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    Gonobeast reacted to octoslash in What's your opinion of the Falcons 2020 offense so far?   
    I'm stupid...has Gurley always been so slow?  He looks like a sloth riding a glacier through molasses chasing an ocean sponge. 
    You can time him with a sun dial.  
     
     
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    Gonobeast reacted to Snafu in How bad was the Takk and McGrary injuries?   
    Good thing we traded up to take a 1st round RT when we already had a capable starter on the roster.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in 09/16 Notes   
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in 09/16 Notes   
    Morris thinks that Chris Carson is a better play than Russell Wilson.  Playing Seattle, #1 job stop Wilson!  That's it!!
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Vandy in AJ Terrell: Surrendered 100 Yards and Perfect 158.3 Passer Rating   
    Great Bloodlines normally rule ....... Winfield.  You'll be right more than wrong
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from FalconsIn2012 in Grady Was Dominant...but AD Needs To Be Tested For PED’s LOL   
    Grady is really good, but Donald is on another planet.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from FalconFanSince1970 in Grady Was Dominant...but AD Needs To Be Tested For PED’s LOL   
    Grady is really good, but Donald is on another planet.
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    Gonobeast reacted to WhenFalconsWin in Grady Was Dominant...but AD Needs To Be Tested For PED’s LOL   
    Grady is the next best thing to Donald
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    Gonobeast reacted to FalconsIn2012 in Grady Was Dominant...but AD Needs To Be Tested For PED’s LOL   
    We both agree on the importance of safety
    2014: Pats win SB.  Spend 11 mill on DL 2015: Pats lose AFCCG.  Spend 8 mill on DL 2016: Pats win SB.  Spend 9 mill on DL 2017: Pats lose SB. Spend 12 mill on DL 2018: Pats win SB.  Spend 17 mill on DL 2019: Pats historic D.  Spend 10 mill on DL 2019: Chiefs won SB.  Spent 20 mill on DL 2019: Ravens #1 seed.  Spent 20 mill on DL 2019: Bears top 4 defense.  Spent 17 mill on DL 2019 Falcons: historically bad defense first 8 weeks.  Spent 42 mill on DL In a passing league, I firmly believe you build from the back 7 forward.  Get a dominant, rangy FS.  A smart thumper next to him.  That makes your corners and pass rush better automatically
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    Gonobeast reacted to KRUNKuno in 09/14 Press Conference Notes   
    How tf is rotating your LG good for any team?
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in Week One Depth Chart   
    Looks like Gonobeast is the Swing T now.  He knows how to play RT.  He was taken out of the LG competition bc he was going to be the swing tackle all along.  He would be a heckuva LG though.  
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in Breaking Down 53-Man Rosters OTC Style   
    Round 3 looks to be the $ round if looking at teams with the most and normally make deep playoff runs on a consistent basis.  They could be teams that trade 1st round picks on draft day in order to accumulate more picks throughout the draft.  
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Ergo Proxy in Breaking Down 53-Man Rosters OTC Style   
    Totally awesome!!
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    Gonobeast reacted to Ergo Proxy in Breaking Down 53-Man Rosters OTC Style   
    https://overthecap.com/breaking-down-the-53-man-rosters/
    Breaking Down the 53 Man Rosters
    Posted on September 7, 2020 by Jason Fitzgerald   While there may still be a little juggling of NFL rosters in the next 48 hours I wanted to take a look at some different aspects of the team now that most of the teams have their final rosters set for the year. Since we are still waiting on some key contracts to come in we will hold off on the financials until a little later this week but here are a few different aspects of the rosters in the NFL.
    Rosters By Age
    The average age of the NFL rosters this year is just 26.07 years old without QB’s and 26.17 with QB’s. It is clearly a young mans game with over 50% of the NFL no older than 25 this year. Here is the breakdown by age group.
