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Mike Martz is our best bet. He turned Chicago around this year before Cutler got hurt.

Clements doesn't call plays and was Mularkey's right hand man. Fridge is ancient as far as NFL experience. Todd Haley is going back to Arizona with his homie Whisenhunt.

Martz would be the worst hire. Tight Ends are underutlized in Martz system and his QBs are on an island with little to no protection - given state of Falcons offensive line, Matt Ryan would go on the IR every year.

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Actually dude, everybody knows that Tom Moore has been Peyton's OC for his entire career.

Or I know that anyway lol.

I think it's pretty well known.

Yeah that is common knowlegde - but Moore and Manning have been perfecting that system together. Thats why his backup can't do squat when Manning is out. He wasn't in on designing and perfecting the system.

And also, you just have to hand it to Manning, that he is one of the best QBs ever, and also probably one of the most cerebral QBs to ever play this game.

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Lol, no.. You just proved his point.

Peyton Manning was that offense - everybody knows that. Painter cant even understand half of the things Manning does on the field. It was Manning in control the entire time.

Cassel had his one good season in the system Vel is talking about. Since, he has bee average.

Are you seriously arguing that Flynn's game was just a fluke? He might not put up those numbers again, but he is capable of doing half of that most of the time - and that would be great stats for any QB.. A backup QB goes in and breaks multiple team records, and he's not shown you anything? Come on man!

Lol this is just when I walk away. I proved my point. Swift and guys like him will try and try to deflect until they find a point they can prove and get a moral victory. He is not one that you can convince he could ever be wrong.

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you guys are clueless

Matt Cassel diidnt lead his team to Super Bowl he had 1 good season under system but he wasnt Brady

Matt Flynn had 1 good game so he is good as Aaron Rodgers ?

they are avg QBs there is a reason why they were back ups

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You guys will see in 2 years when Ryan stays who he is a avg QB and doesnt take next step you guys will only have 1 to blame in Matt Ryan

you guys played the same game with Michael Vick

- no weapons go get Peerless Price

- scheme is old fire Reeves bring in Knapp

- oline is garbage lets bring in cut blocking

its going down same beaten path

Vick was a great talent that was a avg QB

he had a great year last year under Reid but guess what he started to look like same old Vick

in year 2

AVG Qbs are Avg

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You guys will see in 2 years when Ryan stays who he is a avg QB and doesnt take next step you guys will only have 1 to blame in Matt Ryan

you guys played the same game with Michael Vick

- no weapons go get Peerless Price

- scheme is old fire Reeves bring in Knapp

- oline is garbage lets bring in cut blocking

its going down same beaten path

Vick was a great talent that was a avg QB

he had a great year last year under Reid but guess what he started to look like same old Vick

in year 2

AVG Qbs are Avg

Average QB would mean he is ranked 16 out of 32 QBS. Matt Ryan is not even close to being ranked 16th. You Fail on your Matt Ryan hating ways.

Average QBs dont have a Qb rating of 90

the more you talk the more you make a fool of yourself

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Ryan might just not have it, but you have to at least give him a year in a different scheme.

That being said, if he continues to immediately check down at the first hint of pressure next year, I'm done with him. That kind of crap has nothing to do with the scheme.

Also, it is almost noon, and Mike Mularkey is still employed by the Falcons. Why?

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Ryan might just not have it, but you have to at least give him a year in a different scheme.

That being said, if he continues to immediately check down at the first hint of pressure next year, I'm done with him. That kind of crap has nothing to do with the scheme.

Also, it is almost noon, and Mike Mularkey is still employed by the Falcons. Why?

agreed. jury is out on Matt Ryan - jury is NOT out on Matt Ryan/Mike Mularkey combo. meal - that partnership fails.

Matt Ryan has another year on his contract and he is not going anywhere - I would make Matt play out his contract(we can always franchise him) and I would bring in an offensive coordinator who is much more aggressive - and see how Matty Ice does.

