Another interesting artifact was this bull horn that depicted the Anglo Zulu war. On one side you see British troops with rifles and on the other side you see Zulu warriors. There was also an Ethiopian bible Jesus represented. There was also a processional cross from Ethiopia also showing Jesus and his mother. There was a depiction of all the religions that are practiced in Africa. I did not know that some practice Hinduism there. I am not sure if the indigenous people practice or people from the Orient that have settled there that practice it. This depiction just listed them. I also saw Koranic Writing Tablet from Nigeria. I would have liked to see more represented in this exhibit.
On floor two it listed the Administrative Offices and Boardroom. I did not have access to get to this room but with this being a museum I do not think I would be interested in going in there anyways. I came to see artifacts etc.
On Floor 1 is where the entrance is. This is the first floor you come to when if you choose to go here first. On this floor they have an Art of the Americas, Ancient Egyptian, Nubian art, Asian Art, Greek and Roman Art. I personally liked the Egyptian Artifacts. They had real mummies which is fascinating. To view things that are 1000's of years old was exciting to me. I thought the mummies that was laying on its side was well preserved. I also liked the mummies where they got the Wakanda salute from. There was information next to the artifacts to give you detailed information. I had the audio tour, so I could listen to the information. There is a number that you type into the small smart phone they give you and it starts telling you about each artifact. The Asian Art was fascinating had a lot information on Hinduism. The Greco and Roman art had a lot about warfare and contemporary life. I particularly liked looking at the armor that the warriors wore. I would recommend everyone to visit this museum because it has good preserved artifacts. The cost was also reasonable.
Falcon Nation my honest evaluation of you all 2019 NFL Draft.
6'4"308 lbs. Boston College
1 POS RK
Per ESPN NFL draft profile: Chris Lindstrom
“Chris Lindstrom is an offensive lineman out of Boston College who earned AP third-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honor”
Everyone wants a sexy pick during the draft, QB, WR, DE, OLB, S, RB etc. But anyone who know anything about football understands that the game is won down in the trenches. For those who do not know where the trenches are they are where the big uglies do battle. You must be strong up the middle on offense or defense and picking a guard is a good start. Espn considers him to be the number 1 rated offensive guard so if you have a 300-billion-dollar quarterback AKA Matt Ryan then it is in your best interest to protect your investment. If I was drafting for the Falcons, then I would pick an offensive lineman also. When I watch film of Chris Lindstrom I see an offensive lineman that comes off with a flat back automatically giving him leverage over the defender. He is also able to pull effectively and has good awareness to pick of blitzes. So, I would give this pick an A from a need standpoint.
6'7"317 lbs. Washington
8 POS RK
Per ESPN NFL draft profile: Kaleb McGary
“Kaleb McGary is a tall, well-built right tackle prospect out of Washington who is a very good run-blocker and moves defenders off the ball when he keeps his pads down.”
Big and tall mountain man tackle from Washington. Watching film on him show he is a good run-blocker. Because he is so tall he will need to work on staying low coming off the ball. At 6’7 that will be hard to do. His length will help him in pass blocking. I will tell you what though, Atlanta is serious about their offensive line because they traded back into the first round to draft another offensive lineman. Matt Ryan has that kool aid smile on his face. I am getting paid 300-billion dollars and my team is spending 300-billion dollars to keep me happy yea me.
5'11"193 lbsOhio State
14 POS RK
A fast athlete very strong who uses his speed well. He plays very natural with great intelligence. A good press corner plays with his hands very well. Watching film, I see him break up a lot of passes using his hands very well. With Atlanta Falcons having Julio Jones we will see how good he is in practice.
6'5"286 lbsCharleston (WV)
19 POS RK
A very tall and big strong side defensive end that uses his hands well. He performed well at the NFL combine by running a 4.69 40. That is impressive for a man this size. He sets the edge very well but for a man this size he only had 3 sacks as a Division II player. Someone who has his size speed combination should have 20 sacks. He a good run stopper though. Maybe with better coaching he will turn into a better pass rusher. I think the falcons are more concerned with stopping the run with this pick.
A big running back is just what the falcons need. After being stuffed on many occasions on short yardage plays I think Dan Quin saw that a bigger running back with some power is what is needed. He has good speed to. He doesn’t have freeman’s speed, but he could take it to the house. He had a 97 run on a power play where he beast mode a corner. I like big backs they can take on blitzing linebackers better, so I could see him helping in pass protection. Another big smile from Matt Ryan.
