LAST ONE AT THE DOME – Haven’t checked all of the remaining rosters, but I think the Falcons are done with the
2009 Reunion/Alumni Tour.
They were 3-1 in games against former Falcons this season and none of them turned out well.
It all started with the Dallas game. The Falcons lost and Keith Brooking celebrated like he’d won the lottery.
Then there was the Washington Redskins game. The Falcons won that one, but former cornerback DeAngelo Hall got into a scuffle on the Falcons’ sidelines. Coach Mike Smith and Director of Athletic Performance Jeff Fish ended up getting fined by the league. Hall was not fined.
On to the New York Gaints and Michael Boley. He’s a real quiet guy, but even he spoke up during the week leading up to the game. He didn’t like the way the coaching staff handled his
demotion late last season and seemed to be miffed that the Falcons didn’t want to re-sign him.
Michael Vick’s return will be remembered for the chants of “We Want Vick, We Want Vick” in the fourth quarter.
“It felt great to hear the crowds reaction in the fourth quarter,” Vick said. “It was 50-50 reaction in the beginning of the game. It was awesome to have chance to go out and make some plays today.”
At least Vick didn’t do a Jeff George victory lap or proclaim “This is my House” like Deion Sanders did on their Reunion games with the Falcons.
“We were beat on all levels and it is an embarrassment to the organization and our team,” defensive end Jamaal Anderson said. “We never imagined that this would happen. With Michael (Vick) coming back, they came into this game with a lot of emotion, and we weren’t ready for what they brought to the field. We have to move forward because we have another big game next week.”
On to the Saints and that vaunted offense.