Mock 5.0: Tim Tebow is off to New England

cinnci-hardknocks-bengalsHardKnocksVille — It’s official, the Falcons will not be featured on HBO’s acclaimed show “Hard Knocks.”

The New York Jets announced that they accepted the cable station’s invitation.

For some reason, the Falcons are a little skittish about allowing HBO unfettered access during training camp.

Last season, the Cincinnati Bengals were portrayed. You knew that coach Marvin Lewis’ job was on the line. You got to see Andre Smith meet president Mike Brown after his holdout, while wearing shorts and flip flops. Got to see some old friends, Jim Lippincott and running backs coach Jim Anderson get some air time.

So I asked my AJCFalcons followers on twitter if they’d like for the Falcons to be on the show in the future.

FMV007 tweeted back, “Not until we win some playoff games. . . ”

ATLJBO22: “It would be fun to see, but I don’t think it’s Thomas Dimitroff’s thing….”

yaboiJD: “HELL YEA!!!”

fballfantinaj: “No. I don’t think so. I think they need to concentrate at camp, not have cameras following them around…focus for Super Bowl…”

Poppa_Falcon: “I’d personally would LOVE to see the Falcons on Hard Knocks. Our players can handle the camera’s bright lights.”

Dadinflipflops: “If I (were)  the Falcons I would be interested in doing Hard Knocks. Why not? It’s great exposure for a team that could use it.”

Can Braves' phenom Jason Heyward come off the edge and get to the quarterback? He's 6-5, 250! (Associated Press)

Can Braves phenom Jason Heyward come off the edge and get to the quarterback? He's 6-5, 250! (Associated Press)

IS HEYWARD A TE OR OLB: Most baseball players are soft. There’s your occasional tough guy like Kirk Gibson, who played football at Michigan State. I remember Eric Davis (my FB friend) injuring his kidneys while diving for a simple fly ball.

Some of those guys get hurt with absolutely no contact and then go hide for weeks in the training room.

That got me to wondering about Braves phenom Jason Heyward. He’s listed at 6-5, 250 pounds on the team’s website. With that kind of size, perhaps he could follow in Brian Jordan and Deion Sanders’ shoes and play both sports.

The Falcons do have that extra fifth round compensatory pick to burn up.

Wonder if Heyward could stay low and do some in-line blocking in a double tight end formation with Tony Gonzalez? How about those hands? Can he work the seam against a Cover 2 zone? Wonder if he could drop into coverage as a linebacker? Wonder if he could come off the edge in a fire-zone blitz and get a sack?

Wonder if he’s tough or just a baseball player>

DRAFT PARTY PLANNERS: The league released the official draft order this week and here are the Falcons’ picks:

FALCONS DRAFT ORDER

Check out The Bird Cage, they are doing the Full Mock Madness 2.0 deal.

1st round – 19th overall

2nd round – No pick

3rd round – 83rd overall

3rd round – 98th overall, compensatory

4th round – 117

5th round – 149

5th round – 165th overall, compensatory

6th round – 171

6th round – 189

For those of you planning draft parties, here’s the schedule:

NFL DRAFT TIMES

Rd. 1: Thurs., April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Rds. 2-3: Fri., April 23, 6

Rds. 4-7: Sat., April 24, 10 a.m.

AJC’s 2010 MOCK DRAFT 5.0

Staff writer D. Orlando Ledbetter projects the first round:

In our latest mock draft, the Falcons select Florida center LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey.

In our latest mock draft, the Falcons select Florida center LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey.

Oh well, let’s get on to the festivities. It’s Mock Draft 5.0 time.

With the 19th pick in the draft, the Falcons select Florida center LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey.

As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.”

This week, Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon climbs to 15 and lands in New York. Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham goes to Tennessee on the next pick.

With those two studs off the board, the Falcons can stay true to their value board and take the best player who fills a need. They can  pull the trigger on Pouncey.

The selection of Pouncey may not be sexy, but it’s a smart move.

Also, we welcome a couple of SEC newcomers to the first round. We have New England pulling the trigger on Tim Tebow with the 22nd pick and the Chargers taking Alabama mountain man Terrence Cody with the 28th pick.

