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Posts posted by Macintez

  1. I would’ve felt so... I think the 3rd year he would’ve killed it on the aerial end. As far as the running game? I don’t know but we drafted two pretty good o-linemen after he left and he would’ve helped them transition from college to pro game. I think he would’ve been great. We want a lot of people to come in and be Shanny Jr. But early on in his career he learned from his dad, Gary Kubiak AND Joe Gibbs.... Imagine if Sark had that amount of time with those guys?

  2. Matthews plays the game with no soul. You can have all the technique and he’s been consistent but I hate how Matthews has never played towards an elite level even when we had Kyle Shanahan. I’m happy we have him but it just seemed like he plateaued at a level of starter and barely serviceable.

  3. 3 hours ago, FalconTough said:

    I honestly feel like my elite present-day pocket presence in Madden is a result of me doing that flying tennis ball pocket drill on PS2.

    Me too, I’m unstoppable in madden passing the ball. The running drills? Oh goodness I still have my Xbox with the ncaa and Madden because of that man those games were so fun.

  4. 2 hours ago, ATLFalcon36 said:

    As a now 12 year AAA game developer that also has played Madden since I was 12, this is fairly accurate. I have some friends down there - they definitely need something better than Frostbite. All PS3-era maddens were total garbage, they were worse than PS2. PS4 they finally made franchise mode a little bit better, but I liked when they introduced front loaded/balanced/backloaded contracts, they need to add 5th year options (I've been manually doing the math and editing their contracts for 5th years).

    Thank god they added downloadable draft classes, which brought back a lot of the NCAA (buying named rosters on memory cards from ebay) -> Madden magic. There's some really great ones for franchise from 2020 all the way until 2026. But the actual gameplay is crazy, the game never really get more "difficult" just more absurd stuff happens like sacks, tip drill interceptions, impossible deflections, bad AI not covering and more.

    What they really need to do is spend 2-3 years to do one on a new engine, basically from scratch, and in the meantime just patch in new rosters entirely while the new ones get made right, in-full. I could re-design franchise mode into god tier for franchise players (always been an offline franchise guy) but they have probably had the same guys doing that for 20 years.

    Ditto. EA is not willing to invest time into a engine specific to football, which sucks because if you’ve used the same engine for the last 2 generations, imagine the success if you made a good one that actually attributes to being a better product over that span. As far as offline features; MLB the Show has shown me that you can have a sports game with a fun online AND offline component. The best thing about the franchise back in the day was the yearly progression based off performance/stats and mini-camp to get your player better. I do not like how they have progression set on the new Maddens; It’s not interactive enough. Road to the Show does it perfectly but even that was kinda inspired by the superstar modes in the older Maddens. I’m mainly a offline gamer as well, and football is my favorite sport but whenever I buy Madden I don’t play it for more than two months. I just get to see how strong my Falcons get throughout the season. I tell you what, if you ever want to pitch some ideas to EA let me know lol I got a slew of them as well. 

    They probably won’t listen.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Mister pudding said:

    Wait, what? Our defense is one playmaker away from being great?? How do you figure?

    Our defense has needed a game wrecker for a long time... Especially on the front lines and we all know it. Dan Quinn does NOT have enough time to develop one, so essentially, his job is dependent on having a playmaking presence. Why not go all out on one in the top 5 of the draft? We can’t scheme all of our deficiencies; every team has them. The only thing that will negate those deficiencies is havoc and we have not been able to create enough havoc that forces these offenses and QB’s out their element. We need one player on this defense to get us to that level and I think everything else will take care of itself. Get Derrick Brown or Chase or even Kinlaw and I think that gets the job done.

  6. 2 hours ago, Mister pudding said:

    I remember these posts in the Clowney days. How did that turn out again?

    I never wanted Clowney that bad. Our offense is PLENTY fine and our defense is one playmaker away from being great. We need the absolute top, best defensive playmaker we can get. I’m ok with our DB’s and I’m kinda sorta ok with our LB’s but a difference maker on the D-line could make us tough to deal with.

  7. Just now, g-dawg said:

    this team with this situation (aging stars - Ryan/Julio) and this salary cap hades - cannot afford to tie two drafts into 1 player.   

    Think about it.   While Falcons can always make "some moves" - Falcons have less money than 90% of the league now in salary cap - you can only "DRAFT" your way out of that situation - you cannot add one player and solve the riddle.

    The salary cap will increase over the next few years.

  8. Opinion is that it would absolutely be a win for us. I know we talk about draft capital and how it’s important for depth but screw that... We need a home run on the defensive side and the Redskins? TD just may have to make them an offer they can’t refuse. I think the deal gets done, we get even more media attention, and when the dust is settled, everyone is happy. I’ve been very against trades like this but this will give a spark to city and fans like you wouldn’t believe and we have a LOT of people from Ohio living in Ga so we get more support, more media attention, and most importantly, a really good DE. There is no way we don’t win the trade even with two years of draft capital given. 

