Yeah but he signed a new deal that wasn’t revealed how the structure is. So if year one of his new deal is 12 mill. You would take 15-12 and it would create 3 mill in cap space added to the 7 mill we already have to create 10. Or if year one cap hit is 14, it would create 1 mill in cap space added to the 7 we already have making 8. In no one way do we have 23 mill, simple math genius. Have to wait how the new deal is structured to know how much cap we have
I believe the Falcons will get it done. Deal will be for more than everyone thinks is fair. It will probably look like an overpay today but probably will look decent as time moves on.
Just look at our D-Line - Grady is rather indispensable.
I lost the love of my life yesterday and I wanted you to know how much all your love and kindness meant to him and to me
I love you guys. I just wanted you to know - and I won't be on here for a while. My heart is gone.
I just was notified he has stepped down.
I know some love him, some hate him, some go back and forth, and etc. But fact is he lasted for a long time and always tried to make the best for the community here (even though some are always going to disagree).
I could never put up with the crying, hypocrites, two face, photo editing who try to get others banned, etc etc...... So my hat goes off to Monoxide for doing it, and doing it for such a long time.
@Monoxide thank you!.
no. I am reiterating that you and your ilk do not own others and cannot use the threat of coercive violence to control them due to the lies you tell to make it seem in their best interest.
evil exists. you should arm yourself and get training for when you encounter it and stop arguing against your own self-interests.
Wow, so you couldn't possibly have put this in your pre-existing thread, but had to make yet another thread for your response to everyone else's responses?
Label given to any person who craves attention to such an extent that they will do anything to receive it. The type of attention (negative or positive) does not matter.
You're such a GD attention whore!
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DOL is terrible and that's not really a secret, but this was a pretty crappy thing to write just after he got drafted.
Still, it's nice to see his teammates come to his defense.
You noticed the money being thrown around to FA DL??? We couldnt afford any of them because we had to address depth and several positions.
We did upgrade the DL. Davidson is a massive upgrade over journeyman McClain. Hageman brings rotational depth and he seems motivated to be more than just that. Odom another solid guy who has experience starting in NFL. DQ dedicating his time to being the DC is an upgrade over Manuel. Another massive one.
I think you will see Senat develop, Crawford was overused and will be more effective as nickel rusher in less snaps. Grady has shown he is still on an ascent. I think this team will look vastly different on defense.
Thanks to Blank...he is making Quinn do what he does best.
If I was a pro athlete, my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook would all be branding accounts only. Twitter is a cesspool of our worst tendencies and misplaced social justice, Instagram has largely become a collection of people being fake and promoting BS while Facebook has become a propaganda machine. Dre needs to just do his best and show us on the field.
I'll get these early UDFA reactions out of the way first, before we get into the 'meat' of the post:(Devon Johnson through Logan Scott were just now added at 4:19 AM on Monday)
- Devon Johnson OL Ferris State - Johnson is a mammoth at 6'7" 338 lbs. Unlike most UDFA, he actually got to display his skills at the combine. At the combine, he posted a 5.16 40, 27.7" vertical, 7'5" broad jump, 8.34 3-cone, 5.28 SS, and 26 reps on the bench. He was a first team All conference the last 3 years, the conferences OL of the year in 2018, and played in the D-II championship in 2018. Due to his size, and lack of movement, he is projected to only be able to play RT. He will be facing an uphill climb against McGary, Samrailo, and Gono.
- Tre Crawford UAB LB - Another out of this world athlete at LB. Crawford, standing 6'1" 228 lbs., rand the 40 in 4.61, posted a stunning 42" vertical, a 10'5" broad jump, a damaged to throw up 19 reps on the bench. Kyle Crabbs of DraftNetwork.com called Crawford a "stud" after that pro day performance. Crawford was a player I was interested prior to his pro day because he posted 12.0 TFL and 8.0 Sacks in 2018. He is a undersized pass rusher with a solid build for a situational pass rusher, and incredible burst and motor. He's simply relentless.
- Jayson Stanley WR Georgia - With only 4 rushes for 81 yards, and 3 catches for 32 yards in his career, you can guess why he's picked up. At the Georgia Pro Day, he posted a low 40 of 4.37, and did it at 6'2" 207 lbs. Even more surprising he got this opportunity after getting a DUI and possession of marijuana(both later dropped) at one point in his college career. He's described as a player the coaches love, because he comes to practice everyday, treats it like his job, and does his best to improve. He was also a member of the UGA track team.
