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  1. how much is losing poe going to hurt us? is our def line too soft and much worse than last year? can we trust senat to become a grady like quality player? also, what effect will having beastly playing DE this year be playing alongside Takk? these are the big questions to my mind honestly I'm more concerned our offense will never be the offensive juggernaught it was two years ago it was like we were playing knee deep in mud for much of last season
  2. thanks gdawg I don't really remember how good knapp was as an offensive coordinator. I assume he has a dynamic throw it down the field using multiple receivers including running backs approach that will fit our offensive players talents? or is he a more slowly grind it out coach? will he use ryan's talents in a dynamic way that shanahan did with rollouts, hurry up offense, etc? a huge skill we need is making in game adjustments which sark never seemed to do well. do you think knapp will be able to much more effectively?
  3. this is precisely why we MUST go back to being a well oiled offensive juggernaut and sark has to get his act together. We're witnessing something incredibly rare in Atlanta sports, extended excellence. what a waste of talent and GM effort it will be if we don't become dominant again on both sides of the ball. I blame Quinn if sark doesn't improve the offensive attack dramatically the thought of wasting tevin coleman in his last year and not throwing the ball to our running backs makes me sick. but it sounds like sark may be promoting this type of play this year, so there's hope for a super bowl run!
  4. Is his height, weight and speed comparable to Tony gonzalez and other great TEs? If so, then I have faith all this hard work will pay off, but someone mentioned above that he lacks ability (speed?) to get separation?
  5. this is good news but we're assuming our mediocre offensive coordinator will actually use all these players to their potential. is there any indication sark intends to throw more to our running backs this year downfield ? that to me was the most exciting part of our indomitable offense when we went to the super bowl also will he put Julio all over the field the same way shanahan did--that really confused defenses. if we regain the ability to attack with multiple players all over the field, then I'm in
  6. help me understand why we are a lot better than last year. we still have a very mediocre offensive coordinator who slowed down our talented squad and we're assuming he'll be a lot better bc it's his second year will our new draft picks make a huge impact? the best answer may be that our young defense has more experience so maybe there's hope in that, but last year I saw a very talented team that barely won lots of games, played sloppy and couldn't DOMINATE like the year before. we were in the top 6 or so teams which is fine, but why are we suddenly going to win a super bowl? I do think we'll be better and it will be a fun year my point is unless we can dominate again and keep teams in awe of our talent like two years ago, we're just another good team
  7. it sounds like we'll restructure Julio's contract next year. will this have a huge impact on who we re-sign or will it just be a bit more money for Julio to keep him happy? are we likely to lose one of our top players because of this?
  8. what I don't understand is why our head coach and blank don't see this, really it's completely baffling to me
  9. thank you for the 'that is the right question' comments. It's always good to admit one's ignorance, then people are gentle in their responses even after opening another Julio thread, ha! It is interesting that these answers don't specifically address the impact of adding $ to Julio's contract would be on paying for other players--in other words, regardless of whether we pay Julio more, it sounds like coleman and one of our elite defensive players are goners after this year (or the year after?). sad indeed. logically, it seems the best approach is to give him 'face saving' change to the contract that doesn't break the bank, but basically make him play through the three years of his contract. After three years, I imagine his physical abilities will be on a major decline given his injuries like dez Bryant or is he just a ridiculous physical specimen like LeBron who will play at a high level for multiple years? I wonder though if playing hardball will impact Julio psychologically--he won't play as hard or become a locker room cancer (hard to believe Julio would do that given his team player image)?
  10. Please forgive me for another Julio topic. This is the one time I will do this but it seems like an interesting question that goes well beyond Julio. Basically with Ryan's huge contract (even though it seems about the same percentage we'll be paying for him in the future from what people here have pointed out) ... how much extra is Julio asking for and what would it mean to signing our other players over the next 2-3 years? Can you see us also keeping our best young defensive talent when their contracts come up? will we have enough money to keep this team largely in tact for 2-3 years? I love Tevin coleman--any way we keep him? so who is up for a new contract or will most likely have to leave the falcons because of giving more money to Julio? finally, doesn't Julio have three more years on the contract? what if we just don't pay him any more (or rearrange the contract with more money up front)? would Julio become disgruntled and start to suck or even demand a trade? what typically happens in these circumstances? if you were Blank and Quinn what would you do??
  11. I don't really know how all this works. can Julio decide to sit out the entire season? what if we refuse to give him new money, can he force a trade? what could we get for him if he's traded (the last thing I want to do--I'd rather have him than two first rounders you never know how they'll turn out)?
  12. to those like me who had the dubious pleasure of groaning up -- excuse me, that was a typo -- growing up in Atlanta and made to witness all the close calls and humiliations just as it looks like we're going to have respectability (a prostitution charge the night before our first super bowl, dog fighting--seriously, think of the ridiculousness of that!--the most infamous loss in super bowl history two years ago, even the braves only earning one championship with their greatest ever pitching staff), i'm always looking for the 'one fatal flaw' that keeps us from winning championships. Heist just named it above. and yes I keep hoping because growing up in Atlanta makes one a freakin masochist and I'm just grateful I don't have a son (just daughters) who would be as traumatized as I guess I am..... Dammit, falcons, you guys are so close ... just win one for us. be ruthless and only care about winning: get a top knotch off coordinator if needed the pats are quickly fading, this is our year if we just learn to have a winner's mentality and stop making excuses
  13. by the way I know even using the same playbook doesn't show the nuances of shanahan's ability to make adjustments mid game ... just why doesn't sark try his best to copy one of the most prolific offenses in history? many people on this forum more knowledgeable than I have pointed out basic plays and strategies of shanahan's that sark didn't use
  14. I know this is naïve and frankly I don't have the football acumen to make this generalization, but why didn't sark just take shanahan's playbook and do something extremely similar? just seems odd and ridiculous that so many of shanahan's top play types (throwing to the running backs down the field etc) were ignored last year
  15. well k train that was an impressive answer to my question! maybe it comes down to his physical traits (height, strength, leaping ability) compared to those other tight ends how does he compare generally or do you think he has those tools?