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    takeitdown got a reaction from Fiercefalcon in Do you know what the really sad thing is?   
    Even in the 4th quarter before the utter collapse, I didn't think the team was playing great.  Dallas was walking all over our defense unless we forced a turnover.
    Turnovers are great, but you can't count on huge turnover margins, and when you have them, you should win 35-10.  We had a close game when we were up 5-0 on turnovers.  That means the other team is beating you in all phases except turnovers.
    It was going to be a W that still wasn't sustainable week to week.  Instead it became a miraculous L.  Pathetic.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Knight of God in Whitt - What's Up With Your Secondary?   
    Oh, I know.  The Falcons let it happen the entire 1st half of last season, and random times before then.
    I'm just saying whatever defense you play should be better than that. You're never going to win like that.  You're giving up 10 yards a play.  It doesn't matter what else happens on the team if you do that.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Boise Falcon Fan in Whitt - What's Up With Your Secondary?   
    We looked just like last year 1st 8 games.
    I'm hoping they make the adjustments after 1 game instead of 8.  But really can't figure how we ever let a QB throw 90% completion rate.  You're doing it wrong.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Knight of God in Whitt - What's Up With Your Secondary?   
    We looked just like last year 1st 8 games.
    I'm hoping they make the adjustments after 1 game instead of 8.  But really can't figure how we ever let a QB throw 90% completion rate.  You're doing it wrong.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from BamaBirdLady in AJ Terrell: Surrendered 100 Yards and Perfect 158.3 Passer Rating   
    I didn't like the Terrell pick at the time, and some guys I did like (Winfield, Dantzler, Kinlaw, Johnson) did well.
     
    That said, it's one game.  Hopefully he becomes the best in the draft.  I still think we could have gotten the same talent in the early 2nd, and been able to get a CB and S.  
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Vandy in AJ Terrell: Surrendered 100 Yards and Perfect 158.3 Passer Rating   
    I didn't like the Terrell pick at the time, and some guys I did like (Winfield, Dantzler, Kinlaw, Johnson) did well.
     
