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Everything posted by autigerfan

  1. At this point I doubt Oliver would fetch more than a contingent 7th round pick given how he has played.
  2. I think the decision to allow LaFleur to leave and hire Sark as Shanahan's replacement was driven more by having long-term stability at OC than anything else. Quinn had just lost Shanahan after 2 seasons and he didn't want to have another coordinator leave after just 1-2 years on the job. Sark was trying to rehab his value as a coach and in retrospect probably got more out of the offensive firepower we have than Koetter has. The more I revisit this decision the more I believe firing Sark may have been a mistake.
  3. Ryan is not the ultimate problem with this team, but there are a lot of times that drives stall out or we kick a fieldgoal rather than getting a touchdown that come back to haunt us. Ryan does need to accept some blame for that along with Koetter. Until we field a competent defense our offense will have very little margin for error.
  4. I think Blank will go with an offensive mind this go round given our past two selections were on the defensive side of the ball.
  5. You really can't blame talent when we have had a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter the past two weeks. If we were consistently getting blown out then there is an argument for lack of talent. I agree that situational awareness is really lacking at the top and on the offensive side of the ball. With where the injuries fell at wideout and on defense you have to adjust your gameplan to compensate. If Chicago shuts down our running game after struggling to contain them all came, then so be it but we didn't play to our strengths and try to mitigate our weaknesses in that game.
  6. For whatever reason, Quinn's teams have been incredibly streaky and I think that should factor into the decision by Blank. It isn't about two back to back blown 4th quarter double digit leads. You have to ask yourself if Quinn is the right guy to bring your team a Lombardi trophy if his teams consistently go through long stretches of time not playing sound football. Some of it is playcalling, some of it is injuries, some of it is probably just bad luck, but his teams don't seem to really adjust or learn from previous experience.
  7. You bring up some good points about the early firings. I'm mad as **** like many fans after this loss although I think Blank is going to be more thoughtful in how he handles this. I do expect the ultimate decision to be to let Quinn go but it may happen before the BYE or even after the season. I can't see the team rallying in any way around this staff. The major issue is I don't think Blank has any faith in any of the other coaches to serve as interim.
  8. I know it had to be eating at him to let his team down, but he had that sad look like it was the end of an era in Atlanta.
  9. I think this is driven by ego more than anything and wanting to be proven right. It does take time for players to develop but one's draft or even free agent pedigree shouldn't override playing time decisions.
  10. A loss like the Cowboys could send the team in one if two directions. 1) The players lose all respect for Quinn and see him as a lame duck and we fall to between 4 and 6 wins. 2) The embarrassing loss against Dallas lights a fire under everyone in the organization and we go on a major win streak to finish with 11 or more wins. I find it unlikely that we finish middle of the pack again this year.
  11. I have a ton of respect for Smith and he is definitely one of the top Falcons coaches of all-time but we topped out during the 2012 season. He showed he was good enough to get a talented team to the playoffs but he couldn't take the next step. We had similar problems under him in that the defense still underachieved.
  12. GM - Dimitroff Dimitroff has done a better job than any other personnel man in Falcon's history of stocking his team with talent. The team has underperformed at times due to inferior coaching, injuries and a lack of vision for the football team and scheme. HC - Jim Harbaugh. Lets face it there will likely not be a more proven HC available and this one may not even be available depending on what happens at Michigan. He turned around a downtrodden franchise, one that reverted to hot garbage once he left. He should at least have more to work with in ATL for his 2nd go round as NFL c
  13. Quinn and staff are coaching for their jobs. I honestly think Quinn could get the axe if we lose this game especially if it is in disappointing fashion. If he doesn't make any adjustments and get the best players on the field after last weeks embarrassment then he deserves to be fired.
  14. Interesting stats and I am not surprised by this. It also seems illogical to take this approach when we have to be one of the worst teams over the past 6-7 years at converting in short yardage situations via the running game.
  15. I think Matt Ryan is underrated by the media, but you really can't say he hasn't had weapons at his disposal. He has had the #1, and #2 receivers in Falcons history and one of the top 5 greats at the TE position. I would argue that Russell Wilson produces the most with the least talent around him among NFL QB's.
  16. Why not give Blidi Wre-Wilson a shot? What do we have to lose?
  17. The killer instinct is definitely missing.
  18. This is very true. Having been a lifelong Falcon's fan you realize that this team has only in the 2nd half of my fandom been consistently relevant. Sometimes I wonder if Blank is content with consistent relevance over greatness.
  19. Maybe when McGary gets back they shift Gono to LG. Get the 5 best on the field.
  20. When is the last time we got a good chunk of rushing yardage based off of playcalling? It had to be during the 2016 season when Shanahan was calling plays. We sometimes don't even get the yardage that is blocked. The defense is never caught off guard at all when we run the ball. Too predictable.
  21. Great landing spot for Sanu. If healthy I think he can have an impact for them. Sanu brought an interesting dynamic with his gadget play ability when here. No one on the roster quite like that right now.
  22. This is exactly why you can't give really pass judgment on this team yet. I would much rather see improvement over the season and we know we have things to work on after this game. Starting with being less predictable with the 4th down calls.
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