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  1. I am so glad someone else noticed this. I feel like that started in the second half of last year and has lingered, what is going on?
  2. https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-360-embrace-suck-atlanta-171212772.html Awesome video showing the mental and physical training our boys did with the SEALs from APG.
  3. Thanks man, much appreciated!
  4. Link - http://profootballspot.com/2017-atlanta-falcons-aiming-moon/ In any organization, it’s critical for its success that everyone within it understands their individual role. Each person has to understand where they fit into the larger puzzle and what is expected of them. That same principal holds true, perhaps even more so, for the Atlanta Falcons. Retired Navy SEAL Ed Chambers of Acumen Performance Group (APG) was nice enough to share a unique story with me that explains what happens when an organization reaches its full potential and each member of the team believes in a singular goal. "John F. Kennedy was touring the space center and walking around doing a meet and greet of all the employees," Chambers explained. He asked a guy in coveralls what his job was at the space center. The man simply replied that he puts men on the moon. Kennedy would learn later at the end of the tour that the man in coveralls was simply the janitor." "That’s the Falcons organization right now," Chambers continued. Everybody's job in that building is to get the Falcons to the Super bowl, regardless of your role there. That message resonates throughout Flowery Branch (Falcons training facility). Everyone's role is to put men on the moon in that organization so to speak." This is the same Falcons organization that suffered a crushing 31-28 loss to the New England Patriots in last season’s Super Bowl. Most would say they are hung-over from the jaws of defeat. In truth, the Atlanta Falcons aren't looking back at last season, they are looking up and aiming for the moon. Acumen Performance Group recently returned from Flowery Branch where they trained the Falcons on further developing the standard they first set prior to last year’s successful season. APG is an elite group of retired Navy SEALs that help organizations reach their highest potential. Ed Chambers, Scott Brauer, Bill Hart, and Nick Hays of APG recently expressed their optimism about the Falcons and this upcoming season to me. "The Margin for error in the NFL is very thin," the APG team explained to me. This was a team picked to win just 5 games last year. They came out and dominated what was considered by most to be the best team in the league for 3 plus quarters. They demonstrated that they have that ability. That’s not failure. That’s something to hang your hat on." "Looking forward, they are a lot faster," they continued. They are a lot stronger and tougher. They are going to surprise a lot of people who are writing them off. Not only that, but it gives the Falcons a strategic advantage as well when people don't see them coming." This is a Falcons team that scored 540 points during the 2016 season, the seventh most points in NFL history. They added another 108 points in the playoffs. If the 2017 Falcons are indeed faster, stronger, and both mentally and physically tougher, the media that has constantly bashed the Falcons is in for a big surprise. Despite coming up just short in Super Bowl LI, the Falcons could be considered one of the winners of the NFL offseason. They are returning almost every starter on both sides of the ball and even upgraded at defensive tackle where they signed Pro Bowler Dontari Poe. In the NFL draft, the team added more speed and grit on defense with pass rusher Takkarist McKinley and linebacker Duke Riley. The biggest question the Falcons will have to answer is how they can get their new additions to buy into the brotherhood. Scott Brauer explained how the Falcons adapt to these types of changes. "Their ability to push each other and mentor each other has improved since last year." "It’s a focused effort to get to know each other. To learn the ins and outs of each other. What does this guy like, what motivates him? When they understand that about each other, the process of working together as a team speeds up." The Falcons not only have the unique type of mentorship that comes from the brotherhood, they also have a very deep, young, and talented roster. They have incredible