1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma. Just in case the Rams get the offer they can’t refuse, they met with Jimmy Clausen’s agent last week. If Bradford makes it through his workout on Monday, he’s headed to the Rams.

2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska. Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew has been pretty consistent about wanting to trade down, but his cel phone hasn’t been vibrating.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma. The big trade might be here with a team coming up to get McCoy or Russell Okung.

4. Washington Redskins: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State. The Redskins start the run on offensive tackles after failing to sign Chad Clifton or Tony Pashos in free agency.

Bryan Bulaga, Iowa.

Bryan Bulaga, Iowa.

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa. Falcons general manger Thomas Dimitroff has probably offered his buddy Scott Pioli a few tips on drafting in the top 10. Bulaga is a guy who could anchor their line for the next decade.

6. Seattle Seahawks: Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee. The Seahawks are out of the Clausen derby after trading for Charlie Whitehurst. Pete Carroll can turn his attention to the defense.

7. Cleveland Browns: Joe Haden, CB, Florida. The Browns don’t waste any time selecting Florida’s “real” cornerback and Urban Meyer doesn’t have to go ballistic on reporters. I wonder how I would have reacted when he said “we’d be fighting if that was my Son.” Back in my gangsta rap listening days, I would said, “Come on, dude. Let’s go!”

8. Oakland Raiders: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma. He’s a more stable pick at tackle for the Raiders than Rutgers tackle Anthony Davis.

9. Buffalo Bills: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee. There is a mystery team in the Philadelphia/Donovan McNabb trade rumors. I’m just thinking that Chan Gailey doesn’t plan to do battle with Brian Brohm or Clausen or Trent Edwards at the controls.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama. With all the talk about quarterback David Garrard needing to improve his play, this could be a surprise landing spot for Clausen.

11. Denver Broncos: DeMaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech. The Broncos do their due diligence and decide to

091205 - Tampa - GA Tech's  Demaryius Thomas (8) tries to break away from  Clemson's  Crezdon Butler (18) in the first quarter  during the ACC Championship game on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Tampa, FL.  (Johnny Crawford - jcrawford@ajc.com)

091205 - Tampa - GA Tech's Demaryius Thomas (8) tries to break away from Clemson's Crezdon Butler (18) in the first quarter during the ACC Championship game on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Tampa, FL. (Johnny Crawford - jcrawford@ajc.com)

take Thomas over Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant.

12. Miami Dolphins: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State. The Dolphins need to add some offensive firepower to help with the development of quarterback Chad Henne.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas. With Mike Singletary having more input, the 49ers snap up Kindle.

14. Seattle Seahawks: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech. With Patrick Kerney’s future uncertain, the Seahawks have to make a move at defensive end.

15. New York Giants: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri. The Giants break Falcons fans’ hearts and snap up Spoon. They give him No. 56 and call him the Next L.T.

16. Tennessee Titans: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan. The Titans are in the defensive end market after losing Kyle Vanden Bosch in free agency.

17. San Francisco 49ers: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson. The 49ers get Spiller to help take some of the pressure off of Frank Gore.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Iupati, OL, Idaho. He could help the Steelers re-establish their rushing attack.

19. Atlanta Falcons: LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida. With Spoon and Graham off the board, the next best linebackers are Penn State’s Sean Lee and TCU’s Daryl Washington. Both would be reaches here. DE Jason Pierre-Paul would also be considered, but his raw. Go Value, Value, Value.

Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson comes up with an interception against Idaho at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow last November. (Joe Jaszewski/The Idaho Statesman)

Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson comes up with an interception against Idaho at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow last November. (Joe Jaszewski/The Idaho Statesman)

20. Houston Texans: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State. The Texans have to get a prospect to replace Dunta Robinson, who signed with the Falcons in free agency.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida. The Bengals have addressed their wide receiver concerns and will look for defensive help.

22. New England Patriots: Tim Tebow, QB/FB, Florida. The Patriots send shock waves through the league and select Tebow. But they let him know that while he’s developing, he’ll have to play some fullback/H-back.

