Flyin' In DC

Rico Torn Achilles

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Season is D-O-N-E. It is what it is. The Falcons will get another shot at the playoffs by 2020 (or January 2021). We're missing it this year with our own division being too loaded along with the whole NFC itself, and next season we'll probably be worse with all of the contract stuff going on. The curse of highest paid QB's are real (like I said before the season began), and the curse of teams hosting the Super Bowl on your home stadium is real too.

 

Since the Falcons have played in the NFC South, we've only made the playoffs once playing the NFC East, and that was in 2012 because of playing the AFC West that year, we missed it in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2015 playing the NFC East, and we made the playoffs last year playing the AFC East because we still had Clayborn, Poe, and Neal, Debo, Rico, and Takk healthy, and we were in the Super Bowl the previous year too with most Super Bowl losers making the playoffs the following year. We missed the playoffs in 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013 playing the AFC East. I've also said with us playing the AFC North in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014, our seasons have usually been randomly good or bad, and with us playing the AFC North again in 2018, well, it's going bad right now.

 

Okay, enough of the stats. Looking forward to the 2020 Falcons, and even tho I'll watch the 2019 Falcons too, based on how 2007 and 2013 went, history says 2019 will be even worse than 2018. Our defensive issues and the contract negotiations we're gonna have to make next season, it's going to take us at least 2 more years to get back to the playoffs. 

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Preseason has nothing to do with injury. You Know that Titans starting safety went to IR in preseason. If that happened here, you would be calling DQ for getting players hurt in preseason. 

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42 minutes ago, MAD597 said:

Shocking huh? Pre season matters, and the season is pretty much done.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24781806/falcons-safety-ricardo-allen-tore-achilles

lol "preseason matters"

Ricardo Allen played more snaps than anyone else on the defense this preseason. 

But yeah....thats pry why he suffered a non-contact tendon rupture. 

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17 minutes ago, Pay the Zebra said:

Next man up, then women and children

I have a dog that can fetch a pigskin. That's what it's coming too.

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1 hour ago, The Don™ said:

Kazee @ FS and Poole @ SS and Oliver now the NB? Occasionally Ish in the box.

Anybody but Jordan Richards.

Poole needs to be at FS please... The dude can fly and may be pretty effective at the position. Kazee is a liability in coverage with no ball skills so no.

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1 hour ago, MAD597 said:

The season is over, also not all of these injured players are going to come back to be what they were before. We are going to have to rebuild the defense and we are also losing offensive talent next year. This season will have a negative long lasting impact on our teams success for many years to come

Yeah, this is why I say the earliest the Falcons return to the playoffs will be the 2020 season in January 2021, and even that's a stretch. 2019 will be a down year too with our offense struggling due to the losses we will have. 

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between the offense changing up last year and the injury bug killing us this year and who knows what's going to happen next year or the year after... it kinda makes your dislike for what Kyle and Quinn did in the Super Bowl go up even more

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17 minutes ago, mqg96 said:

Yeah, this is why I say the earliest the Falcons return to the playoffs will be the 2020 season in January 2021, and even that's a stretch. 2019 will be a down year too with our offense struggling due to the losses we will have. 

What losses will we have on offense in 2019 that we can't overcome?

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33 minutes ago, Macintez said:

Poole needs to be at FS please... The dude can fly and may be pretty effective at the position. Kazee is a liability in coverage with no ball skills so no.

LOL @ no ball skills.  Where did you come up with that?  His entire game is based on playing with savvy instincts & terrific ball skills.  It's what got him drafted & caused him to impress every single time he gets playing time since he's been a falcon.

I just don't understand how you can say that with a straight face?

OVERVIEW

Coming off a 2015 season where he tied for the second-most interceptions in the FBS (eight) and was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (75 tackles, seven pass breakups), Kazee strongly considered entering the 2016 draft as an underclassmen. He returned to San Diego, however, to finish out his career -- and again was named the conference defender of the year and first-team all-conference pick. Kazee again tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions, breaking up eight others. His playmaking abilities started as a true freshman, when he came to SDSU after his brother, Walter, finished his time with the Aztecs as a running back. He led the Mountain West with four forced fumbles and making 41 tackles despite not starting a game. Kazee moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, leading the team with 13 breakups and intercepting another.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS

 Good bounce in his feet for short area movement. Plays with a quick transition forward from his pedal when reacting to the route. Looks for most efficient route to the ball to disrupt the catch. Very good route awareness from zone. Can split the high-low combinations and anticipates the chosen route early. Highly instinctive with a taste for turnovers. Wants to make a play on every ball thrown his way. Posted 43 passes defensed over the last three years including 16 interceptions during that time. Active and downhill in his run support.

