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  1. They trust the scheme. They lost 7 games last season by less than a touchdown, mostly due to incompetent coaching, a blunder by Gurley and a goof of an onside return. I would think that the first thing they want to do before running out to sign players that no other team is signing is find out exactly what they're working with currently on roster then go from there.
    33 points
  2. Stupid question threads are only allowed to be made by MVP
    27 points
  3. I'm starting to think that Senat is just a fake person that Arthur Blank is collecting checks on
    26 points
  4. One thing's for sure: if there's a trial Julio will have to sit it out due to "injury".
    25 points
  5. I've never heard any credible source for him being a diva. I thank him for his service and wish him the best.
    20 points
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  8. The NFL has decided to come down hard on teams whose players fail to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. If a team with many un-vaccinated players has an outbreak of covid, that team will be forced to forfeit that game and even pay for the lost revenue for any games that are not played which they're responsible for. The threshold for when these steep measures are implemented occur for any and all teams who have less than 90 percent of their players vaccinated. Fortunately for the Falcons, our players have already reached the 90 percent total of the roster now vaccinated. Only nine other teams have achieved this mark, and those with less than 90 percent also face other mandates, such as daily testing, limited in-person meetings and masks. With training camps about to open to begin the new season, the harsh new guidelines on Covid are starting to draw some blowback from players, most notably Deandre Hopkins, who has threatened to retire from the NFL rather than be forced to either get the vaccine or be a source of punishment to the rest of his team because of his decision to not get vaccinated. I personally understand the NFL's decision to make getting vaccinated all but mandatory. That will prevent massive disruptions and bunches of make-up games. On the other hand I support any players ~ or persons ~ who aren't willing to take what still must be regarded as an experimental drug that has not yet been FDA approved. The various vaccines have had some highly publicized serious side-effects, and the number and degree of these negative incidents is uncertain as there has been clear intent by federal health officials, social media and most of the mainstream medical community to minimize bad outcomes reported and play down negative side-effects of the vaccines in an attempt to boost vaccination levels closer to 100 percent across the nation. Falcon players decided to bite the bullet and get jabbed in the name of team unity and to avoid the onerous multiple penalties and punishments that will happen to many other teams who fail to reach the 90 percent vaccinated total. With so many teams still under the limit and training camps getting underway, there seems to be a big possibility the Falcons will benefit from being among those who decided to comply. If nothing else, they'll be able to focus on their football and not on playing Covid-19 quarantine games. What are your feelings about the Falcons players stepping up and making sure their season is not affected by the threat of Covid-19 outbreaks, nor the hassle of Covid-19 quarantine restrictions like wearing masks and social distancing? Seems this could be huge, but at the very worst prevents the team from being subject to a lot of disruptive covid quarantine requirements not to mention punitive actions by the league. Now before checking out the link to the article, take a 2x4 and bash that LIKE Button severely about the neck and head and give this a 5-star rating. My gratefulness for your kind attention to these matters will be extreme as always. https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2021/07/23/atlanta-falcons-vaccinated-nfl-news/?utm_source=falconswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos3headline&env=d285247f76cb0c68eec4ee0c83dd0c50fa5f2a20476b6c9e14d9ce1617a18605
    13 points
  9. should have hired Jesus for GM - hear he is really good managing scarce resources #fiveloavestwofish
    13 points
  10. The Falcons mess people up so bad they want to hurt when we win too.
    13 points
  11. Ima wait until the smoke clears to comment on this post. 😁
    12 points
  12. Chiming in that weed is a medicine, not a "shady business". This is no different than a UFC fighter or other athlete having a spat with a protein powder or energy drink company (**** energy drinks are worse for you than weed).
    12 points
  13. This is why, technically legal or not, people like them should have zero to do with a shady business like that. Just as with anything gambling related, it attracts sleazy characters like flies to manure. Go home, buy safe stocks, relax and work on the golf game.
