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  1. This is a prime example of what is known as illumination by low wattage.
  2. Apart from the extremely painful cap consequences and negative message to the locker room, there are other reasons this is very unlikely to happen. While I’ve never been on the Ryan is an elite top 5-7 QB bandwagon (I have always thought that there’s just something missing with the guy, can’t quite put my finger on what it is) he’s very good and with a much better scheme that plays to his strengths, a much better play caller, an OL performing above average, and some semblance of a running game, the Falcons offence can be pretty good bordering on excellent. If the defence can be top 12 and the
  3. Najee Harris is a nice to have but toot a must have. Javonte Williams also plays like a man amongst boys and could be taken in the 2nd, easily, and maybe the 3rd.
  4. Good guy and will become a good DC but this team needed an enema. I wish him well, he deserves the opportunity. With 3 coaches from one of the worst defences in the league becoming DCs, I don’t know if that speaks to the Falcons lack of talent or the tendency to cronyism when hiring assistants and coordinators.
  5. Definitely an air of intelligence and thoughtfulness that was lacking with DQ - who is a good guy but was light on the accountability and adaptability qualities. That doesn’t look like it’ll be an issue with AS.
  6. Even so, no need to over-draft a back. I’d find it hard to understand, for example, if Sermon was as high or higher ranked than Javonte Williams, who may go in the 2nd or 3rd. Most analysts have a 4th-5th round rank on Sermon. He’ll be there later, and Falcons should just go BPA. Drafting/reaching for need rarely works out well as a draft plan.
  7. Helpful instructions I live by: See Bleacher Report as source. Immediately flush down toilet and get on with the rest of your day. You will be happier for it. Ryan isn’t getting traded in 2021. If the new guys love one of the top QBs in the draft, so be it. Outside of Lawrence none are ready to start in the NFL.
  8. Nowhere near 4. He's good but he ain't Saquon Barkley coming out of college good. If they can get him at #36 that would be great, or even late first if there is a trade down, but if not, then oh well, move on to Javonte Williams who I like almost as much and will go in the 2nd or even the 3rd.
  9. Rodgers and Brady think highly of themselves and demand excellence and total commitment from their teammates. I don’t have a problem with that. If Wilson is cut from that cloth, I’m good with it. If he’s a Ryan Leaf kind of spoiled brat, that’s another thing altogether.
  10. Lawrence will be gone by 4, of course. I have serious concerns about Fields' vision/decision making and he seems slow to make his reads - which will be lethal in the NFL. That leaves Zach Wilson. If the Falcons want a QB of the future and they fall in love with Wilson, and he's available at 4, then they should get him. I don't see any viable QB of the future guys after round 1. There could be a Russell Wilson - but there probably isn't - statistically at least.
  11. I'm on board with the candidate that brings the strongest ability to instill an accountable, winning culture and leadership. Think Belicek, Tomlin, Harbaugh, yes even Payton. Don't know enough about Brady (though his age concerns me) or Hackett to say who is better or worse when it comes to culture and leadership. Hopefully Blank and McKay learned from the DQ and TD experience that you need a coach who works for the GM and isn't a co-equal, and that the coach hiring his buddies and guys he owes a favor to doesn't work.
  12. Translation: there is a lack of talent or lockbox depth through the defence. Allen is/was a symptom of a bigger problem.
  13. They aren’t a very good team. Too many roster holes, poor coaching hires, and big contracts and draft busts caught up to them. Playoffs would have meant a week of excitement, a few more dollars for Blank, and more delusion from management about their team. I’m personally looking forward to some much needed changes. This version has run its course. Don’t know if it’s a renovation or a full tear down and rebuild but I say bring it on, whatever it is. The better draft picks could help a lot.
  14. Charles Woodson couldn’t help when QB has all day. Doesn’t change the fact that Rico Allen is a nice story, smart guy, who is just physically overmatched at the NFL level to help even a mediocre defence. I wish him the best, just not as Falcons starting FS.
  15. Been asking that myself...for the past 4 years.
  16. Once in a while you can surprise a ream with scheme. But you can’t overcome lack of talent on a consistent basis. Anyone on the D-line you’d want to build around other than Jarrett, Davidson, and maybe Cominsky? I don’t see much else there. Maybe Fowler bounces back next year.
  17. Anyone else notice Calvin don’t like to get hit, does he?
  18. Impossible to win especially against an offence as loaded as the Bucs with zero pass rush. Secondary can’t cover that long. I can’t blame Morris and Ulbrich - Dimitroff busted on way too many D-line picks and free agents. The talent just isn’t there.
  19. Sign me up for Harris early in the 2nd. Pass on Fields. Trade back, pick up an extra pick or two. Draft pass rush with 2 picks somewhere in the first 4 rounds.
  20. There's going to be a new GM first from the sound of things, then that GM will be responsible for picking his coach. Raheem will be given a full opportunity to impress and make his case. I wouldn't hold 32 year old Raheem against who the man is and who the coach is today - by that standard most of us would fail. I've been critical of him in a few games, but on balance, given what he has (or doesn't have) to work with and the mess that Quinn left (including Koetter), I give him props for the overall job as Head Coach. If he's the best man for the job, has an innovative, decisive plan both
  21. I can help with this: NO Apart from his track record with KC, which was, umm, mixed, most of the staff including Sutton is tainted by the Quinn association and the wild inconsistencies/lack of development on D. While there may not be a wholesale rebuild on the personnel side, the management of the team below the Rich McKay level needs multiple amputations and brain and heart transplants. This team isn’t just a bit off course - the former coach and his staff had it sailing in the wrong, and I mean really wrong, direction. I’ll be happy to see all new faces. It could be a case of be c
  22. I think that Ryan isn’t going anywhere for at least 2021 and likely 2022. Having said that, if Ryan is traded and the Falcons take the cap hit, then they should go full, and I mean full, rebuild - they trade Julio, Matthews, Debo, and get the cap misery over by 2023 and load up on draft picks. I don’t see it, and it would take a GM on a long term contract to have the confidence and authority to do that because you’re looking at being out of playoff contention for 3-4 years.
  23. Evaluations of players in this offensive scheme is almost impossible. Koetter and Morgan have no business still being in the NFL.
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