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Well it certainly would be if they listed Stone as the starting center. What gives BR????

IF they listed Stone as Starting Center, but we all know Hawley is given the starting spot with out any resistance.

I wouldn't want Hawley have to Compete for anything now. He is special. Jake Matthews, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones type special.

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IF they listed Stone as Starting Center, but we all know Hawley is given the starting spot with out any resistance.

I wouldn't want Hawley have to Compete for anything now. He is special. Jake Matthews, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones type special.

Hawley is competing, same as everyone. He's just the clear cut favourite to win that competition.

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IF they listed Stone as Starting Center, but we all know Hawley is given the starting spot with out any resistance.

I wouldn't want Hawley have to Compete for anything now. He is special. Jake Matthews, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones type special.

Yes, because we all know that since he's been here. Quinn has done nothing but play favorites and kept people on the roster because of their draft status and things like that.

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Yes, because we all know that since he's been here. Quinn has done nothing but play favorites and kept people on the roster because of their draft status and things like that.

Well according to everyone on here, Hawley won the starting spot since he was born. I forgot Hawley was in a league of his own. That is why I said the O-line ranking should be HIGHER since we have a once in a lifetime Talent in Joe Hawley at Center.

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How is that competition if he is a "Clear cut favorite?" Isn't that pretty much saying he won the competition already with out even battling for it?

What coach has ever said Hawley was the clear cut favorite? The coaches have been consistently preaching competition since the very beginning.

The only folks that ever said that were fans and media types and who they say is the favorite means nothing.

You are arguing with a straw-man.

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Well according to everyone on here, Hawley won the starting spot since he was born. I forgot Hawley was in a league of his own. That is why I said the O-line ranking should be HIGHER since we have a once in a lifetime Talent in Joe Hawley at Center.

You're going to have to go back and quote me on that because I don't remember saying that. In fact, I seem to remember saying we could go for an upgrade at center when Alex Mack was available.

Also I'm quite curious about how your infatuation with Stone came to be. Do you know him personally? Did you attend the college that he went to? Did you even know who he was before we got him on the Falcons? Also what specifically do you think you know about him that the NFL coaches are missing out on?

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To me, this article means nothing! The roster spots will be set through competition on the field.

And only after our Pre-Season games, will we know who the starters will be on the offensive line ---
I think we may be in for a surprise, or two! I say, put the 5 best players out there --- no more favorites, please!





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You're going to have to go back and quote me on that because I don't remember saying that. In fact, I seem to remember saying we could go for an upgrade at center when Alex Mack was available.

Also I'm quite curious about how your infatuation with Stone came to be. Do you know him personally? Did you attend the college that he went to? Did you even know who he was before we got him on the Falcons? Also what specifically do you think you know about him that the NFL coaches are missing out on?

My admiration for James Stone started when I was watching potential offensive linemen the Falcons could draft when he was with Tennessee. I wasn't watching for James Stone, I was watching for guys like Antonio Richardson. While I was keeping my eye on Richardson, Stone always jumped out to me as a big physical leading blocker with amazing smarts. Stone went up against the best DT's in the game last year in his ROOKIE year and held his own. He even blew up Suh when the Falcons were on a roll at the beginning of the game.

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Its funny how alot of people just think everyone is hating on the falcons at this point. We are not a good football team on paper right now. We are on the way to improving, but dont expect mounds of praise to be heaped on a team with 10 wins in two seasons just because we got a new (rookie unproven) coach and had a solid draft.

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You would think with Joe Hawley listed at starting Center, this offensive line would be in the top 3 in NFL.

Honest question. Has anybody even come remotely close to saying anything like this? I challenge you to find an example. Or is this just yet another example of hyperbole coming from one of it's most frequent users.
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Its funny how alot of people just think everyone is hating on the falcons at this point. We are not a good football team on paper right now. We are on the way to improving, but dont expect mounds of praise to be heaped on a team with 10 wins in two seasons just because we got a new (rookie unproven) coach and had a solid draft.

The Falcons have been the whipping-post team for the media for decades before their brief above-average run from '08 to '12. With that high water mark wiped out by two years of bottom-feeding, it will take the national sports media at least three-quarters of the way through the regular season before many of the sports pundits will admit this team is a contender. And that's if we're leading the division and/or have only one or two losses.

Facts: The Falcons have a franchise QB and franchise WR to throw to. They have one of the most dynamic, proven defensive gurus in the league as their HC. They have upgraded every weak area of the team in dramatic fashion in the past couple of months. The NFL is a big glittery puddle of mediocre franchises. You don't have to be the GOAT team to rise to the top in any given season.

I could care less about the media's opinion of the team. I feel very confident in the changes that have been made and excited to watch this team perform and start to impose itself on the NFC South.

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I think Schraeder and Matthews stand to show a lot of improvement going into this season. That alone -should- elevate our O line. But our interior line, well it is what it is. Hawley and Asamoah are several-year vets, with Chester being an aging vet who is still probably better than anyone else we have. I don't see improvements by leap and bounds from those guys. The best way to dramatically and immediately improve our O line is to sign Evan Mathis. Even at 34 years old he would help our line immensely for at least a year or two.

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