Beef Posted July 14, 2015 Share Posted July 14, 2015 (edited) Don't know if any of you listened to them today, but Joe Hawley and Mike Johnson filled in for Finneran on The Front Row with Steak and Sandra for 3 hours this afternoon and it was awesome.Johnson went in to full details on all his injuries and why he decided to retire, and Hawley really hit on why our Falcons should surprise the league this year and his own recovery from injury status.Hawley said he won't make it back to 100% at all this year. He's currently at about 85% and should be about 90% for the season. He says he's still going to take back his job from Stone even at 90%.He really went in to detail about the ZBS. He said its soooo much better of a blocking scheme and we will see tremendous improvement on run blocking and even pass blocking. He said all of our current OL's came from a ZBS system or have played in one and excel better at it than any other.Hawley was asked who will be the biggest surprises this season, and he mentioned Clayborn, Beasley, Durant, and the entire secondary on defense. He said Quinn's defense is 1000x simpler than Nolan's. They essentially copied to a T Seattles defensive scheme and they don't care that opponents know what it is. He said Quinn and Smith are placing guys in a position and telling them to just make plays. Virtually no assignment football. And he said the secondary is really buying in to this and killing it.On offense, he mentioned of course Julio and Roddy as doing their normal things, but he said watch out for Hankerson and Tamme too, and specifically mentioned that Matt is raving about Hardy.But, most of all, he couldn't stop saying how Freeman is going to be incredible this year. He said Freeman is the hardest working guy on the team and gives 110% every time he's in. He can block, catch, and the ZBS is absolutely perfect for him and he's killin it in this system. He probably said it 10x that Freeman will be the biggest surprise of the season and become a household name very soon.Anyway, it was an awesome 3 hours listening to them. Very entertaining. They're talking about making this a more permanent thing and doing a "Big Uglies Tuesdays" where Joe and Mike maybe do a few segments as many Tuesday's during the season as possible. They were good on the radio, so I hope it happens. Edited July 14, 2015 by Beef Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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