23. Green Bay Packers: Taylor Mays, S/LB, USC. The Packers are intrigued by Mays’ athletic ability and figure they could use him at safety or weakside linebacker.

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern. He has great size if the Eagles manage to keep this pick with all of the McNabb talk going on.

25. Baltimore Ravens: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida. The Ravens figure that Ray Lewis can help Dunlap stay in line.

Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody (62) yells in celebration as confetti falls after Alabama's 32-13 win. Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody (62) yells in celebration as confetti falls after Alabama's 32-13 win. Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

26. Arizona Cardinals: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers. The Cardinals decide to roll the dice on Davis.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Earl Thomas, S, Texas. Thomas slips to the Cowboys.

28. San Diego Chargers: Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama. With the release of Jamal Williams, the Chargers need someone to anchor their 3-4 defensive front and they decide to Super-size the position.

29. New York Jets: Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame. He’s an explosive playmaker and should strive opposite of Braylon  Edwards, who’s also known in parts of Cleveland at “Edward Scissorhands.”

30. Minnesota Vikings: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers. He is moving up on most boards after turning in a strong showing at the scouting combine.

31. Indianapolis Colts: Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State. This is a need area for the Colts.

32. New Orleans Saints: Everson Griffen, DE, USC,  The Saints have to replace Charles Grant and figure they can get linebacker Scott Fujita’s replacement later in the draft.

ON THE FRINGE

Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox is on the fringe.

Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox is on the fringe.

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame (He goes to Washington, 5th pick of 2nd round)

Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

Chad Jones, S, LSU

Jahvid Best, RB, California

Charles Brown, OT, USC

Nate Allen, S, South Florida

Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State

Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech

Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State

Brian Price, NT, UCLA

Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State

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220 comments Add your comment

ATL 4 Real

March 26th, 2010
7:58 am

Tebow. Really the 1st round over Clausen?? Give me a break

TMoney

March 26th, 2010
7:59 am

If Spoon and Graham are gone, then Pouncey probably is the best pick.

ATL 4 Real

March 26th, 2010
7:59 am

ATL always 1st!

falcon 71

March 26th, 2010
8:19 am

please dont waste it on a center.

dx107

March 26th, 2010
8:22 am

LMAO @ a Center. Sounds like a Rankin Smith pick to me. Thank God my local paper Sports guy has some smarts and that is why I pay for that paper.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 26th, 2010
8:30 am

Value, Value, Value. Linemen play 10 years and don’t cost much.

Willy

March 26th, 2010
8:36 am

Tampa doesn’t wear orange anymore.

STL Falcon

March 26th, 2010
8:37 am

I like how you give Spiller to the 49ers to make the decision easy. But suppose Spiller slips to 19 and Graham and Withershpoon are gone…what do you do then?

True, DOL...

March 26th, 2010
8:41 am

…re: value, value, but first round money is seldom paid for centers or guards – wasn’t the last first round center Dwight Stephenson from AL to Miami way back in the late 70’s? That turned out extremely well since he made the HOF on the first ballot, yet tackles, especially “blind side” tackles are the first round OL types.

docsbro

March 26th, 2010
8:44 am

I personally don’t have a problem with the Pouncey pick. He is a stud and you really don’t find differance maker DE’s at 19. I also would love Mt. Cody. It would be nice to have a HUGE body in the middle of our D-line.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

March 26th, 2010
8:45 am

I am with you DOL protect the QB and open inside lanes for the RB’s for years to come A good line makes pro bowl QB’s and RB’s
draft Pouncey

Dan

March 26th, 2010
8:47 am

HEYWARD hmmm Dave Winfield…was Drafted in Football,Basketball and Baseball and lets dont forget Tom Glavin couldnt went for Hockey or I wonder how Elway would have done for the Yankees.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

March 26th, 2010
8:52 am

if spillar was there at 19 that might change my mind he could take some of the workload off turner , but I think Pouncey is the safe pick that will have value for many years.

