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All right, That's three. Let's talk about number four, the other most compelling spot right now the Atlanta Falcons of what they're going to do we bring in de Orlando Ledbetter. Atlanta Falcons beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Thank you so much for joining us, my man. Let's just, you know, everybody thinks it's Kyle pits because it could be a generational talented quarterbacks are valued pretty high. What do you see? Or what are you hearing as far as what the Falcons are going to do? Yeah, I'm thinking they're going quarterback, You know, no question about it, Uh, carpets. We believe the smoke screen. I mean, he'd be good addition. No doubt about it. They want to get an impact player who can Change the face of the franchise for the next 10 years. So we don't know that Justin Fields or Lance turn land. So we're you know, we're locked in at quarterback here for the fastest with the fourth pick. How is that gonna work with Matt Ryan's contract moving forward? He is a $70 million dead cap charge this year in a 40 million dead cap charge next year. Yeah. Spring that over two years and cut it down to 20. They only have 32 projective for tools to 22, then 111 million for 23 stuff. It's doable. It's doable is the ideal, But you know if he's gotta sit four year, you know, like Patrick, my home that and Canon City, you know, or Jordan love didn't for two and Green Bank or, you know, and rather step for a couple years to So you know, you can get the quarterback in here. You can get your quarterback of the future, you know, Expect to be in the top. Part of the draft in the near future, they can do it. The Orlando Ledbetter from Atlanta Journal Constitution to be writer for that great newspaper. I let me ask you this, but pits and Kyle pits where this is mostly this abetting show right now He's the massive favorite two to go off the board primarily in this spot. Many people think you're very convinced it's gonna be a quarterback. But pits could also be a generational talent like it doesn't seem like they are. Is the quarterback of that much value in Atlanta or needing a new face that you would possibly skip on what could be a Hall of Fame tight end wide receiver. Yeah, no question about it Causes. Yeah, no question about it. That's all good stuff. But you know, the Falcons, you know their line is giving up 133 sacks of left. Uh, Three years, The Russian attack has been 27. Already after 27 you know, so line is a play, you know, later on, we believe, and you can think you can get your quarterback of the future carpet That really helped them much. He's gonna play 10 15 plays that tight in you can get a tackle that could play 60 70. Plays a game or you can get your quarterback of the future, so they they are confident there coaching staff in the new regime and put the line together and you know, so it might be a situation where they lived for the future and not necessarily for The immediate gratification of getting up past catcher that you can't you know you can get open, but you can't get along because you're you know you're sacked all the time. So no question about it. Riley Odoms was last party in the Golden Top five. And you know that was like eons ago, so they know that they have to do some infrastructure building from the quarterback position and offensive line. And you know, so they got they got a pass on the the so called generation talent K block in line. What's the likelihood that they'd be willing to trade back from pick number four? It's it's the likelihood is good. However, I believe they missed that. They missed the boat. They missed the boat with San Francisco came up from 12 to 3 and You know, now, then, then I made it so rich. They made itself bridge that nobody can come up and give them something That's gonna be okay. So where they Like a fall back to Pittsburgh. They can't fall back to Chicago. They can't even fall back to New England. At 15. The only partner for them would be Denver and not so you know, they're going to keep their phone lines open and you know something could happen. You know, maybe Philly. Maybe Detroit coming up to get maybe Detroit coming up to get changed something like that, But, yeah, they're gonna keep their phone lines open. That's still a possibility, but aspires the mega mega deal. They missed the boat on that. The Orlando Ledbetter from Atlanta Journal Constitution. Carrot covers the Falcons. Thanks left in. Some have appreciated All right. Take care, guys. Thanks for having me. I mean, you folks, You can't see Joe's face and you can't see our control room when he said confident they're taking a quarterback eyes were bugging out of their heads. Joe still looks flabbergasted. We're gonna take a minute to digest that one. Um, uh, There's a handful of things there. Kyle pits only 10 to 15 plays a game. Let's let's marinate and then we'll react. We'll marinate move reacts and apparently, folks coming up next. I never used this term. Jake is given out locks and if you don't hit him, 5 45 Middle Street Bristol, Connecticut send the invoice will do that. Well, the countdown is.