Tyson Clabo added to the NFC Pro Bowl team

Announcer Wes Durham, center Todd McClure and tackle Tyson Clabo. Wonder if this trio won the Karoke competition. (By Jimmy Cribb/Atlanta Falcons)

Announcer Wes Durham, center Todd McClure and tackle Tyson Clabo. Wonder if this trio won the Karoke competition. (By Jimmy Cribb/Atlanta Falcons)

Falcons right tackle Tyson Clabo was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Thursday.

Clabo, who was the first alternate along the offensive line, will replace Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters. The Falcons will have eight players in the game. Also, head coach Mike Smith and the staff will coach the team.

Clabo will join teammates defensive end John Abraham, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, quarterback Matt Ryan, running Michael Turner, special teams specialist Eric Weems and wide receiver Roddy White in Hawaii on January 30, 2011.

The eight players is a league-high and franchise record.

In 2010, Clabo was part of an offensive line that averaged 341.1 yards of total offense per game and allowed just 23 sacks, which was the third fewest in the league.

Additionally, Ryan enjoyed his finest year as a pro throwing for 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns with Clabo playing at right tackle.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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SeenThisB4

January 20th, 2011
7:31 pm

SirReal

January 20th, 2011
7:33 pm

Big deal about him getting picked. Dahl is about the only solid one on the line, My birds got exposed. We arent that good collectively and that line overachieved in 08.

Tyson Clabo

January 20th, 2011
7:46 pm

I rock. Happy to be in the Pro Bowl. I deserve it

GEORGIA

January 20th, 2011
7:50 pm

birr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

swampfox59

January 20th, 2011
8:31 pm

Go Birds. sireal u are misfake

No hope now

January 20th, 2011
8:36 pm

“In 2010, Clabo was part of an offensive line that averaged 341.1 yards of total offense per game and allowed just 23 sacks, which was the third fewest in the league.

Additionally, Ryan enjoyed his finest year as a pro throwing for 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns with Clabo playing at right tackle.”

See, its the things like this thats making it hard for Smitty and TD to do the smart thing in letting murlarkey go. I can sit up here and say as I falcon fan that I do think we’re overrated in some areas. Has anybody seen nfl.com lately? Theres this thing that maddne has picked us as a top 5 o-line. I DON’T SEE IT. We only gave up 23 sacks? 3rd lowest? IMO its a smoke screen ITS TURNER WE SHOULD THANK FOR THAT. THe run game takes pressure off ryan, AS WE SAW EXCULSIVELY SATURDAY NIGHT that this o-line can give up sacks and be pressured easily against top 15 defenses. But it looks like clabo is the guy we’ll keep, and let dahl and blalock go. I actually like Dahl the most. I want a new LT, and in order for that WE NEED TO MOVE BAKER TO RT. But it isn’t gonna happen if we keep clabo. Coordinator of the year, and ryans numbers, and things like that give murlarkey is credit, BUT ITS TOO MUCH CREDIT. Does anyone not know we finished 16th in offense??? THE SAME NUMBER OUR DEFENSE FINISHED UNDER??? The offense is getting worse and the defense is getting better

Thomas Cianfrogna

January 20th, 2011
8:47 pm

Congratulations to Clabo…Yes, you deserve it from your performance during the majority of the year. What the heck happened down the stretch and in the playoffs is beyond me.

Singletary

January 20th, 2011
8:56 pm

I hope we keep Blalock, Dahl & Clabo.

I think our offense could have compensated if the BVG made corrections at half time. It is just insane to keep doing what you have been doing and expecting a different result.

Why are we unable to ever change a game plan? A consistent 20 yard doughnut hole in the defense would allow even the worst QB to complete passes to an unstudied receiving corps.

I’m not saying we would have won, but the competitive portion of the game would have continued at least into the fourth quarter. Check out Gregg Easterbrook’s analysis on ESPN’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback. I agree.

Delbert D.

January 20th, 2011
10:11 pm

Good for Tyson Clabo. Over the whole season, the guys picked for the team did very well.

Otis the Drunk

January 20th, 2011
10:40 pm

D.Orlando….what circumstance (injury, other?)occurred causing the need to replace Jason Peters? Just curious but congrats to Tyson.

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JSS

January 20th, 2011
10:59 pm

The AFC defensive ends just started to polish up the MVP trophy when they heard the news!

