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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    Agreed. Not sure if the explosion was Blank's call, or if Dimi got puppeted, but as great as Julio is, he was not the answer in 2011. If we'd gone something like Justin Houston and DeMarco Murray in 2011, then added Kevin Zeitler in 2012 with the first round pick we lost in the Julio deal I think we could have crossed the finish line by 2012. There were plenty other options. We could have added a WR later. Go look at the leading receivers on the last 10 championship teams. None on Julio's level. Some even TEs.
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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Calvin Ridley - Falcons 2020 MVP   
    NFL.com writer picks Calvin Ridley to be Falcons' MVP in 2020
     
    Will McFadden ATLANTAFALCONS.COM
         
    For much of the last decade its often been Matt Ryan or Julio Jones who has stood out as the Falcons' clear MVP in a given season. This fall, however, Around the NFL writer Dan Hanzus believes a new player could emerge in that role.
    In a piece on NFL.com, Hanzus picked third-year receiver Calvin Ridley to become Atlanta's MVP in 2020. There's been a lot of hype surrounding Ridley this offseason, and understandably so. Hanzus lays out the case for why Ridley is poised to capitalize on that hype.
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    VOTE: Best Falcons play of the decade - Round 1 Falcons roster previews: QBs | RBs | WRs Ryan among NFL's best high-volume passers "This feels like the year Ridley 'makes the leap' from quality starter to breakout star," Hanzus writes. "The 2018 first-round pick has been a consistent source of production in his first two seasons, totaling 17 touchdowns and close to 1,700 yards while lining up across from Julio Jones. At 31, Jones will continue to command double-teams -- and Atlanta's lack of a proven third wideout (hi, Russell Gage) or the presence of tight end Austin Hooper (off to Cleveland in free agency) means a healthy Ridley should easily surpass 100 targets for the first time. Jones hasn't had a running mate with this talent level since Roddy White, a member of the Falcons' Ring of Honor."
    Prior to suffering a season-ending abdominal injury in Week 14, Ridley was on pace to top 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. He ultimately finished the year with 63 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns. In his first two NFL seasons Ridley has gained 1,687 yards and 17 touchdowns – one shy of tying Jones' franchise record for receiving touchdowns in the first two seasons of a career.
    Ridley ranked second among all NFL receivers in DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average), according to Football Outsiders, finishing behind only Chris Godwin. The emergence of players like Ridley and Godwin has made the NFC South even more daunting for opposing defenses. If the Falcons are going to compete in what could very well be one of the toughest divisions in 2020, they'll need an offense firing on all cylinders.
    That will involve Ridley taking yet another step forward in his game, but his track record so far suggests that's possible. And, more importantly, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter believes that's possible.
    "I think he's always been able to beat his man just by pure speed and athleticism, and I think as he gets a little more consistent in his route running and understanding what is landmarks are, his depths of his routes are, I think you're going to see a jump in his game," Koetter said. "Now, you say that, but we're also talking about a guy who, in his first two years in the league, has put up some pretty substantial numbers. But I think his talent is even higher than that."
       
       
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    Charles Wright reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Ooh La La Ahh We We!!!   
    @Mr.11 a.k.a.  "Julio Jung". 😁
     
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    Charles Wright reacted to ADAMSVILLE GYM in Ooh La La Ahh We We!!!   
    You thought that? Then why did you commit fraud on yourself by correctin ma wordsness instead of standin upright fer yer first thinkin? Ya skiddish?
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    Charles Wright reacted to Vandy in Ooh La La Ahh We We!!!   
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    Charles Wright got a reaction from ATLSlobberKnockers in Khrushchev said in 1959 at the U.N.   
    The  post never said Khrushchev gave the list of points. Those POINTS are spot on as to the slow but sure progression of socialism(communism) in our country.
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    Charles Wright reacted to caponine in Matt Ryan - “I AM THE BEST QB IN THE NFC SOUTH”   
    Idk , still think it's Brady until Ryan shows he can beat him. 
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    Charles Wright got a reaction from MoFalconsFan56 in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    It was pretty much inevitable after we sank an entire draft into JJ. My belief is Blank wanted a fireworks, explosive offense. He puts his stamp on the team way too much!
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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    Should have stayed on the path we were on from 2008-2011. Smash mouth, like your second favorite team BAL, and built a better defense. We've been through four offensive coordinators in 12 years. Here's a breakdown of the top 10 scoring offenses by OC:
    Mularkey - (3) - 2008, 2010, 2011 Kutty (1) - 2012 Shanny (1) - 2016 Sark (1) - 2018 Smash mouth was working. We got cute, got explosive and went pass happy like the rest of the league. Threw all our money at the offense. Only have six top 10 scoring offenses in 12 years to show for it. Half of em came in the smash mouth era.
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    Charles Wright reacted to Knight of God in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    I have been one of his biggest detractors, but Sarks system works. Even Saban mentioned, I think last year, that Sarks system relies on tough power running. Well, his back was Freeman. All sizes don’t fit all. He didn’t have the OL, tough running, or defensive support. Stop blaming Sark. It wasn’t him.
    Yes, I think he could have been great with the offense we have NOW
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    Charles Wright reacted to andrews31cain21 in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    I will say i was not a real Sark fan... I thought at the time he was a bad hire...and still feel like we should have hired within instead of Sark...but to Sark's defense, he was brought in from college to run a NFL offense that was not his. He had to come in and not only learn a system that wasnt his, then had to run that system.  It really was a no win for him.  His 2nd year, it looked like he was really starting to put his stamp on the offense, but of course became the scapegoat, like Manuel, due to Quinn's incompetence as a Coach.. I often wonder how Sark would have done given a 3rd year
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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    Sark was a victim of drops in his first year. Still finished 8th in total yards.
    In his second year he was 10th in points and 6th in yards.
    Probably should have been given a third year.
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    Charles Wright reacted to E. T. in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    I would like to think that Sark would have grown into a good OC. But his worse enemy was that 2016 offense and to try to duplicate that. Talk about some pressure.
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    Charles Wright reacted to Vandy in Do you think that Steve Sarkisian would have gone on to be a great offensive coordinator if the Falcons would have given him more time?   
    Great? I dunno know about that. But he improved quite a bit in his play calling in year 2. 
     
