Atlanta Falcons Roster Reconstruction

A Look at the Falcons Roster Soon to be In Flux

Spoon on the Clock?

By Bangkapi Ajarn

(the G rated explanation of the mBy Bangkapi Ajarneaning of BA)

Arthur Blank is a man accustomed to success – Thomas Dimitroff is a man accustomed to success – Mike Smith is a man that WANTS to become accustomed to success – and as Falcons fans, we DESPERATELY WANT to be accustomed to success.

 As one of only two teams in the NFC south that never won a Superbowl , and over 40 heartbreaking years of futility before finally earning back-to-back winning seasons, the term long-suffering in the dictionary had a Falcons logo superimposed. Carolina is the other conference non champion, with almost 30 years less futility to bear.

Fortunately, since the trainwreck of Vick-gate was replaced by Matty Ice ( is nice), we HAVE been treated to more success than we long suffering fans of the Falcons have ever seen   .A Rockin’ Look at the Falcons Recent Success, BA Style

Ever.

The halcyon days of consecutive winning seasons we have longed for since the day that Tommy Nobis and Randy Johnson joined the fledgling NFL team that we learned to love thru the tears FINALLY arrived along with Matt Ryan, Smitty, and TD. Times were good.

Until last year.

A tsunami of injuries combined with poor draft and Free Agency investments/decisions in the lines (Jamal Anderson, Ray Edwards, Harvey Dahl, Garrett Reynolds, Peter Konz,  Peria Jerry, etc.), and the inability of coaches to develop talent finally brought the Falcons march to the Superbowl -which squeaked to a halt 10 tantalizing yards short of the promised land – to an ignominious, deflating end.

13-3, best in the NFC to 4-12 in one humbling year.

While fans and pundits can and will find fault up and down the organization, ultimately the shortcomings are on the field, by players.  The front office responded (perhaps with a few inches of Mr. Blank’s shoes smudging  their large intestines with shoe polish) by investing heavily in the line –

 Jon Asamoah, Gabe Carimi, Paul Soliai, and Tyson Jackson in Free Agency,

Jake Matthews and Ra’Shede Hageman with their first two draft picks

And several UDFA’s just to liven the competition.

Add in Free agents and draftees in other key areas and the potential exists for easily 20% to 30% turnover of the roster from last year.

Undoubtedly there are some veterans that are not sleeping quite as soundly after the draft – after all, the training room table at the Flowery Branch complex is nicer (and cheaper) than the breakroom at their local Walmart – Or wherever their future takes them when their NFL career comes to an end.

No matter what position a 2013 Falcon player plays, a 4-12 season isn’t going to create much job security. Arthur Blank didn’t get to be a gazillionaire by accepting red ink. Bottom line, success pays, failure slays (careers).

SOOO, lets look at the roster position by position and discuss where the bodies will lie after the Turk takes his scythe to the roster at the end of training camp (which should start in a couple months).

 For purposes of this exercise, we will assume there will be the same number of roster spots assigned to each position as the end of the 2013 season, given in parenthesis. 

Offense (26 roster spots)

Quarterbacks (2)

4   Davis, Dominique           QB   6-3   210241   East Carolina

9   Mathews, Jeff                 QB   6-4   229      R Cornell

12  Renfree, Sean             QB    6-5           225      24        R         Duke

2   Ryan, Matt                      QB   6-4   220295   Boston College 

Sure Thing – Matt Ryan (duh) 

Likely – Dominic Davis (can play mobile QB in practice, may not see many snaps) 

Dogfight for the Practice Squad (Sean Renfree coming off an injury, Jeff Matthews) 

Running backs (6)

RB’s According to BA………. 

33                                         Freeman, Devonta     RB           5-8       203      22        0          Florida State

39                                         Jackson, Steven    RB    6-2       240      30        9          Oregon State

32                                         Rodgers, Jacquizz      RB           5-6       188      24        2          Oregon State

35                                         Smith, Antone      RB    5-9       192      28        4          Florida State

34                                         Smith, Jerome RB     6-0           226      23        0          Syracuse

30                                         Vaughan, Josh      RB    6-0       225      27        2          Richmond

Fullbacks 

42                                         DiMarco, Patrick FB    6-1       243      25        2          South Carolina

45                                         Hagens, Maurice   FB    5-11     250                  R         Miami (Fla.)

43                                         Nix, Roosevelt      FB    5-11     260      22        0          Kent State 

Sure Thing – Jackson, Freeman

Likely – Rodgers, A. Smith

Dogfight (RB) –  Vaughan, J. Smith

Dogfight (FB) – DiMarco, Nix, Hagens. DiMarco has the slight early edge with some experience. 

