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I was one of those that wanted a Suh or some dominant player like that but after seeing all the free agent signings, i'm liking the signings of a bunch of solid players and not just one or 2 great players. When u have a lot of solid players on the field together it not only makes the players better as a unit but the team great as a whole. This is how Seatlle became good in the first place and the same way New England, Green Bay, and some other solid teams generally handle free agency. I'm excited for next season.

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Yea posters here always complain of lack of talent and depth. Yet when we make positive moves to fix that, complains begin.

Honestly 80% of any fan base is shortsighted and don't really understand the complexity of building a team, and wasting all your cap money for one or two superstars is not the way to build a TEAM.

We've made some good moves, and the culture Quinn is trying to build has a better foundation than the smitty team.

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I was one of those that wanted a Suh or some dominant player like that but after seeing all the free agent signings, i'm liking the signings of a bunch of solid players and not just one or 2 great players. When u have a lot of solid players on the field together it not only makes the players better as a unit but the team great as a whole. This is how Seatlle became good in the first place and the same way New England, Green Bay, and some other solid teams generally handle free agency. I'm excited for next season.

Miller to Rison excites me more.

I'm sorry bro. I'm trying, but I just aint there yet.

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I still dont see much of an improvement with these average talent players at black friday prices. I know this is a defensive rebuild , but I think more could have been done. There's going to be too much pressure on a rookie pass rusher without another good pass rusher to take some of the load.

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The only criticism I have is that it doesn't seem like we've improved the roster that much from last year, when you consider some of the departures. Hopefully, with the additions in the draft, things will look a bit more rosy heading into the preseason. I'm just reserving judgement at the moment.

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I still dont see much of an improvement with these average talent players at black friday prices. I know this is a defensive rebuild , but I think more could have been done. There's going to be too much pressure on a rookie pass rusher without another good pass rusher to take some of the load.

Honestly 80% of any fan base is shortsighted and don't really understand the complexity of building a team, and wasting all your cap money for one or two superstars is not the way to build a TEAM.

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The moves were solid and I like most of what we have done. More so on levels of what they are than anything. No one should begrudge Falcons fans to be concerned or even complain, no more than anything else though. Its a matter of wanting to personally see something in particular and there is nothing wrong with that. Taking it to a place of being angry with them is out of context and causes even further anger.

Keep posting positive threads. I love this thread, its a show of support without putting others down. It helps.

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The FA signings; in no way resemble what TD would do.

This FA period is all Quinn and his pair of DC's.

On the offensive side there is pretty much a dead calm due to Julio

and the vast Cap Reserve being ear marked for him,

It is a prudent move, but keep this in mind.

There were a few players that we could have gone after in FA , but due to Julio

we simply could not.

So at this point a total of 4 players were traded for Julio in his draft ,

and now you can add 2 more for a total of 6.

Is Julio a HoF caliber player?

If so does this justify the passing on 6 players or more?................Reluctantly, I say yes.

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Lol stopped reading at scar. That guys a dope.

Agree with op though. Our depth is alot better now. I'm disappointed we didn't get a feature player but you can't dispute the fact our team already looks alot better on paper

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The moves were solid and I like most of what we have done. More so on levels of what they are than anything. No one should begrudge Falcons fans to be concerned or even complain, no more than anything else though. Its a matter of wanting to personally see something in particular and there is nothing wrong with that. Taking it to a place of being angry with them is out of context and causes even further anger.

Keep posting positive threads. I love this thread, its a show of support without putting others down. It helps.

I don't begrudge anyone the right to be concerned or complain or to have a wait and see attitude but when you come on here everyday and see certain posters already trashing everything, it just get's old quick. I don't mean to put them down but I ran into a poster the other day, won't say his name, but he has literally already completely written off next season as a failure just based on our FA signings. Before the draft, the first OTA, the first snap of the ball, he says it's over and a "complete failure". How ridiculous is that?

