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    Arkridge got a reaction from Run 'n' Shoot in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from shockerfalcon in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from vitaman in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Williamb in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from FalconsFan36 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Not campaigning for a mobile QB either. Just saying Matt Ryan isn’t one. And yes, I don’t see many if any QBs around the league that would get the job done behind this OL.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from FalconsFan36 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    The concrete cleats was more of a joke than anything, but calling Matt Ryan a “mobile” QB would be a stretch IMO. He did make a few nice plays on the move, yes. But more often than not, Ice isn’t going to be able to do enough with his legs to mask the OL short comings.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from FalconsFan36 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Hard not to focus on anything but the future with how the first few weeks have gone, but I absolutely get this sentiment. It’s early.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from FalconsFan36 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge reacted to Summerhill in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    I hope Rosen can be the next Tommy Maddox reclamation project but let's not ignore how the transition from Rosen to Kyler Murray went. The Cards were terrible with Rosen and then the next year with most of the same players and Murray, they weren't quite good but it was clear they were heading in the right direction. Most of the times with QBs, it's clear who the good ones are pretty quickly. Just like what happened with Matt Ryan in 2008. 
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    Arkridge reacted to ATLFalcon36 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    If we're committing to being a 3-4 team I think it's time we take that opportunity to beef up on all sides of the ball. The Falcons have been a speed/finesse team for as long as I can remember and I'm tired of getting our tails whipped and being tired in the 4th qtr.
    Going to use what I did in Madden as a template, using "real" draft classes and FA.
    True 3-4 NT (in Madden signed Brandon Williams next year, drafted Jordan Davis from UGA) True 3-4 OLBs (drafted Kayvon Thibodeaux for pass rushing OLB and signed Harold Landry III for the other side). True 3-4 ILB (kept Foye and traded off Deion Jones, signed Hightower in FA) Interior line ended up being LE - Marlon Davidson/Cominsky, NT - B. Williams/Davis, RE - Grady/Graham Drafted Jordan Battle at SS, started Richie Grant at FS On offense
    Signed Morgan Moses at RT after first wave of FA (not great scheme fit in reality but I tried to get Jensen and Paradis and they signed elsewhere) Drafted Alec Lindstrom at C, Drafted Zion Johnson at LG - both started going into the year Signed Raheem Mostert to platoon with Mike Davis. Signed Zac Ertz to backup Kyle Pitts/replace Hurst. Signed Tim Patrick and John Ross at WR position. TL;DR - Mixed veteran experience with highly touted rookies on both lines, EDGE and LB. Sured up the safety position with young guys. My favorite is the mix of a true veteran 3-4 NT with a huge rookie NT for depth, mentoring and giving us a space eating, 2-gap 3-4 tackle that can free up Grady to make plays and keep guards from getting up to the interior linebackers.
     
    The next offseason will be focused on WR, CB and QB since those were mostly stop-gapped next year, and building inside-out.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Dirtier Bird in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    The concrete cleats was more of a joke than anything, but calling Matt Ryan a “mobile” QB would be a stretch IMO. He did make a few nice plays on the move, yes. But more often than not, Ice isn’t going to be able to do enough with his legs to mask the OL short comings.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Dirtier Bird in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from MilleniumFalcon in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Diesel_Bird in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    Call me a pessimist but this team isn’t sniffing contention before the end of Matt Ryan’s run with the team. Simply too many holes on the roster for that to happen with an aging QB that doesn’t have the OL to cover up the concrete in his cleats. While Arthur Smith and co. claim this was simply a reload and not a rebuild, I think it’s safe to say that doesn’t look to be the case two weeks in.
    My question is, would you prefer the team use its (what we’re predicting will be) favorable draft position to build up the OL and defense and THEN drop a QB into the equation, OR should we take a shot at a QB if we feel like a capable one is available?
    Personally, I’d prefer to build up the defense and OL with premium draft picks I. 2022 before looking to drop a new QB into the mix in 2023 but I can see arguments for both. What do you guys think?
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    Arkridge reacted to falcons007 in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    This team needs a very good Edge guy, ILB, Safety, NT and a Cb on the defense. Get a serviceable LG, needs WR and above all a good RB. A good team is a young QB best friend. 
     
