phattywankenobi

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  1. On a personal note it was cool when the QB's were running their drills across the width of the field Matt Ryan threw a pass right between me and this other guy. I let him catch it since I had a roster, fan, and a water bottle in my hand. I just thought it was cool on Ryan's part to interact with the fans like that during practice whereas most don't do that until afterwards.


  2. Well since there's not an afternoon pin here's my plethora of observations and comments. It was good to see Tandy and her husband again yesterday AM. Much like today Owens and Franks both play tight in Go routes tipping passes but get juked time to time but both have good recovery speed. One funny observation yesterday was in passing drills WR's were shadowing other WR's, Roddy was playing CB against Jenkins and it was as if he knew Jenkins rounds off his route and knew precisely when to cut in for the interception but dropped it. Spoon was flying around yesterday. Dunta played the ball pretty well but did have some moments to where he got beat slightly (good ball placement) in some crossing routes.

    I was standing next to Stats most of the afternoon practice today. Wolfe is still a physical player. Grimes still makes very athletic plays in the short to intermediate routes but got beat a couple of times in the deep fade routes. DeCoud played Gonzo tight and physical a few times, I think to the point of causing Gonzo to hear footsteps on a perfectly placed ball with the headhunter breathing down his neck. Sorry Chevous Jackson but I don't think you are going to pick things up it seems. Meier seems to have potential. Bergeron made some nice catches. Jenkins drops a couple of passes trying to arm catch as usual but made some nice fake steps to fool Franks. Turner definitely has that speed to get around the ends. You know that thing Dunn lost in his latter years that he made his bones from.

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  3. Awesome. Truly the whole board and other fans coming together. Tis a great thing!

    What's kind of neat is I have noticed a few new posters or old posters who don't post much contribute so obviously the message is reaching people outside of the board. When I last checked yesterday it was around 2,000 so it is a pleasant surprise to see it around 2,500.

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  4. But this IS America, they have a chance here. Not in Africa.

    Why don't you send a link in ABF of how African children are more important than any other children but not here. This is a charity supporting the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. Most people know your real intent but even your guise is lacking. You don't show up in a Baptist Church complaining about people not celebrating Ramadan or a mosque demanding a Christmas party or do you?


  5. Falcons' Mike Smith fined $15K, DeAngelo Hall unscathed in sideline scuffle

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    Recommend Falcons coach Mike Smith has been fined $15,000 for his role in a sideline scuffle with the Redskins last Sunday. And while two Redskins were fined for their roles, DeAngelo Hall, the player at the center of the scrum, may not feel the same pinch.

    ESPN reported that Hall was not fined, while teammates Albert Haynesworth ($7,500) and LaRon Landry ($5,000) were. Landry initiated the fracas with a late hit to Falcons QB Matt Ryan.

    Fox Sports reported the fine to Smith. Hall blamed Smith for escalating the scuffle. -- Sean Leahy


  6. Updated: November 12, 2009, 10:46 AM ET

    Haynesworth fined, but not HallComment Email Print Share By Adam Schefter

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    Archive Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been fined $7,500 for coming to the aid of teammate DeAngelo Hall during Sunday's sideline fracas against the Atlanta Falcons, a league source said.

    Redskins safety LaRon Landry was fined $5,000 for a late hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

    Hall was not fined for his role in the fracas with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who is expected to be fined.


  7. Updated: November 12, 2009, 10:46 AM ET

    Haynesworth fined, but not HallComment Email Print Share By Adam Schefter

    ESPN

    Archive Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been fined $7,500 for coming to the aid of teammate DeAngelo Hall during Sunday's sideline fracas against the Atlanta Falcons, a league source said.

    Redskins safety LaRon Landry was fined $5,000 for a late hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

    Hall was not fined for his role in the fracas with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who is expected to be fined.

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  8. I would suggest one of the charities our guys support - maybe we could list them and vote on it or something.

    I know the NFL donates all the fine money to four foundations - the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund, the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, ALSO Neuromuscular Research Foundation and the NFLPA Player Assistance Trust which helps the retired players and their families.

    I would certainly be happy with any children's cause - such as St Jude or Scottish Rite or something of that nature.

    Anyway - we know the money will be going to a good cause - so I'm not afraid to donate to show my support.

    I posted this in the other thread. I was thinking the holidays are coming up and with a lot of people out of work it might be appreciated. Also here is the link the Falcons Community site. http://www.atlantafalcons.com/Community/Landing.aspx

    Posted Yesterday, 09:31 AM

    I was thinking of starting a post like this yesterday. See if you can get enough interest and I'll put some in the basket. I realize Smith or the Falcons may refuse the money for PR reasons so if that happens maybe the money can go to Toys for Tots or something.


  9. I get lots of -1s too. There for awhile my hate club spent their entire daily allowance on me every single day. I could say Go Falcons and they would -1 me. Their favorite target is my weekly contest thread. They hit me every week on that one. Someone usually comes along and sets it back to zero though.

    It is pretty funny when you think about it.

    It's all a bit silly but when I sense someone has a personal vendetta against a poster and -1 them for a benign post I am inclined to offset their nonsense.

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