Falcons Draft: Round 2, #37: DT Ra’Shede Hageman

May 12, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

With all personnel moves pointing to a move to the 3-4 alignment, it became clear that Atlanta needed a future replacement for RE Jonathan Babineaux.  The monstrous (6-6, 310) Hageman is that replacement. Yes, edge rushers and linebackers were bigger needs, but there might not have been much more talented a player on the board…

The ‘Anyone But Uggla’ Myth…

May 12, 2014 Chris Jervis 2

After Dan Uggla's recent continued struggles at the plate, many fans have taken to the FaceTweeterBlog-osphere calling for him to replaced in the lineup--by anyone. In and of itself, this probably does not seem like a bad idea. Since his arrival in Atlanta in 2011, Uggla has a batting average of .211. Combine that with…

Falcons take OT Mathews….now what?

May 9, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

Last night, in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons made many people happy when they selected OT Jake Mathews from Texas A&M with the 6th overall pick. Rumors had swirled of a potential deal to move up and take DE Jadeveon Clowney, but the Falcons wisely did not bite. The…

Falcons Draft: Round 1, #6 – Jake Matthews

May 9, 2014 Brent Blackwell 1

Once the Texans selected Jadeveon Clowney first overall, there was very little drama to Atlanta's first round pick Thursday night.  Sure, there was mystery.  Jake Matthews, Taylor Lewan, and Anthony Barr all made sense, but the drama wasn't really there.  Falcons fans understood that if the team stuck with the 6th pick, it was really…

Time to go mockin’…..

May 8, 2014 Chris Jervis 0

I was originally going to do a collaborative 2014 NFL Mock Daft with Brent Blackwell, but AT&T Uverse and their severed fiber optic data lines had other plans. Bastages. As Brent said, mock drafts are a pretty useless exercise. There are hundreds of variables that go into a team's decisions (well, maybe except the Raiders')…

Mock Draft, because everyone else is

May 8, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Disclaimer here: mock drafts are silly and they never look good in retrospect.  So, why does every blog and website feel the need to try one? Because it's so damn fun, that's why.  Here's mine. The one ground rule is that I won't try to project trades.  Everybody drafts at their current pick.  I debated…

Optimizing the Braves batting order

May 5, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

Any time teams struggle to score runs, the masses start clamoring for changes.  So far I've heard: Fire the hitting coaches!  They may or may not be contributing to Atlanta's scoring woes, but they're not going anywhere. Fire Dan Uggla!  There's a worthy debate as to whether or not it's time to bench Uggla in…

Braves Season Opening Over/Under Predictions…

March 29, 2014 Chris Jervis 1

With the 2014 Atlanta Braves season set to kick off tomorrow, I thought I would have some fun with some pre-season predictions on certain performance thresholds. Julio Teheran Wins: 14.5 As the de facto #1 starter and ace of the staff now, Teheran will have every opportunity to showcase the talent that brought him to…

Braves Spring Training Preview: Pitchers

March 1, 2014 Brent Blackwell 0

A group by group look at the 2014 spring training Braves, starting with a rather large group: the pitchers. Luis Avilan: Avilan had a breakout year last year, sporting a 1.52 ERA buoyed by a .204 BABIP.    While that BABIP almost certainly isn't sustainable, he has had low BABIPs throughout his entire career, which…

1 40 41 42 43
[sc name="HeaderGoogleAnlytics"]