    Not including QB’s,  the oldest team in the NFL will be the Bears with a roster just under 26.9 years old. They are tied with the Ravens for the second most 30+ year old players with 13. The Saints lead the NFL in that category with 15.  The Dolphins will have the youngest team in the NFL at 25.16 years and just 1 player over 30. The Rams, Vikings, Browns, and Jaguars all come in no older than 25.5 in 2020.
    Team Avg. Age W/O QB Avg Age W/QB Bears 26.89 26.95 49ers 26.70 26.65 Titans 26.67 26.74 Saints 26.65 26.93 Bills 26.52 26.45 Cardinals 26.49 26.41 Patriots 26.47 26.66 Eagles 26.35 26.30 Texans 26.33 26.37 Bengals 26.32 26.27 Ravens 26.30 26.28 Falcons 26.25 26.65 Jets 26.25 26.29 Seahawks 26.16 26.32 Lions 26.14 26.37 Chiefs 26.13 26.26 Raiders 26.09 26.16 Steelers 26.08 26.26 Panthers 26.06 26.05 Cowboys 26.06 26.16 Buccaneers 26.00 26.48 Chargers 25.88 25.89 Broncos 25.87 25.86 Football Team 25.79 25.89 Packers 25.71 25.84 Giants 25.66 25.76 Colts 25.62 25.85 Jaguars 25.50 25.45 Browns 25.43 25.53 Vikings 25.42 25.58 Rams 25.41 25.41 Dolphins 25.16 25.33 NFL Avg 26.07 26.17 Rosters by Draft Status
    I always think one of the biggest misconceptions in the NFL is the length of time a draft pick sticks in the NFL and even more than that how long they contribute to the team that drafted them. Here is the breakdown of NFL drafts by round since 2016 and the percent of players still on a roster in 2020.
      Round 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1 80.6% 96.9% 96.9% 100.0% 100.0% 2 81.3% 84.4% 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% 3 65.7% 69.8% 91.9% 100.0% 100.0% 4 58.5% 64.9% 78.4% 94.4% 100.0% 5 44.4% 57.5% 81.1% 80.6% 93.9% 6 39.1% 41.2% 55.6% 73.2% 77.1% 7 25.0% 42.9% 63.2% 52.5% 63.4% Let’s go one step further and see just how many are still on the team who drafted them.
    Round 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1 38.7% 78.1% 90.6% 100.0% 100.0% 2 43.8% 68.8% 81.3% 100.0% 100.0% 3 20.0% 51.2% 83.8% 97.4% 97.6% 4 24.4% 45.9% 73.0% 91.7% 100.0% 5 16.7% 37.5% 67.6% 69.4% 87.9% 6 6.5% 23.5% 31.1% 65.9% 77.1% 7 3.1% 20.0% 47.4% 45.0% 63.4% The reality of the draft is really for most of the draft you are working with a 3 year window for the players to contribute in some manner. Teams probably should be focusing more on top 100 or so draft picks than the overall quantity of draft picks.
    Here is how our rosters this year will break down by draft round.
    Not surprisingly the biggest group of players in the NFL comes from the undrafted pool as that is a much larger group of players. That doesn’t mean that UDFA is an easy path to success (about 12% of all 2020 UDFAs actually made the team this year) but too often we discount those players due to their draft status. The thing I always find most interesting when doing this breakdowns is that the round 2 and 3 numbers are very similar.
    The team with the most 1st round picks on their team this year is the Falcons with 17. The next closest has just 12. The Jets, Chiefs, and Rams all pull up the rear with just 5. As for UDFAs the Saints and Broncos have 21 players who started out undrafted. The Bengals have just 8 and rank last in that category. Here is the breakdown of each team’s roster by draft status.
