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  1. I’ve been really happy so far with what I’ve seen from both McClain and Senat. i assumed McClain would fit right in here and be better utilized to his strengths in our scheme, but I’m shocked at how good Senat is already. He’s got a natural ability to keep OLs hands off him in a variety of ways and uses his short stature to get great leverage. I need to see him doing that consistently with starters, but for now I’m very impressed. There is actually a possibility we will be better with McClainnad Senat than we were with Poe. Poe was a good run blocker, but I think slightly overrated here. Senat has already been breaking throug to backfield with frequency....a very good sign.
  2. @falconidae I answered your questions, then you refuse to answer any of mine that I structured the way you did. 1. Were you upset TD didn’t fire Blank when we had those two down years? 2. Should TD have fired both Blank and Smitty or are you glad he kept Blank? 3. Why did Green Bay’s GM allow the Falcons to beat them in the 2017 playoffs? If you expect people to answer your questions, then answer theirs. Otherwise, don’t expect me to answer another one of your questions again.
  3. Why did Green Bay’s GM allow the Falcons to beat them in the 2017 playoffs?
  4. His question “why did TD allow the team to go from 13-3 to 4-12 is silly. It’s like asking “why did Green Bay GM allow the Falcons to beat them in the 2017 playoffs?“ Why in the world would he “allow” that?
  5. Your question is utter nonsense. It Blank decsion to fire Smitty and keep TD. Secondly, your question assumes you knew the outcome prior to knowing the outcome. You did not. Teams often win Super Bowls with coaches that had a couple of bad seasons. The decision to fire a head coach isn’t a checker move as you are pretending or unable to understand it is. There’s a boatload of factors that have to be weighed and often it makes more sense to retain a head coach that had a couple of bad seasons. Based on your question, you would have fired Bill Bellichick, since to you it is automatically a mistake not to fire a coach of a team that is struggling. 21 Years Ago Today, Bill Belichick Was Fired By The Browns February 15, 2016 at 11:06 am Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports On November 6th, 1994, the Cleveland Browns beat the New England Patriots at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in front of their home fans by a score of 13-6 to bring their overall record to 7-2. Bill Belichick, who took over coaching the Browns in 1991, hardly had an easy time getting the team to buy into what he was selling, but progress was being made. The Browns were learning how to win and were learning how to do it the Belichick way. Today, is the 21st anniversary of Belichick’s first, and ostensibly his last firing from an NFL head coaching job. In honor of the occasion, here’s a look back at the events that surrounded the Belichick-lead Browns – from the early years of dissension, to the success of the middle years, to “all ****” breaking loose at the bitter end, as one former player described it.
  6. It really upsets you guys that the black community as a whole is doing better under Trump than they did under Obama.
  7. Why do you ask fake questions ? Let me ask you a couple of questions. Were you upset TD didn’t fire Blank when we had those two down years? Should TD have fired both Blank and Smitty?
  8. No, that’s not even close to what I said.
  9. 20 or 30 white nationalists showed up at anniversary , and over 100 journalists showed up to cover them. It was advertised by mainstream media for months the gathering yet under 30 from the entire United States showed up out of over 350 million people . thats 0.00000005 of the General population. Don’t you guys think you may be blowing the issue a little out of proportion?
  10. African American business owners are on the rise. According to the Minority 2018 Small Business Trends survey, the number of black-owned small businesses in the U.S. increased by a staggering 400% in a year-over-year time period from 2017 to 2018. The new survey, which was conducted by Guidant Financial and LendingClub, interviewed more than 2,600 business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. It found that 45% of all small business in the country were owned by minority ethnic groups in 2018. This is a dramatic uptick from 2015 when the total percentage of minority business owners was 15%. The largest minority group of respondents were African American at 19%, followed by Hispanic at 14%, Asian at 8%, and Native American at 4%.
  11. The chess move was clearly firing Smitty and hiring DQ.
  12. Nagasaki Boom! Many don’t realize back when a decision had to be made between Smitty or TD, FFS70 insisted the root of our problem was TD and until we fired him the problems would persist. I argued it appeared to me TD was part of the solution and letting him go would be a mistake. I supported letting Smitty go based largely on our defense clearly having lost its way. They were confused in preseason about what our base defense was and I knew that was lethal, something was wrong at coaching level. I also cited the fact TD wanted pass rushers but ceded to Smitty and signed fatties on DL in Solioi and TJax. Smittys contention was fatties would fix pass rush and sacks were overrated anyway. Smitty was awesome but after his heart attack he lost focus. Ever since FFS70 took this position on TD being the problem, he has refused to admit he was wrong and digs in further each year. He’s been reduced to claiming undefeated free agents we let go are busts. All this, while the rest of us see clearly our roster is loaded with talent, experts even saying we have most talent of any roster in NFL.
  13. Your insistence that TD needed to be fired before this franchise would improve that has been proven wrong, has reduced you to the likes of a troll living under a bridge. Each offseason you come out from under the bridge casting stones about how terrible of condition the roster is in, spreading fear and panic, then each season the roster continues to get better and better and better. We are at the point now where we have arguably more talent than any other NFL team. The main thesis of what you and I have been arguing about for the last 10 years has been whether or not TD needed to be fired before we could get better. You lost this argument, period. You wanted to keep Smitty, I wanted to keep TD. You lost, period. Ever since then you’ve tried to convince everyone else you are still right and that TD is still doing a terrible job. Is it that hard to just admit you were wrong? Each time you list undrafted free agents we cut as busts you belcown yourself. But that’s how far you have to go now to support the failed fantasy that TD should have been fired.
  14. I share your concerns about the potential of our running game taking a hit this year. I do think McClain may have been a stealth signing, but only if he gets back to his former self. He was miscast last year, he will be utilized here where his skillset will be maximized. It’s possible we will see no drop in run defense IMO. I love Senat, but rookie DTs have a tendency of getting abused by veteran OL who’s refined technique allows them to get better leverage and control despite being much less powerful or athletic. The fact Senat is only 6’1’ May actually help accelerate his development as I’ve already been watching him win the leverage battle getting up under OL and keeping their hands off him. Another piece for me is that while I think Poe was a good DT against the run, I think he was overrated by our fans. I don’t think Poe was a dominant run stopper, good, yes, dominant, no. I rarely saw Poe making tackles behind the line or blowing plays up penetrating. Yes, he often had 2 OL on him, but so did Grady Jarrett and he was constantly getting penetration, blowing things up. I see Senat being able to blow more plays up once he gets his feet wet. I’ve already seen Senat getting in backfield and disrupting plays. Of course it’s preseason so let’s see what happens in games, but I like what I see so far.
  15. If he was GM we’d have the top pick in every draft. The bad news for him is he wouldn’t be able to assemble 25 entirely different mock drafts and after players in that draft proved to be hits, come back and tell everyone he had that player on his draft board.