aer2033

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  1. The Patriots do get a freebie entry to the playoffs every year because of their division. That probably won't change this year either. But give them credit, they take advantage of it. Their team is not much better than other playoff teams. They just do all the little things right. That's usually the difference in a close game (which all of their Super Bowl appearances have been) The Falcons just need to be average on defense and be able to pick up a 3rd and short. Hopefully players getting healthy will help the defense. And hopefully there are improvements with the O-line to pick up the tough yards. That and a little luck and Falcons could be headed to Miami!
  2. With Kwon getting that much, Debo will break the bank. Barring injury we will almost certainly make him the highest paid LB in the NFL when his time comes. Add to that, look at the contract Landon Collins just got (6 yr $84M) and that probably gives you a starting point for Keanu Neal. Falcons can pick up his 5th year option next year though to at least have him 2 more seasons. Bottom line ...like others have said Falcons MUST continue to draft well. Hard decisions ahead. Good problem to have (especially during the next 2 year window)
  3. In today's NFL, I just don't see paying a DT that much money. The Rams have maybe the 2 best DTs in the league and they struggled against the run all season. They also only ranked 15th in sacks. Put as much money as you can into the O-line and get some 2nd tier free agents or draft picks for D-line. With a great O-line, you can light up the scoreboard AND get the tough 3rd/4th and 1 to eat the clock or put a team away.
  4. These, but with the red helmets!!
  5. Biggest ********* coach in the NFL.
  6. Most of these interviews were done after we lost to Philly in the first game of the season. And all the criticism was deserved after that game! But not just on Matt Ryan--the whole offense (WRs,RB,OL,OC). That game was pitiful. The arguments about money are pathetic. It's just the market rate for a FRANCHISE QB--and Matt Ryan is definitely that! He's not Aaron Rodgers and never will be. He is and has been a top 10 QB in this league for 10 years now. GMs would kill to draft a guy that they can count on for 10+ years. Why can't we appreciate that we have a great QB on our team?!? Us Falcons fans will most certainly miss Matt Ryan when he is gone. Maybe when we're one of the teams constantly searching for another franchise QB, we'll appreciate him then.
  7. After watching that game, it would be really hard to lose to the Cardinals. They were just plain TERRIBLE. How the h*** they beat a healthy Aaron Rodgers I'll never know.
  8. Bosher is probably the best special teams player we have. Not only does he kickoff and punt, but he usually has to make the tackle too.
  9. Zimmer's quote was perfect!
  10. The new rule about leading with your helmet should change his running style at least a little. But given his age and position, 2-3 more years of good production. After that, you cut the RB loose (not just Freeman--pretty much any RB) and draft another one.
  11. I'm not a big fan of the play call, but it did end up with Julio against man coverage in the end zone. I'll take that all day, but Julio fell down. Also, I wanted to get rid of Shanahan after his first year with the Falcons too. Then we have a historically great offense the next year. Not saying we will be THAT good again, but you have to give it time. If they can just get the average points per game up from 21 to 26 we should be fine (assuming the defense continues to improve)
  12. If we get rid of Bosher, who is gonna make all the tackles on the punt returns?
  13. Since Cousins just got $84M guaranteed, that will be the starting point. It will go up from there. Like it or not, that's the new market price for a franchise QB.