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    #84 got a reaction from Dirtybird56 in Schedule makers screwed us in this aspect...   
    In my personal experience the whole be surrounded by doers thing is just words.  I've found many successes by accident and surely did not put in more of the work than those that failed.  It's all random chance.  Plenty of people put in the work over and over and get nothing while others continually fail upwards.  I have a stack of awards from scouts, college, sports, previous jobs that I keep shoved in a drawer because at least half if not more just kind of happend I was in the right place at the right time.  I didn't out work someone for them though I could feel extra proud of myself if I said I did.  I got lucky that was it.
    The reality is no matter what catchy slogans say.  I can predict the better basketball player by genetics and physical attributes far more often than I can by hours of practice put in.  Their will be outliers but 98.999% of the time the 5'2 kid can practice 14 hours a day the 7 footer will still be blocking all his shots and take his spot on the high school/college team.  
    The whole belief hard work always pays off or is rewarded is based in the idea that the universe keeps score.  I personally don't believe that the universe cares at all to me it is adjust a slot machine with mildly adjustable odds. You can slightly tip the scales in your favor with hard work and a good attitude but the end result is still a good bit chance.  So blaming the universe while not necessarily helpful is totally valid IMO.  I'm not gonna judge a guy who put in 12 years of work and got no results for saying this sucked because it did.  Also not gonna unilaterally praise everyone who finds success cause some of them didn't really earn it, and most of them were more lucky than good.  Again just my opinion.
     
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    #84 got a reaction from Falcons Fan MVP in Why do you think Julio Jones struggles to score touchdowns?   
    Matt is protective of the ball in the red zone doesn't give Julio the 50/50 balls some other QBs would and looks to make a check down TD a lot of times.  Maybe it costs Julio 4-5 TDs a year and the team 1-3 overall but it could also save 3-4 Redzone INTs so it's hard to say if it's the wrong call.
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    #84 got a reaction from Dirtybird56 in Schedule makers screwed us in this aspect...   
    Home field advantage is more than just fans.  It has to do with travel.  It's been proven time and time again that travel especially west to east is a huge disadvantage come game day.   More traveling also means less recovery time for our players.  Our training staff better be on it with 9 road games an international game and an early season bye our depth will be tested.  If we aren't properly prepared we could be running a MASH unit by years end.
    We don't have a single set of consecutive Home games that hurts a lot because of the nature of travel.  It means less time to heal and work on other things.  Every other team in the division has the luxury of 14 straight days at home twice going into next year.  Add in an international game and a December road trip to Buffalo and its hard not to feel we got a little f***** by the schedulers
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    #84 got a reaction from Atl Falcon in Schedule makers screwed us in this aspect...   
    Home field advantage is more than just fans.  It has to do with travel.  It's been proven time and time again that travel especially west to east is a huge disadvantage come game day.   More traveling also means less recovery time for our players.  Our training staff better be on it with 9 road games an international game and an early season bye our depth will be tested.  If we aren't properly prepared we could be running a MASH unit by years end.
    We don't have a single set of consecutive Home games that hurts a lot because of the nature of travel.  It means less time to heal and work on other things.  Every other team in the division has the luxury of 14 straight days at home twice going into next year.  Add in an international game and a December road trip to Buffalo and its hard not to feel we got a little f***** by the schedulers
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    #84 got a reaction from ATLskinjob in Schedule makers screwed us in this aspect...   
    Home field advantage is more than just fans.  It has to do with travel.  It's been proven time and time again that travel especially west to east is a huge disadvantage come game day.   More traveling also means less recovery time for our players.  Our training staff better be on it with 9 road games an international game and an early season bye our depth will be tested.  If we aren't properly prepared we could be running a MASH unit by years end.
