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Calvin Ridley looking for a “fresh start”


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10 minutes ago, BurntDice said:

So I was doing some reading on the falcons Reddit regarding Ridley. They are saying 

1. He really doesn’t like being hit. He tries to avoid contact at all costs ie running out of bounds, not catching in traffic. He took a week off in week 6 because the prior game he got cracked hard. Come week 7 he got hit really hard again and stayed on the ground holding his head. That was it for him this year. 
 

2. He hates the coaching staff in atl. It’s all speculation, but it’s possible 

 

3. He has a phobia of flying. Like he really really doesn’t like flying. This is a huge thing during the season because of away games. 

ehhh - #1 is going to be pretty hard to get over if it's true. I'm kind of skeptical on it though - like - how on earth do you make it to the NFL as a WR if you're so averse to being hit? You've been getting hit your whole life by this point haven't you?

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5 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

ehhh - #1 is going to be pretty hard to get over if it's true. I'm kind of skeptical on it though - like - how on earth do you make it to the NFL as a WR if you're so averse to being hit? You've been getting hit your whole life by this point haven't you?

You would think. He has millions of dollars now though 

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6 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

A Calvin Ridley refresher in case you needed one like I did. Apparently you have to click through to watch directly on youtube. Actually reminds me a lot of Elijah Moore the way his hands are so soft and then he gets upfield so smoothly.

 

 

He’s ridiculous 

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5 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

A Calvin Ridley refresher in case you needed one like I did. Apparently you have to click through to watch directly on youtube. Actually reminds me a lot of Elijah Moore the way his hands are so soft and then he gets upfield so smoothly.

 

 

Really good and he gets open.  I only watched a couple minutes and it does seem he goes to unusual lengths to avoid contact.  

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4 minutes ago, Rhg1084 said:

Ridley, Moore, Davis, Berrios, sign a tight end. Now that’s a nice cast of weapons for Zach 

Exactly. Now let’s say we take Evan Neal at 4 and end up signing David Njoku at TE. Both are totally realistic.

That’s as good of an offense as we could hope for and assuming we only give up a 2 or 3 and 5, still leaves JD with premium picks to address the defense with. This is the way

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Just now, Hal N of Provo said:

Really good and he gets open.  I only watched a couple minutes and it does seem he goes to unusual lengths to avoid contact.  

He does seem to have a tendency to give him self up/go down before taking a big hit. But there are also several instances in that video where he could have easily gone OOB but cut back inside a defender to pickup additional yards.

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Just now, Barry McCockinner said:

He does seem to have a tendency to give him self up/go down before taking a big hit. But there are also several instances in that video where he could have easily gone OOB but cut back inside a defender to pickup additional yards.

I have no issues with receivers trying to preserves themselves and avoid big hits. His route running skills is at the top of the league and he seems to get open at will 

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Just now, Rhg1084 said:

I have no issues with receivers trying to preserves themselves and avoid big hits. His route running skills is at the top of the league and he seems to get open at will 

agreed - we're only talking about it because there's speculation that he really hates being hit and that's part of why he walked away.

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1 minute ago, Barry McCockinner said:

He does seem to have a tendency to give him self up/go down before taking a big hit. But there are also several instances in that video where he could have easily gone OOB but cut back inside a defender to pickup additional yards.

Yeah.  I’m not sure what to make of it but he does seem to dive to the ground if he doesn’t know what’s behind him.  It’s a highlight video too. 
 

Probably not the worst thing as long as it’s  not getting worse and he’s not afraid to catch with a defender in his back pocket.  This system seems to try to create that scenario.  

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2 hours ago, Pac said:

No way in hell you give up a top 10 pick for a guy who quit on his team.  If he thinks Atlanta was dysfunctional what the hell would he think about this clown shoes program and bi-polar fan base.

Bi-polar fan base??? We are a very normal and respectable bunch!

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I have a question for those pushing for this. When has this ever worked out in the past? Ocho Cinco? Antonio Brown? Bell? Odell? If a player is a problem in one location and chooses to sit out a season what are the odds that they are going to come here and be valuable contributor let alone a the type of player Saleh is talking about.

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