Pudge you said before the season
Look, I get how a person could be down on the Falcons off-season.
Best OL in 2012: Tyson Clabo
Gone. Replaced with Lamar Holmes and Mike Johnson. Why would anyone outside Flowery Branch feel like the Falcons got better there?
Lose Todd McClure to be replaced by Peter Konz.
Konz stunk last year, why would you feel like they got better there?
Now that you Thought Konz sucked last year; lost our best lineman in Tyson Claybo; and says Lamar Holmes & Mike Johnson can't be upgrades; so we have four linemen that can't cut it; including Hawley; and it seems you has changed your mind now that the line collapsed as anyone would have believed if honest with the fact's. In fact now that we see the results you now say
Open positions? You mean the positions that had a 2nd round pick with 10 career starts (center/Konz), 5th round pick with 13 career starts (right guard/Reynolds), and 3rd round pick at RT (Johnson), with a 4th round pick with 12 career starts (Hawley) and 3rd round pick (Holmes) all in the competition?
JEEZ PUDGE THIS IS EMBARRESSING.... You say Reynolds is going to be a back-up, you said Konz stank, in 5 years Reynolds only had 13 starts while inactive all 16 games in 2010. because he couldn't make the team his rookie year!!
Mike Johnson had 12 career starts in 4 years; also inactive weeks 1-17 his rookie year; couldn't make the team!! Never could be a starter in 4 years!!
Hawley could never keep a job for 3 years; and Holmes wasn't even in the picture.
Please use some context when saying things like this,.
In fact I've told many people I learn a lot here from you. You dig for more information than I'm willing to; but you helped me know the outcome of this year!! It really does all start upfront!!
In fact A lot of reason I THOUGHT THIS YEAR WOULD BE A DISASTER WAS BASED ON THINGS YOU SAID ABOUT THESE LINEMEN THEN i LOOKED IT UP. YOU WERE RIGHT!!
Also your thoughts on Stephen Nicholas; and Akeem Dent who only started 25 of 47 games while at Georgia.
While I read the backgrounds of players you mentioned I was always surprised you thought the Falcons were automatic playoff contenders. Your facts on players didn't support what you thought for the team this year.....
In fact A lot of reason I THOUGHT THIS YEAR WOULD BE A DISASTER WAS BASED ON THINGS YOU SAID ABOUT THESE LINEMEN THEN i LOOKED IT UP. YOU WERE RIGHT!! And the linebackers too. You got it all right but your not taking into consideration we were trying to fill positions with players you actually thought sucked.....
I can now see the outcome of the season was based on four linemen
completely sucking that could be predicted; and playing with 2 free agents at linebacker replacing players you thought were ready to be gone; replacing guys you thought were average at best!! I just researched what you said and came to the most logical thinking I could. 0-4 in preseason and playing like s*** should have given you pause!!
Then the injuries and you wonder why we're a 2 or 3 game winning team?? I saw us fall to 5-
11 after our Super Bowl year!! I know what it looks like, and now you do too. You may have been in high school then.....
I guess if you won't rethink this our debate is over; I said 6-10 based on your information and the injuries showed our lack of depth. Ok, lets blame it on the head coach because he can't change it now!!