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  1. I agree he would be a big surprise. I want to reiterate that Mack is still a solid center, but looking at his grades and reviewing film against some of the better teams we played in 2018, he didn't play at the level we've seen in the past. Which is expected as he gets older, but opens him up to be a veteran cap casualty. I'm not advocating for it, but the potential is there. I think 2019 is safe, but next year could be different story if his play falls a little further.
  2. This is wildly unpopular, but Alex Mack. As a post June 1st cut, he would provide 8.5 mil back to the cap, with dead money of 2.5. Mack didn't have his best year last year, even though we all know he was trying to compensate for the guards on each side of him. That being said, he did struggle one on one during stretches. I'm not advocating this happen, but here is the scenario.....Lindstrom comes in and plays Center, we have depth at each guard position, with McGary or Sambraillo able to play a Guard position in a pinch. Very "Surprise", since we just spent so much draft capital to sure up the OL, but this would be a big Cap move and get younger up front, with money to sign the up and coming guys in their prime. BTW, Mack is 33.
  3. Not entirely true..DQ owns the roster, which means the final 53, but the draft is still Dimi. But, make no mistake this was a group decision.
  4. So 2014, 2015, 2016 Bree's took his team deep into the playoffs, and won a lot of games? Also, we can conclude Bree's doesn't have the arm to be an elite QB in the league, since he can't throw it effortlessly farther than Ryan?
  5. Because at the moment, Trufant and Alford are the best we have at those positions. For Beasley, we will see if he loses more snaps to Irvin, as he is in the last year of his rookie contract, and can be cut at the end of the season with no money due him. But, he has been putting forth the effort, but he hasn't developed a counter move to his speed, which will probably get him released due to it, and a much smaller contract on the open market. But, as a team, we haven't put Beasley in a position to succeed as much as 2016, as we've been playing from behind quite a bit, and not allowing Beasley to tuck his ears back and go after the quarterback. Hard to do when you are consistently in 3rd and shorts.
  6. Bench them for whom? Our #3 and #4 cornerbacks already see time on the field (Poole and Oliver), and there is a reason they are our #3 and #4 CB's. Oliver has potential, we'll see how he develops, but Alford and Tru are still better players at the moment. This isn't college, trying to "send a message" by putting in players who are clearly not better than the starters will lose you the locker room quickly.
  7. I watch every game the Falcons play as well, and I see about 3 combined minutes of coaches face time, and hear practically nothing about what is being said and in what context on the sidelines....whether to players or officials. You have no idea what is being said on the sideline, or what was game planned in the 60 hours of practice and film time that go into each game. The idea that because you don't see it, therefore it doesn't happen, is completely false. Quinn's personality to the media, or fanbase, has no correlation to what is actually said and done outside of the 3 minutes you see on TV.
  8. This is just completely false. You need to do some research on the time and effort put into being a coach for an NFL team, and the dedication it takes to get to this level. Years of s**t jobs, with very low pay and detrimental to time with your family. You don't just wake up and coach in the NFL, or the college ranks for that matter. Secondly, if you think that there is zero accountability for players, you have no idea how NFL contracts work, and the majority of players put their health on the line, without guaranteed contracts. And if they don't perform, can be cut without recourse; not to mention every play is scrutinized on video by each team, not just the team that you're currently contracted for. Spare me the "Zero accountability" BS, and that there aren't consequences for bad play, specifically with effort.
  9. I think this thread is indicative of what has been built in the organization since Blank took over, and what Dimitroff has been able to do. The idea that we have expectations that the team succeeds on a consistent level, and we put playoff caliber teams on the field year in and year out, is something we never saw as fans before Blank. If you think this is a common trait of organizations in the NFL, you are sorely mistaken. Without a doubt there are franchises who have historically been playoff level good, but it's a very small percentage. Perhaps only 3-4 teams in the free agency era. The idea of being "spoiled" is subjective, and really only applies to the mental state of the person trying to come to grips to their own expectation, and not something that can be quantified. Did I think we would be superbowl contenders this year...of course, but there are reasons why it's not happening this year that i'm willing to accept as reality. The level of injuries we've had this year to not only starters, but pro-bowl caliber players, doesn't deter my belief that what our owner and GM have put together here will continue to harbor success year in year out, minus freak scenarios related to a business that has player specific, and cap specific limits.
  10. I know the "intent" of the rule is to eliminate the defenders leading with the head to initiate contact, but in the scenario where Kazee has to choose is a no win situation. If he hits Lee after the catch, he runs a high probability of drawing a flag for "defenseless" receiver, so he goes low. To then get a flag for "leading" with his head, what is the defender supposed to do?? Should he allow the receiver to catch the ball, make a decision that he has caught the ball, then decide to hit him? The NFL is out of their mind if the expect a defender to "wait" to see if the defender is legally officially able to be hit..
  11. HA, nice. Gotta follow the process......
  12. Arenas was a known entity, and had several years under his belt in the NFL, so a veteran versus a mid round pick Rookie who hadn't played a down at the pro level yet, Arenas would get the call.
  13. Let's not go overboard with the "Smith didn't know what he was doing" rhetoric. I acknowledge that Smith may never have transitioned him to FS, but Rico was very raw and didn't have a great camp his rookie year. Smith and Dimitroff saw the talent, and brought him back on PS to develop, and that is exactly what he did. If there wasn't any confirmation that Rico had talent, he never would have been given the opportunity to develop.
  14. Part of the equation here is how defenses play against the Falcon offense, and the double and triple teaming of Julio. We see it, Matt Ryan see's it, and the one thing we know about Ryan is that he typically is going to make the right read, based on how the defense is set up. If he see's Julio being double teamed, he's automatically going somewhere else. If there is a knock on Ryan in this instance, it is that he won't force feed a player, regardless of who it is. I think that plays out in the statistics you mentioned, and the only real way to combat that is by scheme. Moving Julio into stacked formations, sliding him down into the slot, etc.