O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from FalconsIn2012 in Falcons add DB Darqueze Dennard - It's Official Now!
Odd indeed, especially after the metrics on his slot stats were posted somewhere on here. Thought pressure was more on Sheffield initially.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to vel in Falcons add DB Darqueze Dennard - It's Official Now!
Exactly. It's a passing league and we're in arguably the best passing division and adding a proven vet CB is suddenly an indictment on the rookie CB? Yet, if they didn't and were getting abused they'd be the same ones killing TD for not seeing his CBs weren't ready to carry the load without a vet CB.
We literally have our top three CBs with less than 16 games of starting experience in the NFL. That's a VERY risky bet to make when your job is on the line.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to vel in Falcons add DB Darqueze Dennard - It's Official Now!
Also, come week 6 and AJ Terrell is getting abused and everybody would be saying "Why did we think a rookie CB with no mini camp, OTAs, and weird training camp would hit the ground running?!"
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Goober Pyle in One more time...more prayers needed
Hey my Falcons family. Ol' Goober needs your prayers, good thoughts, and just some good, positive vibes....more importantly, Mrs. Goober needs them.
Today is the BIG surgery day, her reconstruction. It's a 10-12 hour surgery, with a 3 day hospital stay afterwards...including a night (possibly 2) in the ICU.
I know she's in good hands...both the Father's and, by extension, the surgeon's as well. Never hurts to have prayers and positivity flowing your way, though.
Thanks in advance! I'll update once I have the info....
Love to all!!
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Francis York Morgan in For the Gurley Signing Haters: 10 Reasons
First off, know this much - I get you. At least on a surface level, it looks like we traded Free, a guy who a lot of TATF liked, for a guy with similar injury issues, a guy who had a down year, and we did it with money that could've been dedicated to the defense. But let me point out a few things that have me high as Khalifa on this Gurley signing.
1) Contract conditional on physical: Gurley's deal with us is conditional on him passing a physical, which means if his knee is really as bad as everyone's making it out to be, he won't count a penny against our cap. Plain and simple.
2) Low risk: This contract is for just one year. And his injury isn't ligament damage - it's arthritis. I have yet to hear about someone with an ACL injury that doesn't have some form of arthritis. It's incredibly manageable at 25. Again, this guy is just 25. The people worried about this are mostly going off what others say. Sure, I wouldn't give Gurley 30 carries every game, but he's not this fragile butterfly you have to tiptoe around. And again - if he fails the physical, we're not on the hook for a dime.
3) The money's right: This move doesn't just mean we get Gurley for a year on 5 mil. It also means we can move on from Hill if no one bites on the 5th round tender (it isn't likely) and save another 2.3 mil or so. Then, we either sign him back or draft a RB in a loaded draft. And we don't even know the breakdown - there could easily be incentives and injury stipulation in the contract. It's such a win-win I can barely understand the gripes.
4) Post June 1st workings: I was annoyed with Tru being designated a Post June 1st cut because it didn't help us with signings at the beginning of FA and it didn't help us with the draft class signings since it wouldn't come free until all our draftees were signed. Well, Gurley was a Post June 1st cut too. What does that mean? His money doesn't even hit the cap till June 2nd. In other words, the money we freed up from Tru (10.75 mil) is going to great use when it likely would have sat for months otherwise. Those saying we should have signed defensive players with it, what D guys are you even talking about? I don't see a single guy with a June 1st designation that was released that interests me. It'll only help with the guys still chillin once June 2nd hits, and the Gurley signing doesn't impact that at all imho.
5) Insanely high reward: This can't be overstated. People saying Gurley had his "worst year," were you around in 2016? He averaged 3.2 ypc and had less yards and TDs than 2019. And that year, it wasn't because he was barely being used. He was just worse. They stacked the box against him, forcing Goff to beat them, and he just couldn't. Why? Because Goff ******* blows. When McVay leaned on Gurley this year, it largely worked, except that OL...oof. Go back and watch All 22 of Gurley, it's free. That trash OL is getting him hit behind the line every play. He gets even one step and it's a first down, if not more. There were so many plays Free hesitated or was too slow on that Gurley makes a big gain in his place. Also, in 2017 and 2018, the offense was marginally better, and they couldn't stack the box against Gurley as well. Here? See my next point.
6) Gurley won't be the focus of the defense: And if he is, defenses will get punished. Holy ****, we have SO many weapons compared to the Rams. Our play action game is going to be lethal if Koetter's dumb *** even begins to get into a groove. He has an obscene amount of weapons at his disposal. I'd love to see teams leave 6 or 7 in the box against Gurley like we faced so often last year. He's going to make them pay, especially if our OL takes the next step like I believe they will.
