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Below is an article from Dave Choate from October 7th, just after we'd played out 4th game and Therezie logged 77 snaps that week. The raw, undrafted rookie went on to play in 13 total games last year at safety and really impressed Choate. I've also seen many comments from posters here in TATF that said they were impressed with his play.

Could this be another free agent score for TD? Just a question.

By Dave Choate

The Falcoholic

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/10/7/9455485/keep-a-close-eye-on-robenson-therezies-development

The young safety is behind Ricardo Allen on the depth chart, but looks like a keeper early.

Robenson Therezie was a longshot to even make the Falcons roster, but on Sunday, he became another one of those feel-good undrafted free agent stories by virtue of circumstance.

Therezie led the team with 77 snaps on a day when the Falcons absolutely shut down the Texans offense for three quarters, and he stayed in when the backups came rolling along. Therezie had a couple of plays where he wasn't that effective against the run, and he's far from a finished product in coverage, but he held his own out there. For 77 snaps. As an undrafted rookie. We all have our own sliding scales of what constitutes impressive, but color me impressed.

You have to factor in the enduring ineptitude of the Texans passing offense, of course. It's probable that Therezie would have scuffled more against, say, the Giants than he did in this one, and the Falcons will be glad to get the aggressive Ricardo Allen back in the lineup. But Therezie's auditioning for this coaching staff at the moment, and if he strings together another decent game or two before Allen returns, it's only going to help him going into the future.

And frankly, it's not hard to see what intrigues Dan Quinn and his coaching staff about Therezie, once you look past his height. He primarily played safety but also took on a hybrid linebacker and even nickel cornerback role at Auburn, he has good wheels and is a sound tackler, and he had a reputation as a heady player coming out. That lack of height and uncertainty about his ideal role may have helped to drop him out of the draft entirely, and it may well be the Falcons' gain that he fell.

Over the next couple of years, in other words, Therezie will bear watching. William Moore is under contract until 2017 and Allen is a 2016 exclusive rights free agent, so his opportunity isn't likely to come any time soon unless injury strikes again. If the 24-year-old can bide his time and grow his skills, though, I wouldn't bet against him finding his way into the lineup before 2017.

Your thoughts on Therezie's future?

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Below is an article from Dave Choate from October 7th, just after we'd played out 4th game and Therezie logged 77 snaps that week. The raw, undrafted rookie went on to play in 13 total games last year at safety and really impressed Choate. I've also seen many comments from posters here in TATF that said they were impressed with his play.

Could this be another free agent score for TD? Just a question.

By Dave Choate

The Falcoholichttp://www.thefalcoholic.com/2015/10/7/9455485/keep-a-close-eye-on-robenson-therezies-development

The young safety is behind Ricardo Allen on the depth chart, but looks like a keeper early.

Robenson Therezie was a longshot to even make the Falcons roster, but on Sunday, he became another one of those feel-good undrafted free agent stories by virtue of circumstance.

Therezie led the team with 77 snaps on a day when the Falcons absolutely shut down the Texans offense for three quarters, and he stayed in when the backups came rolling along. Therezie had a couple of plays where he wasn't that effective against the run, and he's far from a finished product in coverage, but he held his own out there. For 77 snaps. As an undrafted rookie. We all have our own sliding scales of what constitutes impressive, but color me impressed.

You have to factor in the enduring ineptitude of the Texans passing offense, of course. It's probable that Therezie would have scuffled more against, say, the Giants than he did in this one, and the Falcons will be glad to get the aggressive Ricardo Allen back in the lineup. But Therezie's auditioning for this coaching staff at the moment, and if he strings together another decent game or two before Allen returns, it's only going to help him going into the future.

And frankly, it's not hard to see what intrigues Dan Quinn and his coaching staff about Therezie, once you look past his height. He primarily played safety but also took on a hybrid linebacker and even nickel cornerback role at Auburn, he has good wheels and is a sound tackler, and he had a reputation as a heady player coming out. That lack of height and uncertainty about his ideal role may have helped to drop him out of the draft entirely, and it may well be the Falcons' gain that he fell.

