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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Romfal in Romfal's 2.0 Mock Draft - Stay at 4, no QB   
    Good reason on Rousseau, though seems inevitable more flyers than usual will be taken this year considering COVID.
     
    Pardon my parity paralysis, but seems like Pees has benefitted from the big bodies (Seymour/McGinnest & Ngata/Suggs) and superb safety play (Rodney Harrison & Ed Reed). 
    It’s tricky to strike the balance between BPA and Position Priority without reaching, but might not matter with all these divots to repair.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Romfal in Romfal's 2.0 Mock Draft - Stay at 4, no QB   
    I'm skeptical on Rousseau, that 1 year only of production then skipped 2020 and came out early is a red flag to me. I would take him in the 2nd round but personally its too risky of a pick for a 1st, THE 1st pick of this new general manager, would be very ballsy and perhaps too reckless for it to be Rousseau? For those reasons hes off my radar.
    I like Grant, he might be in the 3rd mock if I have time and I'm bored enough to make one 😆. this safety class is really solid, I think we can get 2 starters.
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Romfal in Romfal's 2.0 Mock Draft - Stay at 4, no QB   
    I agree, we need as much top 50 talent with a roster this riddled. Do appreciate how this mock doesn't assume the trade down is a given, but yeah -- I actually do prefer your previous trade down mock. 
    Being nitpicky, I would wish for Rousseau over Paye at the 15 spot and maybe Richie Grant instead of Tyson Campbell in round 2. Otherwise, what you did with the series of Creed-Cisco-Sermon-Mond seemed solid.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Romfal in Romfal's 1.0 Mock Draft - 'Lets try to win now edition'   
    This may be the latest I've ever done a 1.0 mock and this is because I really do not know where to go with this roster, I may be known right now as a pro "take QB" poster and for good reason I think we have so many holes that I really think the window has closed on the current stars, and it pains me because like most of you, lots of hopes have been crushed over the last few Quinn years.
    But anyway, I'm going to do my best attempt to turn this in to chicken salad here. First thing out of the way, for those who have followed my posts over the years you know I really dislike trade down projection scenarios. That being said I think there is only one way to even attempt to go to the playoffs in 2021 and that is to trade out of pick 4 and amass as much talent as possible, especially on the Defensive side of the ball. I am however sticking to one trade, though I think multiple moves down and up might be best.
     
