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  1. The Bills and Dolphins games were classic Falcons playing down to competition, struggling against good D-Lines and giving away games. See Charges and Eagles last year for proof. The weird thing is, especially for prime time games, we seem to get pumped up against better competition. See Raiders, Broncos and Packers last year for proof. We could very well lose this game, but I've got a sneaky suspicion that we come out and run the ball consistently to keep Brady on the sidelines. Matt has no turnovers and the offense rolls...
  2. This is my sentiment to the letter. Folks make it about race on both sides. To me, its not about skin color at all. Its an officer, paid and trusted to PROTECT, that murders a civilian with little to no discernable reason. Being a police officer is a difficult and sometimes thankless job. Your life is on the line everyday. But somewhere along the line the police have convinced us that THEY are more likely to die than civilians in these interactions. However in just 2016 the number of civilians killed by police was 9 times the number of police killed by civilians. The perception should be that civilians are 9 times more likely to die in any interaction with police. Now Im NOT saying these civilians were innocent. A majority of them most likely weren't. Nor am I saying that all police are bad, the majority of them are not. But a few can give a bad taste for the bunch and when the good dont bring the bad to light they turn a blind eye to justice. And when the police in the land of the free kills more than any other country in the world we have a problem. In fact more than the next 5 Superpowers combined. We need to take a hard look at the way our police interact with civilians. Not black or white problem. Its an American problem.
  3. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So to clarify: Falcons will have Vic Beasley and Matt Bryant on Sunday</p>&mdash; Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) <a href="https://twitter.com/FalconsKelsey/status/918894019899543553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  4. Um, gamblers fallacy applies to RANDOM circumstances. The circumstances in the NFL are not exactly random. Good players in familiar systems with proven history of production can not be considered random and therefore the Monte Carlo fallacy wouldnt apply. Couple issues with that logic in a non random environment is all players are not created equally. All circumstances dont bear equal opportunity for success. Some players are better suited for certain systems than others which would skew success rate in a positive direction. Im familiar with the logic, but fail to see how it applies here.
  5. Matt Ryan has played 10 years and is top 20 all time in TDs and Yards. Thats in spite of the revolving door of OCs and systems he's played in. You talk about having the best WR in football, but part of WHY Julio is the best is Matt Ryan. Switch Julio and AJ Green and perhaps AJ Green is in the conversation for best WR in football. He's already there with Andy freaking Dalton tossing passes. Folks like you make me understand why people rank our fanbase so low. Matt won R.O.Y., has 6 straight seasons of 4500+ yds 20 TDs, a career 94 passer rating an MVP award, got us the #1 Conference record twice the #2 Conference twice. We've had a top 12 offense 7 of his 10 years, top 10 offense 5 years and a top 7 offense 4 years. He's never a good defense with his defense finishing in the bottom half of the in pts, yds or both a staggering 9 out of his 10 seasons. But despite all that he's won 66 percent of his games, completed 65 percent of his passes for 266 yds per game. If thats not good enpugh for you then become a Texans fan. Cause Id take Matt head to head with Watson (or just about any QB currently playing not named Rodgers or Brady) any day of the week.
  6. Ryan's had 5 different OCs in 10 seasons. Watson has had 2 great games and he's already better than the raining MVP. Matt was 10 yards away from being 4-0 and the Texans are 2-3.... But you know.....facts...
