How many all-time greats currently playing for Falcons?

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How many all-time greats currently playing for Falcons?

Postby Pudge » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:10 pm

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I was looking at the all-time team we voted for a few years back in the summer of 2008, and thus perhaps maybe next year we could re-visit it since it'd be 5 years later.

But I was wondering how many current/recent Falcons do you think have done enough to qualify to make that team.

I figure Matt Ryan certainly would get the nod over someone like Chris Miller at QB. I'm sure many would probably want to put Turner ahead of Warrick Dunn. You could even put Ovie on the team instead of Ironhead perhaps. Roddy would definitely be in consideration as a starter at WR over Jenkins or Mathis. If Junior MIller made the team, certainly Tony Gonzalez would make it, but question whether he would get the nod over Jim Mitchell or Alge. Would any of the current O-linemen (like Clabo or McClure) bump someone like Tobeck or Jamie Dukes?

Has John Abraham done enough to unseat Chuck Smith or Patrick Kerney as the 2nd best DE to play on the Falcons. Would Jonathan Babineaux get the nod over someone like Mike Gann or John Zook. Has Grimes done enough to make the team? Lawyer Milloy over Brian Jordan? Could Weems push Tim Dwight off the team?

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Re: How many all-time greats currently playing for Falcons?

Postby RobertAP » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:01 pm

Ryan is the best QB the Falcons have ever had, period.
Turner should be #2. William Andrews should be #1. Riggs and Dunn should be #3 and #4, your choice. Jamal Anderson should be behind #5.
White is currently the best WR we've ever had, Mathis #2, Jenkins #3, but I suspect that Jones will be #1 in a few years.

I'll get back to you on this more later. Work beckons.

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Re: How many all-time greats currently playing for Falcons?

Postby Cyril » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:50 am

I think as time goes by there must be a time limit to be with the team.

John Zook was better than most other defensive ends besides Humphries;
he and Chuck Smith were pretty close.

Tony G. should beat out Miller and Jim Mitchell although I really liked Jim and just sit around waiting for Tony to call it quits.

Finally was Jamie Dukes even mentioned? He was awful!! McClure must be better.

I don't remember the team, Whiteshoes must beat out Tim Dwight, and a old longshot who never got much consideration until he went to Dallas and hit everyone was Scott Case.

I agree with RobertAP that the reason we started winning is Ryan!! Bart took a lot of time to hit a receiver and really struggled his first few years. In fact Ryan has probably put together 4 of the best years of any Falcon Qb. Ryan and Turner three
years ago is a hard duo to beat!!

Bart's arm looked great; Chandler took us to a Super Bowl, Vick excited crowds but
speed afoot was his main deal..... We get frustrated with Ryan(especially me) because our Offense line has no skill, and Ryan makes them look better than they are!!

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Re: How many all-time greats currently playing for Falcons?

Postby fun gus » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:10 am

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