AJC Poll: Bratkowski would have to go to runoff

Bob Bratkowski has agreed to become the Falcons new quarterbacks coach. (Associated Press)

Bob Bratkowski has agreed to become the Falcons new quarterbacks coach. (Associated Press)

The polls are closed and in Georgia, Bob Bratkowski would have to go to a runoff.

The Falcons new quarterbacks coach won the poll, but didn’t carry it with 51 percent of the vote.

To the question, “Do you like the hiring of Bob Bratkowski as quarterbacks coach?” More than 2,300 folks responded.

Here’s the breakdown.

* Yes (38%, 890 Votes)

* Undecided (33%, 776 Votes)

* No (29%, 679 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,345

Bratkowski replaces Bill Musgrave, who left to become the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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12 comments Add your comment

chalkdawg4

February 16th, 2011
7:45 am

1st and I like the hire

douglasville dawg

February 16th, 2011
7:47 am

Time will tell if this is a good move or not. I trust the GM and coach to make the best decision for the team.

Mikefalcon63

February 16th, 2011
8:00 am

Too many more proven quarterbacks coaches were available. This guy has never coached the position.

Bird Game

February 16th, 2011
8:28 am

Bratkowski hasn’t mentored not one top tier QB since he’s been in the league as a QB coach or coordinator. I know people want to say Carson Palmer, but do you really think if the Bengals where to release him a team would pick him up and say you’re our starter……………not going to happen.

Falconsnut

February 16th, 2011
8:59 am

Looks like the Falcons may be setting him up to become OC when MM finally leaves.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 16th, 2011
9:55 am

Bird Game: That’s a false statement. Warren Moon is in the hall of fame. Palmer has been to the Pro Bowl.
re: “Bratkowski hasn’t mentored not one top tier QB since he’s been in the league as a QB coach or coordinator.”

RobbE33

February 16th, 2011
10:05 am

The Falcons and especially Ryan could use some fresh coaching blood. I’m not sure a quarterback coach could do much damage and Bratkowski offers future OC insurance. Win-win.

Hose

February 16th, 2011
12:24 pm

I sure hope he can coach, he surley wouldnt win a beauty contest!

Rikus

February 16th, 2011
3:17 pm

Beauty contest? lol… he looks like a coach. I’m going to reserve judgement, but I am cautiously optimistic.

MaxxFalcon

February 16th, 2011
6:44 pm

I like the hire. The guy’s been an OC for 15 or more years, I don’t think you could ask for more in a QB coach. He’ll be a great addition to the staff and will help Matt Ryan tremendously

coloradobulldog

February 17th, 2011
8:57 am

Personally, I would have preferred Zorn but at the end of the day TD and Coach Smith has earned our trust as Falcons fans.

coloradobulldog

February 17th, 2011
8:58 am

meant ‘have’