Atlanta Falcons: 6 questions with Charles Mitchell

FLOWERY BRANCH — I caught up with rookie safety Charles Mitchell, who was taken in the sixth round in the 2012 NFL draft out of Mississippi State, after a recent practice.
Mitchell, like most of the rookies, is feeling his way through his first NFL training camp.
Q: How are you picking up things?
A: I’m able to communicate with the other guys on defense and special teams. That was a real problem for me in the beginning, communication and making calls. That is coming along very well.
Q: Are you looking forward to the Friday Night Lights scrimmage?
Definitely, I’m pretty sure that every rookie out here is looking forward to it. It’s the first chance to really get to make a name for yourself. I’m pretty sure the film will tell who’s physical and who’s not. Who really wants to be out there and who doesn’t. I’m really looking forward to getting out there and showing my stuff. I want to impress the coaches a little bit more.
Q: Did the offseason program help you out?
With the plays being called in minicamp, OTAs and now in training camp, it should all start to become second nature to you and that allows you to play a whole lot faster and get the ball.
Q: Have you seen a lot of different route combinations?
I see a whole lot more bunches and combinations. Everybody runs the same stuff. It’s more about down and distance, time in the game. I’m not seeing anything that is so different from what I saw in college. I see the same concepts. It’s really more about terminology.
Q: Are they teaching you how to make the calls?
I definitely have to make calls. I had to make calls when I first got here. They throw you right in the fire.
Q: What is your impression of Roddy White and Julio Jones in practice?
It helps a lot, but I really don’t match up against those guys. Those two guys are two of the best receivers that I’ve seen play in the NFL. I played against Julio for three years, but he’s gotten a whole lot better than when he was at Alabama.


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25 comments Add your comment

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
10:18 am

Q:Who do you think will win the division?
A: Who Dat!

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
10:19 am

Q: Who was FIRST?
A: Seen!


August 3rd, 2012
10:32 am

Q. Who’s the biggest Falcons fan ?
A. SeenThisB4

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
10:45 am

@Cejay: Why do you have to get so ugly?!

Though, I do admit, I am a fan of watching the falcan’ts crash and burn!


August 3rd, 2012
10:55 am

Ugly ?? Thats a compliment to you…..Who are you and what have you done with SeenThisB4 ???


August 3rd, 2012
11:04 am

my first question is, who’s Charles Mitchell?


August 3rd, 2012
11:41 am

Charles Mitchell is a hitter, he’ll pop you hard. Think back to Bobby Butler and Scott Case, we’ve got some players in the secondary again! We’re puttin’ the Gritz back in the Blitz. Can’t wait to see Wheeze on his backside!

Rick (the other Rick)

August 3rd, 2012
11:59 am



August 3rd, 2012
12:18 pm

Hopefully Shan will be long gone after this season with Hope and Mitchell taking te backup spots and finally giving us some decent depth to our injury prone safeties

Turtle Man

August 3rd, 2012
12:33 pm


Go back home to the dirty cesspool they call NOLA. I’ve never seen so many people with deformed hands in my life. Must be in the water OR is it inbreeding?


August 3rd, 2012
12:48 pm

Turtle Man…….this is a football blog, not a discussion about someones handicap or family tree. It adds nothing to the conversation and is low-brow!

to real

August 3rd, 2012
12:54 pm

This guy will be a impact player in years to cum @ seen dem anits have already crash and burn b4 tha season has even started its our time we will sweep yall dis year


August 3rd, 2012
1:21 pm

He ought to know: “I played against Julio for three years, but he’s gotten a whole lot better than when he was at Alabama.”

Good luck kid.

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
1:25 pm

@ to real:

They didn’t crash and burn, they just landed to re-arm, get a new flight crew and pilot, and are back in the air, literally. Drew Brew’s air campaign this year is going to be awesome! And the ground attack will benefit even more, propelling them into a top 5 run team this year.

Yes, the defensive unit has improved, plus they have a chip on their shoulders…time for some payback. Mr. Lofton is going to personally deliver a special portion of that payback to you and your falcan’ts.

Besides, there’s no pressure. Everyone expects the Saints to fail: no Payton, no Vitt, no Loomis, no Vilma, no Smith, no second round draft choice…..all a facade to lull the rest of the NFL into concentrating on everybody else….LOL!

Come next February, all the sports pundits will be asking: How’d they do it? LOL!

And like I have already said, remember these names: Vitt, Kromer, and Carmichael; they’ll be at the top of your list in your search for a head coach next year! LOL!


August 3rd, 2012
2:29 pm

MItchell is a project, but scouting reports show that he’s got potential also. Has played against strong competition (SEC West).

Hope that he turns out to be a great special teams contributor this year and learns coverages at this level in the future. Rodney Harrison was late pick with a big thump that turned out great, so you never know.

to real

August 3rd, 2012
2:56 pm

Top 5 run team LOL even u should know better dats not wat yall do last I checked yall still got tha same playbook and as far as lofton goes dont even get me started its a reason why I call myself to real cuz dats wat I keep it u wont find a bigger fan of #50 then me he’s a very good and can be great linebacker but he just isnt a every down guy tha nfc south is full of great Te’s he cant cover I watched yall throw dat ball dead ova his head for 4 years sh8 I cant wait to play dat back stabber LOL


August 3rd, 2012
3:20 pm

so this guy mitchell is a football player? never heard of him which would explain how he made the failclowns roster

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
3:23 pm

@to real: You should check again, cause last year, the Saints were the 6th, let me say it again, SIXTH, ranked team in rushing in the NFL.

Now get along and go work on your GED.

SeenThis B4

August 3rd, 2012
3:27 pm

Thanks. Interesting that he gave them LSU jerseys. LOL! Oh well, GEAUX TIGERS!!!

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Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

August 6th, 2012
11:14 pm

From reading the comments on this Atlanta Falcons’ blog it is real obvious that some people either don’t have a job or don’t have a life……..

That is SOOOOOO SAD!!!!!

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