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How In The World Did We Pass On Todd Gurley? Jeez

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How In The World Did We Pass On Todd Gurley? Jeez

If this thread irritates you why not just leave and avoid it?

I'm sure "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" had more people watching it than "Through the Wormhole" when they were on TV at the same time too.

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That's right. We passed on Todd Gurley the Baltimore Ravens fan. And y'all boosted this old mans ego by making this page go 24 pages. Gurley gives no f***s about Georgia or the Atlanta Falcons. But a kid named Vic Beasley does. Eat a d*** FalconsFanSinceItWasCoolToBandwagon. F*** off.

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That's right. We passed on Todd Gurley the Baltimore Ravens fan. And y'all boosted this old mans ego by making this page go 24 pages. Gurley gives no f***s about Georgia or the Atlanta Falcons. But a kid named Vic Beasley does. Eat a d*** FalconsFanSinceItWasCoolToBandwagon. F*** off.

Well this post definitely reflects your screen name pretty well.

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History has shown that investing significant resources into the RB position in the salary cap era rarely if ever pays championship dividends. Sorry, it's just a fact.

^^^^ This. Plus, 1.) We're running Shanahan's ZBS, which always gets very good production from mid-round RB's, and 2.) The guy we drafted at RB is a top-tier back with multiple skill sets; not exactly chopped liver, and 3.) Being sane about choosing a RB in a later round gave us the opportunity to draft Beasley, addressing the need for a LEO in the new Quinn defense and a pass rusher with huge upside.

Drafting Gurley at #8 would have been not just a mistake, but a monumentally bone-headed move by this franchise.

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It's low hanging fruit. The truth is, I don't care if he wears yellow shirts with orange polka dot ties and looks like a cast member of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." If he picks good players, I'm cool with him. When he doesn't, I'm not. Until 2013, he had basically one good draft. We've had 3 pretty good ones in a row, 2013 marred only by the reach for CBs when we let a really good one walk, and last year marred slightly by the 5000 linebackers we drafted late. I'm willing to let the man work, even though I can't stand his draft philosophy. Though I have to say, if the draft philosophy the past 2 seasons is what we can expect going forward, I'm happy for the change in approach.

What really good CB did the Falcons let walk?

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You need to sharpen your post digging skills son. Get help from Coop or Idae. They're good at it. You missed this one somehow:

Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:14 PM

OK, here is my 4/30/15 off season retooling plan update. Still using my original thread as the Mods requested. This update includes my final draft mock. We are still $18.4M under the cap, which leaves enough room for a couple free agents, the draft class and an emergency fund. With the proposed post camp cuts, we could even front load a couple extensions and still have some carryover.

Free Agents (2) - Brandon Spikes, Joe Barksdale

Post Camp Cuts (6) - Sam Baker, Charles Godfrey, Cliff Matthews, Stansly Maponga, Michael Person and Nate Stupar (unless they rise up)

Draft Picks (8) - My top eight round one Falcon picks in order are Williams, Fowler, Gurley, Beasley, Dupree, Waynes, Sherff and White. Ray and Gregory slid down and Gurley moved ahead of Beasley. I just think Beasley will have issues stopping the run and dropping in coverage for a couple years. I expect Williams and Fowler to be gone by eight so it's Gurlie to Atlantie for me:

1 - RB - Todd Gurley

2 - DE - Owamagbe Odighizuwa

3 - LB - Lorenzo Mauldin

4 - FS - Adrian Amos

5 - OG - Shaq Mason

6 - CB - Nick Marshall

7 - FB - Zach Zenner

7 - WR - Antwan Goodley

Some of these prospects may go sooner and others I like will drop to our range, so I will add a post draft update to indicate who I would have taken at those slots.

Offense - (25)

QB (2) - Matt Ryan, T. J. Yates

RB (4) - Todd Gurley, Devonta Freeman, Antone Smith, Zach Zenner

FB (1) - Patrick DiMarco

WR (6) - Julio Jones, Roddy White, Devin Hester, Leonard Hankerson, Eric Weems, Antwan Goodley

TE (3) - Tony Moeaki, Jacob Tamme, Levine Toilolo

OT (4) - Jake Matthews, Joe Barksdale, Ryan Schraeder, Lamar Holmes

OG (3) - Jon Asamoah, Shaq Mason, Peter Konz

OC (2) - Joe Hawley, James Stone

Defense - (25)

DE (5) - Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Kroy Biermann, O'Brien Schofield, Adrian Clayborn, Malliciah Goodman

DT (4) - Jonathan Babineaux, Ra'shede Hageman, Paul Soliai, Tyson Jackson

OLB (5) - Justin Durant, Brooks Reed, Lorenzo Mauldin, Joplo Bartu, Prince Shembo

ILB (2) - Brandon Spikes, Paul Worrilow

CB (5) - Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, Nick Marshall, Ricardo Allen, Phillip Adams

FS (2) - Dezmen Southward, Adrian Amos

SS (2) - William Moore, Kemal Ishmael

Specialists - (3)

LS (1) - Josh Harris

P (1) - Matt Bosher

K (1) - Matt Bryant

Practice Squad - (10) - Pick ten of the following, if eligible, and cut the rest: Sean Renfree, Freddie Martino, Bernard Reedy, Jacques Smith, Mickey Shuler, Harland Gunn, Tyler Starr, Marquis Spruill, Jerome Smith, Ronnie Wingo, Jordan Mabin, Brandon Bishop, Sean Baker, Nick Williams, Kyle Miller, Reid Fragel, Jared Smith, Adam Replogle, Ricky Havili-Heimuli, Allen Bradford, Brandon Bishop

I'm so glad you're not the one making the picks for the Falcons because that would have been a pathetic draft.

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32nd ranked defense out of 32 teams last season and perennially the worst NFL team at sacking the opponent's QB.

As much as we all may like, respect or fantasize over Gurley, there really wasn't much of a choice here, was there? Historically, only the Raiders (and occasionally the Jets or Browns--Manziel--really?) do bafflingly illogical, nonconforming things like this.

I will always wonder, however, how it could have turned out drafting Gregory in the 2nd while quite possibly getting Collins with our 3rd pick. This would have been a draft coup and never remotely imagined when were all debating Beasley or Gregory just a few weeks back.

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32nd ranked defense out of 32 teams last season and perennially the worst NFL team at sacking the opponent's QB.

As much as we all may like, respect or fantasize over Gurley, there really wasn't much of a choice here, was there? Historically, only the Raiders (and occasionally the Jets or Browns--Manziel--really?) do bafflingly illogical, nonconforming things like this.

I will always wonder, however, how it could have turned out drafting Gregory in the 2nd while quite possibly getting Collins with our 3rd pick. This would have been a draft coup and never remotely imagined when were all debating Beasley or Gregory just a few weeks back.

If you think this is bad QB, imagine the backlash had we actually selected Gurley with that pick and had ignored Beasley and others... Holy smokes there would be pandemonium!!! The boards would melt down way more than the non-gurley move...

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