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Speculating on who we may or may not get is fun. I love reading about potential free agents and rumors around the league. And in the past, the choices seemed clearer. You could look at stat sheet and combine scores to get a good idea of who we might go for.

But not anymore. TD and Smitty have changed the culture in Atlanta, and they have changed the way we (the team not the fans) look at players. 40 times only have value if the player is still running full speed when down by 14. Big hits will only get you noticed if you are following your assignment. What you are on paper means nothing compared to what you are on the field.

Gone are the color coded charts of the Falcon Filter that merely measured felonies and never measured heart. Gone are the days of the front office taking the pulse of the fans to find our "biggest need". Gone are the days of selling the future in a desperate attempt to win now.

There was a common thread with almost every draft pick and free agent we brought in last year. The words "smart" and "tough" were associated with them. And while we can add those terms to our conversations, we can't ask their coaches, their teammates, or the coaches and players they have played against.

So as this offseason unfolds, we think we know... But we don't know.

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Speculating on who we may or may not get is fun. I love reading about potential free agents and rumors around the league. And in the past, the choices seemed clearer. You could look at stat sheet and combine scores to get a good idea of who we might go for.

But not anymore. TD and Smitty have changed the culture in Atlanta, and they have changed the way we (the team not the fans) look at players. 40 times only have value if the player is still running full speed when down by 14. Big hits will only get you noticed if you are following your assignment. What you are on paper means nothing compared to what you are on the field.

Gone are the color coded charts of the Falcon Filter that merely measured felonies and never measured heart. Gone are the days of the front office taking the pulse of the fans to find our "biggest need". Gone are the days of selling the future in a desperate attempt to win now.

There was a common thread with almost every draft pick and free agent we brought in last year. The words "smart" and "tough" were associated with them. And while we can add those terms to our conversations, we can't ask their coaches, their teammates, or the coaches and players they have played against.

So as this offseason unfolds, we think we know... But we don't know.

Great Post, I def agree.

With the arrival of TD, our options seem endless when it comes to FA

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