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JStanDawgFan
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson

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What's the deal with cutting Turner? Dirty Birds looking to upgrade at RB?



I think by cutting Turner the Falcons automatically upgrade. Turner went down when a LB whispered in his ear last year. Any other RB with a pulse could have probably performed better.


Sophandros
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
From my point of view in front of my TV and in the stands, their offense was more efficient and dynamic with Turner on the sidelines.

I've been saying that for three seasons now.


lsuhunt555
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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I think by cutting Turner the Falcons automatically upgrade


I think Rodgers will be a nice back and with the proper compliment could be very solid.


oR33Do
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Not a big fan of ATL so I didn't catch too many of the games. I just knew that Turner had been with them for awhile and figured either his performance was going down hill or they are looking to free up some cap to get some young guys in.

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Indfanfromcol
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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He also seemed to take himself out of the game after every one of those hits too. He injured himself more than he did the other teams WR's in most cases.



Go big or go home?



beaver
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
this is very vague but I do have a friend related to one of the big shots in the front office...he won't tell me shite except "big things coming"...I trust that guy a ton and it made me confident about this move...sorry I have to be so vague...trying to get information out of him since he's just fricking teasing me right now


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duggieblue
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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I think by cutting Turner the Falcons automatically upgrade.


Yes.

When Snelling was given a chance the last couple of years he looked better than Turner. And Quizz is a better all-around back now.


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JStanDawgFan
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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Go big or go home?




And he is going home. Obviously Thomas Dimitroff agrees.


duggieblue
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Good.....24 passes defensed in 47 games, 4 int's.

Poor tackler. Even those big hits were few and far between. His brain will be mush by age 40 with all those concussions he caused himself.


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Indfanfromcol
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And he is going to the Saints.



FIFY.

I wonder how much the bounty pays if you knock them out and yourself out.


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ATLTiger
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Lavar Edwards, Tharold, and Spencer Ware are a lot cheaper


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Sophandros
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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Not a big fan of ATL so I didn't catch too many of the games.


Nor am I but I live here so I have the "opportunity" to see then every week...


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Patrick_Bateman
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Wow. I would never had guessed Abraham had 10 sacks last season. The games I watched, I didn't think he had much impact.


XLSU
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Hopefully Steven Jackson has enough juice left in him and comes to ATL


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TigerBait1127
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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Dwight Freeney is 33, John Abraham is 35.

Michael Turner is 31, Stephen Jackson is 29.


I am not quite understanding the "geezers" part.


which are all old ages for Running backs and dlineman. LT is only 33, when did he see his decline? SJ has a ton of miles, but he would probably be a beast for a few years

I think Snelling is the way to go due to cost
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JStanDawgFan
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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which are all old ages for Running backs and dlineman. LT is only 33, when did he see his decline? SJ has a ton of miles, but he would probably be a beast for a few years



Right. Like I said earlier in the thread, the next 2 to 3 years are what the Falcons consider their Super Bowl window. Jackson and Freeney are still producing at a high level, and it is reasonable to assume they will continue to do so for the next 2 or 3 years. Dimitroff is good at evaluation of players and I think he thinks the Falcons can get them and if they don't he can build those positions in the draft.


retooc
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
There is more than Freeney out there as well. So I agree TD thinks he will get one of those guys and Freeney is in that mix. But if he misses, Avril is another name and more are out there.


rockchlkjayhku11
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
Fine with these moves. Releasing turner is obvious. These two not as much but it makes sense especially if we area poking to sign some FAs and draft a DE as well


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CocoLoco
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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There is more than Freeney out there as well. So I agree TD thinks he will get one of those guys and Freeney is in that mix. But if he misses, Avril is another name and more are out there.



I honestly hope you guys take Freeney, because I don't see him producing at too high of a level. Avril would be the better option. Abraham had a solid season, but I guess his age made the decision for them.

Not at all surprised about Turner, the Falcons offense seems to work better without him. Jaquizz is a talented player, and Jackson with him, although getting up there in age for a RB, would make a solid pair.

Robinson is a solid player, but you can see that they are trying to make some moves.



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Atari
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re: Schefter: Falcons to release Abraham and Dunta Robinson
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Wow. I would never had guessed Abraham had 10 sacks last season. The games I watched, I didn't think he had much impact.


10 1/2 of the Falcons 29 sacks for the year. So they just cut a little over 1/3 of their yearly sack total.


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