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  1. He's there, in an unwritten language...
  2. Considering that he's had less than a week to learn whatever plays he did, Rosen looked like he belonged on the field last night. Sure, he missed a few throws and was a bit behind on a couple. But the receiving core and offensive line didn't do him any favors here; I'll get to them in a minute. I maybe looking too much into it but could he potentially be the heir apparent a year or so from now? He has the talent, upstairs was always the big question mark. Perhaps being humbled by getting passed around the league like a frisbee in the park did him some good. We'll see. Speaking of belonging on the field, Marlon Davidson certainly looked the part. He was disruptive and I heard his name called quite often on the radio feed (no way I was listening to Collinsworth drink Mayfield's bath water all night long). He's going to get his chance to shine riding shotgun next to Son of Jesse. Mykal Walker and Ade Ogundeji still continued to impress. And that Kyle Pitts guy, I think that kid might have a future. The Falcons need to put him at...tight end. Yeah, that just might work. While Coach FedEx didn't want to show much of his real schemes on the field, it still doesn't justify just how bad some of the guys looked on the offensive line (Jalen Mayfield, I'm talking to you). At times, it looked like an old TecmoBowl game on my NES when the defense just caves in the pocket and hits everyone. If it wasn't for the fact that they have $11.82 of cap space left, this would've been one of the top priorities addressed in the offseason, along with... Finding a receiver behind Ridley and Gage; oh wait a minute, we had Juli...never mind. While a few plays were made, there have been way too many occasions where the receivers on the field weren't separating enough from defenders for the ball to be delivered (phrasing). And even when they did, they dropped more balls than a little bit (still phrasing). I was expecting more out of guys like Tajae Sharpe but I didn't see the consistency in terms of not only running good routes but completing the play by catching the ball once it's thrown in their direction. Sad to say, but a lot of guys played their way into finding something else to do for a living. It stinks but there will hopefully be better days ahead for them as well as the rest of us who has had that long Green Mile walk into a manager's office or conference room on a Friday afternoon after a bad week or three...
  3. I happened to be in the den of my parents' house where my dad and uncles were watching them play on the old Zenith 19" solid state TV and dropping every 4 and 13-letter bomb in the dictionary to describe their offense (or lack thereof). I got interested in the team with the weird bird logo on their helmets, asked a few questions, and a few weeks later snuck out early from church with them to see the Falcons play at AFCS live. That was back in 1977; I've been a fan ever since...
  4. It definitely does. Now I can't get it out of my mind...
  5. My wife and I took a picture with him on draft night at MBS a couple of years ago. I can't find it anymore for some reason. I wonder...
  6. Well, if you're in the area and the barbeque at the next neighborhood cookout has the same smell as your lawnmower after filling it up, well...
  7. He roasted Rodgers after the 2016 NFC Title Game when he lost here. But most of it was him being salty that he beat his Cowgirls the week before. He made some good points, though. With that said, it's Bayless talking. Consider the source...
  8. It would have to be for at least a first rounder and I doubt that any team would do that for a 32-yo who has a tendency not to stay on the field...
  9. I'll admit that I was on the 'get a QB' train for a while until realizing the cap situation; especially after the Ryan restructure. It makes no viable sense to sit a guy you picked at #4 for half of his rookie deal when you already have an incumbent who has hung up near-HOF numbers since arriving here who is just not movable via trade or waivers. And since there were no defensive players who merited being drafted there and no one willing to make a Godfather deal, they went BPA which is what you're supposed to do instead of reaching for need (see defense/offensive line/running back) or picking the 3rd or 4th best quarterback on the board. Again, this isn't Green Bay or Kansas City picking Rodgers and Mahomes. Both were coming off of playoff years and could afford to groom a 1st-round guy (especially Green Bay with Favre threatening to retire every other hour back then). Neither are they Seattle or Baltimore picking Wilson and Jackson with later picks after just missing the playoffs. You're talking about a 4-12 football team with severely limited cap space who hasn't qualified for the postseason since 2017. You can't afford to sit anyone in such a position, much less for two seasons, then expect him to come flying in on his trusty steed in the eleventh hour to save the day. This isn't some romance novel or Tyler Perry movie...
  10. That's funny. Last I checked, they were still trying to locate Darren Waller on the field without the use of OnStar. And have they learned how to tackle George Kittle without having to grab him by the facemask and hold on for dear life like a first-time jockey at the Belmont Stakes? And Kyle Rudolph wants to send his regards as well...
  11. Barring injuries, I seriously doubt that they'll sit Lawrence to start the season. With that being said, I don't think that they'd give away Minshew that easily...
  12. And Roddy slipping on the turf which caused an interception. Or John Abraham being ineffective due to a bad ankle caused in a meaningless regular season ending game that he should've been in street clothes for. Or perhaps Mike Smith finding someone, ANYONE who could stay within six yards of Vernon Davis. Where can I schedule a lobotomy to forget that this ever took place?
  13. And not too far away from me, either. Bowman literally had the cobra clutch on Roddy like he was Sgt. Slaughter fighting the Iron Sheik back in 1984.
  14. While I wasn't initially on board with drafting Pitts (and have the posts to prove it), drafting a quarterback (and the 4th best one on the board to boot) to sit for nearly half of his rookie deal while waiting on Ryan to either retire or move on just didn't make much sense. As I stated before, you'd have to create two different rosters; one to remain relatively competitive now and another one to maximize Fields' skillset. And last I checked, not too many coaching staffs in this league get to stick around long enough to do that. If folks weren't willing to pay the price the Falcons paid in '01 to move up to get Vick or a decade later to draft Julio, and there weren't any defenders much less pass rushers who remotely warranted drafting in that spot, you get the BPA which was Pitts. Did we not learn anything from getting Troff'd after watching him constantly reach for need with guys who aren't even in the league anymore? Make no mistake, I like Fields and wish him well, but no one else other than Chicago (where quarterbacks go to suffer and die) was moving Heaven and Earth to get him. You don't sit guys you drafted at #4 when you're a 4-12 outfit still looking for cap space to sign your draft picks. There are other quarterbacks available in the draft, folks...
  15. I'll admit that I was firmly against drafting a tight end this high. But after looking at where other defenders were projected to fall, it made absolutely no sense to reach for one or select a quarterback who won't sniff the field for at least two years. If folks are pissed now, imagine how angry they'd be if they drafted yet another pass rusher in the top-10 who didn't pan out? When you're coming off a 9-7 season, you have a little rope to reach for a player or sit a guy until he's ready to get the keys to the kingdom. That's NOT the case when you're 4-12 and up against the cap...
  16. Hopefully, that will be the last Jarrett Guarantano lowlight I get to see...
  17. If the Bears don't take a quarterback, they might burn the city down...
  18. The Cowboys' war room was empty. I didn't take anything from that but it was funny...
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