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RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - phocis850 - 02-22-2013 06:22 PM
(02-22-2013 04:33 PM)Beef Wrote: Yep and I've paid my dues with ocassional bans for stepping over the line.
Lol. Oh the pains.
We love our Beef.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - Beef - 02-22-2013 07:09 PM
(02-22-2013 01:20 PM)Swift Is a Die Hard Wrote: What does it mean when a NFL player is waived injured?
So what you're saying is he's still being paid by the team and therefore still listed on the roster.
Your original statement was that he wasn't on the roster. Now youre saying he just wont be there once the 2013 season starts. So obviously you were wrong and are now re-phrasing your contentions.
Re: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - juraitwaluzka - 02-22-2013 07:41 PM
I was just thinking that we have never actually seen swift and Guido together.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - Templar - 02-22-2013 09:07 PM
(02-22-2013 07:41 PM)juraitwaluzka Wrote: I was just thinking that we have never actually seen swift and Guido together.
Would you want to? I'm sure that the love-fests those two share are fairly disgusting.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - Jesus - 02-22-2013 09:54 PM
So great he couldn't beat out Tim Toone or Eric Weems. He's not fast enough for new offense.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - Beef - 02-22-2013 10:03 PM
(02-22-2013 09:54 PM)Jesus Wrote: Kerry Meier
Uhh, he tore his acl in his rookie season in the first pre-season game. Kinda hard to beat anyone out while on the IR.
Dude was flat out ballin in TC this year before he got hurt again too. Some of the best catches of anyone in pre-season.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - ChrisD - 02-23-2013 12:12 AM
Unfortunately, I believe at this point that Meier is a broken project.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - Jesus - 02-23-2013 12:35 AM
(02-22-2013 10:03 PM)Beef Wrote: Uhh, he tore his acl in his rookie season in the first pre-season game. Kinda hard to beat anyone out while on the IR.
Oh yes all those great meaningless catches. Yet that year in between when he couldn't get out of special teams. Reggie Kelly and joe Hawley were targeted more during the regular season.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - FullMetalFalcon23 - 02-23-2013 05:04 AM
Can't be doing Kerry bad like that. I feel bad for the guy. His brother dying in that horrific accident right before the draft. Then coming in doing so well in camp and getting injured badly. Then getting healthy and having MM not use him at all despite showing that as far as our receivers go. He is truly 3rd best but his sudden injury issues keep him out of action. I have and will always like and respect Meier. Hard working player, plays aggressive and unselfishly. He made that huge block against the Vikings then got called on bullshit. It's like Norwood again but without the chance to show production so that fans stop being ignorant and calling the guy trash. It's one thing to say look he can't stay healthy enough to hold down a roster spot. But the fact the guy has hung around for what will be 4 years now if we keep him into this new season is example enough that he is valued and the team does want him out there. If you told me that Meier would stay healthy this season, and that Gonzalez would retire, I would have no problem with it having him and Coffman do Tony's work. Meier is a ridiculously reliable pair of hands. He has athletic range within his spot he won't burn down field but he his like a tight end playing receiver and he knows defenses like a QB and works himself open that way. Skillset knowledge and FBI, I see a guy not to dissimilar to Roddy, when Roddy works short to intermediate. Difference being Roddy can open up past you because of his speed. I know some will say its not hard to do this but the way Meier beat Robinson in camp before he got injured this season was disgusting. For a guy who is likely slower than Dunta Meier used a great deal of ability fora bigger receiver to make the DB off balanced and beat him, similar to how Roddy does it to players week in and out. Kerry won't flat out run himself open but he is savvy enough to beat tight man coverage and if you play a receiver like that in Zone it's actually harder because he knows where to go when once he has diagnosed the coverage. You won't see him like Harry running to a spot where others have made room for him, you'll see him being. He guy that makes room for himself confident and with his numbers turned back to the DB. Fuck if we could put Roddy or Gonzo's durability with Meier as the page he was coming into t he league let alone with how he developed we'd have one great 4th option behind The big 3, the guy was consistent back in college. Put it into perspective for you, he would never be a burner, he would be a great spread them out formation or bunch formation receiver especially in 3rd down or redzone packages. Why do I say this? Because he finished as number 13 on the receptions list all time in the big 12. Ahead of guys we covet like Nelson. 1 Spot behind Crabtree who is a number 2 receiver at worst and is emerging truly into a number 1. For a player with not great speed that's a lot of catches. But again it's the way he played that let him flourish. If he could stay healthy he would have flourished here too, cerebral quarterback throwing him the ball, get two players like him and Matt in sync with chemistry things like speed stop mattering so much, much like Gonzo it's move the chains and pick up gains of 15 to yards at the most, most of that having little yac, but thanks to safe hands being like money in the bank 8/10. On top of that Meier would have flourished if he could stay health because no one is asking him to be number 1 or 2. 3 or 4 is what's being asked of him. In a system like Dirk Koetter's he's the perfect option receiver for the middle of the field, short to intermediate sideline routes and yes on occasion the kind of guy you can look to sneak deeper down field through play design and his ability to read the coverage.
Ultimately Kerry not panning out doesn't hurt us in the future. He was a low round draft pick who didn't work out. But as someone who really knows and reads football I will say this, we as fans and the Falcons as a team have so far missed out on being able to see this guy in the field. Great team mate, smart player who when called upon would produce. Guy would be that type of player all Falcons fans love purely because he comes across like an average person living out a dream and making the most of the opportunities. Not a superstar diva, not a talk a lot. Guy would have been the next Finn for this fan base, but he had in my eyes superior talent to Finn which infused the right way could really hurt opposing Defenses.
I hope for his lifetime, he can get healthy and enjoy as much of his life as possible, even if that means walking away from football.
RE: We really do need a strong and full draft this year. - phocis850 - 02-24-2013 11:31 AM
Sucks he got hurt. He had high potential.
But we've moved on from him and he won't be on the field as a Falcon ever again.
We need our new athletic trainer to really improve the crap job our last one did.