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Falcons on PFT TV

Postby Wease » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:14 pm

Darrell O. Ledbetter has a voice for mime

Interesting chat if you can get past the shrieking voice. I did not know he was a lawyer.

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Postby backnblack » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:49 am

....and President of the Pro Football writers of America. He's an odd character. I keep waiting for him to step out of it.

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Re: Falcons on PFT TV

Postby Wease » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:36 am

Apparently, being able to actually write is not a requirement to be president of the Pro Football Writers Of America. He is a horrible writer.

Being unable to write well and having a voice that is the combination of a dentist's drill and nails across a blackboard show why Darrell O. Is not a practicing lawyer.

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Postby backnblack » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Wease wrote:Apparently, being able to actually write is not a requirement to be president of the Pro Football Writers Of America. He is a horrible writer.

Being unable to write well and having a voice that is the combination of a dentist's drill and nails across a blackboard show why Darrell O. Is not a practicing lawyer.

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OTOH, he does know how to toss up softball questions which could come in handy when cross examining a client on the stand. :wink:

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Postby Pudge » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:22 pm

I got over my D-Led "hatred" months ago, basically when ESPN hired Vaughn McClure and he's been covering the Falcons very well for past 7-8 months.

To expend any energy actively disliking D-Led at this point is to be like the guy that still hates his ex-GF despite the fact that he's now engaged to another who is totally awesome. Dude, move on. :so:
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Postby fun gus » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:56 pm

Pudge wrote:I got over my D-Led "hatred" months ago, basically when ESPN hired Vaughn McClure and he's been covering the Falcons very well for past 7-8 months.

To expend any energy actively disliking D-Led at this point is to be like the guy that still hates his ex-GF despite the fact that he's now engaged to another who is totally awesome. Dude, move on. :so:



I get that, but what kicks the sand in my vagina is the knowledge that with each passing year, this dolt continues to cash a check for imcompetance, all the while preventing another V. McClure who is out there missing out on a chance to do a better job.

I don't hate the guy, but Im not a fan. :whistle:
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Postby Pudge » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:20 am

fun gus wrote:
Pudge wrote:I got over my D-Led "hatred" months ago, basically when ESPN hired Vaughn McClure and he's been covering the Falcons very well for past 7-8 months.

To expend any energy actively disliking D-Led at this point is to be like the guy that still hates his ex-GF despite the fact that he's now engaged to another who is totally awesome. Dude, move on. :so:



I get that, but what kicks the sand in my vagina is the knowledge that with each passing year, this dolt continues to cash a check for imcompetance, all the while preventing another V. McClure who is out there missing out on a chance to do a better job.

I don't hate the guy, but Im not a fan. :whistle:

I get that. He's just been so irrelevant for so long to me that I just got over it years ago. Steve Wyche left what? 6 years ago? I would say for the first 2-3 years, I hated D-Led. But then around Year 4 or 5, I realized that we were stuck with him and he's just been irrelevant since. He just became a joke that 90% of the fan base is in on.

And now he's an old joke. I just sort of glazed over. I get information from him because I want to update the site, and that's about all he is to me, a provider of links so that I can add content.

I'm sure D-Led is a perfectly decent and nice human being, so it's no personal animosity towards him whatsoever. He's not very good at his job, but I do think people take it a little too far when it starts to be less about the competency of his performance and about him as a person.
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Re: Falcons on PFT TV

Postby fun gus » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:14 am

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

D. Orlando Ledbetter, a three-time APSE award-winning reporter, is the Atlanta Falcons beat reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He currently serves as the president of the Pro Football Writers of America.




FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are in the final stages of setting their draft board for the NFL draft, which is set for May 8-10.
They start offseason conditioning today. We’ll have some media access on Tuesday.
Also, several of the top prospects including UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack are scheduled to visit Flowery Branch next week.
The Falcons have also been connected to all of the top tackles in the draft in Auburn’s Greg Robinson, Texas A&M Jake Matthews and Michigan’s Taylor Lewan.
It’s clear that they are going either edge rusher or offensive tackle in the first round of the draft.
After that, the Falcons still have many other needs. Here’s how they see the draft working out for the Falcons, who have 10 picks.

Here is who the Falcons should take with their 10 picks:

Round 1 – No. 3 overall (Projected trade) – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: He’s consider the most athletic tackle in the draft. He has the highest ceiling.

Round 2 – No. 37 overall – Dee Ford, DE, Auburn: Ford terrorized tackles in the SEC last season as he finished the regular season with 12.5 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks. He was named to the coaches and Associated Press’ all-SEC team. He was the arguably the best player at the Senior Bowl. He solidified his draft status at the Tigers Pro Day. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical, 10-foot, 4-inch long jump, he lifted 225 pounds 29 times on the bench press and 4.59 on his first 40-yard dash attempt and 4.53 on his second. “They said 4.53,” Ford said. “Some said 4.4 and half. But it’s all good. I’m just glad that I got out there and ran.”

Round 3 – No. 68 overall – Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State: Smith, 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, helped the Seminoles win the national championship. The Lowndes product was the team’s leading tackler with 90. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the combine,

Round 4 – No. 103 overall – Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt: Ladler, who played at Stephenson High before going on to star for the Commodores, was an all-SEC selection. He has a nose for the football. He was the only FBS player last season with five interception and five forced fumbles.

Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory) — C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa: Fiedorowicz played in the Senior Bowl and was named the most outstanding tight end/wide receiver. He completed his career with at least one pass reception in 31 straight games, which ranked second among active FBS tight ends. He played for the Hawkeyes as a true freshman in 2010.

Round 5 – No. 147 overall – Terrance West, RB, Towson State: In 2013: West scored at least one touchdown in all 16 games for the Tigers. He also ran for more than 100 yards 12 times and had four 200-plus-yard games. West, who is 5-foot-9, 225 pounds, is the seventh rated running back in the draft.

Round 6 – No. 182 overall — Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama: He started the last two season for the Crimson Tide.

Round 7 – No. 220 overall – Jemea Thomas, S, Georgia Tech: The hard-hitting defensive back and play both safety and cornerback. He attended the Falcons’ locals day.

Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory) – Kasim Edebali, OLB, Boston College: He’s a native of Germany. In 2013, he had 67 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, five passes broken up, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory) – Branden Thomas, OG/O/T, Clemson: This is a pick for the future and a steal at this point. The Falcons had him in the Senior Bowl. He suffered a knee injury during his private workout with the Saints.
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Re: Falcons on PFT TV

Postby Pudge » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:08 am

Hearing rumors that West might be the first RB off the board, with Buffalo and/or Tennessee eyeing him with the 41st or 42nd pick.

That's just usual pre-draft buzz, but he's definitely not lasting until Round 5. He'll be a Top 100 pick for sure.
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