WEAKNESSES

 Tall and a little tight in his backpedal. Unable to carry deep speed down the field. Can be beaten over the top if he's not diligent with his positioning. Can be run out of position by play-action and jet sweeps that are directed his way. Has recovery quickness underneath, but is missing recovery speed. Takes unsound angles in run support and will lose contain. Lacks size for outside and could be mismatched against size.

DRAFT PROJECTION

 Round 4

BOTTOM LINE

 Limited by his size and his long speed, Kazee has all the instincts and ball skills that a team could want. If he fails to run well, he could drop a round or even two, but he's a good fit for teams who run zone and off man. His willingness in run support and his penchant for taking the ball away should follow him into the pros and make for an early transition into a third or fourth cornerback role.
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2 hours ago, Flyin' In DC said:

The way he was hobbling off the field I figured it wasn't a "calf" issue

Yeah, Cris Carter immediately said a non-contact injury and going down like that = Achilles tear.

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20 minutes ago, MilleniumFalcon said:

Yeah, Cris Carter immediately said a non-contact injury and going down like that = Achilles tear.

Carter did a great job. He should do every Falcon game. 

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1 hour ago, HASHBROWN3 said:

LOL @ no ball skills.  Where did you come up with that?  His entire game is based on playing with savvy instincts & terrific ball skills.  It's what got him drafted & caused him to impress every single time he gets playing time since he's been a falcon.

I just don't understand how you can say that with a straight face?

OVERVIEW

Coming off a 2015 season where he tied for the second-most interceptions in the FBS (eight) and was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (75 tackles, seven pass breakups), Kazee strongly considered entering the 2016 draft as an underclassmen. He returned to San Diego, however, to finish out his career -- and again was named the conference defender of the year and first-team all-conference pick. Kazee again tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions, breaking up eight others. His playmaking abilities started as a true freshman, when he came to SDSU after his brother, Walter, finished his time with the Aztecs as a running back. He led the Mountain West with four forced fumbles and making 41 tackles despite not starting a game. Kazee moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, leading the team with 13 breakups and intercepting another.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS

 Good bounce in his feet for short area movement. Plays with a quick transition forward from his pedal when reacting to the route. Looks for most efficient route to the ball to disrupt the catch. Very good route awareness from zone. Can split the high-low combinations and anticipates the chosen route early. Highly instinctive with a taste for turnovers. Wants to make a play on every ball thrown his way. Posted 43 passes defensed over the last three years including 16 interceptions during that time. Active and downhill in his run support.

WEAKNESSES

 Tall and a little tight in his backpedal. Unable to carry deep speed down the field. Can be beaten over the top if he's not diligent with his positioning. Can be run out of position by play-action and jet sweeps that are directed his way. Has recovery quickness underneath, but is missing recovery speed. Takes unsound angles in run support and will lose contain. Lacks size for outside and could be mismatched against size.

DRAFT PROJECTION

 Round 4

BOTTOM LINE

 Limited by his size and his long speed, Kazee has all the instincts and ball skills that a team could want. If he fails to run well, he could drop a round or even two, but he's a good fit for teams who run zone and off man. His willingness in run support and his penchant for taking the ball away should follow him into the pros and make for an early transition into a third or fourth cornerback role.

I thought that was pretty LOL as well. 

Like he's talking about someone completely different...

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7 minutes ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

I thought that was pretty LOL as well. 

Like he's talking about someone completely different...

Maybe he is confusing him with one of the other backups.  No ill will, I just did a double-take like... wait...what?

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2 hours ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

I thought that was pretty LOL as well. 

Like he's talking about someone completely different...

Ball skills in college doesn’t translate to ball skills in the NFL.

See Michael Huff

Patrick Bates

Jimmy Williams

etc

 

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18 minutes ago, Macintez said:

Ball skills in college doesn’t translate to ball skills in the NFL.

See Michael Huff

Patrick Bates

Jimmy Williams

etc

 

wut?

And not for nothing but EVEN IF we assume "ball skills in college doesnt translate to ball skills in the NFL" how exactly are you making an assessment on Kazee's ball skills? Dude hasnt played 300 snaps in his career....

Basically, you made it up. 

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1 hour ago, DoYouSeeWhatHappensLarry said:

wut?

And not for nothing but EVEN IF we assume "ball skills in college doesnt translate to ball skills in the NFL" how exactly are you making an assessment on Kazee's ball skills? Dude hasnt played 300 snaps in his career....

Basically, you made it up. 

I made an analysis that’s the opposite of yours so I made it up? Ok

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