Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Adam Froman throws a pass during practice at training camp in Flowery Branch on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Curtis Compton

Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Adam Froman throws a pass during practice at training camp in Flowery Branch on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Curtis Compton

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

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14 comments Add your comment


August 19th, 2011
3:04 pm

Don't feed Aints trolls (It isn't 2009 anymore)

August 19th, 2011
3:30 pm

This guy wasn’t even very good at UL… I am not sure why he got signed. To me, it shows they either have very little confidence in JPW or in Redman. Redman is a competent back up. He has some starting game experience.


August 19th, 2011
3:42 pm

glad you are doing this series …… Let me know when you get to my boy from FAMU.


August 19th, 2011
3:43 pm

Don’t feed: he’s just cannon fodder for preseason. It’s pretty dangerous in the 4th quarter, with guys trying to show up on the highlight reel with a big hit to earn a roster spot. No need to place your valuable assets at risk.


August 19th, 2011
4:13 pm

I’m disappointed. What’s his favorite color? Does he like long walks on the beach? You are falling down on the job Ledbetter.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 19th, 2011
5:58 pm

Marcus — Yeah, I’ve got to get the MEAC posse in there. Just don’t tell me how many TDs he scored against my Bison.

Rick — I think his favorite color is Mauve. I asked him if he was a tree, what kind of tree would he be. He said “Oak Tree.”


August 19th, 2011
6:21 pm

HELP! what is the best website to watch the game on the net tonite for FREE. Not $12.95 nor 14.95 – just FREE
Does anyone know?
I have to be out and on my laptop

Tom Pridemore was tough

August 19th, 2011
6:37 pm

I just got off the phone w/ my buddy…he’s a Redskins fan….they have QB issues..we don’t..all Falcons fans should rejoice in that fact…IMO

Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight

August 20th, 2011
1:17 pm

Dear Arthur Black, PLEASE CUT Adam Froman

day old fries

August 20th, 2011
4:22 pm


August 20th, 2011
4:53 pm

I was watching a tape of the GB & Arizone game. First series Rodgers uses a hard count and gets 5 yd. penalty on tha Cards. We used to use the hardcount alot and it helped. Not only did we get an extra 5 yds. but we got some easier 1st downs and kept the ball moving. We also got the defenses holding back a little worrying about it happening again. Extra 1/2 second each play helps. My point is, we seem to have forgotton or quit using so many little things that mount up, and this can only be blamed on coaches and coordinators. Example: screen passes. Lack of imagination. 1st down = Turner up the middle. 2nd down = same. Atlanta…. we have a problem. MM used to be better than this. Is MS too conservative and holding him back or what? That extra 5 yds always meant alot more than 1/2 a first down to me.


August 20th, 2011
6:24 pm

I didn’t catch the first game, but other than the INT, anyone know how Froman was looking out there? I heard he had good size too, like 6′4 230? and how is arm strength?


August 21st, 2011
5:56 pm

Fan man doesn’t know anything! Either does don’t feed aints!
From was drafted to louisville from a jr. College and dominated there
As well at his jr college! If you think you know rookie players get your facts straight!
Adam Froman will be a top QB soon !
Adam did not play organized football until he was a sophomore in high school!
So watch what u say before u eat why u say!


August 22nd, 2011
1:29 pm

Oak… that’s a fine tree!