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  1. Where can I find a bar in Phoenix for falcons games and falcons fans . Do we have one here ?
  2. I'll be bringing a politically incorrect at times, funny, BRUTALLY HONEST, different perspective, entertaining show to you from fans perspective about our FALCONS EVERY WEEK!!!!!! Check me out and make sure to comment, like, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE guys. Go to YouTube RIGHT NOW to see my week 1 preview and week 1 postgame summary + RANT!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCegDPOac3K72WeYHrX5P_pA?view_as=subscriber RISEUP yal!!!!!!!!!
  3. RISEEEEEEE UP FALCONS FANS!!!! We are now approaching our first game in just a couple of short weeks and I could not be more excited! We are in need of 50+ reliable, friendly,upbeat volunteers to assist working the stands during the Falcons home games throughout the season. As a volunteer you will receive FREE Entry into all games that you work, 1 FREE meal and get released around the beginning to mid of 3rd quarter of EVERY game. All volunteers must be 18+ and have a valid state ID. If you are a falcons fan, a college student that needs volunteer hours, just someone looking for something to do or know anyone that fits those descriptions... CONTACT ME! Please email me at glvolunteersquad@gmail.com if interested. LET'S GET READY FOR A KICKASS SEASON!
  4. You know what I'm worried about the most at this point? Since our loss to the Chargers in 2016, we've literally lost every AFC game in the preseason and regular season except for the Jets on the road in 2017. Seriously. Since the 2016 Chargers, that's 10 AFC losses out of our last 11 AFC games, and if you throw in our 11 straight preseason losses (only one of those was against a NFC team) so that's 10 AFC preseason losses added on. We've lost a total of 20 of our last 21 games to AFC opponents in the preseason and regular season combined. YIKES, and the 2019 version of the AFC South will be tougher than the 2011 and 2015 AFC South divisions we faced. You already know it. Road games against the Colts and Texans will be brutal, but the Titans and Jaguars shouldn't be hard right? Oh wait, we've lost all of our home games vs AFC opponents since 2013 except for the 2015 Texans. In order for the Falcons to win the Super Bowl they have to beat an AFC opponent right?
  5. I posted a video I did about Dan Quinn. How I felt that he could become coach of the year. if this defense becomes what we all believe it can be. After the 2019 season. I would love to see what you all views are on the subject. If the video interests you in watching it. Thanks on behalf on Pound 4 Pound ATL.
  6. I haven't been on here in a while; so I was thinking about fans like SacFalcFan, BEllis24, Shay56, NLF, Capologist, CHRISB, Samman, Blackwave, Parrothead, Amillenium, MWJR, CindyMac, BobChristian44, Clownorg, Jstammer, all the incarnations of Falconmania, and even the one who would be my double in the Bizarro world--Judas Yeast.
  7. Man, I always love the inside info we get on the Falcons. This article by MMQBSI, as usual, paints a very clear picture on how DQ feels about the coaching staff going forward. Some of us speculated on the positions, roles, etc. on the coaches that have been added. Some were right, some were wrong, but it's clear DQ is no fool and has no ego when it comes to errors he's made and looking for ways to correct them so he doesn't double down on them, making them worse. He's not infallible, but when I tell you he's one of the best coaches in the league, that is one of the reasons why. He's always looking to improve and surround himself with people who feel the same way and aren't above acknowledging they have room to improve as well as holding him accountable. He's not looking for a room full of yes men, and he dam sure got it right from the sound of this article. The part about Koetter and Mularkey got me most excited, because we've all speculated it. But the concerns DQ had about Koetter's propensity to want to go pass happy were clearly considered, which is exactly why he brought Mularkey, who we all know can create a running game out of thin air. That's what I'm talking about. DQ isn't arrogant or some fool. He sees what we see, and more, and works to make sure he can win with it. Koetter and Mularkey should be able to dismantle defenses on a regular basis with their football knowledge and the talent on the team. I can't wait. FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!
