HouseofEuphoria

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  1. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by FalconsIn2012 in Did McCoy make Tampa a contender?   
    I just can’t get over the finger licking Pre game episode
  2. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by AustFalcon in Did McCoy make Tampa a contender?   
    I think Winston is the thing that stops them being a contender.
  3. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Dem Birds in Did McCoy make Tampa a contender?   
    You realize he's in an entirely different situation in Carolina with different talent around him right? He had basically no one on the defensive line to help him. Now he's got several quality players and one of the best linebackers in the game behind him. Just because he didn't make Tampa Bay relevant doesn't mean he won't Carolina. 
    Calvin Johnson didn't make Detroit relevant but you'd be ****ting your pants if he went to the Saints. 
  4. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by ya_boi_j in Dan Quinn says the roster wasn’t only the problem — the defensive scheme needed fixing, too   
    I don’t disagree. With the respect he gets from current and former players, you’d think there’s no reason for what happened last year to have ever happened. They preach teaching and putting guys in position to win and using guys talents yet it didn’t happen. You don’t need a defense full of stars to win in today’s league. You do need good coaching though 
  5. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by vel in How long do you think it will take our offense to gel under Dirk Koetter?   
    I don't think long. I think the OL is the real concern. How long will that take? Koetter can scheme around that, but if they take a good bit to settle in, then who knows. But I think we'll threaten 30 points per game the first four weeks. We have a good mix of teams with the Vikes, Eagles, Colts, and Titans, alternating road/home. That's a good bunch of defenses right there to test every part of the offense. From the Vikes and Eagles pass rushers, the Colts run defense, and the Titans back seven. 
  6. GeorgiaBoyz liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in Are the Panthers a contender with McCoy?   
    I have no faith in Cam Newton to do anything. 
    No way are they suddenly contenders.
  7. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by FalconBlood in “Atlanta Falcons O# will be the Best in the NFL”   
    Right. Deion Jones, one of the most coveted linebackers in the league is just a thing thrown together.
    Grady Jarrett, one the best young interior defensive tackles in the league is just a thing thrown together.
    Takk McKinley, one of the most successful DE at pressuring opposing QBs last year is just a thing thrown together.
    Tyeler Davison, the starting defensive tackle for the Saints #2 rush defense last year is just a thing thrown together.
    Damonte Kazee, with 7 dynamic interceptions last year as a defensive back is just a thing thrown together.
    Highly regarded hard hitting safety Keanu Neal, is just a thing thrown together.
    Good quality interior rusher Jack Crawford, had 6 sacks as a backup, and therefore is just a thing thrown together.
    Full of athletic contributors with upside, Senat, Beasley, Campbell, Oluokun, Oliver, Sheffield, Cominsky, and Hageman; Solid veteran presences in Clayborn, Allen, and Trufant.
    This defensive is simply “a thing thrown together”. Boo freaking hoo bro.
    The Falcons did the unsexy but smart thing fortifying our offensive line for our best player, Matt Ryan.
    Should help our running game rethrive too. Which should only give the defense more breathers to stay fresh.
    I for one like a ton of players on our defense and we may not be done adding talent this offseason..
  8. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by MoFalconsFan56 in “Atlanta Falcons O# will be the Best in the NFL”   
    Yeah but I’m more concerned w our defense 
  9. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Snafu in Louisiana named worst state in the Country by US News and World Report   
    Seems legit
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-worst-us-states-172719904.html
  10. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by FalconsIn2012 in Devonta Freeman takes verbal hits from Warrick Dunn to avoid real ones   
    It would only mean good things for the team
  11. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by birdz4i in Devonta Freeman takes verbal hits from Warrick Dunn to avoid real ones   
    1:00 AM ET Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer  
     
     
     
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Devonta Freeman has done a solid job emulating Warrick Dunn as a dual-threat back, but imitating how Dunn talks is another story.
    Freeman, the Atlanta Falcons' two-time Pro Bowl running back, leaned on a set of bleachers, took a deep breath, lowered his tone and offered his best impersonation of Dunn, who had his most productive seasons with the Falcons from 2002 to '08.
    "Warrick always tells me all the time -- you know he talks low -- but he tells me, 'Hey, man, you've got do better. You can't be taking all these hits, man. It's all about longevity,'" Freeman whispered with a Southern drawl. "That's what he always says to me, and I appreciate that. I really appreciate stuff like that."
    Dunn probably would have laughed at the way Freeman mimicked his tone, but at least his message seems to have resonated. The bond Freeman shares with Dunn, a fellow Florida State Seminole, extends beyond football talk. They keep in touch often, even if it means checking in just to say hello. In the bulk of those conversations, Freeman has grown accustomed to Dunn preaching to him about avoiding some of those vicious hits.
    "Yeah, I agree with him 100 percent," Freeman said. "I've talked to a lot of people about it."
    Dunn, now a Falcons minority owner, never regrets bringing it up.
     