Wide receivers (5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S13mP_pfEc 

15                                         Boldewijn, Geraldo   WR          6-4       220                  R         Boise State

14                                         Croom, Dominique    WR          6-2       190      23        R         Central Arkansas

19                                         Davis, Drew    WR    6-1           204      25        2          Oregon

83                                         Douglas, Harry     WR   6-0       183      29        5          Louisville

17                                         Hester, Devin WR    5-11         190      31        9          Miami (Fla.)

13                                         Johnson, Darius    WR   5-10     175      23        R         Southern Methodist

16                                         Jones, Julian     WR    6-0           202                  R         Arkansas State

11                                         Jones, Julio      WR    6-3           220      25        2          Alabama

18                                         Martino, Freddie WR   6-0       195                  R         North Greenville

89                                         Reedy, Bernard    WR   5-9       175      22        0          Toledo

87                                         Thompson, Tramaine     WR      5-8       167      24        0          Kansas State

84                                         White, Roddy WR    6-0           212      32        8          Alabama-Birmingham

JJ and RW are coming off injuries; expect them to coast thru camp trying to get healthy. Hester is a WR roster wise, but realistically he is a special team ace, with some use in gimmick plays.

Sure Thing – Roddy White, Julio Jones. Harry Douglas, Devin Hester

Dogfight – Davis, Johnson, Boldewiin

Cannon Fodder –Croom, Julian Jones (could slip thru to the final cut by getting confused with the other JJ), Martino, Reedy, Thompson

Tight ends (3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reTx5sqvVJ4 

TG wasn’t much of a blocker, but if you really needed a few tough yards, he was the man. More blocking from this years TE’s. Pascoe will surprise, he was a reliable receiver at Fresno state, just didn’t get a chance in the pros. Don’t be surprised if he gets a similar number of snaps to Toilolo. 

86                                         Pascoe, Bear    TE     6-5           265      28        6          Fresno State

81                                         Pedersen, Jacob    TE     6-5       240      23        0          Wisconsin

82                                         Shuler, Mickey     TE     6-4       247      27        4          Penn State

85                                         Szczerba, Andrew     TE            6-6       256      25        R         Penn State

80                                         Toilolo, Levine     TE     6-8       265      22        R         Stanford

49                                         Wozniak, Brian     TE     6-4       255      23        0          Wisconsin 

Sure thing – Toilolo, Pascoe

Dogfight for 1 spot – Szczerba, Pedersen

Cannon fodder – Wozniak, Shuler 

Offensive linemen (10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHLNG08Yfok 

Lots of changes from last year on the horizon, at least two new starters and likely a shakeup on the bench. Worst run O in the league, and a franchise QB that had no time to throw means change. Turk to vet “If we sucked with you, worst we can do is suck without you with the potential to improve”. Konz, Johnson, Holmes, this is for YOU. Not out yet, but will need to earn their spot. 

Centers

61                                         Hawley, Joe     C  6-3    302      25        3          Nevada-Las Vegas

66                                         Konz, Peter      C  6-5    317      24        1          Wisconsin

62                                         Stone, James    C  6-0    291      22        0          Tennessee

Guards

75                                         Asamoah, Jon G  6-4    305      25        5          Illinois

63                                         Blalock, Justin      G  6-4           326      30        6          Texas

68                                         Carimi, Gabe   G  6-7    316      25        4          Wisconsin

69                                         Gunn, Harland      G  6-2           310      24        R         Miami

67                                         Replogle, Adam   OL    6-3       294      23        R         Indiana

Tackles 

72                                         Baker, Sam      T   6-5    301      28        5          USC

76                                         Holmes, Lamar     T   6-6           333      24        1          Southern Miss

79                                         Johnson, Mike      T   6-6           304      27        3          Alabama

74                                         Jones, Terren    T   6-7    320      22        R         Alabama State

70                                         Matthews, Jake     T   6-5           305      22        0          Texas A&M

73                                         Schraeder, Ryan   T   6-7           300      26        R         Valdosta State 

Sure Thing – Hawley, Asamoah, Blalock, Baker, Matthews

Dogfight C(1) – Konz, Stone

Dogfight G – Carimi, Gunn, Replogle

Dogfight T – Holmes, Johnson, Jones, Schraeder 

DEFENSE (24)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU

Defensive Positions are taken from the official Falcons site. Doesn’t mean that is where they will wind up playing.

