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  1. I like the idea for the Falcons to use a ATL shoulder patch, over the BIG name plate in the middle of the jersey. Plus our numbers look too big. *Thinks of doing some Photoshop*
  2. You're smart. And reasonable. And should know to ignore the irrational fans. All these irrational fans want to keep up with the Joneses. And it's crazy to me. We go to the SuperBowl, and fans are looking for upgrades and replacements for young guys. We don't go the following year and it's see I told you, we gotta go veteran route. But just a few years ago, it was we gotta go younger because veterans aren't getting it done. It'll always be dammed if you do, dammed if you don't with certain fans. But especially more so with this fan base.
  3. That's definitely not happening at that price. He could have restructure with the Seahawks for all of that
  4. Because of his price. Any good front office with a good team isn't signing him to the deal that he wants. He wouldn't even restructure with the Seahawks, that's why he was released. This is another Darrell Revis situation.
  5. That's the thing he's injured every year. You can't count on that. When NE is is getting away from Gronk being the main guy because of injuries. The rest of the league should take the same. But other people will say we have Hooper as back up when that happens. But you know. We could put that money in other places.
  6. My apologies. Besides O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku. Who are you looking to get last year. Hindsight being 20/20 and all that would have been better than Hooper? I'm in the camp those 3 aren't. Especially Engram. He was basically a WR playing TE for the Giants with all those injuries they had.
  7. I don't there is a free agent better than our TE. People on this board are looking at future Hall of Famers & veteran Pro-Bowlers. And want that type of production out of him. When he's actually been giving them that. And is the 3/4 option on the team as well as coming into his 3rd year in 2018 being a pro. All everybody wanted was to draft and develop guys. And now that we are instead of going veteran. Now everybody looking for a replacement because people are getting expensive because of the development. Or replace the young guys with veterans and get the same amount of production a guy on his rookie contract can provide. It's mind boggling to me. Still waiting on a good case on why people are searching for one?
  8. The 5 mil cap hit isn't that much. For a TE we use as a blocker 98% of the time. Especially in running formations. Something we do alot. He's technically worth the hit because he provides so much in Pass/Run blocking. The league can't even find OL who can do so. We have a TE that can. Can't throw that away.
  9. Julio, Sanu, & the RB's are the reason he's not getting targets. Let's just go by main targets. Matt Ryan threw the ball 529 times 10th in the league. Sanu has 1 throw to J.Jones. Julio was tied for 6th in the league in targets with 149. Sanu was 38th with 97 targets. Austin Hooper is tied for 93rd with 65 targets. RB Duo 82 targets which would put them around 64 in the league. T. Gabriel had 51 targets tied for 125th in the league. (Hooper would be the #3 in targets with 6 mouths to feed. #4 in targets if you count RB as 1 which would be 5 mouths) By Comparison: Alex Smith(13th) attempted 505 /Patrick Mahomes(55th) attempted 35 passes. A combined 540 passes. Which would put them around 8th in attempts. 3 position players had a pass attempt. Travis was 13th with 123 targets. Tyreek Hill was tied for 31st with 105 targets. Kareem Hunt & Albert Wilson tied for 98th targets with 63 targets. K. Hunt & C. West numbers together put them at 97 targets, which would put them around 38th in the league with M. Sanu. Kelce is #1 in targets with 5 mouths to feed. Or 4 mouths to feed if you count RB as 1. Carson Wentz(23rd)/Nick Foles(44th)/Nate Sudfeld(57th) threw the ball a combined 564 times which would put them around 5th in the league in attempts. Alshon Jeffery is 15th in targets with 120. Zack Ertz is 24th in targets with 110. Nelson Agholor is tied for 42nd with 95. Torrey Smith is tied for 86th in the league with 69 targets. And the Eagles RB situation is a tricky one considering they cut and traded for some. It's only right to consider them as 1 as they spread the ball around to thier RB's(Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles, Lagarette Blount, Kenjon Barner) a combined times of 76 times which would put them around 74th in the league in targets. (Zach Ertz is #2 in targets with 5 mouths to feed if the RB is 1) Tom Brady threw for a league high 581 times. Brian Hoyer threw 6 times. For a combined 587 attempts. Brandin Cooks had 114 targets tied for 19th in the league. Rob Gronkowski had 106 targets tied for 29th in the league. Danny Amendola had 86 targets tied for 56th in the league. Chris Hogan had 59 targets which is 125th in the league. James White(RB) had 72 targets tied for 78th in the league. Rex Burkhead(36) & Dion Lewis (36) targets each. Combined RB totals of 144 targets to thier RB's which would put them 8th in the league. (Gronk would be #3 in targets with 5 mouths to feed if you count RB as 1) And by these numbers and metics Hooper is doing pretty well for a 2nd year TE when constantly compared to veterans Pro-Bowl veterans at that. He's constantly put up against TE's in the best offenses of 2017 and the Falcons weren't one of the best offenses of that year. The league has adjusted to TE's and for a 2nd year TE. He's doing **** great job. Especially with the play calling problems.