6'1"186 lbs. Washington
A natural corner that makes plays. He has good ball skills to make interceptions. He can blitz, and he is an effective tackler. I haven’t seen where he gets beat too much except the Ohio State bowl game. This a corner who plays the ball well doesn’t allow the receiver to make plays after reception. He will need to be coached up to bring out his true potential.
5'8"190 lbs UL Monroe
A small inside slot receiver with good run after catch ability. He very elusive and had to tackle with great speed. He brings value in the kick return game also. However, he is prone to fumble the ball but that can be improved with coaching. I would throw him short passes and see what he can do in the space. He reminds me of terrick hill so the falcons have to find a way to get him in open space.
I think overall offensively the falcons addressed protecting Matt Ryan 300-billion dollar contact with 2 first round offensive lineman draft picks. I am sure they would like to run the ball better also which drafting 2 first round offensive lineman should help you do. They also drafted a big bowling ball running back to get more physical in the running game. I think this helps because I think you need a smaller back with speed and a big back with power. You can have a power run package and a speed package and that is exactly how I would name those packages when substituting personnel in an out the game. I think with those packages also brings a bit of deception to your offense because you could bring in your power package and throw the ball keeping the defense off balance. I think the bigger back with help with pass protection also. I saw Devonta Freeman get ran over by blitzing linebackers causing panic for Matt Ryan. They also drafted a slot receiver to help pick up that yardage after catch or YAC. On defense they picked up a big run stopping defensive end helping stop the run. With that size he will play on the strong side of the defense which for those who don’t know is the left side if you are looking at a defense from behind. For most of football fans we watch football from a sideview so looking at it from the side you will see him on the left side. They also picked up two corners which will provide help from a depth perspective. On the negative side of things, they still need to address more defensive tackle help. To build a great run stopping defense you build from the inside out. They did not address inside linebacker either. Once again you build a great defense from the inside out.
NFL POST SCOUTING COMBINE FANTASY DRAFT 2019
OFFENSIVE SYSTEM: Pistol hybrid of the traditional shotgun and single back offenses. In the pistol offense, also commonly referred to as the "pistol formation", the quarterback lines up four yards behind the center, which is much closer than the seven-yard setback in a traditional shotgun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6MfvBm3iR8
QB KYLER MURRAY OKLAHOMA: I know he didn’t run or throw but I don’t care I’m picking him.
RB JUSTICE HILL OKLAHOMA ST: I like the speed he will fit in a zone blocking scheme very well.
TOP PERFORMER IN: VERTICAL JUMP | 40 YARD DASH
TE NOAH FANT IOWA: Best receiving tight end he went to Iowa so i know he was taught how to block.
TOP PERFORMER IN: 60 YARD SHUTTLE | 40 YARD DASH
WR D.K METCALF MISSISSIPPI: Beast mode enough said. He is Bigger, Faster, and Stronger period!
TOP PERFORMER IN: BROAD JUMP | 40 YARD DASH
WR DARIUS SLAYTON AUBURN: Speed kills he has it plus catches balls with hands.
TOP PERFORMER IN: 40 YARD DASH | VERTICAL JUMP
WR PARRIS CAMPBELL OHIO ST: He is an Athlete period. Can run fly sweeps also.
TOP PERFORMER IN: 20 YARD SHUTTLE | VERTICAL JUMP
Honda Battle of the Bands celebrates the excellence of Black college marching bands and academic excellence at (HBCUs). Schools participating in 2018 Bethune Cookman, Miles College, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Prairie View A&M, Tennessee State.
Awe-inspiring fantastic wonderful excellent Universal Circus simply the BEST! The circus is out of doors in a tint by the old Atlanta Braves Stadium. When first walking in your tickets are taken and then you have the option to buy food. You then walk up to go inside the tint. Once the show begins the ring master comes out and immediately begins to blow his whistle to get everyone’s attention and solicit participation interaction with the audience. Some are selected to come into the ring to be coached up for audience performance such as dancing or being clowned on. Once that is over then the true show begins. The other ring masters come out with plenty of music, dancing, and more audience participation. They start to bring out the performers and animals while the ring masters controls the audience attention. All the performers put on a show!!! The animals were stunning and well trained. It was nonstop fun and amusement from beginning to end! Very well executed! The entertainers were awesome exciting people from all over the world. The best thing to me about the show were the ring master, music, and performers. One word simply AMAZING!!!