 Nolan’s D seems to use untraditional roles. DT can be a DE or even LB in pass protect, DE can be LB, and the LB, CB, and S are interchangeable. Blurred lines indeed.

Nickel, Dime, Big nickel, $3 bill (what we seemed to be playing last year), 3-4, 4-3, Ameoba, illusion (fav term by Smitty), who knows. At any rate, here is a shot based on the positions listed on the Falcons site.

Defensive linemen (9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsa2F9F1BBk

Defensive Tackles

95                                         Babineaux, Jonathan      DT       6-2       300      32        8          Iowa

97                                         Jerry, Peria       DT     6-2           295      29        4          Mississippi

91                                         Peters, Corey   DT     6-3           305      25        3          Kentucky

92                                         Robertson, Travian    DT           6-4       304      25        1          South Carolina

65                                         Rumph, Donte      DT    6-3       320      24        0          Kentucky

96                                         Soliai, Paul       DT     6-4           340      30        8          Utah

Defensive Ends 

71                                         Biermann, Kroy    DE    6-3       255      28        5          Montana

64                                         Eguae, Nosa    DE     6-3           269      22        R         Auburn

93                                         Goodman, Malliciah DE           6-4       276      24        R         Clemson

77                                         Hageman, Ra’Shede DE           6-6       318      23        0          Minnesota

99                                         Jackson, Tyson     DE    6-4       296      27        6          LSU

90                                         Maponga, Stansly      DE           6-2       265      23        R         TCU

94                                         Massaquoi, Jonathan      DE       6-2       264      26        1          Troy

98                                         Matthews, Cliff    DE    6-4       268      24        2          South Carolina

50                                         Umenyiora, Osi    DE    6-3       255      32        10        Troy

Sure Thing (6) – Babineaux, Peters (if recovered from injury), Soliai, Biermann (if recovered from injury, wouldn’t be shocked to see him start on IR), Hageman, Jackson

Dogfight (3)– Jerry, Robertson, Rumph (Charitable here, but could beat out Jerry if hurt again), Goodman, Maponga, Umenyiora, Matthews

Cannon Fodder – Eguae

Linebackers (6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPtqa0kj3qQ 

Looking for a lot of turnover here as well, the UDFA’s were able to start last year, but was that because they were that good, of that the others were that bad (and hurt)?  Possible controversy in my choices here. 

59                                         Bartu, Joplo     LB     6-2           230      24        R         Texas State

48                                         Daley, Brenden    LB    6-3       250                  R         Hawaii

52                                         Dent, Akeem   LB     6-1           239      26        2          Georgia

46                                         May, Walker    LB     6-5           250      23        R         Vanderbilt

53                                         Shembo, Prince     LB    6-2       254      22        0          Notre Dame

56                                         Weatherspoon, Sean LB           6-2       244      26        3          Missouri

55                                         Worrilow, Paul     LB    6-1       232      24        R         Delaware 

54                                         Smallwood, Yawin    ILB          6-3       236      22        0          Connecticut 

45                                         Smith, Jacques      OLB6-2       258      22        0          Tennessee

51                                         Spruill, Marquis    OLB6-0       224      23        0          Syracuse

49                                         Starr, Tyler       OLB  6-4           250      23        0          South Dakota 

Sure Thing (1)– Weatherspoon 

Likely(3) – Shembo, Starr, Smallwood 

Dogfight (2) – Bartu, Dent,  Worrilow, Spruill, 

Cannon Fodder – Daley, May, Smith 

Defensive backs (9)

We could have more S candidates coming in when Training camp cuts are made, this forecast is based on “dancin’ with who we brung’

Cornerbacks 

23                                         Alford, Robert      CB    5-10     186      25        R         Southeastern Louisiana

37                                         Allen, Ricardo      CB    5-9       187      22        0          Purdue

28                                         Arenas, Javier CB     5-9           197      26        5          Alabama

43                                         Glover-Wright, Devonta CB     6-0       175                  R         Utah State

43                                         Mabin, Jordan CB     5-11         180      25        1          Northwestern

27                                         McClain, Robert   CB    5-9       195      25        3          Connecticut

21                                         Trufant, Desmond     CB           6-0       190      23        R         Washington

26                                         Wilson, Josh    CB     5-9           188      29        8          Maryland

Safety 

29                                         Baker, Sean     S   6-1    209      25        1          Ball State

36                                         Ishmael, Kemal     S   6-0           206      23        R         Central Florida

