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Everything posted by Arkridge

  1. Coleman is basically out the door and Freeman is a big question mark this season after the injuries and concussion problems. Another bit hit to the head could end this guys career, which is an absolute shame. Devonta at his best is a top 5 back. If Devonta is done in a year or two, best case scenario is we have a guy like Josh Jacobs on the roster. My favorite running back in the draft and I’d take him at our second round pick and not bat an eye.
  2. Smashed this G-Dawg. At it stands right now I think Jeffrey Simmons is most likely to be there out of the top crop of DTs, it’s just a question of whether the FO is comfortable with his past or not. For what’s its worth, the coaching staff at Miss St. have said he’s been an exemplary leader and teammates since the incident. My favorite late round pick you drafted is Devin Singletary. He reminds me so much of a young and fresh Devonta Freeman. I love his game and think he’s perfect for the offense.
  3. Anyone remember Mike McDaniel? When Shanahan left for San Francisco, many around these parts suggested McDaniel as a replacement OC. He made an impression on the Falcon's staff and the story came out about The Atlanta Falcon's staff helping him through troubles with Alcohol abuse. A few years later, other teams are starting to catch on to this guy as a potential bright young offensive mind at just 35 years old. I hate to beat a dead horse, but man. I would have loved if we could have retained him. Myself and many others wanted him as OC.
  4. I mean, he may not be the OC but there's a reason Shanahan is blocking interviews. Plus Shanahan is his own OC and he seems like the type of guy who would be reluctant to let that title go, head coach or not. IIRC, he wasn't retained because Dan Quinn wanted someone with more experience as the OC. I don't think it was any reason deeper than that.
  5. Here is the story where McDaniel says he'll never forget what the Falcon's brotherhood did for him during his struggles with alcohol. Seems Shanahan is blocking interviews for now. But if this Koetter thing backfires (it will), I hope we give him a look one day.
  6. Another off the draft board.
  7. Changes definitely coming for the offensive line. As much as we want an offensive tackle, this is probably the most likely scenario right now given our draft position: And I wouldn't hate it at all. Best OL in the draft at 14 is a steal.
  8. Not really. Fusco was underwhelming before the injury. Like other posters have said, he'll likely be kept for depth but I'd bet they'll look for a new starting guard either through free agency or within the first 4 rounds of the draft.
  9. All for it. Become the trench gawdz. The draft is deep enough to do it.
  10. I wouldn't be surprised if Levitre was gone either. Or Fusco. Injury be ****ed, he was playing like **** before he ever got hurt.
  11. If this is how the picks fell I'd be happy with either Jachai Polite or Raekwon Davis.
  12. #Falcons CB Season Grades: Isaiah Oliver - 65.7 Desmond Trufant - 60.8 (career low) Brian Poole - 60.4 (career low) Robert Alford - 48.5 (career low) .... And just like that, CB became a need for us. I'd be lying if I said I saw this coming. CB has been a position of strength for us for a few years now. Wouldn’t be surprised if our first rounder is a CB come draft time instead of DT or DE.
  13. I honestly think there are issues at all three levels of the defense. No pass rush from the edges OR the inside, inconsistent LB play from everyone except Debo, and our high paid corners are playing like undrafted rookies. I can get behind either method. If they like a guy in the first that falls to us, go for it. Especially if there's a run on DT/DE early. And I think that'll be exactly the case with the lack of QBs in the upcoming class. We could see all the DT/DE talent go in the first 15 picks.
  14. I'd be down for either Allen or Kazee in at Nickel. Whatever it takes to keep both on the field. Both are excellent. Hate to see Rico injured but it's awesome to see Kazee develop so nicely in his absence. As far as drafting a CB high, I'm on board. I like the small samples we've seen of Isaiah Oliver. I think he can succeed with more time in the system.
  15. Reddick was very underwhelming as a rookie. This year in preseason he didn't do much, didn't even get much playing time. Week 1 of the regular season and he's seemingly fell behind on the Cardinals depth chart behind playing only 19% of their defensive snaps. 14 snaps overall. In Arizona's post game press conference, Steve Wilks was asked about Haason Reddick and why he hasn't been able to land more playing time and his answer was a short, simple "He's still trying to figure out of the position". Reddick's rookie year with the Cardinals was maligned by position moves where he was never able to settle into one spot and really get comfortable. I honestly feel like they've done him a disservice so far. Most teams would be reluctant to trade off a first round draft pick so quickly but if the organization feels like we're truly in "win now" mode, I think it would be worth looking into. Dan Quinn was reportedly in love with Haason Reddick's potential so much that Atlanta considered a trade up to get him. It didn't happen, but Dan Quinn obviously had a vision for where he fits in on the defense and the way he's molded the young linebackers we've had so far and the progress we've seen from a guy who couldn't be more raw in Oluokun, I'm inclined to believe Dan Quinn could put Reddick's career on the right trajectory. I don't know what sort of draft/trade capital we'd have to give up to make this happen, but is this something you'd like to see the Atlanta Falcons explore?
  16. I wouldn't be so sure given he's a draft pick from a different regime and not even breaking 20 snaps in their opener.
  17. Nah, Cali actually. Being from a previous regime is another thing I didn't address. That means more than some may think. He isn't a Wilks pick.
  18. It's a stupid reason. The board still acts like every single person on the roster has to have an identical personality & character traits.
  19. Where have you heard this? Everything I've heard is it's more Arizona moving him all over instead of letting him adjust to one position. What what I've seen Arizona just doesn't know how to handle him and I think Dan Quinn had a plan for this when he wanted him last year.
  20. I actually think that's a **** good offer that would be considered
  21. No one ever said he'd be an instant contributor. I said he'd fit much better in Atlanta then Arizona. He'd be a rotational guy with the other 1-2 guys we've brought in/will rotate in wake of Deion's injury.
  22. I don't know about 4-6. I think maybe a 3rd right now would be around his range, I'd be elated if we could get him for less than that. My thing is, Dan Quinn wanted him badly it seemed. We saw sooo many rumors from so many different outlets that we were looking for a trade up if he fell out of the top 15. He went 14. Daniel Jeremiah said we threw out an offer but it was declined. We had a vision for him and I think he fits perfectly. He's better than any of the depth we've brought in post injuries.
  23. I'm not sure how a Front Office in the NFL thinks. Do they have players on their radar in terms of future draft classes? If so, do you think this could have played a factor in lack of DL drafting in the early round for us or do you think Quinn and TD just chose to go with the BPA and let the D-Line sort itself out with the help of Quinn's excellent defensive coaching? I know we've got a lot of college football buffs around these parts and if you're tuned into the college scene, next year could be an out of this world draft class in terms of defensive prospects, especially the defensive line. I can name 5-6 guys off the top of my head at DT/DE that looked like top 10 players LAST year. Guys like Ed Oliver, Dexter Lawrence, Rashan Gary, Raekwon Davis, Christian Wilkins etc. There's 5 guys that could be TOP 10 players in their class and that's just DTs. That's the reason I'm asking the question. Do you think teams (namely ATL) look toward the future or is that way too far out for them to even worry about? My assumption would be they have no idea about these guys as they already have enough to worry about. What do you guys think?