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  1. That was several days ago and he's fine. The next day McClure said he looked good in practice. All is well.
  2. 60 TD's is insurmountable. Manning is #1 with Ryan at a close #2.
  3. This is absolutely correct, but you can win both ways. I wouldn't call Pete Carroll a strategist either, but he surrounded himself with great coaches and personnel. Quinn is literally copying that model, and was a victim of his own success. Quinn's biggest downfall was his pride in retaining Shanahan disciples. Had he done that, I doubt that this would even be a conversation. With that being said, the only way to future-proof your team is to hire a strategist. They know their system as good (if not better) than their coordinators, so it doesn't matter as much if staff leaves. This is what makes Belichick, Sean Peyton, and Andy Reid so good. I was hoping for that defensively with Quinn, but it's now obvious that his success as a coordinator in Seattle was due to a unique blend of talent that was perfect for the cover 3/ 4-3 under.
  4. Should be to the RB in the flat with no one within 25 yards of him downfield.
  5. The crazy thing is that he actually had some good reps when he played.
  6. I don't foresee any team making a significant signing until after June 1st. I think there will be some surprises then. I think Clowney will ultimately get less than Fowler did. I think he will end up at $12-13M. Maybe less (like Beasley). I can see it being a 1-year prove-it deal as well. You simply can't pay a premium for a guy who's never had a 10-sack year, and only gave you 3 in 13 games last year. He's overvalued himself. I wouldn't be surprised if the Falcons end up being creative and grab him, either.
  7. It's been reported since draft day. Walterfootball stated it too.
  8. Before injury, he had a ton of promise. Norwood would be another I'd think about in that spot.
  9. Byron Hanspard and Rod Coleman. I would have said John Abraham and Pat Kerney, but they probably wouldn't qualify. lol
  10. Nice. I think we go 11-5 as well, but split with TB and win the Dallas game. With them having a new OC and COVID19 effecting the offseason, I just don't think they will be full-speed on offense by week 2
  11. Here's how I would conduct tonight's draft. Stand pat at 16 If Kinlaw, Brown, or Henderson fall to 16, then take them there If more than 1 is available, take the DL first If none of them are there, trade back into the late first round and go safety (Delpit, McKinney) If we make a pick at 16, Go Safety in the second round. (Chinn, Davis, Dugger or Winfield) ****Very Important, as I project all satisfactory safeties to be gone by the end of round 2. Go Corner in the third.(Dantzler, Ojemudia, Hall) - Dantzler is my favorite choice behind Okudah and Henderson. Go EDGE and LB (or OL) in the fourth (Edge = Taylor, Willekes, Highsmith, Jennings, Robinson. LB = Dye, Davion Taylor, Gay, Strnad) If we trade back and get a safety in round 1 Best DE available with the first pick in round 2 (YGM, Lewis, and possibly Epenesa or Chaisson) Best DL available with the second pick in round 2 (Elliott, Blacklock, Madibuike, Gallimore, Davis) Go Corner in the third.(Dantzler, Ojemudia, Hall) - Dantzler is my favorite choice behind Okudah and Henderson. Go LB and OL in the fourth (LB = Dye, Davion Taylor, Gay, Strnad. OL = Muti, Baidasz, Hennessy, Harris, Sternberg, Lemieux) Best player available in the 7th. Sign Blankenship, Bryce Huff, Calvin Throckmorton, Michael Divinity, Levonta Taylor (FS), and one of the Davis twins as UFA's)
  12. Exactly. He lost the very thing that made him a unicorn. He was still a very good back afterwards, but better conditioning would have put him in other conversations. That's all I'm saying.
  13. With all of the criticism, I simply have one question: Will any past running back for the Falcons make the hall? I named other non-Superbowl-winning RB's that did. That's your answer. We've had good backs. We just have not had a HOF back.
  14. I love Michael Turner, but he literally ate himself out of this conversation. I remember Roddy teasing him on national television about his eating and training habits. That alone precludes him from the conversation of being an transcendent back. San Diego Turner was a burner. ATL Turner was a hammer.
  15. It's not about being obtuse. I have not said that he wasn't a good player. Injury has derailed tons of future HOF (like Gayle Sayers). It's arguable that Andrews was every bit as good as Sayers was (although their styles were very different). I'm not going to pretend like I'm a guru on William Andrews, and I'll relent to you on this one. I will end with this thought: Greatness isn't about having a few really good seasons. We've had RB's run for 1800+ yards as Falcons, and they aren't considered transcendent. A part of being great for most is availability. That's why there aren't many HOF guys with injury shortened careers. Moreover, during the early 80's, players like Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, and Eric Dickerson were considered the generational talents of the time (and their numbers show it). With the exception of Houston, the other backs did play on better teams. Houston wasn't good before Campbell was drafted, and (for three years) Campbell literally carried them to the playoffs. William Andrews was good in 80, but it was Bartkowski who carried that team (and was it's best player). The Falcons did play in arguably the toughest division in football at time, so I'm sure that played a part. Sometimes our own affections for our home-town guys skew our perspective on them as a whole. I'm guilty of it as well.
  16. You're entitled to your opinion. I can't argue that he would have been more productive on a better team. There may be merit to your argument, but we can't change history. His numbers are behind Riggs (who also played on those same awful Falcons teams) and Michael Turner's. Just saying.
  17. I was a kid when he played. I actually had an old boss who was a TE for the Falcons one year with Andrews on the team. Very good back, but is never even mentioned with the all time greats. He will never even sniff the HOF. That's kind of my point. We've had some decent backs, but no transcendent ones.
  18. Watching this, he had quite a few "gritty" runs. However, I see others that should have went to the house if he beats one guy. I hope Gurley can show us the difference between a "Good" back and a "Great" back. I'd argue that we haven't had a generational RB on this team in its history. I want one whose production can be compared to Emmit, AP, Barry, Dickerson, etc.
  19. You've named most of the sleepers in this draft. I like Agim (he just needs to be coached up). Willie Gay definitely has some upside. Throckmorton is a later sleeper for me at OG and not tackle. One name that I haven't heard anyone call yet is Patrick Taylor, Jr. He's got some flaws in his game, but the raw talent is there. He's a big kid with some wheels.
  20. I love it. Athletic "Finisher". I hope he makes it to us in the third round, but it wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't.
  21. Chaisson in the first (Campbell replacement). Jordan Elliot in the second. Best CB remaining in the third. Guard in the 4th. If Kinlaw is there, you take him. I just don't think he will be.
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