40                                         McFadden, Kimario S  5-11     197      23        0          South Carolina State

25                                         Moore, William     S   6-0           221      29        4          Missouri

22                                         Motta, Zeke     S   6-0    206      24        R         Notre Dame 

24                                         Lowery, Dwight   FS5-11         212      28        6          San Jose State

41                                         Southward, Dezmen FS            6-0       211      22        0          Wisconsin 

Sure Thing (7)– Alford, Arenas, McClain, Trufant, Moore, Lowery, Southward

IR or cut injured – Motta

Dogfight (2) – Ishmael, Baker, Wilson, McFadden, Allen

Cannon Fodder – Glover-Wright, Mabin,

Special teams (3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP8G4clUJBY 

3   Bryant, Matt                   K      5-9   2033811     Baylor

5   Bosher, Matt                   P       6-0   208262   Miami (Fla.)

6   Yoklic, Matt                    P       6-4   220230   Pittsburgh

47 Harris, Josh      LS     6-1           224      25        1          Auburn 

Camp Filler – Matt Yoklic , I am sure he is a nice guy, but unless Bosher gets hurt he will not make the cut.

Note to TD

Dude, you know we love you, but this is an intervention – for your own good, because we love you. PLEASE call – 248.358.8508

Note to Smitty –

Hey Bro, if August rolls around this year and you see a problem like last year, PLEASE don’t make a note in your notebook and refer to it in next years post season interview – PLEASE FIX IT. Training (also called coaching, look it up), hiring free agents to replace folks that can’t cut it – what ever.

Hey there Smitty!!!

Relying on illusion for 16 games only works if the other sideline is stupid – please refer to the 2013 season

Note to Mr. Blank

Call me, please. Just a small donation, say, what you made last Tuesday. Please??????? 

Note to AJC –

Dear Sirs,

Regarding your policy of dumping successful bloggers that bring in clicks (and eyeballs on ads) and work for free – look this up in the dictionary – Business practices, sub-section buggy whips. 

Note to D3-

THANK YOU. JUST, THANK YOU.

Note to Cage readers;

Thank you for your patience and your attention, please be kind and share your opinions/comments on my take on how the roster could shake out.

Bangkapi Ajarn

 

Far too early BA Projected 53 man Roster

(Practice squad can have 8, not willing to take that on yet)

 Offense

4   Davis, Dominique           QB   6-3   210241   East Carolina

2   Ryan, Matt                      QB   6-4   220295   Boston College 

33                                         Freeman, Devonta     RB           5-8       203      22        0          Florida State

39                                         Jackson, Steven    RB    6-2       240      30        9          Oregon State

32                                         Rodgers, Jacquizz      RB           5-6       188      24        2          Oregon State

35                                         Smith, Antone      RB    5-9       192      28        4          Florida State

30                                         Vaughan, Josh      RB    6-0       225      27        2          Richmond

42                                         DiMarco, Patrick FB    6-1       243      25        2          South Carolina 

86                                         Pascoe, Bear    TE     6-5           265      28        6          Fresno State

81                                         Pedersen, Jacob    TE     6-5       240      23        0          Wisconsin

80                                         Toilolo, Levine     TE     6-8       265      22        R         Stanford 

19                                         Davis, Drew    WR    6-1           204      25        2          Oregon

83                                         Douglas, Harry     WR   6-0       183      29        5          Louisville

17                                         Hester, Devin WR    5-11         190      31        9          Miami (Fla.)

11                                         Jones, Julio      WR    6-3           220      25        2          Alabama

84                                         White, Roddy WR    6-0           212      32        8          Alabama-Birmingham 

61                                         Hawley, Joe     C  6-3    302      25        3          Nevada-Las Vegas

66                                         Konz, Peter      C  6-5    317      24        1          Wisconsin

75                                         Asamoah, Jon G  6-4    305      25        5          Illinois

63                                         Blalock, Justin      G  6-4           326      30        6          Texas

68                                         Carimi, Gabe   G  6-7    316      25        4          Wisconsin

72                                         Baker, Sam      T   6-5    301      28        5          USC

76                                         Holmes, Lamar     T   6-6           333      24        1          Southern Miss

79                                         Johnson, Mike      T   6-6           304      27        3          Alabama

70                                         Matthews, Jake     T   6-5           305      22        0          Texas A&M

73                                         Schraeder, Ryan   T   6-7           300      26        R         Valdosta State

