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  1. seems to me we concentrate on defense in this draft--may need cornerback to replace alford in addition to a Dt in first round and a DE. if we went this route would we have enough money in free agency to bring in 2-3 VERY good offensive linemen as our key free agents, or only enough money for one bigtime free agent? will there be enough offensive linemen available to bring in? basically are we screwed bc of the big contracts of ryan ("I want a super bowl more than anyone but make me the second best paid QB in the league") and future contract for julio, or will we have enough money to build an off line in free agency
  2. what has long bothered me far more than losing was how we've responded as a team since then. with the SAME players that completely dominated the pats we've sucked ever since!!! I've always blamed shanahan for being a complete dishonorable coward for not delaying looking for another coaching gig another year (he could have gotten a diff head coaching position later) and not deciding to return, actually win the next super bowl in the manner of Rocky 2, then ride off into the sunset. recently however someone told me that shanahan actually accepted the position in san fran before the super bowl (I'd forgotten that), so I guess I can't blame him ... so virtually the same players and the only difference being a new off coordinator, and here we sit ready for a top 5 draft pick!
  3. wouldn't we get killed having to spend money on them due to big contracts even though we trade them?? how does that work??
  4. if we go def line in first two rounds or corner, do we have the money to bring in two high paid very good off linemen?
  5. if we lose coleman next year but keep ito and freeman, will we be much worse off or can ito fill in and do what coleman does, esp. with screens and quick passes down the field?
  6. We seemed to have lacked our dominance in the running game most of the season until the most recent game (against a very good defense). Why do you think we've suddenly looked so good, esp. with our injuries on the Oline? Are we throwing more to our running backs (such as that great screen pass to Coleman)? What was our problem before (it seemed only our pass game has been great all season), and will we likely remain as awesome running throughout the season? This seemed to be the reason our offense was impossible to stop in 2016. can we consistently do this against the elite teams? for instance, if we had to play the eagles again in the playoffs. I've always loved coleman--I suppose there's no way we can keep him next year?
  7. so why did we take him as a top ten pick??? was Quinn (defensive guru) our coach at that point, I think that was the year Quinn became a falcon??? I know many top ten picks don't pan out, but it's incredibly depressing to think that neither he nor Matthews (our most recent top ten picks) have turned into dominant players. they should be playing at a Julio level of domination. it looks like we'll be picking top ten again or close to it. just got to get it right this time. what's so odd is our later picks have been so consistently great over the past few years, I remember being in awe that we picked ridley for our first round and thinking our GM has balls to make that pick which wasn't a need pick given Julio and our other receivers... it will be even more depressing if we have to go for a DE as our first pick since Beasley is less than stellar
  8. it didn't help that Sherman started things off by burning our fair city
  9. We're in the Bible belt. we think it's our Christian duty to make other teams and cities feel good. I will say, I'd much prefer the heartbreak of almost getting there than just being mediocre forever like Cleveland, Detroit etc even though new Orleans won a superbowl, I think our history since we drafted vick is at least more...exciting ... and frankly I hate brees and overdramatic cam newton (I guess I'd rather lose with the falcons than win with our rivals), I find our players much more likeable which is why all this is so disappointing
  10. I've been really critical of the falcons since the super bowl including ryan's ridiculous contract which could have been used for bringing on or keeping good players also I'm still in disbelief about bringing on sark and losing our completely awesome and nearly record breaking offensive attack the new Orleans game gave me hope however that maybe that offensive attack is almost back... and then of course the injuries came like an avalanche. even if we trade Julio for two first round picks or more, there's no way i'd do it we're just another decent team without him he's dominant like no other offensive falcon has ever been or will be and make ryan much better than he really is (ridley won't replace him although he'll be good) also there's the psychological / branding aspect of Julio he puts us on the map honestly if we lost him, my already waning interest in our falcons would go down drastically--not bc i'm not a true fan but because I'd give up hoping we'll ever be dominant'll say 'that's not being a true fan' but in fact it's almost like falling in love with a beautiful girl who keeps disappointing you and you just can't take it anymore. got to keep Julio he makes you believe at any moment he can break a game wide open
  11. so how would it work if we signed teco to a big contract and let freeman go? would we still have to pay freeman outrageous sums of money bc of the big contract? Or if we traded him would another team pay all that money? someone said above we'd get a third rounder for him? basically how would we also give a large contract to teco?
  12. even if a case can be made that he doesn't deserve an outrageous contract, he will still get it because we can't afford to make him unhappy or let him walk eventually blank also pays big for his favorites
  13. so what did shanahan do in the red zone that shark isn't (what type of plays)? ryan's weaknesses in red zone are evident. how to play to his strengths?
  14. so who can replace him that is available? is knapp much better?
  15. maybe a helpful question is: what was shanahan doing in the red zone to make us successful that sark isn't? by the way, how successful was shanahan in the red zone? did you guys sense that at least sark has more dynamic plays than last year or is all the same? if he was at least trying some different plays, I'd feel better and blame this mostly on ryan and the off. line (Ryan gets the jitters--I have faith he will be back to form and play well. Much more concerned about the play calling at this point) BTW, another question might be: what did shanahan do that allowed ryan to have more time to pass and not be panicked and make bad decisions? I'm just trying to look at this objectively. If people on this board have answers, the next question is why our off coordinator and even Quinn not see what people here see?