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"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic

09:47 min | 6 months ago

"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

"Picks made in the metro era. My guest today is alan cirque former ryder alcoholic allen. Thanks join me again. We'll be back on. Yeah we'll have fun the first time around and this is going to be interesting here as we dive into the two thousand and nineteen season second to last year for thomas mitchell and dan quinn for that matter with the atlanta falcons. Let me set up. What got us into this season so obviously the two thousand eighteen season was absolutely by injuries. Numerous starters were out for extended periods of time during the year Several guys such as kiana. Neil missed the entire year and the team ended up finishing seven nine. They decided to fire. Offense coordinator steve's occasion and defensive coordinator. Marquand manuel dan quinn instead of hiring another defensive coordinator promoted himself to defensive coordinator in the takeover to play calling in two thousand nineteen And the most impactful move was the falcons hiring dirk cutter to be the offense coordinator and you know. I know we're here to talk about thomas dmitrov and what he did but allen. I just wanted to get your thoughts. Since we're here about the fact that they did bring dirk koetter back. And letting go steve sarkisian. Because if there's one thing the falcons podcast is we are definitely an anti dirk cutter podcast. So what refunds of them bringing back the former offensive coordinator eight days prior to them hiring. He was fired as ten base coach. Oh yeah yep. And that's those thing because you look at those atlanta tampa begging for the most part lineup beat them convincingly there were all that competitive. Especially when the falcons were really good twenty sixteen two thousand seventeen The higher i think it was viewed pretty underwhelming just because everything you heard about. Tampa bay was toxic organization. I know people could maybe reliable issued familiarity. But it's just there nothing but his experience everybody that built any enthusiasm but him coming back and maybe ryan you know his moves for matt ryan but i just think with the offenses are you see the new way you see not restart motion. Flash just seem like what cutter. Everything seems very archaic very old school. And that's what goes mccain for wish. But i do know people chance effect. They had that old report. Maybe a two thousand twelve season but it's just like who has that many of their color. And whether you refer to falcons of the bucks are many no and honestly. I think the falcons were hoping that they would reestablish the run after two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen circuits and did a good job of organizing the passing game but the running game fell off a bit. I don't know why you felt like dirt. Cutter was going to improve that. He never had a good running game. Atlanta never had a good running game in tampa You know just not anything that he was inch seemed interested in the guys would apparently just completely abandoned the run no matter what the situation so yeah. I've heard people argue that Bringing back dirk koetter was. What truly ended dan quinn some atlanta and i have a hard time disagree with that. I think he absolutely tanked the offense and was a big factor. Can't dispute that if you just at the time when that happened people just so sick of sarkissian at this point. They're just they want anything so there is a proposal cutter and you're gone to a little bit just because i was like okay. Maybe era. I just want to see matt ryan no back to his best but ethic by what week for that tennessee game which that's not see games stars like okay. This this is on. This is good and then by november just like all right gotta go. Yeah going left them. We ran it back again. And and that's what we saw this year so fun times all right. Let's talk about the free agents. What happened in that period. Just got a little over a year ago. It seems like a lifetime As you and. I were talking before we got started. Allen one of these things which will get to in a second felt like it happened a decade ago was just not even not even two years ago at this point but the first thing was for the first time in a long time the falcons ended up using their franchise tag and they used it on defensive. Tackle grady jarrett. I can't remember the last time they