  10. Agreed. Which is pretty darn good. For the 3/4 option on the team. As I said before, he's really good for a 2nd year TE. Who wasn't a first round pick. And hanging around number with the veterans on a (eye test) bad year for the offense.
  11. So sitting back and evaluating everyone's comments. Some still think it's a 'need'. But some wouldn't use the word 'need'. And others don't understand the thought process of going after another TE. But this is what I'm getting so far, and I'll give a rebuttle to the certain who reflect the same thing. • People think it's a need, because Hooper didn't put up gaudy numbers. And think he's not getting open enough, and the drops don't help. ~ What I would say to that is Hooper put up numbers around what others veterans have put up. Hoopers not our No. 1 option. He's No 3 at most. But he's 23 years old as other posters have said. He didn't have that many drops to the contrary. It seems like a lot because everyone had drops last year. The Falcons lead the league in drops(28). The tip ball int in the redzone was bad but every player I think had there fill of that. Considering Ryan had 7+ off the receivers hand ints. • People wouldn't use the word 'need'. They just want another weapon, or think Hooper isn't good enough because of the things listed above like numbers. Or decent isn't enough. ~ So we have Toilolo which people hate but is the best blocking TE in the league by my accounts. Who catches often enough. Even if fans and Matt at one time doesn't trust him enough (we all saw the play in the division round). And we have Hooper is 23 who put up average numbers considering he's not a top target for this team. And considering again that the offense was down you have to see everything in context. Our offense was a average offense this year. And everyone put up average or above average numbers. We can't take on contracts to stunt Hoppers growth. And we have others guys also. Yeah they didn't get on the field or make any plays but is that thier fault or the offense as a whole. Me personally are going with the latter. And another think think people doesn't realize. The league is one of copy cats and adjustments. TE's aren't dominating like they use to because the league has adjusted and gotten better at covering TE's. Even Gronk is a shell of himself when healthy because the league has adjusted. They had to. Every team for awhile ran 12 & 13 personnel. And the league adjusted. Just like the league adjusted to the Wildcat, and QB options, and next year it will be copycated and adjusted to 'RPO's. And any other type of play calling. If Hooper had the targets on other teams he would have guady numbers. Anyone who played fantasy football would know how TE's have been for the last couple of years. It's not great. Now I'm not saying fantasy football has any corilation to real football. But it can tell a bit of the story for some positions. And having someone try to replace someone who's 23, doing what veterans are doing in this new climate of teams adjustment to TE coverage is ridiculous in my opinion. • As for the others like me who don't understand why like me. I understand where people are coming as should others like me should if you read the comments posted by people in this post. And also this summary I've gathered. But you got to look at the entire thing. Sometimes you have to step back to see the entire picture before commenting on a fix. (I wanted to post and give others credit for certain comments and good points from different posters and put in the summary I gathered. But I'm too lazy to do that. Sorry and thinks to people anyhow.) I would like to thank the people who were willing to tell me their opinions on why you TE is a need or not a need. Or wouldn't use the word need. If I miss any points or if anyone wants to respond to the summary I've gathered. I'll respond to it and not take a seat back this time.
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