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    Brewcrew got a reaction from AUTiger7222 in Ravens Finally Land Falcons WR   
    Ravens:  We want Julio!  
     
    Mom:  We already have a Falcons WR at home. 
     
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    Brewcrew reacted to VTCrunkler in Been On This Board Twenty Years. Need Rest   
    I remember raptorial bird
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from VTCrunkler in Been On This Board Twenty Years. Need Rest   
    I joined in 2001 as Raptorial Bird.  Mostly was a lurker for while... Guess I still am.  The board has definitely had it's ups and downs.  I'm not as old as you, but I think we all need rest!  
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    Brewcrew reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Deion Jones uses tricks of the trade to master new Falcons schemes   
    Star linebacker details how he learns a new football language as players use OTAs to get Arthur Smith’s and Dean Pees’ systems down cold
    Jun 02, 2021 at 07:21 PM   Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones #45 looks on during organized team activities in Phase III of the Atlanta Falcons offseason program on May 25, 2021. Falcons players are receiving a crash course during this offseason program. Let's call it Schematics 101, with professors Arthur Smith and Dean Pees.
    They meet several times throughout the spring and summer, with big tests coming when games actually count. They're learning where to go and when during ongoing OTA sessions, how to respond in a flash when variables come into play.
    That's no easy task in any instance, considering how quickly you have to read, react and execute at this level.
    It's still only part of this fast-paced master class.
    Falcons players are also learning a brand-new language. Offensive and defensive schemes have unique terminology, even when using concepts similar to other systems. Memorizing the dictionary and applying new vocabulary is as important as anything, because being a step slow gets you beat.
    Deion Jones, in particular, has to be a quick study. It's mandatory for an interior linebacker with a green dot on his helmet, someone required to relay calls in the huddle and make checks before the snap to get teammates on the same page.
    "I'm just soaking it all in," Jones said after Wednesday's voluntary OTA session. "[Defensive coordinator Dean Pees] has a lot of moving pieces, a lot of different coverages and fronts that we have to digest. There's new verbiage. You have to be a sponge, let it all soak in and see all the different things I can learn and different places I can help in the defense." 
    Those details will become second nature before long, but the process can be arduous without using tricks of the trade. Jones and his teammates have plenty of those at his disposal. 
    "There are tons of tricks," Jones said. "The crazy thing is that everyone has their own. We get together on the field and start talking about stuff, guys will use different tricks to memorize things while in your head you're going through yours. It's funny how we all have our own ideas for how to memorize the defense." 
    Jones gave us an example of how he processes information, using clues within the term to recall his assignment. 
    "I go off the name of the call and see how I can maneuver it in a way I can remember it," he said. "Say the call was "Atlanta." I would use the "T" to mean to set it to the tight end, or something like that. It goes either way."
    Then Jones paused, smiled and issued a clarification to all that his example purely hypothetical. There's no information to be mined from "Atlanta," opposing offensive coordinators.
    "Now I say that without giving you any information on a call," Jones said with a smile. "I'm just giving you all a little something."
    Established Falcons gave Jones a little advice during his first offseason program, passing down how to learn a new language quickly.  "It was something I did my rookie year, learning a new system and learning it fast," Jones said. "That's how the vets taught me to memorize it, and I put my own spin on things just like everyone else does."
    Mastering the language is an important first step and that's happening now. Fluency clears a path for the really important stuff, executing well and making plays after the snap. 
    "Obviously, you're going to work your fundamentals and your technique, and you want guys to stop thinking when they break the huddle," head coach Arthur Smith said. "[On] offense, defense or special teams, the memorization part is over. So, then you're learning on how to win the rep and the technique. It all plays into it, so when you do it over and over again, you stop worrying about the things – you know where to get lined up. Now, it's, 'let's go execute."
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from Rings in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew reacted to Pa_Falcon_Fan in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    Like others have already said, running multiple plays out of the same formation, running the same play out of different formations, play action, pre-snap motion, and making adjustments based on what the defense does in order to catch them off guard.  CREATIVITY!  which is something we haven't seen since 2016! 
    He also isn't afraid to go against what is "normally" done in a situation if he thinks it will catch the defense by surprise.  Look at the Titans game against the Texans ... 10 seconds to go, inside the 10 yard line, clock running... everyone and their uncle thinks they're going to spike the ball to stop the clock and instead they throw it for a back corner TD.  And then in overtime, after tying things up, they get down to the 5 yard line... The defense is thinking pass because of the 4th quarter tying touchdown play...  so naturally AS goes WILDCAT formation (?!?!) with Tannahill out wide.  The defense has no idea what the **** is going on so AS sends Henry up the middle for the game winning TD.
    It is a lot of the same things we saw with Shanny, scheming people open, making things look like something else so the defense reacts and looks one way while the play is actually designed to go elsewhere.   How many times did we see Shanny scheme Taylor Gabrial WIDE OPEN for big plays?  
     
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from JDaveG in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from Falcons Fan MVP in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew reacted to PokerSteve in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    Exactly. Shannie loved to get a defense expecting a certain play out of a certain formation, then spring somebody wide open by changing it up later in the game.
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from thanat0s in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from PokerSteve in In what ways is Arthur Smith's play calling and schemes similar to Kyle Shanahan's?   
    They both like to run multiple plays out of a single formation and personnel package.  It allows for seeing what the defense does and then later exploiting the weaknesses they show.   
     
      
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    Brewcrew reacted to hjerry in The Featured Julio Thread   
    I'm able to look at players on another team and recognize that they're good, but I really don't follow or root for anyone but the Falcons
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    Brewcrew reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in Coach Smith’s comments   
    I think we do bro. Time to play some football. Julio may go to a new team as a shiny hood ornament. One that has a well oiled engine and finally get some rest. At a good price. Not five picks and $150M. Troffed.
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from hotlanta in AS better pull rabbit out of the hat without Julio.   
    We are better with Julio, yes.  But Ryan made Jenkins, Sanu and Justin Hardy look like #1 WR at times when everyone else went down.  Having a real running game also takes the desperate need for a WR who can get open in triple coverage much less dire.   
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    Brewcrew reacted to V-Town Falcon in AS better pull rabbit out of the hat without Julio.   
    Agree. I think also Ryan had Harry Douglas play great and had over 1,000 yards receiving at one time. If we can get back to having a running game, I think we should be all right offensively.  
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    Brewcrew got a reaction from V-Town Falcon in AS better pull rabbit out of the hat without Julio.   
    We are better with Julio, yes.  But Ryan made Jenkins, Sanu and Justin Hardy look like #1 WR at times when everyone else went down.  Having a real running game also takes the desperate need for a WR who can get open in triple coverage much less dire.   
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    Brewcrew reacted to ryanviced in Mike Davis Looks Huge!   
    This might be the best ever Falcon picture of all time.  It screams old school but in 2021. Everything about it is super unique, from the huge physique, to the massive quad, to the unique hat.  What a fantastic picture.
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