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djbrough

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  1. Nope. I'm pretty sure that the writer used Fanspeak for his mock, as that's an error that they currently have in their mocks.
  2. If you have good coaching, I believe in drafting "Unicorns". Take the player with exceptional traits and make him all-pro through coaching. If a Davenport or Key fall to you, you have to take them. Then take the best guard available in the 2nd. After that, pray that a serviceable DT falls to the third. In a perfect scenario (which I just pulled off on Fanspeak - lol), we'd get Key in the first, Billy Price (or Wynn/ Hernandez/Smith) with the 2, and Tim Settle with the 3rd pick.
  3. Wouldn't surprise me if either Davenport or Key fall to our pick.
  4. The real issue with the team this year was pass protection. Ryan with time is a marksman. Ryan when hurried, not so much. There wasn't as much time for longer routes to develop, hence more dink and dunk. Fix the OL and watch them become more aggressive.
  5. Real talk, he grew up a Falcons fan. It's a front. Conyers, GA.
  6. I like him, but I don't believe that he's a run stopper. If we don't resign Poe, we need a player that will keep our LB's clean. This guy does a good job getting up the field, but may not be a plugger. He'd be great on passing downs.
  7. Beasley was getting held all night. I couldn't believe the refs didn't throw a flag on a couple of his rushes.
  8. I said it once, and I'll say it again: We are not a good Zone-Defensive team. The prevent that we run is an invitation for an easy touchdown. We don't have the adequate awareness.
  9. I'd take a flyer on JG too. It'll surely be a "prove it" contract wherever he goes. Can you imagine him in the slot with Julio and Sanu? That's a QB's dream.
  10. I have a few that I like. Simmie Cobbs, Jr. Equanimeous St. Brown Dante Pettis D.J. Chark Michael Gallup Steve Ishmael
  11. I said from the offset that our players are not very good in zone defense (point 5). Even when they play all out, their recognition is simply not as fast as it should be. That's the reason that we give up leads in zone. Not effort. When playing with the lead, we should want to run the same scheme that got us the lead in the first place. If a man scheme provided that lead, then don't switch until the other team is buried. Then run your zone in garbage time with the second team if you choose. We exude too much energy in zone concepts by dealing with extended drives anyway. As a D-lineman, I always hated it when coaches are simply handing over 5-10 yard routes because of pads to the outside. As a player, I want to force a 3 & out as soon as possible. For the Falcons, that happens in man coverage. Other teams do better in zone and can get away with it. We have tried to "Out-Athlete" other teams in the draft and FA. Now put that athleticism to work and bury your opponents.
  12. Played extensively as a 250-310 lb DE/DT over the years. I know.
  13. Just a little better. They both aren't great decision makers in the punt game. He's definitely faster
  14. When we are up, Quinn switches to the soft zone and just tries to keep the clock running with good tackling. I want to see consistent pressure throughout. For us, that also means man concepts.
  15. Great win today. I want to watch the tape again, but here are a few thoughts about the game. Let's get the obvious out of the way. Clayborn did his job. He took advantage of an obvious huckleberry. He might get another chance to do the same this Sunday. Our LB's had their best game of the year. Campbell is turning into a monster, and DJ lived in the Cowboy backfield. This leads me to point 3. Rubin and Upshaw have lifted the play of the D-Line. Upshaw is a high-level edge setter in the base defense. Rubin doesn't move backward. They are keeping our LB's from getting covered up by O-linemen. Ricardo Allen is looking better week by week. His anticipation is improving. Our strength is man-cover defense. We are not a good zone defense yet. We have the speed, but the anticipation is not there. Our tackling was greatly improved today. Takk is improving every week and continually finds himself around the ball. Once he improves his hand usage, there will be **** to pay. Schweitzer is still having troubles as a pass blocker, but he's a bull in the run game. He will continue to get better as the season goes along. The tests by pro-bowl level DT's will help him in a playoff push. We finally saw some stretch zone concepts in the second half of yesterday's game. We need to continue to use our RB's speed to establish it. It makes our play action that more dangerous. We still have too many drops I'm annoyed with Andre Roberts' decision making in the punt return game. We play the mercy rule too much. I'd like to see us take the New England route and keep the pressure on (even with backups). No MERCY!
  16. I think the other thing that you must consider is coaching. Bryant Young is a superior DL coach to Cox. He may provide a lot of the mentorship that Freeney did last year. He's an all-timer, with a history of actually having his hands in the dirt. That makes a difference.
  17. True, but you sign a guy like Freeney for present needs, not future planning. They currently don't have a present need at that spot. Besides, guys like Mario Williams, Jared Odrick, Hagemen, Devin Taylor, etc are all still UFA's. There's talent out there if we need it. Personally I'd be looking at Byron Maxwell, Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge, etc.
  18. You've got Takk, a healthy Clayborn, and a healthy Shelby. That wasn't the case last year. I get why we didin't sign him. We need the depth inside this year; hence signing Rubin.
  19. The point is that we need to be in the muddle huddle darn near 100% of the time. Sure the OC is in his ear, but Matt has more flexibility in it, and it controls tempo. He has flexibility to call a range of plays. I understand that we'd have to amend our substitution pattern as well, but it's worth it. Let's not act like this hasn't been done before in the NFL. Peyton Manning literally made a career off of the muddle huddle.
  20. Cut the turnovers, run the ball, and score TD's in the red zone. If we do that, we will mess around and get the #2 seed in the NFC. We don't have any truly scary teams left on our schedule. The division games are always tough, but definitely winnable. Dallas will not be the same without Zeke, and their secondary sucks. Minnesota will be a test, but we should still put up points. 11-5 as a 2 seed with a first round bye.
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