INDIANAPOLIS alias THE NORTH POLE – The NFL scouting combine kicked off in earnest today with the several team executives — including Falcons head coach Mike Smith – addressing the media.
The offensive linemen, special teamers and tight ends are flowing throw the media room to do interviews.
Georgia Tech offensive tackle Andrew Gardner and South Carolina tight end Jared Cook have been through.
Just got done talking with Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State’s stud tight end. Nice kid. He’s already spent 15 minutes with the Falcons last night.
Gardner interviewed with the Falcons, too and Cook is set to visit with them later.
Smith basically covered all of the stuff in his end of the season presser. Off to the aside, he wouldn’t take the Michael Vick bait, when I asked him about the team’s efforts to trade the suspended quarterback.
Arthur Blank is due to fly in later tonight and is set to take all of the team’s executives to world famous St. Elmos Steakhouse.