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steven a h
06.08.2009, 06:47 PM
bad blow for falcons .so do we go to the freeagents out there.matt jones, marvin harrison , drew bennet??? so what you think.

Goodfry
06.08.2009, 06:58 PM
bad blow for falcons .so do we go to the freeagents out there.matt jones, marvin harrison , drew bennet??? so what you think.

Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed Adam Schefter's report early Thursday that Harry Douglas (ACL tear) is out for the year.
"It's disappointing to have Harry's season end before it got started," Smith said. The Falcons are on the lookout for a new punt returner, slot receiver, and potentially a new flanker. Douglas will go to injured reserve shortly

On the Bills grapevine there is rumors that it could be Roscoe Parrish for draft picks. He ticks all the boxes your coach wants and he wants a trade

Khaled
06.08.2009, 07:59 PM
He can return punts as well right? That would make sense

SteButt
06.08.2009, 08:03 PM
He can return punts as well right? That would make sense

Just get Matt Ryan to return punts as he is clearly God Mark II :p

Goodfry
06.08.2009, 08:47 PM
He can return punts as well right? That would make sense

He is ranked number 2 out of all active players for punt return yards only behind Devin Hester. It's helped out by the Bills having the best special teams coach around but the guy has a lot talent.

http://www.ihavenet.com/nfl-2008-Kickoff-Punt-Returns-Specialists.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7231

Donners
07.08.2009, 09:19 AM
He is ranked number 2 out of all active players for punt return yards only behind Devin Hester. It's helped out by the Bills having the best special teams coach around but the guy has a lot talent.

http://www.ihavenet.com/nfl-2008-Kickoff-Punt-Returns-Specialists.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7231

Why is he on the block then?

Harry is not a huge loss for us. Losing Turner or White would be!! He is more of a threat for us in the return game next year as I firmly believe that Gonzlaez will line up in the slot... especially on 3rd down plays.

One thing this injury has highlighted - GET RODDY INTO CAMP SOON!!! Either pay him what he wants or tell him no deal. The player will have to play and he can't become an unrestricted free agent until 2011... All those $16k fines will add up then Roddy son!!!!

towen5
07.08.2009, 03:54 PM
Why is he on the block then?

Harry is not a huge loss for us. Losing Turner or White would be!! He is more of a threat for us in the return game next year as I firmly believe that Gonzlaez will line up in the slot... especially on 3rd down plays.

One thing this injury has highlighted - GET RODDY INTO CAMP SOON!!! Either pay him what he wants or tell him no deal. The player will have to play and he can't become an unrestricted free agent until 2011... All those $16k fines will add up then Roddy son!!!!

Douglas was even more important after the Gonzalez acquisition. I pegged Douglas for having a breakout year in my articles on the back of the whole defense being stretched and focusing on Gonzalez.

falcon_91
08.08.2009, 03:21 PM
I wouldnt say no to Parrish depending on the asking price, he would fit in well as a decent #3 for us and we really dont have anyone for Punt Returns

mike_vick7
09.08.2009, 03:26 PM
bad blow for falcons .so do we go to the freeagents out there.matt jones, marvin harrison , drew bennet??? so what you think.

Don't need em. We got Finn : )

falcon_91
09.08.2009, 05:52 PM
As brilliant as finn is theres no good thing when your WR#3 and Punt Returner. The previous depth of 4 good WRs is now gone and we have noone to take over at PR.

towen5
09.08.2009, 10:42 PM
As brilliant as finn is theres no good thing when your WR#3 and Punt Returner. The previous depth of 4 good WRs is now gone and we have noone to take over at PR.

Unless someone is signed i see this a massive boost to Thomas Brown's chances of making the roster..maybe even at Jason Snelling's cost.

towen5
14.08.2009, 05:55 PM
6th december...one for the diary.

teesh
15.08.2009, 10:01 AM
Hope you guys have as good a season as you did last year.

SteButt
15.08.2009, 10:03 AM
6th december...one for the diary.

Yes, i checked that out yesterday. If Vick is fit and sky get the deal done i'd expect to see that one live.

falcon_91
25.08.2009, 02:54 PM
Secret footage taken by UKFalc in the Buc's war room after we traded for Tony Gonzalez (http://www.bubbleply.com/player.aspx?pid=3993af27-210e-4eb8-8058-9d9d6a9a23d5)

Not sure if UKFalc is on here but top notch viewing!

Devilfalc
26.08.2009, 10:36 PM
Not sure if UKFalc is on here but top notch viewing!

Yes he is, because it's me!

I used to post under the name Ukfalc on here as well, but I was unable to continue using that ID after the last board upgrade - hence the different user name on here.

falcon_91
28.08.2009, 01:29 PM
ahh ok..i loved the vid :)

Devilfalc
29.08.2009, 08:29 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed it. The scene is taken from the film "The downfall" (which I highly recommend).

There are loads of variations on youtube, with Hitler losing his temper at all sorts of thinks. I found a copy on youtube without subtitles and added my own sub-titles with tools on the BubblePLY website...

MattRyanFTW
30.08.2009, 06:18 PM
Ha, funny video. Good stuff.

Watching the defence last night made me cringe on so many occasions it's defiantly got me worried. I knew with the new starters on defence there would be a transition period but Rivers torched our secondary last night and what made it worse was the 3rd down conversion rate. Giving up 3rd and short is somewhat acceptable but 3rd and 17 and even 3rd and 24, which ended up as a screen pass for a touchdown, oh my word, not cool.

I'd love for our current crop of secondary players to step up and hopefully I'm just over reacting and that this will allow us to work all the kinks for the upcoming season.

On the other hand the offence looked sharp as usual it seems. And it was sweet seeeing Redman make that touchdown pass on 4th down with :15 left on the clock, even though it is still pre-season.

steven a h
31.08.2009, 02:14 PM
Our 3rd down defense against the ghargers both pass rush and secondary play was awful. Must improve for regular season.

bens falcons
01.09.2009, 11:56 AM
Well after watching it i agree our defence could be a problem cause we have got rid of defensive players but not got any experience to replace it. Lets hope that abraham can get some sacks more that last year.

falcon_91
01.09.2009, 11:33 PM
We have traded for Tye Hill from the Rams..gave up a 7th for a '06 1st rounder but he's been plagued with injuries.

In Houston and Hill we have 2 very fast CB's anyone think we might change up coverages and move away from the C2 roots?

SteButt
02.09.2009, 09:08 AM
We have traded for Tye Hill from the Rams..gave up a 7th for a '06 1st rounder but he's been plagued with injuries.

In Houston and Hill we have 2 very fast CB's anyone think we might change up coverages and move away from the C2 roots?

I never understand why more teams don't do trades like this - yes the odd 7th rounder comes good ( see Colston :D ) but by and large they rarely make an impact. Better to have a guy with much more potential in new surroundings, surely?

falcon_91
02.09.2009, 03:29 PM
Personnally im very happy with it, we are already stacked with picks due to trade downs last year and we cant have enough people battling for the #2 CB spot and even challenging Houston.

bens falcons
03.09.2009, 03:14 PM
If he stays fit and players to a 1st rounder that he was picked in he will do well for use. We only gave up a 7 th pick so if he don't work out just get 1 in next years draft.

Martin Joyce
08.09.2009, 03:47 PM
I wonder are we gonna pick up any corners supposedly we got ripped in the secondary.

towen5
09.09.2009, 10:42 PM
I wonder are we gonna pick up any corners supposedly we got ripped in the secondary.

we did, Brian Williams from Jags

steven a h
11.09.2009, 09:19 PM
i hope thats enough???

steven a h
13.09.2009, 08:03 PM
go falcons big win. defense played great .matty ice needs to improve his deep passing and it will all be gravy.....

MattRyanFTW
13.09.2009, 09:21 PM
Awesome stuff! The defence was great today, Peterson played extremely well as did most of our defence. Both JA55 and Beer-man with 2 sacks a piece was promising to see, especially with someone other than JA55 in the sack column on the stat sheet. Here's hoping Delhomme plays just as well, as he did this week, against us! And there's a bit more running room for the Burner, I think our offence can only get better as the season unfolds.

falcon_91
13.09.2009, 11:59 PM
Delhomme is done, the panthers giving him a 5 year deal is laughable and will put that franchise back a year or 2 as they will be too scared to draft a high QB with delhomme sat on that sort of money

bens falcons
14.09.2009, 12:25 PM
Delhomme is well done they should feel sick giving him all that money and he plays like that. lol. Lets hope he plays like that against use us. I think we will have success running against them as well. Come on falcs.

towen5
14.09.2009, 05:59 PM
Very happy with the defense last night, but improvments all round need to be made.

John Breitenbach
21.09.2009, 09:38 PM
In case no-one has noticed Peria Jerry is put for the year.

falcon_91
21.09.2009, 11:58 PM
And our interior defensive line oges back to the shambles it was before unless Vance Walker becomes the player he was supposed to be

If possible i wouldn't mind a trade for Frank Okam from the Texans, we have a load of mid-round picks from trades last year

towen5
27.09.2009, 01:15 PM
http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2009/9/26/1053233/keys-to-the-game-week-3-falcons

I was involved in a write up assessing todays game. Falcons fans get on and weigh in!

steven a h
29.09.2009, 06:32 PM
that was very poor on sunday big game after bye week against49ers

towen5
10.10.2009, 01:41 PM
Its not looking good that Tye Hill still hasnt had any game time. I know hes physically gifted, but surely he cant be that retarded he cant grasp a relatively simple defense...

falcon_91
10.10.2009, 10:22 PM
It took a while for Foxworth to break in didnt it?(genuine Q) if we dont see anything by December i'll be worried

towen5
10.10.2009, 10:51 PM
It took a while for Foxworth to break in didnt it?(genuine Q) if we dont see anything by December i'll be worried

IIRC it was 5 weeks. And thats about the same amount of time Hill has had. Hopefully, the Bye week will do him soon good. But i think im impatient because of my dislike for Grimes.

falcon_91
11.10.2009, 05:55 PM
haha

even if he doesn't break into the starting line-up for what we gave up he will still contribute more imo than anyone we could get in the draft

falcon_91
16.10.2009, 09:12 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81371663&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Talks about the big 3 we have had on eoffense over the last 2 years - Ryan, White,,Turner. The thing that stood out to me is that Turner says THIS is our window this year and next, even though all 3 are signed for the next 5-6 years

falcon_91
18.10.2009, 05:09 PM
Alot of talk about the falcons inquiring about Glenn Dorsey.

