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I think the active roster on gameday will tell us volumes about where we are with the Atlanta Falcons football team.  We have 53 on the roster but only 46 actives on gameday.  The actives in week one will determine a clearly defined pecking order.  Who will be our seven inactives?  Falcons Roster breaks down even with 25 Offensive and 25 Defensive Players with 3 Specialists K, P, LS.  Need Seven Inactives:  I see Paztor, Reynolds, and Kazee off the bat due to injuries.  I do not trust Harlow uless they have a pine box with Matt Ryans name stenciled on top.  I think two come from our SIX Corners.  Goodwin and Oletoya got equally toasted in the preseason but the last spot will be Brian Hill or Saubert the tight end. 

Looking at that, we are going into Game ONE without a back up OT that has ever played a game for us (Toilolo at Emergency Tackle again?!) and four cornerbacks.  We can count on Garland being a two way player again with Hageman out and Sanu becomes the emergency QB.   Nerve racking but doable.

 

WR Julio Jones Justin Hardy Andre Roberts  
LT Jake Matthews Ty Sambrialo    
LG Andy Levitre Sean Harlow    
C Alex Mack      
RG Ben Garland Wes Schweitzer    
RT Ryan Schraeder Austin Paztor    
TE Austin Hooper Levine Toilolo Eric Saubert  
WR Mohamed Sanu Taylor Gabriel Nick Williams  
QB Matt Ryan Matt Schaub    
RB Devonta Freeman Tevin Coleman Terron Ward Brian Hill
FB Derrick Coleman

 

DE Brooks Reed Adrian Clayborn Takkarist McKinley  
DT Dontari Poe Jack Crawford    
DT Grady Jarrett      
DE Courtney Upshaw Derrick Shelby    
LB Vic Beasley      
LB Deion Jones LaRoy Reynolds Jermaine Grace  
LB De'Vondre Campbell Duke Riley    
CB Robert Alford CJ Goodwin Blidi Wreh-Wilson  
CB Desmond Trufant Brian Poole Deji Olatoye  
S Ricardo Allen Sharrod Neasman Damonte Kazee  
S Keanu Neal Kemal Ishmael
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The Offensive Line is the interesting part as neither of the tackles have played a down for us and Harlow has been a revolving door at left gaurd. 

Maybe you bump a receiver for a fifth corner but we are playing the Bears in week one and I dont see it.

With only two QBs on the roster, who else plays QB if we looseboth QBs?  Justin Hardy?

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17 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

So you think we roll into games with only 4 corners???? Bruh... nah.. we will have atleast 5. And only 7 olineman?? That's how you get Lolo playing tackle again. And Sanu as QB dude.... I'm not even touching that...

finding 7 inactives is going to be tough for real though

Hill, Harlow, 2/3 (Reynolds/Ish or Grace depending on match ups) Neasman, Williams, possibly shelby? its tough to get 7 on this roster. 5 easy but 7 not so much.

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10 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

The Offensive Line is the interesting part as neither of the tackles have played a down for us and Harlow has been a revolving door at left gaurd. 

Maybe you bump a receiver for a fifth corner but we are playing the Bears in week one and I dont see it.

With only two QBs on the roster, who else plays QB if we looseboth QBs?  Justin Hardy?

if we lose both qbs the season is over anyways. Sanu is emergency and you already knew that..

oline will at least be 8 active. you could risk 7 but i wouldnt.

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But you see what I see now about how the roster is structured.  53 was the easy target but to get 46 who play covering all the bases is tough.  Our coaches have their work cut out for them this week getting Sambrialo up to speed and puting together contingency plans.  I love the Falcons and wish we had studs at every position but I also see the need to play match ups. 

I though about Grace as an inactive as well as Nick Williams but felt special teams more than anything would determine our final actives and felt Grace the more valuable compnent if/when Laroy Reynolds is out.

Chicago will also represent a good test for our run defense and I felt the coaches would benefit from having Grace active so they can better evaluate him.

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24 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

But you see what I see now about how the roster is structured.  53 was the easy target but to get 46 who play covering all the bases is tough.  Our coaches have their work cut out for them this week getting Sambrialo up to speed and puting together contingency plans.  I love the Falcons and wish we had studs at every position but I also see the need to play match ups. 

I though about Grace as an inactive as well as Nick Williams but felt special teams more than anything would determine our final actives and felt Grace the more valuable compnent if/when Laroy Reynolds is out.

Chicago will also represent a good test for our run defense and I felt the coaches would benefit from having Grace active so they can better evaluate him.

i think week 1-3 we will see sambrialo as inactive along with harlow just so he gets up to speed.. after that i have no idea

i really think ish/reynolds will be inactive more often than not by week 3 at the latest in favor of grace, jones, campbell, riley

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5 hours ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

finding 7 inactives is going to be tough for real though

Hill, Harlow, 2/3 (Reynolds/Ish or Grace depending on match ups) Neasman, Williams, possibly shelby? its tough to get 7 on this roster. 5 easy but 7 not so much.

Agreed but no way we only roll with 4 corners. That's fatigue waiting to happen.