- Shawn Bane Jr. WR Northwest Missouri State - Coming in at 5'11" 169 lbs., Bane Jr. had one of the most interesting statistical careers at NW Mizzou State. Its interesting because he peaked his stats in his freshamn year, then dropped every year after. In 2015 he posted 82 Rec, 1,207 yards, and 8 TD. In 2016 he had 31 Rec, 707 Yards, 10 TD. In 2017 he had 51 Rec, 675 yards, and 6 TD. He capped off his career in 2018 with 32 Rec, 589 Yards, and 5 TD. Bane Jr. is also a stellar return man, and posted a 4.38 40 yard dash. He's an electrifying player with the ball in his hands, and he has that 2nd level of speed that many players would kill for.
- Tony Brooks-James RB Oregon - Brooks-Jamea posted 1,863 yards in his career, 18 TD, on 283 carries, for a 6.6 Avg. He also has 40 Rec for 392 yards and 2 TD. He comes in at 5'9" 190 lbs. and ran a 4.45 40. He also posted a ridiculous SS(4.17) and 3-cone(7.2). Brooks-James also put up another impressive number in the broad jump, with a 10'7".
- Kahlil Lewis WR Cincinnati - Lewis has decent size at 6'0" 195 lbs. He had a solid career with 168 Rec, 2,116 Yards, and 21 TD. He has been consistent, but not stellar, as he has never hit 1,000 yards in a season, but hit atleast 600 his last 3 seasons.
- DaVondrick Lison DL Southern Arkansas - Similar to Shawn Bane Jr., Lison peaked statistically in his freshman season. In 2015, he tallied 17.5 TFL and 9.0 Sacks. 2016 was an inury plagued year, as he only posted 2.0 TFL and 2.0 Sacks in minimal games. He bounced back in 2017 though, to the tune of 16.5 TFL and 7.5 Sacks. In his final season, he was solid with 10.0 TFL and 3.5 Sacks. Lison is another undersized pass rusher to be an UDFA this year, as he is listed at 6'2" 235 lbs.
- Logan Scott TE UAB - Coming in at 6'5" 250 lbs, Scott may surpaide you by his numbers, as he finished his career with only 6 Rec, 70 yards, and 2 TD in his career. He had 51 career Rec yards and was named to the John Mackwy watch list prior to 2018(top TE in CFB). He was named to the watch list because he is a dominant run blocker, and was a huge factor in blocking for UAB's stellar rushing attack. Having a TE like this on the roster is key to any versatile ground game. If Stocker doesn't pan out, or gets injured, Scott could potentially be kept on the 53-man or practice squad as our long term option as a blocking TE.
- Olamide Zaccheaus Virginia WR/RB Virginia - Listed at 5'8" and 188 lbs., Zaccheaus had a pretty productive career at UVA. After a 2018 season that tallied up 1,058 yards and 9 TD, he finished his career with 2,753 yards and 22 TD in 4 productive years. He has some experience running the ball with a career accumulation of 551 yards and 2 TD on 7.0 YPC. I wonder if his size and experience at RB would allow him to move their during cam, but that's all speculation .
- Alec Heldreth DL Clarion - Heldreth has had one of the most unlikely trips to have a chance at an NFL roster spot. He started his career at Lake Erie College, and was only mildly productive. In his Freshman season(2014), he notched 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sacks. He made improvements in his Sophomore season(2015), and his production rose to 6.5 TFL and 6.0 sacks. He did not compete in 2016, and I'm trying to look more into finding the reason why. In 2017, he continued to chase his dream while attending Clarion University. In his first season at Clarion, Heldreth had 8.0 TFL and 4.0 sacks. 2018 was his best year to date, as many would imagine if he wanted any shot at a 53 man roster, and he took advantage of the opportunity with 12.0 TFL and 5.5 sacks. Heldreth cimes in at a listed 6'4" 270 lbs. He has a solid frame, and has the looks of a raw NFL lineman.