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    Arkridge got a reaction from likeriver in How would YOU prefer this team be built over the next 2-3 years?   
    The concrete cleats was more of a joke than anything, but calling Matt Ryan a “mobile” QB would be a stretch IMO. He did make a few nice plays on the move, yes. But more often than not, Ice isn’t going to be able to do enough with his legs to mask the OL short comings.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Malachore in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    Said it for me. People are mistaking my point re: Mayfield especially. I know that Arthur Smith and co. view him as a project that isn't ready to take starting snaps. My point is WHY are we taking these sorts of players in the third round in the first place? This team is not good enough to be spending premium picks on projects.
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    Arkridge reacted to Falcons_Frenzy in Dante Fowler has an arrest warrant out   
    The Atlanta Police Department is currently looking for Falcons defensive player Dante Fowler. A warrant has been issued for his arrest due to theft allegations. The claim is he stole 45 million dollars from the Atlanta Falcons.
    The police are also searching for suspects in relation to this crime named Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn. If you see any of these three men do not approach and use extreme caution. They are considered to have possible mental conditions (caused by overuse of hair gel and/or too much loud music) that could lead to unpredictable behavior such as  embracing the suck or thinking everyone is in their gang called "The brotherhood." If you see these men you're urged to contact local authorities immediately. 
    The Atlanta Falcons fanbase are seeking compensation for the damages these men have caused to their psyche. We will update this story as it develops. 
     

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    Arkridge reacted to DonOfThemBirds in Dante Fowler has an arrest warrant out   
    They'll never find him.
     
    He's great at disappearing.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from BLM in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    It all goes back to alllocation of resources. Everyone KNEW how bad this offensive line had the potential to be. How bad our defensive front 7 had the potential to be. How anybody though that simply adding new "competent" coaches to a roster devoid of blue-chip talent would make this team good again is beyond me. You can't win games when you draft players that are all "wait-and-see" guys. Richie Grant? Project. Jalen Mayfield? Project. Both guys taken with premium picks in the top 3 rounds. These picks should be reserved for immediate impact STARTERS. A team with 4 wins a season ago doesn't have the luxury of taking project players.
    If week 1 wasn't enough to prove that simply scheme changes and a new style of coaching isn't enough to make a bad team good, then I don't know what to say. Many people around these parts were shaking their heads with how we chose to spend draft resources and I'd say those people are already being proven right and its just a week into the season. Can' win games if you can't draft impact starters.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Chitown2ATL_Falcon in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    Could absolutely be an overreaction, but there aren't many teams around the league where Duron Harmon and Erik Harris would be starters. I feel as though its safe to say that most fans expected Richie Grant to be able to show a bit more and break into that lineup considering where he was drafted. Rounds 1-3 are for teams to find capable starters. Not projects. Especially a team like Atlanta that is devoid of talent.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Chitown2ATL_Falcon in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    If you think the beat down the team just took doesn't prove much of anything than I'd say that's what is comical here. You'd have to look hard to find a team around the league that looked less prepared for a season of football. Arthur Smith said as much at the press conference. All the man could do was apologize. 
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Stevo in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    Could absolutely be an overreaction, but there aren't many teams around the league where Duron Harmon and Erik Harris would be starters. I feel as though its safe to say that most fans expected Richie Grant to be able to show a bit more and break into that lineup considering where he was drafted. Rounds 1-3 are for teams to find capable starters. Not projects. Especially a team like Atlanta that is devoid of talent.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from Stevo in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    It all goes back to alllocation of resources. Everyone KNEW how bad this offensive line had the potential to be. How bad our defensive front 7 had the potential to be. How anybody though that simply adding new "competent" coaches to a roster devoid of blue-chip talent would make this team good again is beyond me. You can't win games when you draft players that are all "wait-and-see" guys. Richie Grant? Project. Jalen Mayfield? Project. Both guys taken with premium picks in the top 3 rounds. These picks should be reserved for immediate impact STARTERS. A team with 4 wins a season ago doesn't have the luxury of taking project players.
    If week 1 wasn't enough to prove that simply scheme changes and a new style of coaching isn't enough to make a bad team good, then I don't know what to say. Many people around these parts were shaking their heads with how we chose to spend draft resources and I'd say those people are already being proven right and its just a week into the season. Can' win games if you can't draft impact starters.
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    Arkridge got a reaction from isproab in A team with more holes than swiss cheese drafted a safety with a premium pick who can't even break the starting lineup   
    If you think the beat down the team just took doesn't prove much of anything than I'd say that's what is comical here. You'd have to look hard to find a team around the league that looked less prepared for a season of football. Arthur Smith said as much at the press conference. All the man could do was apologize. 
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