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Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:15 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2011 5:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NEW YORK -- When the Atlanta Falcons moved a pile of picks to the Browns to grab Julio Jones, GM Thomas Dimitroff said, "We are not one player away from anything." He's probably right.
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But in the fifth round, Atlanta got another player closer towards being that much more explosive offensively, when they drafted Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

Shortly after the pick, highlights from Rodgers' career with the Beavers started flashing on the big screen and the crowd went nuts -- as they should have, because Rodgers was plowing over people, breaking ankles and fighting his way into the end zone.

Is he likely to be a feature back in the NFL? Probably not. But the Falcons have Michael Turner to be their main guy and Rodgers just might compliment Turner perfectly.

The knock on the Atlanta Falcons heading into 2011 was a lack of offensive explosiveness. With their addition of Jones and Rodgers to the skill positions, that problem could already be eliminated.

And the Falcons, despite having given up some substantial future draft picks, might have suddenly revamped their entire offense in an offseason that wasn't supposed to be made for revamping.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:50 am
 

Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

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Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: April 30, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

Actually from what I have heard from an Oregon State alum is that Rodgers is a big heart and effort guy too which are always nice traits. I remember being excited when we moved up to get Julio Jones and then almost had a heart attack when I saw what we gave up. But after a few minutes thinking about I trust Dimitroff and our front office. We have had some amazing drafts the last few seasons so why critique when we haven't been steered wrong yet.



Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: April 30, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

Yeah I caught that too. Two OSU both using the colors black/white and orange. The similarities end there...says the Beaver standing next to the Cowboy.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

Sorry, fixed guys. You could probably talk me into believing that San Diego is a country at this point.

--Brinson


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Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:49 pm
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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Falcons focusing on offensive explosiveness

Rodgers went OREGON STATE. You have NO credibility, you were obviously fabricating events, talking about how the crowd "went nuts" over highlights of Rodgers playing for the "Cowboys". Get the facts right before you offer expert opinions.



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