Richard Simmons

January 21st, 2011
1:23 am

JSS, you’re a d-bag.

Najeh Davenpoop

January 21st, 2011
2:16 am

Jason Peters is terrible.

(How many words has this blog blocked? Seriously…)

FalconUGAFan

January 21st, 2011
5:52 am

Congrats Tyson..well deserved…

@JSS you are a big fraud. You spout your dribble about being such a humanitarian with Haiti and act as though you are the blog police then you make stupid little comments about people that are simply doing their best to do their job. No one is impressed here by you, except for you. Grow up.

robertussen

January 21st, 2011
6:01 am

@sirreal how many false starts did dahl get called for this year. clabo is our best o-lineman. dont be surprised if he gets his contract extended and dahl does not. dahl just has a rep for being nasty but clabo is for real and is solid at his position. like i said dont be surprised when mike johnson or joe hawley replaces dahl next year.

BigGAdawg

January 21st, 2011
6:14 am

Well deserved Congratulations to Mr. Clabo!!!

jss and sirreal = sackless jerks.

Enough with your infantile whining and bitching.

Slink back down to your basement bedrooms and tell mommie it’s time to turn off the computer. And no more airplane glue for either of you.

JSS

January 21st, 2011
7:39 am

Sigh… My, my my… You’re a bitter bunch over here! Nothing like visiting the “Protective Bunker” to see how the other side “whines and curses.” Come on “Snarky Central,” can’t you take it? I know it has been a LONG WEEK for you since reality came crashing just before halftime… Still, lay on down on the couch the next 9 days and then enjoy the sight of your QB wearing a headset in sunny Hawaii while signalling in plays from your OC to your team’s former QB!!! Hey, but I have some good news for you, you might get to see Brees, the other QB, and Little Lord Fountaroy of Flowery Branch run for their lives when those speed rushers come flying around Mt. Clabo! That should be entertaining as all get out!

@ FalconUGAfan…
“You spout your dribble about being such a humanitarian with Haiti and act as though you are the blog police then you make stupid little comments about people that are simply doing their best to do their job.”

Hurting young person? Look, I’ve never claimed to be a “humanitarian.” It is called just doing the right thing for the right reason. You people have learn not one darn thing over the past year about “real” life. You think I care what you think about me? Sorry to tell you this, but it is NO! But, you’ll never slink on here and tell a bold faced lie about me or how I lead or have led my life… So keep propping up “real frauds” like “Atlanta Peach.” She crawled off just like every rational person knew she would if the Falcons failed… “Clap, clap, clap!!!”

Hey, how many days till the lockout begins?

FalconUGAFan

January 21st, 2011
8:09 am

Not young. Old Falcon fan so I’ve suffered for many years with lousy teams. I lived more “real life” than you can possibly imagine in many different countries. So don’t make assumptions about me.

You disparged a guy that didn’t deserve it. He works hard everyday and deserves some accolades. Dismissive statements such as yours are just plain wrong. Who the heck is Atlanta Peach?

Season Ticket Holder

January 21st, 2011
8:24 am

The NFC will lose the Pro Bowl because Mike Smith and his Offensive Coordinator will constrict the NFC’s talant with conservative plays.

HJones

January 21st, 2011
8:33 am

Last night, I watched the Falcons-Packers game again. It was worse than I had thought immediately after the game and on Sunday. I don’t understand how management (Blank, Dimitroff, McKay, Smith) can think of this effort and not fire someone. In particular, I am speaking of Mike Mularkey and Brian Van Gorder,

The Atlanta Falcons are a business, and with every business that I have been associated, heads would roll for a failure of this magnitude. I would add to the failure the New Orleans game on Monday night. These were the two most important games for the team, and both were lost. If I were Arthur Blank, I would be livid that this effort caused the Falcons fans to vacate the Dome at the end of the third quarter. If I were Coach Smith, I would be embarrassed to have either of these guys on my coaching staff at the Pro Bowl, and I would not take the heat for these so called coordinators.

No Hope Now, you are correct about the statistics and awards maybe saving Mularkey’s job. Statistics mean nothing as only POINTS win games. I don’t believe Michael Turner takes the heat off Matt Ryan; it seems to me throughout the season that the running game worked after the passing game was established. The RULES in the NFL favor a passing team.

