Kroy Biermann

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  1. Highlander

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    When the blackskins acquired Carriker, I remember Shanahan and the D-Coordinator stating that Carriker's role wouldn't necessarily be to make sacks or to even have a lot of tackles, but to make opponents double-team him, thus freeing up their four linebackers to make plays, including blitz packages, in their new 3-4 scheme. He should be used like Jared Allen is, but, unfortunately, that hasn't been his fate.
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  2. snow

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    I read on a blog that Kroy was doing great taking up double teams and is the reason why Jon Abraham is having so much success on the other side this year, and supposedly doing much better than Jamaal Anderson ever did. Even if it isn't true, its about time a white player got the Randy Moss treatment, successful even when not putting up stats.

    I couldn't find the original thing that stated this but I found this

    "Kroy has become a more efficient pass rusher," Smith said. "He is
    getting attention so we're getting some one-on-ones with John. I think
    John is still one of the premier pass rushers."

    and read on a forum about how Kroy is still getting pressure but it is from the side where the qb can see him, and winds up backpedaling into John Abraham.
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  3. Don Wassall

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    I've watched enough of the Falcons this season to know that it's true that Biermann is often getting pressure on the quarterback, but an occasional sack, and more than an occasional tackle, would be nice. Compared to how many big plays he made last season in limited playing time, and during the '10 preseason, his performance to date has been a big letdown.
     
  4. DixieDestroyer

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    Kroy's drawing some double-team (at times), but as Don alluded to above...he's not reaching his (shown) potential. He has Pro-Bowl talent, BUT he's not utilizing it.

    He needs to stay clear of the aging, plastic, fame-chasing, gold-digger.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    In the unlikely case anyone cares. . .

    Atlanta 'Real Housewife' Announces Pregnancy With Falcons Player

    (RTTNews)- Kim Zolciak of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" has revealed that she is pregnant.

    Zolciak, 32, announced that she is expecting her first child with Kroy Biermann, a 25-year-old <a href="#" target="_blank">NFL player
    <DIV style=": 2147482647; : ; DISPLAY: none; TOP: -22px; LEFT: -18px" id=preLoad1>[​IMG]</A>for the Atlanta Falcons. She took to her Twitter page saying: "We are happy and excited to announce that Yes we are expecting."

    The couple met during the filming of the Bravo show. This will be Zolciak's third child.

    The revelation comes after Zolciak denied pregnancy rumors during her Sunday night appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live."

    http://www.rttnews.com/Content/EntertainmentNews.aspx?Section=2&amp;Id=1491090&amp;SM=1
     
  6. foobar75

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    Looks like this one needs to be filed under the category "Young Men: How to Destroy Your Lives". Maybe Spearhead can do a piece on it.
     
  7. DixieDestroyer

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    Dang Kroy! Acting as if he has the same IQ as his "affletic" team mates.[​IMG]
     
  8. icsept

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    I can't believe that bitch is only 32, she's got a 16 year old daughter! Or, is here purported age as fake as her tits and hair. First she's banging some old, married sugar daddy, then she hooks up with a dyke, then Kroy goes in bareback and knocks her up. A freaking disgrace.
     
  9. DixieDestroyer

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    Kroy with 2 sacks against the Panthers today.
     
  10. SeaJim

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    On the plus side, she likes white guys and has white kid(s) from a previous relationship. No issue here with a white MILF getting some young white buck *uck the *hit out of her. Sorry for the language.
     
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    Nobody here cares what the skank does. The concern is for Kroy, his promising career, and his representation of the White athlete.
     
  12. DixieDestroyer

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    Well stated sir!
     
  13. Don Wassall

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    Considering that most post-season articles I've read on the Falcons (inaccurately) pinpoint Biermann as the weak link on the defense, this article is quite a pleasant surprise, and it's nicely backed up withstats too.

    Secret Superstar: Kroy Biermann, Atlanta Falcons

    by Khaled Elsayed

    Ifyou ignore Atlanta being hammered by Green Bay in the playoffs, it was a pretty good year for the Falcons.


    The problem is you can't ignore it. So brutal was the defeat, and so deflating the disappointment of being one-and-done in the playoffs for the second time in two years, Atlanta ended the 2010 season with a very bitter taste in their mouth.


    Much of the blame has been put on a pass rush that couldn't bring Aaron Rodgers down and relied heavily on John Abraham for sacks all year. Naturally, the talk that has followed has been of the Falcons focusing on finding more pass rush in the draft, but what if they don't? What if they already had someone on the roster who just needs to turn the consistent pressure he is getting into sacks?


    What if Kroy Biermann is ready to go from Secret Superstar, to just superstar?


    No Delay


    Before being drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, Biermann had a stellar career at the University of Montana. His 32 sacks in 52 games was the second most in school history, and his 2007 performance was so good that he was named the Big Sky Conference's Defensive Player of the Year honor. Still, playing in the Big Sky is a world away from the NFL, and many expected Biermann's development in the pro's to be a slow one.

