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    IronHead34 reacted to Boise Falcon Fan in Falcons’ midseason offensive grades: Not as bad as you might think - The Athletic   
    I don't know much, or pay too much attention to these grades, but Gurley being the 57 out of 59th rated back seems like garbage to me. Just based on the fact he's gotten into the end zone 9 times should put him in the upper half.
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    IronHead34 reacted to hjerry in Caption This   
    "Tankers, this one's for you"
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    IronHead34 reacted to Drunken Minotaur Zebra in POLL-Was Today's Win Against the Vikings a Sign of Things to Come Rest of 2020 or a Fluke?   
    That’s gotta be the most confusing poll question ever written, my man. And the yes or no doesn’t even fit it. 
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from NashvilleFalcon01 in Raheem Morris ongoing philosophy   
    That was a completely different team at the time. Different personal, etc. 
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from papachaz in Raheem Morris ongoing philosophy   
    That was a completely different team at the time. Different personal, etc. 
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    IronHead34 reacted to PriMeTiiMe in Which offensive coordinators do you think would be the best fit for Matt Ryan and our offense?   
    If Matt Ryan is going to be our QB for the next few years it should be a WCO.
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from JohnnyFranchise in 49ers benching Garoppolo: Potential Trade Partner   
    Go back to Madden. This is the most pathetic garbage this board has produced. And I’ve been here since the Vick days.
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from ATLskinjob in 49ers benching Garoppolo: Potential Trade Partner   
    Go back to Madden. This is the most pathetic garbage this board has produced. And I’ve been here since the Vick days.
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from papachaz in 49ers benching Garoppolo: Potential Trade Partner   
    1. Jim G. Was benched because he was still injured and not ready to come back. He was in the Super Bowl last year. Shanny is not trading him.
    2. If you don’t want Ryan, but want a new QB, why would you trade the first overall pick? You just draft your guy.
    3. Matt’s contract all but makes him untradeable. 
     
    4. why would San Fran go for an older QB at the end of his career? 
     
    The entire scenario is ludicrous.
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from falcongl in 49ers benching Garoppolo: Potential Trade Partner   
    1. Jim G. Was benched because he was still injured and not ready to come back. He was in the Super Bowl last year. Shanny is not trading him.
    2. If you don’t want Ryan, but want a new QB, why would you trade the first overall pick? You just draft your guy.
    3. Matt’s contract all but makes him untradeable. 
     
    4. why would San Fran go for an older QB at the end of his career? 
     
    The entire scenario is ludicrous.
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from falcongl in 49ers benching Garoppolo: Potential Trade Partner   
    Go back to Madden. This is the most pathetic garbage this board has produced. And I’ve been here since the Vick days.
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    IronHead34 reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Hopkins doesn't understand that Julio Jones is the standard at WR   
    DeAndre Hopkins doesn't understand that Julio Jones is the standard at WR
      Malik Brown
    a day ago
    Last week, DeAndre Hopkins went on the Jalen and Jacoby show and said he’s the best wide receiver in the league. Not only did he say that, but he named dropped two receivers in the NFC South: Michael Thomas and Julio Jones.
    Thomas may not have an argument, even after having a record-breaking season last year. But what Hopkins doesn’t realize is that Jones may still be the best receiver in the league, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.
    When you hear about the top receivers in the league, the same names usually come up. You have Jones, Hopkins, Thomas, and Mike Evans, and sometimes Odell Beckham.
    All of these receivers bring something different to the table. Beckham l is known for his route running and one-handed grabs, Evans is known for his strength and physicality, Thomas is known for his receptions, and Hopkins is known for not dropping passes.
    And then you have Julio Jones.
    If you’ve ever watched Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, you know at the end of the movie that they all combine their powers and to give to The Thing, and he’s able to do everything the other three superheroes are able to do. That is an example of Jones and his ability to do whatever he wants.
      It’s not many receivers that attracts double teams every game, but if you consistently tune into Falcons games, you know that Jones has two people watching him almost every time. If he received the same treatment as his counterparts, just imagine what his numbers would look like.
    Matt Ryan has never been the quarterback to force feed his receivers, so he uses Jones getting double covered as an advantage for other players. Hopkins may be right, if he had Ryan or Drew Brees his numbers would probably be better. But they may not try to force him the ball like Tom Savage, Brock Osweiler, or Brian Hoyer used to before Deshaun Watson took over.
    Why is that every time somebody talks about being the best wide receiver, Jones name is bought up? It’s because he’s the standard for receivers.
    When you’re the best, you don’t have to defend yourself, because your play does the talking. For years, we haven’t heard Jones brag, boast, or name drop any receivers in the league to prove he’s the best. But Hopkins, and especially Thomas, always have to let it be known what they’re capable of doing.
    Hopkins, we get it. You’re a top-3 receiver in the league, and nobody will take that away from you. But when you start talking about who’s number one, there’s only one name you constantly hear, and it’s Julio Jones.
     
