JACKSONVILLE — I felt bad about not talking to former Louisville quarterback Adam Froman before last week’s game.
He was in a tight spot down the stretch against Miami and I figured only the very diligent readers knew much about the “FRO – MAN!”
It looked like was going to guide the Falcons to victory, but he tossed an interception with 50 seconds left in the game.
So if it comes down to Froman tonight, we’ll at least have some background on him.
Here’s a Q&A with Adam Froman:
Q: How did you end up at Louisville?
A: I went to Santa Rosa Junior College. The head coach at Louisville played for my junior college head coach. He played for his dad at Idaho State. So they kind of had a connection. He got a hold of him and said he needed a quarterback and the rest was history.
Q: How’s camp been so far?
A: For us rookies, it’s really just been a crash course. There is no time to relax and learn at your own pace. We have to learn it now because we install in the morning and we go practice it that day. That’s the biggest thing. Every minute that we have free we have to spend it in the film room or in the playbook. You are continuing to study, even when you think you’ve got it. You have to keep trying to figure it out so when we go out on the field, you can execute.
Q: With no minicamp, you were in a pretty tight spot against Miami. What were you thinking?
A: The coaches put us in a really good situation. That whole third group, we had prepared for it. We went over the two-minute drill. We did a good job. We moved it down the field. We just missed with that pass being a little out in front down there on the goal line and then we end up getting intercepted. It was a difficult way to end the game because we definitely had a chance and were moving the ball well.
Q: What other teams were interested in signing you?
A: Miami, San Francisco and Buffalo.
Q: Why did you pick the Falcons?
A: I’m coming in as a free-agent quarterback, trying to make a team, but you have to learn the ropes. To come in here with guys like Matt [Ryan], Chris [Redman] and [John Parker Wilson], and learn from a few guys that have been here and have had success. I just felt they could really kind of show me the ropes. That was big for me to come in here and kind of study under them. They have been a huge help to me. They have offered up any help that they can.
Q: Ready for some more action against Jacksonville?
A: I hope so. I’d love to get as much time as I can. If I go in there, I’ll take advantage of any snaps I get and go from there.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog