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Everything posted by ShadyRef

  1. Amen. He waits till our backs are against the wall or game is almost out of reach before his '**** it ' button kicks in like that Calvin Ridley touchdown last week. That's the whole point of having great players. Sometimes when the play doesn't greet anybody open as planned and they dare man up on Julio Sanu or Ridley, take a freaking chance Matt! Don't throw one of those ducks that floats in the air forever because it gives the defender a higher chance of getting back in to the play.
  2. You are most optimistic than I am about the offense. Koetter can't make Matt throw the ball to allow his receiver to make the play for him. I see philly with their sub par secondary somehow containing our offense solely to fgs. I hope the defense can generate some turnovers to help the offense. I miss Shanahan man. He was killing the league with Taylor Gabriel and Aldrick Robinson in thre mix with Julio and Sanu. That's a less talented Corp than what we have now and yet I see us laying another stinker on offense while the defense finally shows up.
  3. Great thread vel. Im not holding my breath expecting the offense to show up. I don't know how many weapons we need on offense for Matt and (name whatever coordinator except for Shanahan). I see us having red zone issues. None of the bigger sized backs will be activated. Matt doesn't throw jump balls, back shoulder fades to any of the receivers there. Heck I will be surprised if we even get to go deep and actually complete it against the eagles defense. Seems like teams with less talent always know how to exploit other teams weakness while we are solely only worried about spreading the ball. A teams number one corner or linebacker can be out and we still won't exploit the matchups. That's Falcons football always. Seriously im expecting more of an improvement from the defense. I can see them keeping this game close for the majority of the game. Our offense will kick plenty of field goals while philly offense scores touchdowns on the only 2-3 drives that makes it to our redzone. Looking forward to being at the game this Sunday to watch the defense. I hope Dirk and the offense proves me wrong.
  4. Thanks for the insightful response my good sir. That's what makes Julio that much more amazing to me. He still puts up amazing numbers despite being handcuffed by inconsistent run game or lack of one especially against playoff caliber defenses, bad deep balls from Matt Ryan, and lack of 50/50 balls or even back shoulder throws in the red zone or within the drive from Matt. Iwas happy that Matt threw to a spot to allow Calvin to make a play for that td catch but hate it that it takes the game being over or the teams back being against the wall before he makes those throws because he is very capable. Why do we get to the red zone only to have Luke stocker as the main person to target expecting him to make an outstanding catch when we have sanu, Calvin, and Julio? If Julio was playing with Ben, Brady, rivers or Brees, I don't think we would be arguing who the number 1 receiver is right now. He would have broken the 2000 receiving yards milestone multiple times. That's why it's frustrating to see him taken out of the game too easily because our run game hasn't been the same since Shanahan left. Maybe im wrong but watching Falcons offense frustrates me especially when I see other offenses doing more with less. It's always almost feast or famine with our offense. Correct me if I'm wrong but even though Kyle designed everyone to get the ball, he was one of the few coordinators I was able to watch, with my limited understanding of the game, truly confuse defenses with Julio as a decoy but still made him as explosive as we've ever seen him. He made Matt work on parts of his game the past coordinators didn't have him work on. I remember several games where Matt threw at least a few 50/50 balls to allow his receivers to make plays in the red zone. That's the deadliest ive ever seen Matt. He never JUST run what Matt likes. He pushed him outside of his comfort zone to elevate his play. I am indifferent towards Dirk being back. I hope he has success but I cringe everytime I hear every coordinator hired say 'we are going to run all of Ryan's favorite plays and what he is comfortable with.' I don't know if we become very predictable too the extent that the offense sputters enough to get the coordinator fired. I hope the run game takes off. I like Freeman I just don't know if he is that back for mularkey run blocking scheme. Mike has always had bigger sized backs than Ito (even though he ran well game 1) and Freeman. I miss Turner. Hope Qadree can turn out the be, at least, half the player he was. How do you feel about the Dirk hiring? I don't think the board ever heard your take?
  5. Thanks for posting these ergo!
  6. I have a question. How come we have trouble getting Julio the ball compared to other teams with even less weapons? Julio can't be the only number 1 that gets double or triple covered. Some how Drew Brees always finds a way to get Kamara and Micheal Thomas the ball often despite lacking other threats. Antonio brown always feasted in Pittsburgh. DeAndre Hopkins made plays against lattimore in week one. Yet we have trouble getting Julio the ball. Im sick of the decoy excuses. We're driving a Ferrari like a Camry. I don't get why. Kyle was good at not only using Julio as a decoy but also freeing him up very often. Is it a coordinator or qb issue? I don't think other teams shut our offense down. I think we are the ones keeping Julio and the rest of our weapons in check. Can the knowledgeable x's and o's guys truly explain why we're are always the exception?
  7. If he sticks with the 5-2, could he move bailey to Beasley's spot and put Cominsky at the vacant end spot? Will that change anything?
  8. I believe he mentioned im the offseason how the league has caught up with his 4-3 under defense after watching hours of tape extensively. He had to add another layer to it or switch it up in layman terms.
  9. My bad man lol. I was still thinking about pre 2018 when they brought Kirk in because they thought they had all the pieces necessary around him including a good offense line at that time. Still living in the past.
  10. But they have top 5 rated offensive line. We're barely got any pressure on them last we played them. I have reasons to be optimistic this year because of Quinn taking over this year. I feel the same way you do to an extent because of it. Think our d will surprise this year from start to finish.
  11. Good I hope not. If someone else was defensive coordinator other than Quinn, I would have believed you. Only way i see that scenario materializing is if our offense lays a massive egg.
  12. You aren't worried how potent their running game will be with Kubiak as the coordinator? I think they will be a lot more competent than last year because of him.
  13. I mentioned that in another thread about the idea of using grace as that 3rd safety on passing downs since we don't have Wilcox anymore. He is practically almost Keanu size.
  14. Thanks man. Wouldn't that mean you get more explosion out of a 4 point stance since it's similar to a track get off? Why wouldn't that make Takk and Vic more explosive vs 2 point like fatboi mentioned in his post?
  15. Clueless fan here. What's a two point stance and what makes it different from a 3 point?
  16. Also took us a long time to recover from losing Ovie too. Good thing mularkey run game is back. One of the few coordinators that still value power blocking full backs and knows how to use them. It's up to Dirk to call the run plays.
  17. Was it at guard or center? I remember reading a posted article about trying him at center. What did he improve on? Was it pass pro or run blocking?
  18. Do you think that was due to him being intimidated by his lack of strength to take on the play?
  19. I was thinking thre same thing too. I think devondre is more than fast enough. Could the word you're looking for be instinctual? I think that's the only thing preventing Campbell from taking that step into that next echelon.
  20. Thanks for the clarification. I just assumed the 2 backers in 4-3 under and 3-4 were really just inner linebackers even though they are labeled Mike and will. Still got lots to learn lol. I have another question. Since Wilcox went down, could grace act as the third safety in certain packages? He looks like a safety out there.
  21. What position does he play then? Didn't he play Mike and will (the inner linebacker positions) last year? Since he isn't near the size and weight of a devondre, that means he is only suitable for the other ILB position next to debo. Am I missing something? Also what packages do you envision both playing?
  22. Can you elaborate on this? Do you feel he is playing out of position or he is getting bulldozed? Just asking as an arm chair scout.
  23. That means Zimmer is about to be traded. See Eric Saubert over Paulsen
  24. Even if you have unique athletes on your team like Deion Jones? Im not saying he can match up on a number 1 receiver but maybe a 3 or 4 perhaps?