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    ATLskinjob got a reaction from Herr Doktor in Horrible   
    Lol. The Panthers skipped on a QB in the draft and are relying on Jets superstar QB Sam Darnold. Do I really need to say anything else?
    Also, CMC's days are numbered. Seems like the injury bug is catching up to him. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to 1989Fan in Our New Safeties Highlights   
    Harmon has some nice ball skills for sure! I like that he has a knack for the big turnover when the game is on the line. 
     
    Thanks for posting.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Mike843803 in Horrible   
    The failcons suck and will always suck Jaycee horn is gonna lock Kyle pits down he will go catchless against the panthers this season!! KEEP POUNDING!!!
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    ATLskinjob reacted to JDaveG in Hey Rookie: Kyle Pitts, Justin Fields and more.   
    We dodged a bullet with Parsons.  We don't need another defensive piece that really wants to play Jerryball.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to JDaveG in Hey Rookie: Kyle Pitts, Justin Fields and more.   
    Every one of these dudes is a special talent.  It's pretty amazing to watch.  I wouldn't have been mad at any of them at 4 honestly.
    I think Pitts is the best player in the draft, but you never know who will break out, and the first thing you have to have to break out is raw talent.  All of these dudes have it in bunches.  Not to mention, they're all solid people with a strong work ethic.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to JDaveG in Hey Rookie: Kyle Pitts, Justin Fields and more.   
    Talk about reading tea leaves.  Kyle Pitts' girl -- "we met in Atlanta."
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    ATLskinjob reacted to ya_boi_j in Hey Rookie: Kyle Pitts, Justin Fields and more.   
    An hour and 20 minutes long. Please, please, please do not attempt to turn this into "the Falcons should have drafted Fields". 
     
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in Falcons put emphasis on Bill Walsh fellowship to boost coaching diversity   
    It’s truly amazing of the ancient mindsets of some on this board once you dig below the surface.
     
    And it’s even worse on some of these college boards down here proving my point about who is hire able to these institutions.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to ya_boi_j in Falcons put emphasis on Bill Walsh fellowship to boost coaching diversity   
    I'm coming for you on the long ones Goob. ESPN+ being in the Disney + bundle is a charm 😂
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Jesus in Falcons put emphasis on Bill Walsh fellowship to boost coaching diversity   
    I love that more minority and women coaches are appearing. The game has always been very stubbornly stuck. This will only help the NFL going forward.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Drunken Minotaur Zebra in Do you think that the Falcons defense going into 2021 is more talented than what Dean Pees had to work with in Tennessee in 2018 and 2019?   
    Yeah I mean we could have a roster full of pro-bowlers on defense and a bunch on offense that we didn't know about. 
     
    Coaching has been *** since Matt Ryan got here on at least one side of the ball. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Southern California Liar in STU DA PEPPAHEAD HERE. Ready to Bring the heat...and get real...WEEK ONE!   
    And yet you aren't on here as Stu da milkhead promising to video yourself drinking a glass of that Carolina reaper milk. Coward.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Southern California Liar in STU DA PEPPAHEAD HERE. Ready to Bring the heat...and get real...WEEK ONE!   
    The Falcons mess people up so bad they want to hurt when we win too. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to STU da Peppahead in STU DA PEPPAHEAD HERE. Ready to Bring the heat...and get real...WEEK ONE!   
    Growing some full on C-Reapers in my back yard....should fruit full-on in time for week one (late August). We win, I'M IN. Full chomp...5 minute afterburn. 1.97-2.21 SHU. These are DIRECT plants from SC. We go playoffs. I go Pepper X. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Goober Pyle in Who can emerge? Who can lead? Questions for each Falcons position group: Defense - The Athletic   
    by Tori McElhaney
     
