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  1. The one thing I agree with him on is that this is it. It is put up or shut up for DQ and this staff. There are (or shouldn't be) any more chances. As for the rest, talk about some cherry picked data. He brings up Vic Beasley, De’Vondre Campbell, Duke Riley while ignoring Deion Jones, Grady, Lindstrom, McGary, Oluokun, Ridley, Sheffield, Kazee, etc. He also ignores that all 3 of the players he gives as an example are currently starters on other teams. It isn't like they flamed out of the league or something. Of the 3, I think only Vic is headed out of the league but that is
  2. That sucks. Von is a great guy on top of being an incredible player. I hope he heals up and returns to form whenever he gets back.
  3. It is definitely an interesting approach and will help disguise things to keep opposing offenses guessing.
  4. I'm hoping it is Rowland. From what I've seen he looks like a pretty impressive return guy... and as a receiver he reminds me an awful lot of Taylor Gabriel. Similar stature, a little faster, and sneaky shifty. Throw in that he broke a reception record previously held by Jerry Rice and it makes me think he is someone we should hang onto and see what he develops into.
  5. Falcons sign quarterback Kyle Lauletta and what it means Lauletta was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft he Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday morning that they've signed quarterback Kyle Lauletta. Lauletta, 25, was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent one season with the Giants, appearing in two games, before he was released and signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad for the 2019 season. A three-year starter at Richmond, Lauletta completed 758 passes for 10,46
  6. https://sports.yahoo.com/falcons-sign-kyle-lauletta-141034908.html he Falcons are adding a quarterback to their roster on Wednesday. Agent Mike McCartney announced that his client Kyle Lauletta has signed with the Falcons. Lauletta recently worked out for the team along with Kyle Sloter and Jake Rudock.Lauletta was a Giants fourth-round pick in 2018, but was one of the team’s final cuts last year. He signed on with the Eagles practice squad and remained with the team until being cut in August. Lauletta was 0-for-5 with an interception in two games with the Giants as a roo
  7. This is the effect I was hoping Fowler would have on Takk! Takk has the talent, he just needs how Dwight Free ey (Vic with his 15 sack season) to show him how to be a professional. Hopefully it has a longer lasting effect on Takk than it did Beasley
  8. I don't know about this move. He was basically in the same boat as Takk. High draft pick who didn't produce. 5th year option not taken. Does he really make us better?
  9. That seems to be a common theme with just about everyone we brought in defensively... and that includes the UDFAs. They all are willing tacklers who love to hit people.
  10. Walker because of more immediate opportunity with only having 2 of 3 starting LBs before the draft. I think Hawkins will still contribute, but with Rico and Neal slotted as the starters I think his chances will be more limited. Of course there is the caveat that if Neal doesn't come back healthy/ready to go, Hawkins could get a lot more of a shot early. I'm actually really excited to see how Hawkins and Rico work together. People knock Rico a lot, but the man is like a coach on the field, moving people into the right places, calling out what he sees, and basically being the QB of
  11. Not at all. I think Graham is going to be good for us and is locked in as TE2 behind Hurst. I just think Pinkney can be the TE3 replacement for Stocker.
  12. ^^^ This. I like Takk, I was pulling for him to get it together but it really seems like he just doesn't care because he would rather be elsewhere. I think he shows up at camp out of shape because it sure doesn't seem like he has the motivation to put in the effort he needs to. He is going to screw himself out of a potential big free agent contract if he takes that approach.
  13. Totally agree. The article I posted mentions that he was rated as the top TE before the disastrous season last year. But they also point out that a good deal of the disaster had nothing to do with him. His skills didn't fall off a cliff after 2018, but the QB play on his team went to crap in 2019.
  14. I just went down the rabbit hole of small WRs in NFL history. Rowland could be Trindon Holliday, a good kick returner for a few years. Or.. he could be more. Rowland has the same size and speed as Steve Smith ... and we know how badly Smith torched NFL defenses for years. He also has similar traits to Julian Edleman (Edleman is slightly taller and slower) who was a 7th round pick. Not saying he is or will ever be either of those guys, but just saying a small guy like him with explosive speed can find a way to succeed in the NFL.
  15. Agreed. His speed and acceleration are incredibly impressive. At minimum he could be an explosive kick return guy.
  16. Lets hope so. A Jack Doyle type would more than replace Stocker's production from last year.
  17. Yea, agility is an issue and will have to be worked on, but his explosion coming off the line is impressive. His college coaches say he listens and takes to coaching so he certainly could improve.
  18. Listen to the whole statement he made... he compared him to Charles Woodson and said maybe he could make that transition at the end of his career. Rod Woodson and Ronde Barber did at the end of their careers too. But they were **** good CBs until age forced them to transition. I think it is short sighted to think he can't be successful at CB (which he was in college) just because he COULD potentially be better at safety eventually.
  19. That sucks man. I got that same vibe from Keith Brooking when I met him. It is disappointing when you like a player and they're kind of a jerk when you finally meet them. Thankfully, the vast majority of Falcons I've met have been great. One of my favorites was Patrick Kerney. He was a monster on the field but total goofball off of it. My wife wanted a picture with him. Since he is 6'5" and she is 5'6", she tried to pop up on her toes for the pic.. and every time she would pop up he would pop up on his toes too. He was cracking up the whole time. It was just one of those moments.
  20. Ito Smith is our 2nd back. The battle for 3rd is between Hill and Ollison.
  21. Who surprised me? Paul Worrilow. I expected camp body but he manged to pull together a decent career despite athletic limitations. Who didn't I give a 2nd thought to? Matt Gono. Watching him develop the last few years has been great. Who was I sure was going to be a good player and wasn't? Andreas Knappe. I thought for sure he would develop into our new Harvey Dahl. I feel like you're missing a question: What undrafted free agent(s) were you sure about and were right? Brent Grimes and Brian Poole. Grimes was dominant in college with his insane speed and athleti
  22. That was a fun watch. He looks like he is playing rugby instead of football, but man he is blowing by people and just crushing guys once he gets to them. Way WAYYY raw, but could be pretty good in a year or two with coaching.
  23. Interesting read on our latest UDFA TE.... and the author nails Pinkney ending up with the Falcons. https://vanderbilthustler.com/31565/featured/2020-nfl-draft-profile-jared-pinkney/ April 22, 2020 Back in August, Vanderbilt tight end Jared Pinkney was garnering legitimate, nationwide attention—the type of spotlight that is seldom cast on Commodore prospects. The senior received an excess of preseason accolades, as he was named to the John Mackey Award watch list, Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list, second team All-SEC and first team All-American by Sporting News. In a pr
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