used it. I think it may have been with. Michael keenan are former punter. The year before he left and went to tampa bay. But in this case with gregg jarrett they at the last second. I want to say it was the day before the franchise tag would have been locked in. They did workout in the new deal with him for years. Sixty eight million dollars. Forty two and a half million guaranteed nowhere near the aaron. Donald money that some people were scared of but in my mind a great value for fantastic player. What are your thoughts on getting that deal done with arguably our best defensive player in longtime absolutely i'd be coke like in july might be like ours. It might be like four hours before it was really edinburgh. People wondering rather as arkansas. He thinks he's dollar. That's the will never like an agent And really know who's asian is. There was like some coat that came out and just gives them. It gives like a stick on player. I think everyone knows great chair. He's like most likeable players he dislodged. The community is a great teammates. I've never heard a bad word about mci decisively. I interviewed jack crawford. While same day he got extension or it got the new deal and general You can have put him in like a higher pedestal. Jarrett's just type of player. You want your locker that the centerpiece of your defensive line. He just turns player what he does against run. He's really evolved as pass rusher so that was done because a defense day is consistently seems to be in rebuilding mode. He's wanted through consistent difference makers and you keep players that you could be the siamese your yeah the people who didn't want to give him aaron donald. I can understand that to an extent. But if you're looking at guys you know in that defensive tackle tier obviously aaron. Donald is in a tier by himself that basically just separate him from everyone else. I think he can make a strong case. Grady jarrett is in that next year underneath the aaron donalds. He's a guy like you said. Great against the rhine arguably one of our best pass rushers just devastating up the middle and the most consistent you know and that is something this defense with no help around him for a long period of time either on edge the next to him. He's still produces even when the other team knows. No one else is going to do anything so really really remarkable and and honestly the four-year deal allows him to really get another big contract at the end of this year because i think he was twenty five when he signed this one So he'll be twenty nine by the time this deal ends and he'll still have several good years in front of them so a good opportunity for him to get paid yet again In good for him he. My mind certainly deserves it. All right the we were talking about earlier before you can get into like the free agent departures. All this stuff was the matt bryant fiasco and for those who don't remember yes. This was two thousand and this was talking about earlier completely forgot that this was this season the previous year in two thousand eighteen bryant missed several games due to injury. Giorgio vecchio Came in and basically hit every single kick while he was filling in for matt bryant The team carried both of them on the roster through the remainder of the two thousand eighteen season which to be clear carrying two kickers on your roster is weird as hell. No the nfl. does it. Accept the falcons apparently And into the season falcons cut matt bryant Instead of letting him compete with tha vecchio and camp and alad tobacco basically had a meltdown a mental meltdown. In camp. it got so bad. They they brought in blair walsh at one point to come and compete. You're right and i think they ultimately ended up bringing back matt bryant. Who was essentially counting towards the cap. Twice for the falcons in two thousand and nineteen So with that recap what were your thoughts on. How the the falcons organization sort of handle all that because it seemed like just a complete bungling of that entire situation remember preseason games washington and the made it clear the jets and are subject. You missed a couple. It just seemed like in september. There was a few things that they should have handled. It went down saliva. They all think map. Bright humans like we won a moore julio's kind of holding out get his new deal till like the day before the vikings game. So who's a certain things going on. Just like why. We're talking about franchise mainstay map. Brian lou..