Personnally i would love this as at the time i want him over Ryan, and i think if he is used to his full potential in the 4-3 he will/can still be a beast.
Having said that i wouldn't want to give our 1st even though it will be late i thnk we have too much of a need at LB - Peterson is only going to have so many years left and im not completekly won over by Nicholas/Wire

towen5
19.10.2009, 02:01 AM
I heard it would likely be a 2nd or 3rd for Dorsey

falcon_91
19.10.2009, 08:33 PM
id snap their hand of at a 3rd and wouldnt sya no to a 2nd just think they we would have got Tony G and Dorsey from KC for 2 2nds!

Martin Joyce
22.10.2009, 05:50 PM
Does anybody know the latest on Norwood? Also how do ye think we'll do at the Cowboys. Another damn rested up team. It definatly wasnt a crazy bird fixing up the schedule in NYC...

towen5
03.11.2009, 02:42 PM
dont be too dishearted fellow Falcs. A quick look on the coming schedule should cheer you up

SKoga
16.11.2009, 08:14 PM
Yeah, the Giants in New York after a bye week...

5-5 coming! :(

towen5
16.11.2009, 08:58 PM
As long as we have a winning season im happy. i just wanna break that record.

Apparently Peter King doesnt see us in the top 15 in the league anymore in his MMQB article. Carolina are in it... :S

steven a h
09.12.2009, 01:48 AM
how sad is it that falcons fans were cheering vick to score . i only want the falcs to win .is it just me i watched the game and it seemed to go along racial lines. what yous see.

falcon_91
10.12.2009, 01:47 PM
Alot of people seemed to have forgotten what mike vick ment to the community aswell as the team, alot of people astil have kind feelings towards him due to what he did for them so it didnt surprise me in the least..as soon as we were blown out i wouldnt say i cheered for him but i preferred it to be him than mcnabb.

kaspa
10.12.2009, 06:03 PM
Things not looking any better, but will make it all the more pleasing when we go 7-6.
Week 14 Injury Report Atlanta Falcons
DT Jonathan Babineaux (Shoulder) LP
T Sam Baker (Elbow) LP
WR Michael Jenkins (Ankle) LP
T Will Svitek (Ankle) LP
WR Roddy White (Knee) LP
G Harvey Dahl (Ankle) DNP
CB Chris Houston (Hamstring) DNP
C Todd McClure (Knee) DNP
TE Justin Peele (Head) DNP
QB Matt Ryan (Toe) DNP
RB Michael Turner (Ankle) DNP

towen5
10.12.2009, 11:12 PM
Things not looking any better, but will make it all the more pleasing when we go 7-6.
Week 14 Injury Report Atlanta Falcons
DT Jonathan Babineaux (Shoulder) LP
T Sam Baker (Elbow) LP
WR Michael Jenkins (Ankle) LP
T Will Svitek (Ankle) LP
WR Roddy White (Knee) LP
G Harvey Dahl (Ankle) DNP
CB Chris Houston (Hamstring) DNP
C Todd McClure (Knee) DNP
TE Justin Peele (Head) DNP
QB Matt Ryan (Toe) DNP
RB Michael Turner (Ankle) DNP

Teams usually put as many as poss on the injury report during the week to confuse teams planning against us. Wouldnt be suprised if only 2 are on it by Sunday.

falcon_91
11.12.2009, 01:22 AM
Well if Dahl and McClure remain on their then so will Ryan we wont put him back out there with second stringers in on the o-line

towen5
11.12.2009, 05:37 PM
http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/falcons-jonathan-babineaux-jailed-238019.html

Babineux arrested

falcon_91
11.12.2009, 09:05 PM
Brilliant...

40grams of weed(which im sure over here is enough to be charged with internet to deal) is better than killing your dog...or is it

towen5
11.12.2009, 09:09 PM
Brilliant...

40grams of weed(which im sure over here is enough to be charged with internet to deal) is better than killing your dog...or is it

apparently intent to deal has been dropped.

falcon_91
11.12.2009, 09:28 PM
Well he is a big boy..

mike_vick7
11.08.2010, 12:20 PM
"With Jenkins out four to six weeks with a right shoulder injury, Kirwan says veteran Brian Finneran will step in as the starter opposite Roddy White."

I've been waiting since 2005 to hear this! Maybe they're finally realizing Finn's importance.

towen5
11.08.2010, 01:56 PM
"With Jenkins out four to six weeks with a right shoulder injury, Kirwan says veteran Brian Finneran will step in as the starter opposite Roddy White."

I've been waiting since 2005 to hear this! Maybe they're finally realizing Finn's importance.

Its only for the pre season game 1. When Douglas is fully fit he'll be rightly in at no. 2

mike_vick7
11.08.2010, 03:49 PM
He'll have to prove that. Yes, hes fast, but is he reliable? We shall see.

towen5
11.08.2010, 04:31 PM
He'll have to prove that. Yes, hes fast, but is he reliable? We shall see.

He proved how good a player he was in his rookie year, when he was ahead of Finn in the depth chart. Most people in the know touted him for a breakout year last year before his injury.

If he wasnt injured he'd be at no 3 behing Jenk and White fighting for the no 2 spot, so Jenk being injured doesnt change the fact hes better than Finn in the eyes of the franchise and anyone that has watched them both play.

Doesnt matter how nice a guy Finn is and how loyal hes been, hes just not as good.

mike_vick7
11.08.2010, 04:49 PM
How can you say finn isnt as good? Hes a much better pass catcher than jenkins for damn sure. 3 down where do you throw? Number 86, because you know its gonna be a catch. Much as i love Jenk, he drops too many balls.

towen5
11.08.2010, 09:52 PM
How can you say finn isnt as good? Hes a much better pass catcher than jenkins for damn sure. 3 down where do you throw? Number 86, because you know its gonna be a catch. Much as i love Jenk, he drops too many balls.

Because he isnt as good, youre crazy if you think he is. He may catch it, but means nothing if he catches every ball for no gain because he can't get any yards after catch.

And on 3rd down id rather throw to Gonzalez who's get better hands either way.

mike_vick7
12.08.2010, 12:35 AM
The evidence is there. Finn is a better reciever.

towen5
12.08.2010, 09:27 AM
The evidence is there. Finn is a better reciever.

Well you are the only person silly enough to think that and thankfully, Coach and the team feel the same.

steven a h
12.08.2010, 05:52 PM
gives the young guys a chance to shine in preseason

ianuk
14.08.2010, 03:47 PM
gives the young guys a chance to shine in preseason

Agree, to be honest i am surprised that Kerry Meier is not being used more in preseason. The guy needs to be given a chance to show what he can do in games after impressive performances in camp and at the scrimmage (unbelievable catching ability.)

Harry Douglas is still a few weeks away from getting any game time, although i believe if he starts this year with the form he showed pre injury then he has to take the Number 2 receiver slot.

towen5
14.08.2010, 03:59 PM
Agree, to be honest i am surprised that Kerry Meier is not being used more in preseason. The guy needs to be given a chance to show what he can do in games after impressive performances in camp and at the scrimmage (unbelievable catching ability.)

Harry Douglas is still a few weeks away from getting any game time, although i believe if he starts this year with the form he showed pre injury then he has to take the Number 2 receiver slot.

Meier will get his chance later in the preseason schedule, he's one of the leading names of the backup squads (if that makes sense).

Unbelieveable to think he went to college as a QB and then changed to WR just to get in the team quicker.

bellinter1
15.08.2010, 10:42 PM
Reason to be optimistic. (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/columns/story?columnist=schefter_adam&id=5465686)

falcon_91
15.08.2010, 10:51 PM
Can Finn even walk at the moment?
He's great as a vet WR for the younger guys but Jenkins is a better WR and i would take him 1 on 1.

steven a h
20.08.2010, 07:54 PM
the falcons sucked last night thet were awful

towen5
21.08.2010, 09:52 AM
the falcons sucked last night thet were awful

WE....were awful

bellinter1
21.08.2010, 10:01 AM
Knew it immediately RT @Atlanta_Falcons: Rookie WR Kerry Meier placed on IR and is out for season after suffering knee injury vs. Pats.

Yeah didn't look good last night but better now than december.

ianuk
21.08.2010, 10:06 AM
Yeah didn't look good last night but better now than december.

Agree. Tough on the player who was showing promise. I hope that he Harry Douglas can give him some words of advice about keeping motivated for when he returns.

towen5
21.08.2010, 10:06 AM
Yeah didn't look good last night but better now than december.

If were going to do anything this year we need to stay healthy. I wince everytime Turner gets hit...

ianuk
22.08.2010, 11:48 AM
How much should we be reading into these preseason games, I know that the starters only play a small part of the game (I think Ryan was withdrawn before half time on Thursday.) but the manner in which we seemed to fold once they got ahead has left me concerned.

This occured all last season when the Falcons took the lead they won the game, but once an opposing team builds a small lead the Falcons seem to always lose the game. I am remaining postive through the results of other teams at the moment. Preseason means nothing as shown by the Colts having lost twice (they have got to be competetive this year) and only four home teams winning out of the fourteen games played so far this weekend.

The Offensive line has been branded the nastiest in the NFL, placed in the top ten, sometimes five for talent but they have yet to get anywhere near showing that form.

On a positive note Turner is looking good , Ryan has impressed already showing how he has improved by finding more options. In seasons past he would nearly always throw to Roddy regardless of whether he was the best option or not. He is now showing that he is getting selective throwing short to TG and other receivers, the Rookies are settling in well.

