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  1. RTSports know something we don't? News and Notes: The Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Tuesday. Quarterback coach Kevin Stefanski will take over as offensive coordinator for the Vikings for the rest of the season. DeFilippo was once considered a hot coaching prospect but this season has been a rough one for him. . . . . .Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team will hold kicking tryouts this week. Current kicker Chris Boswell has struggled in recent weeks and missed a game-tying field goal as time expired last week. . . . . .The Falcons fired general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Tuesday. Atlanta has underachieved in recent years, leading to the dismissal of Dimitroff. . . . . .The Colts released tight end Erik Swoope on Tuesday. Swoope has played some this season but fallen down the depth chart. . . . .The Raiders released running back C.J. Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson was just signed a few weeks back but didn't last long.
  2. I dream of a day we win it all and I can somehow put it behind me. Part of me died that night.
  3. Jedi, we all know our back is to the wall with the 2018 season. I'm not asking you to remain positive but is it too much to ask to not spam the boards with negativity? Just asking.
  4. The injuries aren't masking the problem they're magnifying the problem.
  5. Football is a team sport. In a one score game there should be plenty of blame to go around. Blaming the QB or the OC is an easy out. Don't forget we were going against the defending champs in their house that not only got healthier but also added weapons this offseason. We went toe for toe with the champs and almost pulled it off. We aren't the only team with high expectations. Them Eagles are legit. Built well on both sides of the ball. Their championship last season wasn't a fluke and we gave them another run for their money in one of the toughest places to play in all of sports. Better days ahead.
  6. To the player and team it's a business and they both have every right to conduct themselves how they deem fit. ...and we as fans have every right to bltch and moan how we deem fit. That being said......I'm glad Julio was in camp and the distraction isn't lingering.
  7. The Red Storm.
  8. I survived free agency hyper-bole. I survived the countless, pointless mock drafts. I survived Julio holding out for gas money. .........now If I can just survive a few more days of pre-season strategical and philosophical tendencies and their effects on morale and seasonal readiness. sigh
  9. He must have been highly contagious. He was making me sick from 976 miles away.
  10. ..….because Jake didn't sign a new contract two years ago.
  11. Sounds like the defense is going to be fun to watch. Fast. I like that. Arrive violently. Jones is in camp. Takk healthy and bigger. A faster Campbell. If we can get Grady locked up it would put an exclamation point on a near perfect offseason,
  12. To the O.P. Rant all you want. You're entitled as a fan. But here is some food for thought. Falcon's brass doesn't mind making Julio the highest paid receiver in football. I know this because they already have just a short two years ago. But the salary cap doesn't allow you to give a player a signing bonus, spread it over the length of the contract, and then renegotiate with three years left on the contract and eat the remainder of the signing bonus and remain competitive in other areas of your squad. Julio is a great receiver that we gave up a ton on draft day for his services. A better receiver than we probably even thought he could be. As great as he is Julio isn't going to make a bad team championship material. Julio Jones signed a 5 year, $71,256,045 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $47,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,251,209. In 2018, Jones will earn a base salary of $10,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,900,000 and a dead cap value of $4,800,000. At the end of 2018 Julio will have earned $57,510,829.00 in three years of playing football. There is still over $7.000.000.00 of signing bonus left on Julio's current contract that would count against our cap should we sign Julio to a different contract.
  13. If Julio is such a savvy 'business man' he would understand why the Falcons cannot rework a five year contract that he has already received an upfront signing bonus only partway into the contract with 47 million guaranteed. If the Falcons wanted to rework his contract I don't believe they could. He still has bonus money on the books through 2019.