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  1. Love the confidence. I don't buy it though, and hope we don't try it. Julio will have to be replaced by the aggregate, which in my opinion can make us less predictable and possibly more dangerous as an offense. Take Julio's 130+ targets per year and redistribute them between Ridley, Gage, Pitts, Hurst, Davis, Patterson, Sharpe, and Zaccheaus. Test other team's depth by distributing the ball across more of our weapons.
  2. If we are talking about a 5th round RB and the team is running his wheels off 3 years into his rookie deal, I might side with the RB holding out for a new contract or being disgruntled. It's not his fault he hasn't gotten paid. It's because nobody believed in him enough to draft him sooner. I can respect that perspective and wanting to get paid fair market after he proved himself when everybody else underestimated him. After rookie deals, no player is being held hostage, especially not one that took a $25m signing bonus and $66m in guarantees. He willingly volunteered to be in the po
  3. When a player signs a 5 year deal, they got money up front in the form of a signing bonus to mitigate the risk of an injury or being cut 1/2/3/4 years into that contract. The player is taking up front money to mitigate their future risks. Players can and some have taken less up front money with less years on their contract in order to be a Free Agent during their prime years. If a player wants a bigger signing bonus and more guaranteed money, the team's investment risk is mitigated by the player agreeing to play under contract for more years. The team takes on the financial risk becaus
  4. Reason #1 = We get hit with a $40m+ dead cap number if we cut him. Reason #2 = We have to keep him until we find a trade partner.
  5. I don't want to lose Julio. My favorite player on the Falcons. This is all sad news. That being said, the Sanu situation was a LOT different. He was only owed $3.8m that next season, which is great for a #2 WR. The Pats gave a second because they were getting a #2 WR with a below market contract value. Julio's cap hit this season is $23m in the year following Covid impacting revenues and tight cap numbers for the majority of teams. Julio's contract is actually pretty favorable over the next couple of seasons for what he brings, but it just sucks this year due to how it's structured.
  6. Is it just me or does DLed sound like somebody else impersonating and making fun of DLed?
  7. My 2 cents. At that draft position, I'm sure there were a handful of guys we would've been very happy drafting. We only moved back 5 spots in order to move up 105 spots. This was a no-brainer trade in our favor. We got the guy we wanted with the 2nd pick and got another guy that wouldn't have been around 105 picks later.
  8. I don't think the cap should have any influence on who we draft. You draft the best player available. If the best player available is at a position you don't need, try to trade out of the position. If there are multiple players that are the best at their respective positions, you take whichever one improves your team the most. You don't reach, taking a player because of need above impact players at other positions. But you also don't take a player at a position you are deep in if there is comparable talent at a position of need. At #4, there are several elite prospects at several pos
  9. I like him, but let's be real. New England won Super Bowls because they had a defense + Brady. Tampa just won a Super Bowl because they had a defense + Brady. And not for nothing, but Tampa's defense deserves a LOT of credit for this SB win. Brady was mediocre. 275 yards, 3 TD's and 3 INT's against GB is mediocre. Only 195 yards against KC while the defense held that KC offense to only 9 in the Super Bowl. Incredible defensive performance against that high powered offense. Do I hate Brady? Yes. Am I going to deny Brady is the GOAT? No. Did they do it without the support o
  10. Matt had a bad day yesterday, but overall it's Koetter. The defenses have tight coverage on every single passing play. They are also running downhill on every one of our running plays. You can tell every defense knows exactly what we are doing on every single offensive play. Ryan had one of the quickest releases in the league under Shanahan. He's having to hold onto the ball too long with DK calling the plays. That has to be one of two reasons. Either the defense knows the play and Ryan can't find a window to throw into or the plays are taking too long to develop (4 verticals 🤦‍♂️).