    Team UDFA Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Saints 21 11 8 12 2 2 2 2 Broncos 21 8 7 9 3 5 2 2 Jets 19 5 4 9 9 4 6 0 Chiefs 19 5 9 6 8 4 2 4 Panthers 18 8 7 4 8 3 5 2 Titans 18 10 7 4 5 6 1 3 49ers 18 12 5 7 4 6 5 3 Jaguars 17 6 8 8 7 5 3 6 Football Team 17 10 4 6 8 6 6 4 Lions 16 9 5 6 6 8 2 7 Raiders 16 8 7 9 8 4 2 2 Browns 16 11 6 8 4 7 4 2 Bears 15 10 7 5 7 8 4 3 Chargers 15 9 7 6 4 4 4 5 Patriots 15 6 3 10 6 6 5 5 Packers 15 7 6 7 5 8 5 5 Buccaneers 14 8 11 5 4 5 6 3 Ravens 14 10 5 9 8 4 6 1 Vikings 14 7 7 6 9 6 2 6 Colts 14 7 10 6 7 4 4 3 Seahawks 14 10 9 8 6 9 3 4 Cowboys 14 9 9 7 9 1 5 2 Rams 14 5 9 9 7 4 2 6 Bills 13 6 6 7 6 10 3 4 Cardinals 13 10 7 6 5 4 5 6 Falcons 13 17 3 5 6 7 2 1 Eagles 12 7 9 6 5 6 9 3 Dolphins 12 8 8 4 5 6 6 8 Steelers 11 12 7 9 5 3 5 1 Texans 10 10 8 8 5 6 5 2 Giants 9 9 8 8 6 5 6 7 Bengals 8 7 10 4 8 8 6 4 NFL Avg. 14.8 8.7 7.1 7.0 6.1 5.4 4.2 3.7 Homegrown Rosters
    I define a homegrown player as someone who either was drafted by or signed as an undrafted free agent by their original team. The league average is just over 60%. The team with the most homegrown players are the Ravens and Vikings, who both have nearly 80% of their roster beginning their career with that team. Other teams over 70% are the Packers, Rams, and Cowboys.
    The worst teams in this category are the Browns at just 43.1% followed closely by the Jets at 44.6%. These are two franchises that are run chaotically at the highest levels and are both hoping that new GMs make it happen this year. The Giants, Bills, and Cardinals are the other teams under 50%.
    As for teams that select the best overall the Ravens and the Patriots always stand out and it is no different this year. The Ravens have 83 players on a NFL roster this year while the Patriots have 74. They are the only teams over 70. If you pull their own roster out of the mix they have 38 and 35 players on other rosters, the only teams over 30.  The Panthers and Jets are at the bottom of the charts with 44 and 45 respectively. The Panthers have just 16 outside of their own team.
    Team Homegrown % Homegrown Originally Selected Selected on Other rosters Ravens 45 78.9% 83 38 Vikings 45 78.9% 66 21 Packers 44 75.9% 67 23 Rams 42 75.0% 62 20 Cowboys 41 73.2% 66 25 Patriots 39 69.6% 74 35 Jaguars 41 68.3% 62 21 Bengals 37 67.3% 58 21 Chargers 36 66.7% 51 15 Falcons 36 66.7% 54 18 Colts 36 65.5% 56 20 Steelers 34 64.2% 48 14 Seahawks 39 61.9% 60 21 49ers 37 61.7% 66 29 Saints 37 61.7% 59 22 Football Team 37 60.7% 57 20 Eagles 34 59.6% 58 24 Buccaneers 33 58.9% 49 16 Broncos 33 57.9% 61 28 Dolphins 32 56.1% 55 23 Lions 33 55.9% 55 22 Bears 32 54.2% 52 20 Titans 28 51.9% 47 19 Panthers 28 50.9% 44 16 Chiefs 29 50.9% 51 22 Raiders 28 50.0% 60 32 Texans 27 50.0% 55 28 Cardinals 27 48.2% 49 22 Bills 26 47.3% 46 20 Giants 27 46.6% 49 22 Jets 25 44.6% 45 20 Browns 25 43.1% 54 29 NFL Avg. 34.2 60.1% 56.8 22.7 Rosters By Snaps
    The Bills come back with the most intact roster in the NFL with 82.7% of their snaps returning from 2019. They added what would amount to 22.9% of their snaps via free agency, trade, etc… so any contributions they get from rookies or players who were hurt last year is just gravy. The Colts are the only other team close to the Bills but they should come with an asterisk since they are benching their starting QB from last year. The Steelers and Bucs both will have a lot of stability as well but will rely on players who are rookies or coming back from injury.