  8. Afternoon Everyone, This is my first message on a Falcon's forum! Me and a friend are coming to watch the Eagles/Falcons game on 15th of September and I was hoping some of you guys could help us out with some info! We have a VIP tour booked in on the day but what time do the tail gates and all the good stuff start? We are over across your way for 10 days from the 12th September and we are looking for things to do and bars/pubs and interesting places to go, and have a drink etc! I am really looking forward to coming over and watching the game as we both play in the British American Football League over here, I can't wait to see your stadium and hopefully meet some of you guys! Thanks, Marty
  9. Scout's Honor podcast looking at Giants, Falcons, Packers before heading to training camp https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18379434
  10. New highlight video my made of our Dline from last year. Hopefully it can get us hype for the line we have now. With the new additions Takk and Vic just might look even better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq6sx7fznCY
  11. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/5-things-to-know-about-falcons-first-round-pick-kaleb-mcgary 5 things to know about Falcons’ first-round pick Kaleb McGary Kelsey Conway AtlantaFalcons.com reporter-ATLANTA – After selecting guard Chris Lindstrom with the No. 14 overall pick, the Falcons weren’t done on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. General manager Thomas Dimitroff traded with the Los Angeles Rams to get back in the first round to select Kaleb McGary with the 31st overall pick. McGary is a player the Falcons zeroed in on in the final weeks leading up to the draft and they knew if they didn’t go up to get him, he wouldn’t be around by the time they made their next pick in the second round. McGary brings the type of toughness the Falcons want from their offensive linemen. And he can move extremely well for a 6-foot-7, 317-pound right tackle. Here are five things to know about McGary: 1. He’s an absolute beast in the weight room Did you say 610 pounds? No problem for McGary to squat. I wouldn’t want to challenge him in the weight room, or the football field, to be honest. 2. He’s your guy… if you’re into archery In McGary’s spare time, the sport of archery is his hobby. So, if you’re looking for McGary on an off day, there’s a very good chance he could be shooting arrows outside somewhere. 3. He’s no stranger to Mercedes-Benz Stadium McGary has already stepped foot onto the turf at at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when Washington played Alabama in the Peach Bowl back in 2016. The Huskies fell to the Crimson Tide, 24-7. Here’s hoping McGary gets a different result the next time he takes the field at his new homefield. *4. He’s a serious hunter * McGary is about as country as they come. When he boarded the plane to head to Atlanta after being drafted, he had his cowboy hat in tow. The day before the draft, McGary went turkey hunting as a way to clear his mind. In fact, he was sharpening his ax on the couch when the draft began. 5. He calls his life a country song When McGary was in high school, his family lost the farm they lived on during the economic recession. The McGary family moved into an RV and a few years later, a fire started in the RV and the McGary’s lost part of their second home. To this day, they are without full electricity in their home. All the while, during McGary’s junior year of high school, an arrhythmia was found in his heart. He’s had three medical procedures since and has never backed down. And on April 25th when the Falcons traded back into the first round to select McGary, it was a dream come true.
  12. Falcons ranked #1 https://www.atlantafalcons.com/_mobileview/news/ranking-the-nfc-south-s-linebackers-falcons-panthers-boast-talented-units Ranking the NFC South’s linebackers: Falcons, Panthers boast talented units Will McFadden ATLANTAFALCONS.COM AP Photos The NFC South is home to two of the best linebackers in the NFL, and it added a pair of top-tier athletes at the position in this year’s draft. RELATED CONTENT NFC South rankings: WRs | RBs | QBs | TEs | OL | DL| DBs Linebackers have become more versatile and athletic as the game has evolved, and that is certainly true within a division that features Deion Jones and Luke Kuechly. With the Buccaneers and Panthers moving towards a 3-4 scheme this offseason, their linebacker units will look slightly different than in recent seasons, but that should only make them more interesting to watch. As a reminder, for the duration of these NFC South position group rankings I will be rating the groups on a 1-4 scale in five different categories with No. 1 being the best and No. 4 being the worst. For a refresher on what each category means, click here. AP/Bill Feig T-4. New Orleans Saints Average score: 3.4 Top player: Demario Davis Drop-off factor: 3 Group production: 4 Best player: 4 Consistency: 2 Depth: 4 The Saints have some really talented players on their defense, such as Cameron Jordan and Marshon