    12 points
  14. The national sports media were convinced Ryan was over the hill and AS and TF had no choice but to take their first pick as leaders of the franchise, a rare top-five draft pick at that, and grab a future franchise signal caller. That was the expected move, and perfectly reasonable, almost inevitable it seemed in the weeks before the draft. The talk wasn't about whether AS and TF would take a QB, but which one did they want and would that player still be available at #4? Props to AS and TF for being secure enough in themselves and their ability to succeed immediately by staying with Ryan rather than drafting his replacement at #4, thereby pushing all realistic expectations for a Falcons resurgence to 2023 at the earliest. They realized whatever problems this team has, Quarterback wasn't one of them. The core strength and unquestioned leader of the team's offense is Mattie Ice. As we all know they took a perfect complement to Ryan and the offense at #4 with Kyle Pitts. Hope Matt has a great season to shut up the pundits and the Ryan-hating fans. It would vindicate Smith's and Fontenot's decision to stick with Ryan for the foreseeable future and use that one-and-only top-five pick to really get this offense back into high gear, closer to 2016 than anything we've seen since. Thanks to the choice to stay with Ice, I firmly believe we won't be waiting around for 2023 to see this team return to prominence.
    12 points
  15. Certainly different off the field hobbies than DeShaun Watson.
    12 points
  16. If anyone has ever wondered what a noodle does when its not being stirred in spaghetti..here ya go..actually its a decent vid..
    11 points
  17. Anyone regularly throwing 25 yard outs does not lack arm strength
    10 points
  18. Still not interesting unless he can pound out a 4.5 40 yard dash.
    10 points
  19. So the ink isn’t even dry yet on Fontenot’s contract and we are already putting question marks behind his name. Really?
    10 points
  20. Probably trying to get their house in order financially first to set up for the future of the team. No need to rush this. Jarrett will be here more likely than not.
    10 points
  21. Twitter Version: I just think they feel "now" is a little too uncertain to justify restructuring and extending Jarrett, even if it does add some 2021 cap money and lock up a talented player. I honestly think they want to see how good (or bad) things go this season and then make a long term decision on Jarrett. ---------------------------------- More detail: Same reason they hated feeling forced to kick the money can down the road on Ryan one more time. It's bad long term business if there is any possible way to avoid it on very large contracts unless your sitting on caps space for the duration of the extension. I'm sure they will delay that as long as possible. As far as it allowing them to sign another player now, you can also look at it as preventing them from signing another player in future years. Where the Falcons are now, I think future cap money may be more important to them than 2021 cap space. I think they have demonstrated they're willing to give winning now the best possible shot with the guys they can afford now. However, they are not so committed to winning now that they are prepared to jeopardize winning the next few season when they will have more knowledge about the chemistry between FO, coaches, and the roster...not to mention a potentially stronger cap situation.
    10 points
  22. Former Falcons wr'er has been officially hire as director of players affairs.. he had previously worked with Georgia Tech and now joins the Falcons administration
    10 points
  23. And yet you aren't on here as Stu da milkhead promising to video yourself drinking a glass of that Carolina reaper milk. Coward.
    10 points
  24. Well, he was way to patient with DQ
    9 points
  25. As the Falcons begin the 2021 season, they’re kind of tweeners when it comes to being competitive. They have a new General Manager and a new coach. They just traded one of the faces of the franchise. They’ve had three consecutive losing seasons, bottoming out at 4-12 last year. But they also still have a franchise quarterback — one they’re tied to contractually and financially for likely at least the next two seasons. Matt Ryan hasn’t really been the problem for Atlanta, and should still have good years left at the age of 36. But more than how he’s capable of performing, G.M. Terry Fontenot feels like Ryan is still the right man to be the Falcons’ QB1. “On the outside, you just have the game tape,” Fontenot told Scott Bair of the Falcons’ website. “Being inside the building, you also see the practice tape and the human element. Being around Matt, you see who he is as the leader, the worker, where his mindset is and how he feels he has a chip on his shoulder and that he has something to prove. Knowing not just that he has the physical talent to do it, but that he has the right mindset to be the same leader of men. That passion you see on the sidelines — when you’re in the building with him you see it 24/7. It doesn’t stop. It really doesn’t stop. “The film evaluation, whether it’s in a game or in practice, shows where he is. So does the mindset, the passion, the intensity that makes him the man that he is. It checks all the boxes. He’s the right leader of this team.” Fontenot has maintained that Atlanta won’t be shy about looking for options at quarterback, knowing that Ryan is likely on the back nine of his career. He reiterated that stance, but with the caveat that the Falcons’ current quarterback is still capable of playing at a high level. “We like our quarterback room, but we’re always going to be looking,” Fontenot said. “Whether it’s this year or next year, in the draft or through trades, we’re always going to be looking to bring in quarterbacks. That doesn’t change at all. Just because you don’t take one in the first round doesn’t mean you can’t find the right future guy. “But, with all that being said, we hope that future is way down the road. If you’re talking to Matt, he’s going to say, ‘Slow down. I’ve got lots of time left.'” Ryan led the league in passing attempts and completions in 2020. He threw for 4,581 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
