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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Goober Pyle in UDFA Q&A: Get to know Falcons RB Caleb Huntley - The Falcoholic   
    by Evan Birchfield 
     
    One of the Atlanta Falcons biggest needs this offseason was at running back. The team parted ways with Todd Gurley, Ito Smith and Brian Hill and added Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson to the mix, leaving them with room for more talent. Heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, many expected the team to select a prospect in the draft, but instead they added two undrafted free agents to the position group.
    One of them is former Ball State University running back Caleb Huntley. The 5’10, 229 lb Huntley packs a powerful punch. Currently, he has the ninth most rushing yards in Ball State history with 2,465 yards and has 10 career 100-yard rushing games, and now he’ll bring that physicality to the Falcons. 
    As part of my UDFA Q&A series, I had the pleasure of speaking with the Atlanta native about his collegiate career, journey to the NFL and playing for his hometown Falcons.
    How would you overall describe your time at Ball State University?
    Did you receive any other offers? What made you decide to sign with the Falcons? 
    Have you discussed what your role will be with the Falcons’ staff? 
    How does it feel returning home to Atlanta and playing for the Falcons?
    Have you modeled your game after anyone?
    What motivated you to make it to the NFL? 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Is This What You Want? in UDFA Q&A: Get to know Falcons RB Caleb Huntley - The Falcoholic   
    Seems like a Mike Tolbert type of RB if you guys remember him...just a load to stop
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from ATLskinjob in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I happen to like Arthur’s attitude. Comes off as a combination of a business commander that can still enjoy a beer with you. His approach is certain to spark a culture change no matter how the Julio sitch goes down. Ha, the ‘grade yourself’ question to Eisen was BDE.
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from NashvilleFalcon01 in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I happen to like Arthur’s attitude. Comes off as a combination of a business commander that can still enjoy a beer with you. His approach is certain to spark a culture change no matter how the Julio sitch goes down. Ha, the ‘grade yourself’ question to Eisen was BDE.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Drunken Minotaur Zebra in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    Yeah any player making millions wants to get up in their feelings that's on them... Arthur Smith is about doing what's best for the team.
     
    And yeah he doesn't give af... just throwing that BDE everywhere lol. 
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Drunken Minotaur Zebra in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I happen to like Arthur’s attitude. Comes off as a combination of a business commander that can still enjoy a beer with you. His approach is certain to spark a culture change no matter how the Julio sitch goes down. Ha, the ‘grade yourself’ question to Eisen was BDE.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to marvinthemartian in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I like it too. All I’m saying is that he needs to be able to back it up with wins. 
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Foo Falcons in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I happen to like Arthur’s attitude. Comes off as a combination of a business commander that can still enjoy a beer with you. His approach is certain to spark a culture change no matter how the Julio sitch goes down. Ha, the ‘grade yourself’ question to Eisen was BDE.
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from AlabamaFalconFan in Arthur Smith interview with Rich Eisen   
    I happen to like Arthur’s attitude. Comes off as a combination of a business commander that can still enjoy a beer with you. His approach is certain to spark a culture change no matter how the Julio sitch goes down. Ha, the ‘grade yourself’ question to Eisen was BDE.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to gazoo in Is OC rookie Drew Dalman really too small? Does he “really” need to add weight?   
    First of all, here in Atlanta we don’t run a power blocking running game. Our Outside zone OL needs to be quick and nimble over huge and powerful.  Technique is huge, we’ve seen Todd McClure thrive here as a 7th round draft pick being a technician at the OC position. He really wasn’t all that athletic either, he was just a perfect technician.
    Drew Dalman is 6’3 3/8ths and 299lbs.  He’s plenty big enough for our outside zone blocking scheme. Our weight trainers can improve any functional strength needed in the area of holding his ground against power rushers if his technique is sound. (Which it is) don’t forget he played in a pro style offense and had the tutelage from a child of his pro football father who was on OC and OG with SF. He is also a student of the game, highly intelligent graduating from Stanford with a degree in mechanical engineering. This is high level intelligence.
    One of the very best OCs in the NFL, a 4 time pro bowler and 3 time All Pro, Jason Kelce, was a 6th round draft pick by the Eagles and his rookie season only gave up 1 sack.  Jason is also 6’3 and 295lbs.  But man is this guy a technician. He has no issue holding his ground against DTs that have 30 pounds on him.  No OC is asked to block a NT one on one so the 340lb NTs always get doubled.
    Here are some more of the betterNFL centers, their heights and weight:
    Corey Linsey GB, 6’3” 301lbs
    Austin Reiter KC, 6’3”, 300lbs starting OC Super Bowl winning team in 2019, allowed just 11 pressures on a league high 835 pass blocking snaps. 
    Maurkice Pouncy Pittsburg Steelers, 6’4” 304lbs. Has only 5lbs on Dalman and is in a power run blocking scheme.
    Mitch Morse with Buffalo Bills is just 305lbs. 

    Did I miss anyone?  In any event, Dalman is plenty big enough and coming out of a pro style offense with excellent tutelage his entire life, being a precision technician he may not be anywhere near as far away from starting as it might seem.
     