Lattimore, but their linebacker group is a relative weak link. Demario Davis, who had 110 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and five sacks in 2018, headlines the group, and fellow starters A.J. Klein and Alex Anzalone are back in the fold as well. That trio combined for 239 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss and nine sacks last season, but there is very little depth behind those three. New Orleans used its final draft pick to select former Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss, but it’s unlikely he will make a major impact in his first season. Craig Robertson, who had 14 tackles and a sack in 2018, is the primary veteran backup for the moment. AP/Mark Humphrey T-4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Average score: 3.4 Top player: Lavonte David Drop-off factor: 4 Group production: 3 Best player: 3 Consistency: 4 Depth: 3 Tampa Bay’s linebacker corps has been fairly underrated for the past few seasons, but many of the players who made it so are gone as the Buccaneers transition to a 3-4 scheme. Lavonte David, the leader of the group is back, but Kwon Alexander and Adarius Taylor, who combined for 105 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and two sacks, are not. Their absence will be felt, but the Buccaneers are hoping to have found their linebacker of the future in Devin White, the fifth-overall pick in this year’s draft. Thus far, White has reportedly received rave reviews from his teammates and coaches, and it looks like he’s clearly in line to be a starter on Day 1. The Buccaneers added Shaquil Barrett and Deon Bucannon in free agency, but Bucannon is really a hybrid safety/linebacker whose role decreased last season in Arizona and Barrett is more of a rush specialist than all-around linebacker. Tampa Bay’s transition to a 3-4 makes their group a little tough to evaluate as defensive ends like Noah Spence and Carl Nassib could transition to an outside linebacker role. AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack 2. Carolina Panthers Average score: 2 Top player: Luke Kuechly Drop-off factor: 2 Group production: 2 Best player: 1 Consistency: 3 Depth: 2 The Panthers could make a strong claim for the top spot on this list. Not only do they have arguably the best linebacker in the NFL in Luke Kuechly, but they’ve added some quality pieces this offseason as they too start a switch over to a 3-4 scheme. Shaq Thompson returns alongside Kuechly as the Panthers’ primary inside linebackers, and the duo combined for 209 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Panthers legend Thomas Davis is no longer with the team after leaving in free agency, and his departure will likely be felt. But as Carolina transitions its defense to a new scheme, the Panthers have brought in some notable names to play on the outside. Bruce Irvin signed with the team in the offseason, and he seems to be a strong candidate to start at outside linebacker as a pass rusher. The team also used its first pick in the draft to select Brian Burns, an athletic freak out of Florida State who was billed as one of the top prospects in this year’s class. This group will look different than in year’s past, but there is undoubtedly talent there and Kuechly is still a legitimate All-Pro. 1. Atlanta Falcons Average score: 1.2 Top player: Deion Jones Drop-off factor: 1 Group production: 1 Best player: 2 Consistency: 1 Depth: 1 Losing Deion Jones for much of the 2018 season was perhaps the most significant injury the Falcons suffered last season, which speaks volumes about his importance given who else the team lost. Jones’ range, instincts and tackling ability are simply instrumental in everything the Falcons do defensively. During his Pro Bowl-caliber season in 2017, Jones recorded 138 tackles – fourth most among all NFL linebackers – 10 tackles for a loss, 10 pass defenses and three interceptions. But what earns the Falcons the top spot on this list is that the guys around Jones are really good, too. De’Vondre Campbell does not get the level of attention he deserves, partially because of who he’s playing next to, and he’s recorded 186 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and four pass defenses over the last two seasons. One of the best surprises for Atlanta in 2018 was sixth-round pick Foye Oluokun, a little-known player out of Yale. After Jones went down, Oluokun stepped up in a big way, earning 91 tackles despite starting just seven games. With veteran depth courtesy of Bruce Carter, Duke Riley and Kemal Ishmael behind a very good starting three, the Falcons are in great shape at linebacker.
  13. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001032433/article/49ers-rb-coleman-kyle-shanahan-more-creative-now At the bottom of the article, there is an interview with our very own Austin "Hooooop"er. Talks about Shanahan's greatness during his rookie year and ability to predict plays and pick on the defense. That's great and all...but what I take from this is how bad Sarkisian must have been...man, that was disheartening when he was calling the game.