CalaBar & Grill Google Maps
Overall, the food is great, and the service is good. The food is on point there is something for everyone. They have a live band and great family friendly environment. The Ambiance is awesome. Everything is reasonably priced. Delivery is great and prompt. Great decor! Music is good. has a nice chill environment, with great food, drinks, and even hookah.Sleek strip-mall spot featuring Caribbean-inspired eats & cocktails, with live music on weekends.
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Tin Lizzy’s Cantina Google Maps
The food is awesome plus the drinks. What a good place to handout with your friends. You would be doing yourself a favor to grab a meal and a drink.Awesome bartenders mixing drinks. Great prices on the food. A very diverse crowd of people. Great destination in Atlanta.Casual, lively cantina with funky decor serving Tex-Mex food, margaritas, beer & wine.
Tin Hudson Grille Google Maps
The greatest service and food! They offer you a reward program for eating there which allows discounts on your next meal or appetizer. Great decor and the bar tenders are knowledgeable. Great employees and the sports atmosphere is amazing perfect for watching the big games.
The Twin Peaks Google Maps
Super awesome atmosphere, affordable food and drinks. "Great and a cool place to sit down and have fun with friends." Stunning bartenders and electric atmosphere.
Alabama and Clemson are mirror images of each other. They both have smart defenses, dynamic quarterbacks, gifted running backs, and explosive athletes, and there is one area where they are just better than everyone else and it is in trenches. They are similar there. Clemson and Alabama are not only better there they are more athletic there. Come 01/07/208 we will see who most physical team. It’s to me the most intriguing match-up, therefore it’s aiming to be a good game. The last few years games have come down to the trenches, but this year’s game has a straightforward question: Can Clemson defensive line dominate without Dexter Lawrence and can Alabama's offensive dominate without Deonte Brown? I think the Tigers defensive front, with unbelievable depth and flexibility with the likes of Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant will make up for the loss of Dexter Lawrence. Clemson defensive line, will disrupt plays before they start and place a lot of pressure on Tua Tagovailoa than any team that he is seen this year. Trevor Lawrence has been sensational, and he can lead the Tigers to the title. The key position battle in all of football has always been in the trenches on either side of the ball. Whoever wins the battle of the trenches will win the National Championship.
Clemson’s defensive line get off allows them to sack the Quarterback more than any team Alabama has faced this season. As soon as that football moves an inch they are in a race to get to the Quarterback. The only similar defense line that has come close to Clemson was Mississippi State. They were on Tua like bees attracted to honey. Tua only had 164 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Alabama’s offensive line must have their best performance to win this game. Clemson’s strength is their defensive line, but Clemson weakness is their secondary, therefore given adequate time, Tua can attack that weakness with their athletic wide receiver core.
Similarly, Alabama’s defensive line must attack Trevor Lawrence the freshman phenom quarterback. Trevor Lawrence is a pocket passer so if Alabama can take him out of his comfort zone and get him to scramble then it will be to the Tide's advantage.
Historically, Alabama doesn't do well against mobile quarterbacks but fares far better against quarterbacks like Trevor Lawrence. Dual-threat quarterbacks like Kyler Murray give Bama problems. If Alabama’s defensive line pushes Clemson’s offensive line around, then Trevor Lawrence can struggle. Guys up front like Quinnen Williams, Isaiah Buggs, Raekwon Davis, Anfernee Jennings, can set the tone early by pressuring the freshman phenom.
Nick Saban a great coach which was highlighted by the decision against Georgia to pull starter Jalen Hurts for freshman Tua Tagovailoa at half-time. Facing a defensive line like Clemson’s, Saban may be compelled to do the same thing in reverse. Tua struggled against Mississippi State and Georgia because of pressure. Jalen Hurts does not have the arm talent Tua does, but his athleticism allows him evade pressure. The Clemson defensive line should give Tua fits, but that wildcard Jalen Hurts gives Bama the element of surprise. I am sure Clemson will not be because they are aware of Slick Nick.
Great place to visit. i would like to recommend visiting the College Football Hall of Fame. If you're a football fan or simply searching for some nice fun, you would like visit the College Football Hall of Fame. Sponsored by at&t, and chick fil very cool interactive activities that children will keep engaged in which adults still notice fascinating.
I had a fun time you even get to throw a football or try and kick a field goal. Very interactive it's totally tech-integrated, spectacular setup and use of technology and you when you visit your team area it automatically starts telling you about the history of the program. The helmet wall once you go in is actually neat. it's self-guided and you get these "All Access Passes" (RFID badge that has special sign in points throughout, games, etc. you are given a pass you link to your favorite team. Everyplace you go into there and wave your pass you learn all types of history concerning your team. You can use the monitors to find out a lot of information about your favorite team, and see trophies of past bowl games. It is created interactive and has some nice historical items to show the general evolution of the sport. It causes you to appreciate football and the blood, sweat, tears, and labor that goes into preparing for football games and how gratifying it for fans.
