HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by vel in Having a hard time feeling good about this draft
Stop using other people's opinions to dictate your own. First and foremost. If that's what you want, you must have hated the 2016 draft.
We literally just added big time protection to the OL to protect the most important piece to this entire franchise. Whether you like the specific players or not, it should feel good that they at least are trying to protect Matt Ryan.
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by AlabamaFalconFan in Having a hard time feeling good about this draft
5 days later and countless threads on the same topic and this is your take for starting a new one? Smh.
I'm having grilled snapper, sweet potato fries, and roasted brussel sprouts for dinner. What about you guys?
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Osiruz in Having a hard time feeling good about this draft
Ford never played in a zbs and doesn't even fit our scheme. Taylor and little are overrated. We made the right choices. Funny how pre draft when Ryan gets mauled for 42 sacks and our Oline malfunctions in run blocking everyone is screaming "DRAFT SOME OLINEMEN," yet when it comes time to do it everyone gets upset at TD lol.
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by KCartledge85 in Having a hard time feeling good about this draft
So I have been thinking about how the 1st round turned out ever since last Thursday night. Coming into the draft, I figured there was no way trader Thomas wouldn't make a splash. With the way the Falcons were signing veterans just before draft day, all signs pointed to TD using the draft capital of 9 selection to create impact.
It's been reported that TD tried to move to #10. I tend to think this was for Jonah Williams and not Wilkins, but we may never know. The entire offseason has been about protecting Matt Ryan, so it just seems logical. Unable to move up from #14, ill be honest, im not sure anyone was left the fan base would be happy with. Montez Sweat was probably the only player available "experts" could have viewed as a "value". The guy has off the field and medical issues. I wouldn't be shocked if he wasn't off TD's board all together. With that said, moving BACK was the obvious play here. For months everyone was talking about how much value was in the top 3 rounds of the 2019 draft. Move out of no value spot, get more draft capital, seems like an easy decision. TD was already quoted saying they discussed moving back, but ultimately decided to make a selection. When they announced Lindstrom, I wasn't mad, I just didn't see ANY value in the pick. You're drafting the #14 overall pick and the first guard in the entire draft. That player is suppose to be a DOMINATING PLAYER. Everything you read about Lindstrom suggests he should be a "solid pro". He "doesn't do anything great, but also doesn't have a major weakness". It is so underwhelming.
Here is where it gets UGLY for me ....
McGary is a tall, well-built right tackle prospect with short arms, especially for his height. He is a very good run-blocker who gets into position and moves defenders off the ball when he keeps his pads down. He has a quick set and a lot of shock in his hands, but he lunges at times, and his arm length is a concern.
Atlanta isn't messing around when it comes to protecting quarterback Matt Ryan. They trade back into Round 1 here to further bolster a run offense that ranked 25th in rushing yards per game last season. McGary has the skill set to push Ty Sambrailo for the starting job at right tackle as a rookie. -- Steve Muench
Folks ..... We gave up our 2nd and 3rd round pick for someone that "has the skill set to push Ty Sambrailo for the starting job". If I am giving up extra picks in the top 3 rounds, the guy WITHOUT A DOUBT is better than Ty Sambrilo. How in the earth do we move back into the 1st round for this guy? You have Taylor, Ford, Risner and Little all available to you for less draft capital in early round 2.
This draft literally could have been Andre Dillard, Greedy Williams and Jaylon Ferguson.
I'm not ready to move on from TD and DQ, but if we don't have a dominate offensive line or continue to have a TERRIBLE pass rush in 2019, sign me up.
NeonDeion liked a post in a topic by HouseofEuphoria in Breaking down the Falcons’ class, including why they traded up for D-II prospect - other draft notes
Come on, man.
Don't be a hater. Go check stats before you bang Kroy from behind.
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by NeonDeion in Breaking down the Falcons’ class, including why they traded up for D-II prospect - other draft notes
Lol. Didn’t show you much for a 5th round pick?