BM-L26

March 26th, 2010
8:52 am

I think the Falcons need to build their up their Oline, but I don’t believe they should draft a center in the 1st round.
Who is this Spiller guy?

kenny

March 26th, 2010
9:04 am

If the falcons go for offense , then they need to go for a position of need ,and center is not it just yet. there are other centers that can be picked up for less , and last just as long . seems to me that it would make sense to go for a wide receiverbefore a center. i would love to see them get someone to take michael jenkins spot. he is terrible . should maybe be the fourth best receiver on the team .i would love to see the falcons get that kid from georgia tech, thomas , now that would make our offense awsome with two deep threats that can catch, roddie white being the other. they could really stretch the field. pick ip a center later in the draft. wide receiver is really a position of need . how manny passes did you see jenkins drop last year?

vicksux

March 26th, 2010
9:04 am

Really? Cody a 1st rounder? Falcons taking a Center? Tebow before Clausen? Really? Mock needs some reality check. And I hope you’re wrong that it shakes out with Graham and Morgan both being gone by the time Falcons pick. BTW – I think Tebow is being way underated, but ahead of Clausen? Really?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 26th, 2010
9:05 am

Willy — I gave them a “Throwback” color!

STL Falcon — Got good info on the “No Spiller” move. Base on other needs, that would be luxury pick. That’s not happening. Been to the St. Louis lately? Nice Zoo in Forest Park.

Dan — Winfield played hoops at Minnesota, too.

BM-L26 — Spiller is the Clemson flash. Some highlights for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wf0kC-w9lU

Vicksux — I said I’d have some bombshells coming out of the league meetings. Clausen couldn’t beat Navy. Folks have learned since the over-hyping of Brady Quinn. If he was so great he’d won more games against that hand-picked schedule. Also, when you have to explain “Hey, I’m not jerk” like he did at the combine, NFL people will see you for what your are.

Headmofo

March 26th, 2010
9:07 am

If spoon and graham are gone the best pick would still be Kyle Wilson… Two number one corners Robinson and Wilson. If someone gets hurt we have proven young back ups in Owens and Grimes.

We need to move back in the first if our guys are not there. If we move back we may possibly get a second round pick which usually translates to an immediate player.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 26th, 2010
9:12 am

Headmofo — Falcons have said signing Robinson allows them to look at the board with a clear view. They are happy with D. Rob and hopeful about the return of Brian Williams.

Lance

March 26th, 2010
9:17 am

Winfield was one of the best true athletes of all time. Total Stud!

Mike Jay

March 26th, 2010
9:17 am

I have no problem taking a center with our #1 provided he is the obvious best player available. We need help/depth on the oline. Run blocking was atrocious at times last year. If you can get the best player at his position at a need postion you have to do it. It certainly isn’t sexy but I think in a year or two everyone will be thinking good pick. Plenty of depth at our other need postions in this draft. However, Why is Pierrie-Paul a reach at 19 but being taken at 21?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 26th, 2010
9:19 am

Mike Jay — Perhaps reach is too strong. But he’s raw is what I’m thinking there. Not sure if he can come in and play right away. At 19, you have to play right away.

I c great things ahead

March 26th, 2010
9:20 am

(Please) Here we go again with your man crish. If he’s gone (Spoon) then why do you think that this is the best value left. But look at how you haveJason PierrePaul not good enough to go 19 but he is 2 pic later. And then there is the 49ers who need OL help takeing booth Sergio Kindle and CJ Spiller even though Frank Gore is in his prime and doing a heck of a job for them. You got Tennessee with Graham when they need Terrance Cody wow this big guy really get you wet. Are you wearing any panties now come on you can tell us. lol

falcon fan

March 26th, 2010
9:24 am

Ray Lewis, the unconvicted murderer will keep Carlos Dunlap in order.. give me a break

PMC

March 26th, 2010
9:27 am

HBO’s hard knocks is looking for compelling TV. Clowns and trainwrecks are compelling on TV. We don’t want clowns and trainwrecks and professional wrestling type atmosphere in training camp. Would love to have Ochocinco just because he’s a lot of fun but Falcons training camp would be pretty dull on HBO.

hirsutedawg

March 26th, 2010
9:28 am

Why all the man love for Spiller? If memory serves Jason Snelling played pretty damn well when Turner was dinged up yet he gets zero props.