    My draft prediction:
    Jags - Lawrence
    Jets - Wilson
    49ers - Lance
    TRADE!
    Falcons get R1 Pick 15 / R2 Pick 16 / R3 Pick 33 / 2022 1st / 2022 3rd Patriots get  R1 Pick 4 / R6 Pick 35 / 2022 4th if this trade looks a bit familiar is its because its close to what the 49ers paid the Dolphins, instead of a 2023 1st we get a 2nd and 3rd this year while we give up a 2022 4th.   Patriots pick their favorite of Fields / Jones   R1 Pick 15 - Kwity Paye, OLB, Michigan 6'2 261 one of the better pass rushers in the draft. Alternatively Jayson Oweh from Penn State https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19716     R2 Pick 3- Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia 6'1 193 love how he tackles and has his eyes in the backfield, gives a great bookend with Tyrell. Alternatively one of Samuel or Horn will be here. https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=18295     R2 Pick 16 - Creed Humphrey, OC/OG, Oklahoma 6'4 302 this pick would have us set at OC or LG for the next 10 years. https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=17729     R3 Pick 4 - Andre Cisco, FS, Syracuse 6' 216 Only reason Cisco will be here is his ACL injury, this is the sort of playmaker we need on the backend. Alternatively one of Jevon Holland, Jamar Johnson, Nasirildeen, Ardarius Washington in that order will be here.  https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=17862&piece of poop=FS&wu=   R3 Pick 33 -  Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State 6' 215 I think Sermon should be here because of his limited usage, hes bounced around schools but his tape is really solid, not spectacular but its not an amazing RB class. I feel comfortable taking him or Kylin Hill here. if both are gone look for Khalil Herbert https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19522   R4 Pick 3- Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M 6'2 211 Has gotten better every year, rocket arm, will benefit greatly from learning behind Ryan. Alternatively Davis Mills https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19433   R5 Pick 4-   TaQuon Graham, DT/DE, Texas 6'3 292 Good rotational piece for our front, can slide inside on passing downs or even fronts. https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19505   R5 Pick 38 - Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan 6' 234 Special teams ace and good twitchy depth at linebacker.  https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=18965   R5 Pick 40 -  Jaleon Darden, WR/KR/PR North Texas 5'8 174 Explosive Tailor Gabriel type, if hes not here one of Dwayne Eskridge or Tutu Atwell should be https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19704   R6 Pick 3 -  Tyree Gillespie, SS, Missouri 5'11 207 Great depth at SS with a chance to develop in to a starter.  https://relativeathleticscores.com/ras-information/?PlayerID=19526&piece of poop=SS&wu=     Offense: QB: Matt Ryan, Kellen Mond RB: Mike Davis, Trey Sermon, Ito Smith, Quadree Ollison FB: Keith Smith TE: Hayden Hurst, Lee Smith, Jaeden Graham LT: Jake Matthews, Matt Gono LG: Creed Humphrey, Gono, Willie Wright OC: Matt Hennessy, Humphrey RG: Chris Lindstrom, Willie Wright RT: Kaleb McGary, Matt Gono WR: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Jereon Darden, Zaucheaus   Defense: ROLB: Kwity Paye, Tuoti-Mariner DE: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson NT: Tyeler Davison, Deadrin Senat, Chris Slayton DE: John Cominsky, Taquon Graham, Jonathan Bullard LOLB: Dante Fowler, Barkevious Mingo, Steven Means MLB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker MLB: Foye Oluokun, Cameron McGrone,  Brandon Copeland CB: AJ Terrell, Fabian Moreau FS: Andre Cisco, Jaylinn Hawkins SS: Erik Harris, Tyree Gillespie CB: Tyson Campbell, Kendall Sheffield, Isaiah Oliver     Special Teams: K: Koo P: Hofrichter, Maggio LS: Josh Harris
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Romfal in Romfal's 2.0 Mock Draft - Stay at 4, no QB   
    I'm into the strategy for toughening up the trenches early on, but I'm not stoked on Ojulari at all. I feel like we badly need bigger bodies on the Edge and DT. Debatably more desperate, I feel like we gotta somehow hit on the safety selections sooner than later. 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Romfal in Romfal's 2.0 Mock Draft - Stay at 4, no QB   
    the biggest issue with mcGary at guard is he is taller than average, however I went back and read scouting reports of him coming out and some people had projected him to guard coming out of college, so its worth a shot at the very least in this scenario. think he struggles more with speed than power so that would help him in the new position. Obviously hes never played Guard so its definitely a projection.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to 1989Fan in Cap Expert Joel Corry breaking down our 4th pick Situation   
    Yup. If we know a QB has to sit 2 years anyways, does it make more sense to develop a 2nd tier guy? Not saying it does or doesn’t, but a legit question to ponder.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to gazoo in List of QBs taken in Top 5 of the draft since 2000 (List from Falcoholic)   
    Let's go ahead and look at the odds of picking a QB in top 5 and having them be a bust  or disappointments since 2000, shall we? 
    So everyone name the QB on there who lived up to the pick.
    I'll start:  Matt Ryan 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to MattM12 in What. A. Stat. But sure, draft a QB...   
    Most completions since...
    2012: Matt Ryan
    2013: Matt Ryan
    2014: Matt Ryan
    2015: Matt Ryan
    2016: Matt Ryan
    2017: Matt Ryan
    2018: Matt Ryan
    2019: Matt Ryan
    2020: Matt Ryan
    Stat via CBS twitter
     
    After pondering that, it's important to note the attempts, of course:
    Most Attempts:
    2012: Mathew Stafford
    2013: Peyton Manning
    2014: Drew Brees
    2015: Phillip Rivers
    2016: Drew Brees
    2017: Tom Brady
    2018: Ben Roethlisberger
    2019: Jared Goff
    2020: Matt Ryan
     
    I stand by my opinion. Trade back with Denver & build the man a gahd dayum DEFENSE. Maybe give the dude an RB in the 2nd, too.
    Get f****g set, or get off his field.
     