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    IronHead34 reacted to quotemokc in Falcons need to reverse past flubs if they go defensive line in draft   
    Trufant was borderline elite until he got injured, I would make that pick over again if I had the chance.
    Calling it a "push" is an outright lie.
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    IronHead34 reacted to RING OF HONOR in This is Rich! LOL!   
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    IronHead34 reacted to PADirtyBird in NEW JERSEYS IN APRIL!!!   
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    IronHead34 reacted to A Dog Named Brian in Mack leaving ATL? (nothing actually confirmed)   
    Seems like he’s making light of the situation to me
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    IronHead34 reacted to Jesus in It’s ‘bittersweet’: In another win, Falcons look like team envisioned before the season   
    Too bad the bye wasn't during the third week.
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    IronHead34 reacted to Goober Pyle in It’s ‘bittersweet’: In another win, Falcons look like team envisioned before the season   
    https://theathletic.com/1386135/2019/11/17/its-bittersweet-in-another-win-falcons-look-like-team-envisioned-before-the-season/
     
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two weeks ago, Dan Quinn said he told his team to treat the final eight games like a new season. The first one essentially went up in flames, with the Falcons stumbling to a 1-7 record. With a bye falling right in the middle of the season, the idea was to hit a proverbial reset button. The players were asked to forget about the horrendous start and to treat the final eight games like a new year.
    Sure, it’s coachspeak to tell 63 players — including the practice squad — to start anew and forget what previously transpired. But with seven losses, what else was there for the Falcons to do? They bought in, started over and got back to work.
    And during the past two games, with Atlanta’s 29-3 blowout over the Carolina Panthers being the latest example, the Falcons have suddenly started playing their best football. The defense, in particular, has startled the rest of the league by looking like it is among the league’s best units during these past two weeks.
    The defense’s trajectory actually began to change in the second half of Atlanta’s 27-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which came right before the bye week. Trailing 24-0 at the half, the defense held the Seahawks to only one field goal during the final two quarters. In a win over the New Orleans Saints, the defense gave up only three field goals. Through four quarters against the Panthers, only one field goal hit the scoreboard.
    In total, Atlanta has allowed only 15 points and zero touchdowns during the past 10 quarters. That alone has the feeling of Atlanta playing like it’s a brand new team.
    “A lot of times you grow weary trying to do the right thing when it isn’t working for you,” defensive end Vic Beasley said. “But I feel we kept believing, kept the faith, and it’s working for us.”
    Beasley recorded one of Atlanta’s five sacks Sunday, bringing his total for the season to four. He has recorded 2.5 sacks the past two weeks, with the team as a whole notching 11 sacks during this span. Including those final two quarters against Seattle, that’s 13 sacks in 10 quarters. Asked about the sudden uptick in sacks, considering Atlanta only had seven entering last week, Quinn showed off his humorous side.
    “More cowbell,” he said, referencing the famous “Saturday Night Live” sketch.
    Quinn, whose hot seat has started to cool a bit, was clearly in a much better mood after a second consecutive victory. He also didn’t want to make too big of a deal about these two wins. After all, Atlanta is still 3-7.
    Much has been made when trying to figure out why Atlanta was struggling so much defensively. Here’s a team that isn’t devoid of talent on the roster. Many of the defense’s key players were on the 2016 team that nearly won Super Bowl LI. Therefore, it hasn’t made much sense as to why the roster performed the way it did the first eight games.
    As the Falcons have gained some confidence the past two weeks out of the bye, it does appear this is a defense that has completely changed its thinking.
    Ricardo Allen, speaking for himself, said there were times when he would try to make a big play instead of doing his job. Perhaps this could apply to some of his teammates, too. Allen referenced a deep post he surrendered against the Arizona Cardinals, in what ended up being a 34-33 defeat. Allen said he covered the play with the intent of trying to pick off the pass instead of sticking to his assignment.
    Allen isn’t the only culprit of committing plays like that. For weeks, it seemed defenders were routinely out of position, with no one taking the extra necessary step to communicate a call. Offenses, in turn, made Atlanta pay.
    This seemed to stop in the third quarter against Seattle. At halftime of that game, Allen said that the defensive leaders spoke up in the locker room.
    “They jumped up on us early,” Allen said. “But we got into the locker room (at halftime), as a defense we were like, ‘Enough is enough.’ Everybody was like, ‘Let’s do our job. Let’s not all try to be playmakers. Let’s do our job and see what happens with that.’”
    Since then, and with the benefit of a bye week to regroup and reset, this has been a more disciplined and fundamentally sound defense. The Falcons made Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen’s outing nightmarish. In addition to the five sacks, he took an additional five quarterback hits. He threw four interceptions, with Ricardo Allen, Desmond Trufant, De’Vondre Campbell and Damontae Kazee all recording a pick. Atlanta entered the day with only two interceptions for the year. It now has six.
    The only offense Carolina could muster was getting the ball to all-world running back Christian McCaffrey, who totaled 121 receiving yards and 70 rushing yards. But those empty yards came in catch-up mode. From the beginning of the game, Atlanta had Carolina chasing from behind.
    “We’re doing it at all levels,” Trufant said. “The D-line’s rushing, the linebackers are hitting and covering. And the back end, we’re covering and tackling in space. We’re just doing what we practice. What the game plan is, we’re executing. We’re playing with energy, we’re having fun. It’s starting to come together for us.”
    It was one thing for the Falcons to defeat the Saints in a big rivalry game, which could be seen as a one-off moment. To replicate the performance a week later suggests that perhaps this team has turned a corner defensively.
    “We started slow. We weren’t executing like we are now,” Beasley said. “That’s really what it is. It comes down to execution each and every week. Last week, people probably thought it was a fluke. But we bought into the process, worked hard the next week and we came out here and performed well. We’ll go back and try to do the same thing against Tampa Bay.”
    This recent turn of events doesn’t make it any less puzzling. If anything, it has a lot of people wondering how and why it took so long for the Falcons to play the way many expected them to before the 2019 season began.
    Sure, moving Raheem Morris from coaching receivers to defensive backs turned out to be perhaps the best move Quinn could have possibly made. And allocating play-calling duties to Morris and Jeff Ulbrich has freed up Quinn to spend even more time with some of his other head coaching duties.
    But it’s not like anything from a schematic perspective is different. It’s still the same defense. The calls, according to the players, haven’t changed. Atlanta is just a different team at this stage of the season. It no longer resembles the bad team that hit a six-game losing streak, which, barring a miracle, will be what keeps it from having a shot at a postseason berth.
    “And that’s what makes it bittersweet, really,” cornerback Isaiah Oliver said. “We’re finally playing the way we expected to play back in September. It’s not like we have new players or new plays. It’s the same thing. We’re calling the same thing back in Week 1.
    “It’s just working.”
     