    Carolina only brings back 44.2% of their snaps from last year, the only team under 50%. They signed a ton of players who could provide nearly 36% of the lost snaps but they will still need 20% contribution from others. New England comes back with 54% but added almost nobody in free agency so they will need nearly 40% to come from rookies and injured players last year like Cam Newton.
    Here is the breakdown of each team this year.
    Team Returning Snaps New Vet Snaps Shortfall Bills 82.7% 22.9% -5.6% Colts 79.9% 21.0% -1.0% Steelers 79.6% 4.8% 15.5% Buccaneers 77.9% 6.1% 16.0% Texans 77.7% 12.6% 9.7% Saints 76.6% 13.7% 9.6% Chiefs 76.4% 11.9% 11.7% Packers 76.3% 4.4% 19.3% 49ers 76.2% 4.7% 19.1% Cardinals 75.9% 19.8% 4.3% Eagles 74.6% 12.3% 13.1% Titans 73.0% 10.1% 16.9% Raiders 72.7% 28.9% -1.6% Ravens 72.4% 9.8% 17.8% Vikings 72.2% 6.0% 21.8% Rams 72.1% 7.1% 20.8% Falcons 71.0% 15.2% 13.7% Bears 68.6% 23.6% 7.7% Chargers 68.0% 19.9% 12.1% Jaguars 66.7% 16.2% 17.0% Bengals 66.3% 21.5% 12.2% Giants 65.6% 26.4% 8.1% Broncos 65.1% 25.1% 9.8% Browns 64.7% 25.2% 10.1% Football Team 64.0% 24.2% 11.9% Seahawks 63.7% 24.5% 11.8% Cowboys 63.1% 17.8% 19.1% Lions 62.2% 22.8% 15.0% Dolphins 61.7% 25.3% 13.0% Jets 57.1% 26.7% 16.2% Patriots 54.1% 6.7% 39.2% Panthers 44.2% 35.7% 20.2% NFL Avg. 69.5% 17.3% 13.3% Add OTC to Your Google News Feed to stay up to date with our updates
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    Gonobeast reacted to Ergo Proxy in Timon Parris Aquired   
    Covid. Need more contingency than any other season ever before.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Speezy in 9 observations from Falcons’ Sunday practice   
    Gono has been taken out of LG mix due to need elsewhere.  Never in the mix or truly beaten out.  You don't start with the 1's for first 3 practices in a true starting LG competition and lose your job that fast.  Doesn't work that way if truly being looked at for this position.  They saw that he can do it, but need him more at T.  T must be thin.  I think we see him much more at T this year in pivotal spots than we thought.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from KCFalcon22 in Dan Quinn on why the Falcons cut Jamon Brown   
    Eagles were all about Gono ..... get a draft pick for him?
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    Gonobeast reacted to ATLFalcon36 in Julio Jones shows off Falcons’ new all-white uniforms and other falcons wire updates.   
    I hope Hennessy is ready, but I hate that Gono was kinda artificially removed from the LG competition and moved to backup tackle in the middle of it. Seems like classic draft pick > UDFA no matter what mentality that Smitty used to have.
    Like it was pretty obvious Hennessy was going to be day one starter no matter what, barring an injury or absolutely horrific camp even if Gono excelled. Either way, glad to have some depth on the OL.
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    Gonobeast reacted to Goober Pyle in ‘This kid’s got that “it”’: Matt Hennessy’s journey to a spot with the Falcons   
    https://theathletic.com/2025113/2020/08/26/this-kids-got-that-it-matt-hennessys-journey-to-a-spot-with-the-falcons/
     
    By Tori McElhaney 
     
    Matt Hennessy’s very first college snap taken at center was during the first game of his redshirt freshman season against Notre Dame in South Bend in 2017. The game itself wasn’t very memorable. Notre Dame was expected to win and did. Temple lost 49-16, but when Chris Wiesehan returned home, he remembers telling his wife, Renee, that a young Hennessy had impressed him.