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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Rings in Why Post June 1st Trades Don’t Happen   
    I’ve seen a ton of people quoting how we could move on from Matt using a post June 1st trade next year.  I think there are some confusions on how this works so I wanted to take a second to explain it for those that don’t know.  Not trying to be arrogant or cocky, I’ve explained it in some threads but we know how those can get lost.  Just trying to help.
    A post June 1st cut or trade act very similar when it comes to how it splits the cap hit over the following two years.  What is different is that you can cut someone in March and designate it as a post June 1st cut.  This allows them to sign with other teams.  Trades do not work this way, you cannot trade someone early and designate it after June 1st.  A post June 1st trade has to physically happen after June 1st.  Because of this it makes them happen very rarely for many reasons, but two reasons it will not happen for Ryan.
    1) If we were to trade him, the main reason would be for cap relief, we can all agree there.  You need to be under the salary cap at the beginning of the new league year in March.  If you can’t trade him until June, that cap hit sits there until June.  So we would have to be under the cap including his 49mil cap hit three months prior to getting the relief, so once we trade him we would just have free cap space and no one to sign since free agency has long dried up.  This same logic applies to post June 1st cut, you don’t get the relief until June 1st.  So to me, neither are very likely.
    2) By June, starting rosters are mostly set.  Free agency has passed, the Draft is over.  Teams aren’t going to wait around hoping they can trade a future draft pick for a QB in June.  Teams also likely aren’t going to hold on to a ton of cap space hoping that happens either.  So the only scenario this would happen would be if a team had a QB, he got injured in camp, that QB was not their long term guy and they had cap space to take on a contract.  

    I understand it’s an option they show you on overthecap and sportrac, but that doesn’t mean it is a realistic option for us.  Hope this helps clear up some confusion.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to falcons007 in Possible out on Matt Contract *IF* we go QB   
    It’s 2023 with 15 M dead money or 40 M dead money in 2022. 
    Matt Ryan salary for the team trading is a Jackpot. Ryan’s cap hit for team trading him will be 23-25 M. But the biggest losers are falcons. 
    If they wanted out of Matt’s Contract, restructuring was the dumbest move.
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Herr Doktor in Peter King/Mike Florio (2 unreliable sources)   
    I liked PK’s Ozzie homage insinuation with Terry for 2 reasons.
    1. It could be taken literally as a positional fomula a little something like this...4Sewell/35Oweh or trade down into something like that.
    2.I forgot the other reason.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Killing Floor in NFLPA President JC Tretter - Union pushing for an all-virtual offseason   
    So stupid.  Just get the shot.  You have 2 months.  Stop acting like babies.  Or quit if you don't like it.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Knight of God in DMX, Goodnight Brother   
    Man, just no words. He dealt with a lot in life and struggled with his own personal demons, but by all accounts was a loyal and caring Brother. I just wanted to say Rest Easy to one of my all time faves
    https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMea33CXr/
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to athell in Dimitroff's Thoughts On What The Falcons Will Do with The #4 Pick   
    If TD would go QB, TF shouldn't go QB.
    Next!
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to dirtybirds233 in Arthur Smith BWTB interview   
    Lol calls the Jags interview a 'warm up interview'. This is a fantastic listen. The real football interview starts around 21:00. It's on Spotify as well.
    Some takeaways: 
    Majority of it is his former Titan players reminiscing with him One of them (can't tell which) says 'you were a savage player caller' Taylor Lewan says that his offense was 'the most fun offense he's ever been a part of' They ask him if he likes the alternate uniform, and he says 'I mean, I think we have a good home and away uniforms' One of them said '****, with you calling plays for Matt Ryan and Julio....' He talked to Mack about returning, but he was simply out of our price range Seems like a very down to earth guy, and it was apparent that all of his former players think incredibly high of him as a coach and a person
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to atljbo in Arthur Smith BWTB interview   
    Shout out to Taylor Lewan and Will Compton for this interview man... I get that Kyle Shanny vibe from Arthur especially as a play caller... Confident *** helll..... I love that because i think that gets the best out of Matt and he can take your good scheme to the next level with his mind (something Shanny pointed too) ..  That cocky Matt Ryan was **** man
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    O Falcão Risohno got a reaction from Refried Beans in DC could kick Marvels ***   
    I know it’s not on the original card, but He-Man could battle. Pitts at 4 would be sick. Man looks every bit the part of the next Master of the Universe at the TE position. 
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to Spts1 in We might be looking at this draft all wrong...   
    Rich Mckay gonna be in that draft room...
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to BAMF in We might be looking at this draft all wrong...   
    I was listening to 92.9 yesterday and they had a guy who used to scout with TF for the stains (can't remember his name). The host asked him how many safeties and CBs he thought the Falcons should draft and his response (and I am paraphrasing here): "When you go into the draft looking to get a specific number of players at specific positions you handicap your team because it influences your evaluation of players. Instead of looking for RB, OL, CB, or S, you should be looking for good football players."
    This just confirms TF's stated philosophy of filling needs through FA and drafting BPA. Of course, there are times when BPA and position of need are the same, but do not be surprised when they are not. Be prepared for surprising picks this year. I am.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to hollywood in Shultz: Watching film with Falcons Coach Arthur Smith   
    https://theathletic.com/2495034/2021/04/02/schultz-watching-film-with-falcons-coach-arthur-smith-his-plan-to-fix-them-is-clear/
    Schultz: Watching film with Falcons coach Arthur Smith makes his plan to fix them clear
    By Jeff Schultz Apr 2, 2021 22 ATLANTA — Arthur Smith clicks on the good stuff. The formations at the start of a game that the opponent didn’t see coming. The bunch of three receivers at the top of the screen and the pre-snap motion that had a cornerback so confused he turned the wrong way and left a receiver wide open. The touchdown run out of the wildcat formation on third down in overtime when everybody was thinking pass. He’s clicking through play caller nirvana, narrating and getting giddy all over again.
    “It’s about creating conflict,” he said. “We want to constantly put stress on the defense.”
    Smith is less than three months into his job as the Falcons’ coach. Terry Fontenot, the new general manager, has been entrusted to fix the roster. But the coach is the true leader of any football team. Smith, only 38 and three years removed from being a tight ends coach in Tennessee, must set the tone and repair the psyche of a team that too often melted down in games last season and went 18-30 the past three years. He also will reinstall a wide-zone offensive scheme and call plays for an offense that drastically underachieved under former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who ranked as Dan Quinn’s worst mistake.
    “The thing you can say is this, because I don’t want to be critical of people who were here,” Smith said. “You’re going to learn a lot about someone in tight football games. When you call plays in a tight football game, your personality is going to show. Are you going to be risk-averse? I’m sitting here in a room with you right now, and you’re saying, ‘Show me your philosophy’ So I’ll show the jump pass to Derrick Henry or something that we had never shown before. I’ll show you the overtime at Houston this year when it’s third down, and they’re playing for the pass. You never want to get to the point of, ‘OK, it’s first-and-10 after a run. They’re going to pass.’ Everybody’s looking for an edge.”

