BIRDLAND — All of the Falcons rookies are present and in their seats for the NFL’s Rookie Symposium in California.
Each day, first round draft pick Sean Weatherspoon is doing a video tour. He’s a natural and loves the camera. Here’s a look at his report from day one.
When the subsequent reports are posted, I’ll send them out on twitter.com, where you can follow my blog and the fan blog at ajcfalcons. Check out the new design of the twitter page and follow it.
Also, Britton Lynn, one of the finalists for the Falcons Taco Mac Insider contest, is doing some work for Fox Sports at the Symposium. Lynn, who attends Alabama, was taken upset that Detroit rookie Ndamukong Suh wouldn’t do an interview even after she begged for two minutes.
That used to be against the rules. Rookies are not allowed to stand up the media. I hope the veterans in Detroit get that kid turned around.
However, she was happy that Denver rookie Tim Tebow did grant an interview. She was impressed, even though he is a former
Florida Gator. You can follow her on twitter.com, too.
SOME MAIL BAG TYPE STUFF, SINCE I DON’T REALLY DO A MAIL BAG:
GRIFFITH HOSTS CAMP: Local agent Derek Gilmore sent along a nice note about former Falcon Justin Griffith.
Hope this message finds you doing well Frat. I felt compelled to shoot you a note after attending a camp (last week) in Gainesville held by former Falcon and current Houston Texan Justin Griffith. I know many NFL players are hosting camps this time of year so what makes this special?
“This was a ‘free camp’ that was not only well run (assisted by All Star Sports Camps) with outstanding coaching, but Justin bused in over 150 kids from the Boys and Girls clubs and took pictures with every single camper. I spoke with a parent that was so happy for the opportunity because this was the only vacation/camp the kid would have this
summer. . . It (was) held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
“A great story of an NFL player who now calls Georgia his home.”
BIERMANN CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW: Defensive end Kroy Biermann, whom many are predicting will have a breakout campaign in 2010, will be able to literally focus better.
One of defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder’s main teaching points it to trust your eyes. Basically, you have to play what you see in front of you.
Now, Biermann can see clearly now since he recently had lasik surgery at the Woolfson Eye Institute.
Biermann has long suffered from a severe astigmatism and has been unsatisfied with the correction contact lenses. His desire to improve his performance, especially his peripheral vision, on the field as well as eliminate the
need to wear contacts during the game lead him to decide that LASIK was the perfect solution.
“I’ve worn contacts ever since I was in high school and they never really fit right,” said Biermann. “Several of my teammates have undergone LASIK with Dr. (Jonathan) Woolfson, and they couldn’t say enough good things about him, the procedure, and how great their vision is since they had it. I decided now was the perfect time for me to capture those advantages for my own game.”
Biermann will join Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton and fullback Ovie Mughelli as spokespersons for the company and will appear in their upcoming advertising and marketing campaign.