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David Archer interview with Rich Kamla:

On 92.9 the game interview.....of course it is early - very early! but the run blocking has a long way to go - need to get the system down so whatever athleticism is there can come thru. After all the extra running, then you have to pass block....work to do.

Justin Hardy is a baller
Vic Beasley is the #1 LEO already
Tevin Coleman still trying to learn system. Tweaked his hammy
Devonta Freeman looks good. Could be a 13 rush, 7 reception type guy

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I think it will work itself out. I think by the time our bye week rolls around, there's going to be a LOT of folks really impressed with the impact this system is having on the overall team. People are going to be thinking "What the **** where we waiting for!? "

I think offensive line will be a big emphasis in 2016 draft and free agency.

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I think offensive line will be a big emphasis in 2016 draft and free agency.

A lot will depend on Ryan Shredder. If he can continue to build on his career learning curve we can focus more on depth than searching out starters early in the draft. Regardless I think the left guard spot is going to have to be addressed for the long term. Between Chester and Person we have two seasons at most covered with these two stop gaps. Again tho, doesn't exactly mean it will require a first or even second rd pick. With how the Shanahans have operated throughout the years, it's not like they're known to require heavy resources to maintain their system. Which is one of the benefits of bringing him on. If Shanahan can just do what he does while installing this system successfully over the next couple of years, theoretically, we should have more resources to continue building our defense the way Dan Quinn sees fit. Edited by Atlfanstckndenver
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i feel like its to early to call it because we are dealing with 3 problems ...

1. We are doing a different blocking scheme from last year.

2. Not only the guys are trying to learn the system themselves but also they cant have a feel for the man next to them because they havnt been playing together that long.

3, guys are recovering from injuries so again the gelling part

We could sign Mathis (for a good price) and this would still be the problem until they gell.... i think we will not know until probably the end of the preseason

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Been saying all along that this offensive line is a joke and that Matt is going to get killed this year. I stand by that and it's not as pessimistic as it sounds.

Lots of guys returning from injury at less than 90%...hawley, matthews, asamoah, now schraeder is injured.

Learning a new system. People are expecting a vast turnaround. To me it doesnt seem plausible considering the lack of continuity due to injuries and the time to install the new system. There's a greater chance of them gelling towards the end of the season.

Pass blocking last year was horrendous...what has changed?

People are predicting that the run game will open up the pass game, but how is that going to happen when we still cant run block? I've yet to hear anything positive about the offensive line or the running game since training camp began. This is not a good sign imo. We've seen this story before.

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“I really like the offense,” Schraeder said. “I feel like it fits everyone on the line. It’s a thing where we have to just gel over the next couple of weeks and try to get as cohesive as we can.”

again the line could be bad but i think its to early to call it

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Well, Detroit went 4-0 in the preseason, then 0-16 one yr. So don't think it can't go the other way. But I believe that later in the season they'll get better.

pre-season records don't matter - but how your 1st team plays in pre-season does matter when matched against other teams #1's. I could care less if we are 4-0 or 0-4 but I will care if our starters look poor or lost - especially by that game#3 - where every head coach tells you that this game matters and the starters go into the 3rd quarter - hopefully by then the Offensive Line will have its chit together.

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I think Dimitroff, Pioli and his team really did listen to Quinn in what he was looking for in a defense and drafted accordingly this spring. Kyle Shanahan could not really know for sure what the O-Line would look like in his Zone-Blocking Scheme from tape study in 2014 and with all the injuries - after having 2015 regular season to evaluate, he will be able to instruct Quinn and Dimitroff/Pioli et al, exactly what he needs - then Dimitroff MUST execute.

If 2017 rolls around and our Offensive Line is still in shambles, Dimitroff will get fired - but I hope major/effective re-tooling on the O-Line happens between now and 2017.

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Not saying that I don't believe him but I sometimes wonder where these radio guys are picking up some of these insights. Most of the time they are in their booth doing the radio show which doesn't have a good view of the field. Before the show, I'm sure they are prepping for the show. After the show, I doubt they are sticking around watching the late afternoon private session.

I really think they just look at the same tweets that we all look at from McClure, Jenna, etc.

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Not saying that I don't believe him but I sometimes wonder where these radio guys are picking up some of these insights. Most of the time they are in their booth doing the radio show which doesn't have a good view of the field. Before the show, I'm sure they are prepping for the show. After the show, I doubt they are sticking around watching the late afternoon private session.

I really think they just look at the same tweets that we all look at from McClure, Jenna, etc.

hate to disagree w/ you but as it relates to David Archer - you are dead wrong. He is not a radio show host now and he was being interviewed by Rich Kamla and Hugh Douglas (subbing for Jamie Dukes off on assignment to NFLN).

Archer is around Flowery Branch 24/7 - he has no other job responsibilities now that I am aware of and not hosting radio shows anymore. Not sure if he is a Falcons employee and/or contractor or paid by 92.9 or both but he is not a radio host and he is "dialed in" more than anyone outside of the coaching staff.

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