  14. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/_mobileview/news/ranking-the-nfc-south-s-receiver-corps-falcons-boast-an-intimidating-group Ranking the NFC South’s receiver corps: Falcons boast an intimidating group Will McFadden ATLANTAFALCONS.COM By this point in the offseason we have a pretty good picture of what certain position groups look like around the NFL. Since there are still a couple of months remaining until training camps start firing up, let’s use this time to take a look around the NFC South and see how teams stack up at certain positions. Today, the wide receivers are the topic of focus. The NFC South features some of the top receivers in the league in Julio Jones, Mike Evans and Michael Thomas. But a successful position group requires more than just one star at the top of the depth chart. For the duration of these NFC South position group rankings, we will be rating the groups on a 1-4 scale in five different categories with No. 1 being the best and No. 4 being the worst. The five categories are as follows: Drop-off factor: The drop in production from the No. 1 receiver to No. 2 and No. 3. Returning production: Are the top producers from 2018 back with the team in 2019? Best player: OK, the No. 1 option does mean something. Consistency: How long have the main receivers been with the team and playing together? Depth: Taking the “drop-off factor” and applying it to the total depth chart. Now that we’re clear on the rules, let’s take a look at how the rankings panned out. AP/Mike McCarn 4. Carolina Panthers Aggregate score: 3.2 Top player: D.J. Moore Drop-off factor: 3 Returning production: 3 Best player: 4 Consistency: 4 Depth: 2 D.J. Moore was one of the top rookie receivers in the NFL last season, but he is easily the fourth-most proven No. 1 receiver in the NFC South. He and Curtis Samuel had their moments last season, combining for 94 catches for 1,282 yards and seven touchdowns, but the team lost No. 2 receiver Devin Funchess in free agency. They’ve got a good haul coming in with Chris Hogan, Terry Godwin and Aldrick Robinson, and the Panthers have Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright coming back, which helped their depth score greatly. There is upside for this position group to surprise in 2019 as Moore and Samuel continue to grow as players, but that lack of proven top-tier talent is what has the Panthers as the bottom team in these rankings. AP/Adam Hunger 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aggregate score: 3 Top player: Mike Evans Drop-off factor: 2 Returning production: 4 Best player: 2 Consistency: 3 Depth: 4 The Buccaneers just barely edged ahead of the Panthers on this list, getting some help from Mike Evans’ proven production and star power. All told, however, this has been a tough offseason for the Bucs at receiver. The losses of Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson will likely be felt next season, as they accounted for 117 catches, 1,590 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. Chris Godwin’s emergence as a reliable second option last season should bring some confidence in Tampa Bay’s top two options, but he and Evans might have to do a lot of heavy lifting. The combination of Evans and Godwin should be formidable in 2019 after a good 2018, but the Buccaneers will need some unproven players to step up around them. Tampa Bay’s receiving corps took the biggest step back this offseason. AP/Kevin Terrell 2. New Orleans Saints Aggregate score: 2.4 Top player: Michael Thomas Drop-off factor: 4 Returning production: 2 Best player: 3 Consistency: 2 Depth: 1 Led by Drew Brees, the Saints have one of the most potent passing offenses in the NFL. But Brees, one of the league’s most efficient quarterbacks, distributes the ball everywhere on the field. Michael Thomas is a bon-a-fide No. 1 receiver, and Ted Ginn is an effective No. 2 when healthy, but there isn’t a ton of talent behind those two. Regardless, Brees’ ability to elevate those receivers he plays with is what earned the Saints the top depth score. They simply had the highest number of contributors at the receiver position. With a running back like Alvin Kamara returning, the Saints are always going to have options when throwing the ball. New Orleans’ receiving corps is nothing to sneeze at, but it isn’t the sole reason for the Saints’ offensive success. 1. Atlanta Falcons Aggregate score: 1.4 Top player: Julio Jones Drop-off factor: 1 Returning production: 1 Best player: 1 Consistency: 1 Depth: 3 The Falcons check pretty much every box you would want in a receiver group. An elite No. 1 receiver capable of creating numerous matchup problems – check. A reliable slot receiver who can win in a variety of ways – check. A young, dynamic playmaker with tantalizing upside – check. Atlanta’s starting trio of Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley would rank right up there with any other in the league. The only area the Falcons can be knocked in this division is the depth behind those three, although that’s not in any way meant to disparage the reliability of Justin Hardy in spurts. Atlanta returns its top-two performing receivers for the third straight season, and Ridley’s emergence in 2019 makes this group not just the best in the NFC South, but one of the best in the NFL.