So getting back to my previous question, are these performances simply Coach Smith getting the team ready for the Steelers and beyond or are the team showing some worrying weaknesses which have not been addressed from last year?

bellinter1
22.08.2010, 09:29 PM
Scary fact I just found out today but Vick had a better passing rating then Ryan in their second seasons. The difference in attitude and work ethic should make a world of difference though.

towen5
22.08.2010, 09:58 PM
They were virtually the same, nothing to worry about either way

ianuk
23.08.2010, 02:02 PM
Falcons have traded Offensive Lineman Quinn Ojinnaka to the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick. I wonder why the Patriots felt they needed him as he only made 12 appearances since 2006 mainly on special teams. We probably will gain an extra fifth round pick at best.

ianuk
24.08.2010, 07:22 PM
Just read on the Falcons Message Board that Fox are reporting OG Mike Johnson out indefinitely. What is it with Falcons Rookies?

Smith when interviewed just said he would not disclose why Johnson missed Mondays practice.

jaxxk
07.01.2012, 11:05 AM
come on falcons!

steven a h
07.01.2012, 09:12 PM
thats right RISE UP go falcons

mattchew
02.06.2012, 08:16 PM
Just flicking through the forum and the name of the OP of this thread caught my eye.
Vick to Crumpler - that takes me back Algy(?) was a thorn in our side for sure.

Don't worry, I wiped my feet before I came in and will close the door on my way out :)

Vick was a right pain as well although being Aarons(Brooks) cousin I didn't hate him as much
as a Saints fan probably should!

towen5
03.06.2012, 10:18 AM
While we have a completely different make up in terms of types of players to that era, I still think we have the same overall identity as a mid market team that just cannot make a playoff run

mattchew
03.06.2012, 05:49 PM
Maybe with your new offensive co-ordinator Ryans playbook opens up a bit more.
He has a lot of talent but Smitty seems too conservative at times and being a passing
game now he needs to take a few more risks.
I liked the 4th& short call, it just
didn't work out at the time. Paytons called plenty of dumb plays in his time and failed
miserably some have also worked out well so yoy've got to keep rolling the dice.

I think the south is yours this year , we've got too many off field distractions also
the super bowl is in the dome this year and no team has come close to hosting it yet.

cards
05.06.2012, 05:52 PM
Hi there everyone, I have shortlisted the Falcons as a team that I might want to follow
Can anyone tell me anything about then?
And where else you guys post?

Cheers

georgia dome
08.06.2012, 05:51 AM
Hi there everyone, I have shortlisted the Falcons as a team that I might want to follow
Can anyone tell me anything about then?
And where else you guys post?

Cheers

Hi mate yes Falcons is a good choice?
i run a Falcons UK fans site at www.falconsuk.webs.com come on over and join us,
we run free t-shirt comps and much more also a place to air your falcons needs and views.
thx
Carl...

Dartmoor Falcon
05.10.2012, 05:54 PM
Hi mate yes Falcons is a good choice?
i run a Falcons UK fans site at www.falconsuk.webs.com come on over and join us,
we run free t-shirt comps and much more also a place to air your falcons needs and views.
thx
Carl...

Hi, new to the boards, been following the game on and off since the 80's but never picked a team until now, I'll take a look at the fan site above later, can you recomend any other sites?

steven a h
06.10.2012, 10:31 AM
falcons roost the falcanoholic are 2 to look at and the above site as well

Dartmoor Falcon
06.10.2012, 05:20 PM
Thanks for the heads up.

JamesGall13
31.10.2012, 12:11 AM
In our last outing vs the Eagles, our 2nd round draft pick Peter Konz got his first start at Right Guard. I must say I was impressed by the big guys performance and hope he keeps the position ahead of Reynolds from now on.

steven a h
02.11.2012, 01:37 AM
yes he played well /hope to see him more

Dartmoor Falcon
03.11.2012, 01:57 PM
My UK Falcons t-shirt arrived today, thanks Carl.

Dartmoor Falcon
16.06.2013, 04:05 PM
Ryan contract talks story from USA Today.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/falcons/2013/06/14/matt-ryan-contract-talks-joe-flacco/2420869/

JamesGall13
16.06.2013, 04:41 PM
Really hope it isn't above $20 million but I fear he will end up getting more money than Flacco.

JamesGall13
26.06.2013, 02:00 PM
This weeks Rich Eisen podcast is a must listen, Brian Banks is his guest and he tells his full story. The man is an inspiration http://www.nfl.com/podcast/richeisen-podcast

Dartmoor Falcon
18.07.2013, 08:16 AM
Tony Gonzalez piece from the toronto sun.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/07/17/falcons-tony-gonzalez-says-2013-will-be-final-season

Packman12
18.07.2013, 08:21 AM
Tony Gonzalez piece from the toronto sun.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/07/17/falcons-tony-gonzalez-says-2013-will-be-final-season

A true legend and a nice guy as well, it is such a shame that one of the greats will retire without a ring. That is a crying shame

Dartmoor Falcon
29.08.2013, 12:13 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000235342/article/nfc-south-preview-atlanta-falcons-remain-favorites?campaign=Ext_Email_1st10_20130829&cvosrc=Ext_Email.Epsilon.1st10_20130829

mike_vick7
02.09.2013, 06:45 PM
Helpful post by Packman there, not much changes around here.

Anyway, Season is shaping up nice for us, been following everything since march thru pre season, and I'm excited about our team this year. An upgraded(As if it wasnt loaded already) offense, with what could and should turn out to be the missing piece, in Steven Jackson. He has fit right in with us, and has shown since day one on the practice field that he is as hungry as ever.

People worried about our depth, especially at line backer. I think its safe to say we've put some of those questions to bed, after finding what look to be real UDFA gems, in Paul Worrilow, and Joplo Bartu.

The effect Osi Umenyiora will have on defense will be huge. Not only can he get the sacks Abraham got, and maybe more, he can also give needed guidance to our young, but hungry defensive line, something Abraham never seemed to do. Young players flourish under vet guidance, and Osi will do what Asante Samuel has done for our ball hawking secondary. Look how far we've come in that area, in just a couple if seasons. He will also be a huge asset for Rookies Trufant and Alford.

The one hole, is the O line. Personally, I don't think it will be as bad as people think. Matt is very good at getting rid of the ball quickly, and accuratly. An O line also needs time to gel, and we have new starters in key positions. I would not mind seeing a FA guard or tackle signed, as a vet presence, whilst adding depth is never a bad thing when you put new starters on the o line.

I cannot wait for sunday, when we show the league what this team can really do! RISE UP ATL!

Dartmoor Falcon
02.09.2013, 08:19 PM
Helpful post by Packman there, not much changes around here.

Anyway, Season is shaping up nice for us, been following everything since march thru pre season, and I'm excited about our team this year. An upgraded(As if it wasnt loaded already) offense, with what could and should turn out to be the missing piece, in Steven Jackson. He has fit right in with us, and has shown since day one on the practice field that he is as hungry as ever.

People worried about our depth, especially at line backer. I think its safe to say we've put some of those questions to bed, after finding what look to be real UDFA gems, in Paul Worrilow, and Joplo Bartu.

The effect Osi Umenyiora will have on defense will be huge. Not only can he get the sacks Abraham got, and maybe more, he can also give needed guidance to our young, but hungry defensive line, something Abraham never seemed to do. Young players flourish under vet guidance, and Osi will do what Asante Samuel has done for our ball hawking secondary. Look how far we've come in that area, in just a couple if seasons. He will also be a huge asset for Rookies Trufant and Alford.

The one hole, is the O line. Personally, I don't think it will be as bad as people think. Matt is very good at getting rid of the ball quickly, and accuratly. An O line also needs time to gel, and we have new starters in key positions. I would not mind seeing a FA guard or tackle signed, as a vet presence, whilst adding depth is never a bad thing when you put new starters on the o line.

I cannot wait for sunday, when we show the league what this team can really do! RISE UP ATL!

Amen to that #RISE UP!

wayne ellis
08.10.2013, 08:14 PM
Commiserations on last night. Had you down to win the division before the season started, very surprised to see you at 1-4 considering the Offensive firepower you have. Never been a big fan of Mike Smith, too negative and too many poor in-game decisions for me and it's clear you need serious reinforcements on both lines. Good luck for the rest of the season....

towen5
08.10.2013, 09:03 PM
I've always supported mike smith and he's still above .500 but ANOTHER game where an unnecessary 4th down attempt that cost us the game.

Need to reinvent the defense

jnorthall
17.10.2013, 04:03 PM
Apologies for interrupting but I am looking for UK based NFL fans to take part in a new book to be, hopefully, published in December.

I need fans to answer (upto) 8 questions and their answers may be in the book.

The website and questions are here: http://mynflteam.wordpress.com/questions/ (https://mynflteam.wordpress.com/questions/)

Thanks for reading and hope you can take part!

ajra21
28.10.2013, 03:39 PM
So Falcon fans, how are you feeling about the org and FO right now. I haven't been surprised with your slide but e injuries have killed you.

JamesGall13
28.10.2013, 06:46 PM
So Falcon fans, how are you feeling about the org and FO right now. I haven't been surprised with your slide but e injuries have killed you.

Yes Injuries have played a part but that is no excuse. The more I watch us and think about it, the more blame I put on Thomas Dimitroff. The Injuries have exposed our lack of depth, this is down to his tendency to trade up. Julio Jones, Desmond Trufant etc.....

For years now, we have brought in a player, saying this is the final piece to win the SB. You don't win that way though. In next years draft, I want us to trade back and assemble more picks. Both the defensive line and offensive line are shocking. Dimitroff doesn't have a good record on judging D/O linemen. Peria Jerry was picked in the 1st round ahead of Clay Matthews :eek: and has been a complete bust. He also paid big money in free agency on Ray Edwards who was one of the biggest busts in our franchises history.