- Jaelin Robinson OL Troy - Robinson is a tlbug man at 6'3" 336 lbs. Shared RT duties in 2016, and his role expanded in 2017 as the team's designated 6th lineman. 2018 was his first opportunity to start, and he gained alot of experience alog the whole OL in 2018. He started out 2018 as the starting RT, moved to LT while preparing for week 3, and moved to RG after week 10. He started all 11 games in 2018, and has the look of a raw, powerful OG prospect.
- Rashard Causey CB UCF - Listed at 6'0" 195, Causey saw his first consistent PT in 2018. He did not record a INT in his career, but had 7 PBU, 4.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks in his career, all of which came in 2018.
- Trevon Sanders DT Troy - Listed at 6'2" 327 lbs., Sanders is much quicker and has a better burst than those numbers would suggest. He was at least a heavy contributor all 4 years at Troy, and became a full time starter about halfway through his sophomore year. In his 4 years, he totalled 108 tackles, 16.5 TFL, and 6 sacks. The only Pro Day related numbers I found was that he put up 22 reps on the bench.
- Durrant Miles DL Boise State - Miles has great size at 6'5" 261 lbs. He is also an underrated athlete. At Miles' Pro Day, he posted a 4.81 40, 4.30 SS, 7.14 3-Cone, 34" vertical, 9'5" broad jump, and out up 24 reps on the bench. If you take out his freshman season(pretty much didn't record anything other than 3 Tackles), he recorded 17.0 TFL, and 7.5 sacks in his final 3 seasons. Each season was a statistical improvement on the previous season.
- Parker Baldwin SS San Diego State - Baldwin was a steady contributor for SDSU, as he played in all 54 games of his collegiate career, becoming a starter early on in his sophomore season. He was the team leader on the field and in the locker room. Over his career, Baldwin accumulated 258 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 21 PD, 6 INT, 3 FF, and 2 FR. Listed at 6'1/2" 202 lbs, Baldwin was regularly used as an in-the-box SS. He posted a 4.56 40, 7.07 3-cone, 4.27 SS, 10'4" broad jump, 32" vertical, and 15 reos on the bench. Baldwin is my early favorite, even over Wilcox, to be the backup to Kanu Neal. He is a great athlete, and a former HS track star. His bread and butter is making big hits in run supports, and often lines up near the LOS. A year or two in an NFL weight training program, and he could be a very solid backup SS, with his athleticism separating him from other run stuffing SS's.
- Kyle Vasey LS Penn State - Listed at 6'2" 231 lbs., Vasey is a great LS from a powerhouse school. I'll be honest, its been near impossible to find anything of note on him, other than he is a great LS prospect, and even had a pre-draft visit with teams. That's quite uncommon for LS's.
- Del'Shawn Phillips LB Illinois - Phillips is a LB that fits the DQ mold. Listed at 6'2" 220 lbs., Phillips is that slightly undersized freak athlete at LB that Quinn loves. At his Pro Day, he posted a 40 of 4.59, vertical of 37", broad jump of 10'1", and 20 reps on the bench. Over his 2 years at Illinois, he racked up 180 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 4 INT(all in 2018), 5 PD, 1 FF, and 1 FR. Phillips flies around the field, and plays up to his timed speed.
- Preston Gordon DT Texas Tech - After playing his first 3 season at Rice, Gordon graduated and would use his final year of playing eligibility at Texas Tech, in hopes of getting more attention from the NFL. Gordon did not produce as well at Texas Tech as he had hoped. In 2018, he posted only 2.0 TFL and 0 sacks. In his 3 years at Rice, he must much more productive with 18.0 TFL and 7.5 sacks. Gordon is the stereotypical undersized, quick DT, and is listed at 6'1" 280 lbs.
- Willie Yarbary DT Wake Forest - Another potential 3-tech, as Yarbary is listed at 6'2" 285 lbs. Other than a 0.5 TFL his freshman year, all his production came over the past 3 years(most over last 2). In the last 3 years, Yarbary notched 21.0 TFL and 12.0 sacks. In 2018, he had career highs in both, with 11.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks. That's good production from a DT at a big school. He could be a sleeper in camp.
- Jackson Harris TE Georgia - Listed at 6'6" 250, Harris brings some much needed size to the TE room. He only has 8 career catches for 79 yards. He is an above average blocker though, and his frame and length offers potential as a pass catcher with a big catch radius.