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9 hours ago, lostnmexico said:

The Offensive Line is the interesting part as neither of the tackles have played a down for us and Harlow has been a revolving door at left gaurd. 

Maybe you bump a receiver for a fifth corner but we are playing the Bears in week one and I dont see it.

With only two QBs on the roster, who else plays QB if we looseboth QBs?  Justin Hardy?

Sanu

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10 hours ago, Yo_Lover said:

So you think we roll into games with only 4 corners???? Bruh... nah.. we will have atleast 5. And only 7 olineman?? That's how you get Lolo playing tackle again. And Sanu as QB dude.... I'm not even touching that...

Sanu clearly would be the emergency QB. And he'd only be out there to hand it off to Ward so we finish out the game. 

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Off topic, but does anyone else agree that Gabriel should be the #2 behind Ju, while Hardy should be the #2 behind Sanu?

Speed/Speed

Hands/Hands

Not that we couldn't put Gabriel and Ju on the field together (or the reverse), but for scheming purposes, I'd prefer to have receivers backing up receivers with reasonably similar skill sets. 

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Likely similar to who you got. 4 on offense and 3 on defense.

Most teams only have 7 active Olinemen on Game day. Yes that is why Levine had to play OT one year but 7 is pretty standard.

Got to have at least 5 Cbs. No question about that. The way I see it is

2 Olinemen (Harlow/Pazstor)

1 RB (Hill)

1 TE/WR (Saubert or Williams)

1 LB (Grace or Reynolds/injured?)

2DBs (Kazee or Goodwin/Deji??)

My guess for week1.

Injuries will dictate a lot of this as the season goes on. May go 8 olinemen at times because 3 of them are Vet guys and use to being active. Also Garland getting DT snaps again possibly.

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22 minutes ago, jeffro2000 said:

Likely similar to who you got. 4 on offense and 3 on defense.

Most teams only have 7 active Olinemen on Game day. Yes that is why Levine had to play OT one year but 7 is pretty standard.

Got to have at least 5 Cbs. No question about that. The way I see it is

2 Olinemen (Harlow/Pazstor)

1 RB (Hill)

1 TE/WR (Saubert or Williams)

1 LB (Grace or Reynolds/injured?)

2DBs (Kazee or Goodwin/Deji??)

My guess for week1.

Injuries will dictate a lot of this as the season goes on. May go 8 olinemen at times because 3 of them are Vet guys and use to being active. Also Garland getting DT snaps again possibly.

Don't forget Reynolds is injured still and will be inactive at least week 1

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3 minutes ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

Don't forget Reynolds is injured still and will be inactive at least week 1

Yeah, that's why I got injured? By his name. Didn't want to make the post any longer explaining it. I see where Quinn has confirmed that now. 

Grace will be active then Week 1 then go from there depending on play/injuries.

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16 hours ago, lostnmexico said:

I think the active roster on gameday will tell us volumes about where we are with the Atlanta Falcons football team.  We have 53 on the roster but only 46 actives on gameday.  The actives in week one will determine a clearly defined pecking order.  Who will be our seven inactives?  Falcons Roster breaks down even with 25 Offensive and 25 Defensive Players with 3 Specialists K, P, LS.  Need Seven Inactives:  I see Paztor, Reynolds, and Kazee off the bat due to injuries.  I do not trust Harlow uless they have a pine box with Matt Ryans name stenciled on top.  I think two come from our SIX Corners.  Goodwin and Oletoya got equally toasted in the preseason but the last spot will be Brian Hill or Saubert the tight end. 

Looking at that, we are going into Game ONE without a back up OT that has ever played a game for us (Toilolo at Emergency Tackle again?!) and four cornerbacks.  We can count on Garland being a two way player again with Hageman out and Sanu becomes the emergency QB.   Nerve racking but doable.

 

WR Julio Jones Justin Hardy Andre Roberts  
LT Jake Matthews Ty Sambrialo    
LG Andy Levitre Sean Harlow    
C Alex Mack      
RG Ben Garland Wes Schweitzer    
RT Ryan Schraeder Austin Paztor    
TE Austin Hooper Levine Toilolo Eric Saubert  
WR Mohamed Sanu Taylor Gabriel Nick Williams  
QB Matt Ryan Matt Schaub    
RB Devonta Freeman Tevin Coleman Terron Ward Brian Hill
FB Derrick Coleman

 

DE Brooks Reed Adrian Clayborn Takkarist McKinley  
DT Dontari Poe Jack Crawford    
DT Grady Jarrett      
DE Courtney Upshaw Derrick Shelby    
LB Vic Beasley      
LB Deion Jones LaRoy Reynolds Jermaine Grace  
LB De'Vondre Campbell Duke Riley    
CB Robert Alford CJ Goodwin Blidi Wreh-Wilson  
CB Desmond Trufant Brian Poole Deji Olatoye  
S Ricardo Allen Sharrod Neasman Damonte Kazee  
S Keanu Neal Kemal Ishmael

Going with Williams over Saubert. Unfortunately we only have 2 TE that are receiving threats. 

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