In most football games, it is difficult to determine if the players or the coaches are responsible for a awful effort. In the Falcons-Packers game, it is obvious that it was a complete coaching failure. Most fans recognize this fact, and are saying this – even before Mike Smith said it. Never have I seen such shock and anger by the Falcons fans. This awful effort had been waiting in the wings all season as we know how predictable the offensive play calling has been. On defense, we have seen the soft zone with eight to ten yards between the other teams receivers and our defensive backs. I was at the 1980 game between Atlanta and Dallas and a coaching failure of “sitting on the lead” lost that game. The Falcons-Packers game was the most embarrassing game I have ever seen as a Falcon fan.

I read that Dimitroff has said the Falcons need more explosive plays. Coach Smith has indicated the same. How do you do that? It is not the nature of Mike Mularkey to use this type of offensive plan. Will Mike Mularkey be told by Smith and Dimitroff to be different. It doesn’t work this way. People’s way of doing things don’t change on a dime. Mike Mularkey doesn’t know how to run this type of offense, he never has and will not.

Of all the statistics, two tell the complete story about the Falcons offense: 1) last in the NFL in all plays over 20 yards and 2) next to last in pass plays over 20 yards. You can’t defeat the good teams with this type of effort. These statistics negate all of the other offensive statistics cited by those that brag on the Falcons offense. These statistics mean that other teams can control the Falcons offense by defending basically THIRTY YARDS in front of the ball.

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falcon

January 21st, 2011
8:40 am

I’m really hoping someone hires Mularkey away from Atlanta. He was supposedly under consideration for the HC jobs in Cleveland and Denver. Maybe something else will turn up.

SirReal

January 21st, 2011
8:49 am

@Robertussen How many drives did Clabo kill? There are plenty of linemen out there better than him. I like Dahl b/c of that nastiness. Isnt that what football needs? I’ll take a blind rage every now and then. Ask Paul Boudreaux who he think’s is the better of the two.
@BigGadawg I can like and dislike whoever I want to on the team. I dont think he’s that great. thats MY opinion. Clabo’s better than Spam Baker but thats not saying a whole lot either.LOL When I watch film, I like what I see from Dahl more than Clabo. Dont you have your fav lineman? Everyone has their personal preferences. I dont call you a jerk b/c you support a trashy college program thats descending. You probably didnt even go there like half of UGAs fans. Get a life sir.

SirReal

January 21st, 2011
8:55 am

@swampdog59 Cant forget you either. You guys kill me making excuses for the team. I’ve supported this team my whole life and many would agree that ATL’s line are a bunch of overachievers. They arent that solid. Lets face the facts. Why do you think we are developing lineman, for depth? NO, to compete for starting jobs bc they know the line is collectively trash. You guys kill me just b/c someone decides to criticize something, he’s the worst person on earth. Thats a sad existence you all lead.

JSS

January 21st, 2011
9:23 am

FalconUGAFan
January 21st, 2011
8:09 am
“Not young. Old Falcon fan so I’ve suffered for many years with lousy teams.”

You might be getting what you deserve, ever thought about that?

“I lived more “real life” than you can possibly imagine in many different countries. So don’t make assumptions about me.”

You don’t want to compare visa stamps in passports with me, it’s a “losing hand!” You definitely don’t to get in the life experiences pool either… So much for that “assumption” young man, spin the joke wheel again…

“You disparged a guy that didn’t deserve it. He works hard everyday and deserves some accolades.”

Clabo does work hard, but he’s no more “entitled” to accolades than any other right tackle in the NFC… As overrated as Jason Peters is, Clabo is on shelf below him… What does that say?

” Dismissive statements such as yours are just plain wrong.”