  15. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/_mobileview/news/ranking-the-nfc-south-s-running-back-groups-all-purpose-stars-lead-the-way Ranking the NFC South’s running back groups: All-purpose stars lead the way Will McFadden ATLANTAFALCONS.COM Although the running back position has become a bit marginalized in recent seasons, the NFC South boasts some of the league’s top young backs. RELATED CONTENT Tabeek: Why a healthy Devonta Freeman is key to Falcons' success Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey have been stars since entering the league in 2017, and Devonta Freeman should be healthy after missing much of the 2018 season. Continuing my NFC South position group rankings, I’ve dug into each team’s current crop of running backs to determine how they stack up. For a reminder of what I look for in each category, click here. AP/Jason Behnken 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aggregate score: 2.8 Top player: Peyton Barber Dropoff factor: 3 Returning production: 3 Best player: 3 Consistency: 1 Depth: 4 The Buccaneers had the worst rushing attack in the division last year, averaging 95.2 yards per game, which were the fourth-fewest among all NFL teams. Aside from the addition of Andre Ellington and the loss of JacQuizz Rodgers this offseason, Tampa Bay has pretty much stood pat at the position. Peyton Barber will return after leading the team with 234 carries for 871 yards and five touchdowns. Ronald Jones, the Buccaneers’ second-round draft pick in 2018, had a disappointing rookie season and gained just 44 yards and scored one touchdown on 23 carries. The team could be hoping for a breakout year with Jones, but the combination of him and Barber isn’t too frightening. 3. Atlanta Falcons Aggregate score: 2.6 Top player: Devonta Freeman Dropoff factor: 2 Returning production: 4 Best player: 3 Consistency: 3 Depth: 1 Tevin Coleman’s departure was one of the few key losses in free agency for the Falcons. The longtime backfield teammate of Devonta Freeman ran for 800 yards and four touchdowns on 167 carries last season while starting in place of Freeman, who missed all but two games due to injury. Freeman should be back healthy for 2019, and the Falcons are a better team with him on the field. But it remains to be seen, after he’s missed time each of the last two seasons, if Freeman can stay on the field. Behind Freeman the Falcons have a lot of different options to work with. Ito Smith carried the ball 90 times for 315 yards and four scores during his rookie season, and Brian Hill ran wild in a Week 16 game against the Panthers, gaining 115 yards on just eight carries. Atlanta also drafted Qadree Ollison and Marcus Green, further bolstering their depth. AP/Jason Behnken 2. Carolina Panthers Aggregate score: 2.4 Top player: Christian McCaffrey Dropoff factor: 4 Returning production: 1 Best player: 2 Consistency: 2 Depth: 3 Alvin Kamara has gotten plenty of attention during his first two seasons with the Saints, but Christian McCaffrey has been every bit as impressive in his first two years in Carolina. McCaffrey was both the Panthers’ leading rusher and receiver in 2018, gaining 1,965 total offensive yards and scoring 13 combined touchdowns. His importance to the Panthers’ offense can’t be overstated. Carolina’s main loss behind McCaffrey was veteran back C.J. Anderson. Cameron Artis-Payne is back after carrying the ball 19 times for 69 yards and a touchdown last season, and the Panthers added draft pick Jordan Scarlett and former Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield to the position group this offseason. Still, this is McCaffrey’s show. AP/Perry Knotts 1. New Orleans Saints Aggregate score: 2 Top player: Alvin Kamara Dropoff factor: 1 Returning production: 2 Best player: 1 Consistency: 4 Depth: 2 Losing Mark Ingram in free agency will certainly be felt next season, but the Saints’ decision to add Latavius Murray, who gained 578 yards and scored six touchdowns on 140 carries with the Vikings last season, will help mitigate that. Of course, with Alvin Kamara still around it doesn’t much matter who the No. 2 back is. Kamara gained 1,592 combined yards last season and scored 18 touchdowns. Since joining the Saints in 2017, Kamara has averaged over 5 yards per carry and has scored 31 touchdowns. Dwayne Washington also returns to the Saints’ backfield after carrying the ball 27 times for 154 yards last season. The combination of Kamara, Murray and Washington gives New Orleans a pretty complete backfield trio.
  16. Her name is Emily Austen. The one who got fired from FOX Sports 1 if I remember correctly, and I hardly remember her on FS1 nor do I remember the reason why she got fired from there, but from hearing her annoying irritating voice on 92.9 plus her opinions, I already can't stand her. I've adored most of the women on 92.9 over the years, but I just can't handle this one. She's on right now along side Jon Chuckery (who I do enjoy). You get rid of Rick & John for this woman?
  17. This is my first ever video of anything related to sports. I've been wanting to do this for awhile. I know I'm late for this, and I know I have a lot to work on. I went detailed into every team on our schedule. Tell me what you think.