    Better yet, Wiesehan said he told her that Hennessy was going to be a part of an NFL Draft someday.
    “This kid is going to play on Sunday night. I don’t know where. I don’t know when that draft pick will be. But he’s so talented athletically, and his focus, his character, his leadership skills are there. He doesn’t get rattled,” Wiesehan remembered telling his wife.
    “I said, ‘This guy is going to be an elite player.'”
    Wiesehan remembers the first time he saw Hennessy a couple of years before he made this prediction. It was at a recruiting camp when Hennessy was playing tackle for Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey.
    Hennessy’s measurables jumped off the page at Wiesehan right away. When he’s recruiting, Wiesehan likes his linemen lighter in terms of sheer pounds. He said he always can add weight later if the athleticism is there. He did it with Hennessy and just recently as the tight ends coach at Georgia Tech with the Yellow Jackets’ first tight end in more than a decade, Tyler Davis, who was picked by Jacksonville in the sixth round of this year’s draft.
    Looking back on that Notre Dame game, Wiesehan said he knew Hennessy had to get bigger and stronger, but since their introduction a couple of years before, Wiesehan also knew that the way Hennessy’s mind worked meant there was little that had to change mentally for the lineman to succeed.
    Wiesehan said he could see Hennessy at center, so in that recruiting camp, Wiesehan moved Hennessy to see what he could do. Wiesehan said Hennessy flourished at the spot even then, and Wiesehan offered Hennessy right on the spot.
    “I think his focus and his attention to detail (stand out) immediately,” Wiesehan said. “For those kids in camp, there is a lot of information getting thrown at them at a rapid pace, and Matt just simply absorbed that information, processed that information and applied the techniques that I was trying to throw at him. In one-on-one situations, I was telling him what to correct, how to correct it, and in the next rep he was working to apply those things.”
    But Wiesehan said Hennessy really came into his own and evolved into a true potential top-100 draft pick when he found his voice. In all actuality, that wasn’t who Hennessy was originally, Wiesehan said.
    Hennessy always was going to be the player who knew every call, knew every protection, but he was going to lead by his actions more than his words. This works for a lot of people, but Wiesehan needed Hennessy to have a voice, and when he finally found it, it transformed his game.
    “I was still growing,” Hennessy said, “but I would say spring of 2018, going into my second year starting, I really did. I found my voice.”
    He said he saw a shift in his confidence at that point. It’s what he leans on even now as he transitions to the pro game.
    When discussing the voice that Hennessy has established in recent years, Wiesehan laughed as he recalled that he told the Falcons Hennessy’s voice might be a little subdued in the beginning.
    “I was like, ‘This is a guy who’s going to go in as a rookie, and he’s going to shut his mouth,'” Wiesehan said. “He’s going to know every answer to the test, but he’s not going to be self-absorbed. He’s very self-aware. He understands a room of veterans and where he’ll fit in that room, but he will still go out and compete his butt off and won’t bow down to anybody, but he really has that self-awareness.”
    But Falcons coach Dan Quinn praised Hennessy even early in camp as the Falcons worked to establish him in the competition for the starting left guard position, where Quinn is not quite ready to name a starter.
    Hennessy has been featured there numerous times during the past few weeks of training camp, hoping to beat out James Carpenter for the spot. Quinn said the staff has thrown a lot of things at Hennessy during this training camp period without the cushion of any preseason games to fall back on. The Falcons are relying on rookies such as Hennessy, A.J. Terrell and Mykal Walker to make a difference immediately. That means they had to hit the ground running at the start of camp. Quinn said Hennessy, in particular, keeps answering each challenge tossed his way.