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i'm not dissatisfied with the FA moves that were made. But they have made it clear to me that the Quinn & Co see this as more like a 3 year rebuilding plan than a quick turnaround. That doesn't mean the Falcons can't win 10 games next season and win the crappy NFCS. But singing nearly every FA to a 1-year deal means the timeline is likely something like this:

2015 - trial year for all the youngsters already on the roster and the FA signings. figure out who can plan and who can't

2016 - kick the ones who can't to the curb, and use FA and the draft to fill what should be the last remaining holes on the roster

2017 - finally have a roster in place that Quinn believes he can win a SB with

All of the above assumes wise FA and draft decisions are made the next three offseasons (including this one). Ryan will only be 33, still have a 3 year window of prime-level performance starting in 2017. The realistic goals for the next three seasons should be:

2015 - be in contention for a playoff spot the last two weeks of the season

2016 - make the second round of the playoffs

2017 - contend for the NFC title and SB berth

Success any quicker than that should be praised.

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27 sacks for the team? Not seeing it.

You don't think we'll get 27 sacks this upcoming season? We had 22 last season and I feel the defense is already better. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we get 34.

Take the higher number for half the players mentioned in the post you quoted. Add a few more to the LB position and add in 1 or 2 for guys like Babs, Solia and we can get 34.

Still nothing to write home about but big improvement from 2014.

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I don't begrudge anyone the right to be concerned or complain or to have a wait and see attitude but when you come on here everyday and see certain posters already trashing everything, it just get's old quick. I don't mean to put them down but I ran into a poster the other day, won't say his name, but he has literally already completely written off next season as a failure just based on our FA signings. Before the draft, the first OTA, the first snap of the ball, he says it's over and a "complete failure". How ridiculous is that?

I see a lot more ridiculous items on the board than writing off a season due to FA signings. Could care less if a person hates the signings or love them. Doesn't bother me one single bit, as it will not have an effect on the win/loss percentage we actually do obtain...

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The signings we made were all for marginal players: not starters. Brooks Reed is the possible exception.

However, I am not overly critical of these signings. No one broke the bank, all can be painlessly jettisoned at need, and Durant/Clayborn have outside chances to blossom if the planets align properly.

Furthermore, I think not over-paying for some other team's cast off drek has a degree of wisdom. There were no real impact edge rushers available that didn't have substantial baggage.

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I still dont see much of an improvement with these average talent players at black friday prices. I know this is a defensive rebuild , but I think more could have been done. There's going to be too much pressure on a rookie pass rusher without another good pass rusher to take some of the load.

Agree. Yes, we did bring in some solid talent, but for various reasons including injury issues, none of these players have been very productive. And it's not out of the question some if not all of said players could end up hurt again or not be very productive here.

Our bright shining hope #8 pass rusher is really going to be under the microscope on every snap from the time he hits the field in preseason practices, everybody and the media speculating on whether he is going to rack up a big sack total his rookie season and invigorate the Falcon D. Whole lotta pressure is going to be on the kid if these journeymen FA pass rushers don't bring some real fire of their own.

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The moves were solid and I like most of what we have done. More so on levels of what they are than anything. No one should begrudge Falcons fans to be concerned or even complain, no more than anything else though. Its a matter of wanting to personally see something in particular and there is nothing wrong with that. Taking it to a place of being angry with them is out of context and causes even further anger.

Keep posting positive threads. I love this thread, its a show of support without putting others down. It helps.

Phenomenal post my friend. Perfectly worded.
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1) we did bring in some solid talent, but for various reasons including injury issues, none of these players have been very productive.

2) Our bright shining hope #8 pass rushe--

1) If they are injury-prone and/or non-productive, they are not "solid". They are, or have, "unrealized potential".

2) And if, as I believe, there isn't a game-changing impact pass rusher at #8? What then for our plans? What hope do we have for an improved defense in that case?

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We should be optimistic that Dan Quinn is our HC. He has a plan for our Falcons which includes playing people at their best position to find success and playing with aggressive enthusiasm. Remember when Asante Samuel made a great early interception and celebrated with a penalty?

Smith chewed out Samuel and killed the team enthusiasm. If Sherman played for Mike Smith, we would have never heard of him.

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