  9. 9 minutes ago, RYNE said:

    Says you. Players like him are rare 

    Super athletes with marginal football instincts/jack-of-all-trades master-of-none type player? We see them over-drafted every year because coaches feel like they’re football whispers that can transform athletes with no instincts into football players. (Yes, I believe he’s overrated)

  10. 3 hours ago, isproab said:

    Ok, they are big, but there will NEVER be numbers as big as what Ohio State had back in the day.  Not even close.

    Eddie George Reveals the Hardest Part About Playing Football at ...

    Dang man you weren’t even exaggerating those numbers are huge man... Look at the shoulders lmao

  11. 7 hours ago, 1989Fan said:

    I’m am asking this without agenda...who would be some success stories for “position-less players” in the NFL. the best modern comp I can think of is Leonard Floyd...I don’t buy the Vic comp, but do see Floyd coming out of UGA, but w less production.

    I see Simmons as a pure LB in the NFL despite his athleticism, Chaisson is the guy who I don’t know where he fits. He seems to make most sense as a 3-4 backer...can he put his hand in the dirt and be effective?

    if he is a legit pass rusher he could be a worthy pick...if he is L. Floyd, I’m not taking that at 16. CHI sang Floyd’s praises, but didn’t value the position-less player enough to even finish out his rookie contract.

    This is what people have never understood about the “positionless” player. Coaches that draft these players have so much ego that they can develop anyone and it has hardly ever worked. The closest thing I’ve seen to a success story is Brian Urlacher and Thomas Davis but the thing is with both they played Saftey and converted to LB because of size. When he comes into the NFL he will have to learn and stick to one positions. What Coach wouldn’t want a player that could play 2-3 positions at an elite level? The NFL is too complex and you’re overwhelming the player who will say yes he could do anything because he’s getting paid millions of dollars. Time and time again it has not worked on the level people expect it too and I’m not in the mood for gambling this draft.

  12. 13 hours ago, GATXBOI said:

    Good read... how high are y'all on Henderson now

    I haven’t even watched film. In today’s game I am not obsessed with athleticism anymore, I’m just not. Football IQ and technique are prioritized when it comes to draft picks, the lower we pick, the more I prioritize the love of football and the mental capacity to learn and adapt.

  13. 3 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

    I think you’re grasping at straws when it comes to Chaisson.  He is a well rounded OLB who can put his hand in the dirt or play standing up equally well.  A monster vs the run and solid yet high ceiling potential rushing the passer


    Seahawks NFL Draft Profile: K'Lavon Chaisson



    Playing with a motor that is constantly running hot, Chaisson looks like a road runner rocketing off the edge at the snap and gains ground rapidly. He possesses an explosive initial step and even against top-tier opponents such as Alabama, opposing tackles often drew false start penalties trying to get into their pass sets early to compensate for his upfield burst and speed.

    A quick twitch athlete, Chaisson has the flexibility and ankle flexion to quickly turn the corner on tackles and engulf opposing quarterbacks. Thanks to his elite lateral quickness for the position, he’s also superb executing stunt games and consistently disrupted the pocket rocketing through the A-gap after twisting inside.


    While it comes in spurts and he can be overpowered by stronger linemen at times, Chaisson can be a disruptive force defending the run, as he produced 13.5 tackles for loss last season. He throws violent hands and uses his length effectively to create separation against blockers, especially when setting the edge. He pursues the football relentlessly sideline to sideline and excels finishing plays in space, including making tackles coming from the backside of the play frequently.

    Often playing in a two-point stance for the Tigers, Chaisson proved himself capable of dropping into coverage against tight ends and has the athletic traits to excel as an off-ball defender in a 3-4 scheme. With a chiseled 250-pound frame, he has the ideal build for a modern EDGE hybrid and has room to add muscle once he enters the league.


    For all of the physical tools Chaisson brings to the table, his athleticism and tenacity haven’t always resulted in the type of production scouts look for from elite pass rushers. He finished with a respectable 6.5 sacks during LSU’s run to a national championship last year, but only had 3.0 sacks in 11 games prior.

    While he’s displayed functional counters, including spin, swim, and rip moves, he struggles to consistently deploy them and often relies on his pure athleticism to beat blockers as a rusher. Once he’s locked up at the end of a speed rush and the tackle sets anchor against him, he will keep battling but hasn’t shown the consistent ability to get off of the block and properly utilize his pass rushing tool box.

