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Everything posted by rcky_mtn_falcon

  1. I disagree, Tom Brady would have been in the same position Ryan has been in his entire career. Crappy defenses, and changing OC's every 3 years, is not conducive to winning. Blank has hired 4 head coaches. 3 have been former DC's and our defense has pretty much sucked for 4 decades. It's been complete crap for the majority of Ryan's career, with a few mediocre outliers.
  2. Speaking of the most Falcon thing ever. I was having a conversation with my son the other day and he asked who I thought would win the Super Bowl. I answered the Patriots as much as I hate them. Then he asked about the NFC. I said right now it looks like it might be the 49ers. They're the number 2 defense and we all know that Shanahan will put the offense in position to score a boat load of points. So then I told him the most Falcon thing ever would be to sit there and watch a 49ers - Patriots SB and to see the 49ers end up winning it.
  3. Then you obviously didn't watch the game last night. He sent a blitz on almost every play from the 2nd quarter on.
  4. I've seen Drew Brees throw 5 interceptions in 1 game against the Falcons. Sometimes crap happens. If Matt continues to throw multiple interceptions every week we'll worry. In the meantime we've just played 2 of the toughest d lines we're going to face this season. Both with DCs that blitz like crazy. Let's hope this o line gels and buys him a little more time.
  5. That requirement was one that board members requested to prevent people creating an account just to troll, and generally after 100 posts you know what kind of poster they are going to be. I think one of Quinn's biggest mistakes as head coach was ever relinquishing play calling over the defense. He's had 2 different DCs calling the defense and it always looks better when he takes the reins. Quinn is the full time DC now. Koetter has been OC in Atlanta before and been very successful but had no defense to help put games away. Sarkisian was a college coach with no NFL experience, and wasn't up to the task. Our offense was still top 10. Matt Ryan is an elite QB, period. He's not flashy he doesn't run his mouth. He just shows up and does his job every week. He's also one of the toughest SOBs at the position. He was sacked 42 times last year, hit probably 4 times that and still put up numbers right in line with his MVP season. We have 3 new coordinators so we might start the season slow or we might bust out of the gates. It's anyone's guess at this point.
  6. No it was reported at least 6 months ago that they were working on a deal, and then all of Hill's legal issues came back around. They were going to sign him then but didn't know if he might find his way out of the league with his domestic abuse drama.
  7. Maybe go back and look at Bryant's first 5 seasons. He wasn't all world with the Giants, indy, Miami, or Bucs. Yes the years he was with the Falcons were some of his best, but kickers often times take longer to develop than the other positions. Maybe it's because teams cling to the older kickers like security blankets, so the young guys don't get a real chance until their late 20's. Walsh had it, and then lost it, so you can bet he's hungry and wants it back.
  8. As long as he kicks it through the uprights first he can do what ever he wants to with it.
  9. I would not be surprised if we reach out to Mike Myers. He spent a couple of seasons competing in PS and learning from Bryant.
  10. It's on the CW in Atlanta, channel 69. I'm out of town and just had the wife set it up to record, we also have Directv, so it's definitely available in Atlanta.
  11. I don't think we will. We put Benkert on IR which keeps him from being cut and claimed. I think Schaub is the backup 1 more year no matter what and then we cut him for cap, and Benkert is the backup for 2 years.
  12. Or we put Benkert on IR, still on roster but doesn't count against the 53
  13. He's been straight garbage for the last 3 preseasons. Maybe when he was signed it was useful to have him around from the understanding Shannahan's scheme aspect, but at this point Ryan has already been in this system 4 years. Ryan will also understand the "tweaks" made to the scheme better as he already has the experience playing under both Koetter and Mularkey. I NEVER want to see him step on the field in a meaningful game and have to throw the ball.
  14. Kubuiak could actually play when he had to though.
  15. Could you point to evidence in the recent past that Schaub is a "pretty good QB". Every game I've seen him play in the last 3 years as backup, have been straight dookie. If you could see him pulling a Hostetler or Foles you must be named Mr. Roarke, because you are on Fantasy Island.
  16. I saw him get held bigger than **** on that same play.
  17. The Murphy deal is why I'm leaning toward believing Jackson was in the package.
  18. I'm seeing differing reports on the Shane Greene trade. This is from the Detroit News. The Tigers had yet to confirm what they got back, but multiple media reports cited three players in the package: ► Left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz, the Braves No. 7-rated prospect, who is pitching in Double-A. ► Left fielder Travis Demerrtte, a 2013 first round pick of the Rangers, who has found himself at age 25. He's got 20 home runs and a .994 OPS at Triple-A Gwinnett. ► Catcher-outfielder Alex Jackson, 23, and a former first-round pick of the Mariners in 2014, has 23 home runs and 53 RBIs at Gwinnett. Other sources only show Wentz and Demeritte.
  19. The incentive is playing on a strong team headed to the playoffs. A team that will be even better next year with some of these young guys maturing. What the heck do they have in San Fran to keep you from waiving your no trade clause.
  20. There was a fumble with no contact when he leaped over someone, but fumbles can be corrected. We'll just have to see how he does, I wish him luck.
  21. According to this he had 1 unnecessary roughness penalty all last year. https://www.footballdb.com/stats/penalties-player.html?yr=2018&tm=2&sort=position
  22. Hill might be a slight head case. Based on what ?? Where did the head case nonsense come from ??
  23. You may be right, but I still think they learned a lesson and won't try to sneak Ollison to the PS.
  24. I think we end up with 4 TE's, 4RB's and no "FB" with Stocker, Hill, and Ollison all playing some from the FB position. I think that gives us the best of all worlds with 3 players that bring different dimensions to the position. I've got us down to 26 on offense. Benkert, might go back to the PS, but if camp reports are accurate you might have to keep him on the roster. Preseason will answer a lot of these questions. WR Julio Jones Russell Gage LT Jake Matthews Matt Gono LG James Carpenter Jamon Brown C Alex Mack Wes Schweitzer RG Chris Lindstrom RT Ty Sambrailo Kaleb McGary TE Austin Hooper Luke Stocker Eric Saubert Logan Paulsen WR Mohamed Sanu Calvin Ridley Justin Hardy Marcus Green QB Matt Ryan Matt Schaub Kurt Benkert RB Devonta Freeman Ito Smith Brian Hill Qadree Ollison
  25. Nope, when they tried to hide Hill the Bills signed him quickly there after. I don't see them taking that chance with Ollison.