Sam Baker was another 1st round pick and after years and years of poor play, he has one decent year in his contract year and we pay him big money to be injured all this season :rolleyes: Another terrible pick. Lamar Holmes was a 3rd rounder and so far this season has been abysmal (Yet I do see potential). On the defensive side of the ball, we have suffered from not spending high draft picks on pass rushers. Biermann and Maponga (Rookie) were 5th rounders, Goodman (Rookie) and Massaquoi 4th rounders and Matthews a 7th rounder to go along with Osi Umenyiora. Then front office, wonder why QB's have all day in the pocket against us?!

Coaching plays a big part too because we never seem to develop any of our defensive linemen. I think it is a bit of both; We aren't drafting enough talent and they aren't getting developed properly. Under Mike Smith, we play way too conservative once we get a lead and we fail to ever make half time adjustments. In the playoffs, our flaws were clearly shown; an inability to cover the oppositions tight-end because of poor linebacker play. Did we draft a linebacker?! Of course not :rolleyes: Instead we have been left to rely on an injured Akeem Dent and two undrafted Rookies in Bartu and Worrilow (who are clearly out of their depth).

We got gashed in with the run game for most of last season and a big nose tackle was a need and a must but we yet again avoided going there instead we drafted two corner backs when we could have just got one and resigned Brent Grimes.

There is no quick fix but for the future atleast we have Ryan, Weatherspoon, Jones and Moore to build the team around. I would gut this team and completely start again.

Dartmoor Falcon
28.10.2013, 09:37 PM
I don't know about gutting the team, but gutting the O and D lines and starting again is a must.

Devilfalc
28.10.2013, 11:58 PM
I doubt that many teams if any team could have withstood the injuries that we've had this year.

#1 and #2 WRs hurt
Starting HB and FB out
#2 HB now hurt
2 veteran OL hurt including starting LT
#1 CB out
#1 LB out
Both other starting LB's missing time
Starting LDE out

For a team whose has invested heavily in the offensive skilled position, those injuries have been fatal. Prior to last night, we'd actually been competitive in spite of the injuries.

We don't need to gut the team, and will be in a good cap position after this season. What we do need, is to use that cap space and our top draft picks on the trenches. With a couple of good additions, we'll be one of the top teams in the NFL next season, provided that we get a little fortune with injuries.

My biggest concern going forward is Mike Smith. I think we have been successful since 2008 in spite of him, not because of him. He's one of the worst game and clock managers in the NFL and I am convinced that we'd gave won the SB last year with a better HC.

richdmx
29.10.2013, 12:11 PM
I hope this seasons disappointment will make us stronger next season.

We need to draft better next year, there's alot of talent in this years draft and in my opinion, we haven't drafted as well as we should have.

Offensive Line and Defensive Tackles are a must.

ajra21
29.10.2013, 01:56 PM
All good points. Sorry, but in every thought you were that good last year but it was your shot. Having to pay Ryan will prevent you from having depth over the next few years.

richdmx
29.10.2013, 02:38 PM
I thought we've got cap space?

It's going to take another season of failure before blank gets rid of Dmitroff/Smith.

Let's see how the off season plays out. I've given up on this one!

JamesGall13
29.10.2013, 06:57 PM
All good points. Sorry, but in every thought you were that good last year but it was your shot. Having to pay Ryan will prevent you from having depth over the next few years.

I have to agree. Really felt that last year was our chance. Won't have as good a chance again for a long long time.

JamesGall13
29.10.2013, 07:07 PM
I don't know about gutting the team, but gutting the O and D lines and starting again is a must.

I think a lot of players shouldn't be playing for us next season especially if performances like Sunday keep up. I'd get rid of the following Samuel, Jerry, Worrilow, Trueblood, Reynolds and Nicholas. Bialock, DeCoud and Baker shouldn't be safe if performances don't improve.

Dartmoor Falcon
29.10.2013, 07:09 PM
I have to agree. Really felt that last year was our chance. Won't have as good a chance again for a long long time.

I think it'll depend on how well we do in the off season and next season, personally I think we need to change the coaching.

JamesGall13
29.10.2013, 07:13 PM
I think it'll depend on how well we do in the off season and next season, personally I think we need to change the coaching.

I have to agree. I think Mike Smith has brought us as far as he can. Mike Nolan and Dirk Koetter have had poor seasons this year, The play calling has been shocking to be honest.

ajra21
31.10.2013, 02:53 AM
I have to agree. I think Mike Smith has brought us as far as he can. Mike Nolan and Dirk Koetter have had poor seasons this year, The play calling has been shocking to be honest.

I always cringe when I read sentences like this. Twelve months later, it's usually followed by the sentence "At least under HC X, we did this or that. Now we really suck."

Dartmoor Falcon
31.10.2013, 08:19 AM
I always cringe when I read sentences like this. Twelve months later, it's usually followed by the sentence "At least under HC X, we did this or that. Now we really suck."

That's the rub isn't it, but I can't see us going any further under the current coaching set up.

richdmx
31.10.2013, 03:38 PM
But the grass isn't always greener!

This is the first bad season we've had for ages, i'm not ready to give up on the Smith/Dmitroff era just yet.

I do think we should improve in certain areas. Personally i think we could get a better OC than Dirk Koetter, if we were to change anything.

Devilfalc
31.10.2013, 08:50 PM
I think a lot of players shouldn't be playing for us next season especially if performances like Sunday keep up. I'd get rid of the following Samuel, Jerry, Worrilow, Trueblood, Reynolds and Nicholas. Bialock, DeCoud and Baker shouldn't be safe if performances don't improve.

Worrilow? Really?

As a rookie UDFA he has shown plenty of promise and done more than enough to be kept around. With a rookie minimum contract, he is super cap friendly as well. We have way too many other needs to be wasting picks or cap space replacing Warrillow.

I guarantee that Trueblood will be gone. I could see Nicholas being cut as well. Samuel might stay around. It really depend on the $. The same goes for Jerry, who is having his best season and might be worth keeping for depth if the money is right.

Decoud has his flaws, but does make some plays and is relatively cheap. We have enough needs without adding starting safety to it.

I've been saying for 18 months that Smith needs to go. The guy is a liability, with his horrible game day decisions (like playing his best defensive player in the 4th qtr of a meaningless wk 17 game), gutless play not to lose mentality, and appalling time management.

ajra21
31.10.2013, 11:45 PM
You're biggest problem isn't going away - Ryan's salary.

JamesGall13
01.11.2013, 12:15 AM
You're biggest problem isn't going away - Ryan's salary.

:rolleyes: That isn't the problem. Injuries, poor coaching and poor drafting is our problem.

Devilfalc
01.11.2013, 10:40 PM
Our biggest problem has been injuries. When you lose half your starters in 3-4 weeks it's tough to win in such a competitive league, especially when this injuries gut the strongest parts of the roster.

Other than that, we've paid a massive price for the horrible decision to draft Julio Jones. Jones may be a good football player, but the damage caused to the rest of our roster was huge. I said it in 2011 and I stand by it - it was one of the 3 stupidest trades I've seen in 25+ years.

richdmx
04.11.2013, 11:13 AM
So another loss.

I'm not surprised to be honest. Although if the ball had run for us or got away with a penalty we might of had a chance. (Clutching at straws i know)

Thought our defense was better, plus SJ was running hard yesterday against a good defense.

Ryan didnt have his best game for the 2nd week running, which is concerning.

Seahawks next. Although were at home and they dont travel well, i cant see us getting anything from that game either.

Dartmoor Falcon
04.11.2013, 08:13 PM
Me either mate, the way things are the Seahawks will smash us.

steven a h
04.11.2013, 10:50 PM
do not fancy our chances in this one much.think we are in for a doing over.but i thought we played a bit better on sunday. so will be watching from behind the .couch

JamesGall13
05.11.2013, 12:30 PM
Not looking forward to the Seahawks at all. They will gash us with the run, their cornerbacks will shut down Douglas and our young WR's. Matt Ryan's form is worrying and was the main reason we lost vs. the Panthers.

On Mike Smith, I wish he would stop going on about penalties in his press conference. I would rather he just calls out the guys underperforming, our form has been unacceptable.

Domed Outter
05.11.2013, 07:32 PM
To be fair James, we had a touchdown chalked off because of a penalty, however soft it was, would've levelled the score on Sunday.

Teams are having a good time running on (or through the parting of the sea) hawks over the last couple of games that I've seen. I don't think we'll get more than 3 more wins, just better performances.

Dartmoor Falcon
05.11.2013, 08:08 PM
To be fair James, we had a touchdown chalked off because of a penalty, however soft it was, would've levelled the score on Sunday.

Teams are having a good time running on (or through the parting of the sea) hawks over the last couple of games that I've seen. I don't think we'll get more than 3 more wins, just better performances.

If the performances improve i think we'd all be happier, even with defeats, but the way we're playing at the moment i can't see where we will get 3 more wins.

JamesGall13
03.01.2014, 02:58 AM
Minnesota Vikings have refused to give us permission to talk to their Offensive Line Coach Jeff Davidson. I wonder who we will target now?

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Vikings-wont-allow-Falcons-to-interview-Jeff-Davidson.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Domed Outter
03.01.2014, 05:04 PM
Minnesota Vikings have refused to give us permission to talk to their Offensive Line Coach Jeff Davidson. I wonder who we will target now?

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Vikings-wont-allow-Falcons-to-interview-Jeff-Davidson.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I'd have thought being patient might actually be to our benefit. The situation may change, and possibly Munchak parting with the Titans throws another name into the ring?

JamesGall13
11.01.2014, 08:40 PM
Falcons have hired Bryan Cox to coach the Defensive Line

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2014/1/11/5289092/falcons-hire-bryan-cox-to-coach-defensive-line

JamesGall13
07.02.2014, 12:55 AM
Story that came out today. Apparently Gonzalez wanted to be traded. To be honest if that article is true, he has gone down in my estimation. Just come out and demand a trade don't admit it when you are retired and as for a comeback if we are 9-2 or something, no thanks.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/06/gonzalez-hoped-to-be-traded-later-hinted-at-a-return-to-atlanta-in-2014/

Domed Outter
07.02.2014, 12:27 PM
The team needs to move on. I'll take this article with a pinch of salt.

georgia dome
07.02.2014, 09:26 PM
Falcons have announced today the signing of Wade Harman to be assistant offensive line coach

JamesGall13
09.02.2014, 03:16 AM
The team needs to move on. I'll take this article with a pinch of salt.

