darkbirdflying Posted March 2, 2016 Share Posted March 2, 2016 (edited) I see a lot of threads started with posters opinions on who they think the Falcons should sign in FA. The majority of threads center around veteran players that are established in the league, and due to this, warrent a large price tag. Due to our current lack of talent on defense, the majority of names thrown out there as favorite targets are defensive players. I understand this thinking because this league proves time after time that defense wins championships. With that being said, I also think its important to understand that a championship level defense has never been purchased. Sure there are examples of REALLY GOOD defenses signing a FA or two to move their defensive ranking from top 10 to top 3, but our defense isnt that. Unfortunitely, its not even close since most doninate defenses stem from being able to put the QB on the ground. In my opinion, signing players like Bruce Irvin, Mario Williams or any other player of that class of defense does almost nothing to effect this teams ability to win more ball games in 2017. If the Falcons goal is to win more games in 2017, the offensive line is the area they need to spend their FA. This team isnt winning a SB anytime soon, its just not. The team simply doesnt have the talent to be looked at in that light. With that said, given a dominate offensive line that allows our QB to make the positional players around him better, we could outscore a lot of teams in 2017. Getting players that can really play inside our offensive line would affect our teams Win/Lose total in 2017 far more than any defensive player in FA. If the Falcons maximize the talent that they do have on the offensive side of the ball by keeping Matt Ryan upright, this team can have a winning season next year. Continue to devote your high draft pics to defense to build a solid core, and hopefully you draft well enough that you can go after big money FAs on the defensive side of the ball in a few years to couple with a offense in its prime. TY Edited March 2, 2016 by darkbirdflying Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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