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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to kiwifalcon in Coaching changes   
    I’ll take Rico limitations be ****ed over guys with more talent just for the pure fact I know what I’m getting for 60 minutes.
    Biggest thing for me is he cares he’s engaged win or lose when he says football is all he’s got outside his family I believe him.
     I only see 2 personalities like that on the defense Jarrett & Rico. I’m keeping Rico.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from 4dabirds in Coaching changes   
    Rico's the smartest guy on our defense. And i aint seen him give up yet.
    Debo, on the other hand, looks like he gave up during pre-season. Him, Campbell, and 90% of the rest of the D looks like trash.
    In fact, Rico is the only guy in our secondary playing up to par. 
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from Jesus in By not firing Quinn Blank has told all the fans off till next year   
    Pretty much.
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from kiwifalcon in Coaching changes   
    Rico's the smartest guy on our defense. And i aint seen him give up yet.
    Debo, on the other hand, looks like he gave up during pre-season. Him, Campbell, and 90% of the rest of the D looks like trash.
    In fact, Rico is the only guy in our secondary playing up to par. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to PriMeTiiMe in 1-2 Win teams and who they play the rest of the season (pick scenarios)   
    1-15, #1 Pick. Chase Young welcome to Atlanta.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Jesus in 1-2 Win teams and who they play the rest of the season (pick scenarios)   
    It would be hilarious if the Falcons swept the NFC South.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Wolfensheim in 1-2 Win teams and who they play the rest of the season (pick scenarios)   
    I'm no tanker, but at this point, I do expect a top 3 pick. I just don't see how you could sit through these first 8 games and expect the Falcons to win any more than 1 or 2 more games. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Sun Tzu 7 in 1-2 Win teams and who they play the rest of the season (pick scenarios)   
    3 wins 6 wins doesn’t matter.  Results will be the same.
    People fired.  Jobs lost.  
    You’re right.  The team isn’t tanking.  Never argued that.
    They’ve been really trying.  They’re just terrible.
    I cringe when I think of what the Saints are going to do to them.  Quinn will have them replicate the Hopkins defense where they pay so much attention to Thomas and/or Kamara the 2nd and 3rd option for Brees will be wide open again and again.
    No tanking.  Just good old fashioned honest losing.  Unfortunately this team is really good at that.
     
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Atl Falcon in 1-2 Win teams and who they play the rest of the season (pick scenarios)   
    No way we sweep the Bucs
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to BroadwayBlueBleeder in By not firing Quinn Blank has told all the fans off till next year   
    Because im curious, believe it or not there have only been 10 teams that have finished with a record of 1-15 in NFL history. I think its more likely we finish 2-14 or 3-13. A team is pretty much guaranteed to walk into 1-2 wins.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Mescalito in By not firing Quinn Blank has told all the fans off till next year   
    Where the **** are you getting all of this from?  haha
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Boise Falcon Fan in By not firing Quinn Blank has told all the fans off till next year   
    The best part about our losing season is the wild narratives that are continuously posted. Seems like posters are just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.  Then they can say, "I told you X was going to happen!" 
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    HouseofEuphoria got a reaction from PokerSteve in Coaching changes   
    Rico's the smartest guy on our defense. And i aint seen him give up yet.
    Debo, on the other hand, looks like he gave up during pre-season. Him, Campbell, and 90% of the rest of the D looks like trash.
    In fact, Rico is the only guy in our secondary playing up to par. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Xfactor in Coaching changes   
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to blkbigdog35 in Coaching changes   
    Wow bruh now they want to consider changes after 8 games in?? That’s why I have been saying that this team has no identity because DQ and his staff have no clue how to effectively coach this team.  I think the only change that is going to matter is DQ kicking rocks!!!
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Dr Long Shot in Coaching changes   
    It didn't take me one year old over two months to figure out the round block doesn't fit into the rectangle-shaped hole. 
     
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to pa_falcon_fan in Coaching changes   
    Imagine that.. moving the former RB to RB coach.. the long time defensive back and defensive coordinator over to coach the secondary... and putting the guy who coached receivers for most of 20 years in position to coach the WRs.   
    What in the world took so long to recognize these things as a problem??  Coaches don't need to be "cross trained" like players at multiple positions... put them where their expertise can be put to use instead of them trying to learn to (or brush up on) coaching something they have very little experience with.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to PeytonMannings Forehead in Coaching changes   
    I thought it was an odd move to make him the WR coach in the first place — even though the move is not without precedent — but I didn’t have a huge issue with our receivers seeing as how it was such a veteran group. Still, though, Morris made his rep around the league as a DB coach. Seems like a waste to not have had him on the defensive side of the ball all this time.
