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Falcons Reached Out To Mcclure

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If you did not respect McClure before this year, you gained some measure of it watching Konz fall all over himself. McClure was an important piece to Atlanta's offensive line and Atlanta did not want him back. Until October.

Per Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, Atlanta reached out to McClure last month about a return. McClure was ready and willing to jump back into the starting lineup. However, after thinking about it, Atlanta decided to move on with what they had. More Konz. Less blocking.

The report states they checked in with McClure during the bye week. The Falcons were 1-3, having just lost three close games. Julio Jones just went down for the season but Roddy White and Steven Jackson were expected to return from injury after the bye and things certainly should have been looking up.

Since that time, Atlanta beat a struggling Tampa Bay team followed by three blowout losses. These blowout losses were due in part to the offensive line failing to do anything other than stumbling to the ground and earning Pro Bowl selections for every opposing defensive lineman.

It would have been great to add a bit of stability to the offensive line, and through that, hopefully the offense. These situations are usually avoided by things like training camp battles, but McClure don't get no respect. Now our Falcons don't either.

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I call BS on this. McClure was absolutely clear in his retirement press conference. Some reporter took something small here (a coach commenting on McClure's value to the team, maybe) and ran with it.

McClure even tweeted he wanted to come back but Dimi said no.

Now, I've heard the rumors about the tweet that he later took down but I never saw it. However, it seemed apparent to me that he was kind of "pushed" into retirement by the front office.

Yes, this has been posted several times but probably just got lost in the "Fire Smitty" topics.

This speaks volumes about how bad Konz is sucking and you have to add this to the list of Dimitroff misfires.

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wowwww, what a bad bad bad move on our organizations part. even if it was just for the rest of this season, having mcclure back would have helped ALOT. his experience alone would help our team improve. Matt trusts him, he is proven to be at least decent, and can help our newer guys along. But noooooooooooooo our idiots stuck with konz and our garbage record

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Man, I'm so disgusted by this terrible mistake we made thinking our O line was ready. I want to know if it is Smitty's fault, Dimi's fault, or both.

Whoever is at fault -- they would need to have a really convincing argument for me not to fire them. But if I was convinced they really learned a lesson and would never make such a terrible series of misjudgements like that again, I might give them another shot.

It really just displays complete incompetence. Amateur hour. There's no way around it.

I just can't yet figure out which one of them is the amateur.

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I know this is old news, but re-reading the article doesnt bode well for Konz and his long-term outlook at Center or even as a starter.

I would like to formally apologize for posting something that was from the past week. I look here everyday for news and I did not see it and apparently this was missed by others as well.

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