FalconsIn2012

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  1. But his dead money can be moved. That takes quite a bit out of the hit
  2. “Dead money has historically served as an impediment to the consummation of player-related trades in the NFL, but recent trends in contract structuring have opened up the possibility for the opposite outcome to take place: dead money as a driver of player-related trades. The new, and increasingly common, contract structures employed by NFL teams allow for dead money to be assigned to any team, whereas traditional contract structures rendered dead money “stuck” with the team which had originally signed the player. As a result, much dead money is now “tradable,” allowing for NBA-style transactions in which one team provides compensation to another team in return for taking on cap-clogging contracts.
  3. And make no mistake, we have the talent to win. We have the defense & ST’s to win. But does the offense have the confidence to put it all together? We will find out soon enough. But watching Burrow vs Bama & Auburn, he was throwing dimes and usually there were more than one open receiver. Their crossers and natural picks are a problem. It’s why I think to win, we need to buck conventional wisdom and drop 8 into coverage. Luckily we have the athlete at LB to effectively spy Burrow. Press man coverage, no zone...should be fun. We are the only defense with the tools to matchup with LSU.
  4. Heading into the season, if I told you the 49ers OL/RB & WR would be what you see below, what would you predict? Then compare to our talent. Then look at production. All you can say is WTF!!!! Coaching and drafting for scheme are just as important as talent in today’s NFL. I honestly think heading into the year you’d say only Kittles and McGlincey are advantages. Every other position we have the better talent • OL: 49ers/Falcons LT: Skule vs Matthews (advantage Falcons) LG: Tomlinson vs Brown (Falcons) C: Richburg vs Mack (Falcons) RG: Person vs Carp (Falcons) RT: MCGlinchey vs McGary (49ers) • RB: Brenda vs Freeman (Falcons) • WR: Samuel, Sanders, Bourne Vs Julio, Oliver, Sanu or Gage (Falcons) TE: Kittles vs Hooper (Wash) QB: Jimmy G vs Ryan (Falcons) Production: • 49ers: 780 plays, 4,536 Total Yards ¥. 350 Pass Attempts, 2,800 Yards ¥. 400 Rushing Attempts; 1,800 Yards ¥. PPG: 29.1 (2nd in NFL) • Falcons: 810 Plays, 4,450 Yards ¥. 515 Pass Attempts, 3,500 Yards ¥. 253 Rushing Attempts; 890 Yards ¥. PPG: 21.7 PPG (17th in NFL)
  5. Solid response. By predictable I am going by our run-pass ratio and refusal to test opposing teams CB’s. Our entire OL and most of the backups, along with Swift & Fromm will play on Sundays. We rush for 200 ypg. Why can’t we exploit the seams with PA? The easiest throws are between the numbers yet Fromm never exploits it. Makes his job so much more difficult. Almost a complete 180 from LSU who throw/exploit the middle all game. We are also incredibly conservative. We run on 59% of the plays. This might impact Fromm’s ability to get in rhythm. Against Auburn, if you take away the one long TD, Fromm was 12-28 for 53 yards. Everything was a checkdown or a five yard out. Predictability. The last 3 games we’ve run on 1st down 28 times and pass 14 times. Predictability And in the run game, we don’t really put our playmakers in space to use their athleticism as often as we should.. More outside zone and screens. This is what Swift resonated mid-season when he was frustrated with the play-calling: “Swift, the leader of the Bulldogs’ running attack, would like to see the offense be less predictable in Saturday night’s game against Kentucky. He didn’t mince words when asked if he’d like to see more creative play-calling as a way to help the Bulldogs’ running backs create big plays. “Most definitely,” Swift said Monday. “I think we need to do a better job of getting the ball to the playmakers in space and getting the ball outside a little more.”
  6. When we drafted Ryan, if you had a peek 11 years into the future & saw he was on pace to finish top 5 in every statistical Category for a QB, would you have been happy?
  7. Would you be satisfied with two NFCCG’s in a decade? Should be 2SB’s. I suspect most would sign off on that
  8. What a phenomenal game so far. Looks like a possible SB match up assuming the ravens can beat NE in January...I don’t think they will. But these are two very well coached teams
  9. Yes sir. ”Dead money has historically served as an impediment to the consummation of player-related trades in the NFL, but recent trends in contract structuring have opened up the possibility for the opposite outcome to take place: dead money as a driver of player-related trades. The new, and increasingly common, contract structures employed by NFL teams allow for dead money to be assigned to any team, whereas traditional contract structures rendered dead money “stuck” with the team which had originally signed the player. As a result, much dead money is now “tradable,” allowing for NBA-style transactions in which one team provides compensation to another team in return for taking on cap-clogging contracts.”
  10. When you consider that we are 29th in stuff % and 30th in 2nd level Yards, tge picture becomes clear. We can’t open up holes, and when we do our Guards lack the athleticism to reach their second level assignments.