depth throughout the roster. But they also have incredible depth in leadership. Anybody on that team can step up and lead. That comes from the proper mentorship that’s in place. Players such as LaRoy Reynolds, Adrian Clayborn, Taylor Gabriel and Ricardo Allen are outstanding leaders that nobody really talks about. Allen in particular has become a leader for all of the defensive backs. Late last season, he organized film study sessions to help improve communication on the field. "Ricardo Allen is so talented, Nick Hays explained to me. “Look at the confidence it takes to tackle in the open field like he does. He takes that same confidence when it comes to his mentorship. He identifies strengths of people and invests in them and gives them 100%. That’s what it takes to create that depth and leadership in a team, and that’s what the Falcons have this year." “Justin Hardy (Wide Receiver) is one of the toughest guys I've met,” Bill Hart told me. “He isn't afraid to go across the middle and make the toughest catches. The Falcons have the toughest receiving core in the league, hands down.” Anytime a former Navy SEAL tells you how tough someone is, you listen. Hardy is the number four receiver on the Falcons depth chart, but he certainly plays better than a typical fourth receiver. That shows just how deep and talented the 2017 Falcons are. At training camp, this Falcons team is simply having fun. The brotherhood is stronger than it has ever been. While the talking heads may have already decided what they believe will be the fate of the Falcons 2017 season, the team is ignoring all the chatter and is simply focused on getting 1% better every day. "They all belong to something bigger than themselves, Nick Hays told me. That’s what the brotherhood has done. That directly relates to our experiences in the SEAL teams. This team has owned the process from day one. It's amazing to watch.” The Falcons organization has a mission in 2017 that is bigger than any one player or even the team itself. That mission is to put men on the moon. After all, it used to be said that couldn't be done either. Thank you for reading, Josh Schultz (Snelling Something Good) Check out iron sharpening iron in this awesome video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi8-R-5Qz4c To learn more about Acumen Performance Group, visit their website https://www.apg.team/about
  5. Embrace the suck is in reference to the Navy SEAL group they worked with last off season. That is one of the motto's they use to describe the daily grind and improving each day.
  6. Hey guys, I am flying down to Atlanta in October for the game against Buffalo October 1st. I have been watching some tickets, but wanted to first see if any season ticket holders on here are interested in selling for that game. Looking for anywhere on the lower level at the new stadium. Thanks!
  7. Julio is my favorite so thats the easy choice. Second choice would be Vic Beasley, he is so much fun to watch and I want to know the story behind him picking Goldbergs song to play after each sack two seasons ago
  8. I tried to reference some other sites and draft magazines where they had him going, guess his stock has moved up quite a bit lately. Larry Ogunjobi would be another option at DT in the 4/5 round range.
  9. 1 (31st Overall) – Takkarist McKinley DE/OLB UCLA Other possibilities: Forrest Lamp G, Dan Feeney G, Obi Melifonwu S, Trade Down 2 (63rd Overall) – Budda Baker S Washington 3 (95th Overall) – Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa This is my favorite pick for us. He fits our defense perfect with his explosiveness off the snap. Pretty cool to replace Babs with another Iowa boy. 4 (136th Overall) – Danny Isidora G Miami(FLA) 5 (174th Overall) – Montravius Adams DT Auburn 7 (249th Overall) – Nate Iese FB/TE UCLA Thoughts and opinions are welcome. I think we go pass rusher or guard in the first if we stay at 31. I don't believe any of the defensive tackles at the top fit us, and we can get two later in a very deep draft.
  10. Hey guys, i'm doing some small writing on the side and wanted to share: http://bit.ly/Hall-of-fame-player-return-Atlanta http://profootballspot.com/falcons-key-free-agents-returning/ I'll be posting regular articles and news updates as best I can. Like my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/joshschultzpfs/?ref=bookmarks if you get the chance and thanks for your support!
