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Falcon's 1st rd pick the OT with a heart condition they drafted anyway is not at their game tonight

JamesTwitJamesTwit Posts: 422 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

He had a medical procedure this week to get his heart beating back in rhythm. Lol. Yea sure. Falcons know what they're doing. Trust them. Really.

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  • TMazz2009TMazz2009 Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Traded up to get him as well. Oh boy.....hopefully he gets back in the mix but it is starting off rocky. I assume the team doctors did their homework and cleared him but if I was TD then I would want some answers.

  • JamesTwitJamesTwit Posts: 422 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    ...btw TV said this is the 3rd such procedure he had had. Had it done a couple of times in college.

  • scooterdawgscooterdawg Posts: 2,651 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    They knew about it and cleared him. This is like the 3rd time he's had to have this "procedure". TD needs to stick to drafting WRs in the early rounds.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 3,943 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Par the course

  • greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    He had to get his heart checked. TD needs to get his head checked. Why is something like this coming up in August? Guess it isn’t routine.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The problem I had with the move is they probably could have got the guy in the 2nd rd. They way overpaid. As far as his heart condition, I don't know enough to make much of a comment.

  • Raiderbeater1Raiderbeater1 Posts: 2,538 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Meanwhile New England is drafting Dawgs.

    Coach Bro is all bout those NE Oregon State offensive linemen and their flexible hips.....while they get mauled every year by SEC players.


    They scratch their head and wonder why. They make play-doh seem like rocket science.

  • DvilleDawgDvilleDawg Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    TD should have been fired when they fired Smith.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don't know how the 2019 draft will pan out. In the 3 classes from 2016 through 2018 there are currently 9 starters and 6 2nd teamers though. The heart of a defense that was top 10 by the end of the 2017 season has come in those drafts.

    Grady Jarrett

    Deion Jones

    Keanu Neal

    Tak Mckinley

    DeVonte Campbell

    Isaiah Oliver

    Duke Riley

    Demonta Kazee

    Deadrin Senat

    There is still hope Vic Beasley will return to form, but it has to be this year or he's gone.

    That is a lot of young talent. Last year was aborted by injuries, this is a critical season we're entering.

  • BlantonBlanton Posts: 16 ✭ Freshman

    DQ is supposed to be a defensive genius? He should have been fired two years ago, the defense has underperformed for several years and the offensive line has been a joke. The GM should have been let go also just for the terrible draft picks.

  • AndersonDawgAndersonDawg Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I know last night was the first pre-season game, but just AWFUL!

  • PNW_dawgPNW_dawg Posts: 26 ✭ Freshman

    Maybe DQ will get fired and then Kirby can take the job. Then the falcons will be winning Super Bowls every year. Am I right??

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 5,154 mod

    Falcons have drafted well overall. Look at their starters, most have come through DQ's and TD's drafts... I was scratching my head with their early picks this year, but remember that I'm left nearly every draft scratching my head with them, but it ends up working out more often than not. So, I'll trust their judgement over mine until proven otherwise.

    Regarding the defense, DQ came into a bad situation when he took over. Since he's taken over:

    2015: 16th in total defense

    2016: 25th in total defense

    2017: 9th in total defense

    2018: 28th (with a ton of starters injured most of the year)

    Considering the Falcons were pretty much 25th-32nd in defense when he took over, he's done well while building solid younger talent. I think they had a chance to be great last season before all the injuries, so we'll see what they can do this year.

  • SweetJeebaSweetJeeba Posts: 8 ✭ Freshman
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  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Check the box score. How many names do you even recognize ? The real team won't see the field till maybe the first half of game 3.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yep 2017 defense.

    total yards 8th

    points per game 8th

    passing yards per game 12th

    rushing yards per game 9th

    By the end of the year they were very good and I believe it was the youngest defense in the league. We'll find out a lot this season.

  • LD10LD10 Posts: 325 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Different players out there in the final minutes but same results. Lost in final 2 minutes because we could not defend a pass. Shaub was awful.

  • greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The first NFL pre-season games had worse ratings than usual. Wondering if the NFL has peaked due to the flag issues, costs of games, or if it’s just competition with other entertainment options.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It's meaningless till the players who will actually see the field in regular season get playing time. These first 2 preseason scrimmages are just to figure out which low draft picks and invited free agents might be able to help the team.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 12,555 mod

    Doubt it’s flag issues, they nipped that in the Bud last year and the ratings bounced back. I think it was lack of advertising for the game bc I had no idea it was on until people posted about it here

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