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  1. This! I have called annually and gotten discounted or free Sunday ticket.
  2. To win a championship you need depth, especially at a critical position like running back. You trade Coleman, then what happens if Freeman gets dinged up as the season goes on? Do you really want our postseason hopes riding on Ward's back or Brian Hill?
  3. The Coca-Cola ad, when the whole thing went bright red was hard on the eyes. It really was incredible to see. I also love the three story high pillar that is screen all the way around it. Seeing three story high video of players was pretty awesome!
  4. I have been a fan since I started watching football as a kid in the late 80s. My first home Falcons game was in 2002 vs the Bears. I loved watching the team live so much, that I bought season tickets in 2003 even though I live in Pennsylvania. This season is #14 as a STH. So home games? Maybe 30-35? I have also traveled to see the team play away games in Pittsburgh, New York, Baltimore and DC.
  5. I agree with those saying this isn't as crazy at it seems. He has the size and athleticism to work inside at DT and outside at end in this scheme. Clayborn and Reed aren't going to be around forever (maybe even not beyond this season) so we're going to need to replace them with younger guys and Bryant certainly fits the mold. He has similar size to Clayborn and Grady, so he would fit in nicely.
  6. I looked this up earlier. After week 1: Matt Ryan #3 in passing yards #3 in yards per attempt #7 in completion percentage #3 in QB rating And despite not putting up 30+ in the game, we are the #6 offense (based on total yardage) in the NFL after week 1. That is going against a defense that was #6 in pass defense last year.. before they upgraded at CB and Safety this past offseason. Sometimes you just have to play a conservative game to win against a tough defense, and that is what we did. it didn't look flashy and didn't involved many (hello Hooper!) big plays, but we were efficient and came away with the win.
  7. I agree. The team was far from perfect, but there were highlights that helped finally put the SB loss behind us. New season, new things to focus on and be happy about.
  8. Hey, hey.. they could still have a perfect season.. 0-16 is staring them in the face. LOL Not that it would happen, but it would be great if it did.
  9. If you had to pick a theme song for the 2017 Falcons, what would it be? What song fires you up and epitomizes how you feel about this coming season? Mine is "Otherwise - Coming for the Throne" because I feel like this is a season of redemption for us. We got knocked down but now we're back, stronger, and more determined than ever to take the crown. Everyone is hung up on the Patriots come back in the Super Bowl last year .. but I want, at the end of this season, everyone to be hung up on the Falcons rising back up to not only make it back to the SB, but to win it this time.
  10. I think all this trolling is going to backfire and just be fuel on our boy's fire to tear up the league this season. Week 7 is a start, but none of this nonsense is going to stop until we win it all. I want us to wipe the field with the Pats in week 7 and then face and finish them off in the Super Bowl. I want redemption...
  11. Enjoy it while it lasts Patriots... 'cuz this season we're coming for the throne and we will not be stopped. Which reminds me, this would be a great theme song for this season.
  12. I'm in York, just a little south of Harrisburg.
  13. Where are you in Pennsylvania? I have two seats in section 305, row 7.
  14. Or.. talk to a season ticket holder who lives in Pennsylvania and doesn't get to every game. PM me and let me know what game(s) you are looking at. If it isn't a game I'm planning to go to, we can talk.
  15. I found this interesting read on the new guy: http://milehighsports.com/2017-make-or-break-ty-sambrailo/ From high-round draft pick to possibly being the odd man out on a re-tooled offensive line, the fall of Ty Sambrailo has been steep. Hard-luck injuries, ineffectiveness in other spots along the line and roster additions around him in the offseason have left fans in the Mile High City wondering out loud if the sand is beginning to run out on Sambrailo’s time in a Broncos uniform. There are valid arguments why Sambrailo should or shouldn’t be on the roster. Finding competent offensive lineman with experience in today’s NFL, especially athletic ones like Sambrailo, suggest there should a spot for the tackle on Denver’s roster. Conversely, from his injury history and poor scheme fit with the coaching change, there are logical conclusions to come to that tell us he might be playing his last snaps in Denver. Sambrailo stays in the picture Having quick feet for a lineman, in addition to being a USSA skiing champion at one point in his life, points to Sambrailo playing left tackle at the pro level. Starting in place of an injured Ryan Clady in the 2015 season, Sambrailo did a solid job before succumbing to his own season-ending injury that year. While it was admirable on the part of the previous coaching staff to try to get him on the field in any capacity, shuffling him around the offensive line was the equivalent of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Nothing much has changed in two seasons and Sambrailo is still best utilized as a left tackle for Denver. With Garett Bolles now on board, it probably won’t be as the starter long-term, but there is still value in having an insurance policy with someone like Sambrailo on the roster. If we consider his age, upside and his affordable contract in comparison to his main competition, Donald Stephenson, Sambrailo can still be an asset to the Broncos. However, Stephenson took first-team reps at left tackle on Day 1 of OTAs, signaling that Sambrailo could be in for an even steeper climb that originally thought. With that in mind, Joseph said on Tuesday that Sambrailo will have every chance to compete for the starting left tackle job. “Absolutely. Everyone has a chance,” Joseph said. “Every guy who plays tackle on this team has chance. Every player has a chance to be a main guy for this football team.” Sambrailo on the way out What hurts Sambrailo’s chances of making the team out of camp is that he is only a left tackle. If you compare him to others like Stephenson, Michael Schofield and free-agent signee Menelik Watson, they all have an advantage over him in their ability to play different spots on the line. Playing multiple spots adequately is something Sambrailo hasn’t done so far in Denver, although he did do it in college at Colorado State. With a limited 48-man game-day roster, Sambrailo has to prove he’s more than a one-trick Bronco. He showed up bigger and stronger this year, but it’s hard to say if that will be enough to keep Sambrailo on the team. While a natural scheme-fit for a zone-blocking scheme under Gary Kubiak, Sambrailo, on paper, doesn’t seem to be a natural mesh for Jeff Davidson’s new power-blocking philosophy up front, emphasizing bigger, more physical lineman. Additionally, Denver can save a half-million dollars this year and nearly a million next year if they released him, based on cap numbers from Spotrac. This year’s OTAs and training camp have big implications for Sambrailo’s future in Denver. Whether or not the gifted, but maligned, tackle finally plays up to his abilities or the team decides to move in another direction is very much up in the air.