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Posts posted by Falconsfan567

  1. 2 hours ago, Carter said:

    I think he stopped himself from saying what he really thought. A lot of guys thought it would be easy and got force fed some humble pie.

    Kinda off topic but not really, I can't help but keep looking at that stat line Swift produced. Gamecocks couldn't stop him, so why did they go to the air so much which led to all the interceptions? That I don't understand. You got folks saying that Georgia lost the game because they were too conservative on offense but they lost because of turnovers. Serious, 52 passes and 43 rushes for Georgia. What's wrong with this picture? Swift himself averaged nearly 5 yards a pop. Just very weird playcalling.

  2. 40 minutes ago, stizz said:

    Recharge not rebuild. Rebuild isn't guaranteed to work. Look at how long it took for Detroit, San Fran and Cleveland to turn around. People even doubt if Cleveland really turned around and if Baker is that guy. There are places on this team to slash from, but there are guys who need to be kept.

    The Falcons have a lot of talent. They just need the right coaching to maximize it. The Falcons aren't as far away as 1-5 would led you to believe. There's a reason they were a darkhorse SB pick coming into the season. It's because people can look at this roster and see they they should be so much better than they are but the coaching is some of the worst I've ever seen. I told folks that last year when they wanted to just blame it on injuries. It wasn't injuries, good coaching overcomes injuries. Just look at the year the Packers won the Super Bowl. They had so many guys on IR that year but coaching overcame it. The Falcons haven't had coaching this bad since the June Jones days.

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  3. Falcons win that game if Michael Turner doesn't get hurt. Turner was running so good that day and we were totally controlling the clock and the game. Turner went down and didn't play in the 2nd half and well, we were forced to pass nearly every play to move the ball and then we started turning the ball over and let the 49ers back in the game to win it.

  4. 45 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

    They tried a 2-3 format in 2012 with the new format of 2 WC's. If I remember right there were some complaints from the higher seed having to play on the road twice to start.

    Yes, again, that was because the schedule was condensed and they had to do it because they had limited days off to work with.

  5. 1 minute ago, Unknøwn said:

    The format was 2-3 at one time. They changed it to give each team the opportunity to potentially clinch at home.

    It was only a 2-3 format in 1995 because of the condensed schedule and the strike. 1996 and forward it's been 2-2-1.

  6. 14 minutes ago, Malachore said:

    Getting that off day certainly helps, always felt like it took away some of the advantage. 

    Back in 1995 they used a 2-3 format because they had a condensed schedule because the season didn't start until the end of April because of the strike, and you're right, that extra day off does help the lower seeded team more. There's just not a big enough advantage to being the higher seed in the division series.

  7. If MLB is dead set on keeping the division series as a best of 5 then I believe that it would be more fair if they went to a 2-3 format. Road teams are 20-11 in winner take all games in the division series format and I believe one of the reasons for that is the 2-2-1 format.

  8. No, please God. The Atlanta Falcons need to hire a person that has absolutely no ties to the Falcons. None!! Why? Because we need a fresh voice to come in and preach a fresh message, not the same crap the players have already had drilled through them for years. We also need a fresh set of eyes on this roster to make the tough decisions to get rid of players that should have been cut years ago.

  9. Just now, caponine said:

    we have seen it week in and week out for the last 3 years they are not that talented even when healthy. 

    You're confusing talent with being a good football player. Those are two different things. Again, you don't get drafted high in the draft if you're not amazingly talented. But there's so much more to being a good football player than just having talent. You can have all the talent in the world but if you don't have heart, desire, natural instincts, ect. you're going to be a terrible football player.

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  10. 3 hours ago, caponine said:

    .... still not telling me what talent we have on defense troll or not

    Takk, Beasley, Clayton were all 1st round picks. Oliver was a 2nd round pick. You don't get drafted in the 1st or 2nd round if you're not talented.

    There's a massive difference between being talented and being a good football player. Those guys aren't good football players but it would be wrong to say that they're not talented.

  11. 19 minutes ago, mqg96 said:

    This and putting in Luke Jackson in Game 1 instead of sticking with Fried as your closer from the beginning. That changed the whole momentum which led to us losing Game 1. Would have been a sweep over the Cardinals if not for this. Smitker over thought with the pitching. I would have also started Mike Soroka more too.

    Jackson only pitched because Martin got hurt. Martin doesn't get hurt then Jackson never sees the game. Snitker managed the game the same way he had the entire season. Greene/Martin for the 8th inning and Melancon for the 9th. That was the winning formula the Braves used when they were the hottest team in baseball from mid August through mid September. Wasn't any reason to change it.

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  12. 3 hours ago, Refried Beans said:

    Doesn't matter, I personally think Dan Quinn quit as our head coach when Blank underminded him and re-signed Julio. No way Quinn backed that signing. Once and again Blank screws the fans of Atlanta by getting in the way and pushing a coach out. Everything was going good until Julio wanted his money and that's when the team started splitting. Plus the dude don't practice!?! Come on man. Front office divided, team divided, all on Blank. Julio wasn't worth it. Now Falcons are screwed for next 3 years with money and Quinn knows it and he is basically saying win with Julio and your great offense now that you screwed me on being able to get some better corners, or basically anything on defensive side of the ball. Same story to the T as what happened with Smitty. Blank just repeated "The Process" Hire a coach let him come in and re-energize a broken ship and then after two years when everything is running as its best, step in as owner and try to start running it yourself. Blank always working off the success of others ask Bernie Marcus. 


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  13. 26 minutes ago, The Kingfish said:

    $12 million dollars seems too much to pay Teheran just to be an innings-eater. They could probably sign Tanner Roark or for a little more than half that to do the same thing.

    Especially an "innings eater" who's only good for 175 innings and is completely gassed.

    I agree with @jidady and think that Julio is hurt and has been for a while now and just won't tell anyone. Its the only thing that makes sense to understand why he can give it every amount of effort he's got and barely reach 90 mph anymore. He also threw over 200 innings in both 2014 and 2015 (221  innings in 14) and hasn't come close to reaching 200 innings since. I don't know, something is just off with him.

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  14. 15 hours ago, vel said:

    Imagine trading a 24 year old TE coming right into his prime and performing like a top five player at his position right now. Hooper is tied for the most TDs at the position and the second most yards. TD should be fired on the spot if he does that, especially given how hard it is to find TEs. 

    Remember when everyone hated Austin Hooper and there were only a few of us that actually supported him and tried to preach patience? Yep. Pepperidge Farm remembers too.

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