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    RichardCNile got a reaction from pren226 in Baldy discussing Todd Gurley   
    Calling Alex Gibbs!  Alex Gibbs?  is there an Alex Gibbs in the house?  
     
     
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from ATLskinjob in How well do you think the 2020 Falcons will do against the physical teams?   
    It hasn't been discussed much, but it seems the "Falcon Filter" has become less of an influence on our players.  I think, or at least hope, the Marlon Davidson pick is an example of that.  I honestly don't think the Falcons would have picked a player 5 years ago who said in their combine interview they like to physically abuse people on the field.  
    I think McGary is of a similar mindset. Yes he has work to do, but I think he has the focus to do that work and will play with the attitude we need.  I do think our O-Line will make a big leap this year and if they do, that will change the personality of the team.  
    I think Ollison is they type of RB we need to see more of.  My guess is he didn't know the playbook well enough last year and couldn't be counted on to pickup blitz packages.  But when he did get in the game, he ran hard and got tough yards.  If hope we are able to see more of Ollison this year as he is the physical type of runner needed to bully the defense.   
    On defense, I can't wait to see Davidson play.  If he is a baller, it could change the entire d-line by opening up other lanes or requiring Offenses to commit more players to protection and thus less receivers to cover.  
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from ramonezy in Calvin Ridley Was A Top 10 Receiver Last Year   
    What is "Expected catch rate?"
     
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in Calvin Ridley Was A Top 10 Receiver Last Year   
    Agree.  He can spin some DB's and make them look silly.  
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in Calvin Ridley Was A Top 10 Receiver Last Year   
    Exactly what I was thinking.  My expectations are he catches passes thrown to him, so the expected catches would always be a negative number unless you catch a ball that was thrown to someone else, tipped up and you caught it. lol.  
    Anyway, I guess it's offseason, so perfectly acceptable to make up stats to write a story about.  
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from HASHBROWN3 in Calvin Ridley Was A Top 10 Receiver Last Year   
    What is "Expected catch rate?"
     
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    RichardCNile reacted to Rings in My take on NFL Edge Rusher performance   
    I really enjoy that stuff, people tend to argue against it because it doesn’t equate to the box scores though.  

    I remember there was a game last year Beasley went completely unblocked and had a sack and people were saying “Beasley is really bringing it today”, which it wasn’t an impressive play at all, it was expected as he didn’t have anyone in his way and the QB didn’t see him.  
    Later that game Takk beat a double team, created pressure and got his hands on the QB just before he threw it, that caused an INT and people gave a ton of praise to the DB that picked it off, but no mention of Takk because his name wouldn’t show up on a normal box score, but that play doesn’t happen with him doing what he did.  
    It’s plays like that as to why I’ve always been lower on Vic but higher on Takk than most.  You reverse those two plays.  Takk would still get the sack, Vic doesn’t come anywhere near the QB.
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from Cole World in Small Hennessy factoids   
    No Half Measures.  Can't wait to see him on the field.  
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    RichardCNile reacted to Malachore in How good do you think our secondary will be?   
    Beat a lot and probably grabby resulting in penalties because of it.
    There is not a single soul in that secondary that any OC is worried about.
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from g-dawg in Small Hennessy factoids   
    No Half Measures.  Can't wait to see him on the field.  
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    RichardCNile reacted to Jesus in Small Hennessy factoids   
    The important thing is the team lost Bosher and Bryant. They needed to replenish their Matt supply.
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from Thiccolas Cage in Just curious - Honest Open question   
    To be honest, the consistent kick in the nuts from the Falcons since the SB lead to a great deal of apathy from me this offseason.  With that said, I'm interested in what others think of the these questions:
    Offense
    - MR2 has a pretty consistent chart when mapped over new OC's.  First year with a new OC, not bad, but not good. Second year with same OC, much better.  Do you see this trend continuing in 2020 and it being an UP year for MR2?  
    - OLine injuries to our #1 pick and a fail on the two OG's we brought in in FA, was just one more nut punch among many.  Assuming they remain healthy, will our RT side of the line take that 2nd year leap and will the new Center we drafted, be able to hold down the LG role or will we see again that TD can't draft linemen?  
    - Gurley has knee issues, so how much do you see him actually playing and can he play enough to be impactful throughout the season and if we make it to the playoffs?  Is he just a 3rd down back?  Does Ito and Ollison split most of the 1st and 2nd down runs?  I don't see Hill as a legit RB in the NFL
    Defense
    - It seems we have as many questions at DB as we do DB's this year.  Will the young bucks get it dialed in and lock players down? Young DB's often means mental errors and blown coverages, do you see this happening? if no, why?
    - DLine - Is Fowler a legit superstar? or just the benefit of playing next to AD?  What does our best front 4 look like on 3rd and long?  Fowler/Grady/Davidson/Takk?  I do like the Davidson pick, do you think he can walk the walk in the NFL?  
    - Great D?  DQ and TD have had plenty of time to build a solid D at this point.  Is this the year we have a solid D or is this just gonna be another kick in the nuts?  
    Asking for a friend.  
     
