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deja entendu

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  1. I actually dont think it was improvised 100%, i could be wrong but i know koetter likes to have his tight ends/running backs leak out if they're intially in to pass protect that way instead of a stationary checkdown option you have a man receiving the ball in space,see also his pick screens in contrast to Mularkey stationary throw Roddy White the ball behind the LOS Vairiety. This is what i like about koetter it's not just the shift in style or playcalling or those larger things,it's the little things and attention to detail in getting players in a position to be able to make plays that mularkey lacked.
  2. This links in to what i see as being the biggest weakness for the saints coaches,they sometimes seem to lack the right instincts for when to change things up, see also running ingram on the final drive when he had been largely ineffective and is in his first nfl game,lets be honest pierre thomas isnt the worst short yardage runner in the world. Not that im saying Payton/Williams are bad coaches,far from it they're two of the best schemers/gameplanners out there its when they have to tear things up from the script that i think they can be very hit or miss.
  3. But hold on a second they have the positively unbeatable Roberto Garza at center, although i will give them this they have improved their o-line in the sense that Frank Omiyale is no longer a starting tackle. I'll just let those stellar names sink in for a second.
  4. Yes because as we all know it is entirely impossible to win a superbowl without winning the division, but let me guess those giants,steelers and packers wins were all part of some fiendish conspiracy.
  5. And some love for the guy who essentially launched dubstep as an art form/music genre into respectability.
  6. Some Dubstep/pop/at times folk for you And after seeing him live i can honestly say i've been to many clubs/gigs and somehow in an open field the bass on his songs was of the mind blowing variety i've never heard anything like it. But that doesnt really come through on the recorded tracks.
  7. http://graphics.eiu.com/PDF/Democracy_Index_2010_web.pdf, Just to prove that this is neither a canada is awesome thing(in reality the scandavians are better and have been for a few years) and america is not the only country with issues (see United Kingdom or if we all want to feel better the Italians). But i must disagree as money whilst being both a cause and a symptom, is also part of the greater problem of the entire nature of the political systems in and im using the two most familiar examples to me of the U.K and the U.S. In both these countries the problem is as i see it two fold firstly there is a gap between the people and their representatives that is bordering on unbridgeable and secondly that politics itself has become less about decision making and the correct choices and more about "winning" that is to say there is an emphasis on bi-partisanship and redecutive thinking. In essence in both the U.K and U.S it's more about being the one to push the button than actually making sure the right button is pushed.
  8. I think,and feel free to disagree entirely with me on this you are confusing the statement and moral or ideological objections of the average man with the underlying nature of the human condition. This requires of course the acceptance of certain objective statements, in particular that morality is in essence a social contruct and not a natural occurence. Or as Hobbes would put it "the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre; and such a warre, as is of every man, against every man" which is to say ,in the context of your question, that war by and the actions of its participants.Is an example of human nature unchecked that is to say without a higher obligation whether direct(law) or implied(social convention) it is our most primal and animalistic nature which prevails. Or you know to sum it up in a much more concise and less pretentious manner its not that there is something flawed in their nature it's their circumstance which exposes the flaws in human nature.
  9. More than the playcalling or the box score,this is more, about for me, assessing in a game situation players like peria jerry,harry douglas and kerry meier to see where they are physically. Also im somewhat curious to see rodgers in pass protection because i really feel that's where snelling has the advantage over him.
  10. you know some of us genuinely have no reasonable way of watching these games, but maybe you were being sarcastic, i hope. Back to the original poster that site is indeed gold and thank you for your public service.
  11. Whilst roddy is a legitimate top 5 talent that very few quarterbacks have,the rest is not as great as it may seem to you.As much as i like gonzalez he's not the elite player he once was, dont get me wrong he's still probably a top 10 tight end who can get you first downs buthe cant strech the field like he used to. And as good as turner is in todays nfl its more about your running backs as a group and turner and snelling alone provide mostly 1 dimension for us and the rest our receiving core whilst solid do limit our offensive capabilities i mean once ryan has to look beyond 20 yards he has either roddy white or depending on your opinion of him jenkins but he's really not that good at gaining seperation.
  12. To me thats still a gamble,especially when he is the number 1 big play threat, also with roddy as much as i love what he brings his game is more physical than mental or technical and whilst guys have been productive recievers into their mid 30's to remain an elite threat as a number 1 is not something that i would like my gm to count on,also i think that Julio's combination of size,speed and aggression fit the blueprint for our style of play too much for us to ignore.
  13. Thing is we do,not just right now but as has been eluded to roddy white whilst not over the hill is by no means a spring chicken and i dont think we ever want to be in a situation were we have to rely on someone to come in and have to be an elite number 1 receiver as a rookie on a playoff team, so basicly we saw a combination of oppurtunity and talent that fits our system that may not come along again and decided to take our chance now.