    Instead, he immediately found himself getting significant playing time with a new look Atlanta team that was all about getting a rookies on the field. His rookie year of 2008 saw Biermann pick up 307 snaps (primarily in pass rushing situations) and produce 20 total quarterback disruptions â€" a very healthy 11.04% of pass rushing plays. It was a promising start and his game against Minnesota in Week 16 (where he destroyed Ryan Cook) offered real encouragement for his sophomore year.

    It was a sophomore year that couldn't have started much better. A two-sack performance against a Miami team with two of the best tackles in the game was a real eye opener â€" it left you wondering what he could achieve the rest of the season. Sadly, in his 469 other snaps, he wasn't quite as threatening. His 30 total quarterback disruptions (8.84% of pass rushing plays) was another good figure, but lacked the consistency and growth Falcons fans had hoped to see.

    Still, Biermann had improved in his run defense, and ended the year with positive ratings in every facet of his game and, overall, he finished 13th in our defensive end rankings. With Jamaal Anderson never living up to his draft stock, the opportunity was there, and the former Grizzly was about to get his chance to start.


    Sacks Schmacks


    We've alluded to the Falcons' woes rushing the passer, and if there's one stat that really hurts Biermann it's his sack count.

    Two.

    Such a small number and such a misleading one. It almost suggests he was invisible and doing nothing for most of the game, when nothing can be further from the truth. You see, there was more to Biermann's season than that memorable batted pass turned interception return against the Browns. Here was a guy who totaled 48 regular season quarterback disruptions, good enough for 28th in the entire league and just nine fewer than John Abraham. What's more, the 11.71% of pass rushing plays he got pressure on was the best number of his young career and 33rd in the league. Those numbers may not blow you away, but that's just behind Terrell Suggs (32nd) and ahead of Julius Peppers (42nd).

    The nature of the NFL providing such a small sample size of data means sacks can often be the most misleading of stats. Take John Abraham as a case in point. In 2009, people were writing him off. He'd lost a step and was no longer to be relied upon because his sack number dried up. Now, and this is entirely to pat ourselves on the back, we wrote that Abraham was still getting pressure so there was no reason not to expect big numbers from him. Hey, presto! What happened this year?

    In the same way, just because Kroy Biermann didn't set the world alight with sacks this year, doesn't mean he doesn't have it in him. He got an awful lot of pressure and with a bit of work on finishing, there's no reason those hurries and hits can't become contract-inflating sacks.

    What's more, he can play the run well. His high motor leads him into making plenty of plays, so while he may lack the ideal size of a left end like a Jamaal Anderson, he doesn't let it hold him back. Sure he can get manhandled at times, but which defensive end doesn't? What the Falcons have in Biermann is a guy who has performed above his draft status, and has improved with increased game time.

    Whether Biermann remains a secret or gets a chance to build on his impressive 2010 (where he finished 19th overall in our rankings) could come down to what Atlanta does in the draft. Plenty of talk has them going defensive end, and for a team with few glaring holes a "best player available"Â￾ strategy makes that a reasonable move. If the Falcons opt to address another area, then don't be too surprised if Biermann's sack figure drastically changes.

    Until then though, Kroy Biermann is the Atlanta Falcons' Secret Superstar.
    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/04/12/secret-superstar-kroy-biermann-atlanta-falcons/
     
  14. backrow

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    yes, even rotoworld picked up on it:

    Although Falcons LE Kroy Biermann recorded only three sacks in 2010, his 48 quarterback disruptions were just nine fewer than Pro Bowl teammate John Abraham's total.
    Biermann put pressure on the quarterback on 11.71 percent of pass-rushing opportunities, which put him in the same neighborhood as Terrell Suggs and Julius Peppers. He also played the run well, finishing 13th in Pro Football Focus' defensive end ratings. Biermann is a candidate to break out with double-figure sacks in 2011.
     
  15. snow

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    How many LDE's put up huge sack numbers every year? the quarterback can see them coming. Their job is to stop the run and get pressure so the RDE can get the sacks. If the qb is moving away from the pressure he can see he should be running into Abraham, if he is truly the elite de that people say he is.
     
  16. Don Wassall

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    It was a big disappointment that the Falcons signed Ray Edwards. Looks like Biermann will be pushed back to the bench by the over-rated Edwards, who was the weak link on the Vikings d-line but benefitted because of the double teams put on Jared Allen all the time.

    Edwards kept the more talented Brian Robison on the bench for four seasons in Minnesota. Now it looks like he'll be sending one of the best DEs in the league last year in creating pressure on the QB back to the bench in Atlanta. The only positive is that John Abraham is getting long in the tooth and maybe Biermann will replace him in a season or two. I don't know what Biermann's contract status is but hopefully he'll be a free agent after this season and move to another team.
     
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  18. DixieDestroyer

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    Dadgum Kroy fouled up big time when he knocked up that high maintenance, gold diggin', used goods huzzy. He'll pay for that mistake...in more ways than one. :tsk:
     

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