Atlanta Falcons win coin toss, get 19th pick in draft

HEY 19!: Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham could be available with the 19th pick.

HEY 19!: Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham could be available with the 19th pick.

Indianapolis — The Falcons won the coin toss!

The team will select 19 in the 2010 NFL  draft.

It wasn’t a heads or tails deal.

It was a coin that had the Falcons logo on one side and the Houston Texans’ logo on the other.

The early a.m.p came up Falcons.

This makes general manager Thomas Dimitroff 2-0 in coin tosses.

He also won the coin toss for the No. 3 — which was used to select Matt Ryan — in 2008 draft.

61 comments Add your comment

rduck

February 26th, 2010
9:23 am

bugman

February 26th, 2010
9:30 am

Trade it for Peppers!

JK

suwaneedawg

February 26th, 2010
9:32 am

Do not take Spiller with the first round pick (MB’s article). We need defense plain and simple.

Big Al

February 26th, 2010
9:32 am

Good work T.D. I know you’ll make good use of the pick.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

February 26th, 2010
9:33 am

Can’t beat 2-0. Pick this guy that DOL suggests. Stay away from drafting a corner. Remember the formula.

TheManMike

February 26th, 2010
9:35 am

Sweet. Good omen for the Birds… Be sure to hook us up on details of what MS says D.O.B.

GO FALCONS!

chc4

February 26th, 2010
9:35 am

Draft a DE in the 1st and sign CB Dunta Robinson in free agency.

FalconsFan

February 26th, 2010
9:37 am

Why did the NFL spend the money on making a special coin for this occasion? Couldn’t that money be given to a local Indy/Houston/Atlanta charity? It’s not like this was a coin flip for 1st pick in the draft.

Tater

February 26th, 2010
9:37 am

I would like to see the Birds continue to make wise picks. So what if its not a big name. Just win baby!

Jaydawg

February 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Enter your comments here

Jaydawg

February 26th, 2010
9:41 am

Take BRYAN EVANS!!!-just kidding.

bulldozier99

February 26th, 2010
9:41 am

Good for us….sign conerback robinson and take spiller if he is there

ignition

February 26th, 2010
9:45 am

You can get good running backs in the latter rounds check out this speedster.

392 30 LaMarcus Coker RB Hampton 5-10 205 4.39

blord

February 26th, 2010
9:47 am

good news. Thanks for the update.

Bob 66

February 26th, 2010
9:49 am

I trust that TD, and MS will make a good and wise pick. They will get what we need. they are building a team for the long haul. Speed do not kill, ha!

kd

February 26th, 2010
9:49 am

Coker was booted off the UT squad for dealing drugs. I am pretty sure TD isn’t interested. I forgive the kid and wish him luck, but I can bet that he isn’t on our radar.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

February 26th, 2010
9:55 am

pick up robinson, still draft a DB or DE with 1rst rd pick. forget this crazy talk about spiller, folks, we have harry douglas to fill that role..Enough Already!!!

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

February 26th, 2010
10:02 am

Spiller is RB, Douglas is WR. Spiller is a return guy extrodinare and can back up Turner. Norwood is only good for about 4 games a year. With that said, I would trade pick and either trade down or trade to Oakland for Asomugha. Hell trade all the picks to Oakland for Asomugha and Seymore.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

February 26th, 2010
10:03 am

extraordinaire, brain fart

Blue Fender

February 26th, 2010
10:03 am

Dunta Robinson is DHall lite. Forget him, and Peppers too. BTW bugman, Peppers is a free agent. You can’t trade for a free agent.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 26th, 2010
10:08 am

Hey 19!!!! Had to change the headline. I know the lyrics and I’ve got a 15-year-old and unlike her Dad, she’s cute.

Mike Smith at 11:30 a.m. at the combine. D. Led on 790 The Zone at 12:20. Stoked!! Going to be fired up. Locals haven’t called in a while!!! Love those dudes!!!

B. Walker, Texas Ranger: (Just love typing Texas Ranger) Brain farts are good . . . you know, from time to time.

blindog

February 26th, 2010
10:10 am

With a DE that can be in the face of the QB every play, the cornerbacks we have will be much better.Defence wins championships!That being said,I still don’t want Peppers!!

Clyde

February 26th, 2010
10:11 am

Who gives a flip bout his weight. Get Terrance Cody to clog up the middle. All he did at Alabama was make plays and the Falcons need playmakers on defense.

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

blindog

February 26th, 2010
10:14 am

Great work D-Led,we may have to test you for Performance Enhancing Drugs.You are getting to far ahead of your peers.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 26th, 2010
10:16 am

Going to do some Robinson background today since y’all keep bringing him up. If he was REALLY nice Texans would have locked him up. But I’m going to talk to the my man John McClain from the Houston Chronicle and decide if we need to a deeper background on him. Also, to tell him that Greg Knapp is a super guy! The Knappster is good people.

Suwaneedawg: You can drop the link of MB’s article on Spiller here. We’d love the info. He should be gone by 19. He was on my connecting flight from Chicago to Indy. Small in real people clothes. Plays BIG. (Falcons are not talking him BTW (is that by the way or between)?

Big Dog

February 26th, 2010
10:17 am

Hey “FalconsFan”, How much money do you think they spent on making that coin?
Please, get a life!

coachx

February 26th, 2010
10:19 am

Graham
Spiller
Wilson

1 of these 3 will be the BPA !

All I'm Saying Is...

