MagnusXXIII

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  1. We were the better team and the World knew it. This is not a team that ran dry through the rain drops. We should have been 14-2 at least. That said, The Falcons handled the off-season better than anyone could have imagined. Quite frankly, I don't think we get Poe had we won.
  2. And according to PFF, regarding OLine, Patriots aren't even close. https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-ranking-all-32-offensive-line-units-heading-into-the-2017-season
  3. Again just talking about roster here. Not coaching. If you were talking about 2016 as a whole I might agree with you. But this exercise is projecting player roster talent into 2017. With Trufant, Adrian Clayborn, Derrick Shelby returning and adding Dontari Poe and Jack Crawford. Collins, Alford, Poole CJ Goodwyn playing at a high level as well as Takk, Kazee, HIll, Riley potential contributions, Keanu, Jones, Campbell building in their second year. Beasley and Jarrett in their third. Upshaw, Reed, Shede in rotation. Below is another take on the topic. NFL rosters are essentially set until training camps open later this month. In the meantime, USA TODAY Sports has analyzed each team's depth chart and has rated units throughout the league. Based on those results, here's an assessment of the overall strength of all 32 clubs from the talent perspective of their 53-man rosters. (Number in parentheses indicates average based on rankings of special teams, secondaries, linebackers, defensive/offensive lines, pass catchers, running backs and quarterbacks): 1. Atlanta Falcons (6.8): They faltered in the Super Bowl by the slimmest of margins but prevail here by a narrow edge. One of the most explosive offenses in NFL history returns virtually intact, complete with MVP Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones, maybe the most physically dominant player in the game. A youthful, improving defense that cracked in the second half of the Super Bowl gets CB Desmond Trufant and DE Adrian Clayborn back from injury, added DL Dontari Poe and Jack Crawford in free agency and landed pass rusher Takk McKinley in the first round. Sure seems more formidable than the group that lasted into overtime of Super Bowl LI. 2. New England Patriots (8.1): No, Patriots fans, we're not saying the champs are worse than Atlanta. This roster evaluation doesn't factor in the brilliance of coach Bill Belichick and his staff, nor does it give added weight to the quarterback position, where Tom Brady is the ultimate trump card. But when comparing New England's depth chart to the Falcons', most areas are reasonably close with one glaring exception — running back, where the NFC champs are considerably stronger with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman than the Pats, who let workhorse LeGarrette Blount walk and will now rely on a less proven committee.
  4. If he is a "natural" pass rusher that can overcome mediocre athleticism (e.g. Michael Strahan, Michael Bennet) than he would be a windfall for our already deep line. He was rated very highly by PFF. Honestly, I think Jordan Moore (stud) has the best shot of the UDFAs to be an impact player. Followed by Jermaine Grace (Quinnesque SS/LB hybrid) and Andreas Knappe (because of our lack of depth at tackle).
  5. USA Today - Nate Davis link NFL rosters are essentially set until training camps open later this month. In the meantime, USA TODAY Sports has analyzed each team's depth chart and has rated units throughout the league. Based on those results, here's an assessment of the overall strength of all 32 clubs from the talent perspective of their 53-man rosters. (Number in parentheses indicates average based on rankings of special teams, secondaries, linebackers, defensive/offensive lines, pass catchers, running backs and quarterbacks): 1. Atlanta Falcons (6.8): They faltered in the Super Bowl by the slimmest of margins but prevail here by a narrow edge. One of the most explosive offenses in NFL history returns virtually intact, complete with MVP Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones, maybe the most physically dominant player in the game. A youthful, improving defense that cracked in the second half of the Super Bowl gets CB Desmond Trufant and DE Adrian Clayborn back from injury, added DL Dontari Poe and Jack Crawford in free agency and landed pass rusher Takk McKinley in the first round. Sure seems more formidable than the group that lasted into overtime of Super Bowl LI. 2. New England Patriots (8.1): No, Patriots fans, we're not saying the champs are worse than Atlanta. This roster evaluation doesn't factor in the brilliance of coach Bill Belichick and his staff, nor does it give added weight to the quarterback position, where Tom Brady is the ultimate trump card. But when comparing New England's depth chart to the Falcons', most areas are reasonably close with one glaring exception — running back, where the NFC champs are considerably stronger with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman than the Pats, who let workhorse LeGarrette Blount walk and will now rely on a less proven committee.
  6. Hmmm .... let's see ... Falcons have better WRs, Better Running Backs, Better Secondary, Better front 7, Better special teams, better O'line. Pats have better TEs and if want to give the edge on QB to the Pats that's understandable. Pats have always overachieved with above average talent. That is a credit to their organization. PFF/ESPN Best Roster Ranking
  7. Seriously. I wouldn't trade this roster for anyone's right now.
  8. The Falcons have one of the deepest roster in the league. The only place we are thin is at OT.
  9. His 10-yard split is elite at 1.56 seconds.
  10. Takk will primarily play on the weak side.
  11. And Shede, Kazee and Riley.
  12. Dontari Poe is our Kevin Durant. I am convinced we would not have got him if we won the Superbowl.