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  1. Dude. Can't wait to see him on the field.
  2. I dig this. It has style but isn't overstated. If the bird logo had the mirrored red in it, too, this would be bad a$$. I'm so ready to go back to red helmets. Tired of the black.
  3. We've been very lucky with Ridley and Oliver falling to us, but credit to the Falcons for recognizing that and making these picks. Can't believe we got these guys, and particularly the value where we picked them.
  4. Word. That's why I'm happy about this pick. Now we need to get a starting fullback. Then, no excuses for Sark this season.
  5. If a top flight WR, running back or O-lineman somehow drops to 26 I'd be more than fine with the Falcons picking them up.
  6. Yes, I believe FB is a glaring hole. I'm a big believer in the FB position, and Coleman was mediocre on those 22% of snaps. We either need a better FB or a bruising third RB for short yardage situations, which (if memory serves) we sucked at last year. Toilolo was a **** of a blocker and a seasoned veteran, something none of our current tight ends are. Replacing him with a rookie doesn't replace him. Gabriel was poorly utilized by Sark. He was a shifty, sure-handed, fast as heck WR that already knew the playbook. If Reggie Davis or Marvin Hall were already any better than him then Gabriel wouldn't have seen the field last season If you think quality depth at LB isn't important then I don't think we're watching the same NFL. And if you think we'll come out of a draft with day one starters at all these positions then I'd like to have a glass of what you're drinking.
  7. In my opinion? Guard (which they may have filled with Fusco). I think we have at least two holes at DT with Clayborn and Poe gone. Fullback is in glaring need of an upgrade; or since you need another running back with Ward gone you could get a bruiser for short yardage instead of replacing Derrick Coleman. Duke Riley didn't look ready for prime time, so I think linebacker is a need. I think with Toilolo gone (and Hooper less than stellar) we have a need at tight end. I think WR is a need. Beyond Julio and Sanu the talent gets pretty thin, especially with Gabriel gone. If we're relying on the draft to produce effective first year starters at two DT spots, fullback, linebacker, TE and WR then we're rolling the dice (or perhaps sacrificing the present for the future). Now, mabye one or two of those positions will get filled before the draft, but when it comes to these positions I think what's left out there in free agency is pretty thin.
  8. Schultz speaks the truth. I think the lack of activity in free agency means it's clear the Falcons are not looking at this season as "what do we need to get back to the playoffs right now". This team has huge holes at multiple positions, and they've only solved one of them (potentially) with the Fusco signing. I think Schultz is right that they are banking on continuing improvement, and what will have to be a cracking good draft to be in playoff contention again next year. There's wisdom in that strategy, but I disagree with it. You have a franchise quarterback (please don't argue about that here), and the greatest wide receiver in the game right now (in my opinion). Every season that passes brings you closer to a day when Matt and/or Julio will no longer be effective, or where your QB goes down due to injury and a season is lost. We're on the side where the window is closing, folks. That's why I was not a fan of the Sark hire before last season even started. You're banking on an unknown/unproven coordinator, when you need to win right bloody now. We didn't and don't have time for him to turn into an effective coordinator, and we saw the results. I believe the clock is ticking. Either the front office doesn't agree with me, or they know something I don't (which is certainly possible).
  9. They look pretty good, but they are sooo plain. I'm all for simplicity, but even those are little too bare bones for my tastes. That being said, if you matched them up with black pants I'd definitely take them over our current jerseys.
  10. No matter how much some (most?) of us may want it, Arthur clearly isn't changing the logo or the uniforms any time soon. I think the best we can hope for is that there will be a new throwback jersey of some kind (hopefully a a red one), but I wouldn't hold my breath for that either.
  11. If someone offers a 2nd round pick this year for Coleman I say hand him his hat and wish him luck with his new team. This idea that we can somehow pay both Freeman and Coleman premier starter money after Coleman's rookie deal expires is not grounded in reality.
  12. Not really a fan of Dimitroff stating this. A GM should always be open to a trade call. I wouldn't mind if he had said "We really value Tevin and plan to keep him a Falcon. Sure, a trade is always possible, but we'd have to receive quite a lot in return for a player of Coleman's caliber". How hard would that have been? From a practical perspective, only Matt and Julio should be off limits.
  13. Not high on any of those. I'm really tired of black helmets. If we had to have a new helmet with the current logo I like these that I've seen: If it had to remain black, something like this would be cool:
  14. And another team gets tweaks to their uniforms. Don't tell me Blank couldn't get changes made if he wanted to. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/02/16/dolphins-will-tweak-uniforms-this-offseason/
  15. Agreed. I would kill for them to switch their throwback uniforms to this (or at least the jersey).