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5 hours ago, Refried Beans said:

Sakisian is killing it with Alabama. Throwing up video game numbers. Why did we get rid of him? Can we get him back? Quick. Pay the man, bring him back. Falcons quick fix. Sarkisian OC. Ditch old man Koetter. Nose tackle, CB help, one more fast LB, and  a left tackle. Falcons arent jinked they just need upgrades in about 5 spots and a OC that understands football 2020 not football 2005. Keanu Neal washammering people yesterday, and there was a Folwer Jr. sighting so obviously Raheem got some sort of energy into this group.

That's college football. That's not the NFL. 

DO. YOU. UNDERSTAND?

Sark was mediocre at best with the Falcons and deserved to be ran.

Just because the Falcons were too lazy to bring in a legit OC to replace him doesn't mean he should have stayed. They took the easy way out and brought back DK, who's just as pathetic.

The decisions to bring in Sark and bring back DK were horrible management malpractice.

I don't know who played what roles in these decisions, but pretty sure two of them were Quinn and TD. They're both gone now, and McKay was probably involved too, and his weasel swamp-butt needs to be next out the door.

 

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1 hour ago, Jpg428gggg said:

Scapegoat. As much flack as Sark gets, there is a reason he has been a successful offensive coach at multiple COLLEGE places. The only time Koetter had success is when he had Ryan.

Fixed it for you.

Easy when you're playing NFL prospects on offense against regular college players on defense.

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Ultimately, Sark had a worse OL to work with and an injured Freeman.

Dirk is barely managing to outpace him so far this year.

Both were the wrong hires since Kyle.

Dan only could motivate a team. He was completely dependent on his staff doing the leg work. Crumbled post-Kyle and his plan of Sark just running the same offense; while not ACTUALLY being from Kyle’s tree was a farce.

Only connection Sark really had was Pete Carroll to the NFL back during his time at USC. Some as a coach with Norc Turner once. (Edited 2004 Raiders QB coach)

Ultimately, he may be better right now than Dirk is showing IF we got a chance to see him year 3 and with OL investment in the draft without the wasted non-scheme fits of Brown and Carpenter. Give me a pure ZBS, same OL and either Gono/Wes at LG instead and some RB other than injured Free and maybe it would have picked up. RZ offense was on fire early in 2018 but once teams caught on how 1 dimensional we had become; the RZ offense troubles and playcalling limitations got him scapegoated.

Average at best. Dirk wasn’t much of an improvement and certainly shouldn’t have been the pick if we wanted an EFFICIENT run game back. We waste run downs now with lack of actual production.

Should have promoted from within.

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1 hour ago, Fiercefalcon said:

You only miss sark because we didn't do better with Koetter. Sark faced quite a bit of his own issues. With more time he coulda very well become pretty good, but time is something that is nearly impossible to come by in the NFL. His was up in Atlanta.

Got us back to playoffs his 2nd year. DQs love for players messed us up. Free should have never been in that gm.

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6 hours ago, DogIsYourName said:

Got rid of Sark to appease the mob.  Kind of like why Vick was jailed for two years, people marching to defund the police, etc.

We had a number of injuries that contributed to the poor season in 2018 IMO.  Firing both Sark and Manuel was a knee-jerk move that I think Quinn didn't want to make and was likely mandated from McKay or Blank. That was the beginning of the end for Quinn IMO.   

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I'm not saying Sark was the end all be all but you have to remember we put him in a tough spot.

1) He replaced Shanny

2) He was asked to BE Shanny with an offense that wasn't his

3) He came after the SB collapse.

4) The OL was trash.

Once he started figuring out the playbook the numbers improved in his second season but the OL was a hot mess and Ryan was getting crushed. So, we improved the OL but fired Sark for doing his best sticking to the scheme. I even remember the announcers saying "Sark is starting to get a good feeling for how this offense works" in his second season. But, he was fired because we needed to fire someone that season not named Quinn. 

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On 10/26/2020 at 2:28 PM, Refried Beans said:

Sakisian is killing it with Alabama. Throwing up video game numbers. Why did we get rid of him? Can we get him back? Quick. Pay the man, bring him back. Falcons quick fix. Sarkisian OC. Ditch old man Koetter. Nose tackle, CB help, one more fast LB, and  a left tackle. Falcons arent jinked they just need upgrades in about 5 spots and a OC that understands football 2020 not football 2005. Keanu Neal washammering people yesterday, and there was a Folwer Jr. sighting so obviously Raheem got some sort of energy into this group.

Completely threw out the outside zone runs and lost the running game which of course was blamed on the RB's. They went out and got Koetter to run an unfamiliar offense of Shanny's and he proceeded to to throw out the outside zone running game. Folks, Shanny's offense is successful because of the stretch zone runs not because of the WCO route concepts. Case in point, the Rams offense last night as run by Sean McVea. Same stretch and play action concept of the WCO as Shanny's.

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