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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Hustle Gang


Watching Hard Knocks cover YOUR team is a strange experience. Due to the schedule, you are aware of how the preseason game goes as you watch. Spoilers: the Falcons get their heads kicked in against Houston. And the knowledge of the #BEATEMDOWN to ensue informed every second of the programming and MAY have colored my experience with this week’s episode. Actually, glancing down at the likes and dislikes, I can confirm that the knowledge that JJ Watt and company were going to abuse the Falcons (even though JJ didn’t play a down in the game!) greatly impacted my attitude. Well, you don’t come here for impartiality, you come for the recap, so let’s get to it!

LIKES

- Hearing Julio talk, he BLEEDS Alabama. And it is in the good section because it needs to be.

- Someone lost a LOT of money years ago learning the money drop game. I imagine they learn that the same way my dad taught me dominoes: over time and very expensive.

- “I don’t know, I f’d up.” Sometimes, honesty is the best policy.

- I like that my quarterback is bad at telling jokes. As long as he remains good at quarterbacking, I don’t need him to display Peyton Manning level comedic timing. Seriously, go watch Peyton’s SNL. He’s annoyingly talented with the jokes.

- Harry Douglas can bowl. WRs can secret handshake.

- Bryan Cox is a national treasure and he should be forced to be the DL coach for whoever does Hard Knocks every year from now on.

DISLIKES

- ACL surgery to open the show in case you were eating.

- Stop reminding me about Stephen Jackson’s first injury of many this year.

- It absolutely kills me that Kroy Bierman is a key member of this defense, once again, GTFOMT.

- Watching quarterback drills, Matt Ryan can’t get hurt.

- ANY PLAYER EVEN TANGENTIALLY RELATED TO UKULELE USE, GTFOMT.

- I’d be terrified if my kid had to try to block JJ Watt too, Bruce Matthews was there in case any serious medical decisions had to be made on the field. Better safe than sorry.

- Knowing that the Falcons get their asses kicked makes the coaches look smarter than they are. That’s just good editing. Coaches are ALWAYS this negative in film, it’s not just super prescient.

- Sam Baker’s injury resulted directly in me taking out 4 straight jokes about him. Any more questions about Clowney’s motor?

- Watching Ryan Fitzpatrick do well makes me physically ill. I’ll always hate Harvard.

- “C’mon TJ, do your thing baby!” Pick six. Well, he did his thing, I guess. And then he threw another, cause WHY THE HELL NOT? Matt. Ryan. Cannot. Get. Hurt.

Well. That was NOT fun. One the one hand, things can’t get worse. On the other hand, that’s what people say before things invariably get worse. The only thing that could raise my spirits? A little food for my soul.

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Georgia Football: Aaron Murray Watch – Week 2


When last we checked in on our hero, he was taking a knee as Kansas City salted away a preseason win over Cincinnati, but the second week of preseason play saw all of us get a better look at the former Dawg. Because I love you all, I DVR’d Kansas City – Carolina from this past Sunday, and here’s what we saw.

PLAYING TIME: Murray took over the offense for the second series of the third quarter, and didn’t look back. Alex Smith and Chase Daniels are pretty much known commodities in KC these days, so seeing Murray take all the snaps and Tyler Bray take none was a welcome change of pace from last week.

THE NUMBERS: Aaron (first name basis, get like me) finished 5/9 for 81 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Beyond that, he also had a HUGE 51 yard pass negated by a holding penalty on the last KC drive of the game. All this resulted in a better than bad passer rating of 83.3.

THE EYEBALL TEST: The single pick thrown was a little late on a crossing pattern, but the touchdown was vintage Murray, showing great comfort in the pocket, and perfect placement on the ball. Most importantly, he looked fully comfortable and recovered from the ACL tear that ended his season early for the Dawgs last year.

Moving forward, I think all of this bodes well for his NFL future. The Chiefs will most certainly not carry 4 quarterbacks, but I like Aaron’s chances to be on the roster as the quarterback of the future in Kansas City with either Bray or Daniels slotted as the back up QB.

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Georgia Football: Former Dawg Poised for Unlikely NFL Record


Blair Walsh had a hot and cold career as a kicker at Georgia.