He took up trying to be “Dahl Lite.” Taking cheap shots after the whistle, playing on the edge of the rules… That doesn’t impress, it is weak like that patches beard…

“Who the heck is Atlanta Peach?”
Someone about as relevant as you…

Note to Clabo…
Enjoy Hawaii, go to the North Shore… And when you get back, frame the jersey and put the Pro Bowl money in the bank… You won’t be seeing that game again, and you won’t playing again for quite a while once the owners lock you out!

johnny

January 21st, 2011
9:27 am

At least he won’t have to get owned by Clay Matthews again!

mountain_jim

January 21st, 2011
9:30 am

I just read that Easterbrook column the poster recommended above and it’s spot on . I have argued all year in here that Mularkey is underutilizing his talent and not showing enough variety in play-calling and schemes, but DLed kept defending him. Easterbrook wrote:
the last play of the first half was among the worst coaching errors TMQ
has seen. And it wasn’t Atlanta’s only coaching error. Down 35-14, Atlanta defensive coordinator Brian vanGorder panicked and started calling lots of blitzes, which only led to big plays for the Packers. Scoring to pull within 42-20 at the start of the fourth quarter, why didn’t the Falcons — desperate for points — go for two? Maybe because their coaches had quit on the game.

elroy

January 21st, 2011
9:33 am

it’s amazaing how some people (JSS, SirReal) share their negaive thoughts & try to seem like they are intelligent. ofcourse they only do that to get under the skin of people. D-Bag is the proper term for those type of people.

mountain_jim

January 21st, 2011
9:34 am

Read the whole thing:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/110118_tuesday_morning_quarterback&sportCat=nfl

Easterbrook lays it out how the play that killed Atlanta was both a horrible call by the OC and how Ryan should have just spiked it or threw it out of bounds and kicked the FG. After that play, the game was over. Mularkey put Ryan in position to fail there, and he dutifully and poorly executed a horribly chosen play-call.

No hope now

January 21st, 2011
9:39 am

@ Hjones I agree. I was hoping murlarkey would’ve been let go. I didn’t want to watch the game over because I know I would’ve thrashed my tv. At first I overreacted saying we need to fire BOTH COORDINATORS. But thats too much after a 13-3 season. A lot of falcons fans aren’t impressed with BVG. I actually am to tell you the truth. THE DEFENSE IS GETTING BETTER. Our defense has gotten better ever since 08. ITs rising, players are buying the system and scheme. Grimes is the epitome of that. HES GROWN INTO THE SYSTEM. Stephen Nicholas played lights out this season. It made me question if we even needed sean weatherspoon. C4 PROVED TO US HE ISN’T A BUST. I mean, this defense is super young and to finish 16th overall and 5th in scoring “D” is impressive. I think BVG doesn’t call aggresive play calling like a dom capers or dick leabeau is because of personnel issues. THESE PLAYERS HAVE TO CRAWL BEFORE THEY WALK.

The exotic blitzes and scheme likes a wade philips or rex ryan, you have to have the personnel for that. And with that being said, SOMETIMES THE PLAYERS JUST DON’T EXECUTE. Monday night games against the saints, WE MISSED LIKE 15 SACKS. AGainst rodgers, we missed like 5 sacks. IS THAT BVG’S FAULT OR THE PLAYERS?? BVG is calling the right plays, but when your players are missing plays on your cream of the crop plays there isn’t much you can do but drop back 20 yards TO NOT GIVE UP THE BIG PLAY. Jerry, Weatherspoon, Peters, etc. When these young gusy step up next year, Our defense will be top 10 IMO.

With that being said I was hoping murlarkey would’ve ben let go. The offense is too predictable and stale. And I disagree, I believe the run sets up the pass IN THE OFFENSIVE SCHEME WE HAVE. Rules have nothing to do with it. Its 1-1-2 for murlarkey everytime. Run, run, pass PERIOD. Turner carries the load. And your right, Dimitroff and Smitty want more explosive plays AND THOSE STATEMENTS SCARE ME BECAUSE MURLARKEY IS THE REASON THERE ISN’T ENOUGH EXPLOSIVE PLAYS. Its like they don’t realize what the problem is. Matt Ryan throws 3700, 28 td’s a, 9 INTS in a predictable dink and dunk offense. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HES LET LOOSE IN THE WEST COAST, has better protection, and more offensive weapons?? MURLARKEY IS HOLDING THE OFFENSE BACK. ANd its too late, Josh McDaniels is hired somewhere else, musgrave is gone, AND MM IS STILL HERE. Its done, can’t go back now. I wouldn’t be surprised if we went 8-8 or 9-7 next year, THE OFFENSE IS GETTING WORSE WHILE THE DEFENSE IS GETTING BETTER. But we’re an offensive team……

BirdDirty

January 21st, 2011
9:41 am

Mike Mularkey and Brian Van Gorder must go. They are the 2010/2011 version of Greg Knapp and Ed Donatell. If Mike Smith doesn’t shake up his coaching staff, those two will be the reason for his downfall. Mark my words. The Super Bowl was right there for the taking and we dropped the ball. Inexcusable!!! Many of the NFC heavyweights had down years and we didn’t capitalize.

