Dave Archer joined The Midday Show with Rick Kamla and John Michaels to talk college football and the Atlanta Falcons.

Archer told us he thinks UGA would have had a chance to be in the CFP under Jacob Eason. He described how Kirby Smart wanted his game plan executed, and taking care of the ball was priority No. 1.

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On quarterbacks not in Athens… Arch told Rick flat out that Baker Mayfield will not be taken in the first round of the NFL draft. He doesn’t believe the Heisman trophy carries the same cache it did 20 years ago because you would have to wait for the paper to come out to find out who won. Dave agreed with John that Clemson will beat Alabama to make it back to the National Championship game.

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In Falcons news… Arch mentioned how the offense didn’t play very well against the New Orleans Saints, but the defense played well enough to help them get the win. He described the undisciplined Saints and how many penalties they get per games this year. Archer told the Saints to quit crying and buck up because the Falcons will see them again in about 10-11 days.

Archer told us the extra days given to the Falcons courtesy of the Thursday night game to Monday night game are huge this time of year. He said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are downplaying the riff between Jameis Winston and Dirk Koetter but feels like the issue can be resolved if the team plays better. Archer talked about what Gerald McCoy being out for the Bucs means for the Falcons Monday night.

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