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  1. I see your point in needing to build the trenches, however I respectfully disagree with other things said. It’ll take time for Arthur Smith’s offense to settle in place as well as Pitts’ development. This year, let’s just get the new system in place while rooting for player development. Pitts will provide a major impact in due time. But yes, going forward this team needs to beef the f**k out of the lines. Invest heavy into the DL and OL. Mean bad@55es, no choir boys allowed.
  2. So he could get plastered while burning 2-3 years of his rookie contract (competitive advantage minimized) because it’ll be almost impossible to move MR2’s contract (check the dead cap)? TLDR: No.
  3. JFC. I shouldn’t even comment on what went wrong in that Super Bowl you alluded to. Holy smokes.
  4. I would gladly take Jared, and that’s without any bias as a diehard BU fan (I know there’s another one somewhere on these boards). Have absolutely loved watching him the past 3 years, but I’m mostly impressed with the person he is. Skillset-wise, he does some of everything for you. Shooting, attacking, defense, off-ball moving, playmaking. When he gets hot as a shooter - he’s real hot (see Kansas January 2020 game). He has his dry spells from time to time, but even when he’s not having a good shooting night he’s still able to help you win in other ways. If we don’t draft him, then I’m cool with it so long as the guy we take instead works out well. If we draft him, then I will definitely feel like a kid on Christmas, but also know that he still has to prove it at the next level.
  5. Yeah, but I’m just saying THAT play right there was a summary, in a nutshell, of how soft we were inside.
  6. Good post and great points. Defensively, I need to not see those corner 3’s being left completely open with enough space to build a Walmart between the shooter and nearest defender. Idk how much of that had to do with purposefully not giving room in the paint though. Personnel-wise, Capela played soft which really hurt us in the paint and on the boards. That was bad. Connaughton swiping the ball away from Capela in the paint Game 6 was the epitome of what had been going on. I’m hoping a full offseason together with Nate as HC makes a world’s difference. My expectations aren’t high, other than the amount of talent that’s on the roster, but we’ll see.
  7. Exactly my thoughts. The ball stalled way too many times whether Trae was in there or not. People standing still. Rarely any cuts to the basket, barely any establishing offense from the inside-out by sending the ball in the low post for an easy dunk, kick out for 3, or hand off to a cutting wing for a layup. The half-court offense was atrocious way too often. Iso-ball and shoot, iso-ball and shoot, iso-ball and shoot. There is the Trae lob to the bigs on the pick and roll which seemed to disappear after the Knicks series. It’s been purely live and die by jump shots. When the shots weren’t falling - the Hawks were falling into 15+ point deficits. Absolutely zero offensive looks/adjustments to fall back on that wasn’t just pure jump shots. What I saw was FAR from Championship basketball. Defensively, I didn’t see a systematic approach that absolutely smothers and collapses defenses including highly efficient switches. The positives on defense between Reddish, Hunter, and Okongwu I believe are attributed more to the individual talents those guys are rather than a systematic approach. I hope I’m wrong, and that Nate can improve. About 17-18 years experience as a Head Coach and still having these problems is concerning. He’s definitely earned the HC position, and probably should win Coach of the Year (Thibodeau already won it though), and I get the feel-good story, that Atlanta fans always love holding onto, of how Nate elevated the Hawks this year. The barometer I’m looking at though isn’t Nate’s Hawks vs Pierce’s Hawks. It’s Nate’s Hawks in the playoffs against other teams. The Bucks series and even the 76ers series were NOT pretty. Again, I hope I’m wrong.
  8. LOVED him coming out of college. When he’s been on the field - he’s made some awesome plays. Saw him in person at the Falcons-Colts game in Indy in 2019, and was impressed seeing him in person. The downside? Dude stays injured as all get out. Almost like a Jason Verrett situation. Awesome players when healthy yet often injured.
  9. All I’ll care about is cheering against his team because that helps the Falcons newly acquired draft pick(s), and rooting for the Falcons. I’m married to my teams rather than any specific player, and being that his new team losing helps my team, then that’s why I’ll be rooting against his new team.
  10. Another BU fan on the boards? Nice, Sic’Em Bears! 🐻 For me, it’s flag football Saturday mornings, working out, tennis, cooking, watching football/basketball/baseball/hockey, Xbox, board/card games, and various outings with friends which could include bowling, karaoke, ice skating, TopGolf, etc.
  11. I’m stating the obvious, but the poster you quoted is a clown. He’s around for one reason, and only one reason. I wouldn’t even bother quoting him to give him the attention that allows him to get his hard on.
  12. Ya’ll see Mykal Walker moving? Sssssssheeeeesh!
  13. Chicken littles out in full force with their QB agendas.
  14. Obviously a lot of folks are going to bring up how 2016 ended, and thats a no-brained. The season overall was a lot of fun - just not the last 30 minutes. As for a season...2013 just as you said, OP. Coming off that blown NFCCG, losing Julio early, and The Who Tony G trade speculation. That season was cheeks. 2014 wasn’t far behind. Both of those seasons blew major cheeks. Major.
  15. Yet no mention of Caleb Huntley. Lol. Definitely going to need to check out these Mississippi State players. I didn’t realize we had as many UDFAs from there. Neuzil, the guard from App State, looks really good & a great fit for the ZBS. Joe Sculthorpe played with Dwayne Ledford at NC State (as did Hawkins at Louisville), so he’s one to keep an eye on.
  16. Both of these are well said. The defense definitely has some work that’ll need to be done, don’t get me wrong. On paper, the secondary is actually improved. People are overlooking the Moreau and Harmon additions. Richie Grant is a day 1 rookie contributor. I don’t have high hopes for our defensive line aside from that it’s now Dean Pees in charge, surely Fowler can’t be as non-existent as last year, and surely the un it cannot be nearly as bad as last year. I think Pees + the vastly improved and more efficient offense will have a big effect on the defense. As for the offense. To all other defenses - lol good luck.
  17. What was up with those Mary Poppins umbrella-toting Aints fans?
  18. Caleb Huntley, and the guard from App State.
  19. Bruh, I just wanted to comment that the Saints are headed to the shi**er. Aside from their OL and Kamara - they don’t have all that much else lol. Thomas and Lattimore are both good players but not to the extent that a lot of people make them out to be. Cam Jordan’s been awesome for years but I’m beginning to wonder if he’s on the decline. This also isn’t Dan Quinn’s Falcons anymore. We’re not getting embarrassed by Taysom Hill again.
  20. Cleveland, Denver, Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Jets.
  21. Darn it! I put 4 of the 5 WRs I felt like we had a good chance of taking (Fehoko, Felton, Camp, Schwartz) and the one I left off was Darby. 😖
  22. Never was a big fan of Moehrig. I can dig Grant. Didn’t really have a preference there after passing on Javonte, but I’m cool with Grant as I would’ve been with a few others there.
  23. Hahahahahahahaha. I’m sorry, but....hahahahahahahahaha. 😂
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