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O-Ther

Member Since 23 Jan 2013
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In Topic: [RUMOR] Falcons to lose 2nd round pick

Yesterday, 08:40 PM

They will probably drop about 10 spots in the first and pick Gurley

 

Good news for us if they do that. Falcants O-Line can't match-up with our D-Line. Their run game is no threat to us.  Same with Tampa. No O-Line.  Saints getting Max Unger, re-signing Ingram, and renting CJ Spiller will be toughest run game we face in the division.
 


In Topic: [RUMOR] Falcons to lose 2nd round pick

Yesterday, 07:49 PM

As far as the slotted rate on the rookie pay scale goes, it will have a slight effect on that. If, for example, the Falcant's lose their 2nd round pick, everyone after them in that round only will move up 1 slot in the rookie pay scale. We'll be paying our rookie as the #24 pick in the 2nd round instead of the #25 pick in the 2nd round. Pick #32 in the 2nd (#64 overall) won't exist and we'll go straight from #63 overall to #65 overall in real life and on the rookie pay scale.


In Topic: [RUMOR] Falcons to lose 2nd round pick

Yesterday, 07:39 PM

Does that mean our compensatory fifth round pick is no longer a sixth round pick because it is before where a sixth round pick would normally be at? Or is our fifth round pick still a sixth round pick because it is after the fifth round but before the sixth?

 

All comp picks stay where they are and in the round they are now. No other picks are affected besides Atlanta's.

 

It's like being in line for a roller coaster ride. The attendants have everyone in line to fill all the seats on the coaster, but someone chickens out and leaves the line. The attendants don't go and grab 1 person to take that spot, they just fill up the coaster with who's in the waiting area and leave the seat empty. That's what going to happen here. The Falcons pick is chickening out of the waiting area and not being replaced. The round will go with an empty spot and won't affect the next one. The next coaster (round of picks) will be normal.
 


In Topic: Saints trading again?

Yesterday, 06:29 PM

It would have been very simple to say we'll have to see how the draft goes, which is the pretty common company line. There's been no reports of the Saints being interested in MM, just speculation. Payton blatantly said, "We will not be trading up for Marcus Mariota." It's not very often you get such a straight forward answer from him.

I'm not saying they won't take him if he falls, which he very well could. But trading up for a QB of the future isn't where this team is at right now.

 

I don't imagine you're naïve enough to take whatever the coaches and GMs say about the draft right now at face value. This is the time of year for smokescreens and misinformation about what teams want. Our coach said at the owners meeting in Arizona that we'd like to draft another RB to team with Stewie. Add in that we worked out Gurley and our GM was raving about him and I'm convinced that we are NOT taking a RB early. It's a classic diversion to make the #26-32 teams think they know what we'll pick to keep them from jumping us and taking who we REALLY covet.

 

Magicians, pickpockets, politicians, and NFL coaches/GMs all do this switcheroo. "Hey look over here and while you're distracted, we'll take or do what we actually want."
 


In Topic: [RUMOR] Falcons to lose 2nd round pick

Yesterday, 05:45 PM

Look for them to trad back in the first?

 

That's the rumor going around their message boards. They are saying the GM made a statement about possibly trading back to acquire a pick in whatever round they lose theirs. It's also fueled by Randy Gregory admitting his failed drug test at the Combine. He's going to slide down draft boards and make the other 3 pass rushers they want (Fowler, Ray, and Beasley) probably get drafted ahead of their #8 pick.