7) Fan turnout: Sure, this is kinda cheating since it's for AB more than anyone, but I bet sales are gonna pop off with Gurley here. It's a fairweather fanbase. Just the way things are. But if we get a legitimate homefield advantage, games are going to be so much more fun to watch. I'm hopeful.
8) McVay is arrogant: And not in the same way Shanny was. Call it rumor and hearsay if you like, but I've heard that there were issues on McVay's part where he didn't like that Gurley got so much credit for the team's success compared to him and Goff. He was a team captain every year minus 2019. Wonder why? And so much of the creativity with Gurley died in 2019 compared to years past. Then there are the games where he was killing it (Pittsburgh, Carolina, both with 6+ YPC) and he only got 12 and 14 carries in each game (respectively). Both were one score games and they were 1-1 in them. There was no reason not to lean on Gurley. Trust me - there were issues there, and a lot of Rams fans have been saying similar things about McVay either not using Gurley or using him poorly.
9) The draft opened up: I like the RBs in this draft a lot. But it sucks when you're hemmed into taking a position. As is, we were practically locked into taking a RB and CB with two of our first three picks, and arguably a LB in those first three two. That's all needs-based drafting. I hate strictly needs based drafting. This move means we have so much more flexibility. Can we still draft a RB? Sure. I'd love it tbh. But now we don't have to. And we can have more BPA drafting in general. This is all good news, folks. Not to mention, if he balls out, we get a comp next year if he walks.
10) Something to prove: People might hate this reason, but to that, I'll say - these players are HUMAN. Gurley was just recently considered the best RB in the NFL. Over the course of a single season where he was horrendously underutilized, he became "washed," "damaged goods," whatever you want to call it. He was cut. That stings. And now, here he is, headed back to the home of his alma mater, where the most raving of Gurley fans reside, and you want me to believe he isn't going to be working his butt off to show everyone he's still got it. Ha. If it doesn't pan out, the reason won't be Gurley not having something to prove. He's going to be putting his all into this offseason and season itself, guaranteed. It's his last chance at a big contract, and more than that (knowing his competitiveness), it's his last chance to ensure he has a chance to cement his NFL legacy.
Anyway, that's 10 reasons. Feel free to add your own. I just can't find any big downsides to this. I'm pumped.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Pa_Falcon_Fan in TD Has Done a Masterful Job this Offseason
Is there risk involved? Absolutely. But really, lets look at what we've done so far while in "cap ****".
- 25 year old pass rusher coming off the best season of his career so far.
- 1st round TE talent who fell behind a all pro TE his rookie season because of injury. He has more upside than Hooper and costs WAAAYYY less since he is still on his rookie deal.
- 25 year old running back who was widely considered one of the best in the league just 2 years ago on a 1 year prove it deal. Yes, the knee is a concern, but even with that concern he still put up close to 1000 yards rushing (over 1000 all purpose) and 14 TDs.
I think every one of them is well worth the risk.
O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from kiwifalcon in Dante Fowler’s addition addresses pass rush concern in QB-loaded NFC South
“Addresses” is the operative word here. It doesn’t eliminate our concern to rush the QB, but deserves credit for continuing to swing at correcting this glaring perennial flaw.
Keep it bolstering the pass rush 2020 FO - I see you taking shots!
*But please don’t forget to help Koetter to find a RB to carry for over 1K yards to keep defenses honest with his predictable vertical attack.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Osiruz in 2020 Draft || Falcons Prospect Tracker
Players who had a formal:
Hakeem Adeniji, JK Dobbins, K'lavon Chaisson, Matt Hennessey, Austin Jackson, Jordan Elliot, Julian Okwara, Cam Akers, Yetur Gross Matos, and Ross Blacklock.
Players interviewed more than once:
McTelvin Agim, Javon Kinlaw, Tyler Bass, Zack Baun, and Calvin Throckmorton.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Unintentional Grounding in 2020 Draft || Falcons Prospect Tracker
Hello and welcome Falcons fans! My name is Lt Dan and this ladies and gentlemen is the 2020 Falcons Prospect Tracker !!!!
This Thread is a 4 year project started by myself in (2015/2016) and I would like to thank the members of TAFMB for allowing me to post this each year and provide quality content.
So here's how it works. We take all the information we can get from Twitter, Draft sites, Media members, Scouts, and Guys and Gals on the ground at Pro-Days to uncover the Falcons interest in players and who they have worked out to get a better understanding of how they utilize the draft process / Who they might draft.
