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Just draft a dam QB. You're not accomplishing anything with Alex Smith. Another scenario of wasting FA money that we don't have.

I was really agreeing with this article until I saw this line. This line is complete garbage because Ryan's play the last 2 years has not warranted getting benched. Not even close to it. But then I sa

Would actually have no issue with it. Smith has always been solid when healthy

37 minutes ago, Friendly Folk said:

LOL! I love how you suggest that he would help the Saints and Panthers, our rivals. Thanks a bunch. 😀

Well as I said in another thread, I don't want those teams to make good moves but I'm objective and try to look at things from what I believe is in the best interest of those teams. Makes for good conversation.

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1 hour ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Well as I said in another thread, I don't want those teams to make good moves but I'm objective and try to look at things from what I believe is in the best interest of those teams. Makes for good conversation.

Hey, why stop with them? Maybe a plan for Tampa to trade up to draft Mac Jones so Brady can mentor him? Haha

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On 3/8/2021 at 11:54 PM, fuego said:

The Atlanta Falcons should take a serious look at bringing in Alex Smith as a backup quarterback.

Regardless of what the Atlanta Falcons do in the draft, a veteran presence behind Matt Ryan would be a wise move.

Enter Alex Smith.

He may be one of the unluckiest quarterbacks in NFL history. Usually, after his best years, he gets released, injured, or pushed out due to some up-and-coming young talent. He was 19-5-1 in his last two seasons in San Francisco and found himself out of a job for Colin Kaepernick.

Smith goes to Kansas City where he wins double-digit games three out of five seasons, yet the Chiefs move on to some guy named Patrick Mahomes. Then, after a miraculous comeback season where he goes 5-1 as a starter, Washington releases him. Great news if you’re Atlanta.

Smith can still play.

There’s no doubt about it. On a Washington team that was in a putrid NFC East, he’s the main reason they ended up in the playoffs. He’s also 37 years old. If Smith and his camp are honest, his days as a full-time starter are gone.

The Atlanta Falcons also just lost Matt Schaub – a veteran guy in the locker room, who when called on, didn’t fall flat on his face.

Even if the Atlanta Falcons take a quarterback in this year’s draft, they would be fools to leave it up to him to be the sole backup. Look at the Miami Dolphins. Ryan Fitzpatrick saved them in a number of games when their prized rookie pick just wasn’t getting it done.

There have been times in the past two seasons when you wondered if the Falcons had a better option than Matt Schaub, would they have benched Ryan.

Again, let’s present to you Alex Smith.

He has proven he can still compete in this league. With Ryan’s durability, don’t expect for him to get called on often but if he did, the Falcons would be in good hands for a QB2. Smith’s price should be relatively cheap.

How much money can a 36-year-old coming off one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history really ask for? The Falcons could also go the incentive-laden route.

Even if Atlanta does draft a quarterback, having Smith around in the room so Ryan doesn’t have to train his successor might be a smart move.

If the Atlanta Falcons are serious about success, Smith would be in a Falcons uniform next season.

 

The  more I think about it, the more I agree with you.  Alex Smith would be the perfect replacement for Matt Schaub.. An experienced emergency QB , who could step right in if MR goes down.  As you said, the Falcons could still draft a young QB to study under MR and Smith for a couple of years until he is  ready for the NFL defenses, just not with the #4 pick.  We have too many other urgent needs than a  Young QB.  We need to trade down, and get extra picks to plug the holes in this team, and there are several that need plugging if we are to be competitive this year. There will be plenty of young QBs that could be schooled by MR , that will be available later in the draft.   Smith would be a smart move for the Falcons if he is affordable. 

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On 3/9/2021 at 5:22 AM, ya_boi_j said:

Would actually have no issue with it. Smith has always been solid when healthy

He's a good team mate and has proven he can play so I wouldn't have an issue, which is disconcerting for me because I try to have an issue with just about everything. It's what you do when you get old af. :rant:

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On 3/12/2021 at 2:54 PM, high impact said:

Cash strapped and still need a lot of other positions to even field a complete team. People need to come back to reality. I would never invest in an older QB when money is needed for a lot of other positions and the team is just trying to become competitive not in the running for a SB. Great time to get young players and maybe get lucky and find some studs. Instead of bringing in some players that have seen the prime years and will be on the down side of playing. 

 

Only if we trade down from #4. 