    Players report in a week and training camp gets underway shortly thereafter. To usher in the new season, The Athletic will take a look at each Falcons position group, posing one question each group will need to answer by the time Week 1 arrives.
    Broken up into offensive and defensive units, here are some of the key questions to ask the likes of Dean Pees, every safety on the roster and the rest of the Falcons defense.
    Defensive tackle: How quickly can Marlon Davidson ascend? 
    Davidson didn’t have the rookie year many wanted from him. Likely, he didn’t have the rookie year he wanted, either. He was injured early and then had to be placed on the COVID-19 list. He didn’t see the field nearly as much as he needed to, and he didn’t have much of an opportunity to get into any type of flow. With that being said, Year 2 will be important for Davidson to prove he can be Grady Jarrett’s No. 2.
    He’ll need to establish himself in 2021. He’ll need to have a healthy season, or as healthy as it can be for an interior defensive lineman. The Falcons don’t need another miss on defensive line. Deadrin Senat hasn’t amounted to much since he was draft in the third round in 2018. The hope is Davidson won’t follow that path.
    When Davidson did see playing time in 2020, he flashed at times. He could be a player Pees enjoys using, but only if he can get into the rhythm he wasn’t able to in his rookie year. Until he does, we are left to wonder how impactful he can be in Atlanta.
    Outside linebacker: Who will take charge of this group? 
    The pressure is on Dante Fowler to be the answer. It’s why the Falcons picked him up last offseason. And in the wake of Barkevious Mingo’s release, the pressure has reached a boiling point. More than anything else defensively, the Falcons need to establish a pass rush. It’s been a weak spot in recent years, and Atlanta hasn’t found a viable way to build up its strength.
    The previous regime thought it would be Fowler, but like Davidson, Fowler couldn’t get into any type of rhythm in 2020. It opened the door for Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and Steven Means, who both did enough to warrant another year in Atlanta. But of the three, who’s going to create the consistent production this group needs? And if they can’t, who can?
    The Falcons have the opportunity to pick up another outside linebacker via free agency (or even a trade). They have money to play around with now that Julio Jones is off the books. So, if they don’t believe these three can get the job done, perhaps there’s someone on the open market who they believe can. The next month will be important for this group to figure all of that out. But one thing is certain: someone — anyone — needs to step up.
    Inside linebacker: Can this group lead? 
    Between Deion Jones, Foye Oluokun and Mykal Walker, this trio was arguably the most consistent the Falcons had on defense. Oluokun and Walker were a nice surprise in 2020, and because of their production, the expectation for the two goes up in 2021. Oluokun will be looked at as more of a leader in the coming season, and he has the wherewithal to be that. Walker can continue to grow in Year 2, and he may even make more of a jump in play with a year’s experience.
    Then, there’s Jones. When the Falcons were crunching numbers back in March, Jones was someone the new front office saved by restructuring Matt Ryan’s contract. He’s been a prominent figure amongst the Falcons defense for years now. His consistency is paramount to the defense’s overall success.
    The Falcons added Brandon Copeland this offseason to round out the position. He’ll play a key role within the group, too. And with these four, the expectation is that they will lead this defense. They should be the ones who shoulder that burden.
    Cornerbacks: Who will emerge opposite AJ Terrell? 
    It seems the Falcons have been looking for a lockdown corner for a while. Drafting Terrell was a decision met with frustration by the fan base but it has worked out. By rookie cornerback standards, Terrell was exactly what the Falcons wanted/needed. But the spotlight is less on Terrell throughout this year’s training camp. Sure he’ll need to perform well in 2021, but he’s proved he can handle himself. Any other corner on the roster? Not so much.
    Kendall Sheffield and Isaiah Oliver haven’t been up to snuff in recent years. So, the Falcons picked up Fabian Moreau in free agency and Darren Hall and Avery Williams in the draft. If you’re putting money down on who gets the nod, Moreau may be the safest bet to make. But the others have an entire training camp to change the coaches’ minds.
    Safety: What will this rotation even look like?  
    No position group went through the turnover the safeties did. The roster makeup couldn’t look more different as Jaylinn Hawkins is the only player returning with even a smidgen of playing time in 2020.
    The Falcons built this position back up through the signing of veterans on one-year deals and the draft. Expect Erik Harris and Duron Harmon to be heavily featured. They’re both on one-year deals and brought in to make sure the secondary isn’t solely made up of young faces.
    And speaking of young faces, the Falcons’ second-round draft pick is one to keep an eye on. By several pre-draft accounts, Richie Grant was the best safety in the class. If he lives up to that title in his rookie year, that should earn him quite a bit of playing time.
    There is no precedent for how this rotation will run, nor do we know how they’ll look together. It’s a good thing training camp is coming up because there’s a lot more than one question that this group needs to answer.
     