Mike Jay

March 26th, 2010
9:28 am

DOL. Agree totally. we do not need another project at DE. Bierman and Sidburry fit that bill neciely all ready. Though I think the “BeerMan” is poised to have a breakout season. Provided our DT’s show up, stay healthy and play decent.

On the play right awy….

Do you think Pouncy will come in and compete with Mcclure for the atarting spot? I think he could, he is a stud. I like McClure he has been a steady, consisten player for us over the years if not spectacular. He ain’t getting any younger though. Didn;t he contemplate retirement this offseason? Lastly, if Puncy does not get the starting position, do you hink he can back up at guard as well?
You think that

Hamp

March 26th, 2010
9:30 am

At first I could not see the Pouncey pick. But have you guys seen this beast pull. He does it effortlessly. I like the pick if, Spoon or graham are gone. I also initally did not like the graham pick but he is a hybrid that plays two positions well OLB/DE.

So pouncey would not bother me because he is not a reach. You can not and must not reach in the first round when your plan is to build through the draft.

Good stuff DOL but I think you are also trying t stir the pot a little to keep us on our toes until draft day. But your points are very valid. Good stuff.

mountain_jim

March 26th, 2010
9:31 am

I also support going Oline with the first pick, if the talent warrants it. Our defense got better toward’s the end of the year, but our oline never could pass protect well enough to give Ryan time to look downfield. McClure is small and ancient and Pouncey might could play OG until he replaces him.

PMC

March 26th, 2010
9:36 am

Tim Tebow is a great prospect to have on the team for a few years especially with nam Tight Ends…. but if you can get him in the 2nd… with 3 second round picks why waste the lone 1st round pick on him?

With Randy Moss likely leaving… why not get Dez Bryant or some other playmaker… Tim Tebow would be a waste in the first round because he’s going to be a project…especially in New England.

Da BOYS

March 26th, 2010
9:37 am

I dare anyone to step to the cowboys levels sorry falcon fans

Ree Roe

March 26th, 2010
9:39 am

Another joke mock draft with another joke pick by our very own DOL. With all of our glaring needs on D, you believe our best pick is at C for the 3rd straight mock. I pray TD & Smitty don’t read these suggestions & base their pick off of need & not off of a contingency plan.

I can’t believe yall think we need a C…when our D is what let us down all season. WTF..,

-tREEat Roe!!!

Da BOYS

March 26th, 2010
9:42 am

pick a center and save money, while the high powered offenses in the league run up and down the field on you. The Defense is the problem not todd McClure

hawesg

March 26th, 2010
9:46 am

Ah, Led’s man crush reasserts itself.

If you want value, draft an OT, not an OC. Anthony Davis for instance.

With the players available at 19 in your draft, I think the Falcons snap up Pierre-Paul. Yes, he needs to be coached up. You think Smith can’t handle coaching up a DE?

Pierre-Paul is arguably the best pure pass rusher in the draft and the Falcons have MAJOR needs in the pass rush.

Falcons???????

March 26th, 2010
9:46 am

yep….you found all twelve falcon fans. Now talk about a real teem where there is a waiting list for tickets!!!!! GO PACK GO

Yoda

March 26th, 2010
9:47 am

DOL….what are snacking on at 2:00am….Tebow in Boston..they’d eat him alive..dude change your snacks, you’re starting to have way too many weird ideas for the draft!

Mike Jay

March 26th, 2010
9:47 am

Ree Roe,

Did you watch our offense last year? The line play was not good, the runnig game was stagnet most of the season. The defense got better as the seasson went on, the offense, not so much. McClure is a slighly above average, ancient center who most likley will retire after this season. We need a new center. Center, while not the big paycheck earning lineman is like the QB of the line. They call out assignments, have to be qucik and strong. They touch the ball every play and are almost always overlooked. Personally, I think it is the the most important position on the oline. How many startes do we really need on Defense? We have two young DE’s that are only getting better, DT was addressed last year. CB and safties look pretty solid to me. That leaves OLB as our only ‘need’ for a new staster. This draft is laoded with good LB’s and DE’s. WE can easily draft one in the third that would on paper be pretty damn close to as good as one we could get at 19. Provided Spoon is gone.

