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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to atljbo in Dwight Freeney Interview - Comments on Super Bowl Loss to Pats   
    I don't get how y'all read this then say fire Quinn... Lol... Quinn will be gone after this season but this is is 100% on shanny..... 
    You have to run the ball.... You have to.... 
     
    28-3 don't bother me seeing that but I will never get over that game.... If the game come on I can only see the first half
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Hard2BaBirdWachr in Dwight Freeney Interview - Comments on Super Bowl Loss to Pats   
    Shanahan loses his bag with his game plan inside before the SB...gets Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo the next season as his starting QB. Hmmm 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to schwarzenegger321 in Dwight Freeney Interview - Comments on Super Bowl Loss to Pats   
    BC, it's worse than that.  If all things were equal, and I realize that they wouldn't be, but if they were.  All we had to do was run the ball four more times the whole second half and the time it takes off the clock would have won the game.  Even if we didn't make a yard on any of those runs.  Now, NE would have played more up tempo if they were running out of time, but if any of those four runs lead to a first down and we had a new set of downs, we win easily.  If we ran say eight more times and got two first downs on any of those three and outs, we would have won by two scores.
    I lost all faith in DQ after that game.  I always new Shanahan was a great OC, but still thought he was an *******.  That game confirmed it.  I also lost a lot of respect for Ryan that game.  He should have been able to feel the shift in momentum and knows the game as well as anyone on the sideline.  Just call a running play.  He knew the playbook well enough to figure out a run that would have been effective.  Going into the fourth quarter, everyone knew that Shanahan was on a ego trip.  They weren't going to pull Ryan out of the game and even if they did, we would have had to run anyway.  Ryan should have manned up and called his game.  It's his team.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to BCEagleATLFalcon in Dwight Freeney Interview - Comments on Super Bowl Loss to Pats   
    He's writing exactly what we all have been saying on here for 2.5 years. Interesting, though not at all suprising, to hear that he was having those exact thoughts ("Run the ball, and it's over ... wait, what the **** are we doing?) IN the moment. 
    I'll never be able to truly wrap my head around that game. It doesn't hurt like it did right afterward anymore, but it will NEVER stop being absolutely bewildering to think about. We had it. WE HAD IT. Run on every single play after 28-3 to bleed the clock and you probably win it even if you do go 3 and out every time. Run on the 3 plays after Julio's miracle catch and you certainly win it. The '16 Bryant wasn't missing that thing.
    Shanahan got arrogant and cute, and Quinn should have overruled him and didn't. "Play aggressive, that's what got us here." Great. We did play aggressive. We had a 25 point lead over the freaking New England Patriots. You don't have to be aggressive after that. You have to be smart.
    Just mind-boggling.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Goober Pyle in Dwight Freeney Interview - Comments on Super Bowl Loss to Pats   
    I've just included the comments pertaining to the Super Bowl loss. Sorry to reopen old wounds, but it's eye opening coming from a player. 
     
    https://theathletic.com/1324549/2019/11/06/kravitz-18-holes-of-golf-and-18-random-topics-discussed-with-former-colts-great-dwight-freeney/
     
    After that decision was made, the Colts had to reach the Super Bowl, which they did. But Freeney was injured in the AFC Championship Game against the Jets and was deeply limited in the Super Bowl loss to the Saints …
    “You know how that happened?” Freeney said. “It was on a screen pass and I was trying to avoid the quarterback because if I’m remembering correctly, that was the year they put in all those rules on how not to hit a quarterback. So, I was trying to avoid him, so I jumped over him and somehow somebody hit him from the other side and he rolled on my ankle. And that was in the fourth quarter when we were up (13 points).
    “Dealing with that ankle was horrible. It was non-stop rehab. I’d wake up at 8 a.m., do beach stuff, chiropractic work, soft tissue, acupuncture, muscle activation, electrical stim, hyperbaric chamber. Every day we did that. …
    “When the Super Bowl started, I was good. But halftime destroyed me. Believe me, I did everything I could to keep on going, but when I got back out there, it was a flat tire. I had nothing. And they (the Saints) changed the game plan. It was all three-step throws, some five-step. Even if (Drew Brees) was holding onto the ball, I don’t know if I could have gotten there (to the quarterback). Now, it doesn’t trump what I experienced in Atlanta (when the Falcons blew a 28-3 Super Bowl lead to the Patriots). For that one, I still wake up in cold sweats.”
    Well, since you brought it up …
    “We forgot, from an offensive perspective, that we had the clock on our side,” Freeney said. “Those three-and-outs were killing our defense. We were out there for 90 plays, and they’d pass every play. That’s draining. The Patriots were taking out their starting receivers and putting in backups to run routes, then pulling them and putting the starters back in, so they’re fresh. Still, that whole game, I’m thinking, ‘We have this game. We have it. All we’ve got to do is run the ball and the game is over.’”
    Freeney takes a moment, collects his thoughts, stabs a chunk of stone crab.
    “And we don’t (run the ball). After Julio (Jones) made that catch, we had it at the (New England) 22-yard line, now, all we’ve got to do is run the ball and the game is over. And we decide to pass it. I couldn’t believe it. (After a Devonta Freeman run that lost 1 yard on first down), we take a freaking sack that pushes us out of field goal range. Then we pass again and we get a (holding penalty on Jake Matthews).
    “I couldn’t believe it. What were we doing? That’s the one Super Bowl that will haunt me forever, absolutely forever. Thank God I won one, right? After that game, it was hard for me to eat, drink. … I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was thinking, ‘Maybe if we win this Super Bowl, I’ll retire on top.’ Nope. It didn’t happen.
     

