With sadness I am announcing that ATLSportsHQ.com will be decommissioned in the coming days.
With years of hard work and dedication from many writers and contributors, the ATLSportsHQ.com URL brought a new era of sports coverage in Atlanta sports.
Unfortunately the momentum was unsustainable. Thank you to the dozens of talented writers that have lend a hand to making this site more successful than I ever imagined possible.
From the starting crew of Nate, Garrett, Malik, Daric and others, to the late coming saviors of Bob, Andrew, Reeves and many many more, and E for giving us a shot on air radio; I’d like to thank you for making the dream of having a sports website possible.
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Each week, I’ll take some time out to answer your questions. Feel free to DM me questions at any time and you’ll see them answered each Sunday (or Mondayish). Be sure to check out our weekly show ATLSportsHQ Live where we discuss all things going on in the sports world live and interactively Thursday’s at 8:45 on Youtube! Also be sure to check out GameTime Radio Sunday’s at 6 PM where me and fellow HQ writer Bob co-host with our good guy E-Dub from TheHawksBeat.
Let’s get right into it.
@SDZwald041599 | What major offseason moves do you think the Falcons make?
The Falcons absolutely must shore up both the offensive and defensive lines. They also need to take a look at restructuring some contracts in order to get some cap relief. Fortunately, Atlanta is very talented on both sides of the ball and if healthy there’s no reason this team shouldn’t be a contender next year.
@Bret_A27 | Is Vic Beasley a Falcon next season?
Yes. He will have to take a substantial pay cut however. This will be his last chance though.
@BowlinBob | Do you think the recruiting game has changed in the state of Georgia now that Tech has rid itself of the Triple Option offense? Does Georgia have to work double time to get these recruits?
The recruiting game has changed definitely but there’s a huge BUT in my opinion. While Georgia Tech has one of the nicest campuses in the nation, they have a significant recruiting disadvantage. Most four and five star recruits go to school strictly for football and could care less about the actual education. Despite what the media may try to portray, these players at big schools such as Alabama, UGA etc aren’t really doing much “school”. But at Georgia Tech, you’re there for school too. And it pays off for your future. So it’s a give and take. You can really set your future up well going to play for Coach Collins at Tech. All in all, Tech will get some better recruits but I can’t envision any top five recruiting classes and/or making Kirby really sweat in Athens.
@_RMiller30 | What you gonna do when the Hawks make the playoffs this year?
The Hawks absolutely are not making the playoffs this year. While the Hawks have greatly overachieved in the past two months, there’s no chance we can make up that much ground in the last 25-30 games.
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This week on the ATLSportsHQ Live Podcast @_ATLPhil , @DClemens_ , and @bowlinbob discuss the positive side of Atlanta Hawks basketball, The Atlanta United playoff push, The Atlanta Falcons big win over Washington, Georgia Bulldogs winning the SEC East and an impending matchup with Alabama, and ending with some buy or sell. We are currently looking for a new podcast name and we are willing to reward that person with a GameTime Radio T-Shirt for their effort.
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