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  1. DriveHomeSafelyAtlantaWins liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in I think I might understand wth went wrong   
    I totally agree. I’ve been saying that for a while for all teams. We have to stop doing too much let people walk and draft quality players trying to prove there worth. Plus the next thing about the system annoys me. If they loved shanny so much give him the HC job and make DQ the dc way back when. Now it’s just sad that they keep trying something they don’t even know 
  2. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by DriveHomeSafelyAtlantaWins in I think I might understand wth went wrong   
    Like many on here, I've been puzzled over how things could have gotten this bad. It sure looks like DQ _used_ to know how to coach! So how can we be so horrible, especially on defense?
    I think I might be starting to figure it out. At least I have a theory that makes some sense.
    I think DQ, TD and Blank (and we fans) don't fully realize the extent to which every year in the NFL is a brand new year. We all believe that we're "building something." This leads us to think incorrect things like:
    "We should be about as good as we were last year, and if we make a couple of improvements, we'll be even better." "We're set at position x because so-and-so played well there last year." "We need to make so-and-so a Falcon for life, because they've been outstanding." See, what really happens is, a player's motivation, level of focus, set of distractions, etc., all change every year. And team chemistry changes. The hunger to prove oneself changes. The coach's message gets stale. Injuries change players' capabilities. Age kicks in and players drop off a cliff. All of these are forms of decay.
    There is relentless decay in the NFL, and therefore, you can't count on jack shtt from last year. Every year, you need to re-assess every single player you have and actually be ready to make a change if needed.
    This is one thing BB does that few teams have the courage to do. He will let superstars go if they cost too much, or if he is not sure they'll keep playing at the same level. He's always active adding non-superstar but key pieces at every level.
    Seattle had to break up the "legion of boom" because the coach's message got stale -- another form of decay. Can you imagine realizing you had to break that core of talented players up, even though they were still excellent, simply because the message got stale? But they had to, because decay is real and you can't count on automatically getting to keep the good things you had last year. Good stuff from last year just flat out evaporates, and you have to detect it early and deal with it.
    But Blank and DQ feel like "we need to get the right group, and then keep that group together."
    And by that logic, we should be a good defense and a good team this year. But the logic is flawed -- prior years guarantee nothing. Campbell doesn't have it this year. Trufant is no longer anything more than JAG. Vic fooled us with the one great year. Even Deion Jones is not what he used to be. That may be sad (it is sad), but it is reality. I think BB would've seen this in the offseason and dealt with it (that's hard to do, yes, but DQ didn't even see it).
    It also maybe helps explain why DQ keeps doing the same thing. He truly, deeply believes that you get a good core, you instill the "brotherhood" in them, and that will result in great play on the field. And he has done all that ... but it's not causing good play to occur. But he believes that is the formula, so all these problems must be some strange anomaly, and he just needs to keep applying the same formula.
    So you have to expect decay, detect it early through hard practices with competition and open eyes, and then adjust to the new reality. It's not a game of "building the core." It's a game of "not being blinded by or shackled to last year."
  3. DogIsYourName liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in Ramsey on Julio   
    I love his spirit. He balls out. Can’t be talking smack about Julio but dbs gotta be fiery. He’s better than any db on our team on two days practice easy 
  4. DogIsYourName liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in Ramsey on Julio   
    I love his spirit. He balls out. Can’t be talking smack about Julio but dbs gotta be fiery. He’s better than any db on our team on two days practice easy 
  5. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in Our 2016-2019 SB Window Summed Up In A Single Headline   
    Yeah we have just made dumb decisions after dumb decision. I honestly don’t get why we take projects on in everything in this organization 
  6. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by FalconsIn2012 in Our 2016-2019 SB Window Summed Up In A Single Headline   
    Falcons were unimpressed with Matt LaFleur’s work, and let him walk before hiring Steve Sarkisian
    Now that the wheels have completely fallen off of the Falcons offense, we’ve been wondering why Dan Quinn didn’t just promote Matt LaFleur.
     
