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The look on TD's face as they started talking about Shane Ray holy crap

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When Quinn talked about the workout TD looked like he was trying so hard not to start smiling again, every time he started it started slow like he was fighting it off. Has a little mancrush I think. If Ray's there, even if Beasley is too, I think he's going to be a Falcon.

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The look on TD's face as they started talking about Shane Ray holy crap

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When Quinn talked about the workout TD looked like he was trying so hard not to start smiling again, every time he started it started slow like he was fighting it off. Has a little mancrush I think. If Ray's there, even if Beasley is too, I think he's going to be a Falcon.

That's some next level psychology stuff goin on there. Nice

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Just finished watching the whole thing and this is what I have to say about it:

I could be wrong here but I'm inferring, from the way TD is talking, that he is relying on his coaching staff to let him truly know what players that they want. It just made me wonder: How much of TD's poor drafting over the years was a product of Smitty asking for certain guys and TD going along with it? If that's the case we could see some fundamental changes in how the Falcons draft in the upcoming years.

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Just finished watching the whole thing and this is what I have to say about it:

I could be wrong here but I'm inferring, from the way TD is talking, that he is relying on his coaching staff to let him truly know what players that they want. It just made me wonder: How much of TD's poor drafting over the years was a product of Smitty asking for certain guys and TD going along with it? If that's the case we could see some fundamental changes in how the Falcons draft in the upcoming years.

TD said he relies on the coaches to determine what attributes are needed and how they would be used scheme wise. He never mentioned anything about the coach picking a specific player.

Do you really think Smitty was spearheading the Julio trade?

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TD said he relies on the coaches to determine what attributes are needed and how they would be used scheme wise. He never mentioned anything about the coach picking a specific player.

Do you really think Smitty was spearheading the Julio trade?

Of course he never mentioned it, that's why I said I was inferring it.

I think it's possible that Smitty said, go get me Julio and then TD had to figure out how to make it happen. I'm certain it's not that cut and dry but the influence is definitely going to be different.

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Just got to the part about RBs. I do think it's funny he mentioned over and over the RB being "aggressive with or without running the ball" and kept mentioning getting the ball in their hands, but not necessarily just via running it...that does make me think of David Johnson a lot, as well as Ameer Abdullah and Jay Ajayi. One cut runners with good hands and a kind of wild running style. They all fit the creating yards when they're not there bit too (Ajayi a bit less so). Agree that we'll probably draft two RBs with the way Quinn said we'd add "a few more" to the roster.

I didn't get the mad Gurley love vibe, it's clear they like him but they seemed more intrigued with the depth and how many interesting guys there were.

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The look on TD's face as they started talking about Shane Ray holy crap

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When Quinn talked about the workout TD looked like he was trying so hard not to start smiling again, every time he started it started slow like he was fighting it off. Has a little mancrush I think. If Ray's there, even if Beasley is too, I think he's going to be a Falcon.

Looks to me like he's holding back a fart.
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Just got to the part about RBs. I do think it's funny he mentioned over and over the RB being "aggressive with or without running the ball" and kept mentioning getting the ball in their hands, but not necessarily just via running it...that does make me think of David Johnson a lot, as well as Ameer Abdullah and Jay Ajayi. One cut runners with good hands and a kind of wild running style. They all fit the creating yards when they're not there bit too (Ajayi a bit less so). Agree that we'll probably draft two RBs with the way Quinn said we'd add "a few more" to the roster.

I didn't get the mad Gurley love vibe, it's clear they like him but they seemed more intrigued with the depth and how many interesting guys there were.

Duke Johnson is another guy that can make things happen. As far as pass blocking, Duke, Yeldon, and Mike Davis fit the bill. Ameer does give effort there, but needs a lot of work in that area.

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Duke Johnson is another guy that can make things happen. As far as pass blocking, Duke, Yeldon, and Mike Davis fit the bill. Ameer does give effort there, but needs a lot of work in that area.

Yeldon and Davis fit the bill. I like Duke, just don't think he fits what they were talking about. Abdullah's pass blocking could definitely use work.

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Of course he never mentioned it, that's why I said I was inferring it.

I think it's possible that Smitty said, go get me Julio and then TD had to figure out how to make it happen. I'm certain it's not that cut and dry but the influence is definitely going to be different.

Gotcha, I do think the dynamics of influence have changed but TD is still the main guy and that's the vibe I get from the presser. That's just my opinion.

Based on statements made earlier this year Pioli was supposed to run the draft but clearly TD is still a central figure in the process.

I agree with Falcon Moore that AB has more influence than meets the eye especially regarding getting explosive players like Julio.

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Just finished watching the whole thing and this is what I have to say about it:

I could be wrong here but I'm inferring, from the way TD is talking, that he is relying on his coaching staff to let him truly know what players that they want. It just made me wonder: How much of TD's poor drafting over the years was a product of Smitty asking for certain guys and TD going along with it? If that's the case we could see some fundamental changes in how the Falcons draft in the upcoming years.

Smitty was just as culpable as Dimitroff. A coach knows his scheme and wants players to fill that need. Our coaching staff was equally clueless, as we didn't seem to have a true scheme or players to play that "scheme". Plenty of blame to go around. But that is what you get when you don't have a clear plan and chronically fill holes with dissimilar parts.

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Smitty was just as culpable as Dimitroff. A coach knows his scheme and wants players to fill that need. Our coaching staff was equally clueless, as we didn't seem to have a true scheme or players to play that "scheme". Plenty of blame to go around. But that is what you get when you don't have a clear plan and chronically fill holes with dissimilar parts.

Hiring Nolan really prompted a drastic scheme change on defense.

Outside on 2012 the defense has been in steady decline ever since he became defensive coordinator. Prior to, we weren't world beaters but Smitty always fielded a respectable D.

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