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  1. From another thread. It does seem to imply that the Falcons have already found a new HC and that the coach search is just window dressing. The constultants have been working on this for several weeks. Hmmmm.... So that would imply it's somebody that has been available before today (either not an NFL head coach or who everyone knew was losing their NFL head coaching gig). Ryan and Harbaugh would fit that description of losing their gig. I'm not sure an NFL assitant would, because this conversation implies the Falcons have talked to them, but you have to get permission to talke to a NFL assitan
  2. Hmmmm.... So that would imply it's somebody that has been available before today (either not an NFL head coach or who everyone knew was losing their NFL head coaching gig). Ryan and Harbaugh would fit that description of losing their gig. I'm not sure an NFL assitant would, because this conversation implies the Falcons have talked to them, but you have to get permission to talke to a NFL assitant. A college coach would fit; bringing Mora back? An unemployed coach. Gruden anyone? If they've already picked a coach and talked to him, that narrows down the list big time.
  3. Exactly. TD wiffed on: 1) letting Abraham go 2) Signing Allen 3) Signing Osi The three big moves TD made on DE were busts.
  4. A number of people (including myself) are upset that TD didn't get the ax. After all, he was the one making the personnel decisions. I noticed though, that AB was somewhat non-commital towards TD at the press conference. Why? My guess is Korn-Ferry was brought in to not only evaluate head coaches, but to also evaluate GMs. More specificly, to evaluate TD vs Pioli as a GM. AB is enamoured with the Patriots, because of their consistency. Year in and year out they win; their staff and front office is stable (although not without some turnover). TD came out of the Patriot's system, which is why AB
  5. Korn-Ferry was probably asked to compare TD & Scott Pioli (who is the Falcon's current asst GM) and make a recommendation between them.
  6. With Scott Pioli waiting in the wings as asst. GM, there's no reason why TD can't be released. Blank managed to fire McKay and keep him at the same time, so it's possible AB will do some "creative organization shuffling." Keeping TD and making Pioli in charge of personnel decisions.
  7. Exactly, if I went on Twitter and said the Falcons were interested in Mark Richt, they'd be repeating it in the hour. In fact, let's do that. Let's see if we can get a rumor started that the Falcons are interested in Mark Richt for the head coaching job. Go to twitter or any other social media you have and post "Heard Falcons are interested in Mark Richt." Let's see how long it takes before it gets picked up by the press.
  8. Plus, desipte being an SOB, the players like him. He somehow manages to be a players coach and a hard coach that rides his players at the same time. A combo of Tom Coughlin and Jim Mora that somehow works.
  9. In the past I would have said AB would not have wanted anything to do with a clownish figure like Ryan (and he is a clown). But, AB has gone through 3 corporate mannered coaches (Mora, the POS, and Smith), and still no Superbowl ring. AB has a lot in common with Ted Turner back in his Braves days. He has tons of money, fame, and success, but he doesn't have a championship. And he wants one...bad. He might roll the dice with Ryan, IF he thinks Ryan can get the job done.
  10. When TD and Smith came on board, their first move was to sign a power running back: Michael Turner. Their goal was to develop a power-running, possession offense and a solid defense. The offensive scheme was desinged to help a young QB (by not putting the entire offense on the QB's shoulders) and help the defense by keeping their time on the field to a minimum. This was a good plan, and worked well the first few years. But, something happened in year 1. People started to say this: Matt Ryan is the next Peyton Manning. Apparently everyone in the Falcon's organization bought into that idea hook,
  11. I happened (and was accepted) in professional golf, which historically is much more conservative than the NFL. Yea, it will happen in the NFL. Does anyone remember a few years ago when one TV network experimented with digitally putting ads on the field during several college football games? We'll be seeing that in a few years also.
  12. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say Chick-fil-a stadium. They already sponsor half the events there anyway. Why not pay a little extra so they don't have to share the spotlight with anyone. The Chick-fil-a bowl at Chick-fil-a stadium vs The Chick-fil-a bowl at Coca-Cola stadium
  13. The person spreading this rumor is confused, because the Falcons trade was announced on TV before the Eifort pick was announced on TV. The moment the pick is in, every team knows who it is. That's why the clock starts on the next team, even though the pick hasn't been announced by the commish. The Falcons trade took place after the Rams were on the clock. Which means the the Falcons knew Eifert had been drafted by Cincy before they made the trade.
  14. The Falcons draft both Manti T'eo and the Honey Badger (you wanted bold).
  15. Is there a single defensive player we could get in the first round that would raise our defense into a top-10 defense? Is there a single defensive player we could get in the first round that would raise our defense into even a middle-of-the-road defense? The answer to both questions is no. Which is why the idea of the Falcons trading into the top 10 for a defensive player doesn't make sense.
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