    9 points
  26. OP offers up a criticism, yet no solution. Must be a politician or clergy.
    9 points
  27. Is the season opener tomorrow? If so I totally missed training camp and the preseason. Anyone got a link to the final 53-man roster?
    9 points
  28. Check the all-time record of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Didn't do squat from the crucifixion to 1972, then won 9 super bowls in 5 years.
    9 points
  29. There's miles upon miles of difference between not saying anything bad and saying this though. On the outside, you just have the game tape,” Fontenot told Scott Bair of the Falcons’ website. “Being inside the building, you also see the practice tape and the human element. Being around Matt, you see who he is as the leader, the worker, where his mindset is and how he feels he has a chip on his shoulder and that he has something to prove. Knowing not just that he has the physical talent to do it, but that he has the right mindset to be the same leader of men. That passion you see on the sidelines — when you’re in the building with him you see it 24/7. It doesn’t stop. It really doesn’t stop. “The film evaluation, whether it’s in a game or in practice, shows where he is. So does the mindset, the passion, the intensity that makes him the man that he is. It checks all the boxes. He’s the right leader of this team.
    8 points
  30. Have we ruled out CGI yet? No way AC was in all these places at once, for example.
    8 points
  31. He looks like his head ballooned like Barry Bonds. Need a new hat, my friend!
    8 points
  32. I don’t mean to be blunt, but this a problem that should’ve been nipped in the bud. There is a chronic of shady businesses in that industry. The seed money from Roddy and Julio probably stems from their careers in the NFL, which could create a nexus to the league further down the pipe.
    8 points
  33. by Tori McElhaney Atlanta Falcons players report to training camp Tuesday. So it’s time to take a look at seven key position battles. From a brand new secondary to a continued unknown saga at left guard, let’s dive into the decisions facing the coaches before Week 1. Running back Early prediction: Mike Davis The question for this position isn’t really “Who will be the starter?” It’s more like “What will his workload be?” That’s what training camp may entail for Davis, who is getting his first true taste of being the lead back going into the start of a season. Cordarrelle Patterson probably won’t have a traditional running back look to him. While Qadree Ollison isn’t quite ready to lead in the way Davis could considering his experience. So, that leaves Davis as the best bet as the starter. That leaves this question: “How many carries is he likely to average?” That is a mystery at this point. Left guard Early prediction: Josh Andrews The Falcons brought in Andrews on a cap-friendly, one-year deal. He is the most experienced option available and has the track record to be able to pick up new coach Arthur Smith’s scheme quickly. But that starting spot isn’t set in stone quite yet. There’s still a chance someone like rookie Jalen Mayfield could emerge if the Falcons are set on trying to set him up as a guard. But the vision for Mayfield isn’t quite clear yet. Because of that, all signs point to Andrews for the time being. Center Early prediction: Matt Hennessy The Falcons did take Drew Dalman in the fourth round of this year’s draft. However, it would be unexpected if Dalman (or even Andrews, who has taken snaps at center previously) wins the starting job at center. Coaches said in June that Hennessy has done everything asked of him and is coming along well in his second year in the league. He has a new scheme to learn like everyone else, but he’s grown more comfortable in abilities at center. There will be a competition, which will be good for the young center, but Hennessy should slide into the spot he was drafted to take over. Right tackle Early prediction: Kaleb McGary Perhaps this isn’t a battle on anyone’s radar. Or perhaps it won’t even pan out to be one. But it’s interesting to consider: What if Mayfield wasn’t brought in to compete for the starting left guard spot but to push McGary at tackle? It makes sense. Tackle is where Mayfield is most comfortable, and McGary hasn’t had anyone behind him these last two years to really push him. Sure Matt Gono has been a nice depth piece, but his health is a question mark. If the Falcons need to push McGary, Mayfield is best suited to do so. Outside linebacker/Defensive end Early prediction: Dante Fowler, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner