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  1. I've watched the Falcons 41 years now. I watched the last SB. You forgot to mention Tom Brady played in that game...a sure HOF. He had a lot to do with Tampa winning. He's the only pure pocket QB in the league that can win in this league today. He's the exception. Most of the time a mobile QB can make a mediocre OL look better. MR is a good pocket QB, he's smart and a good leader. He has No mobility or ability to turn a broken play into a positive gain. I just think he's reached his maximum here and he is part of the problem as long as he continues to take unnecessary sacks. How many more pieces do we need to add to make sure we win with MR? And I'm also not so sure he is a future HOF as some believe here. He's got to step it up. No more excuses. No championships. Good luck to him. Nothing personal. It's football. He will probably tell you himself he needs to make more plays.
  2. Rosen would actually give us a better shot to beat Tampa. He can move out of the pocket and he can extend plays. If Rosen started and we won would you bring MR back in? MR is a pocket QB period. No improvising, no scrambling ability at all. He's a sitting duck. We all know what we have in MR. Do you really believe we will ever win a SB with MR at QB? That opportunity was lost. Matt could use a change of scenery himself. May as well see what we got in Rosen. MR is not the answer here.
  3. I don't think Matt Ryan will be our starting quarterback for 3 more years. From what I've seen I believe Rosen and Franks will both stay.. Franks on the practice squad. Rosen appears to be our future qb sooner than most think and Franks our future backup if no one signs him off our practice squad. No disrespect to MR but he's had his time here and IMO this team needs a new leader. I'm excited to see we have two new QBs that I believe are our future. Both seem very talented and it's nice to see a qb extend a play with mobility and a threat to run if necessary. I like both and after seeing Rosen I give him the edge based on experience. It seems he's matured and realizes this could be his last chance. I don't know how if MR is traded etc but I just don't see MR here after this season. JMO.
  4. I agree 100 percent. I've expressed pretty much the exact same feelings here and was labeled a "Karen". A lot of football fans have stopped watching the NFL because of politics being brought into the game. If this continues more and more people will eventually tune out. And yes, it's dividing our country more and more. I use to enjoy football so much more than I do now. I've come very close to turning it off and I'm hanging on with the hope that politics will eventually disappear from my favorite sporting event. I use to be a diehard NFL fan, always planned my schedule to never miss watching the Falcons. I'm still a fan but the enjoyment is slowly being ripped away by the political protest being included before the game. The NFL and it's players better wise up and get back to football only. If the NFL doesn't realize the damage it's doing to the league and if the players think they can continue to protest against our country then more and more fans will turn it off. I'm not there yet...but I'm losing my enthusiasm and the love I once had for the best game ever. Leave the politics and protest to your own personal time. Come together we are all living in the best country on earth. We are all blessed. It's not perfect and never will be. Please NFL...get back to football only. Signed Karen 😀 Go Falcons!
  5. Oh yes, a good bit has changed. We were former season ticket holders for 20 years. The first question you will probably have once you're seated to watch the game will be "where is everybody"? 😀 There's no home field advantage at all. The football atmosphere is just not there. The psls got rid of most hard-core Falcon fans. Not trying to spoil your season ticket purchase just giving you a heads-up.
  6. I have to say I sure hope Kyle Pitts turns out to be the phenomenal player in the NFL that he already has been projected even a future HOF and hasn't played a down yet. The JV football plays on Saturdays. The Varsity football team plays Sundays. No disrespect at all to college football. Hopefully he stays healthy and lives up to all the hype he's been getting. He looks promising but he will be playing against the best every Sunday. Go get em Kyle! 💪 Go Falcons!