Defense 

93                                         Goodman, Malliciah DE           6-4       276      24        R         Clemson

77                                         Hageman, Ra’Shede DE           6-6       318      23        0          Minnesota

99                                         Jackson, Tyson     DE    6-4       296      27        6          LSU

94                                         Massaquoi, Jonathan      DE       6-2       264      26        1          Troy

50                                         Umenyiora, Osi    DE    6-3       255      32        10        Troy

 

95                                         Babineaux, Jonathan      DT       6-2       300      32        8          Iowa

91                                         Peters, Corey   DT     6-3           305      25        3          Kentucky

92                                         Robertson, Travian    DT           6-4       304      25        1          South Carolina

96                                         Soliai, Paul       DT     6-4           340      30        8          Utah 

24                                         Lowery, Dwight   FS5-11         212      28        6          San Jose State

41                                         Southward, Dezmen FS            6-0       211      22        0          Wisconsin 

36                                         Ishmael, Kemal     S   6-0           206      23        R         Central Florida

25                                         Moore, William     S   6-0           221      29        4          Missouri 

23                                         Alford, Robert      CB    5-10     186      25        R         Southeastern Louisiana

37                                         Allen, Ricardo      CB    5-9       187      22        0          Purdue

28                                         Arenas, Javier CB     5-9           197      26        5          Alabama

27                                         McClain, Robert   CB    5-9       195      25        3          Connecticut

21                                         Trufant, Desmond     CB           6-0       190      23        R         Washington 

Assume all 4 LB draftees make it, Dent and Bartu are gone, Biermann starts on IR. More likely is Dent and Bartu stay, 2 rookies start on practice squad. I am going with Nolan trumps Smitty’s Vet pref. program. Very green, but don’t need to unlearn bad habits and are fresh canvases for Nolan. 

54                                         Smallwood, Yawin    ILB          6-3       236      22        0          Connecticut

53                                         Shembo, Prince     LB    6-2       254      22        0          Notre Dame

56                                         Weatherspoon, Sean LB           6-2       244      26        3          Missouri

55                                         Worrilow, Paul     LB    6-1       232      24        R         Delaware

51                                         Spruill, Marquis    OLB6-0       224      23        0          Syracuse

49                                         Starr, Tyler       OLB  6-4           250      23        0          South Dakota

Spec Teams 

5   Bosher, Matt                   P       6-0   208262   Miami (Fla.)

3   Bryant, Matt                   K      5-9   2033811     Baylor

47  Harris, Josh      LS     6-1           224      25        1          Auburn 

(IR)71 Biermann, Kroy        DE    6-3   255285   Montana

(IR)22 Motta, Zeke              S       6-0   20624R Notre Dame

 

 

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172 thoughts on “Atlanta Falcons Roster Reconstruction

  1. bangkapi ajarn

    Happy Memorial Day to all that have served in any capacity to protect our country. Our country, good and bad, rests on a 238 year old tower of sacrifice, many of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice. Regardless of your opinion of our leaders, that legacy endures and allows us to be us.

    There is no other country in the world that has so many people from so many places that want to leave their homes and stat a new life, and THAT is the true legacy of all those sacrifices. Even if we sometimes forget to appreciate what we were given, others from the around the world remind us in their eagerness to join.

    The American dream of hope is the legacy we have received. I only wish we were better stewards of that gift.

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  2. Mike in Minnesota

    Stephen Segrest – It is a little more difficult to access the Cage than when it was linked to AJC…I read the AJC everyday for news “back home” and the Cage was an easy “click” away…I have created a “bookmark” for the new “Cage”…Participation may be down because of the time of the year…having not been through this last year ( with the Cage ) I do recall and have noticed the AJC writers wrote less and the blogs were shorter this time of year…I like your suggestion on the on the “quick questions” and it might be A LOT easier for D3 and Mr.Ajarn and give them more time for the pursuit of other activities and “honey do lists”….My stat would be ” points allowed / points scored ” differences between the first half and second half…We ranked 11th in scoring during the 1st half….26th in scoring in the second half….We ranked 7th in defensive ( points/game by opponent ) and 34th ( points/game by opponent ) in the second half…. That has to change !

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  3. Mike in Minnesota

    My stat was pretty easy didn’t require much thought…and does point out flaws in “coaching/conditioning” and the current regimes non “killer” instincts and their philosophy of “playing not to lose”…I see 11 wins in my crystal ball !