Chris

March 26th, 2010
9:50 am

I’d like to see us trade some picks to get 2 in the second round. Pick up Benn and Pouncey there. I’m ready for a Jenkins replacement.

Da truth

March 26th, 2010
9:52 am

Spiller will not go to SF …they are happy with Coffee to back up Gore. Also no way that MAys goes that early… he can’t cover with the big boys. Another over-hyped trojan.

SportsPaige

March 26th, 2010
9:52 am

I can live with Pouncey but defense is more of an immediate need. Why not Dunlap for DE? I can’t stand the guy personally but think he should be a good pro. What’s your take on him? I’m not sold on the Pierre kid from SFla either.

Art Vandelay

March 26th, 2010
9:59 am

“The Ravens figure that Ray Lewis can help Dunlap stay in line.”

Can’t wait to hear the logic behind this one. This is the same Ray Lewis who skated on murder charges because he had really expensive lawyers — does that make him a role model for young players?

BigBadBob

March 26th, 2010
9:59 am

DOL- Good food for thought. Looking forward to how this plays ouyt-trust our GM folks.

Now, DOL – you’ve gone from gangsta rap to wearing a bowtie? COME ON MAN!!!

mountain_jim

March 26th, 2010
10:03 am

We know TD has also been looking at Centers for later – so if can get a good one in round 3 I can see that as well. I do expect at least one OL drafted in first 4 rounds and possibly 2 – our Oline DOES need upgrading to protect Ryan and give him a chance to look downfield.

MariettaFalcon

March 26th, 2010
10:04 am

1) Tim Tebow will not be picked until the 2nd or 3rd round.

2) Centers should never be picked in the 1st round. You can get a quality center in the 5th/6th round.

Mike Jay

March 26th, 2010
10:07 am

Sure you can get a quality one in the 5th/6th round. However, you can get a pro bowl caliper/HOF potential one in the first. Yes, Pouncy IS that good. Me I’ll take prow bowl over quality.

Blue Max

March 26th, 2010
10:12 am

Pouncey is a great pick because he can play Center OR Guard right away. Tebow could be had in the second if thats what the Pats think they need.

wordy

March 26th, 2010
10:16 am

I don’t understand the Rams not going for one of the defensive studs. I think they could do fine with a round 2 QB. Suh and McCoy are beasts and much more likely to dominate in the next couple years. Or wait for one of next year’s Qbs to come out.

Doc

March 26th, 2010
10:17 am

Hey – Falcons??????? – You’re a real bright one aren’t you?

You wrote: “Now talk about a real teem…” – you mean where the fans are to dumb to be able to spell TEAM?

Doc

March 26th, 2010
10:19 am

Orlando’s been drinking the kool-aid. AGAIN.

You believe Bellicheck (sp) when he says how wonderful Tebow is? Really? The man who lies from the time he gets up until he goes to sleep? He’s trying to talk up Tebow so someone else will take him – that’ll be one less pick he has to worry about.

Seriously, Bill would NEVER speak highly of a player he’s about to draft. Period.

Ree Roe

March 26th, 2010
10:22 am

@ Mike Jay, I watched a running game that was decimated by injuries, poor execution & predictable playcalling. We had injuries on the oline & yes we do need to address that in the draft. But neither you or our beat “writer” are gonna convince me that this team’s biggest need coming into this draft is a C.

The secondary looks to be solid, but our front 7 STILL needs upgrades especially if were to believe that the Falcons won’t make any additional moves in free agency. We have GLARING needs at OLB & DE…don’t let our last 4 games fool you into believing that we’ll be fine for a whole new season. We MUST address those issues before we try to make picks that won’t immediately make this team better. McClure is still a quality center & can get the job done.

DOL is the only “writer” I have seen suggest we spend the 19th pick on a C who played in an unconventional offense at Florida. It’s a dumb pick & I hope the Falcons don’t do it.

-REEspect Roe!!!