I know OT is a big need, but when I see these mocks, I think back to what Getts said to Voth:
“If you have a guy here in a position you need, and you have three guys up here at various positions that are all much better prospects than this guy, you can’t reach down here. When you reach you get in trouble.”
I really don't think an OT worthy of a 1st will be available. I think some of these guys like Collins and Flowers will end up going higher than they're projected.
Pending moves made in FA, WR or DE will be the pick IMO.
Division title and playoffs at a minimum for me. Once you get to the big dance, it's all a crap shoot from there. But we should absolutely be making our 3rd consecutive trip given the state of the rest of the division.
I think you need to cut DeCoud and Harper.....bring in a vet presense to the secondary that can actually play. Harper is just to big of a liability and will only be getting worse each season.
Cutting Harper only saves us $600k and he was actually a fairly consistent, steadying force during the last quarter of the year. I would like to upgrade the position, but keep Harper around for depth and experience. The season after next is when cutting Harper makes sense ($3.8m in savings).
Bowles/Bowles agent called Falcons - we are getting an offer from Jets - do you want to make us an offer? Falcons response: NO, we are sticking with "the process"
Bowles felt there was much more pressure in Flowery Branch/Falcons than the other places he interviewed.
It does not feel like Arthur Blank's presence is helping the Falcons right now
Rich McKay is leading the interviews and is conceding that the personnel is awful (lol, while Dimitroff is sitting in the room)
waaaaay too many people in these interviews.
Steak interviewing LaConfora:
1st interview w/ Teryl Austin - Pioli challenges Austin on his selections for OC/DC which are 1st time coordinators - Pioli, you are a 1st time head coach and you want to bring in 1st time coordinators? Austin response: well I'm a first time coordinator, too - <burn>
Some feedback from coaching candidates - rather overwhelming and confusing with Blank, McKay, Pioli and Dimitroff - lots of cooks in the kitchen
Good hire for the Bears. He will improve that defense significantly Year 1, and rumor is he's bringing on Kyle Shanahan as his OC, who obviously has familiarity with Jay Cutler from his time in Denver.