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  1. A WHOLE LOT of assuming going on here. We all know your love for Coleman, but chill out. Smith will get his shot in preseason to show what he brings to the table. I doubt even if he preforms well in preseason that he takes many in-season reps from Free or Cole. He is looking to fill Ward's role this season IMO. With the injury history of both of our top backs- a solid #3 is important for us for in game spot play- ward always stepped up. Hope Smith can bring that too.
  2. Anyone notice in the Linebacker tweet- the first two are Debo and De’Vondre and they looked smooth AF! But then I noticed number 42 right after Debo- that's Duke and I don't want to jump the gun but he didn't have those feet last season. He looked good in that drill. Just sayin'
  3. I just don't understand how he isn't in the Hall of Fame... It's beyond comprehension IMO. #MrFalcon #resteasy From Wiki: NFL career In November 1965, Nobis became the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons [1] as well as the second linebacker to be chosen first overall when he was taken with the #1 pick in the 1966 NFL draft, held on November 27, 1965. The Houston Oilers also selected him in the AFL draft. This presented a dilemma and also sparked a debate that reached as far as outer space when astronaut Frank Borman, aboard Gemini 7, talked back to earth with the message, "tell Nobis to sign with Houston." (Borman's sons were ball boys for the Oilers.)[2] Nobis instead signed with Atlanta on December 14 and became the first member of the Atlanta Falcons,[3][4] gaining the nickname "Mr. Falcon."[1] Tommy Nobis joined the Falcons for their inaugural season in 1966. That season, he won the league's NFL Rookie of the Year, was voted to the Pro Bowl and amassed 294 combined tackles which still stands today as the team's all-time single-season record,[1] and is unofficially the most tackles ever credited to one player, in a season, in NFL history. In eleven professional seasons he led the Falcons in tackles nine times, went to five Pro Bowls (one in 1972 after two knee surgeries), was named All-Pro twice and was chosen for the NFL's "All-Decade Team" for the 1960s. Miami Dolphins great, running back Larry Csonka commented, "I'd rather play against **** Butkus than Nobis," and Falcons coach Norm Van Brocklin once pointed to Nobis' locker and proclaimed, "There's where our football team dresses." Nobis is a member of the Atlanta Falcons' Ring of Honor and his #60 was the first number retired by the team. No other Falcons player has ever worn the number.[1] In 2005, he was named to the Professional Football Researchers Association Hall of Very Good in the association's third HOVG class.[5] Nobis enjoyed a successful NFL career that many believe is worthy of Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. Former NFL player and coach Dan Reeves, while head coach of the Falcons, remarked, "As a running back for eight seasons in the NFL, I certainly took my share of hits. Unfortunately I remember some of them, particularly the ones from Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis. 'Mr. Falcon,' as he is known in this part of the country, should be considered a worthy candidate for the Hall of Fame.” Reeves based his assertion on the fact that while playing in Atlanta, prior to the days of mass media coverage, Nobis was overlooked because of the “Falcons lack of success during his tenure”. He states, “I played and coached on some great teams while I was with Dallas. Those teams consisted of Hall of Fame members like Bob Lilly, Roger Staubach and Tom Landry. I feel that Nobis' contributions on the field merit those of the Cowboys Hall of Fame players.” [1] Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and Hall of Fame voter Furman Bisher wrote, "There isn't much more one can say about Tommy Nobis. In the glow of a winning team, where he would have been a star on the isolated camera, he would already have been residing in Canton. It's not a Falcons thing, it's a Nobis thing, and here is a man who lives up to all the ideals I would establish for admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame." [1] After the NFL Number 60 is also revered at Texas where it was offered only to the best of linebackers. All American Britt Hager wore #60 during his senior season, as did All American Brian Jones. In 2004, another Longhorn All-American linebacker, Derrick Johnson, decided to wear the jersey in his final collegiate home game to honor Nobis.[6] The number has recently joined Earl Campbell's #20, Bobby Layne's #22, Ricky Williams' #34, Vince Young's #10 and Colt McCoy's #12 as UT's only retired numbers. Tommy Nobis was inducted into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1976. He was named to Sports Illustrated ’s All-Century Team (1869–1969) [1] and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the State of Texas Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, and the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. In May 2007, he was inducted as a charter member into the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Tommy Nobis retired from the Falcons after 40 years as a member of the organization, in the front office and on the field. Apart from football, Nobis was a co-founder and a Board of Directors member of the Tommy Nobis Center that began in 1976. The mission of the organization is to develop and provide job training, employment, and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. He won the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. award for his work with the Georgia Special Olympics and has been named the NFL Man of the Year. Tommy Nobis died on December 13, 2017 at home at age 74, with his wife by his side, after an extended illness.[7]
  4. Whoa there- he has to earn the spot first. lol he hasn't played a snap yet and you are giving him the spot. he has to show he is better than what we already have. I think he does but is used in situational places at first aka nickle and only against certain down and yardage. No reason to rush him along.
  5. I disagree with pass pro. They both are terrible. Haha I agree with the rest
  6. And the fact he gets to see that team twice a year. Watch out. CR will be at his best. He doesn't need to go and make things happen. He just needs to do what he is best at- run his routes. I can't wait to see this WR group. The mid career guys will step their game up when they see a rookie with this much polish. I can just imagine Julio watching practice and be like... That's how you do it- snap in and snap out.
  7. Yea my bad. I have hate when people do that but I had a kickball game tonight and had our first win so I had a few and forgot to delete the mass. Lol my bad
  8. He will be in the locker with all pros. He will be looking at their foot prints and smirk at the media as he progresses
  9. Really- this is beyond ...... Dumb. I tried to think another word. The front office didn't even know that CR would be there at 26. Go away.
  10. One thing I took away from this draft is that Duke gets another try. I don't think he gets 3 tho.
  11. If Evans was there with CR- I'd take CR all day and walk away laughing. Evans will be a good to great pro in my book. CR helps THIS team right now. CR is an amazing pick at 26. He should be playing for the Bengals or the jags right now and you KNOW what I mean.
  12. I want to see this draft play- this is the gut of DQ being part of the draft here. So far- he knows who works in his system. Matt Ryan and Mike Turner get alot of love for TDs greatest moves. I think it will be the relationship him and DQ have built. Where TD was weak is where DQ is strong.
  13. Dang!!!!! All three of those guys our board was yelling for at some point. Whew!
  14. I mean THAT IS pretty solid form...