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Why did the Falcons get rid of him?

 

Brian Poole, CB, New York Jets

The deal: One year, $5 million
Grade: A-

Non-tendered by the Falcons last offseason, Poole responded by turning into something truly rare by 2019 standards: a bright spot for the Jets. With Poole serving as their primary slot corner, the Jets allowed a passer rating of 87.7 to wideouts who came out of the slot or out of a tight split, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, the third-best mark in football. By comparison, they ranked 22nd in the league in passer rating on throws to receivers who were split out wide.

Brian Poole signed a new one-year deal with the Jets after playing well in 2019. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

This is a deep draft class for competent cornerbacks (without many great ones available), but the logical entry point for Poole was going to be something close to the four-year, $36 million deal Justin Coleman signed with the Lions last season. Instead, I'm shocked that the 27-year-old Poole wasn't able to attract a significant multiyear offer. The cornerback market has been stagnant, but this is a great deal for the Jets, who get back one of the few positive contributors for another campaign on a modest deal.

 

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28950212/best-signings-2020-nfl-free-agency-barnwell-nine-top-grades-brady-brees-rivers

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1 hour ago, primetime said:

Poole has been very under rated his whole career. However not at 5 million a year. Solid guy but not the future and not at that price 

$5M in today's NFL is peanuts, especially when you consider some of the dumb contracts the Falcons have handed out over the past several years. Look at what Matt Schaub has gotten paid to be Ryan's mentor. It's ridiculous.

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Pretty sure his final year as a falcon was bad. He graded high one year and everyone jumped on his wagon. Then brought back to reality the following year. Just because he's playing decent with the Jets doesn't mean the Falcons made a mistake in letting him walk. His best asset was being a consistent tackler

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1 hour ago, AUTiger7222 said:

$5M in today's NFL is peanuts, especially when you consider some of the dumb contracts the Falcons have handed out over the past several years. Look at what Matt Schaub has gotten paid to be Ryan's mentor. It's ridiculous.

5 million isnt peanuts to us however with our salary cap situation. We have chosen our big contracts and have to live with their productivity (Julio, Grady, Ryan, Dbo, Mack, Matthews, etc). Our nickel cb needs to be a draft pick on rookie salary or a cheap journeyman. Whether we like it or not. 

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1 hour ago, ya_boi_j said:

Pretty sure his final year as a falcon was bad. He graded high one year and everyone jumped on his wagon. Then brought back to reality the following year. Just because he's playing decent with the Jets doesn't mean the Falcons made a mistake in letting him walk. His best asset was being a consistent tackler

This. And if he was such a bright spot he'd get longer than 1 year from the Jets.

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2 hours ago, Ovie_Lover said:

This. And if he was such a bright spot he'd get longer than 1 year from the Jets.

Yeah I dont see how his last year as a falcon could be forgotten. Nickel backs are up and down yearly. One year you're great, the next year you're getting picked on and struggle. Ultimately youre paid by performance. When you struggle the way he did, it's rare a team keeps you. But you get a chance somewhere new. ****, he better look like a stud with the Jets of all teams

By this logic the Falcons should have kept William Middleton as well, who was one of the best nickel back in the league for 1 year with the Jags. 

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6 hours ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Why did the Falcons get rid of him?

 

Brian Poole, CB, New York Jets

The deal: One year, $5 million
Grade: A-

Non-tendered by the Falcons last offseason, Poole responded by turning into something truly rare by 2019 standards: a bright spot for the Jets. With Poole serving as their primary slot corner, the Jets allowed a passer rating of 87.7 to wideouts who came out of the slot or out of a tight split, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, the third-best mark in football. By comparison, they ranked 22nd in the league in passer rating on throws to receivers who were split out wide.

Brian Poole signed a new one-year deal with the Jets after playing well in 2019. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

This is a deep draft class for competent cornerbacks (without many great ones available), but the logical entry point for Poole was going to be something close to the four-year, $36 million deal Justin Coleman signed with the Lions last season. Instead, I'm shocked that the 27-year-old Poole wasn't able to attract a significant multiyear offer. The cornerback market has been stagnant, but this is a great deal for the Jets, who get back one of the few positive contributors for another campaign on a modest deal.