February 26th, 2010
10:24 am

Who flipped the coin? Was it TD? If TD didn’t flip the coin and TD didn’t have to call heads or tails since the coin toss since it had Texans on one side and Falcons on the other, then how did he win the toss? Sounds like Falcons won the toss and TD gets to make the pick….anyway, (clearly I have too much time on my hands) we need to pick a defensive players and ignore the call of CJ. If we want a situational back for the offense, then either a) keep Norwood or b) sign Reggie Bush.

LET’S GO FALCONS!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 26th, 2010
10:26 am

coachx: Spiller is gone. Here’s my three: Graham, Weatherspoon or Perrish Cox.

(Also, we’ll get the Mock going again next Friday. Ran into NFL.com/NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks last night. He was digging Mock 1.0!)

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 26th, 2010
10:30 am

All I’m Saying is: That’s pretty scary . . . but you’ve got a point.
FYI – Ran into some of Norwood’s people last night. They are expecting a second round tender, which would lock him up. Hope J-Rock he gets healthy and runs with some AUTHORITY!!!!

C. Tampa Ironworse

February 26th, 2010
10:31 am

We need Spiller. I haven’t seen a guy that electric since Marshall Faulk. DOL…knock some sense into them. Get Defense through free angency.

C. Tampa Ironworse

February 26th, 2010
10:34 am

Or through fee agency…whichever.

chzbykr

February 26th, 2010
10:51 am

Earl Thomas is a beast in the defensive backfield. His body size and abilities translate to CB just as well as safety. The guy is a ball hawk with excellent range. Just a redshirt sophmore so young and will only get better; but very good right now.

McBubba

February 26th, 2010
10:55 am

Stirg d'Nahsif

February 26th, 2010
11:05 am

Weatherspoon
Wilson
Morgan

Rams will select a franchise QB at number one; and considering that no team wants to spend top 5 money on a defensive player, its going to push a top defense-man right into our laps, at 19. Ryan and Sanchez are making teams consider QBs for their first picks. I think 5 QBs will go in the first round. Considering that, we’ll benefit by grabbing a top player on defense.

CJ Spiller is an attractive pick; but Joique Bell and Dexter McCluster are just as good and can be drafted in later rounds.

ryan

February 26th, 2010
11:12 am

I keep hearing that the Falcons are interested in Glenn Dorsey of the Chefs any truth to that

Stirg d'Nahsif

February 26th, 2010
11:18 am

Glen Dorsey; now that would be a good pick-up, considering Wilfork and Seymour are no longer available.

ryan, where’d you hear that/

Chester Copperpot

February 26th, 2010
11:24 am

Spiller! NFL is a 2 back league and we can’t expect Turner to carry that load injury free.

I really hope we don’t go CB here. The bust ratio is too high on CB’s in the 1st.

Chucktown 38

February 26th, 2010
11:26 am

Sign Kampman from GB, sign Robinson from Huston, take spoon with the #1.Use JA, CH,and JN as trade bait for a second round maybe even add Mike Jen’s to that for a second and third round pick.With either a second or third take a DE and a WR

WISE

February 26th, 2010
11:26 am

REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE

willie

February 26th, 2010
11:29 am

The Falcons definitely had some discussions about getting Dorsey before last season…he has started very slowly. I would trade the 19 pick in a minute for him although DE is a bigger need than DT. If not, OLB could be the direction they go unless TD loves one of the CBs.

Gwinnett Fred

February 26th, 2010
11:37 am

Yea, the Falcons were intetested in Dorsey when they had to choose between him and Ryan.

Seriously though, it sin’t like he’s a free agent and since he isn’t real expensive ($5 million against the cap) – KC would probably want a lot more than we would give (as in they would want the #19 plus a LOT more).

Delbert D.

February 26th, 2010
11:45 am

A Michigan DE in the 1st round? That is absurd. Also, pass on Peppers. The guy is a cancer. No go on Cody. The Falcons had a one-play-per-series fat guy in the middle 2 years ago and let him go. If they want a dominating big guy, they should sign Ilgaukas. Or Iguanacus, or however he spells it.

SirReal

February 26th, 2010
11:58 am

I dont care as long as we dont draft a corner. We have enough of those. We need a pash rush to help them! There will be a LOT of talent this year and all i want is a pick thats not injury prone….(i.e last year’s draft)

johnny touchdown

February 26th, 2010
12:03 pm

Trade it and a 3rd and 5th to Detroit for the rights to Eric Berry and a 4th rounder. PLEASE

FalconsFan

February 26th, 2010
12:22 pm

“Big Dog” , have you ever bought anything customized? A custom coin can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars. Point is, it’s a waste of money, what’s wrong with a regular coin?

SirReal

February 26th, 2010
12:26 pm

Why do some bloggers (JOHNNY TOUCHDOWN) keep asking for players in positions where there isnt a need? You dont think we’re fine at safety? I just dont think Eric Berry wont make a huge difference thats all. We have a pretty good guy in Moore once he hits the field. I’ve learned that this team is so unpredictable that now I just sit back and watch…

FalconsFan

February 26th, 2010
12:29 pm

A picture of the coin… this wasn’t cheap:

http://tweetphoto.com/12559989

Ivan

February 26th, 2010
12:31 pm

SirReal,

To answer your question, becuase people like him have gathered all their football knowlegde playing Madden. With cheats.

Pat

February 26th, 2010
12:37 pm

Anyone who thinks the Falcons should aquire Julius Peppers is a Moron.