MC Day 2: Q&A with Parkview’s Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer is off to a good start at the Falcons minicamp.

Michael Palmer is off to a good start at the Falcons minicamp.

FLOWERY BRANCH — Tight end Michael Palmer, who starred at Parkview High and Clemson, is off to a good start at the Falcons minicamp.

He was signed as an undrafted college free agent. He answered some questions after the team’s Saturday morning practice.

Q: How are things going for you here?

A: It’s going good. It’s fast. I’m starting to pick up the offense more and more every day. It’s only been a day and half, but I’m starting to learn it. It’s always good when it’s cooler out here.

Q: Did you family come out to practice today?

A: They are coming out this afternoon. I think them and a bunch of friends are coming out to watch. We’ve got a bunch of Falcon fans in the family and some friends so this is definitely something that they are excited about it.

Q: Are you over the fact that you weren’t drafted?

A: It wasn’t so much that I wasn’t drafted, but in recruiting I only had one offer. It was Clemson. I’ve learned the hard way that there are a lot of things in life that I can’t control. Some of those things that I can control is my work ethic out here. . . I was definitely disappointed in not getting drafted, but there is nothing I can do about it. I’m just out here, having fun and trying to make the team.

11 comments Add your comment

bigdave

May 8th, 2010
1:18 pm

good luck..

solid TE, can make some plays down field as well as red zone..

bigdave

May 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

waynester

May 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

Loved his answer on Q3–shows the proper attitude–TD/MS seem to only want guys who share that attitude. No sense of entitlement for any position or any player….

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Collin

May 8th, 2010
1:36 pm

I Like Peek better of the 2 UDFA TEs

Houston first then Anderson Next

May 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

i hope we find a UDFA gem.

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bossman

May 8th, 2010
6:50 pm

I really think we’ve got oursevles a good one here. Palmer’s as smart and hard working as they come, he’ll pick up the offense and show his ability on the field soon.

Bill

May 9th, 2010
8:02 am

Undrafted local boy with great work ethic makes good. See Brad Hoover at Carolina. If he contributes half as much as Hoover over the years, he will be a big plus.

Palmer is the future

May 14th, 2010
8:11 pm

Michael Palmer for MVP…hopefully he sees some action this season, he’s got great hands.

Bradshaw

May 19th, 2010
2:20 pm

Michael learned discipline and respect at home and at an early age. Thankfully I would never expect Michael to demonstrate the type of actions and behavior many professional sports figures have demonstrated over the past decade….I really think Michael will focus his energies on improving himself and providing the Falcons with a community contributor and team player for many years in the future.

With Tony Gonzalez as a roll model, I really think the Falcons have a future Pro Bowl player. And with Michael’s level of intelligence, maybe by the 2012 season.