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Cavs made the semi finals?
I don't think that is it. That was more of a disappointment haha.
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I don't think that is it. That was more of a disappointment haha.
At least it was something. The Warriors ****** up at the beginning of the season and the Sharks ****** up at the beginning of the post season.
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So I am stoned and I decided to listen to 2 of Matt Ryan's interviews, and man...what an articulate guy. He knows how to answer questions in a very mature manner and shows that he truly doesn't buy into his own hype. The stark contrast compared to our last QB is very apparent.
Really nice, down to earth guy as well. Very friendly, if you are walking the halls or going past him, he is the type of guy who says hi to you. He is a good guy to root for in life because he comes off as very friendly. Actually the whole Atlanta Falcons staff and players were damn cool. You guys are in good shape!
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Really nice, down to earth guy as well. Very friendly, if you are walking the halls or going past him, he is the type of guy who says hi to you. He is a good guy to root for in life because he comes off as very friendly. Actually the whole Atlanta Falcons staff and players were damn cool. You guys are in good shape!

Mind if I asked where you meet/saw these guys?
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Mind if I asked where you meet/saw these guys?
Falcons complex. I was there for the OTAs working with Coach Smith. Actually waiting to hear back if I got the job or not. Hopefully I can be a Falcon.
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Falcons complex. I was there for the OTAs working with Coach Smith. Actually waiting to hear back if I got the job or not. Hopefully I can be a Falcon.

Hopefully, then you can give us the word around the complex before anyone else. Haha. What are you going for, some kind of scouting?
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Hopefully, then you can give us the word around the complex before anyone else. Haha. What are you going for, some kind of scouting?
Usually you're trying to get your foot in the door. But eventually want to go scout-Director of College Scouting- GM path would be ideal. IF I work with the coaching staff and feel good enough to coach then I may do that. Or.. learn from them and jump down to college coaching. I was a D3 coach, so learning from Pro coaches and going to D1 is a possibility too. So I mean I have options. But right now it's just to get into the industry, which alone, is damn near impossible!
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Usually you're trying to get your foot in the door. But eventually want to go scout-Director of College Scouting- GM path would be ideal. IF I work with the coaching staff and feel good enough to coach then I may do that. Or.. learn from them and jump down to college coaching. I was a D3 coach, so learning from Pro coaches and going to D1 is a possibility too. So I mean I have options. But right now it's just to get into the industry, which alone, is damn near impossible!

Yeah, I can imagine. Best of luck to ya. Like I said, it would be nice to have an insider here. :P
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Yeah, I can imagine. Best of luck to ya. Like I said, it would be nice to have an insider here. :P
Thanks, hopefully it works out. I did have an amazing time though. Alot of free clothes and chance to help Coach Smith out with a project he assigned, and met some cool players. Tony G. has to be the nicest guy ever. First day I was shadowing the TEs coach, and they were in Indy period of practice, and Tony G came up to me and said hi, and stuff. Even when I passed through the lockeroom, he would say hi, and was really friendly. Def. a guy I will always root for.
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Coaching or scouting is something I would absolutely love to do.

If medical wasn't so much safter of an option then I would go that route.
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Coaching or scouting is something I would absolutely love to do.

If medical wasn't so much safter of an option then I would go that route.
I have alot of friends that are going to be doctors. That's a really good and stable profession. So props to you for going that route. I just wanted to do this and can't see myself doing anything else.
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I understand that. How old are you?

It just works out for me. I live a hour and a half from UAB, maybe the top public medical school in the southeast. If that doesn't work out I'll go in another direction.

Hopefully one day I can get to the point where I can open a sports bar or something of that nature. Something I can really enjoy.
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Hopefully one day I can get to the point where I can open a sports bar or something of that nature. Something I can really enjoy.

I'm coming in for free shots.
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Coaching or scouting is something I would absolutely love to do.

If medical wasn't so much safter of an option then I would go that route.
I am hopefully going into medicine too, but its hard. I am going to be a 3rd year in college this fall and am just trying to build up my med school app; its a *****.

At least you have decided early it seems (how old are you?) and that always helps. I decided in my 2nd year and took General Chemistry then, a year later than all my friends so I will have a gap between undergrad and med school.
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I am hopefully going into medicine too, but its hard. I am going to be a 3rd year in college this fall and am just trying to build up my med school app; its a *****.

At least you have decided early it seems (how old are you?) and that always helps. I decided in my 2nd year and took General Chemistry then, a year later than all my friends so I will have a gap between undergrad and med school.
I'm 17.

Yeah, I heard about building up the med school applications. I'm definitely going to have to change how I work.

Oh, and free shots. Of course.
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I understand that. How old are you?

It just works out for me. I live a hour and a half from UAB, maybe the top public medical school in the southeast. If that doesn't work out I'll go in another direction.

Hopefully one day I can get to the point where I can open a sports bar or something of that nature. Something I can really enjoy.
O sweet, good luck with that. I am 27, going to be 28 august 4th. Medical industry is a great industry to be in, but something about being in football, specifically the NFL that gives me that rush.
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O sweet, good luck with that. I am 27, going to be 28 august 4th. Medical industry is a great industry to be in, but something about being in football, specifically the NFL that gives me that rush.
Yeah. Even though I am en route to be a doctor, I might just give it all up for a chance to be a legit scout and then work my way up. Football is a passion for me, even though I never played in HS and only got into it a couple of years ago; to be paid (not that much i guess) to watch football? Sounds like a great idea.
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Whaaaaaaaa?

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Yeah. Even though I am en route to be a doctor, I might just give it all up for a chance to be a legit scout and then work my way up. Football is a passion for me, even though I never played in HS and only got into it a couple of years ago; to be paid (not that much i guess) to watch football? Sounds like a great idea.
If you want to get into the industry, I'd start now trying to get in. Unless you know someone it's virtually impossible to get in. Try going to a d1 school with a football team and see if you can be a student assistant or GA. I coached at a D3 school, TEs coach, and then applied and then got rejected. I had to know someone that knew Coach Smith to get in. It's so hard to try to get into this industry.
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10. Matt Ryan must have lived in the weight room all offseason, because when he sat by me, it was clear he has changed his body. The Atlanta Falcons' quarterback, who's entering his second NFL season, pointed out that strength development early in Tom Brady's career was a key factor in him becoming a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion, and Ryan clearly is following that plan.
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I think he really took those 'average arm strength' and the underthrows that lead to interceptions to heart and is working on his arm strength; Tom Brady and Drew Brees increased their arm strength throughout their careers. Its not even that he can throw more bombs to Roddy White, but the extra zip on his short and medium throws is going to make all the difference.
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Toonster said this pre draft, and I agreed. Matt Ryan has/ had a ton of room to grow with his frame, very similar to Tom Brady coming out. Neither were near fully developed physically.
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I think he really took those 'average arm strength' and the underthrows that lead to interceptions to heart and is working on his arm strength; Tom Brady and Drew Brees increased their arm strength throughout their careers. Its not even that he can throw more bombs to Roddy White, but the extra zip on his short and medium throws is going to make all the difference.


Yeah, that's nice for sure. He's just got to avoiding trying to do too much which lead to some of his fumbles/INTs.
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Toonster said this pre draft, and I agreed. Matt Ryan has/ had a ton of room to grow with his frame, very similar to Tom Brady coming out. Neither were near fully developed physically.
Ryan seemed to fit in the tall and slender frame. I got to see him after practice with a t shirt on under his pads, and he has that tall and skinny frame, but the ball he throws a beautiful ball. He throws a live ball that just jumps out of his hand. He still can get bigger in the weight room, and I'd expect that as he gets older.
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