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Joplo Bartu And Paul Worrilow Starting Will Give Atlanta A Better Defense

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Really hopeful about all the youngsters getting playing time on the D- Massaquoi, Goodman, Bartu, Worilow, Alford and Trufant.

This D could be much better second half of the year as the kids get past the worst of their learning curves.

We could actually see coverage sacks on a regular basis here- that would be nice.

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Really hopeful about all the youngsters getting playing time on the D- Massaquoi, Goodman, Bartu, Worilow, Alford and Trufant.

This D could be much better second half of the year as the kids get past the worst of their learning curves.

We could actually see coverage sacks on a regular basis here- that would be nice.

honestly, get past this game and the schedule lightens up for a bit. the Jets rookie QB, then the Buccs rookie QB, then Carson Palmer.

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I am still wondering how the rest of the league missed out on these two guys.

A real cynical post in the forum next door stated that our depth chart had to

be really bad for these guys to make the team.

My observation of watching this game for well over 50 years is that

seldom do you see a couple of Rooks flying all over the field to make plays.

Not only did we snag a pair of nice Bookends (Rookends) with Alford and Trufant,

we acquired another Bookmatched set of LBs with War and Bart.

That said, what is your take on War and Bartu in relation to not only the Draft

but the rest of the NFL whiffing on these guys ?

IMO that is one F'k of a question that will have to be answered at some point this year.

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If bartu continues to shine, what are the odds the Falcons allow the injury prone spoon to walk.

Good Question , isn't he in a contract year ?

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Good Question , isn't he in a contract year ?

it's either this season or next season.

We all love spoon but lets far it, he's not worth big money. If he could finish a season and play at a consistent high level, it would be a completely different story

Just looked, he signed a 5 year deal in 2010

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TD has done well with the Line Backers.

Dent is perhaps my least favorite, but that is just my opinion.

Back to the Rooks, it has been my conclusion that NFL players

do not mature until or after their 3rd season.

QB's however do not hit their true potential until their 5th season,

but given the case oh Alex Smith,,,,well that was a train wreck created by

the teams owners.

Back on Point, Bartu has clearly taken full advantage of his opprotunity,

and the kid will add another 15lbs over the next 2 years.

That will put him at 6'2 245 lbs.

Given that size,,,,,what spot do you place him at?

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I am still wondering how the rest of the league missed out on these two guys.

A real cynical post in the forum next door stated that our depth chart had to

be really bad for these guys to make the team.

My observation of watching this game for well over 50 years is that

seldom do you see a couple of Rooks flying all over the field to make plays.

Not only did we snag a pair of nice Bookends (Rookends) with Alford and Trufant,

we acquired another Bookmatched set of LBs with War and Bart.

That said, what is your take on War and Bartu in relation to not only the Draft

but the rest of the NFL whiffing on these guys ?

IMO that is one F'k of a question that will have to be answered at some point this year.

The depth chart wasn't horrible. The fact of the situation was that the only guy who was on the active roster last year was Robert James. Then it was 5 UDFA's competing for 2 spots. Well James still got cut and these two shone through. They are doing their job well.

That being said, the NFL misses guys in the draft all the time. ESPECIALLY at Linebacker. But going back and watching these two's college film, I don't know how I didn't have a 3rd or 4th round grade on both of them.

Just really need this W and then to get healthy.

co-sign.

If bartu continues to shine, what are the odds the Falcons allow the injury prone spoon to walk.

Between slim and none.

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TD has done well with the Line Backers.

Dent is perhaps my least favorite, but that is just my opinion.

Back to the Rooks, it has been my conclusion that NFL players

do not mature until or after their 3rd season.

QB's however do not hit their true potential until their 5th season,

but given the case oh Alex Smith,,,,well that was a train wreck created by

the teams owners.

Back on Point, Bartu has clearly taken full advantage of his opprotunity,

and the kid will add another 15lbs over the next 2 years.

That will put him at 6'2 245 lbs.

Given that size,,,,,what spot do you place him at?

Long term, Dent will move back to a backup MLB role. Bartu has the frame to add more size, but I say keep him around 240 to keep his speed up. Put him at SLB, he's a natural there.

And put Worrilow in the middle. Then Spoon at WLB.

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Long term, Dent will move back to a backup MLB role. Bartu has the frame to add more size, but I say keep him around 240 to keep his speed up. Put him at SLB, he's a natural there.

And put Worrilow in the middle. Then Spoon at WLB.

i agree with one possible exception; i'm not sure at this point that TD will pay enuff to Spoon to keep him. If the value is alright then perhaps, but i could see us going a different direction just as easily.

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Long term, Dent will move back to a backup MLB role. Bartu has the frame to add more size, but I say keep him around 240 to keep his speed up. Put him at SLB, he's a natural there.

And put Worrilow in the middle. Then Spoon at WLB.

6'2 240 is right on at SLB, but not knowing much about him kinda left me guessing

at him sliding into that position.

I also do not like it that Biermann is missing the season, but the human body

has a short shelf life in the NFL, and that pretty much brings us right back to Bartu.

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i agree with one possible exception; i'm not sure at this point that TD will pay enuff to Spoon to keep him. If the value is alright then perhaps, but i could see us going a different direction just as easily.

The Falcons have the cap to pay him. Don't worry about that.

6'2 240 is right on at SLB, but not knowing much about him kinda left me guessing

at him sliding into that position.

I also do not like it that Biermann is missing the season, but the human body

has a short shelf life in the NFL, and that pretty much brings us right back to Bartu.

Bartu will start long term. Biermann will come back in that situational role and be just as effective.

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Bartu will start long term. Biermann will come back in that situational role and be just as effective.

Few like Beirmann due to the "Glam Stat", but all I have seen from the guy is versatility and hustle

over the past 5 straight years, not to mention the famous kick off.

Perhaps this is the chief reason that we all enjoy watching these Rooks fly to the ball.

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