Luck and Leadership
Julio jones is taking on a new role as a leader according to Devin Heater and some reports out of Flowery Branch. This great if it's true, I'm not sure I'm buying it. He is really pretty quiet, but he's the best player on the team and its perfect if he can be that leader along with Matt Ryan. Julio Jones is two things away from being the best wide receiver in the NFL, staying healthy for a long time and becoming a leader for his team.
The first thing has a lot to do about luck and taking care of your body. Julio is a specimen, strong, fast, and fit. He has had no off field issues and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He has had a hamstring issue and that bastard foot of his is always in question. I think he can stay healthy for a long time with a little luck!
The leadership part can happen, but he will need to really make an effort to lead these young men. It starts in the WR meeting room and extends to his teammates with his play on the field and actions in practice. It will be interesting to watch how he does as a leader this year.
Does all this mean we are near the very end for Roddy White?
Hawks Fan, Glass Half Empty!
My thoughts after the Hawks Bs Nets series should've shut down all hope for the Hawks winning a championship. Here's what I wrote after game 4,
Hawks just don't look in sync at all. and the nets stink, play no help defense and never block out... they are the worst team in the playoffs and its tied 2-2.... hawks will still win the series cause of home court but not exactly how you wanna start the NBA playoffs as a #1 seed.
And it continued into the Cavs series,
Poor Hawks. they're gonna end up being 8-8 in the playoffs and 28-22 since the streak in Jan in a 40-year bad eastern conference.... Find the dumb dumb that says u don't need a super star and show him 35 years of results with an HOFamer winning championships.
When it matters teams just need that guy, and Hawks don't have him.
Fact is they're an above average team that played in a horrible conference and even with that, they played the last 30 games average at best. Just enough to get the delusion meter going a little, but when playing for keeps they couldn't compete.
Atlanta Hawks need a SUPERSTAR, a future Hall of Famer!! And until that happens, championships will elude this city.
It's draft week and the Falcons need to find a gem with the #8 pick! Defensive end makes the most sense but Dimitroff and the Falcons haven't always made sense with their draft picks. In 7 years of Dimitroff he has had home runs and strike outs and a little bit of everything in between, but this years draft needs to be great. Having new head coach and defensive minded Dan Quinn makes me feel better about getting it right this year. All of the eyes, talent, history, lessons learned and knowledge between DQ, TD, Pioli, Devaney and others need to get it right this year. Blank has loaded up on front office talent and help for Dimitroff and it needs to pay off now!! It starts Thursday night with the #8 pick and I can't wait to see what they do! Her is a look at what the falcons have done since Dimitroff took over in 2008
No Splash, No Problem?????
Falcons free agent moves and related sarcastic thoughts from day one of free agency.
Pumped the Falcons locked down Mike Person in free agency! Championship!
Also filled a huge need for another white linebacker in Brooks Reed to play with Worrilow.
I was hoping they might bring back Bear Woods. He had a great year in the CFL last year. Would've been a splash transaction.
It's not often you can secure guys for kickoff coverage on the first day of Free Agency. Still awaiting word on a personal protector for the punt team too.
I hear the ballboy at Oregon is available he's coming off his fourth year
Falcons are trying to talk Ray Edwards out of retirement. Underwear modeling industry isn't what it used to be.
What about the kid that caught mean Joe Greene's jersey in the Coke commercial? Is he still out there?
Dimitroff was in Mississippi earlier to talk with Peria Jerry but couldn't find him. He was at the bank.
Seriously can you help me out on what the Falcons are doing? The only team more puzzling is Philly. That plan Chip Kelly has better work out...whatever it is.
I'm just thankful that the NFC South is the weakest division in football.
Do you think Rex Ryan picked Buffalo ahead of Atlanta? Cause that speaks so loudly I think!
For those that have lived in western NY and been to Buffalo, does this make sense? I wouldn't leave Atlanta to move there for almost any reason other than maybe MY WIFE or if you are single...(insert super model) .... It's a dreadful place. What does that say about the state of affairs here. We are building a new, $1.4 billion dollar stadium, have a pro bowl QB, a very desirable city, etc etc. and Rex Ryan of all freaking people says I'd rather coach in Buffalo ..... What in the world?
The next Falcons coach will most likely be a rookie head coach and frankly I'm excited to see what happens next!
My choices at this point would be Todd Bowles or Teryl Austin but nobody asked me and that's the way it should be. Good luck Falcons, let's right this ship and get back to winning football!
I could not imagine that a man who loved a women could ever do what Ray Rice did, that is why I questioned the original scene. Having watched the video in the elevator I am disgusted and amazed. This is not something I grew up around and it blows my mind that a man would do that to a woman. The other thing that is horrible was the way he reacted when it happend with no concern or reaction to the well being of the women and mother of his child that he supposed to love. After seeing that reaction and her reaction of the situation it seems clear this is not the first time this has happened between them. Tragic!!! This is a thought from a mother, wife, and daughter that resonated with me, "If for some crazy reason he is back I the league he should have to play without a helmet so he can get beat in the head the same way he beat his wife!!!