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Packers offensive system is not way it is cause of Tom . He is there QB coach . Give me a clip board I can have his job .

You need a great QB to run a great system .

You guide talented young Qbs into a system

You have a avg QB that has flaws will look avg in system

Thank the heavens we have a QB still on the right side of 30 who stepped into the top 12 this year, stats wise. He's anything but average. With an imaginative OC who is not afraid to use the talents that we have, as opposed to trying to make them into a team from the 70's/80's this offense could do more, much more. But then you get to the personnel issues, Like O/D lines, Secondary Help, and whether or not to heep/trade turner.

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I guess that's why the back up threw for 6 tDs last week?????? A team record !!! It's the system and that is the one we need and all we need.

welcome back draftnut.......agree with you. If Packers system has nothing to do with their success and its just all about Aaron Rodgers talent - then Matt Flynn would not be able to come in last game of year and throw for 450yds and 6TDs........same thing when Matt Cassel came in for Tom Brady that year.

Falcons need a superior offensive system - they don't have it now with Mike Mularkey.

Fix the problem with the coaching first. Then tweak the offensive line and let's get this show going.

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I guess that's why the back up threw for 6 tDs last week?????? A team record !!! It's the system and that is the one we need and all we need.

Matt Flynn had a great game vs a terrible defense . There is a difference between being a stricly system QB that is QB friendly then a all time great QB like Aaron Rodgers who has proved himself over past 3 seasons and went on to win a super bowl and had 1 of the greatest seasons from a QB

You plug Matt Ryan into GB system he is not as good as Rodgers cause he doesnt have the skill set and if you watched Flynn even tho i like the kid he doesnt have same skill set as Rodgers either and he will be AVG QB

AVG QBs can have good games

Great Qbs do it over peroid of time

Matt Ryan will be avg Qb in GB system cause he has avg skills

as a draft guy you should see that

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Word around the campfire is that offense yesterday was a bunch of Mularkey. literally.

Replace Mularkey and improve that O-line! When you can't get the blocks for a 3rd and 1 or 4th and 1, something is wrong. It's why we lost the first saints game and it's why we couldn't score yesterday.

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I think I would like Todd Haley as well - he's fiery guy and I'm sure would ruffle some feathers from time-to-time - Falcons need that - they are too "buttoned down" right now anyway.

Falcons offense needs an aggressive MOFO.....let's get aggressive - if Matt Ryan cannot run an aggressive system, then his azz will be let go in two more years - but let's at least find out what Matt Ryan is capable of - I feel like I don't know right now because of Mularkey.

Agreed. We should get Todd Haley and this guy to light an intense fire with

in our team.

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  • Joined Packers Jan. 29, 2006.
  • Possesses 19 years of coaching experience, including two seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator.
  • Prior to Green Bay, spent 10 seasons coaching quarterbacks under some of the game’s most successful coaches, including Bill Cowher, Mike Ditka and Lou Holtz.
  • Played 12 years in the Canadian Football League at quarterback and was a seven-time divisional all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion; was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • An All-American at Notre Dame in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting that year.
  • Practiced law for five years before beginning coaching career.

Tom Clements, entering his 19th season in the coaching profession, is in his sixth year as Green Bay’s quarterbacks coach.

Now in his 15th overall NFL season, Clements was named to his position Jan. 29, 2006, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Familiar with the role, Clements also served as quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), Kansas City Chiefs (2000) and New Orleans Saints (1997-99).

In Green Bay, Clements’ extensive tutelage of Aaron Rodgers has paid dividends, as Rodgers became the first QB in league history to throw for at least 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons as a starter, and he narrowly missed a third straight 4,000-yard season in 2010 with 3,933 yards despite missing 1½ games due to a concussion. In 47 career regular-season starts, Rodgers has topped the 100 mark in passer rating 25 times, thrown for 300 yards or three touchdowns 14 times each, and posted 10 games with three TDs and no interceptions, the most in NFL history by a quarterback within three seasons of his first start.