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    RichardCNile reacted to Falcster in Just curious - Honest Open question   
    I wholeheartedly agree!!! 
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from Falcster in Just curious - Honest Open question   
    To be honest, the consistent kick in the nuts from the Falcons since the SB lead to a great deal of apathy from me this offseason.  With that said, I'm interested in what others think of the these questions:
    Offense
    - MR2 has a pretty consistent chart when mapped over new OC's.  First year with a new OC, not bad, but not good. Second year with same OC, much better.  Do you see this trend continuing in 2020 and it being an UP year for MR2?  
    - OLine injuries to our #1 pick and a fail on the two OG's we brought in in FA, was just one more nut punch among many.  Assuming they remain healthy, will our RT side of the line take that 2nd year leap and will the new Center we drafted, be able to hold down the LG role or will we see again that TD can't draft linemen?  
    - Gurley has knee issues, so how much do you see him actually playing and can he play enough to be impactful throughout the season and if we make it to the playoffs?  Is he just a 3rd down back?  Does Ito and Ollison split most of the 1st and 2nd down runs?  I don't see Hill as a legit RB in the NFL
    Defense
    - It seems we have as many questions at DB as we do DB's this year.  Will the young bucks get it dialed in and lock players down? Young DB's often means mental errors and blown coverages, do you see this happening? if no, why?
    - DLine - Is Fowler a legit superstar? or just the benefit of playing next to AD?  What does our best front 4 look like on 3rd and long?  Fowler/Grady/Davidson/Takk?  I do like the Davidson pick, do you think he can walk the walk in the NFL?  
    - Great D?  DQ and TD have had plenty of time to build a solid D at this point.  Is this the year we have a solid D or is this just gonna be another kick in the nuts?  
    Asking for a friend.  
     
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from DriveHomeSafelyAtlantaWins in Just curious - Honest Open question   
    To be honest, the consistent kick in the nuts from the Falcons since the SB lead to a great deal of apathy from me this offseason.  With that said, I'm interested in what others think of the these questions:
    Offense
    - MR2 has a pretty consistent chart when mapped over new OC's.  First year with a new OC, not bad, but not good. Second year with same OC, much better.  Do you see this trend continuing in 2020 and it being an UP year for MR2?  
    - OLine injuries to our #1 pick and a fail on the two OG's we brought in in FA, was just one more nut punch among many.  Assuming they remain healthy, will our RT side of the line take that 2nd year leap and will the new Center we drafted, be able to hold down the LG role or will we see again that TD can't draft linemen?  
    - Gurley has knee issues, so how much do you see him actually playing and can he play enough to be impactful throughout the season and if we make it to the playoffs?  Is he just a 3rd down back?  Does Ito and Ollison split most of the 1st and 2nd down runs?  I don't see Hill as a legit RB in the NFL
    Defense
    - It seems we have as many questions at DB as we do DB's this year.  Will the young bucks get it dialed in and lock players down? Young DB's often means mental errors and blown coverages, do you see this happening? if no, why?
    - DLine - Is Fowler a legit superstar? or just the benefit of playing next to AD?  What does our best front 4 look like on 3rd and long?  Fowler/Grady/Davidson/Takk?  I do like the Davidson pick, do you think he can walk the walk in the NFL?  
    - Great D?  DQ and TD have had plenty of time to build a solid D at this point.  Is this the year we have a solid D or is this just gonna be another kick in the nuts?  
    Asking for a friend.  
     
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    RichardCNile reacted to A Dog Named Brian in At the risk of being banned...   
    Over the past week I’ve been leaning more towards the side of this has been here since at least November of last year. There have been countless direct flights from Wuhan and some of the hardest hit places in Europe to this country when this started spreading overseas and we just started tracking our infections in March. I too work with some folks that are very confident that they had this in November/December. No way in **** this just got here. 
     
    Media has also been very irresponsible during this whole thing. It’s scary that what I’m hearing from doctors that are reading the literature from medical journals about this disease and what the media is reporting are on far different ends of the spectrum. A lot of doctors and scientists have been more cautiously optimistic about all this and the media makes it sound like the sky is falling, only reporting on the absolute worst of this disease. If that isn’t sensationalism at its finest, I don’t know what is. 
     
    I’m still going to be wearing a mask when going out for groceries or something like that and using sanitizer, but I think there is going to be some information coming out on this virus sooner rather than later showing this wasn’t as bad as we were initially led to believe. But we won’t know the extent of anything until testing (specifically antibody testing) is ramped up. 
     
    That being said, I think there will be football played this season
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    RichardCNile reacted to gazoo in At the risk of being banned...   
    The conversation in the country will soon turn to the fact that the virus is nowhere near as dangerous to people who are not in the high risk category as it was made out to be.
    we know the high risk categories. The flu as far deadlier to kids and young adults than the CV. Most have no symptoms or light symptoms. There is no reason to keep low risk people in mock down, let the thing run its course, while protecting high risk groups
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from YungFalco in Fowler Signed (CONFIRMED)   
    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.    
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from ⚡Slumerican⚡ in Fowler Signed (CONFIRMED)   
    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.    
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from UnrealfalcoN in How do you guys really feel about Thomas Dimitroff?   
    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.  
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    RichardCNile reacted to FalconsIn2012 in I am pumped up for Hill and Ollison at RB next year   
    Maybe Koetter is implementing a new offensive philosophy: it’s called no RB required, all pass, RB’s need not apply
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    RichardCNile reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in How do you guys really feel about Thomas Dimitroff?   
    Should have been gone around 2013 or 2014.
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from DriveHomeSafelyAtlantaWins in What we learned in 2019   
    I agree.  The penalties (presnap penalties especially) are a direct sign of this.  
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    RichardCNile reacted to Jesus in It's the off-season!   
    Gimme that 20,000th like people.
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    RichardCNile got a reaction from PapaJoe in What we learned in 2019   
    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
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