    At Temple, Hennessy was a decorated center, but the Falcons don’t really need him at center with veteran Alex Mack holding down that position. Funny enough, Hennessy said when he was making the move from tackle to center from high school to college it was Mack’s film that he really gravitated toward. Now teammates, Hennessy said he benefits greatly from just being around Mack every day and that he wanted to mimic Mack’s gotta-get-it-done attitude then and now.
    During the offseason when the rookies were learning all of the nuances of the Falcons’ scheme remotely, Hennessy said Mack checked in on him almost every day. Mack made sure Hennessy was up to speed on everything and answered his questions. Sometimes, Hennessy said, he wouldn’t know what question to ask, but Mack asked and answered it for him.
    “I have never been around a teammate who goes out of his way to help other people like that,” Hennessy said. “It’s been pretty remarkable.”
    In terms of making the move from center to guard, Wiesehan said it’s actually a move that could be beneficial to Hennessy in his first year in the league. While there has to be significant communication across the offensive line, there’s a lot of pressure on the centers to make the initial calls and adjustments and pass that information down the line.
    “I think for him to go play guard, there’s a little bit of relief there for a rookie,” Wiesehan said. “There’s a little bit of relief where he can just go out, get the calls, play football and play fast.”
    Wiesehan also noted what Hennessy said about playing beside Mack: It can bring only good things the rookie’s way.
    “Alex has been one of the best centers in the game for a long, long time. … For Matt to be in the same room with a guy like that and playing next to a guy like that,” Wiesehan said, “it’s only going to help him ascend.”
    And Wiesehan has had a firsthand account of Hennessy’s ascension since he first saw him at that high school camp those few years ago. The two have remained close since.
    When asked about his relationship with Wiesehan, Hennessy said Wiesehan has been there every step of the way, even when Wiesehan left Philadelphia to follow Geoff Collins to Atlanta when he took the head coaching job at Georgia Tech in 2019. The two talk a lot; they talked through all of the pre-draft jitters and continue to talk with training camp well underway.
    “He’s able to give me all the reminders I need just to stay in a good place mentally,” Hennessy said.
    From Wiesehan’s perspective, there’s one story that sticks out the most. It’s the night Wiesehan took Hennessy to the hospital in 2018.
    During a Friday walk-through before a Saturday game, Wiesehan noticed that Hennessy was in some discomfort. Asking him what was going on, Hennessy noted pain in his side. Wiesehan said Hennessy is the type of player who if he gets dinged up, you never would know it unless you looked at the training chart and saw that he went to the trainer for something. He just never complains about anything. So when Hennessy noted his side was bothering him, Wiesehan took him to the trainers and team doctors.
    With everyone coming to the same conclusion that everything seemed fine, Hennessy played the next day. Wiesehan said he actually played, grading out to a 93 or 94 if he remembers correctly.
    But a couple of days later, as Wiesehan sat at the Temple facility going over the run game for the week ahead late on a Monday night, he got a call from Hennessy. He was in more pain, so Wiesehan jumped in the car and took him to the hospital. Wiesehan remembers the concern he had, as Hennessy was in obvious discomfort, but the two stayed up all night chatting and bonding in that hospital room. The undisclosed issue wasn’t serious — Hennessy was back on the field playing as if he had never missed a beat two weeks later — but Wiesehan still remembers that night well.
    “That’s one that sticks in my mind about how much I love that kid,” Wiesehan said. “I will never forget that: how concerned I was, how concerned his parents were, and then he comes back and plays great a couple of weeks later.”
    Wiesehan has seen Hennessy play in game after game, and even now, as Hennessy prepares to hopefully start for the Falcons in his rookie season, Wiesehan has held on to the assumption that Hennessy could be an asset at the professional level. He told his wife so all the way back in 2017. It’s a perspective that’s never changed for as long as he has known Hennessy.
    “(There are) those moments where you’re like, ‘This kid’s got that “it,”‘” Wiesehan said.
