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  1. Our biggest issue with that is that we have not been forcing enough punts/turnovers to get the ball in our offenses hands more often...
  2. Which leads me to my next point... Nobody gives a sh!t who you define as "elite" players...
  3. Can we just take the word "elite" and ban it from existence? I'm so sick and tired of this "elite" bs it's not even funny. It is basically a quantifier created by the media to make themselves sound smarter. Now it has become a vehicle for idiots on this board to pepper into their posts to make themselves feel smarter about football. Who in the blue heII cares if someone calls their QB "elite". It means absolutely nothing and it the whole concept is really starting to p!ss me off... Do we really need a million threads on this board on whether or not Ryan is "elite"? Can we just say he's a good QB and move on?
  4. Agreed, Steve Smith is a one of a kind type player... a little guy who can dominate on the outside. Darius Johnson has the potential to be a solid slot guy, I don't really see him as a guy who can go outside and be a factor game in and game out.
  5. That, my friend, is actually Frankenberry And, yes they most certainly do... If you go to Target they have all those, including the Amazing Count Chocula. The Target by me has Frankenberry, the count, Boo Berry, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy. Though they did change the last two for their "relaunch". Fruit Brute is now Cherry flavored, and I believe the Mummy is now orange flavored...
  6. They lost their 1st Round G to a leg injury in the PS and I think it has been downhill from there. They can score some points, but if our def can get some pressure like we did vs Tampa we should be okay... definitely can't have a 5 int repeat performance from Ryan this year though, don't think we could survive another one of those Palmers one of those guys who doesn't operate well if he doesn't have a pristine pocket...
  7. This is obviously a forged statement... I've been told literally hundreds of times on here that nobody in the NFL respects Matt Ryan...
  8. His mind definitely works quick, but he never seems to panic. Just imagine how good this team could be with a solid line and healthy skill guys. I think in the long run it will help him become a better quarterback as his decision making and the time it takes him to diagnose the defense will speed up even more. Also, I think it's also good for him to work with guys besides Julio and Roddy as well, so he can build the trust/rapport with guys like Davis, HD and Darius Johnson. Overall, this season may not be good for the present, but I believe it will be good for the future.
  9. I've come to the conclusion that the only people who are unwilling to give Trufant props are the people who are still butt hurt that we didn't draft a DE or that we traded up for him... or there's just the morons who are butt hurt every single day they wake up and just want something to whine about. All I read on here from those folks when we drafted Trufant is that rookie corners get abused, and so will Trufant; must hurt the ego to be wrong. The best part is when they can't man up and admit that they were wrong Honestly, most corners struggle as rookies, and Trufant hasn't, he's been really good. So anyone who gets on here and says that they are disappointed in any way with the way he has played obviously have some sort of agenda going on... I guess I just need some of these jokers to come on here and make a list of "elite" corners, since they think that throwing out the word "elite" makes them football experts.
  10. No quarterback wins on his own... never has and never will!
  11. I just watched Joe Hayden and the Brown's secondary get abused by Jordy Nelson, Boykin (never heard of him) and a Packer WR corp that's pretty much as decimated as ours. There is no such thing as a "shut down corner" in the NFL anymore, those days are long past with the rules skewed to the offense as they are. Trufant is right in the hip pocket every play, he's doing exactly what he needs to be doing. Take Sherman's pass rush away and he's nowhere near as effective... Trufant's ball skills need to improve, but rookie cb's get abused in today's NFL, and he has held up very well this season.
  12. I think you really hit the nail on the head there... once he starts playing the ball better, those deflections will turn into picks and we are going to have one heII of a CB on our hands. Alford is definitely more of a gambler, and I think over the course of their career, you'll see more big plays from Alford (with more big plays given up as well), but you're going to get with Trufant, a guy that is going to frustrate WR's all game long. Honestly, you don't see many rookie CB's who come in and are as consistent as Trufant has been, he got beat up a bit vs. NE, but overall he has been very solid.
  13. Their defense will keep them in games for sure, but I compare them to Cincinatti, Denver, Indy, even Baltimore and New England, and I just don't see them being able to win a game like that. A very nice story so far to be sure, they may only lose a handful of games this year, but going on the road to Indy/Cin/NE in the first round is not a very favorable matchup for them IMO. I wish they would play Denver already, I'm curious to see how that one shakes out!
  14. I agree, they do still have a long way to go, but considering what we were looking at to start the year, this was far and away the best game they have played, and Ryan wasn't picking himself off the turf all game long, which I consider a gigantic win. I'm really just hoping to start resembling an offensive line at some point, and that should improve the offense dramatically. The running game was not very good for the most part, but a baby step is still a step in my book.
  15. The Chiefs have one and done written all over them...
  16. With another fumbled PR pretty much in the redzone... That ran 30 more plays than we did... who cut the lead to a TD with around a minute left...
  17. I agree... considering the Bucs had the ball for like all but 5 minutes of the second half, I thought they held up pretty well. Our WR crew is fine, they showed that today, TB has a pretty good secondary and they were able to make some plays. Roddy will be back sooner than later, and if HD can be what he showed today, then WR is not even on the radar as far as concerns go. The key is the offensive line, if they can provide protection like they did for the most part today, then the WR's we have are more than enough.
  18. Maybe, we may be able to get by with Bobby Mac if we build up the pass rush... but I would think we'll have to at least bring in a veteran to compete for that nickel spot. Mclain was good last year, so I don't know if it's a confidence thing or what, but it's a little early to completely write him off.
  19. I guess you can look at it like this year we can draft the lineman, and our 2 young CB's will have a year of experience. It's backwards team building, but hopefully it will get us to the same point...
  20. Glennon hit a 60 yarder that Asante misplayed terribly... The rest of his day was pretty average... did we shut him down? No, but he didn't destroy us like we are prone to allowing. We didn't make it so easy for him like we did w/Geno. IMO this was one of our better pass rushing days of the season... A couple of sacks with a stip/fumble/td... I'll take that any day. Thought the defense held up pretty well considering they were on the field for the vast majority of the second half...
  21. Post of the day buddy! Post of the day! Next time maybe take the time to watch the game before you come on here and make yourself look foolish
  22. They were much better today. I honestly thought Glennon was going to have a season defining game today, and while he played well, he didn't carve us apart like we are prone to. Heck, Asante makes a better play on the deep ball and Glennon's day don't look half as good. I like that we actually got him off point a bit and didn't make things so easy for him (like we did for Geno).
  23. Hey, we crucify them (rightfully so), when they play like crap, so let's give them some props for a job well done today. Ryan had time and was barely touched today! Run blocking still leaves lots to be desired, but it was there at times. Still saw a few plays that made me cringe (Holmes getting blown back about 8 yards by Clayborn), but overall a good day at the office for these guys. Hopefully this is a sign that they are turning the corner a bit, and while there is still a ton of room for improvement, they actually resembled a competent offensive line today! If they can be a little better than decent, we don't have to worry so much about who's catching the passes, because if Ryan has time he can find the open guys.
  24. Which goes to prove how you can never please everyone... or even some on the AFMB!
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