    We don't have a single set of consecutive Home games that hurts a lot because of the nature of travel.  It means less time to heal and work on other things.  Every other team in the division has the luxury of 14 straight days at home twice going into next year.  Add in an international game and a December road trip to Buffalo and its hard not to feel we got a little f***** by the schedulers
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    #84 got a reaction from RetroRoq in Schedule makers screwed us in this aspect...   
    Home field advantage is more than just fans.  It has to do with travel.  It's been proven time and time again that travel especially west to east is a huge disadvantage come game day.   More traveling also means less recovery time for our players.  Our training staff better be on it with 9 road games an international game and an early season bye our depth will be tested.  If we aren't properly prepared we could be running a MASH unit by years end.
    We don't have a single set of consecutive Home games that hurts a lot because of the nature of travel.  It means less time to heal and work on other things.  Every other team in the division has the luxury of 14 straight days at home twice going into next year.  Add in an international game and a December road trip to Buffalo and its hard not to feel we got a little f***** by the schedulers
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    #84 got a reaction from ya_boi_j in Who are your top 10 Falcons of all time   
    1. Nobis (first Falcon ever and a long overdue HOFer)
    2. Ryan (Future HOF QB most consistent player in our franchises history)
    3. Julio (Best WR of the last 10 years and a no doubt HOFer)
    4. Roddy (The Hines Ward of the ATL numbers may not have always been elite but he was physical as he'll and set the tone)
    5. Claude Humphrey (First guy to spend majority of his career in the ATL and make the HOF)
    6. Sanders (Arguably the best CB of all time would be higher if he spent more of his career here)
    7. Tuggle (An absolute enforcer for our team for many years)
    8. Anderson (Great RB who put this team on his back and nearly carried us to a SB in 98
    9. Abraham (The predator is one of the great sack artists of all time would be even higher if he has a few more healthy seasons 
    10. Frolic (One of many good o-linemen we had over the years but the one who I believe stands out the most)
    Honorable mentions: Van Note/Kenn/Bartkowski/Vick/Turner/Dunn/Babineaux/Kerney/Risen/Tony G/Jarrett/Crumpler/Brooking/Jake Matthews/Case
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    #84 got a reaction from PokerSteve in The Falcons haven't missed the playoffs 4 straight seasons since the 1980's.   
    If we only won the 4 games we had a 95% chance or better of winning then we would have made the playoffs last year.  Our running game must improve to close out games but I expect better coaching will help as well.  We will be in the tournament most likely but how far we get is a mystery
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    #84 got a reaction from Falcons Fan MVP in The Falcons haven't missed the playoffs 4 straight seasons since the 1980's.   
    If we only won the 4 games we had a 95% chance or better of winning then we would have made the playoffs last year.  Our running game must improve to close out games but I expect better coaching will help as well.  We will be in the tournament most likely but how far we get is a mystery
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    #84 got a reaction from AUTiger7222 in The Falcons haven't missed the playoffs 4 straight seasons since the 1980's.   
    If we only won the 4 games we had a 95% chance or better of winning then we would have made the playoffs last year.  Our running game must improve to close out games but I expect better coaching will help as well.  We will be in the tournament most likely but how far we get is a mystery
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    #84 got a reaction from Diesel_Bird in The Falcons haven't missed the playoffs 4 straight seasons since the 1980's.   
    If we only won the 4 games we had a 95% chance or better of winning then we would have made the playoffs last year.  Our running game must improve to close out games but I expect better coaching will help as well.  We will be in the tournament most likely but how far we get is a mystery
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    #84 got a reaction from JohnnyFranchise in The Falcons haven't missed the playoffs 4 straight seasons since the 1980's.   
    If we only won the 4 games we had a 95% chance or better of winning then we would have made the playoffs last year.  Our running game must improve to close out games but I expect better coaching will help as well.  We will be in the tournament most likely but how far we get is a mystery
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    #84 got a reaction from Beef in What OL Combination Does AS Like Most?   