  18. MODS COULD YOU PLEASE UN-PIN THE 2018 POST AND PIN THIS ONE! So for 3 years now I have made a thread dedicated to the scouts looking at players for the upcoming draft. You may Post here and update the findings on players the Falcons have visited, scouted, and any info you may find on social media so we can get a better idea about what the Falcons are looking for. I will be listing them by position below as well as do Videos on players we are looking at on my YouTube channel ( Link below ) if they are heavily scouted by the Falcons scouting department. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SOURCES TO MAKE SURE!!!!!! PRO-DAYS WITH NO PLAYER HIGHLIGHTED UCF Chippewa Georgia State Georgia Southern Georgia Tech Colorado State Colorado Washington State QB Easton Stick - North Dakota State - EWS Jordan Ta'amu Ole Miss - EWS Trace McSorley - Penn State - SR Ty Gangi - Nevada - PRO A.J. Bush - Illinois - LOC Price Wilson - Bryant - LOC RB Miles Sanders - Penn State - WO Clinton Lynch - Georgia Tech - LOC Keion Davis - Marshall - LOC D.J. Knox - Purdue - LOC - WO Jordan Ellis - Virginia - LOC Devontae Jackson - West Georgia - LOC Elijah Holyfield - Georgia - LOC Qua Searcy - Georgia Tech - LOC WR Terry Godwin - UGA - EWS - LOC KeeSean Johnson - CSU Fresno - EWS Jesper Horsted - Princeton - EWS Cody Thompson - Toledo - EWS Kelvin Harmon - NC State - COM Mecole Hardman - UGA - COM - LOC Ridley Riley - UGA - COM - LOC Justin Sumpter - Kennesaw State - LOC Malik Taylor - Ferris State - PRO Darius Slayton - Auburn -LOC T.J. Rahming - Duke -LOC Collin Lisa - UAB -LOC Shannon Smith - West Georgia -LOC Brad Stewart - Georgia Tech - LOC Tavonn Salter - Middle Tennessee - LOC Jakobi Meyers - N.C. State - LOC Jayson Stanley - Georgia - LOC TaQuon Marshall - Georgia Tech - LOC Johnnie Dixon - Ohio State - WO Diontae Johnson - Toledo - WO TE Kano Dillon - Oregon - EWS Matt Sokol - Michigan State - EWS Isaac Nauta - UGA - COM - LOC Tommy Sweeney - BC - COM Trey Lansman - Nebraska-Kearney - WO Andrew Beck - Texas - MET Matt Sokol - Michigan - SR Jackson Harris - Georgia - LOC Sam Walker - Mercer - LOC Ellis Richardson - Georgia Southern -LOC Ari Werts - East Tennessee - LOC Sam Dobbs - Vanderbilt - LOC FB Alec Ingold - Wisconsin - COM Victor Alexander - Georgia Tech - LOC OT Martez Ivey - Florida -EWS Ryan Pope - SDSU - EWS Brian Wallace - Arkansas - EWS Trey Pipkins - Sioux Falls - EWS Tytus Howard - Alabama State - COM Cody Ford - Oklahoma - COM - MET Mitch Hyatt - Clemson - COM - LOC Jawaan Taylor - Florida - COM - WO Andre Dillard - Washington State - COM Kaleb McGary - Washington - PRO - WO Blake Hance - Northwestern - PRO Malcolm Pridgeon - Ohio State, PRO Marquez Tucker - Southern Utah - PRO Nate Davis - Charlotte - VISIT Donnell Greene - Minnesota - LOC Andre Dillard - Washington St. - VISIT OG Joshua Miles - Morgan State - EWS Martez Ivey - Florida -EWS Demetrius Knox - Ohio State - PRO Nate Davis - Charlotte - VISIT Chris Lindstrom - BC - WO - VISIT Beau Benzschawel - Wisconsin - WO Nate Davis - Charlotte - VISIT Jamal Paxton - Georgia State - LOC Kendall Baker - Georgia - LOC Terronne Prescod - N.C. State - LOC Jeremiah Culbreth - Georgia Southern - LOC Tyler Jones - N.C. State - LOC Andrew Marshall - Georgia Tech - LOC Christian Harris - Duke - LOC D.J. Coker - Rhodes - LOC C Lamont Gillard - UGA - EWS - COM - PRO - LOC Nick Allegretti - Illinois - EWS Ross Pierschbacher - Alabama - COM DT * ( DT/DE ) Rashan Gary - Michigan - COM Ed Oliver - Houston - COM - VISIT - MET Dexter Lawrence - Clemson - COM - MET Christian Wilkins - Clemson - COM Dre’mont Jones - Ohio State - COM L.J. Collier - TCU - COM Michael Dogbe - Temple - TOP 30 Albert Huggins - Clemson - WO Horace Roberts - Samford - LOC Kyle Cerge-Henderson - Georgia Tech - LOC Chris Palmer - California - LOC Henry Famurewa - Louisville -LOC Connor Christian - Jacksonville State -LOC Malik Young - Fort Hays - LOC DE Jaylon Ferguson - Louisiana Tech - SR John Cominsky - University of Charleston - SR Brian Burns - FSU - COM * ( DT/DE ) Rashan Gary - Michigan - COM Clelin Ferrell - Clemson - COM Jonathan Ledbetter - UGA - COM - LOC Austin Bryant - Clemson - COM Montez Sweat - Mississippi State - VISIT Maxx Crosby - Eastern Michigan - TOP 30 Zach Allen - BC - VISIT - WO Deshon Cooper - Georgia Southern - LOC Andrew Williams - Auburn - LOC Desmond Branch - Georgia