  7. Instead of using the current POTUS plan BBB "Build Back Better" AB chose the plan of "Build Back Broken." 😜 Get rid of PSLS and make games more affordable again. Bring back a real football stadium. The current stadium is not "Fan Friendly". It's more "Corporate Friendly." 😄
  8. Perhaps it has something to do with the football atmosphere at home vs away. A lot more Falcon fans travel to the away games now than in the past. The players feed off of the fans energy and let's face it, the Mercedes Mall has little to no football atmosphere. The fans are virtually invisible at home. The players probably feel like their at the opera. I believe a lot of the hard-core fans now go to more away games to experience a real football game. Falcon fans are much more noticeable at the away games. The players can see this. The players are disappointed with the home crowd or lack thereof. The home crowd at the GA Dome was just starting to gain momentum and then we blew it up for a new Mall. Now I'd much rather go see the Falcons at an away game instead of home. Unless there are some changes made to make the Mall a better football venue and the real football fans come back instead of corporate fans...then IMO the Mall atmosphere will remain. I believe the players play more inspired with good fan support and a real football atmosphere. I'd much rather go back to FCS than the Mall.
  9. Ditto. God Bless you Steve! Still have your autographed photo. Best Falcon Quarterback EVER!! " 10 "
  10. Wonder who Arthur Blank will name as the next Falcon for life? 😏
  11. I think Julio will be traded on the 11th. Makes sense to me. 🤔
  12. I'm not sure we will get that much for Julio. Salary,age and injury bug. If we get a 2nd round pick we did good. Jmo
  13. It's gotta be a QB probably Fields. I'm not sure how many more hits MR can take without getting hurt. If that happens you bring in Fields and he brings a run threat you don't have with MR. I just can't get excited about drafting a TE with the 4th pick overall. We need to draft our new QB this year! It will be Justin Fields!
  14. FWIW I have supported MR since he was drafted. I'll continue to pull for him as long as he's here. Not blaming MR but that nasty SB loss hangs over this teams head. Just like we changed HC and GM a new QB gives us a clean fresh new start. Out with the old in with the new. I don't really get into who likes my post or not. It's all opinions. We all pull for the same team.
  15. Gotta stay at 4 and get that new QB. Matt is good but we will never win a championship with him as our QB. Matt's a statue in the pocket. Yes the ol was not good but Matt just stands there with little to no movement. His strength is definitely not improvising and making a play when the original play breaks down. The sooner we get that new QB this team can move forward. This team needs a new leader. JMO.
  16. I think the Falcons will still draft a QB with the 4th pick. Whether it's Fields or Lance. Whomever it is will be rotated in with MR as a change of pace similar to the way Taysom Hill rotated with Drew Brees. The new QB will learn the system by getting playing time. He will not sit the bench being picked at 4th overall. In spite of the restructure of MR contract I think this will be MR last year here. Matt is good but he just doesn't have that "it" factor to make a play when things break down. He's an easy sack, holds the ball way too long. His best play is behind him IMO and he will continue to regress. Need to start that new QB transition this year.
  17. Trey Lance is the pick at 4. Falcons are going QB.
  18. 750 seats without a psl in a stadium that holds 71-75,000 for " Super Fans" is the new marketing idea to sell tickets? LOL 😆 what a joke! This is a small baby step for the Falcons or new experiment to see if fans will jump and buy tickets. 750 tickets? Wow just think how much louder the stadium will be! 😆 Now that the Falcons realize that PSL's aren't working here in Atlanta they are going to offer this? IMO their marketing dept doesn't have a clue. I don't have the numbers but my understanding is the amount of psl defaults is huge! It's going to take a lot more than this to re-energize this fan base after the loyal fans who had tickets for decades had them ripped away from them to sell them to corporation's for thousands. Those fans have moved on and most will never be back. The NFL IMO made a big mistake in the psl idea and hurt a big portion of their most loyal fan base. The amount of money they now want to attend a game is absurd. The NFL has lost some respect of many fans with their greed and other things that have now been brought into the game that doesn't mix with what was once just about football. NFL football use to be about football only. Fans use to look forward to games a lot more. The pleasure has slowly been choked away because of greedy owners and other outside distractions. Add all of this up with a new Mall Stadium, an inconsistent performing team that's all about marketing campaigns and new slogans...no ships... This team is lost and searching how to restore the fans interest. IMO Arthur needs to sell the team do away completely with the PSL's and win a Championship. That will be a good start. Make the games affordable again. Get back to football ONLY! Show the fans that they are important again and the reason the league is successful. Stop with the overseas games. That takes away a home game for teams involved. Do the players really enjoy playing in another country? Lots of work to do for the NFL to regain the popularity it once had.