    "A lot of times, these guys always want to prove that they're tough or that they can get the tough yard, but sometimes you have to live for another down," Dunn said. "My advice to Devonta was, 'You have to learn how to protect yourself at the same time. You're picking up tough yards, but you have to be smart and strategic about it.'
    "To be a better runner, it's not always about, 'Let me run over guys.' It's 'How can I avoid the big hit so I can have longevity in this league?' And I just try to encourage him to become a better overall runner."
      Warrick Dunn played only half of his career with the Falcons, but his 5,981 rushing yards in an Atlanta uniform are fewer than 700 yards behind that of Gerald Riggs, the franchise's all-time leader. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
     
    Healthy approach
    The 27-year-old Freeman, entering his sixth NFL season, played in two games last season because of foot, knee and groin injuries before he had season-ending core-muscle surgery. In 2017, he missed two regular-season games with an in-game concussion, missed preseason action because of a practice concussion and sprained two ligaments in his right knee during the regular-season finale. He also missed a game with a concussion in 2015.
    Considering his size, at 5-foot-8 and 208 pounds, plus the fact that he has sustained at least three concussions, there are durability concerns.
    "I've really never even thought about it because it's just one of those things where it's football," Freeman said. "No. 1, you already know you're signing up for a 100 percent gladiator sport. Anybody can get injured -- 100 percent.
    "But it's never one of those things that I dwell on, like, 'Man, I've got this many concussions. I got hurt this many times.' As long as God is still blessing me to do what I want to do, I'm going to keep doing it because this is God's timing. This is not my timing. This is what God wants me to be doing, so I'm going to do it."
    Freeman understands why folks chide him about taking hits. And Dunn isn't the one who rides him the hardest.
    "Of course, my momma, she's No. 1," Freeman said of his mother, Lorraine. "She's like, 'Baby, you just need to get out of bounds sometimes' and 'Why you be trying to hit the big people like that?' and 'Why they trying to hit you like that?' Because my mom didn't grow up a football fan. She understands it a lot more now because I'm her son."
    Dunn, unlike Lorraine Freeman, speaks from football experience. Listed at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Dunn played 12 NFL seasons and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He started and ended his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but during his six seasons with the Falcons, Dunn had a stretch of starting all 16 games in three consecutive seasons (2004-06). In that stretch, he averaged 304 touches and 1,448 yards from scrimmage per season.
    "If I was running, I wouldn't want to get hit at all," said Dunn, who started 154 of 181 career games. "I'm trying to avoid getting hit. I'm not going to take shots. So there's times that you need to run out of bounds."
    Freeman agreed with Dunn's reasoning yet explained that he has evolved into a smarter runner since his rookie season.
    "It's not like I'm out there trying to be a tough guy," Freeman said. "I'm not trying to run people over. I have before. I mean, some guys on the sideline, sometimes I just wanted to just run through people. But that was just my younger years. A couple of games, I ran some guys over on the sideline when I could have run out of bounds. It happened a couple of times when I was 1 yard away from the sideline, and I should have went out of bounds.
    "Once I get going downhill, I'm going downhill. It's like a truck -- hard to stop. That's for anybody, though. But sometimes, you have to live for another down as well. I'm learning. I'm growing in that. I'm going to continue to get better."
    In fairness to Freeman, it's hard not to take a pounding when you don't have adequate blocking in front of you. He didn't miss a game in 2016 when the Falcons started the same five offensive linemen all the way through the Super Bowl. The Falcons hope the 2019 version of the line, which features Pro Bowl picks Alex Mack and Jake Matthews and could include rookie first-rounders Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary, protects Matt Ryan and opens more holes in the running game.
    Freeman, who looks rejuvenated after the surgery in October, is sure to carry the bulk of the load with Ito Smith and perhaps rookie back Qadree Ollisonbehind him. Freeman can help his cause by using his shiftiness to avoid tacklers.
    "Yes, I can use my elusiveness, but it's hard to at certain times," Freeman said. "If I'm in the hole, it's hard for me to be elusive because I don't have the time to be elusive when you have these linebackers who are running 4.4 now. So I got to get it and go."
     
    Role model
    Freeman met Dunn during his junior season at Florida State, when Dunn came back to address the running backs in the meeting room. Dunn talked about the benefits of the outside-zone blocking scheme and offered pointers.
    Freeman didn't get a chance to speak with Dunn afterward, but the moment left an impression.
    "Of course, I knew all about Warrick Dunn because that was, like, the guy when I was at FSU. I was like, 'Man, I want to accomplish everything Warrick accomplished,'" Freeman said. "He's a great person, on and off the field."
    Dunn is second on Florida State's all-time rushing list with 3,959 yards, behind current Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4,464). Freeman is ninth with 2,255 yards.
     