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    IronHead34 got a reaction from Flyin' In DC in The Consolidated Vic Beasley Thread   
    Exactly! It wont hurt us anymore this year. Maybe get a PS guy to take his place and we could actually get some sacks. 
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    IronHead34 reacted to PensacolaFalcon in The Consolidated Vic Beasley Thread   
    If they cant trade him then he should be cut on 10/30. I think a message needs to be sent.
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    IronHead34 reacted to NOVAFalconFan in Interesting Rico Allen video   
    In this long interview with a real estate guy who only seems to partially pay attention, Ricardo lays out who he is and where he came from; he is a different kind of dude, that’s for sure.  However, I thought these points were really interesting:
    the Dolphins offered him a roster spot while he was on our practice squad; he turned it down because he wanted to keep practicing against Julio;
    Julio practices 10x harder than he plays on game day;
    Rico figured out that he couldn’t be as fast or athletic as other guys he was playing against, but realized that didn’t matter...what he needed to do was figure out what the OC wanted the players to do and play against that.  He doesn’t have to beat his man, he just has to beat the OC;
    he wants his next deal to hit 10/per.
    Check it out:
     
     
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    IronHead34 reacted to FalconAge in Call Stands - No Foul   
    The refs have enough goodwill around here for their work vs.the Saints that they can have this one.
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    IronHead34 reacted to dodge_birds_fan in Dirk Koetter playing chess   
    Reverse jet sweep... ftw
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    IronHead34 reacted to ChickenBiscuit in Dirk Koetter playing chess   
    They blitzed on pretty much every down. Jim Schwartz' defensive strategy was basically the same as 13 year old me playing Madden 04. it's kind of shocking how much it worked, honestly.
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