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    raysnill1 got a reaction from Outmyfalconmind in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    he's easily a 1000 yard receiver last season if he started every game. here we have a guy that's developing in house turning out to be a dependable productive receiver and we getting complaints we need a veteran. we can always use depth but let these young guys cook. dude is a 6th round draft pick for Pete's sake
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from gazoo in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    he's easily a 1000 yard receiver last season if he started every game. here we have a guy that's developing in house turning out to be a dependable productive receiver and we getting complaints we need a veteran. we can always use depth but let these young guys cook. dude is a 6th round draft pick for Pete's sake
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from FA91 in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    and there you have it, pretty much as simple as that. my guy even threw a TD last season.
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from PokerSteve in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    and there you have it, pretty much as simple as that. my guy even threw a TD last season.
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    raysnill1 reacted to Dr Long Shot in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    He'll be the number 2 WR but will be the third receiving option. He was good last year in that role. 
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from falconfreak1 in How are you feeling about Russell Gage as our number 2 receiver?   
    and there you have it, pretty much as simple as that. my guy even threw a TD last season.
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    raysnill1 reacted to Voice of Reason in What's your opinion of center Drew Dalman?   
    I think you’d have to take into account that much of his ratings was him at guard earlier in the season. He was definitely over his head with the combination of being out of position at guard and being a rookie early in the season. By the time of the KC game, he’d not only played his true position at as a center but it was much later in the season. 
     
    I’ve gone back and watched that tape over and over and he didn’t do too bad versus Jones. 
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from Mr.11 in Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley says he feels no pressure to replace traded Julio Jones   
    one thing I noticed when I rewatched some of the 2020 games, Matt never under-threw Rid. he pretty much always hit him in stride or fit the ball in a window where Rid could make a play. odd thing is, it was the same way with Gage. I actually am a pretty big Gage fan after seeing what he was doing as the #2. I can't wait to see what a non brain dead OC will do with these guys. on a 3rd note, I also like Omagod Zacchesadsjfnwjfnf? #17 I'm trying not to get my hopes up but with those guys and then Hurst and Pitts. man even Gurley had some moments last season with a brain dead OC who basically looked like he wanted to have him murdered. I'm excited to see what AS can do with the squad he's rocking with
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    raysnill1 reacted to THEHEADCOACH in Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley says he feels no pressure to replace traded Julio Jones   
    There's no pressure for Ridley, he's already a star, and he will work well within the new offense. That's all he has to do. He will have a good season.
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    raysnill1 reacted to 1989Fan in Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley says he feels no pressure to replace traded Julio Jones   
    He replaced Julio last year, he shouldn’t feel any pressure.
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    raysnill1 reacted to DonOfThemBirds in Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley says he feels no pressure to replace traded Julio Jones   
    He shouldn't.
     
    He's an All-Pro WR in his own right. 2nd team, but he could be 1st team this season.
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    raysnill1 reacted to PokerSteve in Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley says he feels no pressure to replace traded Julio Jones   
    Not a lot of drama here because he'd already taken over the top spot for much of last season. He's going to feast in this new scheme ~ but not to the exclusion of all our other weapons. Need to spread the ball around to keep defenses guessing.
     
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    raysnill1 reacted to Voice of Reason in Falcons expected to set up a visit with Hooker   
    All you fans crapping on Eugene Robinson and saying he’s linked to hookers should be ashamed. Robinson never propositioned a hooker.
     
     
     
     
    He propositioned a COP!! 😋😫
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from WhenFalconsWin in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    drops are gonna happen but there's not a game where we can say 'man that drop by Gage cost us the game' the thing I can say about Gage is if he did have a drop he redeemed himself later, usually by putting his body in harm's way; hence why I have no beef with him. dude has about 2 near concussions every game
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from Chitown2ATL_Falcon in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    my only beef with Gage is that he needs to go ahead and slide sometimes. I appreciate the effort but as a smaller guy, he needs to live to fight another play.
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from slick0ne in WTH is a Jeff Holland?   
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    raysnill1 reacted to Goober Pyle in Russell Gage talks wisdom gained from Julio Jones: If you're going to make a mistake, make it at full speed - AtlantaFalcons.com   
    https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/russell-gage-talks-wisdom-gained-from-julio-jones-if-you-re-going-to-make-a-mist
     