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"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic

07:41 min | 6 months ago

"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

"A guy hits. The market in other teams are interested like Basic commonsense announced and bid against the teams. Ya get a guy of that interest out there than they did. It and i think that they just needed someone who could step in right away in in be number two next to julio which is what. They're missing so badly. During the two thousand fifteen seasons like the process to get new make sense like need. A physical guy who come in can be like a safety valve for matt ryan. Like how many times i'll be cincinnati. Just make tough catches over the middle or find on down and emit catch fall down for a first down like his his skill set. Was valuable for the falcons even if he was overpaid. Or if you look at some of the advanced metrics maybe it wasn't the smartest signing but it is hard to watch with your eyes in understand. Like we're the falcons were before the got there in where they were after in say that sign like a a big failing released me and i will say that i think the team that the falcons were competing with for his services in two thousand sixteen. The other team was the patriots which There's a little bit of foreshadowing for you. There there with the what one of the best trades dmitrov will ever make in his era sending some new to the patriots for a second rounder. Several years later. Next on the list. And actually i was surprised at how small this contract was because i feel like he was a little bit of value. Defensive ben adrian clayborn to your deal just nine million i think for his productivity what he did in the two years he was here More than played a contract that size whether your thoughts clayborn had a really nice run with the falcons. I thought our by just was really solid player. I and i thought that the two the the two big line times in may that you're reclaiming shelby like both i different services where you know. Cleveland was more of. Like 'cause i i i'm from hamas taken like claiborne on the inside a lot to kind of okay. I think that he was better on the outside than than selby kinda gave him that. Were still you. They were looking for so it was kind of cool to see how they play off each other. But you know clay very very solid run atlanta. What are the two separate stints. That patriots was into coin. I so i mean. I i was always a big fantasy play. He had been ridiculous like Against dallas in twenty minutes where he uses one move to get six sacks us when the same thing over and over. I remember alan cirque. He asked me to help him out with the film review on that. And i like the the notes i wrote were just so lazy because it was like a very top to really know what else in some some fan in the comments is like this charles. Mcdonagh guy laziest. You'll break down. It was the lazy game. Like i don't know what you want me to say but i i a big fan of claiborne for for what he brought and i thought he was. He was to get the production that he did. Even if if it didn't come with a lot of sachse lot of pressure for money that he got was i think it's a homerun sinus. Yeah he mentioned shelby's well they brought him in for your deal worth. eighteen million. Obviously injuries kept him from ever. Really doing much for the falcons. After his first year. I completely forgot about defensive. End slash linebacker courtney upshaw who they brought in on the one year deal worth a little over million those three guys that seemed like they would rotate them in like you said trying the interior pass. Rushers i think courtney upshaw gained like fifty pounds between two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen by the time he came here. They were using him. Defensive tackle it was honestly pretty. Solid defense is actually was pretty solid. I remember like you said he got there in like he was signed at the van. Sachet linebacker i remember. I think i was when he got signed. We're talk like a strong side. Linebacker scheme that can kick down in. Russia passer off the edge and then he showed up. He was legitimately three hundred pounds and played three technique and like as far as like that little rotation between especially by by the end of the season that little rotation with gregg jarrett haeggman babs in upshaw like they were actually cooking people on the inside and that came out of nowhere because they're always been jokes like according upshot pretty having guy for end linebacker type food and that he just went full-on like from wants big. I can get like let's go three in. And he did pretty well like to get what he brought that season for one point two five million young that every chance you get the last name. I want to put any kind of emphasis on because again. I feel like this was a really good free agency period for dmitrov and they got him off waivers from the browns on september fourth was wide receiver. Taylor gabriel a guy who ultimately would after a couple of years the falcons go onto a sign with chicago bears. He had one hell of a season. Two thousand sixteen. I think I want to say it was the cardinals game where they literally just had like the quick out and he turned two of them into like forty five yard touchdowns and of course he had that deep bomb. That ryan threw in the green bay packers game regular season really became like a really nice piece in this offense so with your thoughts on them. Sort of snatching up gabriel. The small guy with a crazy amount speed. It was so good. Because shannon hinders knew how to use a perfectly. We haven't really seen that success. From killing gabriel Getting paid but for that fit with coolio in s- new and they need you really just needed. Gabriel for the most part the just almost be like a low extension of the running game. Like where you talk about the cardinals game where they have the two screens ryan throws and still that the i. I think it was the first one score where he caught it. He weaved through six cardinals offenders on types and i that play was awesome. It just caught like identity. Identify talent in beyond be like okay like this fits in with what we haven't. Julio we have possession receiver. let's go get our little scott guy who can run in the creek supposed to play with the ball. His hands on on a less dangerous passes their dislike over to the flowers inside. Feel like that was really cool. Just talent identification by atlanta's front office and actually have a of funny taylor. Gabriel story where it was after. He scored that touchdown. I guess the cardinals. And i posted the play the hours just talking about where he's leaving two defenders and he followed me on twitter. He dami heels like yo. 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"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic

