistent with the victim’s account. This is a state charge, not federal. Federal prosecutors have a 97% conviction rate, they don’t do political/show prosecutions. State prosecutors sometimes do. If there was evidence to support the charge and the DA declined to charge him, then he would have been accused of letting sexual assault against a child slide. Unless there’s other evidence, it sounds like the DA will rely on the direct evidence of the victim’s testimony, and argue the circumstantial evidence of the events that day to argue he was grooming the boy. It’s not impossible that the victim made this up for money, but I think it being a teenage boy vs a young woman changes the dynamic of that. TL;DR, he’s innocent until proven guilty in our imperfect court system (which favors people with money like him) I’m glad he’s not on this team anymore.
    3 points
  28. He will have his chance in court. But the optics aren’t good at all. I would think the DA made sure the cops had sufficient enough evidence because they know Mingo is a NFL player and has money for a great attorney
    3 points
  29. Just ride out the rest of the year. No need sacrificing a bunch of blue chip prospects to go for it in a year in which we just aren't built for contention.
    3 points
  30. Cleared or not, under this new regime he’s done here. They’re not going to even entertain anything that’ll paint the organization in a bad light. Fontenot and Smith have young kids, as a father I can tell you after THOSE details there’s no chance they want that guy anywhere near the team. They cut buddy before the day was even over.. his NFL career is probably over. No team wants to be attached to that and he’s not good enough to even risk taking that kind of chance. The Falcons washed their hands of him ASAP and I’m glad to see that kind of leadership here. Under Dan Quinn and Dimitroff we might’ve seen this drag on throughout training camp or longer.
    3 points
  31. He has always seemed really good at the no huddle offense, but I expect it is really difficult to control the clock (and thus TOP) this way.
    3 points
  32. Yepper! The cash bail system is a total joke as well as the legal system as a whole. There shouldn’t even be a CASH BAIL system to begin with! If you are charged with a certain crime you shouldn’t get out solely because you can buy your way out. see, you about to get me started! Lol
    3 points
  33. Yeah he is lucky. I still think it's messed up that our judicial systems punishments are really based on how much money you have, instead of the severity of the crime. I really hope that he's not guilty, and that none of it is true. Unfortunately, the framing of the story and the details provided just sound all too real.
    3 points
  34. if you're a grown man, randomly spending money on kids you have no relation to is strange unless it's like a big brother program or something. The hotel stuff is disgusting. Assuming it wasn't said to the police department for years because the young man was embarrassed about the situation and didn't know who to talk to. Mingo is a sick dude.
    3 points
  35. Dirk Koetter was so focused on running his game plan he never looked at the Falcons on the field. Oh, his eyes may have been on them, but he never accepted reality. I am not sure where he got the idea that 5 step drops and 6 second routes were a formula for success, but Dirk was not going to allow Matt Ryan to mess up his plans. AS is going to do what works. It reminds me of when a coach stopped Dizzy Dean as he was getting ready to take the mound and asked, "What is your strategy. Do you have a plan?". Dizzy looked at the coach and in that slow drawl say, "Mmmm, strike him out."
    3 points
  36. Yeah, but follow the money trial and it kinda odd a grown man taking young boys on a shopping spree then having a spend the night party at a hotel..but yeah, you're probably right..nothing happened there smh
    3 points
  37. You'd be surprised. But this is really sick if he did do this. Should never play football again and be put under the prison if true.
    3 points
  38. I hate being a sports fan in this town.
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!
    3 points
  41. Ryan’s noodle arm got JJ the best YPT and YPG (the latter by double digits) in history.
    3 points
  42. But someone just claimed he was completely useless here because Ryan has a noodle arm and can't throw farther than 30 yards down field. 🤷‍♂️
    3 points
  43. JD dirtybird21

    Mingo!

    Alrighty…we’re gonna shut this one down until there’s more information
    3 points
  44. I will have my own ring, with real stones, made exactly like the one the team will receive BECAUSE I ******* EARNED IT!!!!
    3 points
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