Tech - LOC Chase Winovich - Michigan - VISIT - TOP 30 Wyatt Ray - BC - WO Jamal Davis II - Akron - WO LB D’Andre Walker - UGA - COM - MET Deonte Roberts - Rutgers - PRO Bryson Allen-Williams - SC - LOC Cole Holcomb - North Carolina - VISIT Quart'e Sapp - Tennessee - MET Sione Takitaki - BYU - WO Ulysees Gilbert III - Akron - VISIT Anree Saint-Amour - Georgia Tech -LOC Bryson Allen-Williams - South Carolina - LOC Michael Shaw - Georgia State - LOC Jeffrey Allison - Fresno State - LOC Ryan Guthrie - Syracuse - LOC Natrez Patrick - Georgia - LOC Montravious Atkinson - Auburn - LOC Chase Middelton - Georgia State - LOC Pat Jasinski - Central Florida - LOC CB Jimmy Moreland - James Madison- EWS Trayvon Mullen Jr - Clemson - COM Saivion Smith - Alabama - COM Duke Shelley - Kansas State - WO JoeJuan Williams - Vanderbilt - WO Justin Layne - Michigan State - VISIT Lonnie Johnson - Kentucky - WO Donnie Lewis - Tulane - VISIT Isaiah Johnson - Houston - WO Stephen Denmark - Valdosta State - MET Mandell Ray - Morehouse - LOC Jamal Odom - Tuskegee - LOC Ken Webster - Mississippi - LOC Dylan Hamilton - Alabama A&M - LOC Deandre Baker - Georgia - LOC Jerome Smith - Georgia State - LOC S Sheldrick Redwine - Miami - COM Donnie Lewis Jr. - Tulane - VISIT Parker Baldwin - SDSU - TOP 30 Nasir Adderley - Delaware - COM Jaquan Johnson - Miami - COM John Abram - Mississippi State - COM Chauncey Gardner-Johnson - Florida - COM Lukas Denis - BC - COM Darnell Savage - Maryland - PRO Mike Edwards - Kentucky - WO Kielan Whitner - Syracuse - LOC Cameron Glenn - Wake Forest - LOC - WO Jalen Johnson - Georgia Tech - LOC Tre Neal Nebraska - LOC Ridwan Issahaku - Texas Christian - LOC Davanta Reynolds - N.C. Central - LOC Travon Simmons - West Georgia - LOC Micah Abernathy - Tennessee - LOC Kielan Whitner - Syracuse - WO P Ian Berryman - Western Carolina - LOC Tyler Newsome - Notre Dame - WO A.J. Cole III - N.C. State - LOC Berryman - Western Carolina - LOC LS Chris Wilkerson - Stephen F. Austin - LOC Zachary Roberts - Georgia Tech - LOC Nick Moore - Georgia - LOC Work updated by Unintentional Grounding's "Lt Dan" Host of " (FNL) Falcon's Nest Live" on Facebook and "The Falcons Nest" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCIW6b6I6MOfGGVEcc8f6g UNINTENTIONAL GROUNDING TWITTER https://twitter.com/UnGrShow OUR FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/Unintentiona... OUR INSTAGRAM ungr_show
  19. When reading the comments and the reaction of the fans, one couldn’t help seeing tthe shortsightedness of the fans. The Falcons had a pool of players to go after and this based on their research and resources. This process starts weeks before the draft starts—this is not like an overnight and on the go process. The fans are always dramatic and want the big names that get hyped up by the media and within NFL circles. Some of this hype is well-deserved based on the talent, but many times it is like steroids for hype and national attention. When you peel the process, the best teams go for pragmatic solutions. You invest in players that fit your style and believes. The Falcons KPI (Kep Performance Index/marketing world will know what I mean) or benchmarks are based on this: Character Athletism Data/Analytics Agility Smartness Expert Take-Scouting Coaches After using your benchmarks, you come up with a pool of players that fits those KPI’s or benchmarks. The Falcons selected those players based on data, analytics, and scouting take. This has nothing to do with TD making the decision over DQ or DQ taking the lead. The decisions are based on a cumulative basis. The Falcons knew that rhe OL was a major obstacle for the team. What is your biggest investment and your most important asset? It is Matt Ryan and protecting him was the main priority. