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please tell me why McFadden is worth the risk? Yes, he's phenomenally talented and has 4.27/40 but he's not worth the character risk - what is it, a paternity suit for one child and has already fathered two others? on top of that, D-Mac has been in two bar-room fights.....

I think Arthur Blank has seen this movie before - it did not end well. Just say "no" to another bad character as the face of the franchise...

(besides, he fumbled 23 times in 3 years and cannot run in between the tackles effectively - dead legs says Mayock - he's right!)

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g-dawg (2/24/2008)
please tell me why McFadden is worth the risk? Yes, he's phenomenally talented and has 4.27/40 but he's not worth the character risk - what is it, a paternity suit for one child and has already fathered two others? on top of that, D-Mac has been in two bar-room fights.....

I think Arthur Blank has seen this movie before - it did not end well. Just say "no" to another bad character as the face of the franchise...

(besides, he fumbled 23 times in 3 years and cannot run in between the tackles effectively - dead legs says Mayock - he's right!)

Because Arthur Blank wants to get to the NFC Championship and Superbowl and he wants to sell tickets and jerseys. You need to get over the character card if you want playmakers in this team.

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I really dont think we are going to get Mcfadden. I think if anything, we are going to entertain offers from other teams if Mcfadden is at number 3. I say the Falcons keep the number 3 spot and wait and see who is on the board. I really beleive Mcfadden will draw a lot of interest and we could get a lot of value for him. I am talking about 3 day one picks or 2 day one picks with a player. I really believe we are sitting pretty right now.

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Rock AKA RyanFalcon34 (2/24/2008)
I really dont think we are going to get Mcfadden. I think if anything, we are going to entertain offers from other teams if Mcfadden is at number 3. I say the Falcons keep the number 3 spot and wait and see who is on the board. I really beleive Mcfadden will draw a lot of interest and we could get a lot of value for him. I am talking about 3 day one picks or 2 day one picks with a player. I really believe we are sitting pretty right now.
Agreed. I see Dallas forking up their first two picks, Barber, and some more picks to get DMC. If that is the case, then I would pull the trigger.
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I have a couple of questions? Why are you trying to down play McFadden. He has been nothing less than spectacular in his career. Playing for one of the bottom teams in one of the top conferences.

If Jake Long is drafted 3rd overall. Will he not get a big salary? The big money goes to quarterbacks.

IMHO, none of them are worth the first round money. I would take my chances in the second or third round on a QB.

This post just seems to be a shot at the talented kid from Arkansas.

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The more I learn about McFadden the less enamored I am with the prospect of the Falcons picking him.

A phenomenal football talent, to be sure, but details of McFadden's rather messy personal life are raising some very bright red flags. Not that I consider myself a moralist, but his "baby momma" problems along with the reported bar altercations speaks of an immaturity that spells nothing but trouble. And once McFadden gets a couple of million dollars at his disposal, I strongly doubt he'll suddenly turn into a responsible and model citizen.

I predict that whoever drafts McFadden will probably get a **** of a rookie season from him (thereby fueling the trolls.) However, McFadden's very real deficiencies in his running techniques, which served him well in college but may get him hurt in the pros, along with his other issues lead me to pass on him - and I hope the Falcons brain trust see this also.

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Legion (2/24/2008)
How about instead we risk 35million on a INT specialist like say...Matt "INT" Ryan.

You're wrong. A QB drafted that high will command a 60 million dollar contract. So we would be investing 25 million dollars more than that on an overrated interception machine.

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Legion (2/24/2008)
How about instead we risk 35million on a INT specialist like say...Matt "INT" Ryan.

You're wrong. A QB drafted that high will command a 60 million dollar contract. So we would be investing 25 million dollars more than that on an overrated interception machine.

I don't want them to draft a QB OR a RB that high. To me, it would seem we could pick up quality for both those positions in later rounds. But someone explain this to me. Is it what level you are drafted at, or what position you play that commands the high salaries in the first round? A little of both? In other words, are OL, DL, WR, FS etc... all paid differently according to position, or are they going to get paid big bucks just for getting picked first?