    Dunn vs. Freeman
    A tale of the tape between Falcons of different generations, Warrick Dunn and Devonta Freeman, who both went to Florida State:
      DUNN FREEMAN Pro Bowls           3               2 Height   5-9             5-8 Weight 180 206 FSU rush yards  3,959 2,255 Draft round 1st, '97   4th, '14 Years pro 12 5 NFL rush yards 10,967  3,316 Yards/carry 4.1 4.3 Rushing TDs 49 30 Total TDs 64 37  
    Dunn amassed 10,967 rushing yards, 4,339 receiving yards and 64 total touchdowns in his 181 career NFL games. In 2008, he became just the sixth player in league history to reach 10,000 rushing yards and 500 receptions, joining Marcus Allen, Tiki Barber, Marshall Faulk, Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson.
    Freeman has 3,316 career rushing yards (767 attempts), 1,605 receiving yards (198 receptions) and 37 total touchdowns in 63 career games. He admitted to being in a "dark place" last year while injured as the Falcons finished 7-9. But there are high expectations for a now healthy Freeman heading into this season.
    "I'm not going to set any personal goals as far as [statistics]," Freeman said. "I'm going to play as long as I can play. As long as I can still be explosive and have fun with it and God gives me the ability to do it, I'm going to keep doing it. I'm not going to put no time limit on my career because I don't want to do nothing else but play football.
    "Whenever it's time for me to hit something else -- maybe be a coach one day or something like that -- that's when the time comes. But for now, I just want to play football as long as I can."
    Freeman also admires Dunn's body of work off the field. Through the Warrick Dunn Charities Homes for the Holidays initiative, Dunn's foundation has awarded 169 homes to single-parent families. Dunn created the program in honor of his late mother, Betty Smothers, who was a single parent and police officer murdered in an ambush at a Louisiana bank in 1993.
    "Warrick lost his mom, and look at the way he carries himself," Freeman said. "He's got a lot of heart. He went and visited the man in jail. That's tough, to look at somebody eye to eye and ask them why they killed your mom. That's tough.
      "Just him as a man, he's such a well-rounded guy. I would advise anyone to take after his footsteps. I mean, be your own person, but try to mimic that or come close to it in your own way." Freeman, who grew up in the rugged Miami projects, has his own foundation and hosted a free camp a few years back at the Charles Hadley Park where he played as a youth. Freeman has partnered with an elementary charter school in Atlanta for laptop giveaways and shopping sprees, something he hasn't advertised and shied away from discussing in detail.
    "You can tell Warrick is all about family and giving back to the community, and that inspires me," Freeman said. "Giving the houses away, that's something that's always motivated me.
    "There's a lot of people who are unfortunate. It feels good when you have the caliber of legend of Warrick Dunn going back and giving back and showing he really cares. Football is huge, but at the same time, we've got a lot more to be thankful for."
     
     
    https://www.espn.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/34273/devonta-freeman-takes-verbal-hits-from-warrick-dunn-to-avoid-real-ones
  12. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by FalconsIn2012 in Are the Panthers a contender with McCoy?   
    You said what I wanted to say.  You just said it much better.  
    And it kind of pisses me off when someone elucidates my thoughts more eloquently than I can
  13. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by vel in Are the Panthers a contender with McCoy?   
    They were a contender before adding McCoy because of Cam. So long as Cam is there, they are a contender. Their defense didn't get any better because it was already a dam good unit. Adding McCoy didn't change that in my opinion. It was like when the Eagles added Bennett, they were already heIl to deal with. Bennett didn't change that. Without Bennett, the Eagles were did exactly what they did with Bennett. I think it's going to be the same old same old with McCoy in Carolina. The issue remains their secondary and WRs. The Falcons have beaten the Panthers consistently enough to stay ahead of them and I don't think they did enough to change that. 
  14. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Vandy in Are the Panthers a contender with McCoy?   
    Truth. I never worry much about what other teams are doing. Just take care of your own business. Control what you can control. 
  15. NeonDeion liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    McCoy.
    I want to win now! Before Mack retires and half this team is disbanded by cap space and age.
  16. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Ovie_Lover in Takk's OTA Interview   
    Lol idk why some of y'all mad
  17. HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Osiruz in Takk's OTA Interview   
    I am in tearsssssssssss lmao . 

  18. Falcon from E liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    The problem i see happens next year.
    We just can't pay Grady 100 mil. He's not worth it.
    We get his services this year, and could maybe tag him again, i dunno. 
    With the money his agents are demanding it's not a matter of If he leaves, it's a matter of when.
  19. NeonDeion liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    McCoy.
    I want to win now! Before Mack retires and half this team is disbanded by cap space and age.
  20. NeonDeion liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    I honestly believe all we need is McCoy to make a serious run.
    Well...that and returning players healthy.
  21. NeonDeion liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    McCoy.
    I want to win now! Before Mack retires and half this team is disbanded by cap space and age.
  22. Falcon from E liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    If that's the case, there won't be much of a team around him. Unless Matt and Julio retire, in which case we're back at the start anyway.
  23. Falcon from E liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in What Should We Do With Our Cap Space?   
    The problem i see happens next year.
    We just can't pay Grady 100 mil. He's not worth it.
    We get his services this year, and could maybe tag him again, i dunno. 
    With the money his agents are demanding it's not a matter of If he leaves, it's a matter of when.