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  1. So much this. When Atl United was announced I figured it would be a bust and wouldn't do well here, but there's really no debate. The United fans are way better fans than Falcons fans. I've been going to Falcons games for years and none of the crowds have come close to matching that level of energy.
  2. Here's what you do. Stop watching the games, because 4 hours of terrible football is 4 hours too many. After each game the NFL uploads a highlights video that pretty much goes through everything you'd want to see anyway. They are 10-15 minutes long, so you get your Sunday back to do whatever you want.
  3. Love Matt, but I'm with you. If Aaron Rodgers had the personnel Matt has had around him over the last few years he gets at least one more ring during that time.
  4. Sure, but he could have been a good depth piece in the event that say both of our starting safeties go down in week one and we need Kazee to play safety. That's the problem with letting him walk.
  5. Personally? I'd like to see us sign TJ Yeldon. He's got good hands coming out of the backfield and can run in our outside zone scheme.
  6. I'd stage a coup. It'd be signs and picket lines. That's an unsafe work environment and undue mental stress.
  7. Are there any other former Falcon Offensive Coordinators that we can bring in? Maybe once Shanahan gets fired we can bring him in to coach WRs...
  8. This topic is dumb. The referees gave the Falcons 5 downs to put it in the endzone last night. The Falcons lost because the offense couldn't score. They had 4 shots in the redzone and scored 1 touchdown. That's why they lost. The officiating was fair.
  9. I think Ryan is a lot of the problem, but not the only problem. We've seen what he's capable of, but he doesn't seem comfortable with the offense. It shows by how many times he targeted Julio. He either doesn't seem to trust the routes other guys are running or doesn't trust them to get open.
  10. Matt was off all night. There were several passes that if he puts it in the right spot the reciever gains a few yards, but he either underthows it or over throws it and the play is broken up or the ball isn't caught. Two come to mind, the pass to freeman in the endzone is a touchdown if Matt doesn't overthrow him. Later in the game if Matt hits Julio in stride we have a first down, but he underthrows it and the corner breaks up the pass. Also, he force fed Julio all night and it showed in the last 5 plays. This team has too much talent at wide reciever to be that focused on one guy, and I'd bet if I rewatched the tape I could find several plays where there was a better option than Julio.
  11. It's a humanitarian concern that will require policy changes to resolve. That's what makes it a political cause. No, the military fight to preserve the country. I think that any issue that ultimately seeks to change government policy at any level is a political issue.
  12. What you're asking is whether or not I will tolerate an insult to the service of my family, even if I am the only person that perceives it as an insult, to advance any political cause. My answer was no.
  13. I didn't watch last year and don't have plans to watch this year because of this issue. To answer your question, yes. I care about the cause. I think that the rift between the black community and the police is the fault of both sides and I sincerely hope that the relationship can be mended. At the same time what the protesters and the supporters are asking for is empathy, but to this date they haven't been willing to extend any empathy to their detractors. My grandfather was injured in WW2 from grenade shrapnel in his left hip. He suffered nerve damage in his left leg and needed a cane to walk in his 40's. By his 60's he couldn't get out of bed. My great uncle also served in WW2. He helped breach Omaha beach on D-Day. What made for a great cinematic in Saving Private Ryan haunted him for his entire life. In the 10th grade I interviewed him on D-Day and he broke down in tears describing the gates dropping on his boat. In his 80's he developed dementia and would wake up at night screaming. I would run into his room and had to calm him down. My grandmother was a spy for the air force. She and I would talk about the missions she would be sent on, knowing if she was caught the US military would disavow her and her partner. Despite all of this, they raised healthy families, held down jobs, and never complained about the **** that they went through in service to the nation. A lot of Americans have similar stories. Either they or their loved ones went through **** and sacrificed a **** of a lot for this country. The national anthem isn't a cast away moment at a sporting event. Its a moment to pay respects to lives sacrificed for the people privileged enough to be able to watch a sporting event in peace. So yes, I empathize with their cause. Can you empathize with me when I say that I see kneeling for the National Anthem as disrespectful to the service of my family? That I would prefer it greatly if we could agree to find another time and place to bring awareness to this issue. Till now the response has been "No", so I have stopped watching. I can't make the players understand this, and I don't feel as if the league should have to explain it. I also don't have to pay their salaries to watch them kneel or stay in the locker room either.
  14. This had more to do with Mike Smith not having a distinct vision for our offense and defensive schemes. Every coordinator change brought a new scheme, but we didn't draft players to fit those schemes. Dan Quinn has a vision for both the offense and defense and while the coordinators have changed, the scheme hasn't. That makes it easier for scouts to find talented role players in later rounds and frees us up to take BPA in the early rounds.
  15. My wife is allergic to flowers, doesn't wear a lot of jewelry, doesn't like Valentines Day anyway. I buy her good chocolate every so often though.
  16. No, the reason Philly has a ring and we don't was execution and coaching. If Freeman doesn't miss that block we likely win. If our defense stops Edelman from making that catch we likely win. If Shannahan calls three runs and kicks the field goal we win. If Matthews doesn't hold win likely win. It's never just one guys fault in a loss. Some of you guys need to just take the L and move on. We lost last year, and we lost to Philly. It's time to get over the idea that the Falcons should have won the Superbowl last year and didn't win this year, and go back to the mode you were in before that. I understood it during the offseason and during the regular season to an extent, but rehashing this is rediculous at this point.
  17. I really don't understand the "buddy circle" thing. As a head coach you have to have coordinators you trust to implement your gameplan, so why wouldn't you hire guys you've worked with before? Its not like he's hiring his college frat brothers or something...
  18. Looks like he thought there was a scrum and went to break it up. Realized it was two Patriots players and said "Everything cool? Ok ok".
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