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#3259464 How much trust do you have in Gettleman/Rivera in Offensive Tackle evaluation?

Posted by EightyNine on 02 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

Matsko can't be left out of this discussion. with the junk he's had to work with, I'd say he can put together a solid unit. maybe his input should be considered more heavily


How do you know how much Matsko's input was taken into consideration?


For all we know, Matsko was constantly in Rivera's ear telling him how great he thought Nate Chandler and Byron Bell would be.


Rivera is not picking the starting lineup by himself.  They have tons of meetings and evaluations where they collectively discuss the development and performance of each player.

#3224150 Cam on DP Show this morning

Posted by EightyNine on 30 January 2015 - 12:27 PM

He's so bad at interviews.. I hope his teammates make fun of him all the time for it.  He needs a speech coach.  He tries way too hard.


It's funny that his response for the bad weather question was, "you have to psyche yourself out"

#3223152 Greg Hardy feels sorry for Matt Ryan

Posted by EightyNine on 29 January 2015 - 09:46 AM

Why is some guy who threw a girl on a bed with guns talking about having issues? 

Why is some guy who is an Atlanta Falcons fan spending so much time on this message board?

#3222556 What happened to Ryan Kalil?

Posted by EightyNine on 28 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

He is only a couple of seasons removed from being considered the top Center in the NFL.

Over the last 2-3 seasons he turned into a liability.

What happened to #67, our (former) All-Pro Center?


"Johnson was the rock-solid veteran for a defensive line infused with youth, and the same could be said for Kalil, another eight-year veteran, who directed an offensive line that was in flux for the first half of the season.

"Ryan had a big load," Gettleman said. "Seven consecutive games with different people around him. The way he persevered – I told Ryan, 'You didn't get voted to the Pro Bowl, but you should have.' This was his best year – not only as a player, but as a leader.""




^It appears as though you couldn't be any more wrong.

#3220345 Does Gettleman Send a Message to Cam This Offseason?

Posted by EightyNine on 26 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

Hopefully, digging ourselves out of the cap mess we were in will fix the offense.  I've thrown this quote out before, but I'll say it again because I think it's so important, and its something I didn't think about enough before Gettleman said it.  "If you are looking for instant gratification, you're gonna get burned."  Very few teams in the league have had sustained success.. and I think its because its so hard to build for the future when everyone wants to win now.. 


You have to be patient building a roster, and you have to be good at finding value in the lower half of your roster.  You have to always think about the future, while remaining competitive in the present...which is very difficult to do.  Gettleman is going to improve the offense, but hes not going to jeopardize our future in order to do it.

#3216823 Bill Voth's chat with Gettleman: Understanding offseason plans

Posted by EightyNine on 22 January 2015 - 10:32 AM

Nothing new here.. Pretty much the same things Gettleman's been saying since he got here.

#3216770 gettleman on newton contract

Posted by EightyNine on 22 January 2015 - 09:26 AM

I think a problem could be if Cam completely balls out this year with better personnel, he(his agent) might ask for more money.


I'm not sure if next season is going to make a big difference in what Cam gets paid.  For those thinking that we could sign him now for less than we could if he has a great year next season, I doubt that's the case.  He's already done enough to be one of the highest paid quarterbacks.

#3182537 The Seahawks have changed as well...

Posted by EightyNine on 06 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

We need Coach Jack to make a speech like this..




#3181154 Who thinks we'll actually beat Seattle on Saturday?

Posted by EightyNine on 05 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

Honestly no, I would love it if we did, but if Aaron Rodgers nor Peyton Manning couldn't win there this year, why should I believe we can?

Seriously though.. did you watch our recent games vs. them?  We are so much better than we were then.  I honestly think the better question is why cant we?


Who doesn't love a good underdog story?  Its one of the best things in sports..  I understand why people think we dont have a good chance...but to say that we CANT win??  You just cant truly appreciate whats great about sports if you feel that way.

#3169036 Thoughts on wearing my Delhomme jersey for the game...

Posted by EightyNine on 02 January 2015 - 01:04 PM


#3163671 Kelvin Benjamin sad after ATL Postgame

Posted by EightyNine on 30 December 2014 - 09:17 AM

All we kept hearing during the preseason was that KB was catching everything.  At the start of the season, it looked like he was backing that up.  It seemed like once he started to drop some, it started to snow ball.  That to me seems like its a mental thing.  It might be a matter of over thinking it.  The drops have probably been in the back of his mind, and he's letting the pressure get to him.  Confidence is so huge in sports.



#3161968 Big Up's to Gettelmen

Posted by EightyNine on 29 December 2014 - 12:38 PM

Look up draft needs for this team on most sites..

But again as a fan I can have my own opinion. . Imo this was a great draft to get WR'S. And I would have liked to grab 2 instead of Ealy in the 2nd. . Again that's my opinion. Ealy has been solid and a good pick but I would have still taken 2 Wr's in the best WR draft in Decades and had weapons for Cam secured.

I dont want our team to make picks based off of what any website says our needs are.


Big men win championships.

#3161907 Big Up's to Gettelmen

Posted by EightyNine on 29 December 2014 - 12:16 PM

Martivus Byrant, Or Allen Robinson in the 2nd. How about that??

I dont have much to say about that except that I disagree that they would have been better picks.


You also didn't name an offensive tackle, which makes me believe that your original comment was made with no one specific in mind.. You probably looked those receivers up just now.


I think you just thought that we should have selected those positions in that round.

#3148969 How bad is Ron Rivera?

Posted by EightyNine on 22 December 2014 - 09:59 AM

What's to say he would have figured it otu withotu the 5 years in between the firing and stepping in as NC's HC?  He did work under Parcells in NY, so it's not like Belichick was out there with no outside influences.


We can't say for sure that he would have figured it out, but if you look at how those teams fared after those coaches were let go, giving them a chance to figure it out seems like a much better option.

#3148937 How bad is Ron Rivera?

Posted by EightyNine on 22 December 2014 - 09:29 AM

Keep in mind these performances were good enough to get them canned from their first jobs.  


This is true, but I bet the people who fired them eventually regretted it..