    Smith agreed to let me watch film with him. My hope was to get a feel for his personality and philosophy as a coach, with the hope of gaining some insight into why he succeeded as the Titans’ offensive coordinator the past two years while the Falcons failed miserably. The last time I did something like this was the Falcons’ offseason between 2015 and 2016.
    Quarterback Matt Ryan was coming off a subpar season in the first year with Kyle Shanahan as the OC. Ryan showed me mistakes that he made in Shanahan’s scheme and why he struggled and specific areas where he needed to get better. They were as basic as turning and getting his eyes upfield faster after dropping with his back turned.
    In the season that followed that film session, the Falcons went to the Super Bowl. I mentioned that to Smith, who laughed at my joking insinuation that this day could be a possible foreshadowing for 2021.
    “I’m not good at predictions,” he said. Good call.
    Smith first learned how to watch film as an offensive lineman during his freshman year at North Carolina, where he played and later broke into coaching as a grad assistant under John Bunting. Smith remembers, somewhat fondly now, “getting my *** ripped” by line coaches during film sessions.
    “That’s the best thing about an O-lineman,” he said. “You get called fat, dumb and stupid so many times that after a while it doesn’t matter what happens out there. It prepares you for the job. All of these quarterbacks, they get sensitive. They get a little bit of criticism from you or someone on the internet, and they want to go and cry.”
    (I think I like this guy.)
    Most media members who’ve been in NFL locker rooms know offensive linemen are generally the best players to talk to for insightful and plain-language analysis. They also have the humility that accompanies playing such a grunt position.
    “Maybe it’s because we’re the kind of person who’s willing to put their hand on the ground and get into a car wreck 60 times a game and try to beat the **** out of somebody and enjoy it,” he said. “You don’t really want any credit, and it’s fun. They’re also usually the best guys to hang out with and socialize. They may not be the best-looking guys, but if you want to go out to party, you’re going to have the best time.”
    Smith’s dream of playing professional football never materialized. But he wanted to remain in the sport, and his love for coaching grew at least in part out of his love for looking at film and finding ways to improve as a player and exploit an opponent’s weaknesses.
    He agreed to the interview and film session but preferred not to critique Falcons games because he didn’t want to put himself in a position of criticizing current or former Atlanta players or even past coaches. But we looked at enough clips of his time at Tennessee and spoke in generalities about what leads to success or failure that it’s clear he’s going to take the Falcons in a different direction.
    It’s also clear that one of his primary objectives will be getting this team to perform better under pressure, which would be diametric to so many late-game implosions of a year ago.
    “Clearly it didn’t work, maybe for multiple reasons,” Smith said. “Maybe something was broken. Maybe there was a lack of confidence late in games. Why is that? I don’t know. But these games are going to come down to the last possession more times than not. In 75 percent of our games, a team is in striking distance in the fourth quarter, which is the way the league wants it.”
    What generally causes late-game breakdowns?
    “For whatever reason, doubt crept in, like they were waiting for something bad to happen,” he said. “I’ve been on bad football teams that were not confident. But (at Tennessee) when we got into one-score games, we thought we were going to win. We did. That was our mentality. It comes down to guys being confident situationally and trusting each other. It’s just a mentality.”
    Smith runs an outside-zone scheme, like Shanahan, but the importance of the scheme can be overstated. No scheme is designed to fail. The problem is when play callers become stale and predictable. When Smith says he strives for balance, “It doesn’t mean we have to have 50 percent runs and 50 percent pass plays. It just means you want to keep defenses off balance. You don’t want to become obvious. Yeah, we’re going to run the football, and we’re going to throw play action at you. But if you’re sitting up there (in the box) and you know what’s coming, then shame on us.”
    It’s what Shanahan excelled at in 2016. Opposing defenses had no idea what play was being run out of what formation, run or pass, weak side or strong side, what receiver was Ryan’s primary target.
    “I love creating the conflict — constantly changing personnel and throwing motions at the defense,” Smith said. “And we pride ourselves at our core the way we’re going to play up front — with effort and finish and speed off the football.”
    Click …
    Smith navigates on a computer to one of his favorite games in 2020, a 45-26 win at Indianapolis. The Titans had been slapped by the Colts in the season’s first meeting, 34-17, and were held to fewer than 300 yards in offense. The teams are AFC South Division opponents and know each other well so Smith acknowledged he had to try something new in the rematch. So he changed personnel groupings and formations. He moved fullback Khari Blasingame to an offset position instead of behind quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Titans even came out in the shotgun.
    “We still did a lot of outside zone; we just did it in ways they hadn’t seen,” Smith said. “They wouldn’t expect us to run it out of the gun.”
    Tennessee rushed for 229 yards and finished with 449 yards in total offense. Derrick Henry rushed for 178 and scored three touchdowns. (Important disclaimer: Henry did not accompany Smith to Atlanta.)

