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  1. I dont know if its a coaching style that quinn enables that seems to allow guys to maybe not be as prepared as they need to be, but both DK and Quinn were outcoached yesterday during the game as well, not just leading up to it. Im sure it will take some time for DK and the guys to get it together but it should not have been that bad. I know the oline has not played together but that Oline we played also had rookies on it. The Philly Oline is a bit better than Minnesota's. I was really holding out hope for this guy - very frustrating we were not able to get this done. Talking about Kubiak https://atlallday.com/2019/01/13/atlanta-falcons-impatience-prevents-atlanta-hiring-best-oc-possible/
  2. Ok, I know we’d need a lot of help over the next 5 games and we’d need to win out but anyone have any insight on whether they think we have any hope at sneaking in with the last WC spot? Could 9-7 get it done? My second question, if we don’t make the playoffs do we fire our coach and/or our coordinators? I’d hate to see a new regime come in here and us start over with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones just getting older but it seems it may be necessary. We have the best “on paper” team in the NFL - sure injuries hurt us but that was mostly on defense - if we were anything close to the 2016 Falcons offense and scoring 38 points a game we’d still be looking at a shot of the division and a WC lock, at least!
  3. I’d of posted this in the “Current State of Falcons” thread… but it doesn’t allow feedback which I like: even at the risk of being chewed to pieces . Mine is that Atlanta is a few small tweaks away from getting on track. Sarkisian has made great strides but can’t do what Shanahan was able to do the first half of his first year and all last year minus the superbowl: overcome offensive woes. Thus, here is my watered-down Korn Ferry approach to offensive coaching adjustments: 1. Send Sarkisian back to the sideline (as he prefers) because Dan Quinn’s decision to move him up can’t be proven effective. During the bye week, Dan provided 3 primary reasons for putting him in the box: having the plays laid out before Sarkisian, seeing the hashmark, and seeing the yard line quickly. However, Atlanta went 3-1 before the decision and has gone 3-4 since that time. Also, Atlanta scored points and moved the ball effectively. Bye Week TDs Int Passing Avg. Avg. Pts Before 5 5 277.25 26 After 11 3 243.5 21 Total 16 8 254.75 23 Bye Week Rushing Yards Average Before 466 5.13 After 773 4.07 Total 1239 4.41 Tiki Barber also did a good job highlighting benefits to being on the sideline in the link below. Two big ones is that he can feel the urgency of the players and situation on the sideline; second he can communicate directly with the QB. It should streamline communication between Sark and the entire offense during adjustments between drives. https://www.si.com/nfl/video/2017/10/23/falcons-offense-steve-sarksian-calling-plays-sidelines Also, if Quinn’s philosophy is about featuring people in positions of strength, then apply it to Sarkisian and move him down. 2. Move Bush Hamdan, the QB coach upstairs to the booth. If Dan cares about hash and yard-line being communicated quickly then let Hamdan use the communication in to Sarkisian for that purpose. In addition, Hamdan can take notes of opposing defenses from a big picture view and share them at the half for adjustments. Also, if you don’t know already, Hamdan is leaving next year to University of Washington to be an OC which brings me to a few offseason changes. https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/bush-hamdan-returning-to-montlake-to-serve-as-huskies-offensive-coordinator/ Moreover, the Rams are leveraging a similar gameday approach with the McVay calling plays on the sideline while Matt Lefleur the OC is in the box making observations. "Game day is when the conversations between LaFleur, McVay and the quarterbacks are the most urgent. Mannion is always listening in as McVay shares the play with Goff in the huddle, benefitting from what LaFleur sees up in the press box to inform his calls, and hears an extremely smooth relaying of information." - LaFleur an overlooked conduit in Rams' surging offense 3. Add QB Coach to Sarkisian in the offseason. If a head-coach can also call plays, then Sarkisian should have no problem playing OC and QB coach being a former QB himself. Also, I’m sure Hamdan provides little benefit to Matt and Shaub since they’re both vets. Lastly, the roster has been built to win now; barring career ending injury, Atlanta isn't rebuilding anytime soon: it's about the superbowl NOW! "FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons have finalized their 53-man roster for the 2017 season. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has said all offseason that he believes this is “one of the most impressive” rosters he’s ever had, and now it’s complete." 4. Promote Raheem Morris from WR coach to Offensive Consultant and put him upstairs in the booth next year. He’s our Passing Game Coordinator which I found…“Nominally a passing game coordinator organizes the passing game from concepts, personnel, formations based on every conceivable situation. Most passing game coordinators are also position coaches, mostly at quarterback and wide receiver.” If Raheem is critical to the overarching strategy week to week and is a defensive mind, why isn’t he given the booth to concentrate on feeding Sarkisian potential in-game strategic adjustments? My gut feeling is that he’d greatly improve our ability to adjust between offensive series and halves. Today, his role as passing game coordinator is hampered game day dealing with receivers. While he has greatly benefited them, it’s time to promote him to keep him here a little longer and help Sarkisian in his continued development. 5. Hire a new WR coach… for reasons stated above.
