Are you ready for some Mini-Camp football?

Falcons coach Mike Smith making a timeout call in the second quarter against Arizona in the playoffs. (CURTIS COMPTON/ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons coach Mike Smith making a timeout call in the second quarter against Arizona in the playoffs. (CURTIS COMPTON/ccompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Mike Smith was fired up about hitting the practice fields today with his re-tooled team.

“We plan to introduce a lot of new things to our rookies and young guys,” Smith said. “Try to show them how we do things. How we work. How we practice. It will be an indoctrination this weekend into our tempo, our scheme and the pace of how we practice.

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“We are going to throw different terminology and a brand new playbook at them. It’s going to be overwhelming to them at first. But it’s supposed to be. We want to get a feel for how they can function, how they feel and what they can learn.”

Smith has a different philosophy in getting the rookies ready. He elects to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at his young players. Another theory is to give them things piecemeal and then build on it, block by block.

“I’m a big believer in the whole-part-whole theory of teaching,” Smith said. “Throw all of it at them at once and then see what they can retain. Then you come back and refine it the second time. Then the third time when you throw the whole at them again. . . different people approach it different ways, but I really like this and have always done it that way.”

Tony Gonzalez and his wife October. (CURTIS COMPTON/ccompton@ajc.com)

Tony and October Gonzalez. (CURTIS COMPTON/ccompton@ajc.com)

It’s going to be a little different with some of the mainstays like Keith Brooking, Lawyer Milloy and Grady Jackson no longer on the team. The Falcons elected to get younger this offseason, especially on defense.

“Right now we have 25 players on our roster with three years or less NFL experience,” Smith said. “We are also going to be a faster and more urgent football team with the infusion of the players we drafted. That was one of the things we set out to do. We wanted to increase or speed and urgency on our roster.”

Smith is looking forward to seeing his rookies.

“They have some very good measurable and numbers coming out,” Smith said. “We are excited as a coaching staff. We get to do the closest thing to playing football that we’ve done since the end of the season.”

All right now, time to go camping!!!

191 comments Add your comment

JohnWaynesworld

May 8th, 2009
7:25 am

A nice way to start the day with Mrs. Gonzalez.

This is how you do it. You draft high character guys who were proven leaders on their college teams and give them the whole playbook. You can find out right away who are the brightest minds in the new class and who needs help memorizing all the hundreds of plays and schemes. Then the real mentoring begins from coaches and players.

I can’t wait to see team. I am going to make it up there this Saturday. Any ideas on contingencies for parking for the increased number of newly excited fans?

WR

May 8th, 2009
8:41 am

JohnWaynesworld, I’m with you on that, I plan to attend myself if I can find a way to manage the fact that today I have my fathers birthday and sunday is mother’s birthday and it just happens to be mothers day also. So I’m going to at least try to sneak a peak sometime on Saturday, I can’t wait.

Andrew

May 8th, 2009
8:55 am

Woot! Mini-Camp time!

Can’t wait to see Gonzo in the Red and Black!

JohnWaynesworld

May 8th, 2009
9:10 am

WR, yea I know, this Mother’s day thing is cramping my style! Just kidding, I know exactly where I would be without her…NOWHERE! lol

Someone out there please what’s a typical opening day at mini-camp for the fans? I don’t want to go in there dressed like a giant bird of prey and find out everybody’s in the same outfit, or worse that there are no giant bird of prey outfit allowed!

And what about the parking??

D3

May 8th, 2009
9:15 am

Good Friday AM Brothers! Mini-camp time is HERE. Ready to get rollin’ and see the new faces, who’s coming out with a bang, and who’s on the hot seat. Looks like I won’t be able to make it to the ‘Branch tomorrow. On to football………

JohnWayne – you got it right on the money about high character. I think teams too often discount the huge effect that can have on a team; not only in the locker room, but also on the field. Take some good notes up there. P—-d I can’t make it.

WR – Wow, now thats a busy weekend right there. Let me know how everyone looks, particularly the rooks and our boys coming back from IR. Will it mainly be individual drills or do they start to work it into spring. I assume its helmets and shorts only at this point.

Keep the ‘Cage rockin! Each blog topic DOL puts up now averages between 150 & 200 posts, and its OFF-SEASON!!!

