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    FalconJim reacted to BUBBASBEANS in Look who just showed up!!   
    Yeah.....I watched that game relishing every second that ticked off.  That fumble.....the interceptions....I nearly had to excuse myself for a private moment 
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    FalconJim reacted to itsryanwonder in Look who just showed up!!   
    Saints are a great team but watching them choke in playoffs makes the football season complete
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    FalconJim reacted to JayOzOne in Look who just showed up!!   
    Stains flameouts are almost as delicious as their fans collective tears. Twitter's gonna be fun tonight.
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    FalconJim reacted to 1989Fan in Look who just showed up!!   
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    FalconJim reacted to 1989Fan in Look who just showed up!!   
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    FalconJim reacted to Mid-Nite-Toker in Look who just showed up!!   
    Tampa's defense was lights out tonight 
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    FalconJim reacted to kenn.junior in Look who just showed up!!   
    i knew saints were overrated they beat literally nobodies all year their long win streak was against all cupcakes 
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    FalconJim reacted to I Even Bleed Red in Look who just showed up!!   
    THE Goat is gonna goat...
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    FalconJim reacted to dmo_dlo in Look who just showed up!!   
    It’s so much fun that I’m thinking of rooting for them in the regular season to get to the playoff 😅
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    FalconJim reacted to Farmer2 in Look who just showed up!!   
    I almost feel dirty for how much enjoyment I get watching them lose playoff games.  Almost.
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    FalconJim reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Look who just showed up!!   
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    FalconJim reacted to PriMeTiiMe in Do you think that Arthur Smith will want to keep any of our running backs?   
    Cap is limited with what we have to work with.
    Olli and Ito are under contract for cheap you keep them. Hill and Gurley are FAs, let em walk.
    Draft your starter
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    FalconJim reacted to NorthGaBoy in Do you think that Arthur Smith will want to keep any of our running backs?   
    Sounds like Arthur Blank should remove the team from the NFL.  There is no hope.  All is lost.  The sky is falling.
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    FalconJim reacted to JDaveG in Let's not do this....this time...   
    I don't think he's listening to us.  If he is, I want to fire him and have a re-do.
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    FalconJim reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Let's not do this....this time...   
    Whatcha'll talkin 'bout in here?
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    FalconJim reacted to falcon1fan in Let's not do this....this time...   
    What about a derrick Henry 😁
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    FalconJim reacted to RED_N_BLACK_98 in Let's not do this....this time...   
    Rewind:   We hired Dan Quinn from Seattle.   We immediately started our plug-n-play trying to create Seattle 2.0.  Who is playing the Cam Chancellor role....blah...blah...blah.   Instead of letting the guy just implement his system and form our own identity.
    Present day:  We hire Arthur Smith.  Before the ink can dry on the contract here we go again.  We don't have a Derek Henry.  Well, guess what?   No team does.
    This new guy has a clean slate.  Let's just see what he creates.  He's under enough pressure as it is.
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    FalconJim reacted to falconsd56 in Dean Peas mentioned as possible DC according to La Canfora   
    Well played sir.....well played.
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    FalconJim reacted to Francis York Morgan in Dean Peas mentioned as possible DC according to La Canfora   
    I really love Dean Pees, but the dude is retired. And since La Canfora said it, it's almost a lock not to happen
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    FalconJim reacted to Friendly Folk in Dean Peas mentioned as possible DC according to La Canfora   
    Nickname “Goober” or “Blackeyed”. Sure he’s never heard that 😃
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    FalconJim reacted to Goober Pyle in Arthur Smith chose unlikely profession. Now he must deliver for Falcons - The Athletic   
    by Jeff Schultz for The Athletic 
    Because everything written about Arthur Smith at some point includes the same sentence — “Arthur Smith, son of Federal Express founder Fred Smith …” – John Bunting almost didn’t make the phone call. Why would he? Why offer a meal-money job to a former prep school kid who grew up with wealth and high-thread-count sheets? Why ask the son of a billionaire if he loves football so much that he’s willing to put in long hours for a profession that actually might not go anywhere.
    Post-graduate life for the Arthur Smiths of the 1 percent world works like “Succession,” does it not? They don’t take grad assistant jobs with football programs. Do they?
    “I really didn’t think he would want the job,” Bunting, North Carolina’s former longtime football coach, said Friday. “I knew he had qualifications. I knew he loved the game. But I didn’t know if he loved it enough to be a grunt. I’ve been a grunt before. I know what grunts have to do. First ones in, last ones to leave. I didn’t know if he wanted all that. I didn’t know if he could take that.”
    Arthur Smith, son of a billionaire, chose to be a grunt.
    In 2006, the little-known, oft-injured, reserved offensive lineman for North Carolina passed up an internship in investment banking in Hong Kong — because isn’t that what awaits everyone after graduation? — to accept his former coach’s offer to be a grad assistant. So began a career that didn’t quite ascend with the speed of an overnight delivery envelope but still moved pretty **** fast, relatively speaking.