    From a technical standpoint, Chaisson is far more polished as a run defender and exhibits the mindset necessary to hold serve at the point of attack. But to play as a three-point defensive end in a 4-3 scheme at the next level, he will need to become friends with the weight room and add a bit more functional power to hold up in the trenches.


    • Kenneth Murray, 6-2/243 
    • Outside Linebacker 
    • Oklahoma 
    Kenneth Murray Scouting Report 
    By Charlie Campbell 

    • Sideline-to-sideline speed 
    • Tough run defender 
    • Good tackler 
    • Hard hitter 
    • Very physical 
    • Quick 
    • Diagnosis skills 
    • Read-and-react skills 
    • Fits a 4-3 or 3-4 defense 
    • Always around the ball 
    • Quick to the flat 
    • Closing speed 
    • Rangy 
    • Advanced pass-coverage linebacker 
    • Can help cover against tight ends and running backs 
    • Can drop into zone coverage 
    • Good instincts 
    • Dangerous edge rusher 
    • Ability to bend 
    • Ability to dip 
    • Has the speed to turn the corner 
    • Asset to spy mobile quarterbacks 
    • Strong, thick build 
    • Durable 
    • Leader 
    • Hard worker 
    • Athletic upside 
    • Upside; continues to improve 


    • Good instincts, but not great 
    • Can be overly aggressive at times 
    • Could have some medical concerns 

    • Summary: Over the past three seasons, Murraywas one of the most consistent and effective linebackers in college football. He was right up there with recent top-10 picks Devin White and Roquan Smith in terms of production, skill set, and leadership on their defense. Murray didn't receive the same media acclaim as those two did at LSU and Georgia respectively, but NFL teams hold Murray in similar regard to those two star linebackers. 

      Murray was a reliable tackler for the Sooners in his freshman season when he had a solid debut with 78 stops. As a sophomore, he exploded with 155 tackles and was all over the field for Oklahoma. In 2019, Murray had 102 tackles with four sacks and four passes batted. 

      Murray is the complete package as a linebacker and a future three-down starter. He has good, not great, instincts but is quick to read his keys to get in position to make plays. For a big and thick linebacker, Murray has surprising speed to get to the perimeter and he eats up space in a hurry. Murray has good length and weight to him as well, so that gives him the versatility to play any linebacker position in a 4-3. Team sources say Murray can really run and is a flexible linebacker who should excel as a Mike - middle - or outside linebacker. 

      In the ground game, Murray is a very physical tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed and has some ability to take on blocks at the point of attack. He is a very good tackler who wraps up ball-carriers and puts them into the turf with force. White has the size and mentality to take on blocks, hold his ground, shed the block, and get in on tackles. Murray was a tackling machine throughout his collegiate career, as he is a superb run defender and projects to be a force to shut down and limit offenses' ground game. 

      Murray is an asset for pass coverage. Team sources like his athleticism and coverage ability, which is vital to being a three-down starter and difference-maker as a non-pass-rushing linebacker in the modern, passing-driven NFL. He covers a lot of ground in zone coverage, is a smooth mover in space, and does a nice job of disrupting throwing lanes. His size and athleticism allows him to have the potential to play some man coverage on tight ends and backs out of the backfield. On dump-off passes to the flat, Murray explodes into the ball-carrier and is very good at making tackles in space. He has the speed to run down the middle seam as well. Murray's skill set and instincts make him an excellent spy to help neutralize a mobile quarterback as well. 

      Some scouts say that Murray's pass-rush ability is better than some players who do it on an every-down basis. He proved he is a dangerous blitzer in 2019, showing speed off the edge with the ability to bend, dip, and turn the corner.

      Multiple team sources say Murray is a better prospect than other recent first-round linebackers, including Leighton Vander Esch, Haason Reddick, Tremaine Edmunds and Alec Ogletree. Evaluators feel Murray is closer to being on a par with Roquan Smith and Devin White, although maybe not quite as good as though two. Hence, they see Murray having top-10 potential for the 2020 NFL Draft. If Murray slides lower in the first round, it could be because of team needs and not many wanting to take linebackers early. Another reason he could slide is concern over his medical evaluation as some have questions. Teams rave about Murray off the field and in the locker room with his character and work ethic. They say he loves football and is a valuable team leader. 

      I think Murray will be an excellent pro linebacker with Pro Bowl potential and the ability to be one of the top Mike - middle - or Will - weakside - linebackers in the NFL. 


      Player Comparison: Thomas Davis. Murray reminds me, and some team evaluators I've spoken with, of Davis. Like Davis, Murray has a physical style of play with hard tackles, good run defense, an ability to cover, and versatility in the middle of the field. I could see Murray having a long and productive career like Davis in the NFL.
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