I completely agree with this article below. Hope we don't ever let a player be bigger then the team ever again. Doesn't say much about the Franchise that Gonzalez seemed to have a complete lack of respect for us.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1952676-why-tony-gonzalez-has-become-locker-room-cancer-for-the-falcons

JamesGall13
19.02.2014, 10:58 PM
Former Rams GM Billy Devaney, who had been an ESPN analyst, is joining the Atlanta Falcons' player personnel department as a regional scout; per Adam Schefter on twitter.

Story here too http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/19/falcons-hire-former-rams-g-m-billy-devaney/

Dartmoor Falcon
20.02.2014, 04:07 PM
Not sure if this is a good appointment or not :confused:

Dartmoor Falcon
23.07.2014, 07:16 PM
So we've signed LB Pat Angerer anyone have any opinions about him?

steven a h
23.07.2014, 09:31 PM
with spoon going down not suprised if he can stay fit good pick up

Dartmoor Falcon
17.11.2014, 08:49 PM
Couple of injuries from the Panthers game.

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/RB-Smith-Lost-for-Season-with-Knee-Injury/c6f9ab40-724b-4594-9358-427e665f34dd

Dartmoor Falcon
06.01.2015, 09:47 PM
So given our opponents list for next season
http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-2015-Opponents-Now-Set/48b43093-0b15-4d08-8faa-460c8a53eeaa

What would you take as our record for next season?

steven a h
08.01.2015, 01:16 AM
11 #5 new coach rex ryan signs l LB david harris from jets and big slash free agent houstin or paul , draft beasley or shane ray ,a gaurd and A TE WHAT ABOUT JORDAN CAMERON FROM THE BROWNS/? we are not far away.

Dartmoor Falcon
08.01.2015, 06:12 PM
So there's been some restructuring of the GM's position.

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Restructure-Player-Personnel-Dept/f13e6d37-dfe7-4fb7-b25f-4c09a4f480ab

But will it make any difference?

JamesGall13
20.01.2015, 04:54 PM
So given our opponents list for next season
http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-2015-Opponents-Now-Set/48b43093-0b15-4d08-8faa-460c8a53eeaa

What would you take as our record for next season?

I'd take 8-8 and signs of improvement with the defence. I predicted 7-9 last season but when I predicted that I thought our division would be good but it sucked.

We had a really easy schedule last year and only won one game outside of the division. This team is worst then last years record suggests. I hope Quinn can sort the defence out and please get rid of Biermann and Worrilow. I don't think I can take another season of watching them.

Dartmoor Falcon
03.02.2015, 06:17 PM
Now Quinn has been named as our new HC it looks like he's putting together his staff, anyone have any thoughts?

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Announce-Several-Assistant-Coaches/54f824a0-ed86-465c-8c42-70553930c1d5

Domed Outter
03.02.2015, 06:50 PM
Zone blocking and vertical passing game. So that'll be a tight end drafted early then.

Dartmoor Falcon
01.03.2015, 12:41 PM
Following on from this week's cuts and contract extensions it looks like we have $32 million in cap space.

http://espn.go.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/12043/where-falcons-stand-with-cap-following-release-of-jackson?ex_cid=espnapi_public

Domed Outter
01.03.2015, 09:25 PM
Following on from this week's cuts and contract extensions it looks like we have $32 million in cap space.

http://espn.go.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/12043/where-falcons-stand-with-cap-following-release-of-jackson?ex_cid=espnapi_public

After re-signing our own players I'd imagine we'll be left with 22m in free agency (assuming 5m for draft picks has been accounted for).

2016 free agents that we might re-sign will be minimal. Hawley, we've only got Konz and Holmes left so far, and then I'll put money on us signing Trufant to an extension a year early.

Dartmoor Falcon
12.03.2015, 09:47 PM
Two new signings today on the defensive side of the ball.

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Add-More-Defensive-Help-in-Free-Agency/05b57e02-f8b5-4ea1-af7c-aeb2ffd61fb1

JamesGall13
20.03.2015, 07:55 PM
Another offseason we have failed to address the pass rush properly. I hate you Thomas Dimitroff. I tried telling people that we'd ignore it again this offseason but of course Mike Smith got all the blame for the last two offseasons.

Before anyone says we will draft a pass rusher at number 8, Rookie pass rushers tend to struggle until year 2 or 3 and one guy isn't going to solve it.

I can see 3 or 4 teams taking a pass rusher before we pick and if we end up taking Shane Ray this offseason will have been a complete disaster.

Domed Outter
21.03.2015, 05:38 AM
Another offseason we have failed to address the pass rush properly. I hate you Thomas Dimitroff. I tried telling people that we'd ignore it again this offseason but of course Mike Smith got all the blame for the last two offseasons.

Before anyone says we will draft a pass rusher at number 8, Rookie pass rushers tend to struggle until year 2 or 3 and one guy isn't going to solve it.

I can see 3 or 4 teams taking a pass rusher before we pick and if we end up taking Shane Ray this offseason will have been a complete disaster.

I'd quite happily take White/Cooper or trade down if Beasley is gone.

Top 4 rounds most probably EDGE, FS/CB hybrid, OG, RB.

towen5
05.08.2015, 12:43 PM
Another offseason we have failed to address the pass rush properly. I hate you Thomas Dimitroff. I tried telling people that we'd ignore it again this offseason but of course Mike Smith got all the blame for the last two offseasons.

Before anyone says we will draft a pass rusher at number 8, Rookie pass rushers tend to struggle until year 2 or 3 and one guy isn't going to solve it.

I can see 3 or 4 teams taking a pass rusher before we pick and if we end up taking Shane Ray this offseason will have been a complete disaster.

thoughts now having seen what we have done?

Dartmoor Falcon
31.08.2015, 11:21 AM
Good to see Julio signed to a 5 year extension.

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Jones-Agrees-to-a-Five-Year-Contract-Extension/08d16d60-2af3-47b5-b1a0-74c937a41b7c

towen5
01.09.2015, 08:16 AM
A lot of money but well worth it.

Just a shame the O line will probably cost him and Matt Ryan finally recognizing their talent....again

Stubbsy #21
02.09.2015, 04:50 AM
On the subject of Julio - now that Cleveland has cut Phil Taylor all 5 of their draft picks which they got in that trade are now longer on the team. To add insult to injury the 3rd round pick they used in trading up for Taylor turned into Justin Houston!

Dartmoor Falcon
11.09.2015, 01:12 PM
On the subject of Julio - now that Cleveland has cut Phil Taylor all 5 of their draft picks which they got in that trade are now longer on the team. To add insult to injury the 3rd round pick they used in trading up for Taylor turned into Justin Houston!

Sucks to be Cleveland huh?

Dartmoor Falcon
11.12.2015, 08:43 PM
Matt Bryant has been placed on IR.

steven a h
12.12.2015, 02:50 PM
at least shayne grehame playing well/

Dartmoor Falcon
25.12.2015, 12:28 PM
Merry Christmas to all the Falcon fans.

steven a h
26.12.2015, 08:20 PM
merry xmas and a happy new year to all long suffering falcon fans. well folks there is always next year.

Stubbsy #21
27.12.2015, 11:35 PM
Happy belated Christmas from our Dirty Birds giving us a late present.

Doesn't heal all the scars picked up but here's to ending the year on a high even if we do only have a 1.26% chance of making the playoffs.

Dartmoor Falcon
28.12.2015, 10:53 AM
Doesn't heal all the scars picked up but here's to ending the year on a high even if we do only have a 1.26% chance of making the playoffs.

Just looked on the NFL website and according to that it's a 0% chance, with both the Vikings and Seahawks having the wildcards tied up.

Stubbsy #21
28.12.2015, 04:49 PM
Just looked on the NFL website and according to that it's a 0% chance, with both the Vikings and Seahawks having the wildcards tied up.

What I posted was before the Vikings and Seahawks games each kicked off so was correct at the time. However it was pleasing to see us fight tooth and nail even with such a small probability. Just hope we can perform similarly in week 17 with a winning season being all that's at stake.

towen5
30.12.2015, 04:01 PM
onwards and upwards

rise up

so pleased i got to go to the Dome for the Colts and Vikings games. even if we did lose

JamesGall13
30.12.2015, 07:15 PM
Great win over the Panthers. Hopefully we can beat the Saints and end the season on a high.

JamesGall13
11.01.2016, 08:04 PM
Which of these free agents do you want resigned? I'd resign Schraeder, Biermann, Stupar and Graham; The rest can go.

Ryan Schraeder
Chris Chester
Adrian Clayborn
Jake Long
Nathan Stupar
Gino Gradkowski
O'Brien Schofield
Tony Moeaki
Philip Wheeler
Bryce Harris
Shayne Graham
Kroy Biermann
Phillip Adams
Charles Godfrey
Paul Worrilow

Domed Outter
16.01.2016, 12:50 AM
Schraeder, Wheeler, Schofield, Stupar.

Long, Clayborn and Chester to be kept in mind after the draft.

towen5
21.01.2016, 11:36 AM
no love for Worrilow?

For me hes a standout guy on the cheap - we seem to be rubbish at keeping linebackers

JamesGall13
22.01.2016, 02:28 AM
no love for Worrilow?

For me hes a standout guy on the cheap - we seem to be rubbish at keeping linebackers

He is terrible. Definitely one of the worst starting defensive players in the league. I hope he never plays for the Falcons again. The playing version of Thomas Dimitroff, just awful.

towen5
22.01.2016, 02:24 PM
He is terrible. Definitely one of the worst starting defensive players in the league. I hope he never plays for the Falcons again. The playing version of Thomas Dimitroff, just awful.

Massively bold statement based on what?

Same with Thomas Dimitroff - do you know what the Falcons were even like before he joined?

towen5
22.01.2016, 02:31 PM
FYI Sam Barrington and Shea McClennin are much worse starters at MLB than a guy who regularly leads our team in tackles, as well as putting in INT, FF and sacks.