    Everyone in the NFL is big, strong, and fast. Those are prerequisites to play the game at the highest level and the true edges are gained in the margins. For Russell Gage, the key to his continued improvement and unlocking his full potential is playing fast. It may seem simple, but that's the biggest nugget of wisdom that Julio Jones passed on to Gage.
    "Run. That was [Julio's] biggest thing," said Gage. "Speed off the ball and running. A lot of guys get too caught up thinking into their routes. Understand that even if you make a mistake, make it full speed. A receiver's biggest asset is his speed. Whatever it is, you need to display it."
    The loss of Jones leaves a void in the Falcons offense, but Gage and his teammates aren't dwelling on that loss. The focus is quite the opposite really. In a fitting tribute to the departed star, Gage's gaze is set on playing fast and the best way for him to play fast is to understand his role.
    "Being on the same page as Matt [Ryan] and understanding what Arthur wants is big," said Gage. "Those things come hand in hand. When you get to playing faster, it's all because you are more comfortable, and you know, this is what they want out of me."
    A sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Gage has increased his playing time in each of his three previous seasons. As a rookie, he played sparingly on offense logging just six catches for 63 yards with his primary role coming on special teams. The 2019 season started in much the same way until Atlanta dealt Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots after Week 7. In the first seven games of that season, Gage caught four passes for 44 yards and was targeted just eight times.
      Following the Sanu trade, Gage made an immediate impact catching seven passes on nine targets for 58 yards against the Seattle Seahawks. It wasn't a simple plug-and-play situation though. His understanding and ability to play fast had a direct correlation to his play.
    "My first game was Seattle and there was a lot of things going through my head," Gage said of his increased offensive role in 2019. "There was a lot of 'I don't want to mess this up, I have to understand my landmark here.' And Julio came up to me and reminded me your strongest point, your biggest asset is going to be running, running full speed. That's how you make guys make mistakes."
     
    Gage became a reliable target for Ryan during the second half of his sophomore season. In the final nine games of 2019, he tallied 45 receptions for 402 yards and one touchdown to run his season totals to 446 yards on 49 catches. The tried and true sports cliché is that the game slows down for players as they gain experience and confidence but in Gage's case, he's tried to flip that script.
    "I cleared my mind more and just ran," said Gage. "I came off the ball as fast as I could and whatever happens, happens. I think that's the best way to play. It's the best way to play mistake free as well."
      If his performance in 2019 came as a surprise, then what he did in 2020 was a validation of his potential. Gage set career bests with 72 receptions, 786 receiving yards, and four touchdowns. He also threw a touchdown pass, connecting with Calvin Ridley for a 39-yard score against the Los Angeles Chargers. Per Pro Football Focus, Gage earned a 76.4 overall grade and a 73.7 receiving grade good for third on the team behind Jones and Ridley. It would be easy for Gage to rest on his laurels and expect that his numbers will continue to rise, but you don't go from sixth-round pick to starter with that mindset.
    "Something that really boosts my confidence is understanding what I could become. Understanding the sky is the limit for me," said Gage. "I know I have so much more to do, so much more I can do, and so much more to prove. I think that for me really motivates me, gives me confidence, and pushes me to keep raising the bar."
    The increased playing time has coincided with an increase in production for Gage. Much of that is due to the understanding that he's gained through seeing how teams have tried to play Jones, Ridley, or tight end Hayden Hurst. As well as the rapport he's developed with Ryan.
    "Over time, as I am in the game, I get the feel. I understand what Matt feels. I understand what Matt wants," said Gage. "It helps me play faster and ultimately it helps him play faster. It builds trust and we can be more effective on the field together."
       
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from arrogantBEAST in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    my only beef with Gage is that he needs to go ahead and slide sometimes. I appreciate the effort but as a smaller guy, he needs to live to fight another play.
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from TheHeartless in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    my only beef with Gage is that he needs to go ahead and slide sometimes. I appreciate the effort but as a smaller guy, he needs to live to fight another play.
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from red falcon in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    drops are gonna happen but there's not a game where we can say 'man that drop by Gage cost us the game' the thing I can say about Gage is if he did have a drop he redeemed himself later, usually by putting his body in harm's way; hence why I have no beef with him. dude has about 2 near concussions every game
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    raysnill1 got a reaction from Francis York Morgan in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    drops are gonna happen but there's not a game where we can say 'man that drop by Gage cost us the game' the thing I can say about Gage is if he did have a drop he redeemed himself later, usually by putting his body in harm's way; hence why I have no beef with him. dude has about 2 near concussions every game
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    raysnill1 reacted to EpicBird in What we learned from third day of Falcons minicamp   
    Getting away from Koetter’s allergic to YAC, run to a spot, stop, catch ball, get drilled route trees will help Gage. He could be a real weapon in the right scheme. 
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