The employees were great! I was singing the FAMU and USC fight song. Let's simply say the venue is superb the food was extraordinary and the history exhilarating
John Ross made a case to be the 1st wide receiver picked in the 2017 NFL DraftJohn Ross is the fastest wide receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft class. That’s no longer in question after he posted the best 40-yard dash time in NFL Combine history Saturday, blazing down the track in 4.22 seconds.
Ross is fast. That’s nothing new. But 4.22 is a level of fast that few expected to see from the Washington product.
Oddsmakers set the over/under for his 40-yard dash at 4.31, although the over was a big favorite. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock guessed 4.34. Instead, Ross posted the fastest time ever.
But does he now deserve to be the first wide receiver off the board? The answer is an unequivocal and definitive ... maybe.
Ross was already a first-round pickCombine performances — whether good or bad — are often met with rolled eyes. It seems bizarre that a player could finish his collegiate career with a certain value and then impact that positively or negatively with a workout.
But the 4.22-second 40 didn’t launch Ross into the first-round conversation; he was already there.
In a survey of more than 40 mock drafts prior to the 2017 NFL Combine, Ross appeared in the first round in the majority of the mocks, even going as high as 14th overall to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sure, he measured in at only 5’11, 188 pounds, but it’s hard to find many negatives in his game. He was electric at Washington, racking up 1,150 receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns in 2016.
He may struggle with more physical coverage in the NFL, but some of the league’s best receivers have succeeded at under 6’0. Odell Beckham Jr. is also 5’11, and Ross is taller than Antonio Brown and DeSean Jackson who are each 5’10.
Jackson, a second-round pick in 2009, took Ross under his wing prior to the Washington receiver’s big 2016 season.
“You’re fast, but you don’t have to use all of your speed every single time,” Ross told MMQB of Jackson’s advice. “Use your speed as a weapon, slow down sometimes. Focus on technique and that’s how you’ll beat your guy.
“It sounds so simple, but it’s not, and at first, I didn’t really understand. But DeSean and I kept talking during the season, probably two times a week, and then it just clicked. By using his advice, that’s how I took my game to the next level.”
With Jackson’s guidance under his belt, Ross torched defensive backs with jab steps and bursts of acceleration. It was enough that he was in the first-round conversation after entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
The top of the wide receiver class is lackingPrior to the combine, Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Clemson’s Mike Williams were battling to be the top receiver off the board. But neither are considered in the same breath as former draft prospects like Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, A.J. Green or Julio Jones.
Both are 6’3 and have at least 25 pounds on Ross, which gives each a big advantage. But Davis didn’t participate at the combine due to ankle surgery and won’t run at his pro day either. Williams also didn’t run, saying he’ll do so at the Clemson pro day and that he isn’t worried about the possibility of a slow time.
“Jerry Rice didn't run a fast time,” Williams said. “Antonio Brown didn't run a fast time. He's the highest-paid receiver in the league right now. It's all about just playing football if you look at it at the end of the day."
Davis and Williams were both plenty productive and showed more than enough to be top receivers. But 4.22 is special. Maybe enough that Ross is in the conversation to go ahead of Davis and/or Williams.
It will depend on team needsFor now, the needs of NFL teams are fluid. Free agency will begin on March 9 and many of the most glaring needs — like the San Francisco 49ers’ lack of quarterbacks, for example — could be addressed in a big way.
But not all wide receiver needs are the same. While teams in need of a No. 1 receiver to play in the ‘X’ role could opt to take Davis or Williams, a team that wants a deep threat to pair with another starter could lean toward Ross as their top-rated receiver.
The Cincinnati Bengals have a 6’4, 205-pound monster in A.J. Green. If the team selects a receiver with the No. 9 pick, would it be more prone to take a 6’3 receiver to put on the other side or a 5’11 player who may be the fastest in the history of the NFL? The 4.22 40-yard dash makes that a question worth asking.
The results of the 2017 NFL Combine didn’t change the player that Ross is. But it did reveal that he has a gear unmatched in the NFL and that makes him a little more valuable than he was when he arrived in Indianapolis.
That extra value could be enough to make Ross the top receiver in the draft class.
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