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thefalcoholic.com/platform/amp/2017/10/23/16527676/falcons-were-unimpressed-with-matt-lafleurs-work-and-let-him-walk-before-hiring-steve-sarkisian
     
  7. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in Matthews and Donald   
    You know why annoys me with this teams scouting and reaches us that we could have quality depth if we stop trading up for bums. Keep pucks or acquire more picks. We give away all our picks every draft and it’s annoying. Can’t believe we gave up a third pick for y’all when he would’ve been there. Plus if he wasn’t I wouldn’t even be mad to not have him smh
  8. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by since68andcounting in Matthews and Donald   
    Its interesting how our "10 year franchise LT" is now looking like he's done in half that time. And the guy we passed on to get him is the best defensive player in the league and a one man wrecking crew yesterday.
    I was told by very knowledgeable posters on this board that "Everyone knew Donald was gonna be special". That so? If everyone here knew, then how come the GM, scouts, and especially coaches who saw him in the Senior bowl and are PAID to know couldn't see it?
    WHO made the decision that we HAD to go OL rather than pass on a once in a generational defensive lineman? Was it TD, or higher?
  9. TX Falcon liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in Quinn   
    They have drafted decently but could be much better. Missed on a lot of players that have been great. So that’s about it. Made some fire quotes to go with nothingness every year too lol
  10. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by shockerfalcon in Quinn   
    Keeping DQ as coach will insure us a top 3-5 pick. No need to let another coach come in and rally the troops to meaningless wins that ruins our draft position
  11. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by 4dabirds in Quinn   
    Why keep DQ, he has nothing left to offer. The team is in complete shambles right now. SEND A MESSAGE that this pathetic play is unacceptable. DAN QUINN MUST GO NOW!!!!!!
  12. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by GeorgiaBoyz in Ricardo being honest again   
    I wish they’d stop asking these guys questions . They all say the same over & over again .
  13. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by The Don™ in Ricardo being honest again   
    So, what is at the root of the three consecutive losses?
    “Accountability,” Allen said.
    When asked if the duo surprised the Falcons’ defense with certain looks, Allen said no, the Falcons were prepared for the plays the Texans ran.
    It came down to not executing.
    “It’s the same thing our coaches gave us in practice,” Allen said. “That’s the sad thing about it all.”
    Falcons players and head coach Dan Quinn have repeatedly said they’ve had good weeks of preparation leading up to Sunday, but there seems to be a disconnect come gameday.
    https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/ricardo-allen-matt-ryan-react-to-three-game-losing-streak-it-starts-with-account
    This team is in complete shambles. Grady said players are not pulling their weight. Julio and Matt do not have a good reason why we look like trash on gameday. Jack Crawford and D. Campbell have said in the past that the gameplan didn't prepare them for certain looks while taking teams lightly (ex. Browns last year). Now, Ricardo is saying there is no accountability. This team is tuned out and has been for a while now. 
    It isn't just ONE thing. It's a little bit of everything. Scheme, execution, accountability, coaching, penalties, undisciplined ball, etc...
  14. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by XXVIII-III in Trade Deadline: Time to Get Serious   
    I don’t think we’ll be in any position to make the playoffs by the time the trade deadline comes, so we should start strategizing with the players that we know we shouldn’t give big $ to, but can still get good trade value from a draft pick perspective. We need to setup the new HC with some draft capital as much as possible. Feel free to add/correct, but I think we could get decent value for:
    Freeman
    Sanu
    Mack
    Mathews
    Beasley
    Takk
    Campbell
    Trufant
    Kazee
    I’m not suggesting we trade all these players, just trying to strategize. We could end up with some decent draft capital or some player swaps.
     
  15. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by mattyicefalcon in Who noticed Beasley on this play   
    Never agreed with Beasley and Freeman signing.
    He kept reiterating that this will be Beasleys best year in pass rush stand point...blatantly eveident he is total failure in identifying talent or developing them.
    Complete fooled the fan base! 
  16. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by The Don™ in Takk   
    Takk is tired of being in a two point stance. 
    When is Quinn going to realize that his 3-4 or whatever defense is not working. 
    Players are so lost out there.
  17. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by BirdGangATL in Takk   
    Cut And trade everyone keep Grady And Deebo
  18. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by 2_legit_2_legit_2_quit in Takk   
    Get rid of his no producing, up and down, all bark and no bite ***
  19. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by Optimus_Cr1m35 in Takk   
    The whole D, outside of 97, is garbage.
  20. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by Chokers in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    Welcome to the Sisterhood!
    I'll say it again this organization is TRASH...
  21. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by JeffAtl in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    Most of us knew it after the Colts game.
  22. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by ICUH8N in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    I’m not even watching the press conference unless it’s Blank moving on from DQ. Send a freakin message. 
  23. Flying Falcon liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    Was that a pick six?!? I’m watching the Braves and the app hasn’t updated 
  24. thethirdtate liked a post in a topic by Flying Falcon in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    What about his game manager he hired tho? 
  25. Schwarzwald liked a post in a topic by thethirdtate in *** Official Falcons Vs Texans In-Game Thread ***   
    Lmfao Dan Quinn is so horrible he doesn’t even know when to challenge lol