 

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28950212/best-signings-2020-nfl-free-agency-barnwell-nine-top-grades-brady-brees-rivers

Cause our front office is stupid and our coaching staff can't get the best out of our players.

We currently have a deep hole at CB and Poole would have gone a long way to fill that role.

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27 minutes ago, MAD597 said:

Cause our front office is stupid and our coaching staff can't get the best out of our players.

We currently have a deep hole at CB and Poole would have gone a long way to fill that role.

Except we need an outside corner and Poole is a slot corner, smart guy.

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5 hours ago, ya_boi_j said:

Pretty sure his final year as a falcon was bad. He graded high one year and everyone jumped on his wagon. Then brought back to reality the following year. Just because he's playing decent with the Jets doesn't mean the Falcons made a mistake in letting him walk. His best asset was being a consistent tackler

Perfect example of why these grades are pointless. If he was such a valuable player, why is the market so soft for him? Guys are getting paid left and right and this is the best he can get? For people that say he took a lesser contract to stay with the Jets, I doubt it. Poole was an undrafted free agent and hasn’t made a lot of money.

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8 minutes ago, Jpg428gggg said:

Perfect example of why these grades are pointless. If he was such a valuable player, why is the market so soft for him? Guys are getting paid left and right and this is the best he can get? For people that say he took a lesser contract to stay with the Jets, I doubt it. Poole was an undrafted free agent and hasn’t made a lot of money.

Exactly. It's amazing what people cling on to here 

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29 minutes ago, Jpg428gggg said:

Perfect example of why these grades are pointless. If he was such a valuable player, why is the market so soft for him? Guys are getting paid left and right and this is the best he can get? For people that say he took a lesser contract to stay with the Jets, I doubt it. Poole was an undrafted free agent and hasn’t made a lot of money.

Poole isn’t a great example for this point.  He had a Pro Bowl caliber season with the Jets..but he is strictly a slot CB.  That really limits your market and how much you’ll make in FA.  He only played 65% of snaps...but he was great last year for Greg Williams

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1 hour ago, MAD597 said:

Cause our front office is stupid and our coaching staff can't get the best out of our players.

We currently have a deep hole at CB and Poole would have gone a long way to fill that role.

We are the ones that brought him into the NFL and made him viable...how is that a failure on our staffs fault again?

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1 hour ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Poole isn’t a great example for this point.  He had a Pro Bowl caliber season with the Jets..but he is strictly a slot CB.  That really limits your market and how much you’ll make in FA.  He only played 65% of snaps...but he was great last year for Greg Williams

Justin Colemans market was just fine

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40 minutes ago, A Pimp Named Slickback™ said:

No slight to the OP, but I wish some of you would get your terminology straight. Not re-signing someone isn't exactly "getting rid of them". I'm sure Falcons offered, or wanted to see what he'd fetch on the open market. He signed elsewhere.

They let him walk

https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/report-falcons-inform-brian-poole-he-will-become-a-free-agent

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4 hours ago, ya_boi_j said:

Yeah I dont see how his last year as a falcon could be forgotten. Nickel backs are up and down yearly. One year you're great, the next year you're getting picked on and struggle. Ultimately youre paid by performance. When you struggle the way he did, it's rare a team keeps you. But you get a chance somewhere new. ****, he better look like a stud with the Jets of all teams

By this logic the Falcons should have kept William Middleton as well, who was one of the best nickel back in the league for 1 year with the Jags. 

Actually, they should have kept Middleton.  He was a far better player than Owens. Not saying much. I said then,they screwed up. They were stupid for thinking they could put him on the practice squad. Middleton was a good player, injuries ruined him. Of course these same idiots kept rolling Owens out there over Grimes. That wasn't even questionable. Anyone with eyes and a Brain could see he was the best Corner on our team, but yet.. he's over there riding the pine. They had no idea, when it came to DBs.

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