Speaking of question marks, this position group’s storyline is a big one. Perhaps the biggest. Fowler has to step up, but he didn’t fall far enough in 2020 to warrant someone else starting over him if he’s healthy. If Tuioti-Mariner continues flashing the way he did towards the end of last season, he could fit well in new coordinator Dean Pees’ scheme with Steven Means playing a more rotational role. However, one must not forget that the Falcons need more depth here. Picking up a free agent in the next few weeks may be beneficial. If that happens, it would shake up this competition and maybe help a Falcons pass rush that has lacked production in recent years. Cornerback (opposite AJ Terrell) Early prediction: Fabian Moreau No one is questioning Terrell’s spot. He earned it in his rookie year, and the expectation for Terrell only rises. But who plays opposite him? And, further more, who plays inside when the scheme calls for it? Coaches have those decisions to make over the course of the next few weeks. Perhaps Isaiah Oliver moves inside permanently. Maybe Moreau cashes in on that one-year deal and becomes the starter outside to stockpile his individual tape before the cap goes up in 2022. Or maybe it’s neither, and it’s a combination of Kendall Sheffield, Tyler Hall, Darren Hall, etc. Regardless, it’s a spot (or spots, depending on how you look at it) very much up for grabs. Safety Early prediction: Erik Harris, Duron Harmon Jaylinn Hawkins’ role will expand and Richie Grant will learn on the fly in his rookie year, but they’re both still a bit too inexperienced to be given the reins of the secondary just yet. This is why Harris and Harmon are in Atlanta: to buy the Falcons time to fully rebuild the safety position after parting ways with multi-year starters this offseason. They’re on one-year deals, and they’re likely the starters come Week 1. But they, too, still need to earn it. If Hawkins and Grant are the future of this position group, they’ll want that future to start as soon as possible. So, there’s no telling exactly what this rotation will look like in a month. Will the experienced vets win out? Will the young guys make a mark early? Or will it be a big combination of all of them?
    8 points
  34. Hope my boy matty ice retires a falcon with a ring.
    8 points
  35. Growing some full on C-Reapers in my back yard....should fruit full-on in time for week one (late August). We win, I'M IN. Full chomp...5 minute afterburn. 1.97-2.21 SHU. These are DIRECT plants from SC. We go playoffs. I go Pepper X.
    8 points
  36. Could run alot of plays with Patterson, Davis, Pitts, Ridley, and Hurst; all out of the same formation. Similar to what we did in 2016. Would be very difficult to know where the ball is going and would set up some mean play action. I expect we will see alot of this.
    7 points
  37. K26dp

    Braves @ Mets

    I went to a Danville Braves game in Elizabethton, TN back in 2017. It was a doubleheader, and in the 3rd inning of the second game, the skies opened up suddenly, and the crowd of ~500 people scrambled for cover. I ended up under the elevated pressbox next to Muller, who had been charting the game from the stands. Of course, the first thing that stood out was his height, and he towered over everyone. The second thing was how skinny he was -- he hadn't yet discovered weightlifting and hadn't packed on all of that muscle you see. Standing next to him, I asked him how fast Dilmer Mejia's fastball had been. He told me, then proceeded to talk my ear off for the next 10 minutes about baseball and the weather. Eventually he started to talk to someone else, and I checked my phone to see scores from other games. I told my son that Joey Wentz, then with Rome, had beaten Riley Pint. Muller overheard and wanted to know all about the details. Apparently he, Wentz, Ian Anderson, and Bryse Wilson had all really bonded after being drafted -- and Riley Pint was someone he knew as well. We talked another 10 minutes about Wentz and Pint. In short, the guy that Cull interviewed after the game this afternoon seemed like exactly the same dude under the pressbox in the rain in eastern Tennessee, only now with more muscles.
    7 points
  38. This isn’t high school. They are pros. You don’t have to like your co workers. The Falcons never appeared divided. They appeared unprepared and that’s a direct reflection of coaching
    7 points
  39. As soon as somebody loses a paycheck, the lawsuits will start flying from every direction.
    7 points
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