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Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay was “Lied to” by Falcons

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Interesting tidbit I found today. Lindsay says Falcons told him they wanted him but weren’t going to draft a running back. When the Ito smith pick was announced, Lindsay was “pissed”. 

Start listening around the 2:30 mark if you wanna skip to it. 

 

 

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Just now, Dirtybird56 said:

I actually really like Ito lol. If Free is healthy we have a deadly backfield 

If Free is healthy with Ito.

If Free is healthy with Lindsay we have an incredible backfield.

If Free isn't healthy with Lindsay we still have a dangerous backfield.

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8 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

So we were scouting Lindsay but picked Ito over him? 

This ******* team man. No wonder we stay finesse and soft. Bunch of ******.

The main problem is that they flat out lied to the kid. Which also leads you to believe that they knew more about Freeman's Injury than they pretended to.

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12 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

So we were scouting Lindsay but picked Ito over him? 

This ******* team man. No wonder we stay finesse and soft. Bunch of ******.

You sure this isn't hindsight talking? Can you really say that you were a supporter of Lindsay over Ito last year? 

Not asking for proof really...I'll take your word for it, but it is questionable given the undrafted versus drafted positioning of the two players in question and we're not talking 7th rounder to undrafted either.

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3 minutes ago, Faithful Falcon said:

The main problem is that they flat out lied to the kid. Which also leads you to believe that they knew more about Freeman's Injury than they pretended to.

There's always two sides to a story. I wouldn't go throwing stones just based off of this clip. You add/remove one word in that conversation and it changes the whole context.

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Just now, ATLFalcons11 said:

You sure this isn't hindsight talking? Can you really say that you were a supporter of Lindsay over Ito last year? 

Not asking for proof really...I'll take your word for it, but it is questionable given the undrafted versus drafted positioning of the two players in question and we're not talking 7th rounder to undrafted either.

Go look at Ito college videos and Lindsay and you tell me who should have gotten drafted.

This isn't hindsight talking. This is me being upset the team scouted both and thought Ito was the better runningback.

I'm not saying I was pounding the table for Lindsay last year.

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2 minutes ago, ATLFalcons11 said:

There's always two sides to a story. I wouldn't go throwing stones just based off of this clip. You add/remove one word in that conversation and it changes the whole context.

It's more common than you realize. There are far more guys like Phillip Lindsey out there. He didn't say that they were supposed to draft him. He said that they told him that they wanted him, but were not drafting a RB.

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2 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

Go look at Ito college videos and Lindsay and you tell me who should have gotten drafted.

This isn't hindsight talking. This is me being upset the team scouted both and thought Ito was the better runningback.

I'm not saying I was pounding the table for Lindsay last year.

Could be we considered ITO the better receiver of the two which is a must for us. I fell in love.with Ito last year and mocked him in the 6th. Ito 's tape was incredible and his production was insane.

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Just now, Yo_Lover said:

Go look at Ito college videos and Lindsay and you tell me who should have gotten drafted.

This isn't hindsight talking. This is me being upset the team scouted both and thought Ito was the better runningback.

I'm not saying I was pounding the table for Lindsay last year.

As a replacement for Coleman I would have chosen Ito over Lindsay as well solely based on college

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8 minutes ago, Faithful Falcon said:

The main problem is that they flat out lied to the kid. Which also leads you to believe that they knew more about Freeman's Injury than they pretended to.

Who is "they" Was it a scout? TD? What if it was a scout who didn't realize TD had changed his mind about a RB? Being mistaken is much different than lying.

Why are the falcons obligated to tell him their draft plans anyway?

What if they simply changed their minds later on? 

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2 minutes ago, ATLSlobberKnockers said:

Could be we considered ITO the better receiver of the two which is a must for us. I fell in love.with Ito last year and mocked him in the 6th. Ito 's tape was incredible and his production was insane.

What drew me to Lindsay was the power he showed. Falling forward, going through guys, etc. That's the kind of back I like. Ito was a Free clone and I hated that.

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1 minute ago, ATLFalcons11 said:

As a replacement for Coleman I would have chosen Ito over Lindsay as well solely based on college

What? Why?

Ito is a Free clone. If we hadn't resigned Free then sure.

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Just now, Yo_Lover said:

What drew me to Lindsay was the power he showed. Falling forward, going through guys, etc. That's the kind of back I like. Ito was a Free clone and I hated that.

A.healthy Freeman is a very good back. Being a clone isn't a bad thing. I to has a better jump cut and better straight line speed.

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3 minutes ago, Faithful Falcon said:

It's more common than you realize. There are far more guys like Phillip Lindsey out there. He didn't say that they were supposed to draft him. He said that they told him that they wanted him, but were not drafting a RB.

It's not anything that I'm realizing or not realizing. I'm not saying it isn't possible. I'm not saying it doesn't happen. I'm not saying the Falcons didn't do him dirty. I'm merely saying don't go throwing stones when in a matter of minutes you heard this kid talking and thought the immediate worst of the Falcons and whomever he talked to.

If the verbiage is changes every so slightly to 

"Hey PL, we really like you but as it stands now we're not looking to draft a RB."

Then did the Falcons really do anything wrong? That's all I'm saying. Two sides to the story.

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10 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

What? Why?

Ito is a Free clone. If we hadn't resigned Free then sure.

Ito had solid pass catching production coming out of college. Much more than Free and Coleman combined. Both Free and Coleman developed their pass catching out of the backfield during their second years in the league. What I'm thinking is the Falcons understanding that Coleman is leaving next year so Ito already being solid at pass catching can sustain or increase that pass catching ability out of the backfield as a replacement for Coleman in his second year.

That's where the replacement will come from. You don't really care to replace Coleman's running ability from the backfield. You really want to replace his pass catching ability. That's what he brought to the table.

 

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