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Everything posted by Falc_Fan_Since_Six

  1. I hate the kid got hurt but geez...put a dress on him. Where is Mike Pereria or whomever. Someone needs to explain how that is roughing! 3 free points for the panties.
  2. I wish I could afford to go. My current favorite Falcon is Deion Jones. Y'all take good care of him please!
  3. More as a scapegoat for TD's continued ineptitude with the O-line IMO
  4. Passionate fan base but a lot are ill informed and way too reactionary, just like every other fan base in sports.
  5. The fact that the team is sorely lacking in the trenches has nothing to do with anything? Really?! Geez! Front office and Quinn but more front office. A lot more.
  6. I say that Quinn deserves two years to right the ship. Hopefully we are not so snakebit by injuries next year and TD and Pioli finally do some work in the trenches. I'm telling y'all, this business of firing coaches every 4 or 5 years doesn't work. I hate to keep pulling out the 50 year fan thing but I've seen a lot with this franchise and the NFL in general so I do think I know of what I speak.
  7. Does no one agree with me about how very offensive our line is or are you all so intent on having Sark's head on a stick, you just don't care? I don't care who the OC is, no one will do very well until the FO fixes the O-line and we have some semblance of a consistent run threat. This is an ongoing problem that was only partially fixed in the Superbowl year. It's ridiculous that both lines have gone so long with only band aid fixes attempted. Mack and Jarret can only do so much. O-line has no one of starting caliber but Mack. Jarret has to be paid and should be paid. Jury still out on Tak but signs are positive, Beasley continues to be an enigma.
  8. I just don't want to see Ryan have to deal with yet another OC especially since I think the offensive woes lie with the fact we have a horrible O-line and not so much with Sark. That being said, I could get onboard with Whisenhunt and not only because I watched him play for us. Does Scott Case coach defense anywhere? Talk about bringing a nasty streak. Of course in today's wimpy NFL, most of what he would teach is now illegal. You get flagged if you breathe on someone now, especially if you try to punish QB's for leaving the pocket and running. Defenses need to be able to make guys like Cam Newton, Crablegs and Lamar Jackson think twice about pulling the ball down and running but they can't. Sigh... I miss the old days.
  9. A LOT of people thought the Falcons were going to the SB this year. No reason not to. No one could forsee season ending injuries to key players and significant time loss for others. Been through this all over this board. You can't replace Deion Jones and no amount of coaching and scheming can make up for the loss. Apparently there was no one on the team to replace Freeman either. Clearly Teco is a complimentary back and not a starter. Backups are backups for a reason.
  10. I say again, still need a running game. None of the OC candidates mentioned here will do squat without it. Fire Sark if you must but until the FO seriously addresses this very offensive line and we have a starting running back that can stay healthy, Freeman or whomever, same ole same ole.
  11. I'm on the fence about Manuel but I think Sark would be fine if he had a decent O-line to work with and Freeman could stay healthy. Even in today's pass happy NFL, you still need a running game. I hate the thought of Ryan having to have yet another OC.
  12. Wrong! Thank God AB is not as knee jerk as some of this fanbase, nor as dense and downright stupid. He knows that three down linebackers like Deion Jones don't grow on trees. Unfortunately what will happen is that assistant coaches will be sacrificed because of the FO's continued failure in drafting and signing free agents for the O line especially but the D line as well. Outside of Jarret and Mack and maybe McKinley, we have no one of starting caliber on either side.
  13. How many games this year could have turned on one play by Freeman, Neal, Allen, D. Jones, Jarrett? Lots of them! Rosters and finances don't allow stockpiling players anymore. Depth suffers. I've heard injuries are no excuse for 50 years now and I always thought so till this season. It's and old adage but now it's a WRONG old adage. Disagree...flame away. I'm right. This season sucks but I really believe things would have been different without key players having season ending injuries or missing major time.
  14. Also rare to play QB's the caliber of Rogers and Mayfield after their team fired the head coaches the week before but why bring reason and logic into the discussion? Easier to talk about how bad we suck aye? Our backups suck! Most backups suck, not enough elite players to go around. Backups are backups for a reason...lather, rinse, repeat. I see actual voices of reason have joined my thread so I will retire from it once again and let it run it's course. My thanks to all those who see my point or even partially see it. You have restored my faith in our fan base!
  15. Now if they just would have beaten the Browns, Bengals, Cowboys, Ravens etc. We should sweep the bucs and panties every year too and get at least a home/home split with the aints but oh well. If TD or whomever his replacement is fixes the O-line and we can avoid the injury bug that infected us so badly this year, I'll see you guys at the Super Bowl next year!
  16. You're right. It just feels good to win again finally. I don't care if it was the lowly Cardinals. Nice to be able to walk away from the TV because the game is in hand in a positive direction and not out of hand in a negative one.
