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  1. The Texans put themselves in this situation. They offered/promised Watson a say in the hiring process, and then reneged on said promise. It backfired and now they have a disgruntled player. Why did they even bother, if they weren't going to uphold their word?

    I'm sure if the situation were reversed and Watson broke his word, people would still flame him. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, Thelonious Mingus said:

    Hiring a rookie GM and Head Coach should have given you signs of a rebuild. This is not even playoff roster nonetheless a championship roster we have right now. 

    The DC is in his 70s and experienced, so what does that mean? Also we don't have the cap space to rebuild anything, so if we take a QB here, then that would mean either JJ, or MR are gone.

  3. 15 minutes ago, falcons007 said:

    TD is common with MS and DQ. He tends to prefer measurables over football players. It’s almost coincidence, he had great 2008 draft to go with left over players from 2007. Lasted till 2012. A great 2016 draft and not much after. I wanted DQ gone but TD gets his share of blame.

    Yes. TD had his moments and great picks, but there were a ton more mediocre to terrible picks mixed in. When cast off of Atlanta most of these picks didn't do anything elsewhere.

  4. 27 minutes ago, Malachore said:

    Teams threw all over them, there was no need to run the ball. It had nothing to do with having big leads, they were not good against the run either.

    Perhaps team threw all over them because they realized they couldn't get anything on the ground going. Also most teams in the NFL run the ball if they have large leads. If the offense (DK) was at fault, then that means that the defense would have to stop more runs. 

    The zone defense with a lack of pass rush was shredded, I haven't looked this up, but I bet Atlanta gave up the most YAC from that raggedy zone and poor open field tackling. 

    I'm hoping Pees comes in changes this and the defense improves drastically. Initially I was thinking that there were too many holes to fill on defense than we had cap for, but now I realize that the defense is not as bad as it looked.

  5. 25 minutes ago, Da_Truth said:

    I know there are times when a defense has to run the zone scheme, but why do our guys seem to be unaware of a guy who sits down right in front of them AND doesn't attack the opponent while the ball is in the air? It bugs me when they'll watch the player catch the ball and then try and tackle them?  They should always have an attacking mindset.

    I believe it's the bend but don't break philosophy. They may be afraid of giving up a big play if they commit too hard and get burned in the process, or miss a tackle.

  6. 18 minutes ago, PointSwayzee said:
    1. Starting quality HB - Woeful was the run game. Hill showed flashes of brilliance, but he seems to be more of a change of pace back than a full time started. We need a 3 down starter. Gurley is not that guy anymore. Hopefully we can strike gold here with an undrafted free agent. Brian Hill sucks, sorry he is not a good football player nor has he shown anything that is even remotely close to "brilliant". I think we need 2 backs out of this draft and a pair that can compliment one another(i.e a lead back and then your Sproles type that can also return punts and kicks)

    C'mon you have to put some "respeck" on Hill's name. To be able to do this in the NFL requires some type of talent and skill (brilliance) and great blocking 🤣:

     

     

     

    18 minutes ago, PointSwayzee said:
    1. A healthy roster - this is pure roll of the dice. If COVID is still an issue, it can really tank a team, along with the terrible 2020 injury bug. I think the idea of nixing the preseason has been nixed itself. We had one of the healthiest in football, so there no excuse for that in 2020. 

    We were missing some key components. Julio was often injured, and so was Gurley. Oh yeah not to forget Gage with the knee injury. The starting OL, as expected, suffered injures as well.

  7. 7 minutes ago, Vandy said:

    Falcons ended last year 14th in defensive DVOA last year. Which was remarkable considering those first 5 games when they were horrid. Ulbrich/Morris did a commendable job there. 
     

    https://www.footballoutsiders.com/dvoa-ratings/2021/final-2020-dvoa-ratings

    I know! If I recall, the first game we had two sacks against Wilson. I was so excited. Being that sacks were hard to come by in 2019. Then everything fell apart.

  8. 6 minutes ago, Faithful Falcon said:

    People on here seem to think that we should just cut second tier players like Ricardo Allen, or Brian Hill. The reality is that our team has underperformed, and that's with our stars included.

    The only way we should keep Allen is if he takes a team friendly contract, but if he wants to see if he can get paid elsewhere so be it.

    I say keep Brian Hill as a change of pace running back. for a one-two punch, but we need to find the "one".

    1. Starting quality LG - the vast majority of people on the board are sold on Gono, but I'm not; we'll see.
    2. Starting quality C - Mack is more than likely gone in free agency, if he doesn't retire. Hennessy was drafted to be his successor. Will a newcomer challenge Hennessy's succession?
    3. Starting quality HB - Woeful was the run game. Hill showed flashes of brilliance, but he seems to be more of a change of pace back than a full time started. We need a 3 down starter. Gurley is not that guy anymore. Hopefully we can strike gold here with an undrafted free agent 
    4. Dynamic play calling - Since AS has said he's calling the plays, that's his own responsibility. 
    5. A healthy roster - this is pure roll of the dice. If COVID is still an issue, it can really tank a team, along with the terrible 2020 injury bug. I think the idea of nixing the preseason has been nixed itself.
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