Archive for April, 2009

Falcons fill TE spot with Gonzalez

Just in time for the draft, it looks like the Falcons got the tight end position taken care of, trading for Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons didn’t give up much to get Gonzalez, a Pro Bowler, and now they can focus on the draft and some impact players on defense.

It took awhile, but the Falcons hopefully have filled the void left by Alge Crumpler. Now Matt Ryan will have a big target to dump off to. Hope to see the tight end be a bigger part of the game plan this season. I’m excited about Gonzalez becoming a Falcon. He had 10 touchdowns last season. Can you imagine what he can do here? The possibilities are endless.

Now onto the draft.

The Falcons have a lot of holes to fill on defense. Letting Brooking go is probably going to be felt more in the locker room than on the field. He was the defensive captain, so that spot will have to be filled early in the season.

For those on Twitter, the Falcons will be tweeting about their draft picks on these accounts, according to the Falcons Web …

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Falcons in primetime

The Falcons have two primetime games this season. Sure would be nice to show the world how far they’ve come since they last played a primetime game. That seems like ages ago.

They have a Sunday night game against Da Bears at the Dome on Oct. 18. Should be interesting to watch Jay Cutler with his new team.

They return to Monday Night Football on Nov. 2 when they play the Saints. See the schedule here http://www.atlantafalcons.com/Schedule/Schedule.aspx

I would have liked to have seen the Falcons play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but that game has already been set with the Cowboys and Raiders. I would much rather have seen the Falcons play, but oh well.

Go Falcons!

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