JJB

May 8th, 2009
9:23 am

Hey DOL, what is the contract status of the new draftees? Have they all been signed or do they not need to be for these types of minicamps?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2009
9:25 am

Just arrived in the Branch. The Birds are in meetings and sent to hit the field in about an hour.

row3

May 8th, 2009
9:26 am

The Duke,

I’m with you on the high character, smart minded draft picks. If anyone was passed over we thought we should have picked, It may have had something to do with their ability to grasp the playbook. For Coach Smith to have his guys ready to play in their first year this has to be a major consideration when evaluating these players.

Real Men of Genuis

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2009
9:30 am

Reggie Roberts and his PR staff are getting me the parking info. Will post shortly.

JJB: Rookies are officially “unsigned,” but normally have insurance type waivers in case of mini-camp injury.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2009
9:32 am

PARKING: ACROSS THE STREET in the Flowery Branch Sports Complex and Shuttles will be available to bring fans inside the gates at 4400 Falcons Parkway.

Unca' Bob

May 8th, 2009
9:34 am

WR,

Happy Birthday to your Mom & Dad. Sounds like Saturday will be the icing between the cakes. When Lil’Dave gets on board perhaps you and JohnWayneworld could hammer out a means to meet. I.E. “I’ll be at the ticket booth at 9:00 sharp wiht a sign saying Lil’Dave over my head”. Ya’ll enjoy!! I’m that ugly shade of green.

jason

May 8th, 2009
11:03 am

Looking for some reports from the field throughout the weekend. Shout out to Seminole, D3, Ken, and everybody for the great updates during draft weekend. Are you ready for some football.

angry banker

May 8th, 2009
12:13 pm

here we go junkies! our first falcon fix in four months

Unca' Bob

May 8th, 2009
12:15 pm

D-Led,

Got any kind of update? What’s going on at Flowery Branch?

JohnWaynesworld

May 8th, 2009
12:36 pm

DOL,

Should we bring full rain gear with umbrellas for standing for hours in the rain or will they have tents set up everywhere, OR will they cut short practice if it start raining hard?

Anyone else been up for mini-camp? What to do, what to avoid, etc.

Thanks

Nookah

May 8th, 2009
1:20 pm

Well, well, well!!!! It’s so good to see the roots spreading. This tree is getting quite large. Falcon Nation has truly become a Glob-log Village. All the way from Japan, welcome jp3stacks. I know I know he was on the last blog but I have to welcome the man. It’s all good. We need to have a representative from each continent…Africa are you hearing me? Europe where you at? Asia I know you’re in the house, jp3stacks representing!!!…….and the beat goes on.

It’s been a while posse but it’s good to be back. My wife keeps asking me who is D3? Who is Ken Strick? Who is Stirg? Who is Seminole? Who is D Led? Who is……………..you get the drift.

Good to see the Birds of Prey are back in the Branch and ready to rock!!! I can’t wait posse. Is it September yet? I’m like a kid going to my first Disney World and it’s taking a lifetime to get there.

D3, I see you have been busy as usual and you know I have to join the fray. Better late than never.

DEF ROY – 1) William “Agent 007″ Moore – will benefit from the increased interior pressure from Peria “Piranha” Jerry, Johnathan “Pocket Rocket” Babineaux and Trey “Thou shalt not run” Lewis. 2)Brian Orakpo – Same thing – he’ll benefit from Haynesworth’s penetration. 3) Aaron Curry – Just a plain beast.

OFF ROY – 1) Michael Crabtree – Playing with a chip on his shoulder. 2)Percy Harvin – blinding 0-60 speed. 3) Kenny Britt

A couple of blogs ago I designated some nicknames to some of our Birds. Below are some of them I came up with:

* Johnathan “Pocket-Rocket” Babineux (I’m undersized but I move from 0-60 very quickly)
* Peria “Piranha” Jerry (Because I’m the human QB eater – yes D3 I know I had the same name too)
* John “Predator” Abraham (Well you know I have been around a while)
* Chauncie “I ain’t no Point Guard” Davis (because I can dictate the pace)
* Lawrence “I’ll let you remember #56″ Sidbury (I will be faster than LT off the line)
* Trey “Thou shalt not run” Lewis (Run at your peril)
* William “Agent 007″ Moore (Because I’m always on dangerous missions)

I also suggested that the Falcons should have a large banner in the Dome every Sunday reading……
11th Commandment……………..”THOU SHALT NOT RUN!!!!…………….