07:44 min | 9 months ago

"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

"Today is alan cirque. Four riders site and known for his excellent gift. Reviews falcons games on twitter allen. Thanks for joining again. It's a pleasure best looking back on this time. With the falcons specially with mike smith. This is a second year. I noticed the one letdown down year. But you're i love that arab for my cousin. Nate to twelve me accel still in high school but if it was just kind of still real childhood fan of an this team sold school minded and even though things didn't go their way these kind of prime years with mike smith. Yeah in on that note i think. Obviously two thousand eight we'll about this segment with such great season And i think people forget thousand nine was the first time the falcons have back to back winning seasons ever in franchise history so even though they missed the playoffs in it was down the season. They still accomplish. Something that had. Never been done for the franchise. I think they started a new trend. For falcons football under mike smith as you mentioned so on that note coming into the season before we get into the details of two thousand nine season. I think it's important to recap sort of what got us here. Obviously the falcons found a great one in matt ryan. He was rookie of the year. Two thousand eight took the team to the playoffs which. I don't think anyone was expecting from this team. And to be honest at the time it was not normal even though. It seems like the norm now. It was not normal for rookie cut quarterbacks to come in and start to begin winning immediately. That was not the norm and it was obviously ryan reignited. The hopes of the franchise dmitrov brought him michael turner in two thousand eight and he was just a wrecking ball and just a fantastic free agent signing roddy white elevated his game to being showing that he is a legit wide receiver. One in the league. And so there's a lot of hope for the franchise after the two thousand eight a especially in the wake of the two thousand seven disaster and they kicked off if you will the two thousand nine offseason with a big trade and april twenty third. Two thousand nine. The falcons traded for tony gonzalez tight end from kansas city. He had spent most of his career there. He was really on the back end of his career. As you know the only tight end in. Nfl history at that point to make ten pro bowls Which is a stunning number. And the falcons gave up a two thousand ten second round. Pick so alan you sort of just the way to kick off an add yet another weapon for ryan it. A lot of people called tuna gonzales. The security blanket for matt ryan that his earlier. What are your thoughts on this trade. The value of the trade. You feel like this was something. That dimitrov kneeled as well in the thousand nine season owes of mass intrigue. 'cause i thought Excellency remembered in the mid two thousand dollars. I m antonio gates. Every week they'd be like competancy. Who will make the biggest plays will circus catches and i just think tony gonzales. You always provide yet. Not just the security with was down the semen. I think the falcons to need someone to cash register field given that michael jenkins kind of possession. Receiver in your douglas. Still kind of a rural prospect timeouts ever knows how good body white was. But i adding that certified star. Just give matt ryan much more security breaches or confidence because as you saw that season like there were big clicked right away and i think with their work. Ethics was as As you look at his a training regimen that he's pretty duct how much scott horsely for practice after practice hundred miles each way he was just a monster just to get someone especially a team. That was still kind of shifting away from the mid to don's like i know he was a huge rebuilding project. But i think they had many veterans on the teams but she wants. The governor's keith brooking in just everyone from As years worth out complex cetera Other than say. John abram think they could use more veterans Should be emphasized. So guessing like touring exhaust. Who i think was very motivating that kansas city was kind of a free full-time and paramedic young quarterback gang him huge and see what was it. I've seasonal role Yeah yeah From two thousand nine through two thousand thirteen and Arguably i think he was he was in the back end of his career clearly but he still was just such a dynamic player throughout his entire time in atlanta. And to your point. I think it's a fantastic point. The falcons did get rid of a lot of their veteran leadership And we'll give into the free agent discussion a little bit. You mentioned keith. Brooking was someone that was allowed to walk likewise the across the board they sort of Let a lot of guys on the fringe the roster just drift off as they seek Sought to rebuild this roster so bringing in a veteran like gonzales and not just a veteran but a high performing veteran a legitimate hall of fame. Talent like i said selected to ten pro bowls before i even got to atlanta. Which is again. I think about that. And you hear about some of these players that they make four or five throughout their career. This guy may ten. That's how good. He was. Further to the point with matt ryan and i want to say this because i feel like this is a point. That's understated when it comes to what thomas dmitrov and mike smith did in the early years with with Their franchise quarterback they built weapons around him and they did not immediately put the entire offense on his shoulders. They brought in michael turner who it was a run. First offense when when my When matt ryan was drafted they had rodney why they had a good offensive line. That had maclear at center a stable veteran center that helped to you know to run the offensive line and then bringing in tony. Gonzales was in many ways a great next step. They brought in someone that could take ryan under his wings. Someone that ryan could lean on Especially in those key third down conversions. Tony became just an absolute beast in keeping sticks. Moving for this team I think if you look back on a lot of the moves demetre has made over the years. Would you say i. I think this is one of the five best moves that dmitrov made in his entire time as gm as to be just when you look at longevity look at some of the biggest plays gonzales made over the course of his time nolan especially that seattle love game which ended up going. When during the during the mike smith era as the urine you're out delivering was crazy but could sauces. I think he actually veteran save from eleven to thirteen. I thought was i e scenes. Were good navy. Just because they were under. Michael archies offense where it was very run heavy very old school but once julio got its start becoming way more productive and he was like really killing in the red zone that one day i remember some of the best years because you know with the falcons read some some very tricky area. These days with wit wade sauces daily hookah. Forget that one handed catch on sunday night. I was the one to crazies Ever seen in that report was so key. Like you look at ryan always. They seem to be on..

