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Looks like we are in FULL STRIDE during this free agency. Ever the stingy penny pinchers, the Falcons seem still perfectly content on trying to prove themselves as some sort of "diamond in the rough" / "flea market pickers" of NFL talent. We have no choice but to wait and see what this will be.....again.

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Looks like we are in FULL STRIDE during this free agency. Ever the stingy penny pinchers, the Falcons seem still perfectly content on trying to prove themselves as some sort of "diamond in the rough" / "flea market pickers" of NFL talent. We have no choice but to wait and see what this will be.....again.

Of course, if we had signed every big name FA in the first hour, we would still have to wait and see what this will be....

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These guys don't have a clue. If we spend the money you say,"he spent too much" fire TD. We get value and more solid players you,"say we are being cheap" fire TD! Pay attention to the bigger picture. We are building a solid unit. Not just have a few good players sprinkled with a bunch if below average players. Let Quinn and his team work. In the meantime think about something positive. It will make you a happier person.

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These guys don't have a clue. If we spend the money you say,"he spent too much" fire TD. We get value and more solid players you,"say we are being cheap" fire TD! Pay attention to the bigger picture. We are building a solid unit. Not just have a few good players sprinkled with a bunch if below average players. Let Quinn and his team work. In the meantime think about something positive. It will make you a happier person.

Boom.

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How many days into free agency a couple of years ago did it take for Avril and Bennet to sign? just curious, my suspicions are that it was more than a couple... Hopefully thats the case. we may be able to snag 3-4 of these guys for the price of 2, had we rushed out to get them on Tuesday..//

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How many days into free agency a couple of years ago did it take for Avril and Bennet to sign? just curious, my suspicions are that it was more than a couple... Hopefully thats the case. we may be able to snag 3-4 of these guys for the price of 2, had we rushed out to get them on Tuesday..//

So instead of a 7 sack guy we wait for a 'value' 3.5 sack guy...,BeerCan 2.0
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You guys get yourself so hyped pre FA with mocks and what not, then get disappointed when predictions by outsiders don't pan out. If the talent doesn't equal the salary why should we just sign a player because your heart is in it? You would think with a knowledgable fan base we would have a better grip on how this works than a bunch of chicken littles who whine about every FA we don't sign.

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These guys don't have a clue. If we spend the money you say,"he spent too much" fire TD. We get value and more solid players you,"say we are being cheap" fire TD! Pay attention to the bigger picture. We are building a solid unit. Not just have a few good players sprinkled with a bunch if below average players. Let Quinn and his team work. In the meantime think about something positive. It will make you a happier person.

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So instead of a 7 sack guy we wait for a 'value' 3.5 sack guy...,BeerCan 2.0

No, my point was, they waited it out. I remember the majority consensus that year was that Avril was going to seek a big deal, which he did, and priced himself out of what everyone was willing to pay.. He then took a shorter deal from Seattle, and ended up signing for half of what he originally wanted.. Quinn was there.. Quinn probably brought this same train of thought with him.. Each day that goes by, Orakpo, Morgan, and these other edge rushers are going to begin wavering and that asking price is going to drop. Instead of throwing 8 per year at Orakpo we may be able to get him for 5 per year.. etc.. Someone like a Schofield probably wont take a deal until the market is set by the other free agents,. and his deal will come accordingly.

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Again, if folks would do an ounce of research (there was a terrific thread on this a few days ago) they would know that since TD has been here, the Falcons have been rather low key in signing FA. With the occasional splash. I hold that the splash signings have been our worst in general. So, they are sticking to their usual plan of signing "second tier" players. Why is this even news to anyone who has been a fan of this team, at least for the last seven years?

TD and company always keep their cards close. We don't usually show our hand. This FA period has been more of the same. The contracts that TD has negotiated have been pretty **** good ones. I don't see the ire with this. Yes, he hasn't broken the bank on a pass rusher. But have any of them been worth the dollars we are hearing? Not really. I would live to have several talented head hunters rushing the QB. But overspending on average players isn't cost effective. Its not like Cameron Wake or Justin Houston were out there. And signing Houston would cost us TWO first round picks on a team that needs them. Can you imagine the whining in years to come about "giving away all those picks for Houston gutted us"?

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Cliff Avril signed a 2 year / $13,000,000 contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $4,500,000 signing bonus, $6,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $6,500,000.

CONTRACT:2 yr(s) / $13,000,000 SIGNING BONUS$4,500,000 AVERAGE SALARY$6,500,000 GUARANTEED:$6,000,000

Im pretty sure that year he began trying get in the neighborhood of 4 years, 9 or 10 per. We were all convinced he wasn't going to be worth chasing, and then taken aback when the actual contract details came out.

Also take Michael Bennet:

DE Michael Bennett

Previous team: Tampa Bay

Contract: One year, $5 million

Before the 2013 season, the Seahawks took a shot at a promising yet largely unheralded pass-rusher out of Tampa. Signed for just one year, Bennett blossomed in Seattle and quickly became a key defensive piece of the Hawks' first championship team. Last offseason, GM John Schneider locked up Bennett with a four year, $28.5 million contract, and "Moses Bread" -- as he calls himself on Twitter -- is now a star on the NFL's best defense.

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I'm sorry but when you have first shot at the best 2nd tier pass rusher you just do not let him leave the building and not sign him. What good is having money and just holding on to it? Its not like Morgan was gonna make us file for bankruptcy. He is 2nd tier but is the top one tho.

Who's to say we didn't make him a good offer and he chose to see all of his options before deciding? Don't assume the worst...

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