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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:42 pm 
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I guess they don't plan on using Snelling as the interm fullback... Not full time at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:42 am 
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still scratching my head about this one...I can understand with Jackson out for a couple games not using Snelling as a FB, you don't want to break your utility guy this early in the season...

BUt we signed two LB and pulled up one FB from our P.S. Wouldn't it have made more sense to do this?:

Sign John Connor as FB, sign Sean Locklear or another OL freeagent( add OL depth) and hope Massaqoui, Bartu,McClain and Worrilow step up and fill the roles left by Biermann? Maybe they dont want 4 rookies on D?

I say this because here's the situation we have on OL: we have Baker, who is injured, and IMO will not play a full season. He is a wreck waiting to happen now that he's got his 'deal'. Then, at RT, we have a struggling Holmes. The 'backups' for both positions are Ryan 'I'm trying' Schreader' and Jeremy 'Genius' Trueblood. If Baker goes down, we slide Holmes to LT, and then it's make or break time. If we got a decent OL in now, this guy has time to 'learn' the offense so in week 9,10, 11 were not THEN bringing in some OL off the slag heap that hasn't been conditioned and then has to learn this offense on the fly. Plus, bringing in another vet at OL make light a fire under the collective a$$es of the guys we have underperforming right now...

Just a thought. I await the pitchforks and torches :ninja:

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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:57 pm 
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God help us if Holmes moves over to LT... That is an idea I don't even want to think about.

The only thing I can think of is that Atlanta doesn't seem to think that Baker is injured or it has little impact on his play as far as the coaching staff sees it.

I understand adding some veteran depth the LB unit. They lost both Biermann and Weatherspoon which one could argue are probably your two best overall LB's (even though Biermann mainly plays DE). Instead of turning over the keys to a pair of UDFA rooks they added some experience to the LB unit. I get that.

I gotta think that if S-Jax wasn't out they'd just move Snelling over to FB. Unless the team didn't necessarily like what they saw when Snelling ran FB last year. It is very interesting that we even had a FB on the practice squad to that end. That's a position you usually don't stock up on in depth or PS. Atlanta must have felt that Ewing was an injury risk.

Such a wasted pick with Ewing.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Ewing is Will Overstreet 2.0. So much potential, but so fragile.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:24 pm 
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RobertAP wrote:
Ewing is Will Overstreet 2.0. So much potential, but so fragile.

By "much" you mean being an above average fullback?

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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:38 pm 
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You say, "above average fullback," like it's a bad thing. Last I checked, it was a big deal to have above average players on your roster.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:52 pm 
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RobertAP wrote:
You say, "above average fullback," like it's a bad thing.

It is when you consider the Falcons offense. Fullbacks are only valuable in offenses that take advantage of their skills, which is not really the Falcons offense.

Last year, Mike Cox was an above average football. He cost the Falcons about $260,000 against their cap, playing 178 snaps in 10 games. And the Falcons still had one of the weakest rushing attacks in the league last year. Yet the Falcons in their infinite wisdom thought that investing $2.3 million and a fifth round pick into a fullback would be a good move.

An above average player for 18 snaps a game? Is that a bad thing? No. But it was incredible overvalued by the Falcons. They had that already at a fraction of the price. They had a player in Cox who was overachieving his price tag. Now they have a player in Ewing that is underachieving his.

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 Post subject: Re: Injury Moves
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:14 pm 
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When Ewing is healthy, he seems to make an impact in this offense. When he's not healthy, we can't seem to run the ball at all. In any case, he's obviously not playing up to any contract when he's on IR, which has happened in back to back seasons, early in the season. Overstreet was similarly not able to stay healthy, and seemed to be a very good player when he was on the field.


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I think the offensive line is the bigger problem with the run game more so that the fullback.

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Baker's out for Sunday,,,, we are going to have two back up tackles now.... :doh:

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dirtybirdnw wrote:
God help us if Holmes moves over to LT... That is an idea I don't even want to think about. .



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DaveWaz wrote:
Baker's out for Sunday,,,, we are going to have two back up tackles now.... :doh:

Yeah... yeah... <sigh>


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Baker's out for Sunday,,,, we are going to have two back up tackles now.... :doh:


Todd Weiner needs to come out of retirement.

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