    Just another in a long list of head scratchers to add to DQ’s epilogue.
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to Sun Tzu 7 in Coaching changes   
    Like throwing deck chairs off the Titanic...
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Ed “F******” Dodds - Falcons GM in 2020   
    Continued...
    “Dodds has done this for a decade and a half, so he knows. He cut his teeth in Oakland, learning from Al Davis that B.S. won’t get you far in this league.
    “With Mr. Davis, you learned quickly,” Dodds explains, “that if you don’t know the answer to a question, just say you don’t know and take your ***-beating right there. Don’t guess.”
    His next stop was Seattle, where he climbed from low-level scout to front-office Swiss Army knife, helping build a monster that came a yard short of two straight Vince Lombardi Trophies.
    Then, in the winter of 2017, the call came, the call he knew was coming. His friend of 25 years, Chris Ballard, needed help reviving the Colts.
    Twenty-seven months in and Dodds’ fingerprints are all over Indy’s staggering turnaround, from the late-night claim of undrafted corner Kenny Moore to the free-agent push of line-wrecker Denico Autry.
    He’s become known as one of the sharpest talent evaluators in football.
    “A scout at heart,” more than one league source calls him.
    Most figure he’ll end up a GM, and soon. Dodds, just 39, doesn’t blink when you ask about the next step – the biggest step. He knows it’s coming. He’s also not in a big hurry.
    “You’re gonna get one chance to do it,” he said. “And I don’t wanna do it until I’m overprepared.”
    But that decision will have to wait. The Colts aren’t there yet. All they’ve done is win a f***ing wild-card game.
    “We’re not gonna just walk in and think we’re done,” Dodds said. “I’ve seen too many teams and places, like, you sense it, ‘OK, we’ve arrived, we had a good year.’ They just kind of sit on their laurels. Like, no, you gotta keep going. We’re gonna keep going.”
    He grew up around the game, tagging along with his dad to practices at Texas A&M-Kingsville, which was just down the road. As a teenage intern in Oakland, he made coffee and fetched copies and tried to stay out of Al Davis’ doghouse. By the end of his four-year run with the Raiders, he was one of the few staffers Davis let in the weight room with him. They’d talk every day. Dodds watched and listened and mostly kept his mouth shut.
    As a grunt on the coaching staff in Kingsville, he spent game days in plywood press boxes, trying to calm down the fiery defensive coordinator. Ballard rarely listened.
    One memory: Tight game, fourth quarter, and they need a stop to seal the win. They don’t get it. While the opponent’s video crew is cheering wildly a few feet away, Ballard is fuming.
    “He throws a chair against a wall,” Dodds remembers, chuckling at the memory, “and tells them not to cheer or clap anymore, otherwise he was gonna make them stop. Then he sat down next to me and said, ‘Well, I’ll probably hear from the NCAA on that one.’
    “And he tells me I’m too emotional sometimes.”
    As an area scout scouring south Texas for talent, he learned to be blunt with prospects – “if I don’t like a guy, I tell him why,” Dodds vows – and in Seattle he watched John Schneider build and Pete Carroll lead. Dodds found a home, climbing to the role of senior personnel executive by the time the Seahawks were making two straight Super Bowls. Teams would call, begging to interview Dodds, and Schneider would turn them down.
    But when Ballard did, Schneider knew he couldn’t. These two, they went back two decades, back to plywood press boxes in Kingsville. Ballard had told Dodds for years that if he ever got the chance to run a team, he wanted him there with him. Here it was.
    “You have to at least give me an opportunity to counter,” Schneider told him. Dodds nodded.
    He flew to Indianapolis, he interviewed, then he told his friend to wait. Dodds mulled his options on the flight back to Seattle. The building’s not very impressive, he thought. The roster needs a lot of work. That place has a ways to go.
    He’s right – it did. The defense was old, the QB hurt, the depth thin. The Colts were a mess. Dodds wrestled with the decision for over a week: Leave a good thing in Seattle, working for a boss he loved and a coach he admired, and move to Indianapolis, where a fresh start and mammoth challenge awaited? When he returned to Seattle, he told Schneider he was torn.
    Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds in the team’s war room during the 2019 NFL Draft. (Courtesy of Indianapolis Colts) “Let’s go have a beer,” Schneider told him.
    The more they talked, the more Dodds couldn’t shake these two words from his mind. It’s what Carroll told his players every day:
    Always compete. Always compete. Always compete.
    Later that night, Dodds’ then-fiancée and now-wife put it this way: “You’re gonna be pissed off every day if you don’t do it.”
    He called Schneider and Carroll a few days later.
    “If I don’t go, I’m not competing,” he told them. “I’m taking the easy way out.”
