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DrawABlank


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I read the article and it mentioned Ewing battling Cox for the starting FB job. Does anyone think there's a possibility that the Falcons will carry two FB's into opening day? Or is Cox there just to keep Ewing sharp during training camp? I don't remember the Falcons ever keeping two FB's in the past and I would seriously disagree with them doing it now.


If Snelling is hurt I suppose it could happen, with Smith or A.N.Other speed back as the third running back.

But otherwise it's just making sure the rookie has to beat someone out I'd imagine.
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DrawABlank wrote:
birdman70 wrote:
I read the article and it mentioned Ewing battling Cox for the starting FB job. Does anyone think there's a possibility that the Falcons will carry two FB's into opening day? Or is Cox there just to keep Ewing sharp during training camp? I don't remember the Falcons ever keeping two FB's in the past and I would seriously disagree with them doing it now.


If Snelling is hurt I suppose it could happen, with Smith or A.N.Other speed back as the third running back.

But otherwise it's just making sure the rookie has to beat someone out I'd imagine.

Agreed, we should only need 1 and Snelling for sure.
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Jonathan Massaquoi slimmed down to 260 lbs. He played last season from 270-280 and the season before at 255-260. When he weighed more his production went from double digit sacks to 6 (or 6.5 I forgot)..

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7612/jonathan-massaquoi

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Falcons fifth-round pick DE Jonathan Massaquoi reported to rookie minicamp at 260 pounds.

Massaquoi has dropped 15 pounds since the Combine in an effort to get back to his junior year playing weight, when he posted a career best 13.5 sacks. "We felt looking at him, he looked to be heavier as a senior," coach Mike Smith said. "He played a little lighter as a junior when he had more production. His weight is down and he looks a lot leaner than he did in the season."

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Massaquoi a possible replacement for Abraham?

Really think he's going to be a good one for you guys.
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Desperado82 wrote:
Massaquoi a possible replacement for Abraham?

Really think he's going to be a good one for you guys.

Oh yeah. We have a few young guys that will fight for the spot to replace Abe (whenever that may be, maybe 2 years or so). Massaquoi is probably the favorite, but we also have 3 other young guys that could vie for the spot. Although the 2 I see really being front runners would be Massaquoi and Cliff Matthews that we drafted last season. We also have Lawrence Sidbury who is pretty good himself and Kroy Biermann who I think is a rotational guy at best...
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Massaquoi a possible replacement for Abraham?

Really think he's going to be a good one for you guys.

Oh and I know why you like him...





Blast from the past? Let's hope so Wink
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I was hoping the Cowboys would scoop him up for that very reason Laughing
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I was hoping the Cowboys would scoop him up for that very reason Laughing

Yeah it's weird to think how many good pass rushers have come out of Troy...

Hopefully he can live it to his predecessors (Ware and Osi).
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Konz is bringing back the dirty bird...

http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/peter-konz-is-bringing-1436053.html

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Konz is bringing back the dirty bird...

http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/peter-konz-is-bringing-1436053.html


Laughing
I like the guy's attitude coming in, but that wasn't very good.
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adam9 wrote:
Jonathan Massaquoi slimmed down to 260 lbs. He played last season from 270-280 and the season before at 255-260. When he weighed more his production went from double digit sacks to 6 (or 6.5 I forgot)..

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7612/jonathan-massaquoi

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Falcons fifth-round pick DE Jonathan Massaquoi reported to rookie minicamp at 260 pounds.

Massaquoi has dropped 15 pounds since the Combine in an effort to get back to his junior year playing weight, when he posted a career best 13.5 sacks. "We felt looking at him, he looked to be heavier as a senior," coach Mike Smith said. "He played a little lighter as a junior when he had more production. His weight is down and he looks a lot leaner than he did in the season."

if he is down 15-20 from the combine that means he is 245-250 now.,
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scar988 wrote:
adam9 wrote:
Jonathan Massaquoi slimmed down to 260 lbs. He played last season from 270-280 and the season before at 255-260. When he weighed more his production went from double digit sacks to 6 (or 6.5 I forgot)..

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7612/jonathan-massaquoi

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Falcons fifth-round pick DE Jonathan Massaquoi reported to rookie minicamp at 260 pounds.

Massaquoi has dropped 15 pounds since the Combine in an effort to get back to his junior year playing weight, when he posted a career best 13.5 sacks. "We felt looking at him, he looked to be heavier as a senior," coach Mike Smith said. "He played a little lighter as a junior when he had more production. His weight is down and he looks a lot leaner than he did in the season."

if he is down 15-20 from the combine that means he is 245-250 now.,

Naw messed up then. It says he's down about 15 from what he played last year at, didn't know he slimmed up for the combine, but he has slimmed down about 5 lbs from the combine. He is at 259 right now according to the 10 or so articles I read...
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adam9 wrote:
scar988 wrote:
adam9 wrote:
Jonathan Massaquoi slimmed down to 260 lbs. He played last season from 270-280 and the season before at 255-260. When he weighed more his production went from double digit sacks to 6 (or 6.5 I forgot)..

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7612/jonathan-massaquoi

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Falcons fifth-round pick DE Jonathan Massaquoi reported to rookie minicamp at 260 pounds.

Massaquoi has dropped 15 pounds since the Combine in an effort to get back to his junior year playing weight, when he posted a career best 13.5 sacks. "We felt looking at him, he looked to be heavier as a senior," coach Mike Smith said. "He played a little lighter as a junior when he had more production. His weight is down and he looks a lot leaner than he did in the season."

if he is down 15-20 from the combine that means he is 245-250 now.,

Naw messed up then. It says he's down about 15 from what he played last year at, didn't know he slimmed up for the combine, but he has slimmed down about 5 lbs from the combine. He is at 259 right now according to the 10 or so articles I read...

yeah, to my knowledge he played at 255-260 in his sophomore year. so that's why it wouldn't make sense for him ot be lighter than that.
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scar988 wrote:
adam9 wrote:
scar988 wrote:
adam9 wrote:
Jonathan Massaquoi slimmed down to 260 lbs. He played last season from 270-280 and the season before at 255-260. When he weighed more his production went from double digit sacks to 6 (or 6.5 I forgot)..

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7612/jonathan-massaquoi

Quote:
Falcons fifth-round pick DE Jonathan Massaquoi reported to rookie minicamp at 260 pounds.

Massaquoi has dropped 15 pounds since the Combine in an effort to get back to his junior year playing weight, when he posted a career best 13.5 sacks. "We felt looking at him, he looked to be heavier as a senior," coach Mike Smith said. "He played a little lighter as a junior when he had more production. His weight is down and he looks a lot leaner than he did in the season."

if he is down 15-20 from the combine that means he is 245-250 now.,

Naw messed up then. It says he's down about 15 from what he played last year at, didn't know he slimmed up for the combine, but he has slimmed down about 5 lbs from the combine. He is at 259 right now according to the 10 or so articles I read...

yeah, to my knowledge he played at 255-260 in his sophomore year. so that's why it wouldn't make sense for him ot be lighter than that.

Yeah I've heard it too. Apparently a lot of teams didn't take him for lack of production last year and thought it had a lot to do with his weight.
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Yeah I've heard it too. Apparently a lot of teams didn't take him for lack of production last year and thought it had a lot to do with his weight.

I wouldn't be shocked. If that's the reason for the lack of production, than I'll take it because Smith and Nolan want players at their most optimal weight, as opposed to forcing players to be bigger or smaller. It's part of why Babineaux, Peters, and Jerry are all in that 295-300 range.
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