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  1. 8 hours ago, HASHBROWN3 said:

    I have not studied the AS scheme at all.  

    Good points have been raised suggesting the following:

    • AS did wonderful things for Ryan Tannehill's career
    • The AS system/scheme gets the ball out much faster, thus improving the Oline & QB sack numbers.
    • The AS system utilizes 2 TE sets nicely
    • AS TN team had a very good run game.

    So now I am wondering how it will all translate to our team. 

    • I think MR will def get the ball out more quickly after that DK nightmare
    • This, in turn, helps our already excellent QB even better & our O more efficient
    • A game changer TE paired with AS is dripping with ridiculousness
    • I think we have a real shot to improve on the Oline considering ball out quickly & outside zone runs being more effective (draft picks as well)
    • I believe AS is just a smart coach. He doesn't need the same exact set up he had in TN to be mirrored here.  He'll find creative ways to kick ***.

    Do y'all think we'll see MR roll out & do more play action with AS at the helm?  Your thoughts on this are welcome...  

    I like to take a higher level view.  What did AS do and what did he not do?

    He had a battering ram in the form of Henry.  He has a skilled QB who had limitations.  He had an OL rotation into non-stellar players. 

    So, he used Henry.  There was no sneaky surprise.  He laughs about thinking we need a first down, no problem, give the ball to Henry and then get out of his way.  Unlike what we did to Ryan, he did not ask Tannehill to do what Tannehill could not do.  The Titans played within the capabilities of their QB.  He got his OL depth ready for game time.  Between the Falcons and the Titans, which one appears to throw practice team players into the game and watch what they can and cannot do?  One team did that and one did not.

    Analyze your players.  Analyze your team.  Know the strengths and weaknesses.  Build a strategy and game plan that allows those players to perform well. 

  2. 5 hours ago, va2ga said:

    I find it comical that Ryan could be considered the best QB in the division on a team that went 4-12.

    You cannot analyze what happened to the Falcons the last few seasons and conclude the problem was MR.  That requires a lack of football knowledge that no Falcon fan could possible have.  That would be like having a driver's license and not know which side to drive on.

  3. 14 minutes ago, SavedByGrace1221 said:

    You remember Chris Chandler ?? Would you say Matt Ryan's a much better quarterback than Chris Chandler was ??

    Looking at the comprehensive set of skills, MR wins.  If you isolate different skills, either looks better.  Chris Chandler was one of the very best deep ball passers to play the game.  Few have ever handled the blitz like Ryan.  Chandler reminds me of Darryl "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica.  Lamonica had football IQ at the level of Matt Ryan.  I am not sure Chandler was at that level.  Also, no fault of Chandler, but his body was one of his biggest limitations.  I hated hearing him disrespectfully called Crystal Chandelier, but he was injured often.  Even when starting, he seemed to always display that he was nicked up.  Matt Ryan has more versatility than Chandler.  Matt Ryan takes huge shots and never misses a beat.  Chandler was clearly affected each time he hit the ground.  In game time battles, MR wins more games than Chandler.

  4. 3 minutes ago, SavedByGrace1221 said:

    See this is my whole point. You want to say Matt Ryan's a good quarterback I have no problem with that. You want to say Matt Ryan's a great quarterback well.. I don't but I can see someone saying that. But thinking Matt Ryan will ever  be at the level of Tom Brady, to me that's just stupid. No I'm not trying to call you stupid I think that's ludicrous. See you're a fan, and to be honest I think you're pretty much a homer when it comes to Matt Ryan. See there are 31 other teams out there and some of them may feel the same way about their quarterback. But in all honesty, except for people on this message board , and I'm talking about the ryan  homers, what you said about Matt Ryan being in the same class with Tom Brady makes zero sense. And if you took a poll from 31 other teams none of them will say that Matt Ryan is in  the same class with Tom Brady Again only the Homer Falcon fans. 

    I am too seasoned to be a homer.  I suffered through too many really bad QBs.  Piano Man, Kurt Kittner, Byron Leftwich, Tony Grazianni, and others.  So, to take a homer view of any Falcon QB would be ignoring many lessons from the past.  You have implied that  any QB starting in the NFL could be in the same class as Ryan and that those fans believe their QB is very good.  I think not.  I do not listen much to analyst but few do not put Ryan in the top half.  Many have put him in the top 10.  And, he could hang there after playing in Dirk Koetter offenses.  I think not recognizing the ineptitude of the Dirk Koetter offense and understanding how that put the offense in a bad situation shows a very simplistic understanding of the game.  Every fraction of a second the offense holds the ball puts stress on the QB, the OL, and receivers.  Doing it in repetition makes winning nearly impossible.  As the game gets more and more difficult for the Falcon offense, it energizes the defense.

    Do I think I would view Gorappolo as one of the best if he were my QB?  No.  Let's not get absurd.  But, thank you for trying to trying to analyze what you perceive to be flawed thinking.  There is some flawed thinking going on here.

    You would be better served analyzing your thoughts and stating your belief than analyzing your flawed perception of my beliefs. 

  5. 6 hours ago, Foo Falcons said:

    Right now any if the six running backs have a shot for significant reps. Pre season will play a big role IMO. I think both Hawkins and Huntley have a shot at being RB2-4 depending on how Patterson and Ollison look. Could see Hawkins getting the second most touches behind Davis. Either way I think he makes the team though 

    Yep.  I have hope for Ollison, but I do hope he looks at Huntley and recognizes it is do or die time for him.  He needs to start off this spring like a monster.  If he does well, my respect for Quinn will drop even further.

