After seeing the Panthers humiliate the Falcon's in the dome so much for revenge.This game showed me that the Falcon's have not nearly the talent we think and that the coaches have not prepared properly to eventually get the Falcon's even a sniff of going deep in the playoffs. Lets face it the whole team quit today which is reason to question almost everythin about the Falcon's. The post game show Shannon Sharp said Vick is going to have to quit getting a free ride and win some improtant games before he is an elite QB.The last big win was vs Green Bay.I am disappointed at the coaches(Donatrell,Knapp).There systems don't look like either will get us to the promised land but I can't see either being fired this year.I guess the best part about otday is the falcon's get the 15th pick in the draft,whopee.
I wonder what Arthur Blank is feeling now.He is usally a guy that wants answers and holds people accontabvle.Donatrell will say we had injuries but look at a team like the patriots they have had all kinds of injuries and could make a super bowl run.My opinion TALENT is what we need which I have said many times.I think many of us agree where the weak points are on the team.
Now I know those are alot of postiions to fill which all can't be done the same year.When you draft you take the best player available that fills a need.I am proposing to trade Schaub ONLY if we get another no1 pick or a very high second rounder, which we were offered a no1 last year and the falcon's turned it down.Also only trade schaub if we can sign a backup in free agency.I would not trade him for anything less.Now based on this we get an extra first rounder or high 2nd rounder.One thing people forget is the ron wolf way of drafting which is draft a young QB who can be a backup or be traded for a starter in a few years(Schaub situation).Aaron Brooks,Hasselbeck etc etc come to mind.I would pick one around the 4th,5th round.
There are 3 players that may filll the def end position (the guy from boston college,Mario Williams and Hali from penn state).At this point I am not sure if any will be down graded but if they can rush the QB any of them I would say draft one of the 3 which should be available one of them at no 15.Where it gets tough is if a guy like Mike Huff is available that can play corner/safety which one do you take? You have got to have an effective pass rush no matter who plays in the secondary.Now with the extra 1st or 2nd I would draft a off linemen if a good one is available(Giles,Scott possibly although I am hearing some bad things).With the falcons second round pick a safety(bing,Simpson,pollard,blue).Def tackle to me is a priority so if the dude from louisville is on the borad and is head and shoulders above the other def tackles besides ngota who will be long gone then i may use the 2nd rounder or second 1st rounder on him.We see if you can';t stop the run your defense can get shredded.
I really feel that if this team under performs next year both donatrell and knapp could be gone.Then if Mora doesn't get things done in the next 2 yrs he could be gone also.
Mike Vick, I think we need to hold him accounntable next year.It will be his 3rd yr in the Knapp offesne and we need to take the training wheels off sooner rather than later.If Vick doesn't start producing I would seriously think about trading him after 2 more years if anyone could afford him. By producing getting to the NCF Championship.He is getting paid a king's ransom and his style of play has never led any team to a super bowl in the history of the nfl plus injury risk.The excuse of let vick be vick is ridculous.Vick being vick will shorten his career and we know that against quality defenses the vick being vick offense can't get it done.Balance is key and a strong defensne.I can't emphasize that enough DEFENSE wins championships.We must have a strong draft and sign the right people in free agency.
I agree with almost everything posted.
I think we could use a DT like Ngata(sp) but I doubt he will be around and I feel that is the least of our priorieties. I like Babs as a DT but not as a DE.
Glad you made safties plural, we need a bunch of them. I thought Edwards might be servicable but after watching the tape he is just as bad as the rest.
I would definately move Schaub for a first or perhaps a high second depending on who is on the board. We sure could use the pick. I would also move Duckett for just about anything. He just doesn't fit in here imo.
I have done a lot of research on the three ends you listed and here are my findings to date:
Forget Mario Williams and save yourself the heartache.
Hali seems to be climbing the board and Kiwi could be slipping slightly. Hali is a former DT moved to DE. He is very strong and physical but isn't very quick off the edge. He is more of a run stuffing DE than pass rusher. He does have a "great motor" and never quits.
Michael Huff seems to also be climbing the board and could possibly be the second DB taken in the draft.
I [b]totally[\b] agree with your statement that "defense" wins championships.
I want to see what Donatell does with a secondary talented enough to press. If he continues to play soft zone I will kick him out the door myself.
One last thing. The team need to get more physical and, for lack of a better term, "meaner". We need some defensive guys that will [b]hit[\b] you! Until this happens we won't match up well against the Carolina's and Chicago's of the league. We've got to stop being known as "soft"!