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-The loss to the Patriots was expected, putting us on track for an 8-8 record. We would be on track to a 9-7 season if it weren't for the unexpected loss against the Dolphins.

-Despite how I've defended Smith for his coaching, I do feel like Smith, if not the organization, has lost the team. The Falcons have no energy or fire. Perhaps most telling is Julio Jones' 'drop' when Ryan threw behind him. There was no effort on the play. There was also no effort on Ryan's interception. Granted, Ryan should have thrown the ball to the outside not inside.

-Despite the talent that Julio has, he's a winner. And winners like to play on winning teams. His demeanor this weekend shows that it's time for a change. Either on the coaching staff or at the QB position. After Julio's drop, and thigh injury, he didn't even want to come back into the game. He only came back until he saw the Falcons had a sliver of hope in winning. Julio needs a QB with swagger to throw him the ball.

-While Ryan's o-line was nothing in comparison to Brady's, Ryan's o-line this weekend was about average in comparison to other teams in the league. He had time in the pocket on enough plays to get it done but got happy feet.

-The Snelling and Rodgers combo is just as effective as Jackson solo dolo. This is another mistep the Falcons FO took. There is no need for a top back. So many teams rotate backs out and all the successful teams utilize many average to above average running backs. Packers going into the season wanted to split time between Lacy and Harris. They actually have 4 backs that can run the ball in Lacy, Harris, Starks, and Franklin. Patriots have 4 backs that are used. Manning uses 2-3 backs. Saints use 2-3 backs. Good offenses don't need a stud RB. Like needing to be 'explosive' and over extending for Julio, the Falcons gave Jackson big money when a guys like Rodgers and Snelling can get it done.

-Baker played well last year for a contract. It was plain as day. Dimitroff is blind.

-Despite the fact that Smith is a good coach, once you lose the team, there is no turning back. And Smith has lost the team and frankly, a large part of it wasn't his fault. Smith by nature is a fiery coach. Smith afterall, coach undered Jack Del Rio who's now with John Fox - both fiery personalities. I mean Smith once got into a fight with DeAngelo Hall and the players loved him for that. Smith has been tamed by the Falcons front staff with the philosphy of signing character guys. The Jaguars with Smith had its share of players with character issues and Smith had no issue coaching them. In other words, the FO nuetered Smith. Same with Mike Nolan. Does our defense look like a Mike Nolan defense? The Falcons are better at churning out butlers and masseurs than football players.

-Smith is the unfortunate head that needs to roll and only because the FO caused him to lose the team. However, while Smith needs to go, the real culprit, Dimitroff, must go. With Smith gone, the culture of complacency will continue with Dimitroff at the helm. His ego, disregard to drafting the lines, short sightedness - there are so many issues with Dimitroff. He has lived off of McKay's draft and now his players can't keep up with the success.

-Dimitroff must go. Ryan can stay only because of his bloated contract and assume the role of an Alex Smith or Jeff Garcia, i.e. keep the QB seat warm until a heir can be brought in.

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-The loss to the Patriots was expected, putting us on track for an 8-8 record. We would be on track to a 9-7 season if it weren't for the unexpected loss against the Dolphins.

-Despite how I've defended Smith for his coaching, I do feel like Smith, if not the organization, has lost the team. The Falcons have no energy or fire. Perhaps most telling is Julio Jones' 'drop' when Ryan threw behind him. There was no effort on the play. There was also no effort on Ryan's interception. Granted, Ryan should have thrown the ball to the outside not inside.

-Despite the talent that Julio has, he's a winner. And winners like to play on winning teams. His demeanor this weekend shows that it's time for a change. Either on the coaching staff or at the QB position. After Julio's drop, and thigh injury, he didn't even want to come back into the game. He only came back until he saw the Falcons had a sliver of hope in winning. Julio needs a QB with swagger to throw him the ball.

-While Ryan's o-line was nothing in comparison to Brady's, Ryan's o-line this weekend was about average in comparison to other teams in the league. He had time in the pocket on enough plays to get it done but got happy feet.

-The Snelling and Rodgers combo is just as effective as Jackson solo dolo. This is another mistep the Falcons FO took. There is no need for a top back. So many teams rotate backs out and all the successful teams utilize many average to above average running backs. Packers going into the season wanted to split time between Lacy and Harris. They actually have 4 backs that can run the ball in Lacy, Harris, Starks, and Franklin. Patriots have 4 backs that are used. Manning uses 2-3 backs. Saints use 2-3 backs. Good offenses don't need a stud RB. Like needing to be 'explosive' and over extending for Julio, the Falcons gave Jackson big money when a guys like Rodgers and Snelling can get it done.

-Baker played well last year for a contract. It was plain as day. Dimitroff is blind.

