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  1. You have to learn how to decipher news. The facts aren't made up, but the opinions around them are usually biased on both sides. That's why it's important to get your news from multiple sources and learn to ignore the opinion and focus on the facts. Anyways, let's not derail this topic, back to the Falcons.
  2. The stutter move. That is the move that will get you open in the redzone consistently. Ridley uses it a good bit too. I like it.
  3. I agree with all of this. However, if another star wants to join our team to play with Trae, I won't mind. And I have a feeling their will be some guys around the league that want to get in on some of this action.
  4. I guess, it helped them with trae but it hurt them on the boards. We got like 4 or 5 offensive rebounds in the last 2 minutes because of it.
  5. The NBA is a superstar driven league that is set up for the stars to be able to take over and dominate games. There are only 5 players on the court at a time. The NFL doesn't work that way.
  6. nobody was the right qb for the offense we've been running the last few years
  7. yea, i just always wished Julio would add that element to his game like that video I posted of Moss. Stacking the defender early. Julio is a master at getting on top of the defender and forcing the defender to flip his hips before breaking his route off though.
  8. This is the closest I could find at about the 7 minute mark. All though its more of a jab step it still somewhat stacks the defender a little bit.
  9. I love Julio...he's a bama boy. One of the greatest to ever do it. I've been saying this for years though. He's probably the greatest ever at breaking db's off at the top of his routes though. What he does to db's when he breaks his routes off is just nasty. It just doesn't seem to translate as well to the redzone where the field is condensed.
  10. look at all the hesitation moves. go to the .40 second mark I'm honest to god going through every Julio career touchdown right now and i haven't come across him doing this yet.
  11. Watch Ridley in the redzone. He'll come off the line a bit slow at times then give a hesitation move and then burst to where he's supposed to be. You watch Pitts highlights, he does the same thing a lot. So did Tony.
  12. Same reason he gets tripped up on the 1 yd line all the time. When he catches the ball he runs full speed right at the defender. Just slow down a bit, put a hesitation move on them or hold them off with your long arms, and walk into the endzone. Julio? Nope...running full speed and gonna trip over the defender after running him over.
  13. Funny thing is, this is why Julio wasn't good in the redzone. Julio still goes full speed in the redzone when he needs to slow play things and set things up. edit: what I'm referring to is stacking the defender, coming off the line and giving a hesitation move...examples on the second page.
  14. Quinn's teams did play better later in the season and through the playoffs. The problem is you have to make it to the playoffs. So bad early in the season. Smith was the opposite. Great in the regular season but folded in the playoffs. His style doesn't hold up in that pressure environment.
  15. I'll be happy if we just get away from having multiple receivers running to the same spot.
  16. When I watch Julio in the redzone the #1 thing i've noticed is that he starts too fast. You watch Ridley and other receivers who are good in the redzone, they start their routes kind of slow then hit a quick burst to get open or give a quick hesitation move. Julio just runs right into the coverage and there's nowhere to go. Julio is the best in the league, maybe ever, at breaking off his routes in the open field where defenders have to respect his long speed. That doesn't work in the redzone because defenders are playing underneath. I remember watching Randy Moss who would just kind of jog into the endzone and get his numbers to the qb and just kind of drift into a pocket. I think certain players just have a natural knack for it. If you remember in that Eagles playoff game on the last play it was designed for Julio. Julio took off and lost his balance and fell down then got back up and Ryan still hit him in the hands but he didn't have control of his body and couldn't pull it down. I've noticed he does the same thing with the ball in his hands. When he catches a screen pass he runs full throttle right at the defender. I remember watching Dez Bryant who was also kind of big but he'd kind of slow down and try to put a move or just use his arm length to hold defenders off and still be able to maintain balance and fight his way in to the endzone. Julio runs full speed and often trips over the defender after running him over or gets tripped up because he's not maintaining his balance. I've seen Julio fall down at the 1 yard line a lot.
  17. I meant to quote the guy above you...my bad
  18. I think it's just the team taking on the characteristics of the head coach. Smith was an uptight guy. Don't make mistakes and be conservative. When the playoffs rolled around we played tight and that formula wasn't successful in that atmosphere. Quinn was the exact opposite. Don't worry about mistakes just play loose and hopefully the mistakes will happen less frequently as the year rolls on. Quinn's teams did seem to play better later in the season and into the playoffs but they started off so slow and were so bad early in the season that it doomed him.
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