Thanks, and sorry if it's a stupid question, I just really don't know.

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I have nothing wrong with a man that gets into an occasional barfight, I'm not perfect, I don't expect anyone to be perfect. If he's on the field, not suspended, not in jail, and he's not going to be arrested in the future, I really don't care, he gets payed to play football and he's a baller. His on-field production can't be questioned, his athletic ability can't be questioned, and his hunger can't be questioned, that's what matters to me.

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g-dawg (2/24/2008)
please tell me why McFadden is worth the risk? Yes, he's phenomenally talented and has 4.27/40 but he's not worth the character risk - what is it, a paternity suit for one child and has already fathered two others? on top of that, D-Mac has been in two bar-room fights.....

I think Arthur Blank has seen this movie before - it did not end well. Just say "no" to another bad character as the face of the franchise...

(besides, he fumbled 23 times in 3 years and cannot run in between the tackles effectively - dead legs says Mayock - he's right!)

He won't , notta , never happen . Nope ! Bank on it !

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Falconfoozball,

That is not a stupid question, and it's good you didn't assume the answer. Really, it's a combination of both the position and place you were drafted. Obviously QB's will make the most money on offense, with a RB or LT being a close second depending on the situation. On defense I'm not so sure, I think it's MLB's or RDE's that will make the most money if they are drafted high on defense. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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dyoshot (2/24/2008)
Falconfoozball,

That is not a stupid question, and it's good you didn't assume the answer. Really, it's a combination of both the position and place you were drafted. Obviously QB's will make the most money on offense, with a RB or LT being a close second depending on the situation. On defense I'm not so sure, I think it's MLB's or RDE's that will make the most money if they are drafted high on defense. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you. Then I'm sticking w/my guns. We need to draft for the lines w/our early picks. We're going to see another draft before we're playoff contenders anyway, not to mention another season of FA. Guess I'm more of a long-view type fan than a win now type fan.

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dyoshot (2/24/2008)
Falconfoozball,

That is not a stupid question, and it's good you didn't assume the answer. Really, it's a combination of both the position and place you were drafted. Obviously QB's will make the most money on offense, with a RB or LT being a close second depending on the situation. On defense I'm not so sure, I think it's MLB's or RDE's that will make the most money if they are drafted high on defense. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you. Then I'm sticking w/my guns. We need to draft for the lines w/our early picks. We're going to see another draft before we're playoff contenders anyway, not to mention another season of FA. Guess I'm more of a long-view type fan than a win now type fan.

You are absolutely right and I like the way you think. If you cannot protect the QB on offense and harass the QB on defense you won't have much success. Being that we don't seem capable of doing either we have a lot of work to do in the offseason and in the draft. A talented DT will do wonders for the pass rush and definitely give help to Jamal Anderson. Even though Johnathan Babineaux is good for one tackle for loss against the run a game, he is pushed around ALOT on the rest of the downs. We need some new DT's FAST.

As for the oline, this is a very, very porous group. I fear for the safety of any QB or RB who has to play behind them. In my opinion we need 5 to 6 more olinemen including backups. I really think we are lucky that we have a front office that will not tolerate having such olineman in the future.

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tom Baldwin (2/24/2008)
Boy this is gonna be funny. To watch Blank and mckay and dimwitoff fall on there faces. Draft McFadden and give him a 100 million dollars and watch him be another mike vick. Thats just how incredibly stupid this atlanta front office is.

Well obviously he'll be fighting dogs as soon as we draft him.

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Richard Nixon (2/24/2008)
I have nothing wrong with a man that gets into an occasional barfight, I'm not perfect, I don't expect anyone to be perfect. If he's on the field, not suspended, not in jail, and he's not going to be arrested in the future, I really don't care, he gets payed to play football and he's a baller. His on-field production can't be questioned, his athletic ability can't be questioned, and his hunger can't be questioned, that's what matters to me.
I like my football players with one foot in **** and other in jail. (Exaggerated a bit), but you know what I mean. I just don't think that he's what we (the Falcons) need right now.
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