Also ill remind you TD is the GM that picked Ryan, traded for Jones and found Freeman in the 4th round.

christ

JamesGall13
23.01.2016, 06:55 PM
FYI Sam Barrington and Shea McClennin are much worse starters at MLB than a guy who regularly leads our team in tackles, as well as putting in INT, FF and sacks.

Also ill remind you TD is the GM that picked Ryan, traded for Jones and found Freeman in the 4th round.

christ

How you can credit him for Julio when he gave up a whole draft to get him is laughable. No players remain on the roster from the 2012 draft! Only Julio, William Moore (who will likely be let go this offseason) and Bosher remain from the 2009-2011 drafts. He wasted mid round picks on guys like Shembo and Southward who were cut after contributing nothing.

He has had years to address the pass rush and yet again this season it was non existent. Splashed loads of money in free agency on crap like Ray Edwards, an over the hill Osi Umenyiora, Tyson Jackson, Brooks Reed, Jon Asamoah, Steven Jackson..... the list goes on. Even last offseason, we didn't sign one big impact player. Tamme, Schofield, Clayborn were all okay and serviceable back ups but didn't make a big impact.

I honestly cannot think of a worse GM that got given so long to build a team and managed to get praised for building a 18-30 team over the past 3 seasons.

As for Paul Worrilow, you use Sam Barrington and Shea McClennin as comparisons. Barrington got injured for the season in week one of the season and McClennin is likely to get cut. Worrilow is a liability. If Dan Quinn has any sense, he won't be on the team next year.

towen5
25.01.2016, 12:12 PM
How you can credit him for Julio when he gave up a whole draft to get him is laughable. No players remain on the roster from the 2012 draft! Only Julio, William Moore (who will likely be let go this offseason) and Bosher remain from the 2009-2011 drafts. He wasted mid round picks on guys like Shembo and Southward who were cut after contributing nothing.

He has had years to address the pass rush and yet again this season it was non existent. Splashed loads of money in free agency on crap like Ray Edwards, an over the hill Osi Umenyiora, Tyson Jackson, Brooks Reed, Jon Asamoah, Steven Jackson..... the list goes on. Even last offseason, we didn't sign one big impact player. Tamme, Schofield, Clayborn were all okay and serviceable back ups but didn't make a big impact.

I honestly cannot think of a worse GM that got given so long to build a team and managed to get praised for building a 18-30 team over the past 3 seasons.

As for Paul Worrilow, you use Sam Barrington and Shea McClennin as comparisons. Barrington got injured for the season in week one of the season and McClennin is likely to get cut. Worrilow is a liability. If Dan Quinn has any sense, he won't be on the team next year.

"a whole draft" is nonsense - hes the best receiver in the league - thats been rated as a great trade by most in the know.

2012 was 4 years ago - the average NFL career is 2 years - that happens league wide. Anything beyond the 3rd round is difficult hence why most celebrate successes not failures - ie. Freeman.

As opposed to teams that consistently change their GM and get worse results. You have just taken the last 3 years to suit your own data out of 8 years because the first 5 were great - the NFL goes through peaks and troughs - thats why we have draft picks.


This is why TD and Dan Quinn are in charge of the team and not you - regardless of whether Worrilow gets cut or not :D

towen5
25.01.2016, 12:14 PM
Since when should an 8-8 season from a new team in a new scheme consistute a firing.

10 Reasons to keep TD

1. Dimitroff and Quinn have developed and good working relationship that should be allowed to blossom.

2. Some of the bad player signings in free agency were attributed to the former coaching staff.

3. Dimitroff helped to turn around the franchise when it was coming out of some of its darkest days after the Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino year of 2007.

4. Dimitroff players helped the Falcons post five consecutive winning seasons.

5. The Julio Jones trade was a success.

6. Although Devonta Freeman may be a fumbler, he’s performed above his fourth-round draft status and is headed to the Pro Bowl.

7. The Falcons went to the playoffs four times and reached the NFC championship game after the 2012 regular season.

8. Dimitroff has been able to find some key undrafted free agents like linebacker Paul Worrilow.

9. With direction from Quinn and his coaching staff, Dimitroff will help to pick players who fit their systems.

10. All of his draft picks haven’t been bust. William Moore, Thomas DeCoud, Freeman, Jones and Ryan have gone to Pro Bowls. Tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end Vic Beasley are off to solid starts and could turn into Pro Bowl players.

http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/04/10-reasons-to-keep-general-manager-thomas-dimitroff/

Domed Outter
26.01.2016, 06:09 AM
He has had years to address the pass rush and yet again this season it was non existent. Splashed loads of money in free agency on crap like Ray Edwards, an over the hill Osi Umenyiora, Tyson Jackson, Brooks Reed, Jon Asamoah, Steven Jackson..... the list goes on. Even last offseason, we didn't sign one big impact player. Tamme, Schofield, Clayborn were all okay and serviceable back ups but didn't make a big impact.

Asamoah, really?!

JamesGall13
29.01.2016, 01:58 PM
Asamoah, really?!

He started for a season and has now been cut. A decent player but not a successful signing.

Dartmoor Falcon
08.02.2016, 07:57 PM
Cuts have started:-

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-Release-LB-Durant-and-S-Moore-/897c6873-977f-4b84-95b2-d9afb92d1d7d

towen5
10.02.2016, 06:33 PM
Get well soon Mr Blank :(

steven a h
10.02.2016, 08:09 PM
hope he is well soon

JamesGall13
11.02.2016, 01:48 PM
Terrible news, Hopefully he beats it.

Dartmoor Falcon
11.02.2016, 08:36 PM
Lost my mum to lung cancer last October, thoughts are with him and his family, really hope he can beat it.

towen5
12.02.2016, 03:27 PM
Lost my mum to lung cancer last October, thoughts are with him and his family, really hope he can beat it.

condolences fellow falc

Dartmoor Falcon
12.02.2016, 08:48 PM
condolences fellow falc

Thanks bud, she fought it for several years but at the end it was a relief when she went. Heard from the stonemasons yesterday that her memorial stone had arrived and read the news about Mr Blank, not a great end to the day.

JamesGall13
15.04.2016, 11:23 AM
Pretty difficult schedule. 7-9 is my prediction.

Week 1
Sept. 11 Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Week 2
Sept. 18 Atlanta at Oakland 4:25 p.m. CBS
Week 3
Sept. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Week 4
Oct. 2 Atlanta vs. Carolina 1 p.m. Fox
Week 5
Oct. 9 Atlanta at Denver 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 6
Oct. 16 Atlanta at Seattle 4:25 p.m.* Fox
Week 7
Oct. 23 Atlanta vs. San Diego 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 8
Oct. 30 Atlanta vs. Green Bay 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 9
Nov. 3 Atlanta at Tampa Bay 8:25 p.m.* NFLN
Week 10
Nov. 13 Atlanta at Philadelphia 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 11
*BYE WEEK*
Week 12
Nov. 27 Atlanta vs. Arizona 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 13
Dec. 4 Atlanta vs. Kansas City 1 p.m.* CBS
Week 14
Dec. 11 Atlanta at Los Angeles 4:25 p.m.* Fox
Week 15
Dec. 18 Atlanta vs. San Francisco 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 16
Dec. 24 Atlanta at Carolina 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 17
Jan. 1 Atlanta vs. New Orleans 1 p.m.* Fox

* time subject to change based on NFL’s flexible-scheduling plan.

Domed Outter
15.04.2016, 04:13 PM
Pretty difficult schedule. 7-9 is my prediction.

Week 1
Sept. 11 Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Week 2
Sept. 18 Atlanta at Oakland 4:25 p.m. CBS
Week 3
Sept. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Week 4
Oct. 2 Atlanta vs. Carolina 1 p.m. Fox
Week 5
Oct. 9 Atlanta at Denver 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 6
Oct. 16 Atlanta at Seattle 4:25 p.m.* Fox
Week 7
Oct. 23 Atlanta vs. San Diego 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 8
Oct. 30 Atlanta vs. Green Bay 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 9
Nov. 3 Atlanta at Tampa Bay 8:25 p.m.* NFLN
Week 10
Nov. 13 Atlanta at Philadelphia 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 11
*BYE WEEK*
Week 12
Nov. 27 Atlanta vs. Arizona 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 13
Dec. 4 Atlanta vs. Kansas City 1 p.m.* CBS
Week 14
Dec. 11 Atlanta at Los Angeles 4:25 p.m.* Fox
Week 15
Dec. 18 Atlanta vs. San Francisco 4:05 p.m.* Fox
Week 16
Dec. 24 Atlanta at Carolina 1 p.m.* Fox
Week 17
Jan. 1 Atlanta vs. New Orleans 1 p.m.* Fox

* time subject to change based on NFL’s flexible-scheduling plan.

Liking all the late afternoon games. Going to try to get out for the CAR, @DEN, @SEA games.

towen5
18.04.2016, 01:22 PM
almost a random guess at this point given teams can go from bad to good and good to bad in one season

Dartmoor Falcon
18.04.2016, 09:37 PM
Tough looking schedule but as Towen said it's to early to say how we are going to do.

Dartmoor Falcon
22.04.2016, 09:08 PM
We've exercised our option for a 5th season with Desmond Trufant.


http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Falcons-Exercise-Option-on-Pro-Bowl-CB-Trufant/e0ae0ffc-5ab0-4163-9d4f-fb5fb53f00d1

chris caulfield
18.05.2016, 12:02 PM
I'm writing an off-season review for every team and my Falcons review got posted today. Feel free to check it out as I recap their free agency spending and their draft before giving a final review and grade.

http://ontheclockblog.tumblr.com/post/144549655819/atlanta-falcons-off-season-review

Dartmoor Falcon
18.05.2016, 05:37 PM
I'm writing an off-season review for every team and my Falcons review got posted today. Feel free to check it out as I recap their free agency spending and their draft before giving a final review and grade.

http://ontheclockblog.tumblr.com/post/144549655819/atlanta-falcons-off-season-review

Good review, cheers for sharing.

