Atlanta Falcons: Q&A with wide receiver Kevin Cone

After catching a pass, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Kevin Cone (12) breaks away from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Antwon Blake (38) on his way to a 49-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

After catching a pass, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Kevin Cone (12) breaks away from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Antwon Blake (38) on his way to a 49-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Vivlamore reporting from Flowery Branch.

Each week during the season The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will conduct a question-and-answer session with a Falcons player about their off-field interests and activities. The intention is to give fans some insight into the players and a little sense of what makes them tick.

This week we spoke with Kevin Cone. The wide receiver out of Georgia Tech is from Stone Mountain and went to St. Pius. He revealed that if he weren’t playing football for a living he’d likely work as an engineer.

Q. What’s in your iPod?

A. I have all kinds of music. I have rap, R&B, country. I have some classic to calm me down. I have all kinds of stuff in my iPod.

Q. What was the last book you read?

A. The last book I finished reading was “Hunt for Atlantis” by Andy McDermott. I’m reading ‘Tomb of Hercules” by McDermott right now. In the “Hunt for Atlantis” they are trying to find Atlantis. [“Tomb of Hercules”] is a spinoff of the book. They think there are more mythical things that can be found, and they think Hercules might be real, so they are trying to find that.

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. I don’t think I have a favorite movie. I have a group of about 20 movies that I just love. I don’t think I have one in particular. “Baby’s Day Out.” I love that. It’s so funny. “Major Payne.” All the Harry Potters. I have a lot of them.

Q. If you weren’t a football player, what would you be doing?

A. I’d probably be an engineer. That’s what I went to school for, mechanical engineering. I’ve always wanted to design things. I think it would be interesting to design sports equipment.

Q. If you had one off day away from football, how would you spend it?

A. I would probably just go home, hang out with my mom and dad and my brother and sister if they were home. Just go home and hang out at the house.

- Chris Vivlamore


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September 14th, 2012
1:55 pm

Little hard to read Chris. You have type over type (or my phone is freaking out)


September 14th, 2012
1:56 pm

a WR who reads and has an engineering degree? no wonder hes 4th string.
In all serious though, im looking forward to seeing this dude get some touches

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September 14th, 2012
2:10 pm

Bad Formatting on this post…………..TRY again Chris Vivlamore

5150 UOAD

September 14th, 2012
2:13 pm

What would AJ Green or Stafford be doing if they were not in the NFL? Cutting grass, mopping bathrooms or teaching P.E in elementary school?

Go to college and get your degree.

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September 14th, 2012
2:28 pm

These were all questions I needed answers too.



September 14th, 2012
2:30 pm

New format saves on ink-

Cone is another great Tech story. Just wish we saw more of him while he was at Tech.

Big O

September 14th, 2012
2:34 pm

I too am looking forward to Kevin Cone getting some touches. Comparing his pro-day numbers with J. Jones, they are very similar – 40 time, etc. He’s very close in wt. and height also. Then seeing his potential by way of his 49 yard TD exhibition game performance, he sure looked a lot like Julio there!


September 14th, 2012
3:52 pm

Kevin’s dad Ronny was my Pop Warner football coach in the early 90’s. I remember seeing Kevin as a little kid running around the field. He must have only been 3 or 4 at the time. Glad to see he’s doing well!


September 14th, 2012
4:48 pm

Maybe somewhere down the line he can be to the Falcons, what Olgletree is to the Dallas Cowboys.


September 14th, 2012
6:01 pm

Not sure who is worse, you or DLed. Stellar Q and A here. We really care about what’s on Kevin Cone’s iPod and what the last book he read was. Thanks for the insight.


September 14th, 2012
8:20 pm

@ Samuel…
Do you think they’ll develop him enough like the Pokes did with Ogletree?

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Brian Hunt

September 14th, 2012
9:04 pm

I see a lot of potential in Cone. If Harry Douglas continues to under perform when given chances, I could see Cone getting an opportunity.

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1 4 GT

September 14th, 2012
11:04 pm

Love me some Falcons! The new OC & DC are making an impact already. I like what I’ve seen of K Cone. Hope he gets a chance to shine….but not because someone got hurt. I liked the Q&A….for what it’s worth. Reporter can’t help it if his readership has no smarts. There are other thins in life besides FB.


September 15th, 2012
1:19 am

Lets see here went to St.Pius X in Atlanta played WR where they run the wing-t and Ga Tech where they run the wing-t and he makes the NFL as a WR in two run dominated offenses ! Do you think that would of been a better line of questioning then the ipod one and the movie. Also how he played a lot of DB as scout team falcon last year. Or how about your dad played in the NFL did you ever really think he could?

Ky Adco

September 15th, 2012
3:24 am

Brian Hunt, how is HD under performing? o.0


September 15th, 2012
7:54 am

Mac…….you seem to be an angry young lady… Whats up w/ the attitude, girl?

T h e Burner Turner

September 15th, 2012
9:29 am

I like this guy Cone but dont talk to him much. I dont talk to anyone much on the team. Its hard to talk with your mouth full. It disrupts my eating patterns.

Went to breakfast this Am and had 12 eggs, sausage, a loaf of bread, 5 glasses of oj, a plate of hash browns. Yummy.

Tried to put on the feed bag so I will be extra heavy when Denver gets in here Monday night. Coach talked to me about a new position if this running back thing dont work out. Nose Tackle. He said they been needing a back up and I would be the most logical candidate in a emergency. They said I would have to put on some weight. Hoo Rahhh.

If I get 45 yds this week I will be happy. Denver has a stout defense and my legs get to hurting if I am tackled too much.

Well good luck to us. Bring Manning in here. We will murdalize him.

Got to get ready for lunch now. Heard we are having peas and rice.

I got homie cooking me a porterhouse. He cuts it up in small pieces and I got get it in a plastic bag. Cant wait.

Burner Out

Delbert D.

September 15th, 2012
9:30 am

Good hard-nosed fast guy on special teams. Weems was a fine blocker as well as a return guy. Cone is a lot bigger.


September 15th, 2012
9:48 am

Guys this is a good idea gone wrong. Questions 1,2 and 3 are an assault to our intelligence as well as that of the sportsman you are interviewing. If the collective wits of the AJC can’t come up with respectable questions, perhaps you could poll this forum for ideas. Kevin Cone has lots of intelligence, you might even ask him for ideas. He has great potential for the future and I hope he continues his hard work in developing into a Julio-type receiver.

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September 15th, 2012
11:33 am

In my opinion it is obvious. I will refrain from comments.

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September 15th, 2012
2:22 pm

I think Cone’s physicality and speed would be a nice player to continue to develop as a future replacement for Rody…


September 15th, 2012
2:43 pm

go get em Kevin Cone you go it going on in all areas of your life!!!!!

Amy G

September 17th, 2012
11:56 pm

Go get em Kevin Cone! Baby’s Day Out!! You still love that movie?? You are amazing…Mario’s Mom