    They got it. They hated it, but they got it.
    Dodds wanted the hard way, wanted to compete, even if it meant a roster teardown, uncertainty over Andrew Luck’s shoulder and a build that would need years. He moved across the country, reunited with his old friend from Kingsville and dug in.
    “How do you get up and look at yourself in the mirror, just making the comfortable choice?” Dodds says now. “You just bet on yourself, and the way you work. Even if they fired us all two years in, the experience of having to build from the ground up, installing the system, getting people to buy in, all of that, and then learning how to do it in less than ideal conditions. …”
    The challenge of it all, he’s saying, has made him better.
    Hired as one of two vice presidents of player personnel after Ballard’s first draft in 2017, Dodds was promoted a year later to assistant GM. (The other VP of player personnel, Rex Hogan, left the Colts to become the Jets’ assistant GM earlier this summer.)
    Dodds isn’t a household name, and isn’t a former player – two factors that could hurt his GM candidacy – but he’s known around the league as a no-frills exec with a shrewd eye for talent who’s direct with players. And he knows what the backend is supposed to look like: He helped build a championship team in Seattle, and he might be doing the same thing in Indianapolis.
    If the Colts keep winning, Dodds won’t have to wait long.
    “He’s unbelievable when it comes to communicating with coaches and seeing the fit of the player,” Ballard said. “Being able to watch the tape and know, ‘that guy is gonna fit.’ Ed’s a huge asset to us. He’s pretty good at his job.”
    Asked if it’ll be hard to keep him, Ballard grins.
    “We’ll see.”
    It’s the third day of training camp and Dodds is lugging around a bulky knee brace on the sideline like he’s a fifth-string safety coming off an ACL tear. Old football injury? Nah. Dodds didn’t play a down of college ball, something he regrets to this day.
    “Pickup basketball game back in Kingsville,” he said, shaking his head. “Hurts if I stand on it too long.”
    He’s got a cushy office at the Colts’ West 56th St. facility he never uses; he prefers grinding out most of the season on the road, seeing prospects in person, chatting with coaches face-to-face – a scout at heart, remember. As soon as the season ends, the entire staff shifts into draft mode, huddling at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, then the combine in Indy, then breaking off to hit pro days across the country.
    In the four months leading up to the draft, Dodds lives in the film room. His staff rips off 17 straight 12-hour workdays in February, poring through thousands of hours of tape, whittling each position down from hundreds to dozens. They do 15 straight more in April as the draft inches closer. It’s demanding, it’s exhaustive, it’s necessary. Dodds loves it. It’s his favorite part of the job.
    “You always talk about how players miss the locker room?” he said. “Well, that’s our locker room. We get pissed off with one another. We laugh and joke with one another. We bond in there.”
    That’s one thing Dodds loves about Indy: the staff Ballard has put together. Get him going, and he’ll rave about everyone who shuffles into that draft room, from the area scouts (“those guys kick-***”) to head coach Frank Reich (“he’s phenomenal”) to the Colts’ analytics experts, John Park and George Li.
    “John will make you feel stupid,” Dodds said, “and George has forgotten more about football than I’ll ever know.”
    The risk Dodds took two years ago? It worked. Competing worked. The Colts are coming, coming soon, and he’s one of the biggest reasons why. You won’t see him behind the microphone, you won’t read his name in the headlines, but in two years on the job, Ballard’s No. 2 has quietly and effectively helped construct one of the best young rosters in the NFL.
    Next up: Win more than a f***ing wild-card game.
    A week after the divisional playoff loss in Kansas City, this is what Dodds told his scouts before his candid closing words: “We’re all tired. We’ve all been out a bunch. We all got **** going on, but lemme tell you: it’s gonna be worth it.”
    He’s lived it. He knows. The way Ed Dodds sees it, there’s only one barometer in this league.
    If you don’t go to a Super Bowl, so what?
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Y'all wanna see some Falcon porn?   
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to ChickenBiscuit in Y'all wanna see some Falcon porn?   
    If we have 3rd, then we need to sell a kings ransom for whoever wants Justin Herbert.
    It's not doom and gloom if we don't get young, it would be a huge disappointment but there are some other guys in the first round that could help us out a lot. 
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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to ya_boi_j in Y'all wanna see some Falcon porn?   
    This is me right now

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    HouseofEuphoria reacted to athell in Y'all wanna see some Falcon porn?   
    They gonna go on a 3 game winning streak at the end of the season man, I feel it.
    Sucks too because Miami plays the Jets twice, Cinci and Miami play once...
    I do think Miami goes QB like Arizona did last year...I'm more worried about Washington.  Washington does play the Jets and the Giants...
    /fingers crossed
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