Now, on to the main attraction:
R1:P14 - Chris Lindstrom RG Boston College - Like many, I was shocked when we saw Roger Goodell announce Lindstrom's name. In years 2008-2018, TD would have called the OG improvements good enough after FA. That's why we were surprised I think, because all we wanted was OL before FA. We were used to TD patching it up, and focusing on other positions com draft time. TD grew as a GM this year, because he didn't stop at FA for OL improvements. He now has a phenomenal RG prospect, and hungry veterans pushing him for a starting job in camp. That competitive environment is what grooms young prospects into successful veterans. Other than Nelson and Martin, Lindstrom's my highest rated OG prospect since Brandon Scherff. He's got that rare combination of top level power, athleticism, and grit. He's the type of player that will probably end up being the highest rated rookie OL by PFF this year. I have no doubt in my kind that he will be a top 7-8 guard by the end of year 3, and possibly sooner. Lindstrom has the skillset and tools you look for in an elite OG in today's NFL. Having Mack next to him will also benefit his play, and learning curve. He is a great pass blocker, and an elite run blocker. I think you could qualify him as an elite pass blocker, had he been in a more pro-style offense. Heck, I think he would've been drafted before 14 had he been in a more balanced offense. If the offense is clicking early in his career, expect at Pro Bowl nod before year 4.
R1:P31 Kaleb McGary OT Washington - When I saw we traded up, I was sure it was for Cody Ford or Greedy Williams. After I let it sink in, this pick made too much sense. I think we wanted Tytus Howard, but McGary was a close 2nd. I think McGary is about 1-2" of additional arm length from being a top 20 pick, and an elite RT prospect. The fact that he will be playing right next to Lindstrom, will be even better because they are both 2 of the grittiest OL in this draft. Like Lindstrom, McGary also excells in north run blocking, and pass blocking. While I think he will win the starting job by week 1, I think the coaching staff wants him to truly take it from current RT Ty Sambrailo. He's not going to ascend to elite level as quick as Lindstrom probably will, but I think he will be a top 6-8 RT by the end of his 4th year. With a line of McGary - Lindstrom - Mack - Carpenter/Brown - Matthews, we will have one of the best OL in the NFL for 2019.
R4:P9 Kendall Sheffield CB Ohio State - Sheffield is arguably the most athletic CB in this entire draft class. I think he has the versatility and athleticism to play either outside CB, NB, or FS. He is going to excel in press man coverage at CB, and his speed is going to be a real weapon on this defense. We can match him up against the Brandon Ccooks and Tyreek Hill's(if he's playing) of the world. He has the potential to be what we always wanted Robert Alford to be. He usually sticks with his matchup like glue. We now have Sheffield to potentially matchup with the opposing teams fastest WR, Oliver to matchup with the opposing teams longest/tallest CB, and Trufant to match up with the opposing teams best overall WR. Opposing offenses are going to have trouble finding matchups to exploit.
R4:P33 - Cominsky has been someone who I think I've had in all my mocks since the Senior Bowl. Other than Lindstrom, Cominsky is my favorite pick in this draft class. He is an upper echelon athlete at 286 lbs. He has the versatility that Quinn lives, as he can line up at any position on the DL. I want this to be clear, I'm NOT making an overall comparison to JJ Watt, but the blend of size and athleticism has reminded me of JJ Watt when he was coming out since I saw him at the Senior Bowl. He's nowhere near as polished as JJ when he was coming out, but he physically and athletically reminds me of JJ as a prospect. He is already a stellar run defender from the inside or outaide. He has showed plenty of flashes for me to believe he could become a solid pass rusher down the line. I simply love this pick, and have been wanting him under the tutelage of DQ for months. NFL strength programs will take his already great strength to a whole new level. When he matches his production with his potential, he will be dominant at times. When you hear him talk, you can sense he us someone who will steadily improve due to high character, work ethic, and toughness.
R5:P14 - Qadree Ollison RB Pittsburgh - Along with Cominsky, Ollison has been my RB of choice for this team since January. He is NOT JUST a power back. He has great vision, and enough breakaway speed to make defenses hurt. He rarely goes down on first contact, and will be the PERFECT compliment to Ito and Free. It's his vision and deceptive speed that has sold me on him from the get go. Not comparing his build to Turner, but his combination of power, vision, and deceptive speed is what reminds me of Michael Turner. Ollison may even take Ito's spt as the #2 RB on run plays, or the success of him and Ito could make Freeman expendable if he does not stay healthy/return to form in 2019.