PMC

January 21st, 2011
9:54 am

Great for our guys. They played thier tails off this year. It’s disapointing that they are playing in the pro bowl but I’m happy for them to go. They deserve it.

Lay off the coordinators people. 13-3 in the NFL is not easy to do, they are still working with the personnel they have. They can’t do some of the things you want them to do yet. They don’t have the ability to win that way.

3 winning seasons in a row is a good start for a historically terrible franchise. They need continuity. They need more speed on offense to open it up. They need more talent at DE to be able to attack with the front 4. Corey Peters is a home run. Peria Jerry was still getting over his knee injury this season and Vance Walker can play. Not to mention Babs is a potential All Pro at DT. They are good inside, but they need at least one potentially 2 worthy starters at DE. They also need at least one more fast outside linebacker and truely they need better depth at MLB too. It depends on what they do this offseason as to whether they need to upgrade at Nickle or not. This defense is not quite there yet.

On offense, even though they had probowlers this year on the line they could upgrade talent wise at every position. They need a great young TE. They need speed and size at WR2. They need at least one quick and durable young RB that can catch the ball out of the backfield.

It’s still a process. They played over their skis this year. The talent level was ELEVATED by the coaching, they aren’t holding them back.

This is the best overall staff we have ever had in this city. Don’t let a bad performance and or a plodding style make you want to run them off. They don’t have equitable talent to Green Bay, it’s not even close. They are a really fast team, we couldn’t afford mistakes and we got a lot of them. Let the team grow and have some patience.

FalconUGAFan

January 21st, 2011
9:54 am

Clearly we need to open things up on offense. It is vanilla and stale. That was a great article by Easterbrook….

Defense…now that is a different animal..No hope now is right…We had many opportunites to sack both Brees and Rogers, but we missed them….I see guys flying into the backfield but they don’t wrap and they are out of control. Granted both of those guys are pretty mobile but we have to finish the drill.

PMC

January 21st, 2011
9:57 am

Greg Knapp? Seriously?

I know it was boring as hell to watch but come on man. They averaged 25PPG.

This wasn’t a bad offense, it just took forever to score.

FalconUGAFan

January 21st, 2011
10:02 am

Agree PMC..I’m not advocating blowing things up….I would just like to see the field stretched a bit as I’m sure the Falcons do too…. I know they tried but HD did not deliver on all occasions. I do recall Jenks getting a few decent mid length catches though….

PMC

January 21st, 2011
10:17 am

I think Douglass is almost in the same boat as Jerry. When he’s right, we know he’s got speed and quickness. He didn’t play like he did his rookie year this year. I have to imagine he’ll get that quickness back hopefully by next season. But, that said, I do think we’ve got to find another WR with really good speed and some size. A stretch the field TE would be really nice too.

ProBowlDeacs

January 21st, 2011
10:45 am

Former Wake Forest Demon Deacon congrats to Clabo and Mughelli!

STRETCH

January 21st, 2011
10:47 am

Wow, this many players going to the pro-bowl but sitting at home!

Mike Jay

January 21st, 2011
11:02 am

This blog is awful… It has eaten my lst two non inflamatory post. What a joke

Ueeediot

January 21st, 2011
11:15 am

This blog gets worse and worse.
Now playing up to the competition in the league and overachieving are negatives.
Winning 13 games, the NFC South and having 3 winning seasons in a row is a sign that the team just isnt on the right track.

Fools.

Your QB is working at close to a .690 winning percentage. Better start ramping up the hate now and get him run out of town before he does something you cant complain about.

The Falcons are averaging over 20pts a game and winning 13 games is now considered lucky (and according to some columnist in this town….they shouldn’t have even won that many). What a joke.
In the NFL every single yard, every single point is earned. The only luck you have in this league is the luck you make.
A columnist on this very paper said we should have lost the 49ers game. No. We won that game because throughout 60 minutes we played better. You want to think it came down to one play. But that’s absolutely untrue. This is how ESPN has ruined football (and baseball too). There isnt one game, one career, or one season that turns on a single play.