Just a few of what I have thought of so far. Again guys it’s so good to be back.

Go Falcons!!!!………………..THE PROCESS CONTINUES…………..

Nuff respect everytime!!!!!……………….

“Ain’t no stopping us now, we’re on the move……..McFadden & Whitehead !!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2009
1:34 pm

HERE’S A LITTLE UPDATE. FIRST PRACTICE IS OVER:
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
dledbetter@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons defensive end John Abraham and kicker Jason Elam were surpise hold outs of mini-camp practice during Friday’s morning session.
Abraham and Elam, joined defensive back Von Hutchins (broken foot), offensive lineman Alex Stepanovich (back) and cornerback David Irons (knee) as players who were held out of practice.
“We felt they weren’t 100 percent ready to go so we made a decision to limit those guys today,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “Abe is leftover from the rigors of the 16 game season. He had a number of ailments.”
Smith would not confirm if Abraham had any offseason surgeries or medical procedures.
“Not going to talk about it,” Smith said.
Abraham, who started all 17 games last season and set a franchise record with 16.5 sacks, has a history hamstring issues. He was a Pro Bowl alternate last season, while playing with a shoulder injury.
“You look at those guys, Jason and John, they are up there in years,” Smith said. “They’ve got a number of mini-camps underneath their belts. We are going to limit them and limit some of the older players. We want to get a look at as many of these young guys as we can.”

D3

May 8th, 2009
1:46 pm

What’s up gents? Waitin’ on DOL to feed us junkies some Falcons updates. Thought it was pretty funny seeing Hartsock line up with the 1st team OFF. No knock against him, but I think we traded for a Hall of Fame TE; what’s his name again? Speaking of, sure was d@— great to see TG in red and black, even if it is a practice jersey.

jason – thanks for the props man. It’s easy for me to do because its so much d@— fun.

angry banker – c’mon now, man. you know we’ve been rockin’ Falcons and Football here in the ‘Cage on an almost daily basis. But actual Football, yeah you’re right.

Nookah – where you been my brotherman? I was about to put out a ’search and rescue’ call for you. JK. Pretty cool about spreading throughout the world, eh? You are the man on nicknames, I tried a pitiful attempt of my own, but pales in comparison to your mad skills. Explain Sidbury’s nickname for me; I guess I’m a little slow on that one. You ever have Carib brew? Got it last weekend and it was pretty frackin’ good.

Brew update: I don’t like Blue Moon beer, but they make a summer brew called Honey Moon, and it is d@— tasty. Good warm weather brew.

D3

May 8th, 2009
1:56 pm

DOL – thanks for the quick update. Can’t wait for more.

Just a quick note from DOL’s update, Hutchins and Irons are out AGAIN! I know its ridiculously too early, but those two better be chompin’ at the bit to get back on the field. Particularly Hutchins. Not knockin’ the dude, but we haven’t seen ANYTHING from him since we signed him as a FA 14 months ago. By my count, there are 7 legit candidates competing for 4-5 CB spots. You have to assume that Houston, C.Jackson, & Chris Ownes are pretty solid. We only carried 4 corners on our active roster last year, but we may carry 5 this year and 3 safeties. Using my math that leaves Hutchins, Grimes, Irons, and Middleton fighting for 2, maybe even 1 spot. Do we take someone who is obviously severly injury prone? Just sayin’……….

Nookah

May 8th, 2009
2:03 pm

D3, with such deep football knowledge that I know you possess, I can’t believe you have not made the connection. Which great sack-master wore #56? LT of course, of NY Football Giants fame.

If we bring this kid along, as you know our coaching staff is prone to do, and with his natural athletic prowess and “head space” (because you know it takes more than athletic ability to get to the QB), he can be a mix of # 55 (”Predator”) and #56 (LT). He could actually wear jersey # 55 1/2 (average of the 2). If he achieves a percentage of both these sack-masters, we in Falcon Nation will surely be happy. I’m sure you’ll agree with me on that. Perhaps his nickname could be Lawrence “#55 1/2″ Sidbury? Nah!!! Just a thought.

Oh yes, I’ve had the Carib brew. I think it’s originally from Trinidad. Could be wrong.

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!!!……………THE PROCESS CONTINUES………….

richbrave

May 8th, 2009
2:25 pm

Keep you eyes on my man SIDBURY and let me know how he’s doing. Anybody got a report on him from the recent 3-day camp, and my other pick AARON KELLY?