  11. I don’t think you have to be dynamic or dominant running the ball. Even if you can average 3.5 ypc (not good) it’s enough to establish the threat of a run. Just can’t have consistent negative plays, which we are 29th at. Our Stuff % on run downs is 25% which is so bad
  12. Y’all need to bring this to the X’s & O’s thread that died once the season was a lost cause. This is good stuff. People like me don’t know what funnel means, but I suspect it’s exactly as the name implies. Can you give a description?
  13. Well, if Shamny was our HC, we would also have his stuff defensive coaches. Kocurek is an unhinged beast
  14. I would not want to meet the Titans in the playoffs. Henry makes them scary. 500+ rushing yards and 5 TD’s the last three weeks. Wish we could say that about our offense
  15. I don’t think you are at all. What makes you say that
  16. The bolded should be on Ryan’s HOF bust
  17. Edit: still applies this year. I understand your desire for a top-5 pick. It’s sexy and exciting. But ask yourself this: if we lost the past 2 games, what would it say about our team? If we lost to Arizona & Carolina, it would be a problem. The team would be terminal and in need of a purge. Thankfully we won convincingly. That’s what a good team does. It wasn’t perfect or pretty, but we asserted ourselves. I’d rather go into the offseason looking like the team we all assumed we were 6 months ago. It gives us reasonable hope for 2019. If we lost 5 in a row to end the year, it would be a terrifying offseason. Picking in the top-5 is great in a rebuild...but I’d rather pick 12th with reasonable expectations of playoffs and possibly more in 2019.
  18. With Shanny calling our offense, are we scoring 30 ppg?
  19. They have run fewer plays, have more yards and score 7 more ppg. With way less talent
  20. SP runs a WCO/Coryell hybrid offense with a flex blocking scheme.
  21. I just posted an article on him, but many considered him a top 10 pick before the injury last year
  22. 2020 NFL Draft prospects: Happy, healthy and hungry, Wenatchee’s Trey Adams could be a top pick next year Todd Milles, Scorebook Live 7 months ago Photo by Seattle Times After his final spring game with the Washington Huskies on Saturday afternoon, Trey Adams slowly headed toward the tunnel toward the locker room. He was tired. His uniform was drenched in sweat. And he was ready to take it easy the rest of the night. On the way, Adams looked up and saw former teammate Kaleb McGary staring him down from the sideline, wearing the hat of the team that had just selected him Thursday night in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft – the Atlanta Falcons. The two offensive tackles talked briefly before Adams headed off to get dressed. Since Adams will likely be a hot name for the 2020 NFL Draft, they will surely get caught up again over the next few months. “I am going to get with him after he’s done with mini-camp to see what (the NFL Draft process) was like,” Adams said. “I mean, it is in the back of my mind, but it is also not a big worry right now. I am happy to be healthy and playing.” A year ago at this time, Adams, a Wenatchee High School graduate, was thought to be the Huskies’ top offensive lineman prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft. Some analysts thought the 6-foot-8, 306-pounder had top-10 potential as a left tackle. Most figured he would be gone by early in the second round. But a few days before the UW’s season opener against Auburn, Adams suffered a serious back injury that required surgery. Not only was his season in jeopardy, his NFL dreams were suddenly on hold. Yet, for the 10 weeks that Adams was sidelined, something happened. He began to realize how much football meant to him. “If anything, it inspires you more, because when you are injured, you get to sit back and see all the stuff that goes on,” Adams said. “And here, the train kept rolling. To miss out on that stuff, it definitely pumped me up.” Adams did return for the final four games last season, including the Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State. And this spring, he has been a full participant during UW’s spring camp. His back has felt great. And his attitude has been contagious. “He has a different energy about him because he doesn’t have to worry about his body,” said UW center Nick Harris, who is also Adams’ roommate. “He is getting back in that (groove).” Harris said he knew Adams was thinking long and hard about the NFL again because all he does is talk about football – at home and in the linemen’s room. “The guy loves football **** near more than me – and I love football,” Harris said. “The guy wants to play in the NFL, he is going to play in the NFL and he is going to play for a long time, because his perseverance and his will to do so is pretty impressive.” If you don’t believe Adams will be in the NFL, just study his body language. It is obvious in the way he carries himself, said future NFL Draft tight-end hopeful Hunter Bryant. “You can see it with how he walks around,” Bryant said.
  23. You could solve this by drafting McGary’s old line mate Trey Adams in Round 3 or 4. If not for injury concerns he is a 1st round prospect. He is a mailer at 6’8, 330 lbs with long arms. A better RT prospect than McGary and allows KM to teach his ceiling at RG
  24. I don’t want to draft either, but Tua & Hebert will be available. Burrow is the only quarterback I would consider though. But Pre-injury, Tua was still a lock to go first