paulitik

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  1. I’m alive! Good talking to you today, sir!
  2. It's not just the amount of dropped passes, it's the when and hows. Red zone, deflections to INTs. Just awful. The freaking butt INT. It still pisses me off.
  3. Maybe he can teach Julio how to get a catch in the effing end zone.
  4. I got fired from my job working at the Hawaii EMS trying to prevent any chance of the Saints getting past next week, Luckily Tavon Diggs stepped up after my efforts failed.
  5. Wouldn’t matter. Quinn doesn’t teach situational awareness. Even if one of our guys caught it, ( it would have bounced off his hands) he’d fall down or run out of bounds as the clock hit zero. That or he’s stop, give Williams a hand back up, and let him tackle him because he felt bad for him. Falcons seem to be allergic to trying to make it to the end zone.
  6. TD

    TD after Matt Ryan is the least of our problems. Yet there will always be a faction of unappreciative Falcon Fans that will hate him, just like Matt.
  7. Great. Let's get another college OC, that needs a season or two to figure out how to use a MVP QB an All-Pro WR, and Pro Bowl RB. Granted, it's coming from LaCanfora. So it's probably not even close to reality.
  8. He's hitting the receivers in the hands. He can't count on them to make a difficult catch. Yet, we focus on the 5-6 bad throws he makes a game. Dude was making it happen with his legs. I don't know what else you can expect out of a QB. We are approaching 30 drops, 7 of Matt's INTs are either deflections off the receivers hands, or missed holding calls. Take away half the drops, and lose the deflected INTs, and Matt would be the leading MVP candidate. Even on the late throw, with 2 defenders holding Julio, Matt hit Julio in the hands. The fact is, Sark is in over his head, no excuse for any coach to not be able to do anything with this offensive level of talent. And sorry, but Quinn can't teach situational football. We can't force a turnover on the defense without it getting overturned on a penalty. How many double digit leads have we blown?
  9. Sean Payton’s weekly check to the refs must’ve bounced this week.
  10. They made this same argument when we beat the Manning led Broncos a few years ago. I've heard people make this argument for years. This is our lot until we win a ring, it will probably take more than one to lose this reputation.
  11. Football has peaked. It's popularity has leveled off. There's so much controversy with CTE, the politics, stadium financing, rules change, people are getting burned out. there are million other things to watch, a lot of people have abandoned cable. It got over saturated, I think the NFL just past it's heyday. Look at how sad ESPN and NFL Network has become. The NFL got greedy, and while I don't think the NFL is going away, I think we'll see a decline in interest the next few years. Of course right as the Falcons become sustainably good. And don't get me wrong, I don't think it's going away or won't be culturally relevant, I just think we'll see a slow decline.
  12. Holy crap. Daenerys' dragons ain't got **** on angry Freddie!! Whoa! I want that statue on top of my house.
  13. Buster from Arrested Development is very upset about the Packers not being good.
  14. Boom. Interesting. I wonder if we go after Mathis?
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhLztdvgpFY
  16. He's the General Manager. He signs off on everything. you can't give Pioli praise, then dismiss Dimitroff. For all we know, Pioli could have handed him a list of synchronized swimmers, and Dimitroff might have had to clean it up. None of us know what's going on.
  17. I agree with you for the most part, but Brian Billick, Smitty's brother in law, was a big advocate for more explosive plays. He even created a statistic about generating and preventing explosive plays called the "Toxic Differential". A term Smitty brought up a few times in post game pressers. http://www.sportingcharts.com/dictionary/nfl/toxic-differential.aspx I think that not only explains the Julio Jones trade, but also the focus on the secondary, and the middle of the DL, as opposed to addressing the outside pass rush. I think the concern was stopping the big runs and pass plays that haunted us, but not valuing sacks enough. I think there was a widening chasm between the FO and coaches, but sorry, if a coach lets his FO warp his vision, and he rolls over for the suits, that's on him.
  18. Such a let down. We handed Carolina the 1st B2B division crown, and the easiest playoff victory ever.
  19. I never said any different. At the same time, after the season, the coaches are scouting. That's why they are the Senior Bowl, the East West Shrine game, the Combine. They are as involved as anyone. It's their job to communicate a vision to the GM of the type of players they want. What was Smitty's vision? He obviously couldn't communicate a clear one. Which is why TD is given another chance with a coach, who so far seems to have one.
  20. I don't think it's a theory, the Joe Banner hire, and the consulting firm were leaked before the Panties game. That said, why not try to prove them wrong? The fact that they were so unprepared, proved he didn't deserve to keep his job.
  21. But after 2013, why would a coach who desperately needed defensive help take on a project? We drafted Matthews in the 1st. Smitty obviously signed off on the pick.
  22. That just proves you have an agenda, and opinion shouldn't be respected. I give Mike Smith a ton of credit for the success we had. I also give TD blame for our failures. Smith was a bigger issue. I'm not going to pick and choose who we give credit to. This draft was a home run as far as we can tell this soon. If it indeed turns out to be as good as we hope, then TD deserves as much credit as anyone.
  23. If he wasn't ready, then why did the coaches want him so bad? We spent a 2nd round pick on a guy who wasn't ready? If there has ever been a pick that was a coach influenced pick, it was Hageman. You made my point for me.