D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER

May 8th, 2009
2:38 pm

D3: I love Blue Moon. Taste like Kool-aid.

Carlun

May 8th, 2009
2:50 pm

Man…I can’t wait to see if Moore and Perry live up to what we think are two excellent picks!

Sarah B

May 8th, 2009
3:06 pm

Ah yes also thanks for the Gonzo pic… I’m so excited there is some news from camp. Makes August seem so much closer. D3 Still working on my ROY awards. Trying to dig a little deeper so as not to have the same list as everyone else. I mean I bet noone had Matt Ryan on the list last year. I almost went for Percy Harvin when the Farve to Vik’s was floating around. And I’m glad they are resting Abraham, I mean does he really need to practice at this point?

Lil'Dave

May 8th, 2009
3:06 pm

JohnWaynesworld – Like DOL said the parking is across the street at The Sports Complex you cant really miss it because Flowery Branch High School is also right there. There really isnt tents for the public so diffently bring some rain gear and a chair to sit in. I’m personally leaving my house at 9:10 just to get good parking but practice isnt till 10:30 as we all know. But the place really fills up fast as far as parking is concerned and the longer you wait the fur you have to walk. Plus the better sit you get before the practice the better chance you have a getting good autographs afterwords because you already be in position. And if you want autographs they sell 20$ footballs on-site just for that purpose so you dont have to worry about picking something up before hand.

And if you guys actually wanted to meet up once you got to the facility that’d be cool with me cause I’m already bringing a crew with me from South Carolina.

O ya if you need any extra small details about what you can and cant bring into the training camp just check the Falcons offical web site its all posted there. Keep in touch Bird Cage!

Marcos

May 8th, 2009
3:25 pm

im so excited to see a lot of guys, i agree chevis should be the other starting cb not grimes,and what about johnathan babinuex he shoukld be an impact player too,i am very concer about the saftey position i hope moore can play as his he play in his junior season,and if anybody is interest in espn.com the nfc south blog they are posting very very good articles aboy the falcons and today its gona be matt ryan column i hope you can read it

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2009
4:19 pm

BIG RUMBLE: Surprise, Surprise!!! Right guard Harvey Dahl got into a little tussle with Jason Jefferson during the morning session.

blord

May 8th, 2009
4:35 pm

Hey guys I know i am new around these boards but I have enjoyed your comments. I wish I could make it up Sat. but I think the Mother’s day thing is not going to allow it. Thanks for the updates Ledbetter. Keep them coming. Glad to hear that Harvey Dahl is already causing some nastiness.

Stirg d'Nahsif

May 8th, 2009
4:38 pm

Red Alert! Red Alert! Red Alert! Read Alert!

I say we cut John Abraham (or trade him, one). Last year, I watched a piece on Abraham (that thing when they “Mic you up”) and I watched John tell another defensive player “I’m done for the day; I got my two sacks and I’m done.” As if to say, I’ve done enough. When your salary is millions per year, you keep doing until you can’t do no more. I was very disturbed by his “giving up” and thought that was a very selfish attitude. When you look at Abraham’s sack numbers, you’ll notice that none of them came in the fourth quarter. Isn’t that crunch time…the fourth quarter?

D.O.’better’s reporting of Abraham has flat out scared me. Last year was the first full season Abraham has played in a long time. Considering the patience that the coaching staff has extended to John, you would think he’d come to camp ready and prepared. His absence, for whatever reason, is unacceptable to me. My godson makes $14/hr and injured his shoulder at work on Tuesday. Friday, he returned to work, aqainst the doctor’s wishes, because he didn’t want to lose his job to someone in the waiting. I got a secret for you, Mr. Abraham. We just drafted one of the best defensive ends in the draft. We also have millions of dollars invested in a defensive end that is begging to start (Davis). Now get your ass out there on that field.

Right now is an appropriate time to quote Ike Turner…”We got the right songs, in the right place, at the right time; Now, I need for You to get your ass out there on that stage, right now!”

Pull your panties up and play some football!

Stirg d'Nahsif

May 8th, 2009
4:40 pm

D.O.’better, Just watched NFL Live! Good Job; Good reporting!!!

What!!!