  11. I tabled every single play from that second half to look at where things went wrong. Ryan was 10/14 for 169 yards, 71% completion, 1 passing TD, and 12.07 yards per attempt. IN THE SECOND HALF! After the TD, our passing game got us in FG range twice out of the next 4 drives without any help from the running game. Both times were negated by penalties and the sack/strip/fumble. If either of those times are converted, there is no OT and we win the SB. Freeman and Coleman had a combined 8 carries for 17 yards in the second half. You read that correctly. 2.1 ypc while trying to prot
  12. 6 incompletions all game, including the 2nd half. Other people have to make plays too. Let's not revise history here. What are you blaming him for in the second half? Are you're blaming him for the fumble, where Freeman completely whiffed his block and almost got Ryan murdered? Or the holding penalty that put us out of FG range when we were in position to extend the lead even farther? Or the 27 yard dime to Julio that put us in FG range again right before Shanahan called a pass play that ended up having Freeman miss a block resulting in the fumble and more lost points? Or the defense no
  13. Lmao, 16 regular season games and 2.5 postseason games are an anomaly. But the 2nd half of the Super Bowl was who we really were. Ryan was 17/23 in the Super Bowl with a QB Rating of 144.1, including an 85 yard TD drive to open the 2nd half. It was miserable after that, but none of that was because of Ryan. Anybody thinking Ryan is the reason we don't have a SB trophy is the one rewriting history.
  14. We didn't have any of these problems with Shanahan. Matt Ryan broke the NFL record, throwing TD passes to 13 different players in 1 season. Led the league in scoring. We had these problems with Sark and DK. If somebody like Calvin Ridley is not getting separation, the defense knows the route he's running. If your QB gets sacked 8 times in one game, the OC did not make any proper adjustments. Instead of spreading out their defense, DK went max protect with only 2 guys running routes. You don't slow down a pass rush by loading the box. You slow down a passrush by making the DL guess,
  15. Ryan had a few bad throws. That being said, this is a scheme problem. DK's 4 verticals scheme doesn't work against defenses that can get pressure with their front 4. The plays take too long to develop. Ryan had to hold onto the ball way too long and people still weren't open. Did anybody actually watch the game? There were no underneath outlets and nobody open while the pocket was collapsing. That's terrible scheme and playcalling. No misdirection, no playaction, no quick slants, nothing that had their defense guessing. It's like they were in the huddle with us.
  16. Steal of the draft? It's a low risk high reward signing. They will likely give him next to nothing, putting him on their PS to get into game shape. If he keeps his nose clean, they could get an athletic CB out of him. If he can't, they didn't use a draft pick or any capital to sign him.
  17. He’s on pace for the number of TD’s and explosive plays I thought he would, but he’s averaging more receptions and yards than I expected. He’s looked really good out there. I like his attitude, athleticism, and speed. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his hands. I had no idea his hands were this good. His blocking does need improvement.
  18. My only complaint about Zacceaus was his effort on that Matt Ryan interception. It looked to me like he could've made a play on the ball, or at least played some defense on it. Other than that, he looked great yesterday.
  19. The Colts actually had a really good defense in some of those seasons. They had a mediocre defense in many other seasons. Not to mention Tony Dungy amongst other really good coaching staffs. Don't even get me started on the Broncos supporting cast and coaching staff. Can you honestly say that Ryan has had the same level of support on the defensive side and coaching? Shanahan was the only great OC he had, only had him for 2 seasons, and was league MVP in one of them. And then there's our defense...
  20. 1st surprise is that he has more wins than Drew Brees. Second surprise is that he did it with the Falcons. Brady, Favre, Elway, and Roethlisberger all had great defensive support in really well-run organizations. I would say Marino, Ryan, and Manning had the least support over their respective careers, though Peyton had outstanding defenses during his Super Bowl winning seasons.
  21. If Takk plays anywhere next year, we'd get at least a 5th round compensatory pick. We are supposed to get a 5th for Beasley. There is minimal upside for the Falcons in trading Takk for a 5th or 6th. Yes, we might not get anything if he doesn't play anywhere, but there's also a possibility that he starts and gets us a 4th or 3rd. Personally, I am glad we are not trading him and giving him an opportunity to increase his stock playing for another team. Bench him and don't let him see the field. Bon voyage while your stock continues to plummet. That's what you get for turning your back on a
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