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  1. Welcome to the ATL. Hope he pans out. I'm hopeful, but since none of TD's other DE picks have... I'll have to wait and see.
  2. I didn't clarify, but I consider mid rounds 2-5 and low rounds 6 & 7. Allen = 5th round (mid round) Jarrett = 5th round (mid round) Kazee = 5th round (mid round) Gage = 6th round (low round) Foye = 6th round (low round) Schweitzer = 6th round (low round) I don't consider Schweitzer a success. He only get on the field when the starters were injured and he did a terrible job when he was on the field. I'm glad he's getting paid by someone else now. I'll gladly admit he's had a few hits in the lower rounds, but 2-3 guys over the 11-12 years he's been here... well, I don't think we can call that "good," I would personally call that luck. I would just suggest this... When you think of draft day guru's and the teams they are with, do you think of TD? I think not.
  3. He should have already been gone. He's average at best. He's brought in some good first rounders, but hey, that's why they are 1st rounders. He's been slightly below average in the mid rounds (which is what makes a good team great). He's been terrible in the lower rounds. On top of that, he's been terrible on the O-Line and D-Line. FA has also been average to below average.
  4. I agree. The penalties (presnap penalties especially) are a direct sign of this.
  5. I have a friend who's an Eagles fan and he has a whole series of stories he tells titled "The other time I didn't get laid." His stories are hilariously funny because in each story he seems to have found a new way to screw up a sure thing. As Falcon's fans, we are used to disappointment and I feel like maybe I relate to his stories a little too much... at least from a sports fan perspective. It was such a bizarre season to see our Falcon's play pretty well in several games and so horrible in many other games. Normally I look back at a season and you can identify a few key things. HBO does this weekly with their show "turning point." What was our turning point this season? I'm not talking about what turned us toward a 6-2 finish, what I want to know is what was the turning point that turned us toward a 1-7 start? Tell me what you think it was that turned us toward a 1-7 first half of the season. I'll start with: TD cannot build an o-line. MR2 always struggles in the first year with a new OC. DK may not be the solution, but because of number 2 above, it will be hard to change. Falcon's still cannot line up and pound the rock. (see item 1 above) Falcon's cannot show up week in and week out for 4 qtrs of football. This pre-dates MR2, DQ & TD. In fact the last time I saw this happen on a Falcons' team was when Dan Reeves took us to 14-2 and we made it to the SB... But that game was again kinda like my friend's stories titled "The other time I didn't get laid." Happy New Year Falcon Fans
  6. TD should spend more time watching film and learning what makes a solid football player and less time riding his bicycle to the hair salon. TD has a little black book that has the best hair salons in every NFL city so he can get his hair done and be ready for the game on Sunday. TD uses Hulu so he can stream all the fashion shows on his iPhone while riding his bicycle. Most GM's use GrubHub to order food so they can watch more film. TD uses Amazon Prime so he can get new bike parts and hair products delivered while he's watching fashion TV. TD accidentally ordered bike helmets instead of football helmets for the team last year.
  7. I think DQ wills stay and I hope they free up TD's calendar by firing him so he can fit in a few more hair appointments at the salon and have more time to ride his bicycle.
  8. Sorry, I should have stated that I was referencing Line picks outside of rounds 1 & 2. Yes, you should get solid starters in rounds 1&2. But a good GM, gets players in rounds 3-7 that can also start and provide quality depth. I do think McGary & Lindstrom will be solid players for year, but as 2 first rounders, they should be. Schreader was good for about a season, then the concussion he had the 2nd game the next year did him in and he was finally benched. Grady is the ONLY exception. so over 10 years and 5 rounds each year (rounds 3-7) TD has found 1 quality lineman. That's 1 in 50. We call that luck, not skill.
  9. I'm with you on this.... Regarding the Stillers, they have had 5 HC's in the entire franchise... which I think is like 100 years now. Swapping HC's and schemes every few years gets you no place. At some point you have to be an institution. Do you think the Stillers players think they will outlast their HC? heck no. We do need a change to the GM. TD is ok on skill players (WR specifically), but terrible at O and D Lines. Fire TD and get a real football guy in the house.
  10. Left Tackle, Left Guard, Center, Right Guard, Right Tackle. The biggest difference in the past 2 games vs others this season is the O-Line. MR2 has a pocket to throw from and the sack count along with Hurries/hits on QB are are all down. How many starting o-linemen has TD drafted in rounds 3-7. In round 1 the answer is 3 (LT, RG, RT), but you expect to get a starter in the first round. So can you find value in rounds 3-7? TD has proven he cannot. In fact, outside of Grady on the D-Line I cannot recall a solid O or D linemen TD has drafted in rounds 3-7. Those rounds represent 72% of the draft. Over 10 years if you can only find 1 starting offensive linemen in those rounds, you have failed. In 2015 we had O-Line problems during preseason. DQ made some last minute changes when finalizing the 53 man roster because it was obvious the problems. We then brought in Mack in 2016 and that line led us to the SB. TD continues to fail when it comes to the lines. Of the free agents he has brought in, I would say he's had a hit on 1 on the O-Line and that is Mack... which when you pay for a pro-bowler, you shouldn't fail. The others... serviceable to terrible. What does the O-Line do for a football team? - Make a bad RB look good and a good RB look great - Time of Possession - They will allow you to control the clock and control the game. Football is all about time management. - Passing Game - Yes you need a competent QB, but again, a great o-line will make a QB better. - Improve Running game - It's hard to lose a game if you're getting 100+ yards a game every game. Defenses have to respect the run, this opens up play action and the pass game. - Goal Line - The hardest but best thing in the world is to get to the goal line, line up and smash it into the endzone. A good O-Line allows you to do that. Without it, you are one dimensional and end up kicking field goals. - 4 min offense - When you have the lead and you need to burn the clock down, it's the O-line that needs to allow you to line-up, when everyone in the stadium and on TV knows you are going to run the ball and you still can run the darn ball and burn the clock. If you have a successful 4 min offense, you can win a lot of games. - Fresh Defense - A good O-line allows your defense to remain fresh and able to come in, fly around and get off the field. A good o-line wears down a defense by the 4th quarter and allows you to win even if you have to come from behind. Even with Lindstrom and McGary, we need a LG and will need a center soon as Mack is getting up there. If I were AB... I would fire TD because he spends too much time at the hair salon and riding his bike when he should be spending that time watching scouting film.... and he is a failure at drafting the 2nd most important part of your team, the O-Line.
  11. To me, the difference between this game and all the other previous games this season was the O-Line. Ryan had time to throw. When there was some pressure, he was able to step up into the pocket. Our o-line still needs improvement, but Lindstrom being back made a big difference.
  12. I've said this for several years. TD cannot pick O or D Linemen. I will say he is good at getting WR's and decent at getting RB's, but outside of that, he is sux. Basically, he could probably win a decent FF league. But not an NFL championship. There are horsemen who can just look at a horse, watch it run a time or two and tell you if it can compete. An example of horesmen in the NFL is the Raven's GM. He consistently builds his team from the inside out. He finds 'football players' who don't look like tarzan and play like jane. Football players are built from the ground up, not the neck down. Until we can get a horseman in the FO, we will be destined for these 'flashes' of promise that is never delivered.
  13. Or D line. TD should go.
  14. Check the wording on that. When DQ came, it was saiid “he would have final say on the 53 man roster.” That does NOT mean he makes the draft picks nor the FA nor the re-sign of contracts. it Just means, he can do the cut downs in training camp from what is available. or as Parcell said. You want me to cook a meal, but. Can’t buy the groceries.
  15. It seems like it’s being listed.