May 8th, 2009
4:52 pm

Nahsif, I agree with you. I think we should use old Abe for trade bait.

Stirg d'Nahsif

May 8th, 2009
4:56 pm

That’s two votes. Who else is with Me? Thanks, What!!!

Lil'Dave

May 8th, 2009
4:59 pm

Welp my work days is done guys! You all have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on monday! GO FALCONS!

Stirg d'Nahsif

May 8th, 2009
5:05 pm

Make no mistake about it, gentleman (and now lady), Dimitroff is not afraid to get rid of star players. We have watched how negative attitudes become a disease in the locker room. That is why we no longer employ Boley, Hall or Vick. We wouldn’t even pull the trigger on L.J. Smith because of his selfish attitude.

I think Abraham is one of the most talented defensive ends in the NFL; but if your attitude stinks, all the talent in the world won’t keep you on the team (i.e., Hall). Right now, Abraham’s character seems to be incongruent with the Falcon’s philosophy.

Replace Abraham with a young linebacker and let’s play some sound football.

cutter

May 8th, 2009
5:13 pm

Stirg- This is the silliest sh@#t you have said thus far. This is the first day of mini-camp and Abraham is going into his 10th season, mini-camp is primarily a time to evaluate rookies and get them exposed to the playbook… Abraham already knows the playbook. Calm down and let players play and coaches coach and you just be a fan.

READ THIS-

Five players were held out due to injury: Center Alex Stepanovich, cornerback Von Hutchins, cornerback David Irons, kicker Jason Elam and defensive end John Abraham.

“We felt they weren’t 100 percent ready to go we made the decision to limit those guys in practice today,” the coach said.

Abraham nursed several injuries through his 16.5-sack season in 2008. Smith would not go into detail about his current ailments other than to say he and other Falcons were taking it slow after the “rigors” or the NFL season.

The coach said more veterans will be held out in coming practices to keep players fresh and give the staff a chance to evaluate younger players.-

So you wanna trade all of the veterans that the coaching staff holds out of mini-camp? C’mon guy. Michael Strahan never came to mini-camp…never, so get rid of him to huh…he’s only the sack leader in the NFL.

Falcon Devil

May 8th, 2009
5:19 pm

Stirg I know you didnt just suggest cutting our best defensive player. Respect points just have been lowered… lets cut Roddy White while we are at it.

cutter

May 8th, 2009
5:34 pm

And Stirg I hate to discuss family issues in here but since you brought it up. If your godson did hurt his shoulder on the job and the doctor advised him not to return the next day…depending on the severity of his injury someone should have advised him of his rights as an employee because if his condition worsens the companies liability has significantly diminished because he went against doctors orders.

Stirg d'Nahsif

May 8th, 2009
6:02 pm

cutter, I was trying to make an example using my godson. The truth of the matter is, upon his return, he was sent home. He’ll be back on Monday, per M.D. Don’t get caught up in examples when trying to make a point. We’re talking about John Abraham here.

…and you’re right. Abraham is going into his 10th season, which is even more reason to get some value for his trade before he gets any older. Another two years from now, who’s going to want him? I’ll be surprised if Abraham won’t complain about being hurt this season. We all know that there is a big difference between being hurt and being injured.

…and while you are suggesting that mini-camp is for the rookies, why did Ryan, White, Jenkins and other veterans show up? I’m just merely suggesting that we get rid of negative attitudes before it becomes contagious. You’ll thank me later.

Falcon Devil, with all due respect, I’m really not in the market for cool points. I don’t think Thomas Dimitroff was overly concerned how Falcon Devil or cutter felt about releasing Keith Brooking, Lawyer Milloy, Warrick Dunn, Grady Jackson or any other player that would be too old to play the game in another year or two.

Again, Abraham has great game; but we need for his motor to be turned on for four quarters, not just until the second sack.

