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Everything posted by dirtybirds233

  1. And therein lies the problem. I'm sure he's a great guy, but man I can't listen to him.
  2. As I said, 'unless it's to bump and go'. Also, the Falcons have an entirely new staff so anything that always 'happened with the Falcons' probably won't happen anymore. I'll stick to my guns and guarantee Pitts will never be asked to line up on the LOS with the sole duty of blocking a DE.
  3. To go from a college kid one minute to a millionaire the next. I can't imagine the feeling.
  4. Two things: 1. It's going to be a rare occasion that a TE is asked to block a DE, unless it's a bump and go or the OL falls apart. It's like asking a LB to cover a WR. 2. I actually like the Cam Jordan trash talk. He's been doing it for years and it adds fuel to the rivalry. We haven't had that since Roddy.
  5. An article was just posted on Fox Sports. The Josef situation appears to have been a final straw vs the main reason. Heinze refused to let players have mandated days off, refused water intake during training to the point that medical staff had to intervene, used intermediaries to speak to players rather than speak to them himself, etc. The guy was an ego-maniac. https://www.foxsports.com/stories/mls/atlanta-united-fc-fire-coach-gabriele-heinze-at-a-crossroads-doug-mcintyre
  6. George Kittle had the 3rd most receiving yards for the 49ers and he only played in 8 games. Travis Kelce led the Chiefs in receiving yards and had the 2nd most touchdowns. Darren Waller led the Raiders in receiving yards and touchdowns. The game can change...and it does. Pitts creates a huge mismatch for opposing defenses more so than any receiver would have IMO.
  7. This isn't Madden. Pitts will play everywhere, including splitting out wide, and is a matchup nightmare wherever he goes. What LB or safety is going to cover a 6'6, 4.44 40 TE that is an excellent route runner with great hands? Shoot, how many CBs are going to be able to?
  8. Matt Ryan has been the most consistent and productive player on this team for over a decade now. He's the least of my worries. I'm more concerned whether or not our offensive line can give him time in the pocket, and how much lipstick Pees can put on our pig of a defense.
  9. I've been wondering for YEARS who this guy was. Not a game has passed since 2008 where I haven't seen him on the sidelines.
  10. Once Nike took over, the 03-19 uniforms weren't as bad. They got away from the 'Coca-Cola' striping on the pants and tuned down the circus tent arms. I still prefer the '12-'19 Nike jerseys over what we have now, but it's just a jersey.
  11. Almost surely will be the exact same as last year considering the one-helmet rule is still in place until the end of the 2021 season. Matte black helmet with old logo, black jersey, white pants. Wouldn't mind going full 90's with silvers though.
  12. Didn't they release a good bit of defensive standouts and 1 or 2 OL?
  13. I think the fact that Smith inherited a pretty bad offense and made them into a top 10 unit in one season is enough proof for me to not be too worried about having a DQ 2.0 situation
  14. This is assuming 3-3 in the division, which is a safe bet every year. I've got our ceiling at 11 wins and our floor at 7. So I'll just cut it in the middle and say 9 wins. Likely Wins: Jets Dolphins Jaguars Lions Toss-Ups: Giants Eagles Football Team Cowboys Patriots Likely Losses: 49ers Bills
  15. It's always the good stuff that makes your chest tight and whole body sweat 😞
  16. The difference is, Quinn was not the mastermind for that Seattle defense. The Seahawks were the #7 and #1 scoring defense the two year prior to Quinn's arrival (2011-2012). The year after he left (2015), they were still the #1 scoring defense. So long story short, Quinn inherited an all-time great defensive roster. Not the same for Smith. The Titans were the #27 and #19 scoring offense the two years before Smith (2017-2018). Once he took over, they became the #9 and #4 scoring offense in 2019 and 2020. But to answer your original question, I'm very excited. I see this as a 2-3 year process, but I really do think we can make a push for a wild card spot in 2021.
  17. Can't see the Defense being any better. We didn't add anyone and basically have a new Secondary. Legitimate concern. Our only hope here is that Pees, who has a proven track record, can put some lipstick on this pig. Losing Julio didn't help. No, but Ridley, Gage, and Pitts is still a very formidable trio. Will Ridley be as good without Julio? Ridley already proved this last year when Julio missed 9 games. Running back is an if. Mike Davis is an immediate upgrade over Gurley-Hill-Smith Last time Matt lost his center, he struggled. That was 2013, and McClure was replaced by a huge bust in Peter Konz. Will Matt take a year or two to learn the offense? And thus struggle this year. This is an unknown that can't be answered, but I'll just say I trust that a 13 year vet who's on his 5th OC should be able to learn quickly. Will the OL protect Matt to allow him to be successful Another unknown that is a legitimate concern
  18. Gage played very well as the #2 last year and Ridley has already proven to be a legit #1. Add in Pitts who is going to split out wide frequently, and I don't see the need to trade for a WR
  19. Same thing the OC does in Green Bay and Kansas City - helps the HC with game day strategies, personnel groupings, etc. At the end of the day though, Smith will be calling the plays
  20. Anyone from the 2012 class. Every single one was out of the NFL by the time their rookie contracts expired. Really, this may be one of the worst draft classes of all time.
  21. Even if Fields IS successful, it made no sense for the Falcons to draft him.
  22. There's no good argument as to why the Bucs wouldn't represent the NFC again. All 22 starters returned and all major coaching staff retained. Who else in the NFC can you make an argument for? Packers are likely without Rodgers, Saints lost Brees, you never know what you're going to get from San Fran, Chicago has a rookie QB, etc. I suppose the best argument would be for the Rams. I don't pay a lick of attention to the AFC so you're guess is as good as mine.
  23. The silver lining is we won't have a #4 overall pick riding the bench for 3 years.
  24. I think a better way to look at it is we lost 7 games with an average differential of -3. That's with Dirk and Quinn/Morris running the show. Put even an average head coach in charge of that 2020 team, and they would've made the playoffs.
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