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  4. dawsondevitt Post author

    Happy Memorial Day Cage! — A big thank you on behalf of The Cage and to all those that have served our country with honor, dignity, and pride. You all are the best and brightest our country has to offer and sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of those that have served.!!!!

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  5. dawsondevitt Post author

    A Comment on The Cage —- I understand there’s some panic concerning our beloved blog. I know some of us have come aboard recently and may not know kind of the pattern that holds true. There’s a reason I call it “The Dead Zone” of Falcons and football. There is nothing going on. Go over to any football related website and see what they have to offer, because it ain’t much. This is just the normal routine that follows. Huge build up to free agency and draft and then…..poof…..there’s nothing going on until July. For those of you who’ve come on board more recently, this is pretty standard in terms comments. Summer, vacations, people out of town, people outside, family, friends, and all the rest that people and families unplug and recharge from the daily grind. I will be writing a new one today and I will do my best to start cranking them out more. To be really frank, I needed a break. The draft run-up and closing out the school year was beyond hectic as hell and I needed a break. But I’m ready to roll now……

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  6. Mike in Minnesota

    D3 – You do so much for the Cage…Please do like they say before takeoff “…put on your mask before assisting others…” the biggest threat to this site is the “major” writers getting “burnt out”… enjoy your summer !…The snow is gone…got to go cut the grass.

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  7. Mike in Minnesota

    Oh yea…my flag is up and thank you from someone who never served…I graduated in 1973 and remember as a child and young adult watching the news as I got ready for school…Every morning they gave a “death count” from the day before and on Friday’s they showed “photos” of the servicemen killed that week…My birthday was below a 10 that year…luckily for me the Viet Nam War was over…my brother in law still suffers from PTSD…My nephew was one of the boys written about in “Black Hawk Down” and his father is a retired Major who was Special Forces in Iraq and Turkey and Afghanistan…My father in law is a WWII veteran…it is all too real the sacrifices they and those of you who served have made for me and my family.

    Thank You.

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  8. Grits Blitz

    D3 – ?
    Why is A. Dent still on the team? Already proven he can’t play, not even enough speed to “catch a cold”, taking up a space for a better, younger LB. Sorry, just answered my own question…Vet Preference and WPP still in effect as Smitty is still HC – regardless of calling d. a 4-3, 3-4, or a Smitty “Hybrid”.

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  9. Grits Blitz

    Warrior was right regarding OT, Will Svitech…that ship has officially sailed…to Cincy. (I just thought it would’ve been nice to have a capable back-up for when, not if, Samantha goes down…again.)
    Also, anybody want CB, Chris Houston as a back-up now that Detroit waived him 6/14? Just checking for a pulse…
    Anybody home?

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  10. Grits Blitz

    Okay, best wishes A. Dent. Even if Yates is not the answer at QB #2, I just like the idea of our FO “trading” away non-performers…for something…rather than just “chopping the deadwood”!
    Too late now, but FO could have traded Spoon for at least a #3 draft choice, as I’d supported, before his Achilles injury. Unfulfilled potential will be his epitaph in Atlanta as I don’t see any future for him w/ Falcons in the future.

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  11. Grits Blitz

    Continuing FO Puzzlement…Dominique Davis showed some razzle and he did dazzle at times. How he went from #2 to out is a question, unless there’s some off-field shenanigans we’re not privy to know. Seems he would at least be given a chance to compete, like Renfree and Mathews, supposedly will be provided.
    We/fans need a P.I. to get the back story!

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  12. Ken Strickland

    WHAT’S UP CAGERS, I’M BAAACK? I’ve had some computer problems on top of a bunch of other issues while trying to relocate back to the ATl, or Conyers. I simply love living out here in the woods. The deep woods that surrounds me, along with all of the deer Coyotes, foxes, possums, raccoons & other wildlife really reminds me of what it was like growing up at the foothills of a mountain chain.

    It certainly looks like KBiermann is 100%, after finally getting over last yrs injuries, & is playing at the level we’ve always expected from him. If we win the division, it means we’ll end up drafting no higher than 21st in the upcoming draft, rather than in the top ten if we don’t. I seriously doubt if we’ll be able to get the edge pass rusher we desperately need drafting that low, which would leave free agency as our only viable option.

    Has anyone noticed how our sudden surge in OFF & DEF production has coincided with us giving our rookies & younger players considerably more snaps? We have 4 remaining gms & I hope we lose all 4 of them. Drafting in the top 10 will do far more for this franchise than winning the division, making the playoffs, getting embarrassed once again & losing out in the draft.

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