R5:P34 - Jordan Miller CB Washington - I had him on a long wish list of players I wanted in rounds 4-7. While I think Sheffield may bring more to the defense as a whole because of his speed and versatility, I think Miller has the higher potential as as an outside CB. The selection of Miller makes me believe that Sheffield will be competing for either NB or FS snaps, along with outside CB. I think Miller will solely be an outside CB though. Miller is an incredible athlete and has ridiculous length. He will give us a nice #3 option for the outside, behind Trufant and Oliver.
R6:P31 - Marcus Green KR/PR/WR - One of the best EARLY competitions in camp will be the veteran-rookie battle at KR/PR between Kenjon Barner and Marcus Green. I emphasized early because I think Green will win it, while also adding some deep speed at the WR position. Green is an ELECTRIC return man, and that's something we have been lacking since Allen Rossum's prime/a few games of Devin Hester. A dynamic Returner is something that can add a couple wins to a teams season record. He's going to out us in better field position regardless, but will also be a threat to out 6 points on the board with every return he takes. I am really excited about this addition.
All in all, I think this is one of those drafts that will confuse the casual fan, but people who regularly scout as a passion will already acknowledge that this was a phenomenal draft FOR THIS TEAM. Thus may have been a horrible draft for 20-30 other teams. That's what makes our draft since DQ got here so successful. He has a clear vision for each player and if you are familiar with the prospects, you should be able to see that vision as well. I see it. It may not be a star studded draft, but we got a ton of 'role players' that all championship teams need, and the ones that bring REAL depth and contributions to a team. Role players are starters as well, and the backbone of a team. A role player brings a new specific dynamic to a team. Thus draft, we added:
- stud at OG, which Matt Ryan is at his best with a solid interior.
- a gritty RT, that will now give us bookend blockers to throw out against even the best pass rushing teams(will take experience to improve of course).
- a versatile DB that has all the speed in the world, and may be the fastest player on the team now. We can now matchup better with the smaller WR's that burn most corners.
- a DL that can play all along the DL, and stuff the run from day 1. He can give us an extra pass rusher in nickel situations from the inside of the DL.
- a RB that has the power to wear down opposing teams. When they are tired from tackling him, we hit them with the speed of Freeman and ito.
- a long, tall CB that can add depth to our CB group, and give us more favorable matchups when going against teams with multiple big WR's.
- a dynamic return specialist, who will give us better field position, thus allowing things to be easier on the offense.
This draft was like hitting a home run in an empty ball park. You may not hear the cheers from the fans, but it sure does add points on the board and help a team succeed for the long haul.
When you are able to understand the method to the front offices moves all Offseason, you will understand this draft.
Getting our pick of the FA litter before the draft was genius. It also gives our rookies better competition to go up against every day, while also adding more talent to the squad.
One thing is for certain, the Brotherhood will breed a very strong competitive nature in 2019, and we are starting the competitiveness in-house. That's the best place to build a competitive foundation..... Another reason we will never be a team to 'tank' under DQ. He can't get enough competition lol. I love it. This team is going to be special!
Our offense in 2016 was the 7th best in the entire history of the NFL. Its very unrealistic to expect us to get back and/or maintain that level of production year to year, otherwise what we did that year wouldnt have been so special. I would recommend that we learn to appreciate it for what is was, which was a rare, all-time great year. We can and should be improved in 2019, we have all the tools to be dominant, but if we ever match that 2016 level again I will be very surprised.
The defense will benefit from an offense that can better control the ball. The defense will benefit from having two pro bowl caliber starters back at safety, the defensive line will benefit from Clayborn returning and Senat having a year under his belt. There is a lot of youth at corner but dang do we have some athletes at that spot, Foye, Devondre and Deion are now settled in as an LB unit.
And dont forget the biggest addition on defense, coach Q. He will be coaching his *** off next year trying to keep his job. This defense is in his hands, I trust he will get the most out of the guys on the roster and will be very aggressive as a playcaller.
Im looking forward to the upcoming season and what we can do