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  1. OK, I’m no OL expert, but Mayfield was getting dominated in preseason games - bull rushed into the QB, speed rushed, unable to switch on stunts - really getting owned.
  2. Ridley will have better numbers than Julio this year.
  3. Gronk, Howard and Brate aren't too bad in TB.
  4. Our salary cap problems hurt our leverage with the league knowing we needed to trade Julio or make other some kind of undesirable move. Drafting another WR would have made it even tougher to get value in a JJ trade.
  5. Jesse Tuggle played for my high school, Griffin High. Willie Gault was also from there. In high school, we would send Willie on a fly pattern and the QBs job was just to throw it as far as he could for Willie to go get it. Willie played for the Bears and was on the Olympic relay team, but didn't get to compete because we boycotted the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Willie's sister was in my grade. I was told she was fast, but thought "no way a girl is going to beat me" when we were paired off to do a 45 yard sprint in P.E. class. But she did beat me. Bad.
  6. The problem is this tanks his trade value. We NEED to trade him now because of this, and other teams know it. So, if he wanted to force a trade, he probably gets his wish, but it doesn't mean it's a good trade for us or for him.
  7. Why not Ja'Marr Chase AND Jalen Waddle for Julio? If you are going to propose something that will never happen, go big.
  8. Also, having to extend Ryan to create cap space when he is the biggest cap hit on the books. Maybe we even take a QB at 4 if we have the space... The OP is dead on. We are paying now for stupid moves made under the last regime.
  9. It's nice to see the high grades. Hopefully, we'll exceed these, but it's hard to know. I did enjoy watching Kiper's "best available" sit there untouched pick after pick after pick in the middle rounds. These prognosticators aren't all that.
  10. You will never get that kind of trade for Julio, not because of Julio, but because of the cap situation we are under (and the rest of the league knows we are under). The dead money you are talking about belongs to the TD/DQ era and all the fans who thought that funding "the Brotherhood" was the way to go. Now, this regime is forced to pay the bill and effectively forfeit a couple of seasons because we weren't smart when we re-upped Ryan and Julio, not to mention Freeman, Neal, Beasley, Trufant, etc. Right now, we have only $1 million in cap space and still have to sign our draft class. So, we can pay $17 million for him to NOT play for us or we can play $40 million+ over the next two years for him to stay. We are eating that "sandwich" either way.
  11. Two problems I have with this thread: (1) This original post is incorrect. Matt Ryan had the most completions in 2019 and 2020, but not the most in 2018 (Roethlisberger), 2017 (Brees), 2016 (Brees), 2015 (Rivers), 2014 (Brees), 2013 (Manning) or 2012 (Stafford). Your info is wrong, but maybe you have a career in network news... (2) This isn't any of those years. This is 2021, and Ryan has taken a pounding over the last 12 years (especially for a QB not known to be a scrambler). We eventually will need his replacement. If our front office believes we can get the right guy this year, I'm OK with that.
  12. I would be surprised if TF and AS were not in agreement as to their choice, and even more surprised if they let it out that they were not in disagreement...unless they wanted to create a smoke screen. For what it's worth, I hope they can trade back and get more picks, but you need to have a trading partner to do that. On the other hand, at 4, you are going to have BPA and almost every position - you just have to make the right pick.
  13. There's always a lot of smoke on who team's really want in the draft because they hope other teams will make them an offer they can't refuse AND they still get their first choice, but, for what it's worth, it is bring reported that Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith now are agreed on who they want. https://heavy.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/falcons-head-coach-general-manager-aligned-on-first-round-pick/?fbclid=IwAR1KVy8KEmDwd4Onx9sov212MLEQr6lSFdlhmPEwqWPG61WdfAG9qxB9vMU On Wednesday Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot have been feeling somewhat conflicted in terms of whether to draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick. Per Mortensen, Fontenot has been leaning toward drafting Matt Ryan’s eventual replacement, with Smith in favor of selecting a non-quarterback. But according to a new report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fontenot and Smith are now “aligned” in terms of direction and have five potential first-round picks on their “draft radar screen.”Join Heavy on Falcons! OT Penei Sewell and TE Kyle Pitts At the top of the list are Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, with the Falcons facing what Ledbetter describes as a “tough call” between the two. To get an additional perspective, Ledbetter spoke to an unnamed, longtime NFL executive, who said: “He’ll make some plays, the tight end,” referring to Pitts. “He’ll be effective maybe 15 plays out of 65. The left tackle has got to be there 65 out of 65. When you really look it, it’s hard to [take Pitts] if the left tackle is legit,” though he conceded that passing on a playmaker like Pitts can be a difficult thing to do. QB Justin Fields As for the quarterback that remains on Atlanta’s radar screen, that would be Justin Fields of Ohio State, as it’s assumed that Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and one other quarterback—perhaps Alabama’s Mac Jones—will be gone before the Falcons have a chance to select. Some NFL analysts consider Atlanta a “golden spot” for a potential franchise quarterback like Fields, as he would get at least a year of grooming under a good teacher in Smith. But rightly or wrongly, Fields may be hurt by the fact that Ohio State quarterbacks have failed to distinguish themselves in the NFL. Moreover, Dwayne Haskins—who was selected No. 15 overall two years ago—failed to make it through two seasons with Washington, and is now a low-cost reclamation project of the Pittsburgh Steelers. WR Ja’Marr Chase and CB Patrick Surtain II Finally, there are two other prime candidates for Atlanta’s first-round pick, those being LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain. “Chase, who’s 6-foot-1 and 208 pounds, dazzled the NFL scouts at his Pro Day workout before a crowd that included Fontenot, offensive coordinator Dave Ragone and wide receivers coach David Brock,” notes Ledbetter. He’s also coming off a stellar season in which he caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns, including nine receptions for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the College Football Playoff Championship game against Clemson. Last but not least, there’s Patrick Surtain II, whose father was second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins and went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl honors three times. At 6-foot-2 and 201 pounds, Surtain has ideal size for a cornerback. He’s also about as NFL ready as can be, thanks in part to the fact that he has spent the past few years practicing against the likes of 2020 first-round picks Henry Ruggs (Las Vegas Raiders) and Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos), not to mention Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith, both of whom are likely to be first-rounders in the 2021 draft.
  14. I don't think the Saints would have beaten Green Bay.
  15. Do you really think the Falcons DLine compares with Pierre-Paul, Suh, Vea and Gholston??
  16. If you're a fan of his, that's fine. I originally posted that we should be pulling for the Saints because the Bucs (with Tom brady and the players that followed him) had the ability to win it all, while the Saints did not. For this, I got flamed with claims I couldn't be a true Falcons fan, and things went exactly as predicted...We have another Super Bowl winner coming out of the NFC South not named the Falcons.
  17. All you guys rooting for Tom Brady still?
  18. Sounds like a great plan if you can sign Tom Brady.
  19. No, TD was responsible for managing the hair gel supply. That's why he and Coach Bro never had any conflict.
  20. Better to trade back than chase Chase at #4. Get him later, maybe, but not at 4.
  21. I’m sure no one has thought of this. Have you sent AB your resume?
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