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Why can't Dirk Koetter and Matt Ryan rekindle that 2012 magic?

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If we can get our offensive line healthy and give them time to gel there is no reason why Matt Ryan and Dirk Koetter can't rekindle that 2012 magic or better. Our 2012 rushing attack was average at best as Michael Turner had lost a step. If our offensive line stays banged up and has moving parts all the time our offense will struggle no matter who the offensive coordinator is. 

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Just now, falcons007 said:

Not even close. I will take Free over 2012 Turner. MM ran turner to ground and him showing up 40 lbs overweight to camp didn't help either. 

But in his prime I would've taken The Burner. Free is agile and tricky, but Turner was an absolute force of nature that punished LB'ers.

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2 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

But in his prime I would've taken The Burner. Free is agile and tricky, but Turner was an absolute force of nature that punished LB'ers.

 

1 minute ago, JD dirtybird21 said:

Turner in his prime is what this team badly needs right now.

It’s an head scratcher why Ollison is not active. Turner from 2008-2010 was a dominating bowling ball.

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Just now, falcons007 said:

 

It’s an head scratcher why Ollison is not active. Turner from 2008-2010 was a dominating bowling ball.

Indeed. Just  another one of a virtual plethora of things about this team that are serious head scratchers. :ninja:

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11 minutes ago, jlrfalcon said:

Michael Turner vs. Devonta Freeman?

Roddy White vs. Calvin Ridley?

Tony Gonzalez vs. Austin Hooper?

I was honestly just thinking something similar. I'm thinking the talent doesn't match the scheme and the players need more than 1 season or late into this season to get comfortable which it'll probably be too late by then and they'll have to start over yet again next season

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Just now, falconsd56 said:

Turner would not stop double coverage ints.

 

I don't know about that. I bet just one menacing look from Turner and Ryan would never have thrown the second INT into double coverage, much less make it a weekly activity. :lol:

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12 minutes ago, JD dirtybird21 said:

Turner in his prime is what this team badly needs right now.

Hopefully Ollison can be that power back we need one day.

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9 minutes ago, falcons007 said:

 

It’s an head scratcher why Ollison is not active. Turner from 2008-2010 was a dominating bowling ball.

i miss those days remember back then matt barely lost at home and he had a record now this making me miss the Georgia Dome :sadwave:

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Just now, JD dirtybird21 said:

Actually he probably would. Turner is a huge difference maker in gameplanning for DC's.

Maybe....but some of those ints were decision issues and not scheme/game plan issues.

He also would not stop a 15-20 yard completion turn into a 55 yard td.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, jlrfalcon said:

Michael Turner vs. Devonta Freeman?

Roddy White vs. Calvin Ridley?

Tony Gonzalez vs. Austin Hooper?

Hooper is good enough. I think Ridley got banged up week 2. We also have Sanu on this roster. I think offensive line health is the problem now. Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn did an excellent job addressing the line in the draft but unfortunately they can't stay healthy.

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20 minutes ago, jlrfalcon said:

Michael Turner vs. Devonta Freeman?

Roddy White vs. Calvin Ridley?

Tony Gonzalez vs. Austin Hooper?

Michael Turner was awful in 2012 and Hooper is not far from a 36-year-old Tony Gonzales atm. Roddy White, I'll give you that. 

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4 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

I don't know about that. I bet just one menacing look from Turner and Ryan would never have thrown the second INT into double coverage, much less make it a weekly activity. :lol:

The dredded "I'm going to beat you like i beat the deeo dish pizza challenge look"

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11 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

Probably be 3-1 instead of 1-3.

Turner in his prime played behind a pretty decent line, especially his first season. No RB is going to have great success running behind our line atm. 

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6 minutes ago, jlrfalcon said:

Ryan did have 14 int in 16 games in 2012 (17 in 2013)

5 of those 14 came in one game too.

He had an mvp type year if not for cards gamr

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4 minutes ago, falconsd56 said:

5 of those 14 came in one game too.

He had an mvp type year if not for cards gamr

It's true, he was in every MVP conversation until that game. 

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