  17. What many teams? I've been watching the Falcons and the NFL for FIFTY YEARS! How many teams came back from devastating injuries to key players to win it all in that time frame? Do you know? Do the stat monkeys know? I don't but I'd wager that it was a small number comparatively speaking to the ones that didn't. Of course if you go back that far, you run into the point I already made about how dynasties like the Cowboys and Steelers could just stockpile talent and build enormous stores of depth which isn't feasible today. Back then injuries weren't an excuse. I believed and lived the credo that injuries are no excuse, everybody has them, for years. I just have the good sense to realize it's not true anymore. People want to talk about coaching because two teams fired their head coaches and then beat us? All that proves is that if you put exceptional talent on the field, coaching doesn't matter so much. Aaron Rodgers needs no introduction and Baker Mayfield is a bonafide rising star. They beat us in spite of mid season coaching changes, not because of them. Our coaching could be better but not losing key players is what would have made this season more like it was expected to be. I say again and again, backups are backups for a reason. You people that think coaching can overcome the loss of a three down linebacker like Debo need a serious reality check! There isn't another one of him on the team. Not even close! This team has other problems besides injury, both lines are abysmal except for guys like Jarrett and Mack but this season would have been different without all the injuries to key personnel. I know it, everyone knows it. I don't know what else to say. Instead of trying to argue against my points intelligently everyone just wants to bring up COMPARATIVELY RARE INSTANCES of teams that overcame significant injuries to have success. Either that or some stat monkey wants to talk about rank and file players on IR and not the real handful of elite game changers who are the difference in winning and losing each week. Lord, talk about being hardheaded and dense. You folks have a nice day.
  18. I wasn't going to reply again but GEEZ.....week 15! What if they had lost him week 1? Eagles are an exception rather than the rule. So is every other team cited in this thread that overcame injuries to win big. Yes it happens, the law of averages says it must but the cases of it are few and far between in the grand scheme of things. Quit giving rare examples and prove any point I've made about the entire subject even remotely wrong. Answer this simple question. Why is a backup player a backup? C'mon, you can do it, I know you can. Because the starter is better and more talented than he is! There is only so much elite talent to go around in the NFL. I'm not talking theory, I'm talking fact in the modern day NFL. Injuries matter! Bugger off yourself!
  19. Without the injuries to key positions we are better on paper than any of the teams I listed. On any given Sunday and all that but when at full strength, the Falcons are better than those teams. Barring the injuries, Falcons are the second best team in the NFC South, I don't care what the records say. I would even have put us almost even with the aints. The team itself should never go into games thinking they can just show up and win. What the fans and pundits think is another matter entirely. BTW, the fact that the Browns and Packers beat us after firing their head coaches shows that coaching matters less and not more when you put great talent on the field. Aaron Rodgers needs no introduction and Baker Mayfield is a bonafide rising star. He just needed to get his legs under him in the NFL, that's all.
  20. No, this is a fifty year watcher of the Falcons and the NFL. This is a guy who played the game in youth football, high school and college. This is a backup who was freaky fast but still not quite fast enough. A guy who played both sides of the ball, as a lot of us did back in the day, WR and DB. A guy who had good hands but not quite good enough. A guy who was just a fraction of a second late most of the time. That's all it takes to be a backup and not a starter. In the NFL, those fractions of a second are magnified a hundred times. I'm right and those arguing against my point are wrong. I'm out! Y'all spout off all you want to make yourselves feel better but I will argue this one no more. My point is made.
  21. OH GEEZ! I can prove the world is flat with stats! I'm not talking about rank and file players on IR! I'm talking about season ending injuries and significant loss of time by the handful of players on offense and defense that make the difference in winning and losing each week. Your argument is still B.S. Back ups are backups for a reason. Wash, rinse, repeat. Backups are supposed to get you through a game, maybe two or three while your starter heals from bumps and bruises. These days, you cannot expect to win very much with backups taking season long roles. Never say never but it's just not going to happen that often. Decline from starter to backup is most prominent and visible at the QB position but it's there everywhere on the field. You folks arguing with me need a reality check. It's not the golden age of the Staubach/Landry led Dallas Cowboys anymore nor is it that of the Bradshaw/Knoll led Steelers. I was around back then, I should know. No one wants a Lombardi for the Falcons more than me, I've been waiting for over fifty years now but I don't believe coaching can overcome the player losses we've sustained this year. You can only do so much with smoke and mirrors. Injuries are not to blame for everything this year but they have definitely caused a **** of a lot of problems. Just be real!
  22. Pure unadulterated B.S. Have a nice day, OK?
  23. Before the season, this team was roundly thought to be a Superbowl contender. What happened? Injuries to key starters, that's what. Teams very very rarely recover from injuries to key players. That's the exception rather than the rule. To have the run of season ending injuries and significant losses of time that the Falcons have had this year makes it **** near impossible. No amount of coaching, rearranging, change of scheme etc. etc. cough cough blah blah blah woof woof makes up for the loss of the amount of pro bowl caliber players this team has lost. It just doesn't. You can't stockpile talent in the modern day NFL. I say again and will say it over and over, backups are backups for a reason. Wash, rinse, repeat. NFL depth charts go from world beater to great to decent when it comes to the key players on a roster. Very fine line between world beater and great but it's a line that matters a huge amount in this league. The most glaring problem with this team is the O-line. If that isn't fixed this off season then TD needs to go and maybe should already be gone since it's never been right during his entire tenure. Fix the O-line, get through next year relatively unscathed on the injury front and still don't go deep into the playoffs and ultimately the Superbowl, then we can talk about Quinn and the coaching. More often than not, bad coaching can lose a game. Good coaching can't always win one.
  24. Haven't been here in a bit. Came back and read all these responses, those in disagreement and agreement. I'm still right. BACKUPS ARE BACKUPS FOR A REASON!!! Y'all have a nice day...
  25. If I were Quinn, I'd pull all my key starters and wrap them in bubble wrap till next year. Way too much bad luck this year, why tempt fate on a lost season? For awhile, I thought maybe it wasn't lost but now I know, it's been lost ever since we were 1-1.