Archive for March, 2009

Falcons quietly make moves

The two latest signings haven’t been big names, but as one blogger pointed out in D. Orlando Ledbetter’s blog, the Patriots built a winning tradition by signing little-known players that made them into a winner.

Michael Turner is a prime example of a little-known player who made a huge difference in the Falcons’ success last season.

Mike Peterson (above) could be an impact player, but I expected more of a youth movement when filling the linebacker spots left behind when Brooking and Milloy left. The Falcons need quickness at linebacker. They need to get pressure on the quarterback or be able to cover quick receivers or backs. That didn’t happen last season and it killed the Falcons.

Brett Romberg sounds like he could help the offensive line, but my question about the O-line has to do with Sam Baker. Hope he’s 100 percent and will actually make a difference this season. He was a huge disappointment last season.

Go Falcons!

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So glad Falcons didn’t sign T.O.

Terrell Owens signs with Bills.

Terrell Owens signs with Bills.

No way the Falcons were even slightly interested in Terrell Owens. I don’t care if he would have signed for one season, he would have been a cancer in the locker room and on the sideline. This guy is a great receiver, but there’s too much drama that comes along with him. He didn’t get along with McNabb in Philly or Romo in Dallas. It will be interesting to see how he acts in Buffalo.

I’m still waiting for the Falcons to make a big signing this offseason.

The defense needs some help after losing Brooking, Foxworth and Milloy. It sounds like L.J. Smith (former Eagles’ TE) had a good visit. It would be nice to have the tight end involved in the game plan again. Alge was a huge contributor to the offense when he was here and healthy. It would be nice to get the tight end back into the game plan.

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