Archive for February, 2011

Should the Falcons go after Plaxico Burress?

Plaxico Burress would be reunited with Mike Mularkey if the Falcons signed him. (Associated Press)

Plaxico Burress would be reunited with Mike Mularkey if the Falcons signed him. (Associated Press)

Since the Michael Vick meltdown,   the Falcons have openly stated their desire to basically draft choir boys and boy scouts.

But I suspect that they will take some character gambles on players in the near future. However, they will be extremely calculated gambles.

So when Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Plaxico Burress, stated that his client will return to the league next

Plaxico Burress, with wife Tiffany behind him, arriving at court in March of 2009. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Plaxico Burress, with wife Tiffany behind him, arriving at court in March of 2009. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

season, the Falcons don’t automatically come to mind as a landing spot for the talented receiver. According to my man George Willis of the New York Post,  the Giants are not sure if they’ll continue their relationship with Burress.

The Falcons seem to stay away from Rosenhaus. He doesn’t represent one player on the roster. They have clearly stayed away from players from the Tidewater area after Vick

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Super Bowl: Falcons to hit Radio Row

Falcons owner Arthur Blank interviews with Fox Sports Laura Okmin at the Super Bowl last Friday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Falcons owner Arthur Blank interviews with Fox Sports Laura Okmin at the Super Bowl last Friday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Smitty on Radio Row

Falcons coach Mike Smith working radio row last season. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ac.com)

Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff are set to work Radio Row at the Super Bowl on Thursday.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank will work Radio Row on Friday.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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Falcons Bob Harrison named NFC scout of the year

The Cheerleaders would probably do their "Good job, Good job" cheer for Harrison.  (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

The Cheerleaders would probably do their "Good job, Good job" cheer for Harrison. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons scout Bob Harrison, who’s in his 14th season with the team, was named the NFC’s scout of the year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, according to the team’s website.

Here’s Harrison bio.

Harrison career has spanned 33 years in college, the NFL and at the high school level. He concentrates on the Atlantic coast part of the country in his scouting duties and would have been the lead scout on Matt Ryan.

He and the Denver Broncos’ Cornell Green, the AFC scout of the year, will be honored on Feb. 25 at the Fritz Pollard Alliance awards reception at the Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, during the NFL scouting combine.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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