  6. 5 minutes ago, TheUsualStuff said:

    It's not classical at all, and to call it that demonstrates a lack of knowledge as to what classical music is. 

    This would be post-modern contemporary symphonic music. 

    Just for the record...

    Wait.  Are you saying Mozart did not use synthesizers?  How do you know what he had hidden behind his amplifiers? 





    Yeah.  That is what I thought.  😆

  7. On 5/6/2021 at 12:51 PM, SavedByGrace1221 said:

    You can never ever ever ever ever ever ever put Matt Ryan ever ever ever in any way in the same sentence with Tom Brady.

    Why can't he do it?  You did.  Don't your rules apply to all of us?  Where did you acquire this authority?

    Matt Ryan and Tom Brady are NFL quarterbacks.  Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are both very good quarterbacks.  Tom Brady has accomplished more than Matt Ryan because he has had HCs that understand the team they were coaching and put them in situations they could win.  If the Falcons finally have a competent Front Office, Matt Ryan may show he is in the same class as Tom Brady.

    I am probably in a lot of trouble now.

  8. 1 hour ago, Herr Doktor said:

    Love me some ELP.  I'm a progger at heart anyway.  Dream Theater, Asia, King Crimson, Genesis, Porcupine Tree and little BigElf and Spock's Beard to boot.  When feeling angry, a little Savatage.

    I tell people Genesis was probably the most progressive and talented of all the progressive bands.  The response is usually "huh?"  I explain, no, not them.  The real Genesis that vanished into pop rock.  They were the beautiful butterfly that metamorphosised into catepillar. 

  9. I don't like classical music in the strictest terms.  I do like symphonies.  Ralph Vaughan Williams orchestrated a lot of great symphonies.  Aaron Copeland wrote many great scores.  If you watched cowboy movies in the last century, you probably heard a lot of Copeland.  Also, Keith Emerson, of Emerson Lake and Palmer, was a huge fan.  ELP was very progressive rock.  Surprisingly, Copeland like Emerson's covers.

    How many great movies benefited from the scores of John Williams?  I could go on but it is time to stop. 

  10. 3 minutes ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

    Maybe you should actually follow along the thread Einstein and you would understand what was being discussed and why Ryans contract was brought up. My purpose is to discuss Falcons related topics, does that hurt your feelings?

    What are you even yapping about at this point? New drama? QB@4? Put the bud lights down.

    You are really hurt that Ryan is our QB.  You can project your hurt feelings onto me if you like.  I am unaffected.  I see you for what you are.  I have known people like you.  I get it.  Live the best life you can. 

  11. 34 minutes ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

    Thanks, I never knew the transactions TD did while he was our GM. Glad you are around to let us all know how it works. 🤣

    Ryan is overpaid. Get over it. Or should I say “take a vacation”.

    Overpaid is the opinion of a few fans.  It is not fact.  I have stated facts and you continue to state you already know those things.  Well, Einstein, we know how much Ryan is paid.  We know our cap situation.  So, why are you stating these things?  Did you think we did not know?  Do you have a plan or was I correct when I labeled this whining?  What is your purpose?

  12. 8 hours ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

    Ryan has been top 2-3 once maybe twice his entire career. We push his money back every year and now were sitting at 26m this year (5th highest), 48m next year (1st) and 43m in 2023 (3rd highest). Again, Not good for the cap.

    And, what is the point of that?  Thomas Dimitroff is gone.  He is unlikely to be willing to take General Managing tutorials from you.  TD extended Ryan until it was not reasonable to do it again.  Now, the combination of TD's management strategy and the reduced cap resulting from Covid 19, we have big cap issues.  I have been stating this for months.  This cannot be undone and TD has already been fired.  Take a vacation.

  13. 24 minutes ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

    I like how you just jump to all these conclusions. I know very well how the cap works but appreciate the overview chief. Where in any of my post that you are responding to did I say to cut trade or do anything with Matt Ryan? You’re right the draft is over, maybe it is you who needs to move on? I said he is overpaid (he is). Sorry that hurts your feelings?

    So, you are just whining.  OK.  Got it.

  14. @PriMeTiiMe, @Spts1, the 2021 draft is done.  It is over.  Matt Ryan is our QB in 2021.  His contract precludes any trade.  Read this very carefully.  If a player is released, cut, or retires, he entire cap is due next season.  If a player is traded, his bonus cap does not move to the acquiring team.  It remains with the team releasing the player.  

    The Falcons cannot trade Ryan.  There are calls about trades because the acquiring team would not have to pay Ryan's bonus cap.  The Falcons would have to pay that.  Imagine, trade for Ryan, pay him $30M, and don't give him any bonus because he is getting that from the Falcons while he is playing for you. You get a great QB and push the Falcons deeper into cap ****.  Amazing that some Falcon fans want this to happen. 

  15. 5 hours ago, PriMeTiiMe said:

    He is grossly overpaid. That does not mean others are not, In general the QB position is. When you have to to restructure his numbers every year that's a problem. He's 5th AFTER a restructure. He was at 40m this year (1st) and now because once again we restructured we are eating a ridiculous cap hit the next 2 seasons (1st and 3rd). Kicking the can down the road is all fun and games until the day comes you actually have to pay them and can't kick it down any farther.

    We did not have to restructure Ryan's contract year after year.  That was a strategy deployed by Thomas Dimitroff.  It is not a practice that can be sustained.  Ryan was a team player and did what was asked. 

    OK.  Take a deep breath.  Who kicked the can down the road?  No, it was not Matt Ryan.  He is not authorized by the Falcons to rewrite his contract.  Who?  Come on, you know the answer.

    BTW - Draft is done.  Ryan is our QB.  Sit back, relax. 

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