  11. Ladies and Gentlemen, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Navy SEALs who trained our Falcons this offseason and I wanted to share my article with all of you. I'd appreciate it if you would click on the link but I'll paste below for those who can't. http://profootballspot.com/nfl/news/nfl/nfc-south/atlanta-falcons/from-the-battlefield-to-the-gridiron-the-development-of-a-brotherhood-r3422/ On a warm sunny day during the Atlanta Falcons offseason, the team took their first step to representing the NFC in Super Bowl LI. As the saying goes, the first step is always the hardest. On that day, the Falcons were greeted not by coaches, but by a group of battle tested heroes. Veteran Navy SEALs from Acumen Performance Group were called upon by Head Coach Dan Quinn to test his players like they had never been tested before. The players were put through a series of challenging physical and mental exercises, all designed to enhance their ability to work together as a team. Veteran Navy SEAL and APG founding partner Scott Brauer was there that day to help shape this Falcons’ team. "We gave them mental performance tools. Mental toughness, teamwork, leadership, communication and being able to do that all under stress. We worked them under logs and through tires, and that’s not just there for fun and games. We discussed the tools we needed to utilize. We took them outside and put them under some physical and psychological stress to utilize what we discussed and the light bulbs turned on." The Navy SEALs, an elite group of the United States military Special Operations community, demonstrate teamwork better than anyone. They set a standard that everyone in the SEAL teams buy into, and develop a bond that only warriors can truly understand. Acumen Performance Group uses their Navy SEAL experience to help their clients “develop a standard, and a culture of unprecedented teamwork and mental toughness.” Veteran Navy SEAL and APG founding partner Bill Hart explained what that bond means to him. “It’s normal now in society for a person to look at their job, or their team or their organization, and feel proud coming away from that saying I did less than everyone else and I got the same paycheck. In the SEAL teams, people take a lot of pride in the team. They realize that the team is bigger than any one person. The team is going to accomplish a lot more than any one person could. Nobody wants to be the weak link." Previous Falcons’ teams certainly had that weak link. The team had not succeeded in making the playoffs since 2012. In order to right the ship, the team needed a culture change. They needed something the players and coaches could buy into and hold themselves accountable for. They needed that bond. They needed a brotherhood. Bill Hart explained the Falcons’ response to their program. “There have been teams in the past where they have been close-knit. For us to be able to walk into a place and say, 'this is a huge component of success and if you grab onto it you will go far.' These guys (Falcons) were ready for it. This has to be one of the best responses from any client we have ever worked with. They were ready to run with it from day one. We honestly had to keep up with them." Some of the talking heads in the media have mocked the Falcons and referred to them as the new over-used slogan team, but the brotherhood and the standard that the Falcons believe in is much more than a slogan. Bill Hart explained why having such a standard is critical. "Exceptional people are built, they aren't found or already out there. You can get a collection of very talented individuals and sometimes the stars align and they win a championship. That happens, but it’s not a reliable method. I would rather have guys that are willing to get out there and sacrifice for each other and work hard. In the long run, those guys will have the better record." Some may even question what football and combat have in common. Is life in the Navy SEALs really applicable to professional sports? Bill Hart explained to me, "I know what the pressure is like. I have never played in a professional sports game, no, but I have worked under pressure. I have had to go out on an operation after somebody got hurt really bad. I have had to go out after an operation went really well and you have to get back in the saddle and go. I know what it's like, so let me give you some tools to get you through this." The truth is the lessons Acumen Performance Group taught the Falcons could be applied to every walk of life. They work with many different corporations and athletic teams, big and small. Every team in the world can always get better. They can always work harder and push themselves to another level. Most teams just don’t have the drive or the tools to complete such a challenging task, but that’s where Acumen Performance Group comes in. Scott Brauer explained, "You will hear Dan Quinn talk about telling the truth on Mondays. That’s part of the whole process that we have in the SEAL Teams. We are brutally honest. What went wrong and what went right? What can we do better? If you're not calling yourself out saying you screwed this up, your friends will do it for you. By this time of the season, doing that day in and day out, that has matured these guys a lot faster." There is no doubt that the Falcons wouldn’t be playing