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People don't realize that he outperformed his fourth-round rookie deal by a lot. The money that he saved us while performing at that level helped us get Mack and Sanu. He earned every penny that he's being paid. 

People on Facebook are raging that we won't be able to keep Coleman but that's not true and it's also not our problem. Our problem is we hit such home runs with our last two drafts that within three years, we're going to have to work out deals Beasley, Jarrett, Debo, Neal, Gabriel, and Matthews in addition to Coleman and extending Ryan. In football sense, having eight potential Pro Bowlers under rookie deals is the best cap scenario you can wish for. It means our window is wide open today.

Worry about that other ish later.

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15 minutes ago, JayOzOne said:

People don't realize that he outperformed his fourth-round rookie deal by a lot. The money that he saved us while performing at that level helped us get Mack and Sanu. He earned every penny that he's being paid. 

People on Facebook are raging that we won't be able to keep Coleman but that's not true and it's also not our problem. Our problem is we hit such home runs with our last two drafts that within three years, we're going to have to work out deals Beasley, Jarrett, Debo, Neal, Gabriel, and Matthews in addition to Coleman and extending Ryan. In football sense, having eight potential Pro Bowlers under rookie deals is the best cap scenario you can wish for. It means our window is wide open today.

Worry about that other ish later.

Excellent post! If Quinn and TD want to keep future players, there no reason to suggest they can't. Freeman wanted to be a Falcon, and TD was going to pay him because he is a stud RB. There should never have been any real debate about his future in the ATL.

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2 minutes ago, BoomGoesTheDynamite said:

Excellent post! If Quinn and TD want to keep future players, there no reason to suggest they can't. Freeman wanted to be a Falcon, and TD was going to pay him because he is a stud RB. There should never have been any real debate about his future in the ATL.

People who say "don't 'overpay' for a running back because there are too many available" never mention why he stands out. Yah, great running backs can be found later in the draft than most other positions but there is a reason why Free, McCoy, and Bell (and soon David Johnson) are well compensated: They're far better than everybody else. So yeah, you can find an average RB anywhere in the draft but once they're far better than average, you have to try to hold on to them.

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2 hours ago, JayOzOne said:

People don't realize that he outperformed his fourth-round rookie deal by a lot. The money that he saved us while performing at that level helped us get Mack and Sanu. He earned every penny that he's being paid. 

People on Facebook are raging that we won't be able to keep Coleman but that's not true and it's also not our problem. Our problem is we hit such home runs with our last two drafts that within three years, we're going to have to work out deals Beasley, Jarrett, Debo, Neal, Gabriel, and Matthews in addition to Coleman and extending Ryan. In football sense, having eight potential Pro Bowlers under rookie deals is the best cap scenario you can wish for. It means our window is wide open today.

Worry about that other ish later.

 

2 hours ago, JayOzOne said:

People who say "don't 'overpay' for a running back because there are too many available" never mention why he stands out. Yah, great running backs can be found later in the draft than most other positions but there is a reason why Free, McCoy, and Bell (and soon David Johnson) are well compensated: They're far better than everybody else. So yeah, you can find an average RB anywhere in the draft but once they're far better than average, you have to try to hold on to them.

JayOzOne hitting them out of the park today!

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