JamesGall13
19.05.2016, 01:26 PM
I'm writing an off-season review for every team and my Falcons review got posted today. Feel free to check it out as I recap their free agency spending and their draft before giving a final review and grade.

http://ontheclockblog.tumblr.com/post/144549655819/atlanta-falcons-off-season-review

Good read. Not as high on our offseason moves as you though. Dunno who rushes the passer and at LB we have quantity rather then quality.

Lonestar1963
27.05.2016, 09:40 PM
Agree thats a worry, i drafted Neal but as a second rounder, took Rankins first, pass rush could be as non existent as last season:confused:

Dartmoor Falcon
22.09.2016, 07:57 PM
So, what's everyone's opinion of our start to the season?

I for one am confused I thought we'd be 1 and 1 but figured the results would have been the other way around.

georgia dome
22.09.2016, 11:01 PM
Same old Falcons for me
still cant pass rush and rubbish against the run :mad:

Dartmoor Falcon
23.09.2016, 07:49 PM
Same old Falcons for me
still cant pass rush and rubbish against the run :mad:

Hey Carl, been a while since i've seen you post on here, hopefully we'll improve as though?

Dartmoor Falcon
04.10.2016, 08:30 PM
So what's everyone's feelings on the signing of AJ Hawk?

JamesGall13
07.10.2016, 06:00 PM
So what's everyone's feelings on the signing of AJ Hawk?

Saw him a lot for the Packers and he was a massive liability. He doesn't seem to fit Quinns mantra of "fast and physical". Not many other options though since we have 4 injured linebackers.

Lonestar1963
10.10.2016, 08:35 PM
Comon lads you must be buzzin with the start? yes theres a long way to go but that offense! wow

Dartmoor Falcon
10.10.2016, 08:54 PM
Comon lads you must be buzzin with the start? yes theres a long way to go but that offense! wow

It's a good time to be a Falcons fan.

Dartmoor Falcon
23.10.2016, 08:04 AM
So 6 weeks in, 4-2 should be 5-1 but for a botched call against the seahawks, not a bad start to the season.

Domed Outter
23.10.2016, 08:09 AM
The other aspect is the defence is improving week on week.

Hopefully by this time next season we're talking top 10, with additions along the line.

The players are buying into Quinn's philosophy and it shows.

Dartmoor Falcon
23.10.2016, 03:48 PM
The other aspect is the defence is improving week on week.

Hopefully by this time next season we're talking top 10, with additions along the line.

The players are buying into Quinn's philosophy and it shows.

Yeah, and with the O line protecting Matt Ryan properly again we are always in with a chance of racking up a decent score.

Lonestar1963
09.11.2016, 09:53 PM
Mack has made a big diff, but 70 is struggling i think?

DeeFunct
11.11.2016, 12:31 PM
Matthews (70) has been fairly solid but certainly started the season slow, but I think that's a reflection of how good he was last season (allowing just one sack from that side) that people are taking more notice when me makes a mistake or two.

Continued improvement from the defense will be key for us to make headway in the playoffs.

I can't grumble, I don't think many people had us at 6-3 at this point in the season when the schedule was released. I certainly think we have enough offensive firepower to notch a W over the Eagles this Sunday. If we keep this offensive onslaught up and make it all the way to SB game, I think they'd be deserving of being mentioned in the conversation as an all-time great offense.

Dartmoor Falcon
11.11.2016, 08:07 PM
Matthews (70) has been fairly solid but certainly started the season slow, but I think that's a reflection of how good he was last season (allowing just one sack from that side) that people are taking more notice when me makes a mistake or two.

Continued improvement from the defense will be key for us to make headway in the playoffs.

I can't grumble, I don't think many people had us at 6-3 at this point in the season when the schedule was released. I certainly think we have enough offensive firepower to notch a W over the Eagles this Sunday. If we keep this offensive onslaught up and make it all the way to SB game, I think they'd be deserving of being mentioned in the conversation as an all-time great offense.

Agree with DeeFunct, we are doing better than I expected and it'll now come down to how our defence performs in the remaining games as our offence is ticking along fantastically well.

Domed Outter
11.11.2016, 10:16 PM
I'd also take into account the amount of deep throws Ryan is attempting, so he's having to stay on his blocks longer.

No concerns here.

DeeFunct
15.11.2016, 04:00 PM
Well that was painful to watch. After being manhandled by the Eagles Off and Def lines, I can safely say I'm glad we have a bye this weekend.

With the extra prep time, should the team take a longer, more detailed look into Wes Schweitzer at RG? Because Chester is nothing more than a turnstile at this point in time and has been declining steadily as the season has gone on.

Stubbsy #21
16.11.2016, 01:39 PM
I think the bye week has come at the right time. Give us a chance to heal up and re-focus for the stretch run. We're a much better offensive threat with Tevin Coleman in the game. I wouldn't be opposed to trying Schweitzer if he's shown anything in practice although I still think we'll spend a relatively high pick on a guard in the draft as that's clearly the weak spot on the O line. I also think RT could be upgraded as most of the pressure was coming from the right side last Sunday.

DeeFunct
16.11.2016, 03:41 PM
Do you not think that Schraeder has been 'infected' by Chester though? By that I mean he's aware that Chester is playing badly and is therefore concentrating more on extra work he may have to do to try and make up for Chester's deficiencies, rather than concentrating on his own blocking assignment?

I agree with you on the draft, thinking the front office invests most of our picks on the defensive side of the ball, with G/T being key needs, another edge rusher to start opposite Beasley and perhaps CB, as I don't see us keeping Alford around after this season.

Dartmoor Falcon
18.12.2016, 12:53 PM
Well with three weeks to go in the regular season can we win our Division?

Also are any of my fellow Falcons fans planning on going to any of the London games next season?

DeeFunct
19.12.2016, 09:30 AM
I think we can, with the Bucs losing to Dallas it takes the pressure off a little bit. My Main concern right now is the number of injuries we're dealing with.

I should be heading to the Dolphins v Saints game, hopefully to watch the Dolphins pile on a big win :D

Domed Outter
19.12.2016, 03:20 PM
Well with three weeks to go in the regular season can we win our Division?

Also are any of my fellow Falcons fans planning on going to any of the London games next season?

Can see us dropping one.

Probably 2 of them, hopefully the ones involving Cleveland and New Orleans. A nice 3 game Falcons trip again in between.

WayneF
19.12.2016, 04:08 PM
I hope New Orleans do us a favour and beat the Bucs giving us more breathing room.

I hope to go see them lose against the dolphins next season in London

Dartmoor Falcon
31.12.2016, 12:20 PM
Hopefully we beat the Saints this weekend and secure the 2nd seed in the NFC.

steven a h
05.01.2017, 12:50 AM
go falcons //////////////////////////////////////////win ya all

Dartmoor Falcon
05.01.2017, 11:31 PM
It's a good feeling knowing that not only are we in the playoffs but we have a wildcard weekend bye.

DeeFunct
10.01.2017, 10:56 AM
I'm quietly confident about the rematch with Seattle, this time at the Dome though. It seems like most Falcons fans wanted to play the Seahawks in what most see as a revenge game.

If we're fully fit and get Freeman/Coleman involved early doors, I think we could be out of sight by the end of the first half. Seattle's O-line has been suspect for most of the season so I'm hoping to see Beasley notch up a few more sacks this weekend!

mattchew
23.01.2017, 10:45 PM
Congrats on winning the NFCCG and a great season, probably lose my Saints fan card, but wish you well in the big game.

Looking at the guy who started this thread years ago, reminded me of my early Saints
days when Alge Crumpled played at Jimmy Graham levels against us :( not sure what his career stats were, but he would have been a shoe in for the HOF if he played every week like he did in our games!

Dartmoor Falcon
24.01.2017, 08:31 PM
Congrats on winning the NFCCG and a great season, probably lose my Saints fan card, but wish you well in the big game.


Thanks bud, hopefully we can get our first Lombardy trophy.

mattchew
25.01.2017, 08:57 PM
Congrats on winning the NFCCG and a great season, probably lose my Saints fan card, but wish you well in the big game.

Looking at the guy who started this thread years ago, reminded me of my early Saints
days when Alge Crumpled played at Jimmy Graham levels against us :( not sure what his career stats were, but he would have been a shoe in for the HOF if he played every week like he did in our games!

Sorry, should have (obviously) been Alge Crumpler. No doubt auto correct doing its
thing.

georgia dome
29.01.2017, 10:09 PM
well well who would of thought it, Falcons reach their second Super Bowl in Franchise history, Team flew to Houston today, And i`m already looking forward to next Sunday.
Be a tough game but i think that Lombardi is coming to Atlanta ..

Dartmoor Falcon
30.01.2017, 08:36 PM
well well who would of thought it, Falcons reach their second Super Bowl in Franchise history, Team flew to Houston today, And i`m already looking forward to next Sunday.
Be a tough game but i think that Lombardi is coming to Atlanta ..

Jammy! ☺

Enjoy it Carl, keep us updated mate.

Dartmoor Falcon
22.04.2017, 10:44 AM
2017 Regular Season Schedule:-

1 - @Bears
2 - Packers
3 - @Lions
4 - Bills
5 - Bye
6 - Dolphins
7 - @Patriots
8 - @Jets
9 - @Panthers
10 - Cowboys
11 - @Seahawks
12 - Buccanners
13 - Vikings
14 - Saints (TNF)
15 - @Buccanners
16 - @Saints
17 - Panthers

I'm thinking 10-6 this season.

DeeFunct
28.04.2017, 01:44 PM
I think 10-6 is a pretty fair assesment actually, the optimist in me thinks 11-5, we kept most of our key players and I like the Mckinley pick (though in my opinion, that was an expensive trade up).

The pessimist in me says 8-8, with so many coaching changes, a SB hangover and a getting used to a new stadium may just tip the scale out of our favour a little.

Dartmoor Falcon
29.04.2017, 09:59 AM
What are everyone's thoughts on the draft so far?