in Super Bowl LI if it weren’t for the brotherhood. "The brotherhood is real, man. The brotherhood is what has taken us through the entire season," said Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson. Atlanta's players and coaches have all explained the standard they now uphold and that they wouldn’t be on the NFL’s biggest stage without it. Falcons’ fans should know that an important piece of the standard is that their best game is always in front of them, which bodes well for this team in Super Bowl LI. Scott Brauer explained that thought. "What we instill in them is to get 1% better every single day. To do that you have to push yourself beyond where you were yesterday. That way they know their best game is still ahead of them. Here we are going to the Super Bowl, and we are going to be better than we were two weeks ago." Just imagine that. Better than a 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers. Even better than a 36-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Teams that truly embrace the brotherhood, like the highly successful Navy SEALs, consistently find ways to win even when the odds are against them. Expect the same from the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI this Sunday. On a warm sunny day during the Atlanta Falcons offseason, the team took their first step to representing the NFC in Super Bowl LI. As the saying goes, the first step is always the hardest. On that day, the Falcons were greeted not by coaches, but by a group of battle tested heroes. Veteran Navy SEALs from Acumen Performance Group were called upon by Head Coach Dan Quinn to test his players like they had never been tested before. The players were put through a series of challenging physical and mental exercises, all designed to enhance their ability to work together as a team. Veteran Navy SEAL and APG founding partner Scott Brauer was there that day to help shape this Falcons’ team. "We gave them mental performance tools. Mental toughness, teamwork, leadership, communication and being able to do that all under stress. We worked them under logs and through tires, and that’s not just there for fun and games. We discussed the tools we needed to utilize. We took them outside and put them under some physical and psychological stress to utilize what we discussed and the light bulbs turned on." The Navy SEALs, an elite group of the United States military Special Operations community, demonstrate teamwork better than anyone. They set a standard that everyone in the SEAL teams buy into, and develop a bond that only warriors can truly understand. Acumen Performance Group uses their Navy SEAL experience to help their clients “develop a standard, and a culture of unprecedented teamwork and mental toughness.” Veteran Navy SEAL and APG founding partner Bill Hart explained what that bond means to him. “It’s normal now in society for a person to look at their job, or their team or their organization, and feel proud coming away from that saying I did less than everyone else and I got the same paycheck. In the SEAL teams, people take a lot of pride in the team. They realize that the team is bigger than any one person. The team is going to accomplish a lot more than any one person could. Nobody wants to be the weak link." Previous Falcons’ teams certainly had that weak link. The team had not succeeded in making the playoffs since 2012. In order to right the ship, the team needed a culture change. They needed something the players and coaches could buy into and hold themselves accountable for. They needed that bond. They needed a brotherhood. Bill Hart explained the Falcons’ response to their program. “There have been teams in the past where they have been close-knit. For us to be able to walk into a place and say, 'this is a huge component of success and if you grab onto it you will go far.' These guys (Falcons) were ready for it. This has to be one of the best responses from any client we have ever worked with. They were ready to run with it from day one. We honestly had to keep up with them." Some of the talking heads in the media have mocked the Falcons and referred to them as the new over-used slogan team, but the brotherhood and the standard that the Falcons believe in is much more than a slogan. Bill Hart explained why having such a standard is critical. "Exceptional people are built, they aren't found or already out there. You can get a collection of very talented individuals and sometimes the stars align and they win a championship. That happens, but it’s not a reliable method. I would rather have guys that are willing to get out there and sacrifice for each other and work hard. In the long run, those guys will have the better record." Some may even question what football and combat have in common. Is life in the Navy SEALs really applicable to professional sports? Bill Hart explained to me, "I know what the pressure is like. I have never played in a professional sports game, no, but I have worked under pressure. I have had to go out on an operation after somebody got hurt really bad. I have had to go out after an operation went really well and you have to get back in the saddle and go. I know what it's like, so let me give you some tools to get you through this." The truth is the lessons Acumen Performance Group taught the Falcons could be applied to every