    Click …
    “We’re in 11 personnel now (one running back, one tight end),” he said. “Here, we bunched three (receivers) up top and A.J. (Brown) motions down. We went back to back with this some motions.” (Tannehill throws to a wide-open Corey Davis when the cornerback turns the wrong way and appears to be playing the wrong defense.)
    Click …
    Smith shows a play with 12 personnel (one back, two tight ends). Two receivers are to the right, but one runs in jet motion in front of the quarterback as if he’s going to take a handoff on a reverse. Instead, Tannehill hands the ball to Henry. But the Colts defense didn’t bite. Smith: “We got an ugly 3 (yards), but I’m fine. We’re moving.”
    Click …
    Houston leads Tennessee 36-29 lead with 1:50 left. The Texans surprisingly attempted a two-point conversion after a touchdown in hopes of taking a nine-point lead instead of just kicking for the point that would’ve made it 37-29. The two-point attempt fails, leaving the deficit at seven. Smith is thrilled. The Titans are primed for these late-game, pressure situations.
    Tannehill had a pedestrian career in Miami, but he threw 55 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions in two seasons under Smith. Tannehill calmly moves the Titans down the field against the Texans. With 1:45 remaining, nobody feels stressed. Tannehill throws five straight completions before Tennessee uses its final timeout. On first down from the Texans’ 16, Tannehill connects with Jeremy McNichols — the team’s seventh-leading receiver — for 9 yards to the 7. The clock is running inside 10 seconds.
    “They’re expecting us to clock it,” Smith said. “But we don’t let them get set up. I told them ‘9-1-1.’ That’s our all-go.”
    A television analyst can be heard saying, “You got to clock it. You got to clock it.” But instead of having Tannehill throw into the ground to stop the clock, the Titans run a play. Brown lines up to the left and gets a slight step on a defender to the corner of the end zone, and Tannehill throws a perfect back-shoulder toss for the tying touchdown.
    It only gets better in overtime, when Tennessee wins the toss and drives 77 yards in five plays to the Texans’ 5. It’s third-and-goal and most are expecting a pass. Smith knows this. He’s not risk-averse. So he drops Tannehill down low to … receiver?
    “We came with a random personnel group and went wildcat,” he said. “You’re thinking, ‘They’re not going to be ready for it,’ and they weren’t.”
    He points to the computer screen. “Look at them scrambling to get down there to get to Tannehill. You’ve got a lot of conflict, a misfit, and now here comes the freight train (Henry) running downhill. Game over.”
    (Enjoy.)