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Tim Mazetti in Lindstrom and McGary at Senior Bowl
Run blocking push, he will drive you back to the second level and push you out of the play because **** you that's why Confident he will out muscle any rusher you put in front of him Will ride speed rushers off the screen completely behind his QB If a defender runs right at him they are not going anywhere Super aggressive, will not wait for you. He is coming for you
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by vel in Lindstrom and McGary at Senior Bowl
My guy Voch Lombardi, one of the best YouTube film guys, (Counter part to our friend @Unintentional Grounding) made a film of the OL vs DL drills at the Senior Bowl. Fortunately enough, we got to see a number of reps by Lindstrom and McGary. Take a look (Reminder: 1v1 OL vs DL drills give the advantage to the DL, given there is no threat of the run and the "QB" is already at a defined drop point. Keep that in mind.) I timestamped both guys reps for quick reference.
4:30 - Chris Lindstrom vs Renell Wren (6'5 318lb)
6:15 - Chris Lindstrom vs Khalen Saunders (6'0 324lb)
12:30 - Kaleb McGary vs John Cominsky (Falcon on Falcon violence)
12:50 - Kaleb McGary vs LJ Collier (6'4 275lb)
18:00 - Chris Lindstrom vs Greg Gaines (6'1 312lb)
19:15 - Kaleb McGary vs Zach Allen (6'4 281lb)
19:38 - Chris Lindstrom vs LJ Collier
22:35 - Kaleb McGary vs Sutton Smith (6'0 233lb)
When you watch Lindstrom vs the other guards, I see exactly why they liked him and why he was more heralded than the others. He was much cleaner in these drills than the other guys. He was just good. Repeatedly. Yea, Gaines beat him, but it took pulling his head to get that win. Don't know how much I give that to Gaines beating Lindstrom more than just a cheap tactic in a drill. Other than that, he stoned everybody else by the time the ball would have been thrown. And his anchor! Boy!
I'd say McGary and Scharping were the best OTs in these drills. You could clearly see McGary's "Mudd teachings" in play on each rep. He was getting the jump on guys and either pancaking them or riding them around the arc. But you could also see the nuance in his sets. He knew who he was up against and adjusted accordingly, which is impressive. Versus Zach Allen, he was prepared for the physical fight and hunkered down. Versus Collier, he knew he was gonna go for the edge and rode him around the arc fairly cleanly. Cominsky got a decent rush on him, but it was 3 seconds before Cominsky even attempted to spin back inside. Ball is gone. Vs Sutton Smith, you see him feint a jab to get Smith to commit then he just pummels him. It's quite impressive honestly.
Also wanted to add this here, from Field Level Media
Overall, I think this is a good video to watch and assess our new Falcons. It was also fun to see them next to each other in the drill and for Voch to call Cominsky small compared to McGary. That shows you just how big that man is when a 6'5 286lb DE looks small.
HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by Ovie_Lover in My thoughts on our draft class
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What I Like
Quick, I mean this man moves. You want a pulling guard? This is your man. Picks up stunts like he knows when they are coming Pass blocking is nooiicee, Matt will finally have a pocket to step into. Nasty player, he always is trying to hit someone even if he does not have to. Will do anything to pick up his block, I've seen him jump and stretch out just to get the tiniest push on someone to slow them down instead of letting them run by Gets to linebackers fast, will block them before the RB is even at the line of scrimmage What I Do Not Like
Will not move anyone back in the run game. This is not to say he is bad at run blocking, just that he will not be a mauler or be pushing anyone back Needs to work on his balance some more Can get pushed back by more powerful guys Why He Will Succeed
We are a passing team and he excels at pass blocking, the offense will allow him to play to his strength and his run blocking will be good but not great.
Why He Will Fail
He will get abused by strong powerful rushes who knock him off balance and either push him to the side or push him straight to the ground.
What I Like
His run blocking, when the team is running it is like this dude levels up, he can be blocking one man and then someone tries to run by and he will jump like a grasshopper and stonewall the second man Run blocking push, he will drive you back to the second level and push you out of the play because **** you that's why Confident he will out muscle any rusher you put in front of him Will ride speed rushers off the screen completely behind his QB If a defender runs right at him they are not going anywhere Super aggressive, will not wait for you. He is coming for you. What I Do Not Like
Can struggle with guys who are quicker and swat his arms away so they can jump/run around him Not the best blocker in space, again quick guys can get around him His aggressiveness will lead to him jumping offsides at times That is really my only worry is quicker guys getting around him whether it be a run or pass
Why He Will Succeed
He is going to punch his opponents in the mouth and out muscle the man in front of him.