walk of life. They work with many different corporations and athletic teams, big and small. Every team in the world can always get better. They can always work harder and push themselves to another level. Most teams just don’t have the drive or the tools to complete such a challenging task, but that’s where Acumen Performance Group comes in. Scott Brauer explained, "You will hear Dan Quinn talk about telling the truth on Mondays. That’s part of the whole process that we have in the SEAL Teams. We are brutally honest. What went wrong and what went right? What can we do better? If you're not calling yourself out saying you screwed this up, your friends will do it for you. By this time of the season, doing that day in and day out, that has matured these guys a lot faster." There is no doubt that the Falcons wouldn’t be playing in Super Bowl LI if it weren’t for the brotherhood. "The brotherhood is real, man. The brotherhood is what has taken us through the entire season," said Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson. Atlanta's players and coaches have all explained the standard they now uphold and that they wouldn’t be on the NFL’s biggest stage without it. Falcons’ fans should know that an important piece of the standard is that their best game is always in front of them, which bodes well for this team in Super Bowl LI. Scott Brauer explained that thought. "What we instill in them is to get 1% better every single day. To do that you have to push yourself beyond where you were yesterday. That way they know their best game is still ahead of them. Here we are going to the Super Bowl, and we are going to be better than we were two weeks ago." Just imagine that. Better than a 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers. Even better than a 36-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Teams that truly embrace the brotherhood, like the highly successful Navy SEALs, consistently find ways to win even when the odds are against them. Expect the same from the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI this Sunday. To learn more about Acumen Performance Group, please visit their website: http://www.apg.team/. Josh Schultz is a staff writer for Pro Football Spot's Atlanta Falcons Coverage. Follow Josh on twitter @draftblackboard and on his Facebook page: Josh Schultz, Pro Football Spot.
  12. A little light reading to get us through this loooonnggg week. Wrote this one last night, let me know your thoughts! http://profootballspot.com/nfl/news/nfl/nfc-south/atlanta-falcons/super-bowl-li-offensive-breakdown-r3387/ The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are set to play in Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday February 5. The Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl after defeating the Green Bay Packers 44-21 at the Georgia Dome. The Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17. The matchup has been touted by the media as the number one scoring offense from Atlanta against the number one scoring defense from New England. The following is a breakdown of the teams rosters by position group, including which team holds the edge in terms of talent and production at each of the positions. Quarterback Atlanta - Matt Ryan: Ryan is considered by many to be the front runner for NFL MVP due to his overall production throughout all 16 games of the regular season. Ryan threw for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns. He completed 69.9% of his passes for a league best 117.1 quarterback rating. He has been on a tear in the postseason as well, completing 70.7% of his passes for 730 yards and 7 touchdowns in two games. He has a plethora of weapons to throw the ball to, and he does a great job of finding the open receiver in Kyle Shannahan's West Coast offense. New England - Tom Brady: Tom Brady missed the first four games of the regular season due to suspension, but was the same Hall of Fame quarterback the NFL has come to know. He threw for 3,554 yards and 28 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions during the regular season. His postseason play has been solid as well, throwing for 671 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Brady is deadly accurate in the Patriots dynamic offense and his postseason experience is a major plus. Edge: Tom Brady: His success in the playoffs gives him the edge here, even if Ryan is playing better at this time. Brady is playing for his fifth Super Bowl ring and also has 3 Super Bowl MVP performances under his belt. Ryan is going to need another strong MVP performance to keep pace with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Running Back Atlanta - Devonta Freeman & Tevin Coleman: Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 2,482 yards from scrimmage and 24 touchdowns during the regular season. They are similar backs in a lot of ways, which allows the Falcons' offense to operate at the same capacity no matter which player is in the game. Freeman is also a very good pass protector for Matt Ryan, while Coleman is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. New England - LeGarrette Blount, James White & Dion Lewis: Blount ran for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns this season as the Patriots primary back. New England utilizes a different running back based on the game plan. James