-Despite the fact that Smith is a good coach, once you lose the team, there is no turning back. And Smith has lost the team and frankly, a large part of it wasn't his fault. Smith by nature is a fiery coach. Smith afterall, coach undered Jack Del Rio who's now with John Fox - both fiery personalities. I mean, Smith once got into a fight with DeAngelo Hall. Smith has been tamed by the Falcons front staff with the philosphy of signing character guys. The Jaguars with Smith had its share of players with character issues and Smith had no issue coaching them. In other words, the FO nuetered Smith. Same with Mike Nolan. Does our defense look like a Mike Nolan defense?

-Smith is the unfortunate head that needs to roll and only because the FO caused him to lose the team. However, while Smith needs to go, the real culprit, Dimitroff, must go. With Smith gone, the culture of complacency will continue with Dimitroff at the helm. His ego, disregard to drafting the lines, short sightedness - there are so many issues with Dimitroff. He has lived off of McKay's draft and now his players can't keep up with the success.

-Dimitroff must go. Ryan can stay only because of his bloated contract and assume the role of an Alex Smith or Jeff Garcia, i.e. keep the QB seat warm until a heir can be brought in.

You are still on the Ryan hate? Smh dudes a baller Top 5 he will be here for another 12 years
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-The loss to the Patriots was expected, putting us on track for an 8-8 record. We would be on track to a 9-7 season if it weren't for the unexpected loss against the Dolphins.

-Despite how I've defended Smith for his coaching, I do feel like Smith, if not the organization, has lost the team. The Falcons have no energy or fire. Perhaps most telling is Julio Jones' 'drop' when Ryan threw behind him. There was no effort on the play. There was also no effort on Ryan's interception. Granted, Ryan should have thrown the ball to the outside not inside.

-Despite the talent that Julio has, he's a winner. And winners like to play on winning teams. His demeanor this weekend shows that it's time for a change. Either on the coaching staff or at the QB position. After Julio's drop, and thigh injury, he didn't even want to come back into the game. He only came back until he saw the Falcons had a sliver of hope in winning. Julio needs a QB with swagger to throw him the ball.

-While Ryan's o-line was nothing in comparison to Brady's, Ryan's o-line this weekend was about average in comparison to other teams in the league. He had time in the pocket on enough plays to get it done but got happy feet.

-The Snelling and Rodgers combo is just as effective as Jackson solo dolo. This is another mistep the Falcons FO took. There is no need for a top back. So many teams rotate backs out and all the successful teams utilize many average to above average running backs. Packers going into the season wanted to split time between Lacy and Harris. They actually have 4 backs that can run the ball in Lacy, Harris, Starks, and Franklin. Patriots have 4 backs that are used. Manning uses 2-3 backs. Saints use 2-3 backs. Good offenses don't need a stud RB. Like needing to be 'explosive' and over extending for Julio, the Falcons gave Jackson big money when a guys like Rodgers and Snelling can get it done.

-Baker played well last year for a contract. It was plain as day. Dimitroff is blind.

-Despite the fact that Smith is a good coach, once you lose the team, there is no turning back. And Smith has lost the team and frankly, a large part of it wasn't his fault. Smith by nature is a fiery coach. Smith afterall, coach undered Jack Del Rio who's now with John Fox - both fiery personalities. I mean Smith once got into a fight with DeAngelo Hall and the players loved him for that. Smith has been tamed by the Falcons front staff with the philosphy of signing character guys. The Jaguars with Smith had its share of players with character issues and Smith had no issue coaching them. In other words, the FO nuetered Smith. Same with Mike Nolan. Does our defense look like a Mike Nolan defense? The Falcons are better at churning out butlers and masseurs than football players.

-Smith is the unfortunate head that needs to roll and only because the FO caused him to lose the team. However, while Smith needs to go, the real culprit, Dimitroff, must go. With Smith gone, the culture of complacency will continue with Dimitroff at the helm. His ego, disregard to drafting the lines, short sightedness - there are so many issues with Dimitroff. He has lived off of McKay's draft and now his players can't keep up with the success.

-Dimitroff must go. Ryan can stay only because of his bloated contract and assume the role of an Alex Smith or Jeff Garcia, i.e. keep the QB seat warm until a heir can be brought in.

^^^^ Pure Homerism. Plain and simple.

Still stuck on the 8-8 bit huh?

No way we finish better than 7-9.

I tell you what. What should happen if we lose to the Jets? A team we should beat by 30 points.

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Lol....lol. All I can say is wow after losing by a combined 17 points to teams that are thus far undefeated and a dropped TD and a fumble away from being 3-1 you act as if we have been blown out and will finish 8-8. Your agenda has gotten old and boring.

Yeah. Isn't interesting that when you look at the number of undefeated teams left, the number of them that have played us is staggering. It's like we're the reason that they are undefeated.

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