    McGary got better down the stretch in both of his first two seasons.  The talent is clearly there gonna take A Herculean effort by Gono to take his spot.  Gono is a great swing tackle though and Andrews is a solid veteran reserve guard.  I think Mayfield takes the guard spot and we have a real fight on our hands at C.  Either way we will have at least 3 quality back-up linemen going into the year and hopefully atleast one of the UDFAs is good enough to earn the 9th and final OL spot.
    LT:Matthews
    LG:Mayfield
    C:Dalman/Hennessey
    RG:Lindstrom
    RT:McGary
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    #84 got a reaction from Dirtybird56 in What OL Combination Does AS Like Most?   
    McGary got better down the stretch in both of his first two seasons.  The talent is clearly there gonna take A Herculean effort by Gono to take his spot.  Gono is a great swing tackle though and Andrews is a solid veteran reserve guard.  I think Mayfield takes the guard spot and we have a real fight on our hands at C.  Either way we will have at least 3 quality back-up linemen going into the year and hopefully atleast one of the UDFAs is good enough to earn the 9th and final OL spot.
    LT:Matthews
    LG:Mayfield
    C:Dalman/Hennessey
    RG:Lindstrom
    RT:McGary
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    #84 got a reaction from celtiksage in What OL Combination Does AS Like Most?   
    McGary got better down the stretch in both of his first two seasons.  The talent is clearly there gonna take A Herculean effort by Gono to take his spot.  Gono is a great swing tackle though and Andrews is a solid veteran reserve guard.  I think Mayfield takes the guard spot and we have a real fight on our hands at C.  Either way we will have at least 3 quality back-up linemen going into the year and hopefully atleast one of the UDFAs is good enough to earn the 9th and final OL spot.
    LT:Matthews
    LG:Mayfield
    C:Dalman/Hennessey
    RG:Lindstrom
    RT:McGary
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    #84 got a reaction from gtech1 in What OL Combination Does AS Like Most?   
    McGary got better down the stretch in both of his first two seasons.  The talent is clearly there gonna take A Herculean effort by Gono to take his spot.  Gono is a great swing tackle though and Andrews is a solid veteran reserve guard.  I think Mayfield takes the guard spot and we have a real fight on our hands at C.  Either way we will have at least 3 quality back-up linemen going into the year and hopefully atleast one of the UDFAs is good enough to earn the 9th and final OL spot.
    LT:Matthews
    LG:Mayfield
    C:Dalman/Hennessey
    RG:Lindstrom
    RT:McGary
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    #84 got a reaction from RetroRoq in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from Herr Doktor in Justin Houston?   
    Houston and Poole would require us to make a move now if both are willing to work cheap prove it deals we could probably bring them in just by cutting Keith Smith and Oliver.   Oliver's value drops with Poole coming in as he basically becomes a 2 mil dollar 4th corner and he would be competing with Sheff for that spot.  And Smith just doesn't really use FBs so him getting cut feels almost inevitable.  Then we still need to work a Grady extension to sign the draft class.
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    #84 got a reaction from falconsFTW in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from vitaman in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from Run 'n' Shoot in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from Dirtier Bird in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 got a reaction from FA91 in SI on Peas & our Dbacks...   
    Nah you need a vocal guy in the secondary.  I don't care how good the talent is if they don't have a guy to line them up and call shifts they will get shredded.  Rico wasn't great but he was far better than Kazee and was solid enough till the injuries hit.  He never was a highlight guy but he was solid and protected us from the big play.  He deserves 1000% more respect than this board gives him.  Solid player gave us all he had way better than the scrubs we have run out at LBer between Brooking and Jones
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    #84 reacted to Tandy in Daniel Jeremiah top 150   
    We picked Pitts at 4, Mayfield at 68, Grant at 40, Dalman at 114
     
    We got great value in all these picks, including Grant - who was ranked as the top (or in the top 2 - sometimes tied with, sometimes trailing Moehrig) safety by most analysts.
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