    At the age of 38 and after only two years as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator, he was named the Falcons’ head coach Friday.
    Bunting believes he will be successful. He praised Smith for his intelligence, demeanor and an inner confidence that he projected on others even as a player.
    “Players will want to play for him, and he’ll build a great staff and delegate very well,” Bunting said. “He’s very organized.”
    The Falcons need all that and more.
    Let’s be clear: There are never guarantees with new head coaches. (Or, as we’ve learned, even experienced head coaches.)
    There are some coaches who win news conferences and lose games (see: Rex Ryan). There are some who get nobody excited on Day 1 but then go to the playoffs in four of their first five seasons for a perennially losing franchise (see: Mike Smith). There are some who have everybody believing seas will part in the first season, and then the opening kickoff in Week 1 bounces off the returner’s head and the executive who made the choice gets that Scooby-Doo “Rut-Roh” look on his face while the team’s owner shoots lightning bolts from his eyes.
    But the Falcons need a grunt. This will not be an easy job for Smith and incoming general manager Terry Fontenot (who will be officially named to the position when his current team, the Saints, are out of the playoffs and/or give him permission to go). The Falcons will need to rebuild a roster that has some young talent but a significant number of holes. They will need to navigate around a precarious salary-cap situation that finds them approximately $24.692 million in the hole and yet with just 31 players under contract for 2021.
    Most of all, they will need to come up with The Plan. Subsections: Short term. Long term. Matt Ryan. Julio Jones. Draft.
    The last time the Falcons brought in both a new coach (Mike Smith) and a new general manager (Thomas Dimitroff), they inherited a post-Michael-Vick-and-Bobby-Petrino, seemingly bottomless dumpster of flaming green goo. It was that bad.
    The organization decided to push reset and started a new era with a new quarterback. They drafted Matt Ryan at No. 3. Hey, look, only one spot off from this year’s position of fourth. It might be that time again.
    It can’t all be fixed at once. It will take consistency in thought and process. It will take a number of smart draft picks because free agents aren’t coming here for the peanuts the Falcons can spend right now.
    It will take leadership from their grunt of a coach, who has the humility and work ethic of someone living paycheck to paycheck. Smith went from his grad assistant job at North Carolina to two years working for Joe Gibbs in Washington. He spent one season at Ole Miss in 2010 as an intern and an administrative assistant, then somehow landed a job on Mike Munchak’s staff with the Titans as a defensive quality control coach. So began a span of 10 seasons at Tennessee, covering four head coaches (Munchak, Ken Whisenhunt, Mike Mularkey, Mike Vrabel) who all decided not only to keep him but also to promote him. He moved from defense to offense, from low-paid quality control assistant to position coach to offensive coordinator under Vrabel in 2019.
    The Titans have run a power rushing attack led by Derrick Henry. But quarterback Ryan Tannehill had easily the two best seasons of his career with Smith calling plays (55 touchdowns, 13 interceptions). Smith worked for a season under current Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur, a Kyle Shahanan disciple, and is known to be creative and adapt his scheme to the talent available.
    Creative. Adaptive. What concepts.
    But schemes can be overrated. The Falcons didn’t go 18-30 the past three seasons because of scheme issues. They made poor choices in addressing personnel and staffing issues. They gave too much money to too many of the wrong players. Things can go wrong quickly in a salary-cap world.
    Dan Quinn was a good coach for a while. But he fell short when it came to discipline and holding his players accountable. Everybody loved him. But did they always play with an edge for Dan Quinn? No.
    The Falcons need more than empty platitudes. They need a coaching staff that knows how to make adjustments on the fly. They need players who don’t drop into quicksand when games go sideways. They need to prepare and practice and play like their next meal depends on it. They need a head coach who can both relate to what they’re going through and be willing to make the tough decisions to sit them down or run them out when expectations are not met.
    Things have been too comfortable in the Falcons’ crumbling empire for far too long.
    Arthur Smith has to fix that. He chose this profession when he didn’t have to, but it will take more than desire to make the Falcons well again. It will take a bunch of people willing to work like grunts, regardless of salary or résumé.
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    FalconJim reacted to HASHBROWN3 in ESPN Hot Take Alert: Hiring Grades   
    LOL @ ESPN.  I mean no problems with their takes, but if they went belly up tomorrow, I would never know cuz I pay no attention to the clowns.  They could trot out Elmer Fudd for an opinion for all I care LOL 
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    FalconJim reacted to Atlantafan21 in Dave Ragone Is Favorite to Be OC   
    Passing game coordinator for the bears does not excite me at all. Anything else that he’s done? 
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    FalconJim reacted to ya_boi_j in You can tell that the Falcons are going to try to keep Matt Ryan until he retires.   
    @JD dirtybird21dirtybird21 I think it's about time to bring the drinking game back
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    FalconJim reacted to Falcons_Frenzy in You can tell that the Falcons are going to try to keep Matt Ryan until he retires.   
    If Matt Ryan had exciting runs but threw 30 INT's a season I think alot of this fanbase would be happy keeping him forever. 
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