    One hoped-for area of improvement by the Falcons under Smith: red zone. It helps to have a great running back like Henry. But the Titans ranked first in red-zone touchdown percentage in 2019 (77.36) and second in 2020 (74.24). The Falcons ranked 25th (51.67) and 26th (53.45) in those years.
    Predictability is a four-letter word in football. Smith will tell you there’s no excuse for it. Coaches have been breaking down film and trying to find ways to exploit weaknesses for decades, long before those in other sports did. The successful ones are those who don’t fall into ruts and become married to their patterns.
    “Football has done a crappy job branding itself,” Smith said. “People are talking about analytics, but in football, we’ve been breaking down games for the last 60 years. The sport just has a very primitive, cave-like element to it. But there was no Billy Beane who wrote about it. Paul Brown did it. Pepper (Rodgers) told me a story, and I don’t know if they got in trouble for it, but they put a radio in the quarterback’s helmet in the ’60s. Those guys were always looking for edges, sneaking into the stadium to watch Georgia practice.”
    The conversation turns to the Falcons. He has tried to analyze the players he has inherited with objectivity, not knowing injuries or other circumstances that could have affected performances in games. So he has tried to focus on an individual’s skill set.
    “I’m trying to get a feel for who they are instead of passing judgment or thinking, ‘This is what I would’ve done,'” he said. “I’ve had a pretty neutral mindset.”
    As for improving the mindset of players, he said, “It’s a constant education that will start in the spring. You have to know what you’re doing in critical spots. As we got it going in Tennessee, there was a belief, and (Tannehill) had it in the end of games, and we had it defensively. We were prepared. We were not trying to make things up in critical situations.”
    (Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Falcons)
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to ukdangerous in We play in London?   
    It's an opportunity for non US residents (of which I am one) to see in person the team that they follow.
    I saw them play, the last time they were in London against Detroit (would have been nice to see Megatron live in-action, but was not to be unfortunately), however, seeing the home team Falcons  (JJ & MR etc) more than made up for it in my humble opinion.
     
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to anewton in We play in London?   
    I am really sorry to see so many of the fanbase dislike the uk/European falcons fans one chance to see the team live without spending 1000s of pounds, as a long-time uk falcon fan i will be there if at all possible.
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    O Falcão Risohno reacted to k-train in We play in London?   
    Lol at anyone complaining about the Falcons being at a disadvantage by having to play a "home" game in the UK.

    This team has not had a significant home field advantage since 2012. That's nearly a freaking decade.

    From 2008-2012 their record at home was 33-7.

    Since then they've gone 29-35 at home... and have had only 2 seasons in that 8 year span where they were over .500 at home.
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