Over the next couple of years, in other words, Therezie will bear watching. William Moore is under contract until 2017 and Allen is a 2016 exclusive rights free agent, so his opportunity isn't likely to come any time soon unless injury strikes again. If the 24-year-old can bide his time and grow his skills, though, I wouldn't bet against him finding his way into the lineup before 2017.

Your thoughts on Therezie's future?

I like Therezie a lot and think he's a great find for Scott Pioli.....I don't think TD gets credit for this one as he's had those duties taken away per AB.

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People need to understand that UDFA choose where they wanna go. It's not like TD or any team for that matter drafted them. So they didn't find them. They chose where they wanted to go.

Um, UDFA's are guys that didn't get drafted because no one wanted them. It's not like these UDFA's are getting offers from tons of teams lmao. Beggers can't be choosers. Show me proof that other teams were trying to get their hands on Worrilow, Therezie, Grimes when the draft was over and no one had picked them.

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Um, UDFA's are guys that didn't get drafted because no one wanted them. It's not like these UDFA's are getting offers from tons of teams lmao. Beggers can't be choosers. Show me proof that other teams were trying to get their hands on Worrilow, Therezie, Grimes when the draft was over and no one had picked them.

Undrafted free agents do get multiple offers from teams and most get a choice of a few teams to sign with. After the draft it’s like a feeding frenzy on those guys - especially the ones that slipped out of the 7th round for whatever reason. Scouts and position coaches press those guys extremely hard to sign with their respective teams. That’s why you always hear reports that UDFAs have signed with more than one team.

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I like Therezie. He makes a good third safety.

In this era of the NFL you really need to have quality depth at safety. Hopefully he continues his development and becomes another important piece of the team next year. So far, I can't help but be impressed for an undrafted player who beat the odds and played in 13 games his rookie season. Even got an interception!
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Um, UDFA's are guys that didn't get drafted because no one wanted them. It's not like these UDFA's are getting offers from tons of teams lmao. Beggers can't be choosers. Show me proof that other teams were trying to get their hands on Worrilow, Therezie, Grimes when the draft was over and no one had picked them.

Lol. You are saying the same thing I'm saying. So what are you talking about?

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In this era of the NFL you really need to have quality depth at safety. Hopefully he continues his development and becomes another important piece of the team next year. So far, I can't help but be impressed for an undrafted player who beat the odds and played in 13 games his rookie season. Even got an interception!

Dude you're impressed with everyone on the falcons team
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Grade A nut hugging homer..your posts are that of a prepubescent boy. Absolutely zero objectivity. I assume you are not married or in any type of relationship so you start this crap to have a voice..somewhere?

Still have that TD fathead over your bed?

You really shouldn't call Dave Choate names like that, since he's the one who wrote the article in case you missed that.

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This is the most pessimistic fan base on earth holy crap. No other team would blast a fan for being excited about potential in a player lol....

This is the most pessimistic fan base on earth holy crap. No other team would blast a fan for being excited about potential in a player lol....

Maybe and maybe 50+ years of futility and some of the fan base now relies on cold hard facts instead of sunshine and rainbows as we are subjected to every single year. We have dumb slogans and mantra's and zero substance. Everything about the Falcons is about image and never about football.

Bottom line is whomever wrote this article is an idiot be it the great gazoo or Choate. Still the same front office that has utterly fail to build the offensive and defensive lines for 8 years..period.

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This is the most pessimistic fan base on earth holy crap. No other team would blast a fan for being excited about potential in a player lol....

Don't just read the specifics of their posts. Read HOW they say them.

They're even negative just dealing with someone on the Internet. Not surprising they hate anything positive about the Falcons.

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As of now Therezie is a backup/ST player that can be easily replaced. Let's talk again in 2 years and see where he is then. Who knows, he may surprise us.

Why is a quality backup out of an UDFA not good enough? He's already done a ton for himself. Every team needs backups

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