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dirtybirds233

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  1. Only one. Dalman. If he struggles mightily, then Mayfield may come on, but he will not be at LG in the first series. Like I said, I'll eat crow if I'm wrong, I'll make my signature 'I was wrong about Mayfield starting' or something
  2. Y'all do realize the coaches don't sit around and put together a static depth chart that they then send to the Falcons media team to post right? I'll eat crow if need be, but I'll guarantee Mayfield doesn't trot out there on our first offensive drive
  3. Just so much more exciting watching the pros IMO. Plus, my team could go 13-0 and not even sniff the CFP. Just dumb really
  4. clock winds down to 5 seconds left in game ball is snapped to Matt Ryan who turns face to face to Vita Vea "You took my family" moves to the left "You took my friends" moves to the right "You took all that was dear to me" clock winds down to 2 "I cant get them back, but I can do this for friendship, FOR MY FRIENDS" heaves it up, fire coming out of his hands "FALCONRUKEN" Ball flies over Vita's head, goes straight to Calvin Ridley in the end zone. Matt falls to the ground, exhausted. "Arthursmith... Senpai... I..." faints Final Score Bucs 49 Falcons 7
  5. I'm getting distanced from it myself. I watch MY team, but outside of that I don't pay too much attention. As it stands now, only half the of the FBS are even 'allowed' into the playoffs, and about only 10% of the those teams have a legitimate shot.
  6. Yep - and typically offensive lines get better, not worse, as the season wears on. But yeah, Mayfield wasn't even on the 2-deep until June when Gono went down
  7. At the end of the day, Smith and TF evaluated our guys before the draft and must have come away with the thought that they would be fine. Matthews and Lindstrom were very good last year, McGary made a huge jump in his 2nd year, and I suppose they figured Hennessey would do the same this year (which there's still time for, it's only been 1 game). As Smith said, they were not planning on playing Mayfield this year. But Gono went down, then Andrews goes down right before the start of the season.
  8. Pretty much the gist of my 'wait until the bye' post. This Tampa game is only going to prove what we already know: We can't beat teams with strong defensive fronts or offensive lines. The three games following will determine if we're an average team or a bad team, but we already know we aren't a good team.
  9. The commentators at one point said 'Ryan and Smiths got quite colorful with each other on the sideline just a moment ago'
  10. There's a video somewhere where Ryan chews out Tony G. Tony G turns to the NFL Films camera and says 'that's why he is who he is and does what he does' with a smile
  11. This 100%. The o-line was virtually untouched during FA but we signed plenty of vets to the secondary. I truly don't think AS and TF realized the holes at C and LG. Either that or they thought Henny would make a 2nd year jump like McGary did (and there's still time for that to happen).
  12. We basically only had two positions of worry: C and LG. Matthews and Lindstrom are known commodities so there was no worry there, and McGary was coming off a much improved 2nd year. I think there is belief that Henny is going to improve the same way McGary did, and that Gono/Andrews would just have to be a stop-gap this year.
  13. My only concern with Washington is their defensive front. I just can't confidently say we're going to beat any team with a decent pass rush.
  14. Simply put, this is a terrible matchup for the Falcons. The Bucs boast one of the best defensive fronts in the league and our offensive line is...well you know. I DO however think we get to Brady a few times and don't think they're going to put up as many points as some think. Bucs - 31 Falcons - 10
  15. We are absolutely going to lose to the Bucs, if the Eagles were a bad matchup the Bucs are an even worse one. But the Giants and Jets are both very beatable. 2-3 seems fair, and maybe we're clicking by the time Washington comes to town and end up at 3-2.
  16. Look, I know there are little to no positives to take from last Sunday, and this upcoming game is almost certainly going to be another cluster given the matchup at the LOS. I realize this will fall on a lot of deaf ears (that's inherent on an internet forum) but try and wait this out until the bye week. We've all seen the stats of how poor our offensive line was and barring a trade or signing, it isn't going to get much better other than through experience and 'gelling'. But at least give it time. The Eagles boasted one of the best defensive lines in the league last year and returned the people that made it that. Over the next 4 weeks, the Falcons will face: The defending Super Bowl Champions who have an even better defensive front and offense than the Eagles A team with a DOA offense and decent defense Another team that has a daunting front but is a mystery on offense A team that may have a worse offensive line than ours and little to show for on defense Point is, just be patient as hard as it may be. The Eagles were a bad matchup and ****, so is Washington and the Bucs. But give it time as we see different matchups over the next 4 weeks. If we come out at 1-4 or 0-5, I'll join you all with pitchforks. But until then.....R-E-L-A-X
  17. Tell me then - what share of the blame should Ryan take when the Eagles essentially had two defenders for every receiver and was still able to get in Ryan's face on 1/3 of his passing attempts
  18. We lost, but by a touchdown. It's also worth noting that we started that 2016 season 7-5 and at that point, were fighting for a wild card spot. We went on a run starting in week 13.
  19. Was at 9-8, but going to drop down to 5-11 (for now). Things WILL get better as the offensive line has time to gel (though it's unlikely to get any better than below average) and as the defense molds/better understands concepts. But I just can't see us beating any team with a solid defensive front (Bucs x2, Saints x2, Washington, and Miami). Sadly, next week isn't going to show us anything.
  20. I think he was scolded enough when a 4th round rookie held him to 3 for 29
  21. The Falcons blitzed on 42% of the Eagles passing plays. Hurts was only pressured on 18% of all drop backs. The Eagles blitzed on 11% of the Falcons pass plays. Ryan was under pressure on 31% of his drop backs. In other words, the Eagles had 7-8 guys into coverage on 89% of pass plays covering 4-5 potential receivers. No one was open, and Ryan was still getting pressured on 1 out of every 3 passes. Like I said, put any QB behind an offensive line that allows pressure on a third of all pass attempts while still being able to nearly double every receiving option, and that QB is going to have a rough day
  22. The Falcons blitzed on 42% of the Eagles passing plays. Hurts was only pressured on 18% of all drop backs. The Eagles blitzed on 11% of the Falcons pass plays. Ryan was under pressure on 31% of his drop backs. In other words, the Eagles had 7-8 guys into coverage on 89% of pass plays covering 4-5 potential receivers. No one was open, and Ryan was still getting pressured on 1 out of every 3 passes. Hurts on the other hand, rarely faced pressure even when we blitzed, and had less defenders covering his receivers.
  23. 2 of his 3 TDs were from the pocket. He also faced nearly half the pressure that Ryan did as he was behind an offensive line that faced little resistance.
  24. Not unless he can block for himself, catch passes for himself, and not commit false starts in opponent territory
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