  7. Found this in another forum and just had to share it: "Participant CheveliarOct 6, 17 at 7:25 am #1030463 As a veteran I’m not offended. Because I know why I served in the military. I didn’t serve because of a song nor did I served because of a flag. Those are nothing more than symbols of our freedom. The document that gives us those freedoms is called the Constitution. In it reads all of the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen in our country. I served to uphold those beliefs written in the constitution. Here is the Oath of Enlistment I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” Here is the Oath of Commissioned Officers I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” For you offended veterans I hope you reread this and remember why you served. For those who’ve never picked up a weapon, guarded a post, or gone to battle please STFU!!!! You know nothing about the sacrifice we went through so you can spew the crazy insensitive things you say trying to take up for me, the veteran, you have no freaking clue!!! I don’t need or want your support as it is clearly unfounded, uninformed, and plain ignorant. Everyone has a platform to speak their mind. These players have a bigger platform because we as fans have given it to them. Now that they are using it in a manner that makes some uncomfortable you want to take it back. As Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast, my friend” The horses are out of the barn and are not coming back. You may not like the kneeling and sitting for the National Anthem, but what other way will their voices be heard? What else could they do that would be as powerful as what they do today? People are not listening now and taking these peaceful protests out of context. Which says to me no matter what they did to protest we’d still be arguing about the wrong things. I leave you with the first amendment to read as well. The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Neither the two oaths nor the first amendment make any mention of how to treat the Star Spangled Banner or the Flag. However the Oaths clearly say as a soldier I will uphold the Constitution. The first amendment doesn’t cover sitting or standing for a song or the flag. However, it states how people have the right to free speech, to assemble peacefully, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. I respect your right to take umbrage with the protests, I do not respect the opinion that this is the wrong platform to use, that this is senseless, or that these men are not intelligent enough to know what they are doing in asking the government to redress their grievance. Which is to say the killing of innocent people of color by those sworn to protect us and our community is wrong. And it needs to be, at the very least, talked about. But they can’t even get a **** conversation because that person elected President wants to continue to divide our country with his words and actions. Look past the flag and the song and see the injustice!"
  8. And proceeded to get elected as President.... After not disrespecting the flag, but the actual soldiers, officers and veterans that hold it up. But that's not unpatriotic or disrespectful to America.....
  9. Sorry you feel that way. If I upset you it was not my intention. Just having a discussion and creating dialogue. Our founding father did the same when developing the Constitution and creating our flag. Thought that it could be done to resolve differences of opinion. If not, than at least agree to see things differently and respect each others view. We should as countrymen be in agreement that our country is great as a whole, but not perfect. In any event, you have a great day as well. God Bless the U.S.
  10. To me the response to this issue is proof positive that the majority of our minds are being controlled. If this protest never was publicised how many would take exception to someone texting or talking on the phone or doing anything BUT standing hand over heart when the anthem is played? Id wager very few. All of a sudden it's publicised by the media and everyone cares now that some people aren't. We need to understand that there are far greater concerns in our country and throughout the world.
  11. Ok, so how is kneeling an insult to the flag? Wouldn't doing anything over than standing hand over heart be an insult by that criteria? It's such a rigid view it is hardly realistic. Does everyone everywhere stop anything they are doing and stand at attention hand over heart whenever the anthem is played? Certainly not. So why is it in this instanve folks are taking exception to a guy not doing it, for whatever reason?
  12. What about Kaepernick himself who had donates millions to charity and risked his career to get a movement started? Has he not taken actions to improve the country? Or do you only see the protests and negativity that you disagree witb?
  13. Can we back up a second, why/how is kneeling during the anthem disrespectful? Wouldn't disrespect be more along the lines of stepping on, burning the flag or allow the flag to be dragged? I think someone somewhere said it was disrespectful and folks ran with it. What is disrespectful about kneeling? How is that more disrespectful than the folks who do literally anything else besides stand at attention?
  14. All, We've had alot of comments and opinions given. I want everyone that doesnt agree with my point of view and even those that do to understand something: Just that we have the ability/medium to have this discussion and the protests themselves is a sign that this country is great. Other countries like Russia, China and North Korea heavily control their population's media. We have the blessing of living in a country where this type of free speech us available and open for all. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY and all it provides it's citizens with. I embrace the good and bad. I will continue to champion the good and work to protect it as much as I can. I will also shed light on the bad and work to improve it as best I can. America is a wonderful country. No matter where we stand on this issue, I think that needs to be expressed first and foremost.