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that if you protect Matty Ice, you will get an offense that is going to be deadly and scoring points. The Falcons running game was affected by the shortfalls within the OL trenches. Finally, I bet Arthur Blank advised TD and DQ to make the OL a priority based on his take. The Falcons decided that protecting Matt Ryan and the running game needed a major facelift. The Falcons added two smart big guys to help that cause. Strategically, this makes sense in the long run. If you have a great offense, you can win many games with an average defense. The Falcons don’t need to be a Top 10 defense to win the Super Bowl, but a Top 15 will suffice. The fans need to realize that the Falcons added two major pieces to the offense that will be cost-effective and with the option of a 5-year contract. Tom Brady always excelled because it was hard to get to him and he had a great pocket protection. Matt Ryan needs pocket protection to be a great QB. The Falcons don’t have that many holes and some of the fans exaggerate the situation. The Defense will improve dramatically with DQ on the helm. He is going to push players like VIC and Tak. We will add couple of more pieces to the defense via the draft to solidify the team. In summary, The Falcons got bigger and beefy in the trenches which is something we haven’t seen in a longtime. The OL should become one of the Falcons most improved unit and it will help the Offense to be a Top 5 offense with weapons like MR, Julio, Freeman, Sani, Hooper and Calvin. We need to believe in the process by logic and not emotions. The Falcons are primed to be one of the best team in the NFC next year and a team that is one of the most talented. Keep the faith and #RiseUp...
  20. I like the 1st guard, especially after you missed out Christian Wilkins, but giving up 2nd and 3rd round picks for an extra O-lineman late in the 1st round who we don't know is going to be like? I'm gonna be honest, but.... WHY THE **** WASN'T THIS LAST YEAR'S DRAFT AND FREE AGENCY!? Had we done all of that last year we would have focused on a lot of defense this year, and Deandre Baker going to the Giants late in the 1st round. Not surprised there.
  21. Peyton Barber's tablet stolen, but Bucs say no concern over confidential information 6:15 PM CT Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber's team-issued tablet was stolen in Atlanta early Saturday morning, team officials told ESPN. According to police, a group of men broke into Barber's Jeep Wrangler SUV around 5 a.m. ET Saturday outside a high-rise in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. Along with the tablet, the men stole Barber's passport, designer sunglasses and clothing, according to police. Barber made the discovery when he saw his passenger door was ajar and his rear driver's side window was damaged, calling police shortly before 9:50 a.m. A team official told ESPN that the tablet was wiped clean remotely Saturday and that there was no playbook information on it -- just scouting video -- so there isn't concern about confidential info getting out. The Bucs do use their tablets as playbooks, however. Officers were later advised of another vehicle theft at the same location. Police say it does appear both vehicles were entered by the same suspects. Barber, who is from the Atlanta area, was visiting a friend when the incident occurred
  22. I know a number of people here are all in on the DL train in the draft and cringe at the thought of drafting a RT in the first round because you don't draft non-left tackle offensive linemen in the first round. I'm here, with the help of FiveThirtyEight, to provide some insight as to why that's a foolish way of think in today's NFL. As the bolded points out, there is no true "blindside" any more. Some of the best RTs in the league played LT coming out of college. Ramcyzk and Schwartz were LTs in college. Lane Johnson was also a LT in college. On the other hand, Ryan Schraeder, who we saw fall plain off a cliff this year, is a RT only from what I gathered about his time in college. I think this is part of why he tanked the last two years, being a classic RT versus a former LT who is used to facing top tier pass rushers on an island. As some have alluded to Toilolo helping Schraeder, I think there is some truth to that potentially. Regardless, I think the team has to move on from Schraeder and treat the RT spot like they did when we were looking at Matthews at #6. The NFL has changed drastically since 2016 and we need to revamp the OL to match that. Especially with the various OCs we have building this offense. I also think that's why Sambrailo looked fairly decent all things considered. One, he's had time to settle in, get healthy, and actually develop. But secondly, he's a former LT. All things considered though, don't be opposed to taking a stud OT at #14 or a large contract in FA. This draft is very deep with DL, but not so with guys who can play 1000+ snaps at RT.