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BlacksburgHokie

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  1. http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4800552/tale-of-the-tape-defenses-of-falcons-patriots-couldnt-be-more-different Things are looking up for the future!
  2. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think high-level professional athletes care one bit about their stats or touches in a meaningless preseason game. All they probably care about is getting their reps in and staying healthy. And finishing the game so they can get to the postgame food spread and go spend time with their families.
  3. Falcons - 10 VT (Football) - 9 GT (Football) - 7 Hawks - 6 VT + GT (Basketball) - 4
  4. That's highway robbery right there. Edwards should fire his agent for negotiating that deal. Can't say I'm complaining though...
  5. If "winning the offseason" was the game, Redskins would have been world champs for the last half decade running. Ignoring the fact that over that time they've averaged 6 wins a year and are now trading their "prized" acquisitions for pennies on the dollar...
  6. I'm not sure he would have made the roster anyway. No OTAs or minicamps will make it real tough for any UDFAs to make rosters this season, especially since we just drafted a RB.
  7. He was a good player in college when healthy, but I don't know if he has the frame to hold up to punishment in the NFL. In all honesty it will be an uphill battle for any UDFA to make the roster after missing OTAs and minicamps, but if he's completely healthy I could see him potentially making an impact somewhere down the road.
  8. I grew up in Blacksburg (home of Virginia Tech), and really started getting in to football about the time Vick led us to the national championship game. I followed him when he was drafted by the Falcons, and really got hooked on the team. I've been a die-hard fan of the team ever since, and am really looking forward to getting to go to some of the games for the first time this upcoming season (now that I've graduated from GT and actually have money to go to games).
  9. Ravens are really cleaning house up there. I don't think we'll make a play for Heap, although he would be an interesting option as both a receiver and a blocker. His best days are behind him though, and nothing I've read seems to indicate that the front office is unhappy with where we are at that position in the short term. We definitely do need to start thinking about Gonzo's replacement though.
  10. For the first time since the Jack Harding MVP Award’s inception in 1963, a kicker won the award. Yes, a kicker. Junior placekicker Matt Bosher was voted by his teammates and coaches as the Canes’ Most Valuable Player last year. He was also named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s best kicker. Bosher’s standout performance as a sophomore provided stability to a team in serious need. The 2007 Hurricanes squad managed a level of overall inconsistency that was simply astounding. In 2008, however, Bosher brought consistency to one of the most important but ofte
  11. I give the draft an A just because of Quizz and Julio. How often does a team that was the top seed in their conference get a player of Julio's caliber in the following draft? And Quizz will be the steal of the draft before all is said and done - underestimate him at your own risk. That performance he had against USC in '08 is one of the greatest sporting events that I have seen in my lifetime. As for the other picks, eh, I'm sure some will pan out and some won't. Dent - a versatile linebacker, team captain in college, probably a core special teamer at least for years to come. Might have th
  12. Bump for similarities to the Akeem Dent threads . Maybe TD might just know what he is doing?
  13. Personally I love the changes - that annoying sidebar never did anything for me but just take up space. It looks great on my laptop, I'll have to check my phone here in a few minutes to see what that's like. Very snappy too, although we'll see how it does under load later with all the "TD SUXXXXX I SAW SOME HILITES ONCE ADN THAT MAEKS ME AN XPERT" threads... Great job AF.com team!
  14. OMGGGGG COREY PETERS SUXXXX HE HAD A 5TH ROUND GRAED WHAT TD DIONG HE SUHCH A CRAAPY GM! MELL KIPERS SIAD HE SUXXX SO ITS TREU!!!!!!!!!! ...I remember that last year about our late 3rd round pick. He went on to start 15 games as a rookie by the way and was by all accounts a very effective player. Maybe TD might know a little more than you give him credit for?
  15. Strong words from @MelKiperESPN on Julio Jones in this year's draft guide: "Jones is the best blocking wide receiver I have ever graded." http://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/62318501787996160
  16. I wouldn't be shocked if Blank had some input (and he obviously signed off on the decision), but I would be pretty surprised if he did so against the wishes of TD. I think Blank is smart enough and business savvy enough to know to respect the opinion of the people who he spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to employ to do just this job every year. My gut feeling is that this decision doesn't get made unless everyone is on board...
  17. I think there's a whole lot to like, especially once you consider the group as a whole and the fact that teams won't be able to roll coverage towards anybody anymore. Too often last year teams could get away with blanketing Roddy and TG because we really didn't have anyone else to make them pay. Julio completely changes that - if teams don't respect him, he will eat them alive. And in football, there's no way to get pressure on the QB while blanketing three receivers...
  18. Packers won because they had a good defense AND an explosive offense. Or did you not watch the playoff game?
  19. Why would we trade him? He's substantially more valuable to us as a 3rd receiver than what we would be able to get for him in a trade...
  20. In practice, it doesn't matter - both are going to be on the field 95+% of the plays anyway, especially since Julio is such a willing and able run blocker. Both will get plenty of passes thrown their way, and each will make the others' life easier by demanding coverage. But as to who will be the #1 wide receiver on paper? Is that really a serious question?
  21. An interesting idea - he would be a nice compliment to Snelling and Turner as the 3rd down back...
  22. Haha interesting point. Teams are taking a chance that there will be a draft next year when accepting future picks in trades.
  23. You can start an expansion team with 5 picks over 2 years? That would be the worst expansion team ever...
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