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Falcons TWESTOTE of the Day: John Clayton is a Hater

Creepyhead (a.k.a. John Clayton) tried to draw a comparison between the trade that preceded JJ11's selection and the 49ers trade that preceded the 49ers' selection of J.J. Stokes in 1995 today.

The 49ers were at the 30th pick. To move up to the 10th pick, the 49ers had to give up their first, a No. 3 and a No. 4 in 1995 and No. 1 in 1996. Stokes, unfortunately for the 49ers, wasn't that last piece. He had a 10-year career but never did better than a 770-yard season. He averaged 12.6 yards a catch during his career.

He later goes on to contradict himself, halfheartedly giving the Falcons brass some respect.

In the NFC South, teams such as the Falcons must be aggressive. The Saints are loaded on offense. The Bucs are rising quickly because of their youth and talent. But can one receiver make that much of a difference? Maybe not.

Creepyhead has access. He's always in the know. And really, he should stick to reporting, which he's done for nearly 40 years. Leave the analyzing to folks who've actually touched a football at some point in their lives.

Fair is fair. He does give the Falcons some credit. But he simultaneously calls the move into question, throwing out a weak analogy and pointing to what he perceives as a more pressing need (one he thinks we can't fill without further weakening our franchise). It's not objective reporting, it's fence riding, plain and simple. If you ascribe to Creepyhead's logic, any draft move that parallels (on the surface) an unsuccessful draft move is suspect. You know what that's called? Weak sauce.

I know some of y'all are just as frustrated by all this nonsense as I am. Of course, if you're not, then we're gonna disagree. But that's OK. I just want to hear from you.