With that being said here are the RULES and REGULATIONS of the Thread so you can join the fun and help us out.
1. As the OP I will add to the list of prospects as I get relevant information and list them by grouping on the main post.
2. Any information provided by other posters will be added as long as there is evidence either by LINK or SOURCE posted here
3. Any written post without a LINK or SOURCE will not be added to the LIST
4. Discussion in the Thread is fine when talking about players, but keep it about the players we are meeting / working out
5. No mock drafts in the Thread pls
6. Videos will be posted about the players as I can find the time to do it on my YT or Twitch
7. Updates will happen as I get time to do them
IMPORTANT!!!! - If y'all want Full Prospect readings such as Height, Weight, Hand Size, Positional Data, Traits, next to the players understand I can only do what I can.
With that out of the Way here is the current KEY and LIST
Falcons Senior Bowl, EWSG, Combine, Pro-Day meetings / Players to watch
EWS - East vs West Shrine Game
SRB -Senior Bowl
COM - Combine
PRO - Pro Day
STOM - Some Type of meeting
W/O - Work out, but no 30 until clarified
30 - Official 30 Visit
LOC - Local Workout / Pro Day
Yale - Kurt Rawlings ( EWS )
Princeton - Kevin Davidson ( EWS )
Utah - State Jordan Love ( SRB )
Florida State - Cam Akers ( COM )
TCU - Darius Anderson - ( COM )
Arizona State - Eno Benjamin ( COM )
Boston College - ( RB/FB ) A.J. Dillon ( COM )
Ohio State - J.K. Dobbins ( COM )
LSU - Clyde Edwards-Helaire ( COM )
UCLA - Joshua Kelley ( COM )
Maryland - Anthony McFarland Jr ( COM )
Utah - Zack Moss ( COM )
Wisconsin - Jonathan Taylor ( COM )
Memphis - Patrick Taylor Jr ( COM )
Vanderbilt - Ke'Shawn Vaughn ( COM )
Kennesaw State - Bronson Rechsteiner ( PRO )
Virginia - Joe Reed ( EWS )
Oklahoma - State Jordan McCray ( EWS )
SMU - James Proche ( SRB )
Arkansas State - Omar Bayless ( COM )
Georgia - Eli Wolf ( EWS )
Portland State - Charlie Taumoepeau ( SRB )
Dayton - Adam Trautman ( SRB )
Georgia Tech - Tyler Davis ( LOC )
Michigan - ( OG ) Michael Onwenu ( EWS )
Oregon - ( OG ) Calvin Throckmorton ( EWS COM )
Ohio State - ( OG ) Jonah Jackson ( COM )
Georgia - ( OG ) Solomon Kindley ( COM )
Kentucky - ( OG ) Logan Stenberg ( COM )
Temple - ( OC / OG ) Matt Hennessy - ( COM )
Washington - ( OC ) Nick Harris - ( Face Time )
Alberta - Carter O'Donnell ( EWS )
West Virginia - Colton McKivitz ( SRB )
Houston - Josh Jones ( SRB )
USC - Austin Jackson ( COM )
Michigan - Jon Runyan ( COM )
Alabama - Jedrick Wills ( COM )
Boise State - Ezra Cleveland ( W/O ) ( Face Time )
UGA - Andrew Thomas ( Face Time )
Rice ( RT ) - Justin Gooseberry ( STOM )
Louisiana Lafayette - Robert Hunt ( Face Time )
Arkansas - McTelvin Agim ( EWS, SRB, )
Michigan State - Raequan Williams ( EWS )
Utah - John Penisini ( EWS )
South Carolina - Javon Kinlaw ( SRB COM )
Auburn - Derrick Brown ( COM )
Ole Miss - Benito Jones ( COM )
Nebraska - Darrion Daniels ( COM )
Missouri - Jordan Elliott ( COM )
Ole Miss - Josiah Coatney ( COM )
Texas A&M - Justin Madubuike ( COM ) ( Face Time )
North Carolina St. - Larrell Murchison ( COM )
Utah - Leki Fotu ( COM )
Michigan St. - Raequan Williams ( COM ) ( Face Time )
LSU - Rashard Lawrence ( COM )
Miami, Ohio - Doug Costin ( PRO )
Texas Tech - Broderick Washington ( Face Time )
Michigan - Michael Danna ( EWS )
Ferris State - Austin Edwards ( EWS )
Iowa - A.J Epenesa ( COM )
Penn State - Yetur Gross-Matos ( COM )
Auburn - Marlon Davidson ( COM )
LSU - K’Lavon Chaisson ( COM )
Boise State - Curtis Weaver ( COM ) ( W/O )
Ohio State - Chase Young ( COM )
North Carolina - Jason Strowbridge ( COM )
Florida - Jonathan Greenard ( COM ) ( Face Time )
Notre Dame - Julian Okwara ( COM )
Syracuse - Kendall Coleman ( COM )
Michigan St - Kenny Willekes ( COM ) ( Face Time )