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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from Vandy in Sell Me On Chase Young   
    Gotta be Keapernick....
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from PokerSteve in What happened to the Falcons team that beat the Eagles in week 2 and looked really good?   
    We just signed our 5th punter of the season....8 games in. 
    That's just a drop in the bucket, i know.
    But our buckets' pretty full.
    If we had lost that Eagles game, not sure i would feel any different right now.
    What i see on Sunday is a team with not much heart or outstanding talent.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Yea...it's not great I'm not gonna lie.  Oliver looks lost.  Tru looks slipping.  Sheff looks like he may be something.  I refuse to believe Kazee just dropped off a cliff like he has, at least just yet, Neal can't stay off IR.  Rico is our stable guy...and he while good, is nothing close to elite.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Chase Young for sure. I'm all in, much earlier than usual. Don't mind drafting for need when the solution is so obvious.
    But our secondary is going to require some serious brain surgery type sh*z to fix for TD, DQ or whomever inherits this Titanic...
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Yeah, sorry I was talking the entire roster.  You have me defensively...it's no contest.  It's why I am so bullish on a Chase Young.  Bosa is wreaking havoc out there...we need game changers.
    Alf and Poole got bad raps here.  Alf for sure lost a step and wasn't great last year but Poole was always a good slot guy and was kind of a tone setter with his physicality.  I think that is missed for sure.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    I hope.  I just want a defense man.  Seeing San Fran dominant defensively and seeing all the options that opens up for their offense has me crazy jealous.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    I was mainly talking defense, but i agree with you on Poole.
    I noticed during the Debo highlight vid that the first guys to celebrate with him every play were Alford and Poole.
    I wonder if the team released his 'boys' and then gave him that contract like an apology. 
    Definitely miss Poole.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Matt, Julio, Ridley, Sanu, Hoop, Free, Mack, Jake, Lindstrom, Grady, Debo, Allen, Tru, etc...
    That's the thing, we have talent...maybe not so much as they do on the defensive side but our talent blows theirs away on the offensive side.  It's not like we have a roster that is in dire straights...there are some pieces there to work with, just need a good draft and free agency to round the roster out and coaches to pull it out of them.
    I thought losing Poole was going to hurt more than people were letting on...miss that guy.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Take away Neal, J.J. Wilcox, Poole and Alford....now what we got?
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to thanat0s in Three things that has a good chance of happening that I don't want to see   
    What other teams are doing only matters when our team is relevant. At the moment, my focus is on cleaning house at the Branch, and getting this team back on track. The other 31 teams can win 50 SBs for all I care. I just want one before I'm pushing daisies. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Ovie_Lover in Three things that has a good chance of happening that I don't want to see   
    The only one I dont wanna see is the Saints win.
    I'll root for the Pats and 9ers all season.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from athell in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    Just on paper the 49ers have a ton of talent. Especially on defense.
    Yeah, i thought they had a shot at their division at least. Playoffs yes. Not sure they had much SB hype.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to BCEagleATLFalcon in What happened to the Falcons team that beat the Eagles in week 2 and looked really good?   
    There was some rose-colored glasses syndrome going on with that game (and I absolutely include myself in that).
    Our defense looked great, yes, but the Eagles were down SEVERAL critical members of their offense.
    A late Julio touchdown saved an abysmal day from Matt.
    We still would have lost if Agholor caught an easy pass. 
    We still only won by a freaking centimeter.
    I WANTED to believe that really good things were in store from that game. But looking at it objectively, we really weren't all that good even in our one win ...
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to octoslash in What happened to the Falcons team that beat the Eagles in week 2 and looked really good?   
    The Eagles started off very slow and are now gelling and winning.
    The Falcons started off slow and are now just getting slower.   
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to PokerSteve in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    From where we're at you may get to see your first 4-year drought.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Boise Falcon Fan in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    I don't think so.  There are a lot of nice pieces, and I think it's great that we have 2 young OL. The DL is a complete mess.  The secondary is a complete mess. We need a LB or 2.  There is just a lot to fix in one offseason.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to BCEagleATLFalcon in Can the Falcons be legit super bowl contenders in 2020?   
    I'm gonna go with "Sure, why not?". After attending the 2016 season opener, I would have laughed at you on the way out if you'd told me we were going to the Super Bowl (heck, I would have done the same after the Kansas City pick-2 to start December). And yet, things came together for a run.
    I don't think the odds are GREAT. But get in some coaches who can actually utilize our talent and better cover our deficiencies, hit on some high draft picks, and it's not outside the realm of possibility. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to JD dirtybird21 in Sell Me On Chase Young   
    I want to win a SB in 2020...not in 2023. It'd be different if we had won a ring or two with Matty or even in my lifetime. But I want the ring now. And I feel we have a better shot at that with Ryan right now than we do in hitting reset on a QB. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Sell Me On Chase Young   
    My point is this: either our front office cannot draft worth a crap and wasted six 1st round picks and two 3rd’s in five years, or our coaches simply haven’t done enough with an otherwise talented roster. 
     
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Sell Me On Chase Young   
    As draft prospects they were a notch below.  I think Clowney might have been drafted ahead of Young (again, ignore what they have done as pro’s).  
     
    Few defensive prospects have ever had Clowney’s hype/clout heading into the draft.  Yet 5 years later one could say Donald, Mack, Ford, Mosley & Barr have all had better NFL careers.  On offense, Evans and Zach Martin have also been better than Clowney
    Dont fall in love with the flavor of the month.  There will be an abundance of talented players we can draft in a few months
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