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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to falconsd56 in Matt Gono out for season   
    Seeing guys get hurt in practice where there is no contact absolutely kills me...  That really really sucks for him.
    I wish him a speedy recovery.
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from atljbo in Falcons sign their 5th round pick, Ade Ogundeji   
    I thought we drafted him?
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to Precyse in Pitts with Hurst will change this offense   
    Which NFL rookie tight ends will be most productive in 2021? My analytics-based top-five rankings
    Cynthia Frelund NFL Network Analytics Expert
          Which NFL rookie tight ends will be most productive in 2021? My analytics-based top-five rankings
    Which NFL rookie running backs will thrive in 2021? My analytics-based top-five rankings
        Draft season might seem like a distant memory at this point, but don't forget that history was made at the tight end position this year. Kyle Pitts became the highest-picked TE in draft history when the Falcons selected him fourth overall. The former Florida star is obviously the cream of the crop, but he's certainly not the only intriguing NFL newbie at the position this season. So, just what can we expect from this crew in Year 1?
    As I did last week with rookie running backs, I've used contextualized data and my computer-vision models to project which rookie tight ends will be the most productive in 2021.
    Rank 1 Kyle Pitts Florida Atlanta Falcons Draft pick: Round 1, No. 4 overall   First, some background info to set the table, via Next Gen Stats. Last season as the Titans' offensive coordinator, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith used 12 personnel (one running back and two tight ends) on 32.7 percent of snaps, the second-highest rate in the NFL behind only Philadelphia. The Falcons used it on just 13.9 percent of snaps in 2020 (ninth-lowest rate in the NFL). So, you might expect to see Pitts and his fellow Falcons tight end, Hayden Hurst, on the field at the same time a lot. Context matters a ton here, though, because not only did the presence (and departure) of Julio Jones matter to this projection, but Pitts does not forecast to be a traditional tight end, which you know after watching all of our draft coverage. Pitts lined up wide on over 35 percent of his snaps for Florida last season, and his wingspan is ridiculous (83 3/8 inches). So, I measured something new for you in this exercise because the impact of such a massive catch radius is an interesting thing to explore with him. Pitts caught passes thrown more than four feet away from his body at the highest rate of any pass catcher (including wide receivers) from the past two draft classes in their final collegiate season. Of the pass catchers selected in the first three rounds over the past two drafts, the average catch rate on such passes was 14.8 percent (15.3% for first-rounders only). Pitts' rate? 23.5 percent! My normal draft predictor model (which doesn't include the catch radius metric) ranked Pitts as the most likely future All-Pro from the 2021 draft class. I'm glad the new stat backs that projection up even more.
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from Herr Doktor in Falcons sign their 5th round pick, Ade Ogundeji   
    I thought we drafted him?
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from mtldirtybird in Falcons sign their 5th round pick, Ade Ogundeji   
    I thought we drafted him?
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in "LEGIT FRANCHISE"   
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to peoriabird in PFF Defensive Visual Based on Early Depth Chart   
    The worst is Dion Jones as a back up LOL!
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in Minicamp Highlights   
    Ok, I swear that wasn’t an “h” there when I first looked at this!! 
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to RING OF HONOR in The Julio is traded thread   
    Alert....Alert.....You have 10 minutes to abort this thread and return to normal 
    Alert.... Alert....this is your final warning!!!
    In other words...get the **** out of here and discuss something else
     
     
     
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to PokerSteve in Falcons At Crossroads   
    Not at a Crossroads. We don't have to decide on a direction, we've already set our course with Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot. They are under ZERO pressure to win this year. They dam sure better be safe next year too because the mess DQ and TD left couldn't be cleaned up in a season.
    If Blank gives these two the time he gave the previous regime, they will make the Falcons better than they've ever been before. You can take that to the bank.
     
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to Herr Doktor in Schultz: Falcons’ Arthur Smith on Julio Jones: ‘I don’t worry about players I never coached’ - The Athletic   
    The need for sensationalism over fact reporting to generate those clicks.  
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from WhenFalconsWin in The Julio is traded thread   
    I guess we will be calling him 1nut Henry from here on out
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to Knight of God in So what WR do we draft in 2022?   
    Tell me why a top tier WR would need to be drafted in an offense that features top tier TEs and the run game. 
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to dodge_birds_fan in Schultz: Falcons’ Arthur Smith on Julio Jones: ‘I don’t worry about players I never coached’ - The Athletic   
    Refreshing not to hear amped, pumped, juiced, leader of men, arrive with bad intentions, or any other gun store shirt slogan at a press conference.
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from thanat0s in Another “what if” scenario   
    I kinda miss ol Smittyball every now and then. Here is a tip of the cap to you Smitty🤠
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from Beast-N-Da-Sheetz in The Julio is traded thread   
    Wonder what's up with #2. I thought he'd wear 8...
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to Norwood all the way! in Kenny Osuwah   
    I've always seen the dude on the sidelines but never knew too much about him. Glad to learn something. But dang 4 degrees?! Big brain over here
     
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to JD dirtybird21 in Falcons Rushmore   
    To say he "eclipsed" everything Roddy did is a bit much. Production wise, yes, he did. But I don't think Julio had the same grit, fire, passion, etc. that makes fans absolutely adore you. Roddy to me, is a Falcon for life in his heart. Julio? I could see it being just more "business" with him. Maybe that's recency bias....but I just think Roddy had a bigger impact on the fanbase and even the team than Julio did. Roddy was always the guy on the sidelines fired up and cheering on his teammates. He was the first guy that would punch a Saints player in the face for a cheap shot on his teammate. 
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to DonOfThemBirds in Falcons Rushmore   
    Crazy how Abe is a forgotten man in NFL history.
     
    He has HOF numbers.
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to DonOfThemBirds in Arthur Smith Pre Mandatory Mini Camp Presser   
    You can tell AS was getting a bit annoyed by the Julio questions.
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to dirtybirds233 in Arthur Smith Pre Mandatory Mini Camp Presser   
    "I don't worry about players I've never coached"
    Get 'em Art
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    Thiccolas Cage got a reaction from PokerSteve in Mike Florio - eyeball stab challenge   
    I'd rather not
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    Thiccolas Cage reacted to AUTiger7222 in The Julio is traded thread   
    Absolutely 110% agree. Super Bowl winning teams don't pay huge money to wide receivers. Wide receiver is maybe the easiest position to find guys that can make an impact. Rookie wide receivers come into the NFL every year and make an immediate impact. If you're sacrificing things like offensive or defensive line in favor of paying big money to wide receivers you're doing it wrong.
    I said all that to make a point, the Falcons shouldn't pay big money to keep Calvin Ridley long-term. If I'm the Falcons I draft two wide receivers high in the draft in 2022 and let Ridley walk after the 2022 season.
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