    Practice observations and notes
    • Mack and Todd Gurley did not practice Wednesday on a scheduled day off for the two. Marlon Davidson, Olamide Zaccheaus and Qadree Ollison also were out, all sidelined due to injury. Davidson is still resting a knee strain. Quinn said Kurt Benkert was excused from practice Wednesday “for the very best of personal reasons.” His wife is expecting the couple’s first child and posted to Instagram on Tuesday that it might be her “last bump photo,” so take that information as you will.
    • The Falcons are continuing to play around with a bunch of different defensive line combinations. Allen Bailey, John Cominsky and Steven Means were in heavy rotation with Dante Fowler Jr., Grady Jarrett, Tyeler Davison and Takk McKinley. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and Charles Harris also got some quality playing time on Wednesday.
    • The Falcons spent much of Wednesday working on third-down and red zone situations, particularly a couple of yards from the goal line. In the latter of those periods, Walker got to the quarterback quickly on a blitz, and it likely would have been a sack in a real-time situation. Also in that period, LaRoy Reynolds came up with a big stop on the 1-yard line, crashing pads with Ito Smith, who was trying to cut back through the gap.
    • The Falcons worked on field goal formations on Wednesday, and Younghoe Koo was 5-for-5 in his attempts.
     
     
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    Gonobeast reacted to red falcon in ‘This kid’s got that “it”’: Matt Hennessy’s journey to a spot with the Falcons   
    Rooting for the kid. Was hoping Gono would shine but may the best man win. Hopefully the coaches do it based on performance.  I know Gono is working at back up left tackle, and injury played into that they say.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Atl Falcon in Gurley 15 touches minimum   
    15 is not a lot..... when the Giants won their 2nd Superbowl, Ahmad Bradshaw caught about 5 passes a game with 20 carries a game all the way through the playoffs from the Wildcard game on.  Gurley is too good.  Minimum touches at least 20
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from gazoo in 9 observations from Falcons’ Sunday practice   
    I think your right.  Gono has been taken out of the mix for T.  I think they know he can play the LG in emergency now.  But T depth must be too thin now and need him there more.  Allows an easier path for the LG starter to get the job now that Gono can't be in a true competition for it.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from Speezy in 9 observations from Falcons’ Sunday practice   
    I understand the versatility thing.  In this case, it opens a roster spot up for another position bc one player fills (2) spots.  But in this case the ol has been a sore spot.  So going with the best first makes the ol better.  What happens if the LG (say Hennessey) goes down and an older Mack.  Trouble.  I think it really comes down to a couple things.  Gono is really good and they need him at T b/c the rookie drafted last year at LT is still in a watch and hope mode.  And Gono is lightly paid, so if he starts and plays well the entire NFL will want him and an organization would pay big $ for his services (versatile too).  Not sure Atlanta wants to be in a bidding war.  Instead they could sign him with a nice pay raise but comfortable for the cap.  I thought last year, Falcons should have started him. Now tape is out and they could pay or trade.
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    Gonobeast got a reaction from PokerSteve in 9 observations from Falcons’ Sunday practice   
    I understand the versatility thing.  In this case, it opens a roster spot up for another position bc one player fills (2) spots.  But in this case the ol has been a sore spot.  So going with the best first makes the ol better.  What happens if the LG (say Hennessey) goes down and an older Mack.  Trouble.  I think it really comes down to a couple things.  Gono is really good and they need him at T b/c the rookie drafted last year at LT is still in a watch and hope mode.  And Gono is lightly paid, so if he starts and plays well the entire NFL will want him and an organization would pay big $ for his services (versatile too).  Not sure Atlanta wants to be in a bidding war.  Instead they could sign him with a nice pay raise but comfortable for the cap.  I thought last year, Falcons should have started him. Now tape is out and they could pay or trade.
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    Gonobeast reacted to PokerSteve in 9 observations from Falcons’ Sunday practice   
    Great artical! Except for the part where Quinn is expounding on the virtues of Gono being able to play guard and tackle. I for one have seen enough of this "jack of all trades, master of none" bs to last me a lifetime. Put players where they play best then leave them the **** alone.
    /rant
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