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ukfalc last won the day on February 11 2012

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  1. This is true. His TD numbers are bafflingly poor given how good the rest of his numbers are.
  2. Montana is the best of all time IMO. Drafted by an awful team, was a key to turning them around and won 2 SB even before he was fortunate enough to play with Rice. Nobody has been better in big, pressure games. Steve Young inherited a much better situation, and “only” won 1 SB with it. As for Ryan, he should 100% be a HoF’er based on his likely career numbers and wins. If he played for any of the media darling teams he’d be a lock. However, I’ve always said our players need to be 20% better than everyone else to get the same level of respect and recognition from the media and voters. They overlook the flaws of others, but we are judged solely on our flaws, and unless he wins at least 1 SB (if not 2) I see him being shafted on that basis.
  3. I was a big fan of Quinn at the beginning, but now I find myself struggling to identify anything that he excels at. His teams consistently look underprepared, lack discipline, he’s not a good X’s and O’s Coach, his game management is poor and he has show little ability to coach guys up. I still find it impossible to understand how an offence that was one of the all time greats in 2016 had been so underwhelming since then with largely the same (if not better) talent, and how a young defence that showed so much promise that season has failed to improve under a defence minded coach. Some of our performances over the last couple of years have been amongst the worst I’ve seen, which is inexcusable given the talent on this team.
  4. People need to stop seeing through the world through the twisted, dishonest and corrupted lens of party politics. Neither side gives a **** about the people, equality, or solving any of society's problems etc. The ONLY thing they care about is the acquisition/retention of political power so that hey can use and abuse for their own benefit. Buying in to either side's lies and demonising the other side, is how they control and distract the masses.
  5. Speed - Moss Hands - Chris Carter Route Running - Rice Work Ethic - Rice Contested Catches - CJ
  6. This guy looks like a beast from his highlight tape. Powerful, relentless and fantastic speed for his size. I can’t wait to see him on the field.
  7. ..and when Roddy, Abe and Tony retired we had no ammunition to try to replace them with. The Julio trade cost us any chance to compete in 2013 & 2014 and set us back at least 2 years. A trade up to #2 this year will do likewise.
  8. For 25 years I was obsessed with football and would absorb anything NFL related like a sponge. I then fell out of love with football in 2011, and have been very close to totally walking away since then. I dislike Benz Stadium and wish we played in a proper outdoor stadium and on a real grass field. I didn’t watch any of SB LI, and have only ever seen 2 plays from the game. i believe Julio Jones is one of the most overrated big name players in NFL history. Don’t get me wrong, I actually think he’s a good player - But I just don’t think he belongs on the pedestal that everyone here puts him on. I met Morten Andersen in London and didn’t recognise him. I knew his face was familiar, but couldn’t think who it was. I actually thought he might be an old 70’s rockstar!
  9. We had the best unit in the league. These are a serious downgrade apart from the throwback and the helmet. Ironically, the bucks unis yesterday look like they are based on the ones we’ve just replaced. They look much better than our new ones :-(
  10. ...not for me. I don't get he chance to watch that many falcons games live, but whenever I see Julio I almost always find his play a little underwhelming. Maybe I just don't get to see the right games. I cant help thinking that he should be much more productive in the red zone and has horrible TD numbers for a guy who is supposed to be THE best in the NFL according to some. I would rank Deion and Tong G miles above Julio in any list of the all-time NFL greats - although I suppose they only played short a handful of season here and Tony G's prime years were spent in KC. If the greatest falcons has to be a "lifer", I'd say there is very little to choose between Ryan, Tuggle and Julio. I might also include Abe, as he spend many of his prime years here. In only became a fan in the mid 80's so I can't properly rank the guys who played before then.
  11. There were 10 DE’s drafted in rounds 1&2 of the 2015 Draft and only one (drafted at #63) has more career sacks than Vic Beasley. I’m not a fan of Beasley, but the notion that Beasley is some Megabust who shows our FO to be inept, is laughable. Half the problem, is that some fans have unrealistic expectations. To some, if your not top 3-5 in you position in the NFL then you are garbage and a bust.
  12. The rest of the picks are meh, but I’d take a draft with 3 players the quality of Matthews, Free and Allen every season. Free and Allen were huge value picks where taken.
  13. We had a borderline HOF DE on the roster when TD came here so we didn't exactly need to invest a ton off draft capital in the DE position from 08-12. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t. We actually found some good value in Kroy Biermann in 08, whose production exceeded his draft position. Vic Beasley has been a disappointment and clearly not the elite rusher we were hoping for, but his numbers need to be put into some perspective. He still somehow averages more than a sack every 2 games. The percentage of DE who match or exceed that through 5 years is probably a lot lower than most AFMB would care to admit.
  14. TD made this known at the time of the 2011 draft. On paper, it was a ridiculous move to make at the time. It delayed our OL rebuild for 2 years and left us without the draft capital to replace Abe, Turner, Gonzo with better players. It was unquestionably a very significant factor in our 2013 and 14 slump. 99 times out of 100, a team making that trade in that position doesn’t get anywhere near enough value to justify a 5 for 1 draft swap. Thankfully for us, we did actually hit on a great talent and the 2011 and 2012 draft classes turned out to be poor that we probably did get more value that we would have had staying put...
  15. How do you value a player who had produced 8 and 15.5 sack seasons, but also had a two poor 5 sack seasons between them? I’d let him go unless he’s willing to give a very low value cap friendly deal, because I don’t think he can be trusted to give us a decent return on any investment. Somebody - who is desperate for a pass rush - will be blinded by his 2 best years, and will offer him way more money than his inconsistent production justifies.
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