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don l

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    don l reacted to JD dirtybird21 in Meet The Poster V2   
    Yes, she did 
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    don l reacted to Vandy in Meet The Poster V2   
    Somebody married waaaay past their goalpost!
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    don l reacted to g-dawg in Meet The Poster V2   
    Thank you for your service, Trick!
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    don l reacted to 1989Fan in Mel Kiper on Atlanta’s draft   
    He says biggest reach in round one, And one of the biggest reaches in years, but raiders took Arnette 3 picks later who wasn’t in top 10 of his own rankings...Kiper is a friggin dolt...and a liar.
    that said, let’s look as his own list and see if he is smarter than NFL GMs like he actually thinks he is.
    Cornerbacks
    Jeff Okudah, Ohio State CJ Henderson, Florida Kristian Fulton, LSU Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn Trevon Diggs, Alabama Bryce Hall, Virginia Jeff Gladney, TCU Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State Jaylon Johnson, Utah A.J. Terrell, Clemson Kiper is a prime example of what’s wrong w ESPN.
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    don l reacted to FentayeJones in Mel Kiper on Atlanta’s draft   
    Mel Kiper says Terrell is his number 7th rated corner yet in his last mock, he had him as his 3d corner going 24 to the Saints. So whats the deal?
    No matter how you feel about Terrell, Kiper is one of the last cats I will listen to. 
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    don l reacted to octoslash in Blinded by affection, Arthur Blank makes a major mistake - Mark Bradley   
    Media have it so easy. Always pissing their pants with the problems, never guts enough to suggest the solution.
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    don l reacted to 1989Fan in We are stuck with matt Ryan and Julio Jones until 2023   
    Yet he has some of the best post season numbers in NFL HISTORY. 
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    don l reacted to kiwifalcon in We are stuck with matt Ryan and Julio Jones until 2023   
    I think being stuck with some of our fans for free is more of an issue for this team lol.
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    don l reacted to athell in Jake Matthews trade buzz and quick Trufant note   
    I'm convinced most of you:
    A )  Only watch Falcon football and have NO clue what a quality LT (or any position for that matter) actually looks like or
    B )  Really don't want to win
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    don l reacted to VTCrunkler in Rex Ryan: Falcons Are Cream Puffs   
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    don l reacted to rogueleadersf in Is McGary alright?   
    Love him so much more now,

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    don l reacted to jdawg4876 in Is McGary alright?   
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    don l reacted to Falconguy in What if Florio is Right?   
    Are we seriously talking about this ?
    It's a week 1 loss, how about let's see a few more games before we panic.
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    don l reacted to droopy1592 in Julio Deal Done / 3Yr $66Mil Ext - $66Mil Gtd   
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    don l reacted to Vandy in QB Matt Ryan Has What It Takes To Be A Hall Of Famer   
    Julio justifiably gets praise for that catch, but that was also an incredible throw. One of best in matt’s career, especially considering the moment.
    And yes, comparing any QB to Brady is kinda silly....but done in here all the time. 
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    don l reacted to falconidae in QB Matt Ryan Has What It Takes To Be A Hall Of Famer   
    Brees is a sub 500 playoff QB without his SB run. The  playoff game before his super bowl run, he had an int and 2 fumbles in a 39-14 loss.
    Rodgers threw zero TDs and 2 ints with a 55 QB rating in his NFCCG in his super bowl run, he got bailed out by his defense. He's also a sub 500 playoff QB without the super bowl run.
    Big Ben  had a 22 QB rating in his first Super bowl, no TDs and 2 INTs. Again, defense bailed him out. He's also a sub 500 QB without the super bowl runs.
    Brady threw exactly 1 TD in his first 3 playoff games, and won a super bowl.
    So, yeah, they've all had their moments. What they've also had is a team that could bail them out.
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    don l reacted to Goober Pyle in Why can’t Matt Ryan get any respect?   
    Give Charles' link a click if you will. He's a sharp guy. 
     
    https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/8/1/20708785/matt-ryan-nfl-atlanta-falcons-quarterback-rankings-respect-stats
     
