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did Smitty learn?

Postby fun gus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:58 am

okay, this might get me flamed, but.....

If I am Mike Smith: I have Ryan and the starters play exactly ONE series tonight, and not the 3rd or 4th quarter of the final preseason game on thursday August 29th...

Now, some will say 'if you play not to get injured, you will get injured'. I call BS on that..

If Mike Smith makes the decision to leave Ryan and the starters in anymore then this, then he hasn't learned from his mistakes. Our depth is perilously thin, and our starters are good enough they don't need to play in meaningless situations..

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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby fun gus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:02 am

I want everyone healthy and pissed off for that first game

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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby RobertAP » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:13 am

I hear ya fun gus. I can certainly see Matt, Julio, Roddy, Baker, Blalock, Umenyiora, Moore, Decoud, Samuel, and maybe Konz only playing one series. However, I think that everyone else should be out there getting reps.

Yes, our depth on our lines is pretty horrid, but most of those guys need a lot of work. We have over 6 million in cap space waiting to be used to replace injured players, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if we sign some linemen in the next few weeks.

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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby The Mattural » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:56 pm

I have no problem with that, to be honest I would like them to get one first down and then get out of the game. Unless the first play of the game is a 80 yard play for a touchdown :lol: .
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby SmorgasBorgnine » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:12 pm

I have to wonder if the reduced off-season work negotiated in the last cba is leading to all these acl injuries. Hope the team can avoid the bug.
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby Pudge » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:08 pm

Wait are you suggesting fun gus that the only work they get in the preseason is one series tonight?

So I guess we're giving away Week 1 then huh?
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby fun gus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:45 pm

Pudge wrote:Wait are you suggesting fun gus that the only work they get in the preseason is one series tonight?

So I guess we're giving away Week 1 then huh?


Nope. I am saying stritcly for Ryan, and the starters, to play ONE series tonight, and one full half in the final preseason game. Risk/Reward. I think playing one series ( or half a half)in the first quarter of tonights game, and a full half of the final game of the preseason should be plenty good enough: if this team 'needs' that extra 'meaningless time then we've got bigger problems.

Now if we lose a starter or an impact player in the last half of the final preseason game (bringing back any old memories?) or late in the first quarter of tonights game, then that's on Smitty. :snooty:
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby Yulin » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:04 pm

SmorgasBorgnine wrote:I have to wonder if the reduced off-season work negotiated in the last cba is leading to all these acl injuries. Hope the team can avoid the bug.

You're not the only one to wonder that. I've seen one piece on ESPN about it, and read on piece online, wondering the same thing. Time will tell, I suppose.
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby RobertAP » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:28 pm

I think that's a bit overboard fun gus. A player can go down at any time. You can't simply sit them all. I realize that these are meaningless games, but to sit the starters for two weeks because you don't want to get them hurt is a bit absurd. Do any teams in the NFL do that?

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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby fun gus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:39 pm

RobertAP wrote: You can't simply sit them all.



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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby Pudge » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Well if they score on the opening drive, they will play 1 series tonight. And if they score then next week they might only play 1 series. And then they'll play the first half and probably 1 series in the 3rd quarter in the 3rd preseason game. And they will not play at all in the 4th preseason game. If they start the games with 3 & out, then they will likely come back in for a 2nd series.

If any injuries during that time, then they occur. The mistake isn't playing the players 1 or 2 series too many, the mistake is neglecting your depth...
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby fun gus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:29 pm

Pudge wrote:If any injuries during that time, then they occur..



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Okay, I see your point. I just dont get these 4 games where teams whittle down thier best players for sh*t. I think we ALL agree that two are enough. This is just $$ pissing to the NFL. If I was Smith, I'd hold my guys out longer ( especially with the front 5 on OL )

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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby Cyril » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:02 pm

Fun Gus,
Its all good if your not comparing preseason to playing players if you have your division locked up; like last year. I didn't agree with you last year; but do agree about preseason....

Our problem is who on our offensive line is great enough to keep out? This team is a disaster waiting to happen!! We don't have any good players on the line; we need to play everyone except maybe Sam Baker or Justin Blalock so we can find some other players on the line.

Hold out Bierman, Babs, OSI, but we got to find some players on our defensive line too!!

When Ryan gets hurt this year we can't just say it can happen anytime. (Well it can ) but when you have as many scrubs playing on the offensive line as we have, How's Ryan not going to get hurt ??

No I can't in good conscious say this team will be any good. I'm looking at 6-10. Thomas D. has missed on to many offensive and defensive linemen.

I think they should completely stop talking about Super Bowl;
and looking to be respectable. The Falcon's don't really have any good players; and those good players are counting on someone to block for Ryan?? Who's going to do that??
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Re: did Smitty learn?

Postby backnblack » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:19 pm

Cyril wrote:Fun Gus,
Its all good if your not comparing preseason to playing players if you have your division locked up; like last year. I didn't agree with you last year; but do agree about preseason....

Our problem is who on our offensive line is great enough to keep out? This team is a disaster waiting to happen!! We don't have any good players on the line; we need to play everyone except maybe Sam Baker or Justin Blalock so we can find some other players on the line.

Hold out Bierman, Babs, OSI, but we got to find some players on our defensive line too!!

When Ryan gets hurt this year we can't just say it can happen anytime. (Well it can ) but when you have as many scrubs playing on the offensive line as we have, How's Ryan not going to get hurt ??

No I can't in good conscious say this team will be any good. I'm looking at 6-10. Thomas D. has missed on to many offensive and defensive linemen.

I think they should completely stop talking about Super Bowl;
and looking to be respectable. The Falcon's don't really have any good players; and those good players are counting on someone to block for Ryan?? Who's going to do that??

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