Rodgers became the first quarterback in franchise history to record a 100-plus passer rating in consecutive seasons, with a 101.2 passer rating in 2010. He had a career-best 65.7 completion percentage last season, finished third in the league in passer rating (101.2) and second in average gain (8.26), and added a trio of three-touchdown outings in the postseason, including one against Pittsburgh that earned him Super Bowl XLV MVP honors.

Clements has also tutored backup QB Matt Flynn, a seventh-round choice of the Packers in 2008. Flynn started his first career game in 2010, opening in place of an injured Rodgers at New England in Week 15, and became the first Green Bay QB to throw three TD passes in his first career start since Anthony Dilweg posted the same number vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 9, 1990.

In 2009, Rodgers’ 4,434 passing yards fell just 25 yards short of topping Lynn Dickey’s 1983 franchise record and ranked fourth in the league. He also ranked fourth in the NFL in TD passes (30) and passer rating (103.2), and first in interception percentage (1.29) in earning his first Pro Bowl bid. The passer rating sits second in franchise history to Bart Starr’s 105.0 mark in 1966.

Rodgers’ first 4,000-yard season in 2008 gave the Packers 4,000-yard passers in consecutive seasons for just the second time in team history, and for the first time in league history those back-to-back 4,000-yard passers were different QBs.

The previous two seasons, in addition to tutoring Rodgers as the backup and heir apparent, Clements oversaw a mini-renaissance of Brett Favre’s career. In 2006, Favre reduced his interceptions from a career-high 29 the year before to just 18, setting the stage for a near-MVP season in 2007, when he surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the fifth time. He also posted a then career-best completion percentage of 66.5 and a QB rating of 95.7 that was his third best at that point in leading the Packers back to the playoffs.

Before coming to Green Bay, Clements spent two seasons (2004-05) as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. In 2004, the Bills’ offense increased its scoring output by 152 and reduced its number of sacks allowed from 51 to 38, fewest by a Bills team since 1999. The unit was highlighted by RB Willis McGahee, who became the fifth running back in Bills history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, covering each year of Clements’ tenure. In addition, QB Kelly Holcomb set a club record in 2005 with a 67.39 completion percentage, surpassing Jim Kelly’s 1991 mark, 64.14 percent.

Prior to joining the Bills, Clements served as Pittsburgh’s quarterbacks coach for three seasons (2001-03) under Bill Cowher. In 2002, he helped Tommy Maddox earn the Comeback Player of the Year award from The Associated Press, as Pittsburgh’s passing offense ranked seventh in the NFL, its highest finish since 1980 with Terry Bradshaw under center.

Clements also worked with Pittsburgh’s Kordell Stewart (2001) and Kansas City’s Elvis Grbac (2000) during each quarterback’s best season, both culminating in Pro Bowl berths. Mike Ditka gave Clements his first NFL coaching job, hiring him to coach the Saints’ quarterbacks (1997-99), a group that included Jake Delhomme and Kerry Collins.

Prior to his post with the Saints, Clements served under Lou Holtz as quarterbacks coach (1992-94) and wide receivers/assistant head coach (1995) at his alma mater, Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish, Clements coached eventual 1993 NFL Rookie of the Year QB Rick Mirer, and WR Derrick Mayes, the Packers’ second-round draft pick in 1996. In addition, he tutored QB Ron Powlus, Notre Dame’s career passing leader in attempts, completions, yardage and touchdowns at the time of his graduation.

Inducted into the Canadian Football League’s Hall of Fame in 1994, Clements played quarterback for Ottawa (1975-78), Saskatchewan/Hamilton (1979), Hamilton (1981-82) and Winnipeg (1983-87) during a 12-year career in the CFL. Selected seven times as a divisional All-Star, Clements guided two teams, Ottawa (1976) and Winnipeg (1984), to Grey Cup Championships, earning the Outstanding Offensive Player award in each game. The league’s Rookie of the Year in 1975 and Most Valuable Player in 1987, Clements completed 2,807 of 4,657 passes (60.3 percent) for 39,041 yards and 252 touchdowns during his CFL career.