    Matt Ryan has been the NFL’s most underappreciated quarterback of the past decade. Ryan doesn’t have a style of play that leads to breathtaking highlights or incredible feats of athleticism. He just shows up, puts up numbers, wins games, and keeps it moving.
    Ryan didn’t exactly step into an easy situation, either.
    The Atlanta Falcons were in a state of turmoil prior to drafting Ryan. Michael Vick was in prison, head coach Bobby Petrino quit during the 2007 regular season, they didn’t have any viable options at quarterback, and quite frankly, it didn’t look like they had a promising future.
    All of that changed when the Falcons took Ryan third overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.
    Since entering the league, Ryan has the most passing yards in NFL history for the first 10 years of a player’s career, he’s only missed two games, he’s tied for the most fourth quarter comebacks, and he’s put together some impressive playoff performances (even in losses).
    Yet Ryan doesn’t get the same respect that his peers do. You won’t find him near the top of quarterback rankings, or even in the first tier. NFL Network rated him as just the 69th on its Top 100 player rankings. He doesn’t have many accolades in his career outside of the NFL MVP he won in 2016, either. Ryan has been selected for the Pro Bowl four times — the same as Eli Manning and just one more than Derek Carr and Andy Dalton.
    What Ryan doesn’t have is a Super Bowl win. That has some people underestimating both the value he brings to the Falcons and his talent.
    But when you compare his numbers to other quarterbacks around the league, Ryan is better than just about everybody.
    Ryan has been productive his entire career, based on both regular and advanced stats
    Ryan’s stats are hard to top, especially over the last four seasons. Among all 30 quarterbacks with at least 1,000 attempts since the 2015 season, Ryan ranks first in yards per attempt (8.12), second in adjusted yards per attempt (8.29), fourth in passer rating (101.2), and has thrown the fifth-most touchdowns (114).
    Ryan shines in the advanced statistics as well.
    Since he was drafted in 2008, Ryan consistently has been near the top of ESPN’s Quarterback Rating (QBR) statistic. QBR packages every aspect of a quarterback’s game — passing, rushing, turnovers, and penalties. Other than in 2009 when Ryan was banged up for the last quarter of the season with turf toe, he has finished in the top 10 every year.
    Ryan has also been in the upper tier in Success Rate and Expected Points Added throughout his career. That means he keeps his offenses maximizing on their field position and scoring points at a higher ratethan average quarterbacks.
    It’s true that Ryan has been fortunate to play with elite talent over the years. ****, he had Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez as his receiving options for three years. But Ryan still had to get them ball, and he’s the main reason that Atlanta has been a successful franchise in the past decade.
    Since Ryan took the helm in 2008, the Falcons are sixth in winning percentage during the regular season (58 percent) and are one of seven teams to win more than 100 games — New England, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Green Bay, Baltimore, and Indianapolis have also hit 100 wins. Atlanta and Indianapolis are the only teams not to win a Super Bowl in that time frame, though the Colts won the Super Bowl following the 2006 season.
    That’s not really on Ryan, however. The Falcons’ biggest problem has been their defense.
    Atlanta’s defense hasn’t been able to keep up with Ryan
    The Falcons have rarely fielded a competent defense in the Matt Ryan era.
    Since the 2013 season, the Falcons haven’t had a defense ranked higher than 22nd in Football Outsiders’ DVOA ratings. DVOA compares each team on a “league-average baseline,” accounts for every single play, and adjusts for quality of opponent. It’s a comprehensive metric that the Falcons haven’t fared well in.
    You don’t even need advanced statistics to confirm that they’ve heavily leaned on their offense since Ryan was drafted. Atlanta has ranked in the top 10 in total offense for eight of Ryan’s 11 seasons, while the defense only hit that benchmark once, in 2017. In 2014, the team ranked dead last in total defense.
    The Falcons were in position to have their strongest defense of Ryan’s tenure in 2018, but they were wrecked with injuries. Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, and Ricardo Allen all missed significant chunks of time, while Grady Jarrett and Takk McKinley played through injuries during the season.
    That 2018 season was a microcosm of Ryan’s career. He ranked third in the league in yards (4,924), tied for third in touchdown passes (35), had the third-lowest interception rate (1.2 percent), and tied for fifth in adjusted yards per attempt (8.7) for the season. Despite Ryan’s strong season, Atlanta was only able to finish with a 7-9 record, due in large part to an injury-riddled defense that finished 25th in points per game (26.4).
