jason richards Posted December 12, 2007 Share Posted December 12, 2007 okay, i have been a falcons fan for 20 years now & through the ups and downs (mostly downs) i have remained a die hard fan and loyal supporter. now, i what i can only describe as my franchises' darkest hour, i need to vent, suggest, and demand some things that need to be said. first off, i will shed no tears for booby petrino leaving(no this is not a type o). i don't think he would have stood a chance even with vick as his qb. so now where so we go? here is my blueprint for the next few years. we need to build around a core of key young players and nfl veterans. jerious norwood is a perfect replacement for the great warrick dunn, keep him whatever it takes. roddy white has shown he belongs and i love laurent robinson to develop into the number 2 we need. i'm not giving up on jenkins, but he needs more consistency. the o line needs work, use the draft to find that stud o lineman. do not, i repeat, do not draft a quarterback with a top 10 pick. there is no franchise 10 year starter in the draft. you need to address the quarterback issue, but not with the draft. here it is, because the free agent market for quarterbacks isn't that great this year, i you'll be overpaying for the services of a derrick anderson or such. you need to make a trade. i'll throw this out there....mcnabb. donovan starts, with either joey or redman as the back up, and still like dj shockley if given an opportunity. alge still gets it done but maybe find a backup in the draft to take over in a couple of years. there's your offense. defensively on paper we look good, but every above average offense has torn us apart this year. there are a couple key guys we need to keep. brooking, hall and boley are no brainers. if abraham is still getting it done, he can bring some leadership during this process, but thats only if he can still get it done. houston shows signs to be a great secondary guy if he works on playing zone coverage.i still haven't figured out why jimmy williams hasn't played a bigger role in the defense, but he should. that is a great core nucleus to work with. build with the draft and free agency, but i don't think this team needs to go into tear down, rebuilding mode. when this season is over, as will all the mike vick talk, we can focus on a whole season of falcons football with the talk being about players on the field. so now there is only on issue left. the head coach. i think arthur blank has been savior to my organization and watching his passion for the game and this team has excited me since he took over. i think rich mckay is a gm that can make the moves and devise a big picture plan that can bring my team to the top of the nfc and win a title. being a guy that loved what jim mora jr brought to this team, i'm still a little confused why he was on such a short leash. so if that's not the way we needed to go, whats wrong with the opposite. i'm think bill cohwer maybe. just throwing it out there. the falcons have a model for success if you just look. the 98 team that went to the super bowl was team, not several superstars, but a team. thats what we need. i live for falcons football and all i want is to be proud of my team again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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