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  1. The notion isn’t to be a run first or pass first team. It’s to be a BALANCED team. Make no mistake we are a passing team. But when we are great we are a BALANCED team. The super bowl season we were VERY balanced. Even tho were a passing team. I hate that run first pass first thinking. NO team thinks that way. There may be an emphasis on one or the other but never one 1st over the other. Tennessee was balanced but is a running team. This year we should be balanced but a passing team. We should be around 55:45 pass to run. That’s balance for a team like us.
  2. Not necessarily. He himself shouldn’t place any pressure on it. And that’s where he’s coming from. The pressure comes from media and fans. For rid it’s just prepare as he always has. He’s been the man before at every level he’s played. Same with Julio. Same with Matt. Same with any bonafide star. They don’t feel pressure. They’re used to it. I go thru that in music. I don’t feel pressure. I work best in pressure moments. That’s what separates us from the average guy. So I believe him when he says it’s no pressure. He wanted to be the man so it’s back to business for him. Ppl like that are cut
  3. I wouldn’t even consider Matt’s. Unless he wins a SB. But if he never doesnt if I’d have to consider Matt I’d also consider Julio. They are one of the best qb/wr tandems to ever do it. So I wouldn’t consider Matt without considering Julio. A big reason for Matt being considered is Julio. They’re joined at the hip like rice and Montana. You will NEVER be able to say Matt Ryan without saying Julio Jones.
  4. A lot of that also had to do with Matt has never been a beast In the Redzone either. At least not without creative play calling. He won’t make the kind of throw that Aaron Rodgers would make in the red zone. As soon as the ball is snapped he makes a fast ball throw. That’s not Matt’s game. Again, Julio draws an @ss of coverage in the red zone and Matt just doesn’t attempt to throw to him unless it’s a desperate attempt. Again why would you force the ball to Julio when you have other guys more than capable of catching the ball in a 1 on 1 situation? The times Julio was left 1 on 1 in the Redzon
  5. He did set things up. For Ridley, Sanu, Gabriel, Hoop, Freeman, Coleman, Gage. Julio IS the setup. Because so may are gonna have eyes on him.
  6. Did you play football? I did for a long time. I was NEVER told to slow down EVER. My speed was my best asset. That literally makes no sense to slow down and give a defender help reading the play. You have to make them think faster than they want to which leads to mistakes. Jets issue in the Redzone is bracket coverage. Period. High/low. Do you know what high/low is? It’s the guy assigned to him plus a guy underneath and a guy over top. Hence High/Low!! A Redzone window for Julio is tighter than the average wr. Did you ever see rid “slow down” in the Redzone??? No.
  7. That is absolutely not why. He draws extra coverage in the Redzone. You think AB slows down in the Redzone? If you understand DC’s the one thing they focus on is trying to take your best player away. Bill Belichik lives by this. Take the main guy away and MAKE the other guys beat you. Their mindset is they may score but it ain’t gonna be Julio or AB or Hopkins or Irvin or Moss etc…
  8. I think this bodes well for Hurst’s future. The 2 TE package will be more important for us now. Also am X factor could be Patterson. Rid as wr 1, gage #2, a fight for #3 between Darby and Patterson and of course the 2 TE’s. We’ll still have a dangerous offense. Especially if the run game is effective. We did lose the fear factor tho. Right now there’s nothing that strikes fear in opposing defenses. They respect Rid but he’ll have to prove that he can command those doubles, triples, and brackets. When he does that the sky will open for this offense. Especially when pitts puts it together.
  9. Oh I know you’re not saying that. You’re argument was availability. I get that.
  10. Julio missed 7 games total. He missed 2 while in the hunt. The 5 he missed were Of no significance because we weren’t contending. He’s still the best falcons wr on or off the field because Matt’s numbers are a reflection of that. He’s MISSED sorely when he’s not on the field. He’s top 5 on or off the field until him being of the field becomes the norm. Ridley had a better season because he played in more games. But he is not better than Julio. As far as 4-7 it was still a LONGSHOT to make the playoffs and would’ve needed help from too many teams. Lions, bears, rams, Vikes. Like I said the majo
  11. He definitely is still top 5. And I’m not sure if Calvin is better yet. Facts are in numbers. Matt’s numbers are better when Julio is on the field than without. Until that changes like it did when Julio took over #1 from Roddy then Julio is still the top guy in atl and is still top 5 in the nfl. Julio only missed 7 games because we were out of the playoff hunt so early. He could’ve played if we were in the race. There was no need to play him in meaningless games. Unless he just wanted to pad stats for history reasons but that’s not his brand.
  12. Yea. A lot of times it’s really just that simple. If they were an F last year, and they were, Pees can get them to a C/C- and I’m happy with that. If history has shown us that his defenses have been good wherever he’s been I have to go with the common denominator. Him. As a hands on guy yes it does make a difference. And what they lack he will make up for with creative blitzes from any and every where. That’s what you do until you can get the until playing on all cylinders. Again, I’ve watched too much football to know a defense can go from worst to first with the same players but different c
  13. Because they switched from what was working the entire game. They went from man to zone and Brady proceeded to pick them apart. And he switched because they were tired.
  14. Not necessarily. Every corner on the roster can play man to man. Cover 3 was their issue. If you think about Quinn’s defense they were better at what? Man to man. And you’ve probably seen me say I why don’t they just stay in man? 2016 the defense clamped down when Quinn took over and they played man more. Last year they were better in man. So no I don’t believe they are 2 or 3 seasons away on the backend. Because they can all play man to man. Oliver is MUCH better in man because that’s what he was in college. An aggressive defense like pees has that likes to blitz and play man on the backend a
  15. That’s why I said 99.9% of the time. Every now and then you get guys that stay in their feelings. But at the same tine his issue is with the front office and I’ve heard bad things about them for years. Julio may have soured with the FO but not to the point I think he’d talk about them. It’s never been him. Ppl don’t change overnight like that.
  16. No doubt. Julio isn’t gonna wanna talk about the falcons after he’s gone. He’s never been a talk guy in the first place. Only b!tches leave their teams and constantly talk 🗑 about them. The kind of stuff that happens in locker rooms you will never hear. It’s a fraternity and guys stick to it 99.9% of the time pertaining to media.
  17. One thing to note is we have a new strength and conditioning coach. For some reason they got rid of the excellent one we had after the SB and you saw how all the injuries to key players piled up but nobody ever thought about because strength and conditioning isn’t a forethought for fans. But it makes a huge difference. The new guy is supposed to be pretty good so we should see some of those nagging injuries guys get go down a tad. I’m not talking about injury injuries. Like breaks and such but nagging soft tissue injuries.
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