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  1. Great RBs, that are ready to contribute right away, can be had in the middle rounds of the draft. Every year. Also, RBs best years are usually their first contract, and many begin to fall apart on their second contract. So investing high picks or dollars in the position is generally bad strategy. Unfortunately, we have an OC who throws the ball too much. No matter how good Ryan, Julio, Ridley, and the rest of our offense is... We will not succeed if the defense knows what's coming. And our defense will not succeed if we are constantly losing the time of possession battle. Give Koetter a RB that we invested a high pick or $ in, one that he wants, that demands to be a big part of the game plan. It will make every player on our defense better if they aren't on the field all game. It will make every player on the OL better if their man doesn't know what's coming. It will make our WR better if the safeties have to respect our run game. This is not about Swift, Ingram, specifically. It's about giving our OC someone that gets him to buy into running the ball. Something necessary if we want to compete with the best. I know in theory Quinn could just demand it of him, but didn't he do that last year?
  2. I see a lot of posters still saying our offense has been an issue this season, or that Koetter/Ryan has struggled, and sure, if you look at the raw numbers like total ypg and total points scored one could conclude we have been either average or above average (7th in ypg and 16 in ppg). However if we look deeper into the numbers and use some stats that account for the lack of possessions that the Falcons have had thanks to their historically bad defensive performance so far, where we rank dead last in franchise history in points allowed and third-worst in Defensive SRS according to PFF, then we start seeing that our offense has been on the whole very effective. Currently Falcons rank 4th in the league in yards per drive, 7th in points per drive, 7th in time of possession per drive, and most impressive of all we rank 2nd in drive success rate (DSR). What DSR measures are the percentage of sets of downs that either end in a first down or a TD. This stat indicates the effectiveness with which a team is able to move the sticks, and is explained by our very high 3rd down cvr% (48% ranking 7th) and our equally good Red Zone TD% (65% which ranks 6th) Also of note is that we're currently ranked 29th in average starting field position, which in my estimation can help to explain how our points per drive lag behind our DSR this year. Overall, especially considering the almost complete lack of running game, this is a job well done so far by Koetter and Ryan. Obviously the big blemish here is our high turnover rate which is inflated considerably thanks to the first two games of the season where we had a whopping 6 turnovers. After that flukey start Falcons have actually done a superb job of not turning the ball over with just three in their last four games, which is a TO rate of .75per game that would rank in the top five in the NFL. Conversely, our defense has not caused a single turnover during that same time frame, with the only takeaway coming in Houston on a muffed punt. No team in the NFL has less defensive takeaways than the Falcons who are tied with Dolphins and Jags for least in the NFL this year Interestingly, if we go back to 2018 we actually see a very similar picture, where we ranked 4th in the league in YPD, 6th in PPD, and 6th in DSR. 10th in Red zone TD% and 4th in 3rdD%. Needless to say, the offense has not been a problem for the Falcons during the last two seasons. This post is long enough that I don't want to dissect the defensive stats so far this year, but trust me, if you look deeper into them it's incredible how abysmal we have been on that side of the ball, in absolutely every single facet. It is no exaggeration to say we are one of the worst defenses not just of this year but of any year, ever. EDIT: Here are the links :https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/drivestatsoff/2019 https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/drivestatsoff/2018 https://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/stat/red-zone-scoring-pct https://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/stat/third-down-conversion-pct