Got to say from what i've seen I like the look of both players we've taken so far.

wayne ellis
29.04.2017, 11:17 AM
What are everyone's thoughts on the draft so far?

Got to say from what i've seen I like the look of both players we've taken so far.

Bit surprised you haven't taken an OL yet, but McKinley could wreak havoc with Beasley for years to come and Riley looks a perfect fit for your Defense...

JamesGall13
26.10.2017, 08:30 AM
Just wondering what everyone's views are after 6 games played. Do people still think we'll make the playoffs? I must say I can't see a better then an 8-8 season now.

Stubbsy #21
01.11.2017, 02:33 PM
I'm undecided on this team at 4-3. Last year we were 4-3 and ended up in the Super Bowl so it can happen. We're definitely not peaking too early. With 4 of the last 6 at home I think then a strong finish to the year could line us up nicely for the playoffs although I think we'll need 10 or 11 wins just to get there.

As far as the other contenders well I think Philly will be a tough out and Seattle are always tough to beat at home. Vikings I'm not completely sold on although their defense is nothing to be sniffed at. Dallas should just shut up about Zeke's suspension and let it happen now as the longer it festers on the more chance he could be out of action come playoff time if he gets there (not that I'll complain) and they're a vastly inferior team with him not in the lineup. Rams have looked good but with an inexperienced QB and coach who knows how they'll handle the playoffs if they get there.

Domed Outter
04.11.2017, 07:09 PM
The team are capable of making the playoffs, but they've made it harder work than they need to have.

Need two wins out of the next three and take it from there.

Dartmoor Falcon
26.11.2017, 10:28 AM
So 6-4 at the moment, do we make the playoffs?

I'm still thinking we finish 10-6 and go in as a wildcard.

wayne ellis
26.11.2017, 10:47 AM
So 6-4 at the moment, do we make the playoffs?

I'm still thinking we finish 10-6 and go in as a wildcard.

Brutal looking run in, think tonight's game is a must win if you're going to have a shot...

Dartmoor Falcon
26.11.2017, 11:25 AM
Brutal looking run in, think tonight's game is a must win if you're going to have a shot...

Agree with you about tonight, if we don't win tonight then 8-8 is probably the best we can hope for.

Stubbsy #21
28.11.2017, 10:32 PM
Must win game was won and thanks to the Rams we're now lurking in the Saints rear view mirror. Having the head to head against both Seattle and Detroit could also prove useful.

Beat the Vikings this week and I think we control our own destiny. I think the Saints are wobbling and haven't yet beaten a team with a winning record (Vikings, Pats and Rams). Panthers aren't that impressive, may have peaked too early and we should have beaten them in Charlotte.

Given the competitive nature of the division and our remaining games I can see us being on TV every week from now until the end of the year.

Wk 13 v Vikings (6pm game on Sky)
Wk 14 v Saints (Thursday Night Football)
Wk 15 @ Tampa Bay (Monday Night Football)
Wk 16 @ Saints (6pm game)
Wk 17 v Panthers (6pm game - could be flexed)

Domed Outter
29.11.2017, 08:52 AM
Agreed.

I'm not concerned about Detroit, more Seattle, even with their problems as it pertains to playoff seedings. Baltimore might just knock Detroit out of contention on sunday, and Rodgers if he plays will finish them off in week 17.

WayneF
04.12.2017, 05:11 PM
I can't believe we lost that, the defense seemed to have trouble with the run of the Vikings. lets hope we can will all the division match-ups coming

Dartmoor Falcon
04.12.2017, 09:38 PM
I can't believe we lost that, the defense seemed to have trouble with the run of the Vikings. lets hope we can will all the division match-ups coming

Gutting really, I thought we would be more competitive than that.

Stubbsy #21
19.12.2017, 03:34 PM
Well we're still alive with 2 weeks to go. However if we're going to anything more the rest of the way we need to stop playing to the level of our opponents - we should have smashed the Bucs (although some of the ref calls didn't help).

And yet win the last two and we take the division and get a home playoff game!

If you look at the playoffs last year we're currently the only NFC team in a playoff position who also made it last year!

WayneF
19.12.2017, 10:16 PM
i just want to see us make it back into the playoffs winning both games would be amazing to top the division, it always makes me nervous when we get to the forth quarter and is one score in it we have been lucky to often

Domed Outter
25.12.2017, 07:46 AM
Agreed.

I'm not concerned about Detroit, more Seattle, even with their problems as it pertains to playoff seedings. Baltimore might just knock Detroit out of contention on sunday, and Rodgers if he plays will finish them off in week 17.

So here we are. After fluffing our lines yet again (also a special mention for The Pete Morelli Show) it's down to another final game at home against Carolina.

Flexed to 21:25 kick off, I see more than shades of the 2014 embarrassment.

Glad I'm out, because watching that live might end up in a trip to the hospital from banging my head against the wall too many times.

Dartmoor Falcon
25.12.2017, 08:31 AM
So here we are. After fluffing our lines yet again (also a special mention for The Pete Morelli Show) it's down to another final game at home against Carolina.

Flexed to 21:25 kick off, I see more than shades of the 2014 embarrassment.

Glad I'm out, because watching that live might end up in a trip to the hospital from banging my head against the wall too many times.

Hope we can win it, but I have the horrible feeling you are right.

Stubbsy #21
25.12.2017, 11:49 PM
Something else I spotted yesterday but did you see what the Aints did at halftime yesterday?

https://twitter.com/JeffSchultzAJC/status/945013000997613568/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fboards.atlantafalcons.com%2F index.php%3Fapp%3Dcore%26module%3Dsystem%26control ler%3Dembed%26url%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FJe ffSchultzAJC%2Fstatus%2F945013000997613568

What a classy organisation!

Dartmoor Falcon
26.12.2017, 11:25 AM
Something else I spotted yesterday but did you see what the Aints did at halftime yesterday?

https://twitter.com/JeffSchultzAJC/status/945013000997613568/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fboards.atlantafalcons.com%2F index.php%3Fapp%3Dcore%26module%3Dsystem%26control ler%3Dembed%26url%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FJe ffSchultzAJC%2Fstatus%2F945013000997613568

What a classy organisation!

Yeah, as you say classy.

JamesGall13
07.03.2018, 06:13 PM
"Source tells me the Falcons are one of multiple teams discussing a Michael Bennett trade with the Seahawks. Nothing imminent but will be interesting to see how it all unfolds." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer.

This was reported the other day. Personally I would take Bennett despite him being an idiot as long as it won't cost more then a 4th. Would you take him?

JamesGall13
07.03.2018, 07:25 PM
This was reported the other day. Personally I would take Bennett despite him being an idiot as long as it won't cost more then a 4th. Would you take him?

Nevermind :rolleyes:

Seahawks are trading DE Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Eagles for a fifth-round pick and WR Marcus Johnson, sources tell ESPN.

wayne ellis
07.03.2018, 07:34 PM
Nevermind :rolleyes:

Could always trade for Vinny Curry now... :)

Dartmoor Falcon
20.04.2018, 09:18 PM
So we have our 2018 schedule:-

WK1 Sept. 6 at Philadelphia 8:20pm NBC
WK2 Sept. 16 vs. Carolina 1:00pm FOX
WK3 Sept. 23 vs. New Orleans 1:00pm FOX
WK4 Sept. 30 vs. Cincinnati 1:00pm CBS
WK5 Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh 1:00pm FOX
WK6 Oct. 14 vs. Tampa Bay 1:00pm FOX
WK7 Oct. 22 vs. NY Giants 8:15pm ESPN
WK8 BYE
WK9 Nov. 4 at Washington 1:00pm FOX
WK10 Nov. 11 at Cleveland 1:00pm FOX
WK11 Nov. 18 vs. Dallas 1:00pm FOX
WK12 Nov. 22 at New Orleans 8:20pm NBC
WK13 Dec. 2 vs. Baltimore 1:00pm CBS
WK14 Dec. 9 at Green Bay 1:00pm FOX
WK15 Dec. 16 vs. Arizona 1:00pm FOX
WK16 Dec. 23 at Carolina 1:00pm FOX
WK17 Dec. 30 at Tampa Bay 1:00pm FOX

Anyone want to have a guess as to our W-L record?

JamesGall13
24.04.2018, 02:37 PM
So we have our 2018 schedule:-

WK1 Sept. 6 at Philadelphia 8:20pm NBC
WK2 Sept. 16 vs. Carolina 1:00pm FOX
WK3 Sept. 23 vs. New Orleans 1:00pm FOX
WK4 Sept. 30 vs. Cincinnati 1:00pm CBS
WK5 Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh 1:00pm FOX
WK6 Oct. 14 vs. Tampa Bay 1:00pm FOX
WK7 Oct. 22 vs. NY Giants 8:15pm ESPN
WK8 BYE
WK9 Nov. 4 at Washington 1:00pm FOX
WK10 Nov. 11 at Cleveland 1:00pm FOX
WK11 Nov. 18 vs. Dallas 1:00pm FOX
WK12 Nov. 22 at New Orleans 8:20pm NBC
WK13 Dec. 2 vs. Baltimore 1:00pm CBS
WK14 Dec. 9 at Green Bay 1:00pm FOX
WK15 Dec. 16 vs. Arizona 1:00pm FOX
WK16 Dec. 23 at Carolina 1:00pm FOX
WK17 Dec. 30 at Tampa Bay 1:00pm FOX

Anyone want to have a guess as to our W-L record?

Whilst playing Philadelphia opening game of the NFL season is exciting I think we might be lambs to the slaughter. I reckon 9-7 or 10-6. I plan to move to Canada in September so hopefully I can get to the Saints or Bengals home game on the way.

Dartmoor Falcon
24.04.2018, 09:14 PM
Whilst playing Philadelphia opening game of the NFL season is exciting I think we might be lambs to the slaughter. I reckon 9-7 or 10-6. I plan to move to Canada in September so hopefully I can get to the Saints or Bengals home game on the way.

Nice, which bit of Canada are you moving to?

JamesGall13
25.04.2018, 10:10 PM
Nice, which bit of Canada are you moving to?

Vancouver is the plan.