Why He Will Fail
He will struggle against the speed rushers of the NFL and be unable to get his hands on them consistently enough to block them.
Against those speed rushers I suggest at times we use a RB/TE to chip them and help out McGary
If he's on the team when Vacarro hit Ryan I would bet he gets ejected that game for retaliation.
What I Like
Sure tackling Sticky man coverage Elite Speed Anticipates throws very quickly (when he's watching the ball) Active hands when he is thrown at Seems to get his head around when thrown at but could still use some work Violent hands when tackling (think Jalen Collins forcing fumbles in the playoffs) Not easy to block Can lay the boom given the chance Tracks the ball well What I Do Not Like
Can get caught with his pants down if he has his back to the QB I fear he has gotten by in life on sheer speed and talent and may not feel the need to work on his craft Why He Will Succeed
We move him to FS and let him roam, constantly watching the eyes of the QB and lurking. Or we get his technique down and he becomes a nice slot corner that allows Kazee to play FS.
Why He Will Fail
He does not improve on his technique and he never learns to find the ball after his back is turned
I really think we move him to FS and he takes over for Rico next year.
What I Like
He fast When he does get low he seems untouchable for guards Stout in the run game, stands guys up and does not get pushed back When lined up at DT he pushes the guard back collapsing the pocket Nice swim move when he actually uses it Once he moved inside during the senior bowl they started to double team him Bats balls down at the LOS What I Do Not Like
Needs to make sure he gets his pad level down (I do not wanna see your shoulders get pushed behind your butt John) Needs to be more violent with his hands, slap the **** outta some dudes my guy Not an edge pass rusher but that is ok, he did not get pushed back but instead drove guys back which would be awesome for a base DE who slides inside Needs better balance, got thrown off his feet a couple times Why He Will Succeed
We will use him as a base DE on run downs and then slide him in at DT in passing situations. He will learn to be more violent with his hands and correct his pad level/balance. He will also actually use the spin move more regularly.
Why He Will Fail
He will never get his pad level down and will continue to be knocked off balance. We will utilized him poorly and try to make him an edge rusher.
Qadree mutha ****in Ollison
What I Like
He's a freight train Falls forward cause those are his yards Has cut ability because Does not dance around. See hole, hit hole What I Do Not Like
That he was not a Falcon sooner Needs to get lower at times, can be a little upright Could use just a little more patience Why He Will Succeed
We run more power plays and let him do his thing. Wears down teams and allows Free/Green/Ito to tear it up even more
Why He Will Fail
We make him run outside, he can do this but it is not his strong suit.
What I Like
Dem Hands Swagger, you can tell when buddy is feeling himself. He has an attitude. Tracks the ball better than some WR's he covers Can lay a hit Gets his head around (take notes Alford, dusty ***) Reads runs well and attacks His man coverage is sticky What I Did Not Like
Looked a wee little grabby His drop back technique makes me feel like he is vulnerable to curl routes, but that could just be the coverage Wash ran Going for the big hit at times can lead him to getting pushed to the side and allow the WR to get YAC Why He Will Succeed
He has experience in the cover 3 and cover 1. He already has nice coverage and nice hands
Why He Will Not Succeed
I find it hard to believe he will fail. I think barring an injury or radical change in play he will be awesome.
Has the making to be my favorite pick
Marcus "all i see is" Green
What I Like
FAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTT Shifty, doesn't care about ya ankles Lowers the shoulder, yeah you read that right. He does not care about your well being Vision, I wear glasses and I bet he still sees the field better than I could. Not afraid to go over the middle What I Do Not Like
Body catcher, attack the ball young man Could use work on his route running Always tries to get the edge, sometimes you gotta cut up and go Why He Will Succeed
He will be our punt returner/kick returner and we will utilize him on screens, tosses, and as a change of pace to Olli and Free. Also will be excellent in the slot and help stretch the defense.
Like @MSalmon said we could probably manufacture about 5 or so touches a game to let him bust one.
Why He Will Fail
We will only use him as a RB and not utilize him at WR. May not fail but will not reach full potential.
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HouseofEuphoria liked a post in a topic by octoslash in I see absolutely no reason to dislike the Lindstrom pick
I get the point but it implies that Ryan makes excuses, which he has never done in 10 plus years as a falcon.