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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Francis York Morgan in Sam Baker Released   
    I believe that the issue is that he did NOT bust his butt to contribute, until he was in a contract year.
    Because I believe he only applied himself, only really tried for his one contract season, I have no sympathy at all. He sucked up MILLIONS of unearned, undeserved dollars. Let that be his comfort.
    Good riddance. Quinn has shown he wants players with toughness and desire. Quinn has shown a disregard for the sacred cows of the past. I applaud this.
    I opposed Quinn's hiring due to his inexperience with running an organization. I am happy to see that he has a strong enough personality, and a clearly defined enough vision of the team he wants, to place his stamp on every part of the Falcons off season. I still don't know how he will steer the ship through an entire regular season, but I an now far more positively hopeful than negatively skeptical.
    This means I am admitting that I was probably wrong about preferring Ryan over Quinn. Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus and people who admit to mistakes on the internet.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Common Sense in Sam Baker Released   
    I believe that the issue is that he did NOT bust his butt to contribute, until he was in a contract year.
    Because I believe he only applied himself, only really tried for his one contract season, I have no sympathy at all. He sucked up MILLIONS of unearned, undeserved dollars. Let that be his comfort.
    Good riddance. Quinn has shown he wants players with toughness and desire. Quinn has shown a disregard for the sacred cows of the past. I applaud this.
    I opposed Quinn's hiring due to his inexperience with running an organization. I am happy to see that he has a strong enough personality, and a clearly defined enough vision of the team he wants, to place his stamp on every part of the Falcons off season. I still don't know how he will steer the ship through an entire regular season, but I an now far more positively hopeful than negatively skeptical.
    This means I am admitting that I was probably wrong about preferring Ryan over Quinn. Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus and people who admit to mistakes on the internet.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Vandy in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    Being proactive has NEVER been a strong suit for this franchise. Needs seem to almost always go ignored until they become critical season-wrecking issues.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Vandy in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    Which means exactly nothing.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Vandy in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    The Raiders that drafted Ray Guy were still one of the best, winningest franchises in ALL of sports, not just football.
    As for Janikowski, he's been the only real offensive weapon they've had for about a decade. Seabass vs every offensive player the Raiders have taken in a decade: Seabass easily out-produced all of them COMBINED!!!
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    I would agree that the successes are much more rare than the failures. Of course if it were easy, any idiot could do the job.
    Heck, with his Wayback Machine, Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman RamsFanSince2015 would have a job as co-GM, and be "Exec Of The Year" every single year.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    I was initially skeptical of the trade. In retrospect, looking at the likely cast of suspects we would have gotten instead, we lucked out. Unless, of course, RamsFanSince2015 would loan us the Wayback Machine he clipped from Mr. Peabody.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Osiruz in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    "My Nickname Explains My Posts!"
    by Mid-Night-Toker
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from PokerSteve in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Eaztside just joined the growing list of posters I will hopefully never see again.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from PokerSteve in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Probably neither. Frankly, that's about what I'm expecting. And I don't care about the win total the first year. All I need to see is a definitive plan being put in motion, and solid progress in the play of our young players.
    It is entirely possible to improve dramatically, without it showing on the scoreboard. Example: last year's Raiders.
    As long as demonstrative progress is made in the talent level and development of our young players, a bad W/L record will be survivable. Lord knows if I was gunshy about a losing season, I certainly wouldn't still be a Falcons fan.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from hjerry in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    Everyone involved.
    I will commend everyone involved.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Vandy in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Without knowing specifics, I would be surprised if he had. Vandy seems to really dislike me, and gives me a hard time for not much of a reason, but he keeps it above the belt. He insults my posts, not me personally. As far as I have seen and experienced, Vandy fights the way you're supposed to on a message board.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Return of the Gaucho in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    This thread has de-evolved into a bad Miller Lite commercial parody.
    "TD's FAULT!"
    "SMITTY'S FAULT!"
    or a Reeces Peanutbutter Cup commercial.
    "You've got your Smittyball in my TD Hair Gel!"
    "You've got your TD Hair Gel on my Smittyball!"
    Both of them get credit for our 5 good seasons.
    Both of them get the blame for the disappointing ends to those seasons.
    They both are to blame for the previous 2 seasons and our currently talent-deficient roster.
    It is not an "either/or" scenario.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from egoprime II in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Despite his shortcomings, he has a career winning record. I believe he is the only Falcons coach to be on the plus side.
    I KNOW he's the only Falcons coach with consecutive winning seasons.
    Mike Smith, warts and all, is our greatest-ever coach.
    That said, he did deserve to be fired. He was not adequate to the task of taking us over the top in the playoffs. But your level of disrespect is disgusting, embarrassing, infantile, and juvenile.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from me4falcons in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Despite his shortcomings, he has a career winning record. I believe he is the only Falcons coach to be on the plus side.
    I KNOW he's the only Falcons coach with consecutive winning seasons.
    Mike Smith, warts and all, is our greatest-ever coach.
    That said, he did deserve to be fired. He was not adequate to the task of taking us over the top in the playoffs. But your level of disrespect is disgusting, embarrassing, infantile, and juvenile.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from eastside_bird in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    Thank you for doing your part in adding value, depth, and wit to the discussion.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from rounz in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Ztupis as as stupis does. Or in this case, as stupid says.
    There are a plethora of reasons why people get fired. Was Harbaugh fired due to lack of leadership? Pete Carroll was fired twice; was he devoid of leadership both times, but magically acquired leadership later?
    Would someone please quote Rage and link the Billy Madison clip to it?
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from eastside_bird in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Despite his shortcomings, he has a career winning record. I believe he is the only Falcons coach to be on the plus side.
    I KNOW he's the only Falcons coach with consecutive winning seasons.
    Mike Smith, warts and all, is our greatest-ever coach.
    That said, he did deserve to be fired. He was not adequate to the task of taking us over the top in the playoffs. But your level of disrespect is disgusting, embarrassing, infantile, and juvenile.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from A Dog Named Brian in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    I believe both had their hefty share of the blame.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from Draftnut57 in Scott Pioli Named Most Influential Falcon, But Just How Influential Is He?   
    Which means exactly nothing.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from DirtyBird8711 in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    This type of silliness is what will become butthurt nerdrage wben the reality of our talent level wnd inexperience hits.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from PokerSteve in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    Smitty's horrible clock management, coaching to not lose rather than to go for the throat, his failure to make in-game adjustments were examples of his inability to fully utilize the tools he did have.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from PokerSteve in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    I believe both had their hefty share of the blame.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from WornOutFalconFan in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    This type of silliness is what will become butthurt nerdrage wben the reality of our talent level wnd inexperience hits.
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    Oldskooler got a reaction from eastside_bird in Looks Like Mike Smith Is Going To Write A Book   
    This type of silliness is what will become butthurt nerdrage wben the reality of our talent level wnd inexperience hits.
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