Clements also spent one season, 1980, as a quarterback for Marv Levy’s Kansas City Chiefs.

A three-year starter at Notre Dame (1972-74) under Ara Parseghian, Clements led the Irish to a 29-5 record, including an unblemished national championship season in 1973. An All-American in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting when Archie Griffin earned the award. Clements received his degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1975.

A licensed attorney, Clements worked from 1988-92 for Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, a Chicago-based law firm. He pursued his law degree during his CFL playing career, graduating magna *** laude from Notre Dame’s School of Law in 1986. In 1994, while on the Notre Dame coaching staff, Clements was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the university’s law school, where he taught “Sports and the Law.”

Clements was born in McKees Rocks, Pa. He and his wife, Kathe, live in Green Bay. The couple has two grown children: daughter, Stevie, and son, Tom.

Impressive resume, **** at this point let's make him HC.

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Matt Ryan will be avg Qb in GB system cause he has avg skills

as a draft guy you should see that

Average qbs dont throw for over 4000 yards, break records, nor get statistically better each season with a high school-esque offensive line. You want to see an average qb, go talk to the Sanchize.

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I don't know Mike Mularkey's contract status with Falcons - some say his contract is up anyway - if so, it may not make headlines that we are not keeping him - surely to God we are not keeping Mularkey.

Now we know its not just us fans frustrated with Mularkey - its the offensive players as well - as evidenced by Jason Cole/Yahoo Sports article.

24 other NFL teams(including Falcons) seasons are over and everybody is tweaking their front offices and coaching staffs. Falcons need to let EVERYONE know that they have an opening for an offensive coordinator. Given Falcons weapons, the Falcons OC job should be a desired job in NFL circles - I would let Bob Bratkowski interview for the job but there should be other interviews. Given that Falcons cannot simply hire somebody else's OC, I'm not sure who is available.

I would definitely be interested in the QB coach for Green Bay given the work that was done to make Aaron Rodgers the player he is today - Rodgers' game was re-made when he went to Green Bay - he was not a finished product. The name of the guy(GB QB-coach) escapes me right now - I will look it up - he at least deserves an interview. Who else should we be looking at guys? I want somebody who has better passing game resume' than Mike Mularkey for sure.

The RUSH is on to tweak coaching staff......I don't care if it hurts Mike Mularkey's chances of getting a head coaching position or not by publicly parting ways with Mularkey - odds are, Mularkey is not getting a HC gig anyway after yesterday's debacle.

Time to say good-bye.

Really what would it mean to fire MM today? In the grand scheme, absolutely nothing. So why burn a bridge that you don't need to? I know most Atlanta fans don't like him, but the people in Flowery Branch who work with him every day do and they are not going to hang him from a tree outside the gates for the fans to see. Let MM finish out the week here & do his interviews in Jax & Miami. We don't lose anything by it and we stand to gain from it. Just because we don't publicly fire MM immediately, it doesn't mean we are not reaching out to potential OC candidates to let them know that we are just letting MM finish out his string and interview for other positions rather than firing him 6 weeks before his contract expires. We can let them know if he doesn't get a HC job elsewhere, he won't be coming back to his office in Atlanta. That can build goodwill towards those we are looking to hire & might tip the scales to someone who could be looking to go elsewhere (Todd Haley).

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Hey guys I know this speculation but do you think our offensive players played poor on purpose to expedite the firing of Mike Malarkey? From what of heard players like White and Gonzalez were frustrated with MM's conservative play-calling all season and his inability to adapt. Had the Falcons won this game, the players knew MM's play calling would have no chance against Green Bay. Even so, with the win, AB would have retained and commended MM for winning a playoff game, and thus Malarkey would have continue his vanilla schemes for years to come with the Falcons. But by playing so piss poor, the players are telling AB that they don't trust MM and what somebody better.

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