Atlanta Falcons General Thread

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    There's not much exciting to write about this team, however I'm tired of seeing no new posts in this forum since 2018, so here goes nothing. :p

    Matt Ryan just turned 36 and this is a big season for him now that Julio Jones has moved on and there are no proven receivers on the team other than Calvin Ridley, though Russell Gage has potential. The Falcons also have the ultra-heralded rookie tight end Kyle Pitts, already anointed a hall of famer by the hive mind media and DWFs, so it'll be interested to see how he fares this season as tight ends almost always struggle as rookies while Pitts is presumed to be an instant mega-star. If Ryan doesn't have a good season the Falcons will likely start looking for his replacement in the '22 draft.

    John Cominsky remains the sole overachieving defender on the Falcons. He's in the mix on the line, but played less than half of the snaps last year and that looks to be his role again for this season.

    The o-line as of now is projected to be 4/5 White, but with the drafting of Pitts, Hayden Hurst's role will be significantly reduced from last year.
     
  2. El Gringo

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    Hopefully Pitts gets moved to receiver which is his natural position in my opinion. Not that Hayden Hurst wouldn’t excel as wr as well but would never get the opportunity.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    I wonder if Julio Jones moving on will be addition by subtraction for Matt Ryan (think of Baker Mayfield once he did not feel compelled to throw to Beckham after he was out for the year). He won't be forced to throw to Jones anymore. Hurst should be a servicable number 2 TE. Pitts won't live up to the hype that has surrounded him - he's another Evan Engram type (hopefully less prone to drops) but lacks the ability to be a powerful blocker.
     
  4. Bucky

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    I've always been a big Matt Ryan fan, crazy to think he's already 36! NFC south should be interesting once again.
     
  5. Snowplow

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    Love Matty Ice as well! Been criminally overrated and underrated. As accurate and cerebral as anyone can be. Would love to see him win a ring before retiring.
    Love the 4/5 O line. A snowplow would be nice but this is still excellent for this era.
    Also keep an eye out for WR Austin Trammell, a UDFA. The Falcons were openly very high on him pre-draft, and he could at least earn a PS spot. Always wanted Ryan to have a slot guy like him, he certainly deserves a chance because he can do great things.
     
  6. Snowplow

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    UDFA WR Austin Trammell has been a standout so far in camp. The coaches and team reporters have been praising him, and Matt Ryan called him a fun guy to watch and play with. Caught a few passes with the first team. Saw all this in a video, can’t find the link rn though.

    DE John Cominsky also has been getting a lot of 1st Team Reps in camp.
     
  7. Jerry Reb

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    Matt Ryan is a talented QB who's been screwed over year after year by terrible defenses. He'd consistently put up great stats (and rack up big points for my fantasy team) only to be let down by a D that couldn't stop a wet noodle.

    Those defenses, of course, always had few to no palefaces, but no one in (((mainstream sports media))) ever questioned why team management kept doing the same thing over and over when it clearly wasn't working. Because "the best players play, muh only true meritocracy" or something like that.
     
  8. Leonardfan

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    As @Christ-is-king mentioned - Trammell has been cut.

    The Falcons did sign Rosen - I would think he is viewed as a more competent qb than Franks.
     

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