    That said, it's one game.  Hopefully he becomes the best in the draft.  I still think we could have gotten the same talent in the early 2nd, and been able to get a CB and S.  
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    takeitdown got a reaction from slider in 9 of 12 Offensive Possessions   
    Yep.  If you're not targeting the weaknesses of the other team on both sides of the ball, you're missing 1/2 the game.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from sdogg in 9 of 12 Offensive Possessions   
    It's an indictment of the offense, but also the defense.
    There's no way the Seahawks should have scored a touchdown basically every time.  You have to hold teams to field goals 1/2 the time to make it work.
    And the offense obviously needs to be way higher on that count.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Drew4719 in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    I mean I agree he's underrated even when he does well.  Usually because the team didn't do well (defense and OL) even if he did.  Combined with there's not anything "exciting" about his game.  He's a distributor.
    I think most seasons since 2012 he's a top 5 guy, but he's had a couple, last year being one, where he doesn't look like it.
    If our OL holds up and we have pretty good playcalling, he'll look great.  In an Andy Reid/Sean Payton type offense for his whole career, he'd be considered a top top guy.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Drew4719 in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    He had a down season last year.  These things are very skewed toward the last season because it's the closest in people's memories.
    Ryan looked like a 10-12th best QB last year, not a top 5 guy.  But 2 of the 3 previous years he looked like a top 3 guy.  So recency bias combined w boringness would be my guess.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Da D!rty D!rty in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    He had a down season last year.  These things are very skewed toward the last season because it's the closest in people's memories.
    Ryan looked like a 10-12th best QB last year, not a top 5 guy.  But 2 of the 3 previous years he looked like a top 3 guy.  So recency bias combined w boringness would be my guess.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from JohnnyFranchise in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    He had a down season last year.  These things are very skewed toward the last season because it's the closest in people's memories.
    Ryan looked like a 10-12th best QB last year, not a top 5 guy.  But 2 of the 3 previous years he looked like a top 3 guy.  So recency bias combined w boringness would be my guess.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from 1989Fan in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    He had a down season last year.  These things are very skewed toward the last season because it's the closest in people's memories.
    Ryan looked like a 10-12th best QB last year, not a top 5 guy.  But 2 of the 3 previous years he looked like a top 3 guy.  So recency bias combined w boringness would be my guess.
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    takeitdown reacted to Ergo Proxy in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    Exactly. People use Julio to discredit Matt when arguably a top-tier OC is actually more valuable or important.
    Who isn’t underrated in Atlanta tho? More chances of being underrated playing in this city.
    Freddie Freeman is a lot like Matt Ryan.
    Looks boring to people that don’t love the game. I guess? Has to be.
    If you play with swag tho you instantly get rated so well by your peers? (See Mayfield rated as a top 50 player; ahead of Matt after rookie season)
    Media and personality is shaping “opinion” far more than objective consideration.
    Talk to any casual football fan outside of Atlanta; or any random casual “Falcon” fan, and it’s like Julio is the only elite WR/weapon in the game and he is ONLY playing with Ryan. Just not fair to the rest of the league.
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    takeitdown reacted to Atlantafan21 in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    I didn’t even realize it until I saw it earlier this morning, but Matt’s stats are actually similar to Watson. They have the same TD total, very close in completion percentage, Matt had more yards but a few more INTS, and their YPA were about the same. Yet one is ranked in the top 5 by almost everyone now while the other isn’t even in the top 10 by those very same people. So even in Matt’s down year, he had a good Watson year who is apparently a top 5 QB now. 
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    I mean I agree he's underrated even when he does well.  Usually because the team didn't do well (defense and OL) even if he did.  Combined with there's not anything "exciting" about his game.  He's a distributor.
    I think most seasons since 2012 he's a top 5 guy, but he's had a couple, last year being one, where he doesn't look like it.
    If our OL holds up and we have pretty good playcalling, he'll look great.  In an Andy Reid/Sean Payton type offense for his whole career, he'd be considered a top top guy.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in 53 NFL people were asked to rank their Top 5 QB’s...Matt Ryan didn’t garner a single vote. Discuss   
    He had a down season last year.  These things are very skewed toward the last season because it's the closest in people's memories.
    Ryan looked like a 10-12th best QB last year, not a top 5 guy.  But 2 of the 3 previous years he looked like a top 3 guy.  So recency bias combined w boringness would be my guess.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Atl Falcon in The Bull.   
    Yeah I was hoping for Kinlaw in the first (though I did have injury concerns) or Blacklock in the 2nd.  Neither quite made it to us.  Think they could have been game changers.
    I really hope Marlon turns out to be the real thing whenever he mends.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from FalconsIn2012 in The Bull.   
    Yeah I was hoping for Kinlaw in the first (though I did have injury concerns) or Blacklock in the 2nd.  Neither quite made it to us.  Think they could have been game changers.
    I really hope Marlon turns out to be the real thing whenever he mends.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in The how and why behind John Cominsky’s emergence in training camp   
    I love hearing about the improvement and hope it's real.
    I don't like the simple binary he's a run stopper at end and a pass rusher at tackle.
    It's great to have someone with that end/tackle flexibility, but let him rush some from end.  Make the tackle stand up to a 290 lb guy coming straight at him and then a 255 lb guy trying to go around him.  Some OT's are very susceptible to power.  Utilize that.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in Pass to Score, Run to Win...3 year data of league trends   
    Yep, that's basic situational football.  Pass when you're down, run when you're up substantially.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from OrthoPTSD in Carpenter Possibly Next On Chopping Block: Falcons “Move Back” To Outside Zone   
    I didn't like either of those two guards (would rather have spent not quite twice the money for a sure fire good starter) but I didn't think it was insane.
    I figured they'd mix more inside zone with outside zone and deploy occasional man schemes.
    Most teams aren't 100% one way.  Those guys would have made some sense in that type of scheme if they were just better players.  Brown is actually athletic, which could have translated, but wasn't very good.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from TheFatboi in Julio Jones, Kendall Sheffield ball out as competition heats up | AT&T Training Camp highlights   
    Yeah, they just have to adjust their game to being non-alien.  Julio as he ages will have to use his strength more and could stand to get a touch better at contested catches.  If he can make those, he could play til 40 if he wanted.
    He'll have to make the adjustments Jordan did.  Ok, I'm a bit slower than I was, but I can still do these few things great...I'll lean into those.
     
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    takeitdown got a reaction from vitaman in Carpenter Possibly Next On Chopping Block: Falcons “Move Back” To Outside Zone   
    I didn't like either of those two guards (would rather have spent not quite twice the money for a sure fire good starter) but I didn't think it was insane.
    I figured they'd mix more inside zone with outside zone and deploy occasional man schemes.
    Most teams aren't 100% one way.  Those guys would have made some sense in that type of scheme if they were just better players.  Brown is actually athletic, which could have translated, but wasn't very good.
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    takeitdown got a reaction from falconsd56 in Carpenter Possibly Next On Chopping Block: Falcons “Move Back” To Outside Zone   
    I didn't like either of those two guards (would rather have spent not quite twice the money for a sure fire good starter) but I didn't think it was insane.
    I figured they'd mix more inside zone with outside zone and deploy occasional man schemes.
    Most teams aren't 100% one way.  Those guys would have made some sense in that type of scheme if they were just better players.  Brown is actually athletic, which could have translated, but wasn't very good.
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