  3. In honor of our two old OCs being back, I say Freeman up the middle for 1 yard.
  4. Lemme start of by saying that we are all here and co-misserating on a pop goes the weasel season. We have all vented our feeling about it and there is really nothing left to be said that has not already been said a thousand times over. The recent debates on To Tank or Not, while valid are still a moot point because we are not going to be in the playoffs this year period. The best way to salvage this season is to build up the Depth Chart players with a lot of live fire experience,and that is happening, Terren Jones has been activated, so this means that TD and Smitty are committed to this. It is absolutely the best thing to do and they are doing it in a wholesale manner. (or is that fire sale) I highly approve of this and I hope that you may see the value of this as well. Should our guys manage to upset a team along the way, that is just going to be icing on the cake. Adversity brings opprotunity. Cheers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Y'all
  5. First off let me introduce this by welcoming Dirk Koetter, and here's to having a turn around season on offense next year. I understand that many of you are very very angry about this hiring, however the man deserves the benefit of the doubt and here is why. 1.) He never had the personnel to succed in Jacksonville. First let me post a regrade from WalterFootball.com, all the forum members were asked to look back and regrade the 2009 draft, that was Gene Smith's first year in Jacksonville and his first draft. Here's what the Jags fans said about it. Round 1, Pick 8 - Eugene Monroe (OT) A decent starter who's had some strange issues no GM can predict (injuries, showing up to camp in 2011 weighing under 290). Not a failure of a pick, but we now know why he fell to #8 on draft day. Over three years, he hasn't shown much to warrent his top-10 draft status. B- Round 2, Pick 39 - Ebon Britton (OT) Has been a servicable RT, but has dealt with injury issues. Not much to say in terms of evaluation here, and his second round price tag pushes his grade down. Also the reason Guy Whimper started at RT....*shudder*. D Round 3, Pick 72 - Terrance Knighton (DT) Known around Jacksonville as "Potroast", Knighton has been Gene Smith's best draft selection. He may not get to the QB as often as other elite DT's, but Knighton is a big reason why the Jags run D has been so stout over the past 3 years. In a division with Chris Johnson and Arian Foster, one has to be able to stuff the run. If Alualu improves, the Jags could be looking at one of the better DT duo's in the league. A Round 3, Pick 73 - Derek Cox (CB) The 2009 class starts to go wrong around here. The Jags gave up a 2010 pick (I believe it was a 2nd) to get an injury prone, inconsistent CB. The secondary of the Jags, outside of Mathis, has been a joke for years. Cox has not helped, as CB remains one of the Jags most pressing needs on defense. D Round 4, Pick 107 - Mike Thomas (WR) It's depressing to think that a fouth-round slot reciever would be the best reciever on a team, but that's the case with Mike Thomas. He's a decent possesion reciever, but he took a major step back in 2011 after getting a bigger contract. With a true #1 WR, Thomas may do better, but his lazy routes and massive drop in production is a point of major concern. C Round 5, Pick 144 - Jarett Dillard (WR) All Jags recievers not named Mike Thomas would have trouble making a pratice squad, and Dillard is no exception. F Round 6, Pick 180 - Zach Miller (TE) Has not been able to stay healthy, and has been mediocre when starting. D Round 7, Pick 250 - Rashad Jennings (RB) Looking for a late-round fantasy sleeper next year? Look no further than Rashad Jennings! He was a great value in the 7th round. MJD had to handle all the work in 2011 and still gained over 1,600 yards. It'd be interesting to see what Jennings could have done, as he's shown flashes of greatness. He was one of the few players in NFL history to average over 20 yards per carry when the Jags played Oakland in 2010. Jennings has great speed on the edge, which makes him the ideal compliment to MJD's brusing style. B+ Round 7, Pick 253 - Tiquan Underwood (WR) How bad is Tiquan Underwood? He got cut before the 2011 season...from one of the WORST WR groups in NFL history. I'm shocked that the Pats keep picking him up if he wasn't good enough for the Jags. F OVERALL GRADE: C-/D 2009 was the beginning of the horror known as the Gene Smith era. Gene strikes me as the type of guy who wants everyone to think that he's the smartest guy in the room. His affinity towards drafting players from smaller schools has stalled any hopes of rebuilding this team any time soon. Gene wiffed hard on the first two draft picks, and the rest of the draft wasn't much better outside of Knighton. I say this all the time to people who defend Smith: the Jags had the most pressing needs at OT, WR, CB, and DE when he started drafting. Our needs today are RT, WR (x3), CB, and DE. That's all you need to know about how 'well' Gene has been drafting for the past 3 years. They still need a RT, and they still have no clear WR, no QB, and they could also use upgrades at LG and C. Seriously the man only had Marcedes Lewis, Maurice Jones Drew to work with, however Monroe turned it around this year. So they have 3 quality players on offense, and one of them requires a QB to throw the ball too. Koetter took MJD and transformed him into a great back, we have the same type of guy here in JacQuizz. Let's give the man a chance now that he's on a team that actually has a viable recieving threat and a good quarterback. Of course we need to fix the Oline which I presume is our #1 priority. 2.) the 2005 San Francisco 49ers ranked dead last in scoring and total yardage on offense. Anyone want to guess who their OC was? It was MIke McCarthy, and he was hired the following offseason to be the HC of the Packers, who now have one of the best offenses in the NFL. McCarthy was in a lot of the same situations Dirk Koetter was. He had no WRs to work with, He had a rookie QB with very little Oline protection, and only a RB in Gore who was getting the job done. 4 Years later the man has a Superbowl ring and is being praised as a genius. 3.) This interview basically states that Koetter is exactly what we wanted in an OC a man who can provide an explosive passing attack while supplementing with a solid running game http://xandolabs.com/2011/07/dirk-koetter-exclusive-interview/ , and he states multiple times that he wants to be aggressive and attack the middle of the field and go deep. He simply just doesn't have the personnel to do so. He does here, he has Roddy White, Julio Jones, Jacquizz Rodgers, Tony Gonzalez, and hopefully Harry Douglas (If we decide to resign him.) I'm not saying he's going to come in here and completely make us the best O in history, what I am saying is that the man deserves a fair shot before we start calling for his head. As a fanbase we should be happy with this hiring, it's change and it's a man who has stated multiple times that he wants to be aggressive and attack the opposing D. That's exactly what we wanted right?
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