  4. A.J Neibel....This guy as the Strength and conditioning coach has been by far...ABYSMAL!!! After Jeff Fish left, the quality of the conditioning dropped significantly! You can change top-level coaches but if you don't change the S&C coach, your team will still suck...FIRE A.J NEIBEL!!!! A.J was good as the assistant under Fish but not as the head guy!
  5. http://www.ajc.com/n...eff-fish/nT4W2/ Jeff Fish, the Falcons director of athletic performance, was released on Tuesday, the team confirmed. The move is surprising because several players credited Fish with improving their strength, speed and agility. Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez credited Fish's kettle bell workouts with helping him to continue to play at a high level at age 36. He also oversaw quarterback Matt Ryan's offseason workouts last season that were credited for his improve strength down the stretch. Except for the 2009 season, the team has not been beset with a great deal of serious injuries on Fish's watch. During the 2008 season, he was fined $2,500 by the league for his role in a sideline skirmish that involved Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
  6. Posted 1 hour ago Jay Adams atlantafalcons.com Falcons wide receiver coach Terry Robiskie has been promoted to the assistant head coach position, the team announced Saturday The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have promoted Terry Robiskie to Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach. Robiskie’s experience in the NFL spans over three decades, and he is one of the most respected wide receiver coaches in the NFL. He will continue to tutor the Falcons wide receivers for a sixth season in addition to taking on assistant head coaching duties in 2013. “Terry has played an important role in our success over the last five years,” head coach Mike Smith said. “His experience is invaluable to our coaching staff and to our team. We are fortunate to have him on our coaching staff.” In 2012, Robiskie’s duo of WR Roddy White, and second-year receiver, Julio Jones were the best in the NFL according to statistics. White and Jones combined for an NFL-best 2,549 receiving yards on 171 catches with 17 touchdowns. White led the Falcons in receiving yards (1,351) while hauling in 92 receptions, while Jones posted career highs in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,198) and touchdowns (10). Jones earned his first Pro Bowl nod for his performance, marking the fifth straight season the Falcons have had a wide receiver voted into the Pro Bowl under Robiskie. Last season, White and Jones teamed to make the Falcons one of just four teams in the NFL with two 1,000-yard receivers in 2012. They were the first Falcons teammates to post 1,000 receiving yards in the same season since WR Tony Martin (1,181) and Terance Mathis (1,136) each accomplished the feat in 1998. It also marked the fourth time in team history two players have eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in the same season. Robiskie’s extensive resume includes stints as offensive coordinator and interim head coach on two occasions during his time in the League. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Robiskie served as the wide receivers coach with the Miami Dolphins. Before his stopover in Miami, Robiskie spent six years with the Cleveland Browns where he served in three different roles. In 2004, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and went on to serve as Cleveland’s interim head coach for the final five games of that season. He earned a victory in a 22-14 decision in the season finale on January 2, 2005 against the Houston Texans. Robiskie oversaw Browns wide receivers in his final two seasons with the team from 2005-06. From 1994-2000, Robiskie served as the wide receivers coach (1994-98) and passing game coordinator (1999-2000) for the Washington Redskins. He was also named Washington’s interim head coach for the final three games of the 2000 campaign, earning his first NFL victory as a head coach in a 20-3 win in the season finale against Arizona. Robiskie earned his start in the NFL with the then Los Angeles Raiders in 1982 where he coached with the team for 12 seasons. During that time, he served in a variety of roles with the Silver & Black, including assistant special teams coach (1982- 84), assistant running backs coach (1985-87), tight ends coach (1988) and offensive coordinator (1989-1992). As the offensive coordinator, Robiskie guided the powerful running back duo of Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen, who combined to rush for 1,380 yards in 1990. The team made seven playoff appearances, won four division titles and defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII during Robiskie’s tenure. A native of Edgard, La., Robiskie lettered four years as a running back at LSU. As a senior in 1976, he was named the Southeastern Conference MVP and his likeness is up on the wall of the Superdome as a member of the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
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