White and Dion Lewis are their pass-catching backs that give Tom Brady a reliable option out of the backfield. Lewis is also an explosive special teams player, evidenced by his kick return for a touchdown against the Houston Texans. Edge: Atlanta: Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for the most yards from scrimmage and touchdowns of any running back duo in the NFL. The Falcons rely on them to make plays in the running, passing, and blocking game. They have continued to make big plays in the postseason, scoring 4 combined touchdowns. Wide Receivers Atlanta - Julio Jones, Mohammed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Justin Hardy & Aldrick Robinson: The Falcons offense scored 540 points this season, and a large part of that effort is their wide receiving corps. Jones is a dominant force that requires a double team from the defense to prevent him from breaking a game wide open. Sanu is a solid possession receiver who moves the chains on third downs. Gabriel and Robinson stretch the field with their vertical speed, while Justin Hardy has been a reliable option in the red zone for Matt Ryan. New England - Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Mitchell & Michael Floyd: The Patriots utilize a group of smaller receivers to exploit zone coverage. Their receivers are experts at finding the soft spot in zone and giving Brady an open option. Hogan had a dominant game against the Steelers, hauling in 9 passes for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Mitchell is the player that can stretch the field for the patriots, while Floyd, a newcomer, is a big body to pay attention to in the red zone. Edge: Atlanta: The Patriots have an experienced group of receivers, but Julio Jones pushes this matchup in the Falcons' favor. He owns the NFL record for average receiving yards per playoff game with 110.4 yard per game. He is Atlanta's biggest playmaker and the Patriots will surely devote a lot of defensive coverage to try and slow him down. Tight Ends Atlanta - Austin Hooper, Levine Toilolo, & Joshua Perkins: The Falcons have had to play musical chairs at the tight end position all season due to injuries. Jacob Tamme is the best tight end on the roster, but was unfortunately lost for the season. Hooper is the team's rookie third-round pick who has shown a lot of promise, but missed a few games due to injury as well. Toilolo is primarily a blocker but is sneakily athletic and averaged 20.3 yards per catch in the regular season. Perkins is an athletic rookie, but has limited playing experience. New England - Martellus Bennett & Matt Lengel: Bennett is a large target for Tom Brady at 6'6 and had a solid season. He caught 55 passes for 701 yards and 2 touchdowns in the regular season. His postseason performance hasn't been as impressive though. He has only caught 6 passes for 36 yards thus far. He also struggles as a run blocker, but he is still a major factor that New England could turn to in the red zone. Edge: New England: The Falcons primarily use their tight ends as blockers and third or fourth options, but Martellus Bennett can be a primary option for Tom Brady in the right matchup. Rookie safety Keanu Neal will likely be responsible for covering Bennett, which could be a mismatch because Neal is only 6'1. Offensive Line Atlanta - Jake Matthews, Andy Levitre, Alex Mack, Chris Chester, & Ryan Schraeder: The Falcons have a solid group of offensive linemen that played significantly better with Alex Mack at center. The unit gave up 37 sacks, but paved the way for the eighth highest-scoring offense in league history. They utilize a zone blocking scheme to open cutback lanes for Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. If the unit has a weakness, it's at the guard spots with Levitre and Chester. They can be pushed around by bigger and more physical defensive tackles. New England - Nate Solder, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Marcus Cannon: On paper, this group looks dominant. They only allowed 24 sacks this season, though that is more a testament to Brady getting the ball out quickly than it is the level of talent in this group. The unit is also inexperienced, as the entire interior has 2 years or less experience in the NFL. Solder and Cannon are also bigger tackles that tend to struggle with speed rushers around the edge. Edge: Atlanta: The edge goes to Atlanta due to the presence of All-Pro center Alex Mack, who has stabilized the Falcons offensive line. Both units struggle at times with speed rushers but are overall solid groups that provide their quarterbacks sufficient time to complete passes. The Super Bowl could very well be decided in the trenches, which could give a slight edge to Atlanta. Josh Schultz is a staff writer for Pro Football Spot's Atlanta Falcons Coverage. Follow Josh on twitter @draftblackboard and on his Facebook page: Josh Schultz, Pro Football Spot.
  13. To be fair I was yelling at the TV for Collins to get up because I thought it would be a safety too lol. I later learned that it was a touchback because he was in the process of recovering the fumble.
  14. I am originally from Scranton, PA but now live in Manassas, Virginia. There are a few of us out there! Love it.
  15. Yea I can't do it today. I feel like im dreaming and I just want to relive it over and over again! #Brotherhood!