  19. Thank you. When I mentioned trading MR I was laughed at and told it's not possible based on his salary and dead cap money. Teams find a way to restructure contracts, etc. So for all the cap experts on here especially ones who discount your opinion based on your post count, 😆 laugh and mock others all you want. 😃 I still say it's time to move on from MR. It IS possible to trade him in spite of his large salary. MR could use a change and so can the Falcons. I won't be surprised if MR is traded. Let's GO ! 😆
  20. I have been watching this team over 40 years. My post count is low because I have a life outside a message board. I could care less what someone says about me. I also am aware of the salary cap ramifications. I guess I'm in the minority in thinking a trade is not out of possibility here. Contracts can be restructured. You, me and anyone else on here does not know everything about contracts. If you think that, then maybe you need to be a GM. All I know is MR is not our answer at the QB position. That's my opinion. Insults to me won't change it. Also a former season tix holder for 21 years. I want a championship. Tired of seeing MR go down again. Holds the ball way too long. At least throw it away to avoid another 20 yard loss.
  21. You see exactly what I see. I also WAS a big supporter of MR. We will never win a Championship with him at QB. Brady has 5 rings. MR has...well you know the answer. But wait your post count is very low... so you know nothing about football. Your knowledge here is based on your post count. LOL. 😆 MR needs a change...send him to another team. We need to move forward. Get a QB that can move just a little bit to avoid the sacks.
  22. Trade Matt Ryan for Matthew Stafford. Stafford is the better QB much better mobility and a stronger arm. Then draft your future QB with the 4th pick. We will never win a SB with Matt Ryan. If we keep Matt Ryan for this season and beyond we are wasting our time. We need a new leader. Matt Ryan may also benefit from the change. Matt has had his chance here. Don't want to see him for another season getting sacked. Looks like a statue in the pocket. If he's our starting QB this season...temper your enthusiasm and put your championship hopes aside. Expect another mediocre season. A new QB will give me hope. Matt use to give me hope. Not anymore. Nothing personal. It's time for real change.
  23. There's a drive....way back and that ball is outta here! Grew up listening on the radio with Milo Hamilton and Ernie Johnson. Hank Aaron was a special man. Many good memories. God Bless you Hank and your family. 🙏
  24. Lots of enthusiasm being shown once again... after hiring a new HC and GM this time. Not trying to rain on anybody's parade but I'd wait and see what happens. If they go say 6-10 in 2021 will the same enthusiasm be shown? Will AB and Rich McKay stay out of the way now and let the coach and GM do their work? I'll believe it when I see it. After following this team over 40 years it's hard to get excited anymore. I would definitely see about moving Matt Ryan to another team. This team needs a new leader at QB. Tired of seeing Matt stand in the pocket and be sacked. No mobility at all. He's a sitting duck. If the Falcons draft a QB with the 4th pick he needs to come in and start. We don't need to draft a QB IMO and sit him a year or two. Matt has had his opportunity here and he probably needs a change himself. This team needs a new identity and having a new QB start will change it instantly. i.e. Patrick MaHolmes. Adding a new OL, CB etc. wont get me excited. Please no more slogans. And can we get back to football only and leave the politics at home. Most football fans watch the game to get away from all the other daily life problems. Bringing outside issues to the game day experience will drive fans away.
  25. IMO Mac Jones will go in the top 10. If im the Falcons I'd take him at 4. Grab the QB now. Probably won't be drafting this high again for awhile.
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