The 2010 Falcons are not as bad as the GB game and they aren’t as good as the Arizona game.
All I expect is for the team to not pinpoint a player in the draft, but to draft the absolute best athlete on the board, and to win at least 10 games and repeat as NFC South Champs. I absolutely expect a playoff win next year.

SirReal

January 21st, 2011
11:45 am

@elroy actually im not little man. I’m always on these blogs and if you check past ones, you’ll see that I dont do that to “get a rise” out of anyone. Im a grown man and I can say what I want. He still gets a check no matter my opinion.lol I dont like the LINEMAN Clabo. That says NOTHING about him as a PERSON. He’s probably cool to hang out with. You are defending him like you guys are BFFs. Stop the feeble mindedness please. Plus,I used to be an O-LINEMAN so know what it takes to play the position. You’ve probably never taken the field beyond Pop warner….if even then. (mommy was probably too scared to let you play huh?lol)

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PaulWarfield

January 21st, 2011
12:19 pm

I read today in the ajc where the early exit bothered Arthur Blank. The early exit shouldnt bother ANYONE on the falcons coaching staff/management team because they were the ones that failed to retain the personnel who would have made a difference and impacted the team to victory. Secondarily, the Falcons offense stunk against the Packers, matt ryans turnovers notwithstanding. Ryan usually is surehanded and he was entitled to have a bad game. I noticed ryan didnt apologize to the fans as some of the other superstars did. The Falcons are going nowhere because they currently have the best talent they ever had: 13-3 record indicates that. The problem is that the Falcons need specialists (SHUT DOWN CORNERBACK:[James Foxworth] and they dont have what they need to advance; i.e.; exhibit A: FORMER FALCON SHUT-DOWN CORNERBACK [James Foxworth] signed a lucrative deal with the Baltimore Ravens because the Falcons were pinching pennies, were too cheap and refused to spend the money to make themselves a championship calibre ballclub. The Falcons had one [JAMES FOXWORTH] 3 years ago during ryans rookie season, but the falcons brass were TOO CHEAP to sign him to a lucrative contract and THUS THE EARLY EXIT IN THE PLAYOFFS. Chicago during the offseason needed help on the defensive line so they spent the money to sign high-priced free agent and future hall of famer JULIUS PEPPERS to a lucrative deal. Chicago spent money and thus are in the final four during championship weekend. Lesson to be learned: If you spend money on the front end, you will advance out of the back end. If you are too cheap to spend money then you will languish in obscurity and go backwards as a franchise.

JSS

January 21st, 2011
12:27 pm

@ SirReal…
It is like “Hometown News” where your parents send an article to the local edition when you make the Dean’s List or your Boy Scout troop goes to Washington to visit their member of Congress… These guys and girls here always need affirmation!

Do you think Freeney, Babin, and Mathis really aren’t a little more geeked up now?

JuniorBridgeman

January 21st, 2011
12:27 pm

The Falcons should have been more explosive on offense because they currently have seven (SEVEN) future hall of famers on their roster: John Abraham, Roddy White, Mike Jenkins, Jerius Norwood, Mike Turner, Snelling, Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzales. With all of this talent, the Falcons should have been running more sceen plays and opening up the offense by throwing the ball down the field more: 10-50 yard pass plays. Instead the Falcons insist on their dink and dunk offense of two and three yard pass plays which accomplishes nothing. then when you get to third and long you throw the ball desparately down the field. The Falcons should have hired during the offseason either Mike Martz or Mike Shanahan (control freak) to be their offensive coordinator. By having a professional offensive coordinator either of those guys would have turned a stale offensive into an explosive powerhouse offense.

RTR

January 21st, 2011
1:04 pm

Good news! Roll Tide and Go Falcons!

JSS

January 21st, 2011
1:18 pm

JSS

January 21st, 2011
1:20 pm

See you whenever the NLRB finally mediates a resolution to the owners stupid power grab…

RTR

January 21st, 2011
1:29 pm

JSS-

-Players can ask for more money, but owners cant ask for more games?
-Players can be idiots with all their millions, but owners wanting to create a legacy are “stupid power grab”?

The players are just as much as the problem here as are the owners. Dez Bryant can go spend around 25 grand on a meal for his team and he’s allowed to complain he’s not making enough? Most people would live to have that much salary in a year.