    I said it at the time, it was a mistake letting Sark and Manuel go. As last year showed, they weren’t the real problem. 
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    Charles Wright reacted to HouseofEuphoria in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    In the kid's defense, he was matched up against every single one of the best DE's in the league week in and week out. I don't have to post the list of names, you know the deal.
    He did pretty well as a rookie, all considered, but also looked much better after Lindstrom played next to him and he had 12 games under his belt. I think those guys are gonna be a force together.
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    Charles Wright reacted to red falcon in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    Coming out the analysts said he wasn't great at pass blocking but I didn't think it would have been as bad as it was. Hes a run blocker, he can improve but both ends on teams rush the passer now. Its not like it was back in the day.
    He needs chips, protection to slide his way or matt to get rid of the ball.
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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    You can’t really blame the OC for a sack.  That’s on the player.  What you can blame the OC for is not understanding his personnel.  McGary struggled with speed edge rushers in college.  We knew it would take time for him.  So why not help him with a 6th OL?  More TE support on the edge.  But throwing 50 times and leaving McGary on an island was setting him up for failure IMO
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    Charles Wright reacted to trubirdfan4life in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    Its not like he had zero abilities.  The guy played well actually, he struggled against the guys that everyone struggles against.  He was just a rookie and they took advantage.  He knows now what to expect and will obviously get better. He isn't a world beater, but he play pretty well at times, he just needs to become more consistent.  
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    Charles Wright reacted to Smiler11 in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    Yeah because predictable play calling, not chipping pass rushers and having some of the longest developing routes isn't a factor here. 
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    Charles Wright reacted to g-dawg in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    McGary could be the key to the entire offiense - he simply has to get better in pass pro.   Last year he was a rook so we will cut him some slack - this year he has to produce in pass pro.
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    Charles Wright reacted to ya_boi_j in Definitely gotta improve OT play   
    McGary took his lumps and was perfectly schemed against from opposing DC’s. No excuses for Matthews.  Both gotta step up in order for Matt to have the ultimate success

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    Charles Wright reacted to etherdome in Raheem Morris Edition: Stats, Lies, smoke and mirror myths   
    Let's face it, the Falcons were terrible last season.  I have not done the research but I suspect that our "surge" last year was as much a factor of the quality of our opponents as the coaching changes.  
    We showed two major weaknesses.  I list them in order of importance (according to my beliefs)
    1.  The OL.  Despite all the stats and BS talk, our OL was terrible.  Ryan could not operate in a consistent pocket.  The plays he made were because of his elite talent.  Additionally, the rush blocking was bottom-tier.  We simply could not sustain drives and we certainly had trouble scoring in the red zone.  I blame the OL.  They were terrible and if they do not significantly improve this season, we will see the same disappointing results.
    2.  The DL.  The defense had a lot of problems.  And I could have just as easily listed the lack of coordinated play in the secondary.  I list the DL here because we had trouble stopping the run and we sure as heck could not get to the QB.  DL play has to improve.  It does not get any more fundamental than that.
    Despite the disappointing defensive performance that was led by Quinn, I believe that our offense played a larger role in our losses.  We have the fire power to make big plays but I wonder whether we have the ability to do the simple, mundane and more important things like converting third-and-two.   
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    Charles Wright reacted to LightningDawg58 in Raheem Morris Edition: Stats, Lies, smoke and mirror myths   
    Its not true at all. He is trying to make the point that we were in desperation mode because we were down a score in the first quarter, when the offense was also either stagnant or turning the ball over early in the game.  If he was saying in the 4th quarter we were forcing the issue then I could agree, but in the first half of the game? No sir. Weeks 1-4 those games were within reach before the half especially if the offense held on to the ball better. If there was a finger to be pointed then direct it at Koetter or Quinn for panicking on offense. Situational football says we were in good shape if we just stayed true. But, my opinion, is the offense was getting smacked around and thats the reason why we started playing out of character. Not because the defense was so bad. 
    I must reiterate too, Im specifically referring to weeks 1-4. Weeks 5-7.5 is when the defense fell off the cliff
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    Charles Wright reacted to LightningDawg58 in Raheem Morris Edition: Stats, Lies, smoke and mirror myths   
    I am, because creating turnovers, while being the mark of a truly elite defense, is also extremely unpredictable and more up to chance.
    I firmly believe it is easier, more reasonable to protect the ball while in possession than to expect/predict the defense to manufacture a turnover.
    I understand the value in it, hence the improvement we made after we starting creating more turnovers.
    But, my stance is we were giving the ball away too often to point fingers at the defense, specifically weeks 1 and 2. Weeks 3 and 4 were more defined by failed 4th downs and missed FGs.
     
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    Charles Wright reacted to FalconFanSince1970 in Raheem Morris Edition: Stats, Lies, smoke and mirror myths   
    Why is the analysis limited to tie game situations? That probably wasn't very often. Hiding something?
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