  • 2008: 14/23 FG, 50/50 XP – WARM
  • 2009: 20/22 FG, 42/42 XP – SUPER HOT
  • 2010: 20/23 FG, 46/47 XP – HOT
  • 2011: 21/35 FG, 46/46 XP – COLD

 

He’s been A1 since Day 1 (as the kids say) since arriving in the NFL as a sixth round pick in 2012.

  • 2012: 35/38 FG, 36/36 XP
  • 2013: 26/30 FG, 43/44 XP

 

None of his seven misses have come from inside 30 yards.  Six have come from beyond 40 yards.

So, the guy who once missed 14 field goals in 14 games in 2011 is now a star in the NFL.  And if this video shows anything, it’s that Walsh could shatter the NFL record for longest field goal (64 yards).

You do you, Blair Walsh.  You. Do. You.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

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NFL Hard Knocks: We Ready


Is Hard Knocks supposed to give me hope? Because it isn’t. This is a undisciplined group who are too overly dependent on top line players to be effective, and if injuries continue we could be looking down the barrel of 2013 part 2: Electric Boogaloo. Yeah, the first team looked good, what with the 18-play drive to start off, but are we really gonna have a healthy line and receiving corps all year?

Was that whole paragraph an elaborate anti-jinx because I’m sneaky falling in love with this team? You know me too well.

On to the recap!

LIKES

- O-line meeting room and getting made fun of in front of your peers gave me weird longing flashbacks to being in similar rooms getting made fun of similarly. Yet, it’s in the like section. Football players are weird.

- Matt Ryan, just stopping in the WR meeting room to praise one of his receivers and give a little coaching. Did it feel contrived for the cameras? Yeah, but it’s still real to me.

- NFL training camp days off include Aquarium trips and zip lining.

- William Moore v. Roddy White is the Macho Man v. Hulk Hogan of 2014.

- I don’t want more Bryan Cox in my life, I NEED more Bryan Cox in my life. “A man without some kind of habit got a lot of skeletons.” GOLD. And if you think I’m not using that quote to justify some all life decisions from now on, you are outside your mind.

- The Lulu Lemon argument might have seemed stupid (it was), but that is a 100% accurate of the idiotic conversations and arguments that happen in football locker rooms.

- Wait, what’s a special teams coach?

- Devonta Freeman gets north/south in a HURRY.

- Bryan Cox drinks Everclear as a sleep aid.

DISLIKES

- The iPad era means that the Turk won’t tell you to bring your playbook to go see coach. They just clear your ish remotely, I guess. TECHNOLOGY.

- Our GM Thomas Dimitroff dresses like a 14-year-old, and hangs out with Lance Armstrong in his free time. I do not like this.

- Gabe Carimi got hurt in practice, which my Bear fan friends told me would happen when we signed him. At least he’s consistent?

- I miss Spoon.

- My next note is “Reinforced ACLs?” I don’t know if it’s possible, but let’s look into it scientists.

- I forgot Mike Nolan was our Defensive Coordinator.

- Hard Knocks: Where HBO forces you to like DBs who can’t cover, and LBs who can’t shed blocks. If either one of these feel good stories end up contributing heavily this year, something has gone TERRIBLY awry.

Am I letting a super well produced series on HBO trick me into falling in love with the 2014 edition of the Atlanta Falcons? OF COURSE I am, because football owns me. And so are you. Rise up indeed ATLiens.

Love this? Hate it? Think I’m an idiot? Don’t just curse at me under your breath, head to theDude You Podcast iTunes page, and leave a 5-star review to make sure I know it, and have your voice heard on the air.

Looking for Georgia Bulldogs football highlights on your phone? Download the UGA Vault for free from the iTunes App Store. Just click here. It’s that easy.

Weekly Sports Podcast – Video Edition


That’s right, boys and girls.  This week’s edition of the Weekly Hangover DudeYouPodcast is video only.  Maybe this is a result of technological advancement.  Maybe this is a function of technical difficulties.  We’ll never tell…

 

Note: If video doesn’t play, hit pause then play again.

 

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