Reno 911

May 8th, 2009
6:30 pm

One mitigating factor toward the “Abraham question” might be diminished playing time with the incorporation of and better play from Davis, Biermann, and Sidbury (and, dare I dream, Anderson)–just a decrease in total snaps, maybe by 10-20%, which would decreased chances for injury, give more rest, and lead to more consistent effective late-game performance. I’m not saying that guy shouldn’t play hard, every down, all game long. He should. I didn’t hear the soundbite you referenced, either, but I’d hope he’d have a better attitude, or at least sound like it. Actions speak louder than words, though, and the guy did rack up a franchise record sack total last year, without much help from the rest of the D-line and only rare blitz help to draw blockers away. I’m not defending him, but I am saying that, whatever he says on the bench, but he was hands down the best defender on the field last year, in all four quarters. And the factors that draw on the reserves of 10+ year vets like Abe can be mitigated somewhat.

cutter

May 8th, 2009
6:37 pm

Stirg- I understand your position I just don’t think Abraham is the problem if he does get 2 sacks a game and sits on his hands for the rest of the game he will have accumulated more sacks in a season than any player in the history of the game since sacks have been counted. Yes, Abraham has a history of injuries but I don’t quite understand how you perceive him to have a negative influence on the team, when a player gets injured and sits it hurts the team and the player…look I played DE in college and you are constantly going up against a guy who outweighs you by 50+ pounds and some people who have never played may say aw he twisted his ankle and can’t play well it sounds minor but if you can’t plant your feet and run the ark like you should you are a liability to the team. Abraham just turned 31 two days ago and he has 2 years left on his conract and last year he got more sacks than any other season in his career (16.5)…he’s a beast and you make sure he’s healthy for when it counts, the regular season.

falcon21

May 8th, 2009
6:55 pm

You got it cutter, the Falcons seem to making moves to get to the big dance sooner than later and Abe is a big part of that. If they was to trade Abe now, then TD would not be as smart as I thought. When a plyer has a mic on him half the stuff they say is bulls#$% anyway.

falcon21

May 8th, 2009
6:58 pm

Scoot

May 8th, 2009
7:07 pm

I’ll tell you who i would like to see in action at Falcons mini-camp, October Gonzalez.

cutter

May 8th, 2009
7:09 pm

Randy Moss told the world years ago that he takes plays off…did that stop the Patriots from going and getting a beast WR? Has his comments caused any negative influences in the locker room? I believe TD was a part of that front office at the time.

falmouth

May 8th, 2009
7:36 pm

jp3stacks! where are you, man? i’m in japan, too. (gumma)
no need to be worried about abraham. mike smith did a great job of managing all the vets’ practice time last year and look how productive and injury-free they were…well most of them. i don’t think we owe it ALL to coach smith but i don’t think it’s a coincidence that j.a.’s only injury-free season (in recent memory) was m.s.’s only year as head coach. besides, what excactly did you think we’d get for abe and his sacks? a draft pick would be a gamble. no one would give up a young sack machine (if we could get a younger guy like osi it’d be a different story) for an old one. a corner? wouldn’t be effective without a pass-rush. trading him wouldn’t make sense in my opinion. besides, sid vicious can hold it down for him if he gets injured during the season. i was happy about getting peria but sid vicious in the 4TH!!! that’s easily my favorite pick.

falcon21

May 8th, 2009
7:40 pm

Sid Vicious, thats good.

Unca' Bob

May 8th, 2009
7:57 pm

To whom this may or not concern,

It was, and I stress still is my opinion, that this particular blog is about Brotherhood, with a Capital B. It is about opionon, always has been and hopefully always will be. The tenor and tone that I have been reading is counter productive to anything I have read in my short tenure. Ya’ll have made me so angry I may or may not have another buur.

Falcon Devil

May 8th, 2009
8:09 pm

Stirg: I don’t think Thomas Dimitroff was overly concerned how Falcon Devil or cutter felt about releasing Keith Brooking, Lawyer Milloy, Warrick Dunn, Grady Jackson or any other player that would be too old to play the game in another year or two.

OOOOOOHHHHHH, and I guess TD really cares that YOU think we should cut our most productive defensive player. I wasnt refering to cool points I was talking about respect of opinion. I no longer respect yours. You obviously don’t know much about football if your brilliant idea is to cut one of the best pass rushers in the entire NFL because you didn’t like one of his sound bytes. Abraham is definately a productive leader on our defense and cutting him would be moronic. That idea is so retarded I am flustered anyone besides MV7 would of suggested it.

falcon21

May 8th, 2009
8:12 pm

Unca’Bob everything is cool. This is alot better than a few months ago. As true Falcon fans , we will agree and disagree sometimes but nothing major.

Falcon Devil

May 8th, 2009
8:12 pm

Before we cut our sack leader lets cut our rush leader, pass leader, and reception leader. It’s starting to make so much sense!