Notre Dame - Khalid Kareem ( COM )
North Texas - Ladarius Hamilton ( COM )
Michigan - Josh Uche ( COM )
Stanford - Casey Toohill ( COM )
Florida Atlantic - Rashad Smith ( EWS )
Miami - Michael Pinckney ( EWS )
Fresno State - Mykal Walker ( EWS )
Wisconsin - Zack Baun ( SRB COM )
Alabama - Anfernee Jennings ( SRB )
South Carolina - T.J. Brunson ( SRB )
Tennessee - Darrell Taylor ( SRB )
Alabama - Terrell Lewis - ( COM ) Clemson - Tanner Muse ( COM ) Alabama - Terrell Lewis ( Face Time ) MLB - Miami - Shaq Quarterman ( EWS )
Wyoming - Logan Wilson ( SRB ) ( Face Time )
LSU - Patrick Queen ( COM )
Ohio St - Malik Harrison ( COM )
Colorado - Davion Taylor ( Face Time )
Oklahoma - Kenneth Murray ( Face Time )
Utah - Francis Bernard ( SRB ) ( COM ) ( Face Time )
West Virginia - Keith Washington ( EWS )
Georgia Southern - Kindle Vildor ( COM )
Temple - Harrison Hand ( COM )
Michigan - Lavert Hill ( COM )
Iowa - Michael Ojemudia ( COM )
Clemson - K'Von Wallace ( COM )
Oklahoma state - A.J. Green ( COM )
Penn State - John Reid ( W/O )
Auburn - Javaris Davis ( COM )
Louisiana Tech - Amik Robertson ( COM )
TCU - Jeff Gladney ( Face Time )
Tarleton State - Prince Robinson ( STOM )
Michigan - Josh Meteullus ( SRB )
LSU - Grant Delpit ( COM )
Minnesota - Antoine Winfield Jr. ( Face Time )
Eastern Michigan - Vince Calhoun ( PRO )
UGA - J.R. Reed ( W/O )
Georgia Southern - (K) Tyler Bass ( SRB )
Georgia - Rodrigo Blankenship ( COM )
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O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Ovie_Lover in Where do you see us going after signing Fowler & trading for Hurst
O Falcão Risohno reacted to Matt_The Iceman_Ryan in Grade the trade: Falcons fill void at tight end with Ravens’ Hayden Hurst
After sitting back for a second, we essentially traded Sanu and a 5th for Hurst and a 4th...and let Hooper walk for a 2021 3rd or 4th...
Thats not bad
O Falcão Risohno reacted to NorthGaBoy in Falcons Offense Too Transparent
This is why I started a thread some time ago about how we always run when Ryan is under center. There are a dozen or more things this offense is doing to telegraph the play. The next most obvious is how Ryan sticks his arm out as soon as he gets the ball and holds it there until the back grabs it. No fake, no deception, just another obvious run play.
This board was not interested and let me know it. My goodness, this is so obvious. We have to fix this if we want a winning season.
O Falcão Risohno reacted to JDaveG in Thomas Dimitroff’s mounting roster failures and cap decisions have doomed the Falcons
Not a fan of Matthew Chambers at all, but this is a solid piece.
The thing is, I don't blame the team for drafting o-line in the moment. The question is why was o-line such a pressing need in that moment that we trade picks to get a second lineman? The answer is, because Thomas Dimitroff is always chasing it. He's never simply solidifying the team. He's looking for that one final piece after having ignored all the other pieces for years. It's why we drafted Julio in exchange for 5 picks in 2011. It's why we drafted Matthews in 2014. It's why we drafted Beasley in 2015. It's why we doubled up on o-linemen this year. Because he doesn't try to close the barn door until all the cattle have already departed. He "drafts for need" to a fault. And because of that, we always have needs that outweigh the talent that inevitably falls to us in the draft, and so we draft to fill those holes instead of drafting to improve the team overall.
Good teams don't do that. The Packers don't. The Patriots don't. The Steelers don't. No good team does. Bad teams chase after perceived needs. Good teams draft great players and develop them and fill the holes in free agency. It's easier because that draft philosophy leaves you with fewer holes to fill.