     
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Pa_Falcon_Fan in Do you think that the Falcons defense going into 2021 is more talented than what Dean Pees had to work with in Tennessee in 2018 and 2019?   
    It is hard to really answer the question of whether he has more to work with here than he had in TN 2018/2019 because any attempted comparison is clouded by hindsight of who the TN players are today vs who they were when Pees took over their defense.  It would take a pretty deep dive into articles from 2018 to really get a legitimate idea of how the talent level was viewed at that time.. and I really don't have the time to do that.
    But, what we can do, is look at is the 2017 roster vs the 2018 roster, see what changed and then see the results from the changes.  So from 2017 to 2018, the Titans replaced 3 starters on defense (Sylvester Williams NT, Avery Williamson RILB, Johnathan Ciprien S).  They replaced those 3 with Austin Johnson NT, Jayon Brown RILB, and Kenny Vaccaro S... and they brought in Pees. 
    2017 - 20th in total yards, 17th in points allowed, 24th in passing TDs, 25th in passing yards, 1st in rushing TDs allowed. 
    2018 - 8th in total yards, 3rd in points allowed, 6th in passing TDs and passing yards, 5th in rushing TDs allowed.
    So they replaced a pretty terrible safety (Ciprien) with a journeyman (Vaccarro), an older player (Williams) with a 2nd year player (Johnson) and a young guy (Williamson) with a rookie (Brown) ... and added Pees (good coaching) which resulted in exponential improvement in every one of hte above categories but rushing TDs (a little hard to improve on 1st.. nowhere to go but down).  Mostly the same defensive talent they had the year .. but dramatically different results.  
    Again, looking at what the Falcons defense did against KC last year tells me there is more talent here than fans and media are willing to give credit for.  I would argue we upgraded safety (Allen/Neaseman vs Harris/Harman... Grant vs Neal could potentially be a push now.. but I think Grant could be even better down the road), I think Moreau could be a big surprise and will end up being an upgrade over Dennard.  There are a lot of unknowns with all the rookies though... but given who they are replacing, I think there is a good chance they can at last provide the same level of solid play as the guys we lost.  
    We'll see, but I'm feeling cautiously optimistic that we'll see defensive significant improvement.  
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    ATLskinjob reacted to runshoot in Do you think that the Falcons defense going into 2021 is more talented than what Dean Pees had to work with in Tennessee in 2018 and 2019?   
    This I agree most with. We have some talent but we arent going to out talent many if any. There were games though, after Raheem took over HC, that we saw our defense improve and hold teams down much better than in DQs defense. KC game is a perfect example that we couldnt out talent someone, but we could hang with a good game plan on D.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Falcons_Frenzy in Do you think that the Falcons defense going into 2021 is more talented than what Dean Pees had to work with in Tennessee in 2018 and 2019?   
    Hard to say a bunch of knuckleheads have been running the defense the entire time I've been a fan. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to shock in Bowtie Chronicles - Falcons Offense   
    I’ve really liked the way TF & AS have bantered with him so far. 
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    ATLskinjob reacted to NorthGaBoy in Bowtie Chronicles - Falcons Offense   
    It is not too risky.  Someone has been writing for him over a year.  He would be reading a script written by someone who can write.
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    ATLskinjob reacted to NorthGaBoy in Bowtie Chronicles - Falcons Offense   
    Alright people.  That is enough of that.  I am going in.  If you want something done around here.....☺️
    Uhhh.  Never mind.  AJC is broke.  'Bout time they shut that rag down.
     
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    ATLskinjob reacted to Jesus in Bowtie Chronicles - Falcons Offense   
    Bowtie Chronicles
    I don't even....
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    ATLskinjob reacted to AvidFalconFan in Cam Jordan thinks Pitts is too small?   
    I have to say I sure hope Kyle Pitts turns out to be the phenomenal player in the NFL that he already has been projected even a future HOF and hasn't played a down yet. 
    The JV football plays on Saturdays.
    The Varsity football team plays Sundays.
    No disrespect at all to college football. 
    Hopefully he stays healthy and lives up to all the hype he's been getting. He looks promising but he will be playing against the best every Sunday. 
    Go get em Kyle! 💪
    Go Falcons!
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