    The Falcons have been no stranger to similar misfortune during Ryan’s career — especially in the playoffs.
    Some of the Falcons’ playoff failures under Ryan have been straight up bad luck
    The Falcons haven’t made the playoffs every year of Ryan’s career, but he has taken it up a notch when they do. In 10 postseason appearances, his yards per attempt (7.6), touchdown percentage (5.7), completion percentage (67.5), and passer rating (100.8) are all better than his average numbers during the regular season.
    But his record in the playoffs is just 4-6, thanks mostly to some tough breaks and blown leads. The Falcons’ last three playoff losses encapsulate that.
    2012 NFC Championship Game vs. the 49ers
    Ryan did his share throughout this game, completing 30 of his 42 passes for 396 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. The Falcons were even up 24-14 at halftime, but they would soon blow that lead.
    The way their final drive ended was suspect, though.
    With the Falcons trailing 28-24, Roddy White had a chance to convert on fourth down with about a minute left, until he ran into some rough coverage from NaVorro Bowman.
      Sure, the pass was a little behind, but White drew enough contact to get a pass interference or an illegal contact penalty. That would’ve given the Falcons a fresh set of downs with fewer than 10 yards to go for a touchdown that could’ve punched their ticket to Super Bowl 47.
    Super Bowl 51 vs. the Patriots
    For most of Super Bowl 51, Ryan looked well on his way to earning MVP honors. He only threw 23 passes, but he turned that into 284 yards and two touchdowns. He had a passer rating of 144.1 for crying out loud!
    Up 28-20, Atlanta had a chance to ice the game after Ryan completed an absurd pass to Julio Jones,putting the Falcons in field goal range with under five minutes to go.
    But instead of running the ball, the Falcons called a pass play — and the disastrous result really wasn’t Ryan’s fault. He was sacked, then Jake Matthews was called for a hold, and the Falcons ended up facing a third-and-33, knocking them out of field goal range.
    Then, the unforgettable Julian Edelman catch happened.
      The game eventually went to overtime and Ryan didn’t even touch the ball. Atlanta’s defense let New England march right down the field and scored the game-winning touchdown.
    (Fun fact: the Falcons are the only team to lose a game without trailing once.)
    2017 Divisional Round vs. the Eagles
    Ryan had just 210 passing yards and a touchdown in a Divisional Round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he helped the Falcons stay competitive in what was a defensive slugfest. Then on the last drive, bad luck struck yet again.
    Atlanta faced a fourth-and-goal down 15-10 with a chance to advance to the NFC Championship Game. For some ungodly reason, the Falcons called a rollout.
    Instead of using the entire field, they cornered themselves into a hole on one side of the field and still almost pulled it off. Ryan bought time for himself after Julio Jones initially slipped in the end zone and lofted a perfect pass.
    Which unfortunately slipped right through Jones’ hands.
      It was a great throw and just a misfire by the usually steady Jones. It happens. Especially to the Falcons.
    Matt Ryan had big shoes to fill after replacing Michael Vick and he’s done more than that. Not only has Ryan become the clear-cut best quarterback in Falcons history — he’s by far their all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns — he’s also developed into one of the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL.
    Ryan isn’t the flashiest or most exciting quarterback, and he’s had the benefit of playing with incredible skill talent, including Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and future Hall of Famer Julio Jones. He’s still searching for that Super Bowl ring, which continues to elude him despite his solid postseason play. But none of that should take away from what he’s accomplished on an individual level.
    It’s time to put some respect on Matt Ryan’s name.
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    don l reacted to thamill in Sean Weatherspoon on Vic Beasley   
    I was wondering if Weatherspoon got injured when he was typing that.
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    don l reacted to RING OF HONOR in Thanks to Monoxide for all he has done.   
    Ive never had a twitter account...shut my Facebook down 5 years ago...
    I hate social media...this is the only account I have...Im not going anywhere...lol
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    don l reacted to Tandy in Thank you to my friends   
    I lost the love of my life yesterday and I wanted you to know how much all your love and kindness meant to him and to me 
    I love you guys.   I just wanted you to know - and I won't be on here for a while.   My heart is gone.
     
    https://www.currentobituary.com/obit/234344
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