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http://www.atlantafalcons.com/media-lounge/videos/Falcons-Among-Top-Three-Teams-to-Watch-in-2015/10b191a2-f69f-41ba-8ea6-0f17df6f763f

Charley Casserly - Falcons part starts at 4:11

  • Defense has hurt Falcons
  • Schedule is easier this year
  • w/ Matt Ryan and Julio - chance to win every game
  • Beasley will absolutely help the passrush
  • Justin Durant really good LB
  • Adrian Clayborn will help in the passrush rotation
  • Shanahan's scheme and Tevin Coleman will get running game going
  • run ball better, with zone scheme - big plays
  • better passrush - better defense
  • Collins, CB from LSU will help as well
  • Dan Quinn is very good football coach, excellent motivator,dynamic
  • more than anything, increased talent level on defense - aggressive scheme and Beasley will help in passrush
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I think I agree w/ Charley on Giants and Rams as well - I like all those teams to be improved. Watch out for Rams if Gurley is ready to start the season - that defense w/ Gurley in running game and at least a decent QB in Nick Foles.

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I think our defense got significantly better this year.

The ONLY position where I can even say we probably got worse is FS.

Got WAY better at both OLB positions.

Got better at DE

Got better at DT (assuming Jarret can contribute. We at least didn't get worse and it wasn't a position of weakness for us)

Got better at CB

Already had a good SS.

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Casserly seems to say good things about us often.

Agree on the Rams though definitely. They've been beating those powerhouses in their division for years now. Now they have an upgraded QB in Foles and if Gurley's going? They could win that division.

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I think I agree w/ Charley on Giants and Rams as well - I like all those teams to be improved. Watch out for Rams if Gurley is ready to start the season - that defense w/ Gurley in running game and at least a decent QB in Nick Foles.

"Decent" I think I under selling it. On Offense the have some talent and their D is awesome.

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The Rams went 8-8 in the best division in football with career backup QBs. The Falcons would have no doubt went 0-16.

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"Decent" I think I under selling it. On Offense the have some talent and their D is awesome.

you think saying Rams offense is "decent" is underselling them? really? outside of Gurley, who is even average on the offense. The defense is elite but 1/2 a football team does not earn you anything more than decent - we have seen that with our Falcons the last two years.

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We did beat a division rival of theirs, remember. Give us credit; 1-15, maybe even 2-14.

My scenario was implying we didnt have a franchise QB.

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I think Casserly is right about the Falcons, but I don't see why there would be a serious problem for anybody/everybody else who follows the Atlanta Falcons to reach the same conclusion. We were just a couple of bonehead HC decisions from 8-8 last year. We've updated and upgraded almost every position on the roster, and then went beyond that by hiring one of the most dynamic and promising young defensive gurus in the league for a HC, and then to top that, we dumped Dimitroff from the lead role in scouting and the draft. Our new OC is one of the best and brightest and has proven his talent in establishing a strong running game every place he's been.

This team should win around 10 or 11 games this regular season. But even better, I think they will be strong contenders to go deep in the play-offs, whether they get there as a division winner or wildcard team. By season's end, barring injury, this team should be rolling like a freight train on offense and wreaking some serious havoc on defense. So, while I commend Mr. Casserly for his views, I hardly think he had to delve too deeply into his crystal ball to make this prediction.

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It amazes me the lengths some of our 'fans' go to in order to discredit the team

Its unfortunate fact in this neck of the woods.

I put it down to the history of this team and the inept way its been run which has translated over the years to consistent failiure and like a disease that is hard to cure its spread to alot of our fans minds aswell.

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Its unfortunate fact in this neck of the woods.

I put it down to the history of this team and the inept way its been run which has translated over the years to consistent failiure and like a disease that is hard to cure its spread to alot of our fans minds aswell.

Only thing that's going to change that is a little more time. We're making all the right moves for the most part, we're getting there. Matty will have a Super Bowl ring or two with the Falcons when it's all said and done

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http://www.atlantafalcons.com/media-lounge/videos/Falcons-Among-Top-Three-Teams-to-Watch-in-2015/10b191a2-f69f-41ba-8ea6-0f17df6f763f

Charley Casserly - Falcons part starts at 4:11

  • Defense has hurt Falcons
  • Schedule is easier this year
  • w/ Matt Ryan and Julio - chance to win every game
  • Beasley will absolutely help the passrush
  • Justin Durant really good LB
  • Adrian Clayborn will help in the passrush rotation
  • Shanahan's scheme and Tevin Coleman will get running game going
  • run ball better, with zone scheme - big plays
  • better passrush - better defense
  • Collins, CB from LSU will help as well
  • Dan Quinn is very good football coach, excellent motivator,dynamic
  • more than anything, increased talent level on defense - aggressive scheme and Beasley will help in passrush

He is just repeating what I've been saying Since the hire of Quinn ,, Then our Awesome draft......

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I think Casserly is right about the Falcons, but I don't see why there would be a serious problem for anybody/everybody else who follows the Atlanta Falcons to reach the same conclusion. We were just a couple of bonehead HC decisions from 8-8 last year. We've updated and upgraded almost every position on the roster, and then went beyond that by hiring one of the most dynamic and promising young defensive gurus in the league for a HC, and then to top that, we dumped Dimitroff from the lead role in scouting and the draft. Our new OC is one of the best and brightest and has proven his talent in establishing a strong running game every place he's been.

This team should win around 10 or 11 games this regular season. But even better, I think they will be strong contenders to go deep in the play-offs, whether they get there as a division winner or wildcard team. By season's end, barring injury, this team should be rolling like a freight train on offense and wreaking some serious havoc on defense. So, while I commend Mr. Casserly for his views, I hardly think he had to delve too deeply into his crystal ball to make this prediction.

Dam, it's like I hacked into your account. I'm always optimistic, but makes me feel good when someone who isn't agrees with me.

I think this team may be a lot of fun to watch in the playoffs, Ryan may finally have a run game and a defense.

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We have a Pro Bowl QB, which instantly adds some wins for us....if we can keep him upright, which ZBS-type linemen unfortunately are not known to do. One thing I never see mentioned, is...IS our Run D improved? We think so, we -hope- so...but no one talks about it. How useful are our pass rushers and big play offense, if the other team simply runs the ball down our teams' throats? We need marked improvement from both our lines this year, will we get it? Jury's out, folks...

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It comes down to the OL. If the OL has improved, the sky is the limit for this offense. Throw in what should be an improved pass rush and run defense, and I think we win the South this year. Can this team win a road playoff game in Green Bay or Seattle? I have no idea. If the OL plays well, Ryan has shown time and time again that he will pick you apart. Solid OL play and winning in Seattle or Green Bay is very possible.

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If it happens and we improve alot you can bet the naysayers on here won't point to coaching or improved drafting of talent but youcan bet your bottom $$$$ the weak schedule will be front and center before anything else.

Except that the schedule isn't guaranteed to be "easy". Every year, there is churn in the good/bad teams.

Except the Dolphins, who seem to have been perpetually mired in mediocrity since Marino's last few years. 7-9 wins seemingly like clockwork almost every season.

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