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29 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

He's a good team mate and has proven he can play so I wouldn't have an issue, which is disconcerting for me because I try to have an issue with just about everything. It's what you do when you get old af. :rant:

Don't be like the rest of the old farts. Be unique 😜

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On 3/8/2021 at 11:54 PM, fuego said:

The Atlanta Falcons should take a serious look at bringing in Alex Smith as a backup quarterback.

Regardless of what the Atlanta Falcons do in the draft, a veteran presence behind Matt Ryan would be a wise move.

Enter Alex Smith.

He may be one of the unluckiest quarterbacks in NFL history. Usually, after his best years, he gets released, injured, or pushed out due to some up-and-coming young talent. He was 19-5-1 in his last two seasons in San Francisco and found himself out of a job for Colin Kaepernick.

Smith goes to Kansas City where he wins double-digit games three out of five seasons, yet the Chiefs move on to some guy named Patrick Mahomes. Then, after a miraculous comeback season where he goes 5-1 as a starter, Washington releases him. Great news if you’re Atlanta.

Smith can still play.

There’s no doubt about it. On a Washington team that was in a putrid NFC East, he’s the main reason they ended up in the playoffs. He’s also 37 years old. If Smith and his camp are honest, his days as a full-time starter are gone.

The Atlanta Falcons also just lost Matt Schaub – a veteran guy in the locker room, who when called on, didn’t fall flat on his face.

Even if the Atlanta Falcons take a quarterback in this year’s draft, they would be fools to leave it up to him to be the sole backup. Look at the Miami Dolphins. Ryan Fitzpatrick saved them in a number of games when their prized rookie pick just wasn’t getting it done.

There have been times in the past two seasons when you wondered if the Falcons had a better option than Matt Schaub, would they have benched Ryan.

Again, let’s present to you Alex Smith.

He has proven he can still compete in this league. With Ryan’s durability, don’t expect for him to get called on often but if he did, the Falcons would be in good hands for a QB2. Smith’s price should be relatively cheap.

How much money can a 36-year-old coming off one of the most gruesome injuries in NFL history really ask for? The Falcons could also go the incentive-laden route.

Even if Atlanta does draft a quarterback, having Smith around in the room so Ryan doesn’t have to train his successor might be a smart move.

If the Atlanta Falcons are serious about success, Smith would be in a Falcons uniform next season.

 

I like it. In the year of cap restrictions, a lot of 2nd tier players like smith will be forced sign a cheap one-year deal. Draft a developmental guy like Trask or Newman to learn from him for a year and step up to backup role in ‘22.

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6 hours ago, ya_boi_j said:

That's not easy for some people on this site. 

Definitely not. Way too many overly emotional people here. I have my moments but ****, we've got some real drama queens on here. I made a post in another thread and I got mixed up on what I was talking about and the response was something like "if you're gonna try to be an ******* at least get your facts right." I was like WTH man? I wasn't trying to be an *******. I was just posting something that I read and got the two parts of the article mixed up. It wasn't that big a deal but **** man, got called an ******* for absolutely no reason.

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7 minutes ago, ya_boi_j said:

Maybe I need a new prescription because I don't see a single mention of Smith pushing Ryan for the starting job 

"There have been times in the past two seasons when you wondered if the Falcons had a better option than Matt Schaub, would they have benched Ryan.

Again, let’s present to you Alex Smith."

That's not even open to interpretation. It's what he said.

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2 minutes ago, jidady said:

"There have been times in the past two seasons when you wondered if the Falcons had a better option than Matt Schaub, would they have benched Ryan.

Again, let’s present to you Alex Smith."

That's not even open to interpretation. It's what he said.

That is not what he said 🤣 🤣 but if that's how you interpret it, do you

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29 minutes ago, jidady said:

"There have been times in the past two seasons when you wondered if the Falcons had a better option than Matt Schaub, would they have benched Ryan.

Again, let’s present to you Alex Smith."

That's not even open to interpretation. It's what he said.

Yep. Terrible to even consider.

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7 hours ago, jidady said:

Falcons fans: we should find Matt Ryan's replacement now that he's on the dark side of 30.

 

Also Falcons fans: let's bring in the even older Alex Smith to push Matt Ryan!

We are not looking for someone to ."Push Matt Ryan"  we are looking for a backup for the next three or four years in case MR goes down.  What team are you watching ?

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