  14. problem is theres no way of knowing what kind of rules free agency is going to be operated under so whilst a guy like jackson would be nice,its not a gamble you can take if you want to win this year aswell as down the line,in a normal year by the time the draft rolled around we would have known whether atlanta was targeting any of those guys. I think the same thing could be said about the virtues of deangelo williams versus mark ingram, in a normal year i would rather have williams this year take ingram. Also in all honesty you're just throwing out names for the sake of it towards the end there,you cant compare talent wise or in terms of future production potential jones with aging guys like smith or moss or guys with skill sets that wouldnt work for what atlanta needs(a threat who has to be a accounted for and is capable of putting up 100 yard multi touchdown games against single coverage,and who can in a couple of years be a number 1 reciever) like moore or amendola
  15. I think at the moment its probably harder to tell what would fix our pass rush though,i think its a case of more experience for the players we have,particuarly the likes of moore and spoon who could be useful blitzing options.This also includes franks/owens as in both the games we won against the saints and the packers the ability to send pressure from the secondary was key and i think not having not so much williams talent but is experience and game time reps did hurt us. The only reason i would like a ray edwards or a charles johnson is because i feel like defensive end is a hard position to draft high and get immediate return in comaprison to the media pressure faced so for a perrenial playoff contender needing to replace or reduce the workload on a 10 sack guy like abe,you take a proven commodity,while continuing to develop mid round picks who are able to get away with being rotational players.
  16. I agree with you that by and large rookies are over-rated however in this case its not that simple and for the sake of argument lets ignore brandon marshall because there just two many issues with him that are unresolved legally and morally. So if you look at the proven recievers not just this year, but in most seasons who would be available,the likes of boldin and fitz they are similair if not older age to roddy,so we would be left in a couple of years time needing a number one receiver of comparable ability to julio jones,and in reality we would probably have to trade up to get one,giving up some more future draft picks anyway,unless we were drafting low at which point somethings went wrong anyway.
  17. My problem is not so much with any negative draft grades,after all this is even 10 years down the line always going to be an exercise in subjectivitiy,but my problem is with the reasoning. If for example they said i feel that atlanta is taking a risk sending a future first rounder when john abraham/tony gonzalez are nearing the end of there careers and this reduces the chances of replacing one/both of them with an elite prospect. That would be an argument that whilst not neccesarily perfect would atleast show an indication of looking at atlantas roster and current/future needs. However most of the draft analysis seems to focus around the green bay game,which to state the obvious is one game,you cant draft because of problems in one game you lost you draft based on needs and your performance over the season and whilst the green bay was indictative of some of these problems(lack of explsoive playmakers on offense), it was not of some other issues that 'experts' have picked up from the game. The primary example being atlanta needs a zillion pass rushers( i exagerate only slightly here),when in reality throughout the course of the season our pass rush was good,especially in games where were able to blitz creatively i.e first saints game,so in essence what the 'experts' are prioritising is a secondary need( upgraded pass rush) over our primary need(more offensive weapons)
  18. I think the question is not so much who will be a better pro prospect, but as to who would provide a more seamless fit for our offense,and to my mind whilst green is probably the superior all round receiver and is much more a fluid athlete. I think there are two things julio brings which will suit him in our offence and thats his physicality and his demeanor. Firstly the physicality which is something that very much reminds me of roddy,who imo really makes the most of his natural strength to gain seperation something which if julio with his size and strength could pick up would be very useful.Another aspect of this physicality is his run blocking something which although often used to the derision of michael jenkins,is a great bonus for a number 1 receiver in any team that wants balance. The second aspect is his demeanor or attitude,from all that i've seen he appears to have more of a fiery almost simialir to a defesnive player mentality,reminds me of a hines ward or dare i say even our own roddy white. And to mind A.J has a different( note not better or worse just different) mentality and when you look at guys like roddy/moore/our offensive line heck even smith has looked like he was about to throw down on the sideline so to my mind Julio looks like he was almost made into not the prototype for an nfl number 1 but for a mike smith no1 receiver. However this is a very ill informed analysis,i will readily to admit to having never seen a single game either one of them has played so any counter arguments using evidence or reason are welcomed (holds breath)
  19. Seattle worries me solely because that plays is so difficult to go to and win, that it really does equalize the talent leveles, that being said i really think our front four can get after Hasslebeck and Lynch really isn tmuch of a threat, as for their defence it cant match up to our Offence on any field, just got to make sure we limit the false starts and get the snap counts right.
  20. I'm more interested to see Vick throwing to Roddy White, also it's a shame Matt Schaub isnt going to make it.
  21. 62.7% of passes completed for 11 toucdowns, no interceptions on the season and his making some of his best throws from the pocket, luckily our coaching staff, and having no ties to Vick, will realise that this is not the same Michael Vick, like it or not he's going through progressions and looking good in the pocket everytime he plays, funny how it took losing everything to make him work though. I do however agree whole heartedly with your second point we have to beat them in the same we beat New Orleans, controlling time of posession in all honestly that eagles offense is unstoppable right now and no disrespect to our defence but i dont think they could stop them, but if they're not on the field they cant score and hopefully the offense will then feel the pressure. Also not saying this is a fact, just an idea to throw out there, but would we be better off facing Philly in Philly? I mean for one thing if last year is anything to go back Vick steps it up a notch when he comes back and the crowd noise may not have that much of an effect on him. Also the dome has a much faster surface than in Philly and that offense has some major speed( Maclin,Jackson,Vick)
  22. I think this could definately be a trap game for us, as i think we will have won most of our games in the run in and the seahawks at home just beat you and you dont know how plus im going to be watching this game with a seattle fan whose only just started watching nfl, and to think i told him seattle were no hopers going into this year.
  23. Yeah i might give them a little bit of a repreive if they had said we were star studded last year but underperformed,(due to injuries) but i definately dont remember anyone saying that before our playoff season,as i recall we were meant to be a doormat that year, got to love some revisionist history there.
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