Atlanta Falcons: LB Robert James to get close look

061912 FLOWERY BRANCH:  Falcons linebacker Robert James covers on a play during the first day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.      CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

061912 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons linebacker Robert James covers on a play during the first day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH — Linebacker Robert James, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 draft out of Arizona State, is getting a close look at minicamp.

He’ll get a chance to show that he’s a speedy linebacker, who can possibly play in passing situations.

“I think both him and Spencer Adkins are guys that are fighting right now and have been around,” defensive assistant Mark Collins said. “They understand the system. They understand their roles. It should be good competition in the fall.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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19 comments Add your comment

Redcoat

June 20th, 2012
7:43 am

Good morning!………..GO FALCONS!

SeenThisB4

June 20th, 2012
8:03 am

If their linebacker unit was solid, these guys wouldn’t even be in the discussion. Good competition! LOL! It’s a symptom.

tgueboy

June 20th, 2012
8:09 am

how is spoon loking? I think this will be a breakout year for him where he will emerge as a star linebacker

Falconfiend

June 20th, 2012
9:24 am

Good Morning falcon fans. Man it has been a long time for Robert J. He will replace Mike Pete

sainthater

June 20th, 2012
9:59 am

SeenThisB4 it seems as if your Saint LB group might be lacking just a tad. Since bouty boy Vilma will be sitting at home this season your bad boys will have to come up with a brand new unitl By the way what the heck is taking so long to sign Brees, they keep messing around with him and your fans will be breaking out those garbage sacks to put on your head again.

Jonk Birdwatcher

June 20th, 2012
10:22 am

It’s still good to be a back up ..at least you still be part of 53 rosters that’s how i see it.

Mikefalcon63

June 20th, 2012
11:39 am

Aints fans must be really bored, given their team’s lack of ethics sending them into mediocrity. How else do you explain their constant presence on Falcon message boards and newspaper forums.

As for James, I think this is a guy Pires is holding onto b/c he feels responsible for giving TD and Smitty for taking James in the 5th. The guy has been a bust. He should be cut to allow room for younger guys to grow.

Jimmy Crack

June 20th, 2012
12:02 pm

Wearing #50…the kiss of death.

Chub Rock

June 20th, 2012
12:22 pm

Just how much more of a look does this guy need? Drafted in 2008 they should know what this guys skill set is by now. Clearly he has not been good enough to make the 53 man roster in 4 years LOL. SMFH on this one.

candykane

June 20th, 2012
12:25 pm

Can someone interview Mike Nolan please!

Elder FJC

June 20th, 2012
2:02 pm

It’s his time to shine. “Make it happn’ cap’n”!!

FalconJim

June 20th, 2012
4:08 pm

Yeah, I’d give him a VERY close look….I mean, if he hasn’t cut the mustard by now, I’d be looking closely at him walking out the door….just sayin’.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 20th, 2012
4:45 pm

candykane — Mike Nolan story has been filed. Should be posted shortly.

1danielbell

June 20th, 2012
4:51 pm

Whew! What an in-depth report!

AlanFalcon

June 20th, 2012
5:19 pm

SeenThisB4, you have greater things to worry about with you Saintless coach and MLB.

Saintless, lack there of or no where to be seen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Falcon-G-Ridah

June 20th, 2012
7:49 pm

Robert is a gym rat. That’s his problem IMO. He needs to get in the film room more instead of constantly working on his massive frame. He could be so much faster…

Michael M.

June 20th, 2012
8:23 pm

That’s da way it goes when you get caught doing wrong …..even in the NFL and da big policeman busted them for being cheating bounty hunters………..get da garbage bags ready to put on them ole Saint lover heads. Who dat….das dem cheaters, das who !

Back to reality………..Atlanta D might be looking swell in practice, but who will show up when its the real deal and and the game is on the line.

Paddy

June 20th, 2012
8:58 pm

Seen this….come on now, worry about your team. You have already made your point that the Falcons are not n the same league with the Saints. You sound like a primary school child Get some new material or go somewhere else, you are starting to bore us.

Big Ray

June 20th, 2012
10:11 pm

If their linebacker unit was solid, these guys wouldn’t even be in the discussion. Good competition!LOL! It’s a symptom.

Our LB unit is so solid, we could afford to toss you some help…but you’ll quickly find that the help we gave you is useless in 3rd downs against the pass…