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"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

"But it says eighteen they're gonna make enough to you're gonna rush the passer hundred time and to be plagued the seventeen sluts decent games rep. But at last year there were very few flashes. Like, all that's the Beasley that was ironically, the sacking twenty sixteen looking back on who led the league in sacks. Just Vic visi tells it sixteen that will never make sense. Though, it won't hurts because it was really excited because you've twice exchanges because everyone knows falcon fans a bit crazy for Russian for years ever since John Abraham cut. They just one that explosive big play this week depend on week in week out to generate pressure in Spezia, just has been unfortunately in the I think this is one thing they keep an eye on in two thousand nineteen is you know, what he does also what what tat McKinley does and potentially a draft pick as you mentioned Allen. This is a. Potentially very deep deep class defensive line talent in and hopefully the falcons will take advantage of it. So with that we're going to wrap up this week's podcast Allen. Thank you for joining us. Again, it's been longtime one have you back on more frequently. So why don't you tell our listeners where they can find you what you've got going on. Right out folks afraid, I know the falcons aren't gonna be that active. But this definitely still things that should come up is free agency. Most teams have thanks that that going to change their franchise. So maybe one or two more sonny's than of course, we at the draft come up. This is the pivotal year for franchise 'cause when's now the full fence according responsibilities and the pressures on because sees only again berry seemed teams at the Packers improving. So this team's gonna have to keep a was because NFC eight nine teams play. So that's exciting. But cover news, hopefully within April May June. That's where or create. While for my dears. That's when I start you being that mad, scientists fun three. Three right now between more Sonate boats allow cover the news because there's just so much stuff coming out right now. Yep. Absolutely. Guys, Gina sense her regrets for melting her internet, you can find her on Twitter at Thomas, and of course, articles at the falcon dot com as for me. You can find me at falcon d-w and my write ups at the alcohol dot com as well Ellen. I think he gave the Twitter handle for our listeners. I just realized that. Of course, there a below E N underscore as TR guy attention to detail. Sometimes I like, no problem Sopher Gina met online melting down her internet Thomas and Alan Cirque. This is David Walker. Thank you guys for tuning in. And we will talk with you next time. My name is Spencer hall by name is Jason Kurt. My name is Ryan nanny combined. We've form the shutdown full stran- keep telling you this forecast is technically college football podcast. But it's also a show about care disaster regional grocery stores. We love Tennessee Batman, homeowners associations bears in video games. Pittsburgh Batman the hell of being trapped into group. Text unreliable legal advice. I mean, there's also some actual football discussion about coaches, having us contracts coaches making terrible decisions or coaches, saying really stupid things or the NC double A's saying released. Yeah, there's lots of stupid things in this big dome. Beautiful sport time Arkansas decided to use a captured feral hog as a mascot and it escaped and it wound up killing seven rattlesnakes a pig and a Coyote, sometimes we talk about okay village. If you wanna take college football exactly as seriously as it deserves taken come find us on apple podcasts Spotify or wherever else you listen to podcasts like this one full cast. It's not voltron unless it is.

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"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"alan cirque" Discussed on The Falcoholic

"You know him for his in-depth analysis pieces and his his gift Jif gifts. Jeff, whichever his gift reviews on Twitter. Just probably started other Twitter fight over how the pronounce that is Bill while, but we're glad to have Alan Cirque back on the official podcasts. Alan how you doing man. It's to us nineteen is still the law said, so. Gene is gift or Jif? Well, the crater says that it's a hard G, and I would tend to default to the person who holds the electoral property. I think that if he thinks it's a hard g it's a gif. I'm not gonna get into fights about this like hotdogs and says I'm just going to say, it's my preference to say gif, if you say Jif, I'm not going to crack you I think to each his own. Let's just all live and let live. Absolutely. We're gonna leave that there. Because that is that is the fight that I just don't have the energy for. But we have got a hot to talk about because in the off season. The falcons have made some moves. They've some were expected some are unexpected we are basically at the time of this recording. We are less than two days away from the start of the official two thousand nineteen NFL season. Which also means the start of free agency official free agency not the tampering period. Like we're in right now. So I wanted to start first guys with the cuts. We we have not had a chance to talk about this on the podcasts. And some of these are pretty significant, and I wanna start at the very top with the name that I think many fans were caught off guard by many fans are still upset by if you sort of scan it, but in a funny way, many fans sort of understood this move by the falcons, and that was the team cutting longtime fantastic kicker Matt Bryant. Actually, they didn't cut him. I think we should clarify that for those who are wondering they just did not pick up his option for the two thousand eighteen season which technically makes him a free agent. They just they let him go ahead of time that they were locking to pick up that option Sajid, I'm going to start with you first on, you know, your thoughts about Brian whether or not you saw this coming what you think about this move since Bryant's going to be forty four. This may obviously it's an old age for football. You and I both know it's an old age. And okay. Quite there but met Bryant is not a young, man..

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