     
     
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to theProf in Falcons draft pick profile: Stanford OL Drew Dalman   
    Falcons draft pick profile: Stanford OL Drew Dalman
    Scott Carasik    May 2, 2021 8:30 am Top Rated
      The Atlanta Falcons needed some offensive line depth and competition and the selection of Drew Dalman addresses both for the center position. The Falcons will get a lot out of the Stanford center even if he’s just a depth player during his time in Atlanta. He’s a good fit for the zone scheme the Falcons run, and his best-case scenario is a decade-plus starter.
    Athletic Testing and Athletic Comp
    arison

    Stats and Awards
    2020: 6 Games Started at center, First-team All-Pac-12, Tommy Vardell Award winner, Jim Reynolds Award winner
    2019: 12 Games Started at center, Second-Team All-Pac-12, Team Technician Award
    2018: 7 Games Played, 4 Games Started at right guard and center, Pac-12 All-Academic team
    2017: Did not play as a freshman
    Highlights vs. Washington
    How does Dalman fit on the field?
    Dalman brings intelligence and physicality to the center position. The Stanford center is a great leader up front and will make all the line calls when he’s starting. The Falcons will instantly get an upgrade in that department over the current roster once he gets to full speed. Even if he doesn’t win the starting job, Dalman adds some competition to the center position and should push Matt Hennessy.
     
    Dalman is a great run blocker and he can create holes in the middle of the defense for his running backs effectively. He understands how to read the keys for his blocks and has the athleticism to get to the third level if the first two levels are already blocked up.
    In pass protection, he is solid against smaller guys, but his real strength comes from pointing out the blitzes and stunts. He needs to get bigger and stronger to hold up against the larger defensive tackles he’ll see in the NFL. He has the talent to be great in this aspect, and his technique is exceptional, but he really needs to get stronger.
    How does he fit off the field?
    Dalman was a captain for the Cardinal and will fit in well with the Falcons offensive line. He’s got a nasty demeanor on the field and is a hard-working player who shows consistent improvement. His willingness to play to and beyond the whistle can’t be taught and shows the kind of offensive lineman that Arthur Smith wants up front.
    Why Dalman instead of Trey Hill or Trey Smith?
    This was 100 percent about scheme fit. Hill and Smith are both better players in a vacuum, but when it comes to guys who fit the zone-blocking scheme, Dalman is better suited for it than either of those guys. Dalman has the ability to take the line calls off of Matt Ryan and help with identifying the blitz.
    Overview
    NFL Stylistic Comparison/Best Case Scenario: Todd McClure
    The Stanford product has the same kind of nastiness as former long-time Falcon Todd McClure. His will and knowledge will help him make an impact in the pass-blocking department. Atlanta is getting a talented player in Dalman, even if the value of the pick might have been better later in the draft.
     
    https://thefalconswire.usatoday.com/2021/05/02/atlanta-falcons-2021-draft-pick-profile-c-drew-dalman/
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from ATLskinjob in 2021 Draft Pickups   
    Call it wishful thinking or whatever you want, but it feels like we are bound to hit on at least one of these DL depth draftees. Good opportunity to develop under one of the best leaders in the biz.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Monolith2001 in The Official "Frank Darby has more character than you" thread.   
    What a pick.  Don't know if he good or not but this guy is so much fun to listen to.
     
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to KRUNKuno in Kudos to Fontenot and Smith on their first draft   
    Fontenot was the guy I wanted as soon as the GM position opened up.  Aints rosters have always had depth and have been well rounded.  From the pro personnel side it’s clear to see that Fontenot knows what he’s doing.  Bringing in quality guys like Patterson, Harmon, Erik Harris, Mingo, Moreau, etc...not to bash Dimitroff and Quinn, but these are pieces we wouldn’t have seen here.  A lot of people here didn’t think he’d do well in the draft aspect because “that was all Mickey Loomis”, but it’s obvious that Fontenot knows how to work a draft board; trading down when needed, finding boom picks and value picks.  Now looking at the UDFA signings and again it’s clear that we are bringing in intriguing players that will push the competition in house.  
     
    Arthur Smith was a guy that I didn’t want lol.  However, I’ve grown to trust that this guy is no frills and all business.  He and Terry seem to be on the same page with a clear vision in mind.  They have worked this off-season masterfully together so far.  We won’t truly know the full extent of his coaching abilities until players get on field, but all signs point towards a positive outcome considering the synergy in the FO right now.
     
    High five, fist bump, daps all around.  Great job, guys! 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Artys Arryn in Don't Blink   
    Been preaching the good news of Javian Hawkins since December. Home. Run. Speed.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to ATLSlobberKnockers in Avery Williams highlights   
    S.T. Ace Avery Williams
     
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from vitaman in Top available in the 4th? Who do you have?   
    Elerson Smith
    Rashad Weaver
    Marvin Wilson
    Carter/Nixon no politickin
     
     
     
     
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to gazoo in Jalen Mayfield - Projected 1st rounder, early 2nd   
    He’s exceptionally powerful in tight space, like, say, coming out of his stance at the snap at OG and locking onto a big DT. He’s got extraordinary core strength to twist and toss defenders around in close combat. 
     
     He can also hit the skates and hit second level quickly for a huge player like that.
    And he may one day develop into a beast OT. 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to SkerFalcon8710 in Jalen Mayfield - Projected 1st rounder, early 2nd   
    “But my mock”
     
    please Shut up and be happy we got someone in the trenches
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from WhenFalconsWin in Do you think that the Falcons offense will go back to ground and pound under Arthur Smith?   
    I don’t think we go full throttle smash mouth, but do think a respectable rush attack is en route. The play-action should improve and at least Mike Davis is gonna bring it. Hopefully, with the addition of a top back in the draft we get it rocking again. 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to WhenFalconsWin in Do you think that the Falcons offense will go back to ground and pound under Arthur Smith?   
    No, we're too proficient through the air for that and even better with a good ground game.
    I want to be good enough on the ground where we can run for a first down in 3rd and 4th and short, when the entire stadium knows we are running the ball.
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