Training Camp Special Edition (w/ Updates)

Training Camp Tips, Hints, and Excitement

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Training camp updates will be posted in the comments section as they become available throughout the weekend.

Good News First
As DOL reported last night, Dimitroff & Co. signed our 1st round draft pick Peria Jerry. That makes it official in signing ALL 8 draft picks ready to go for training camp.

The Long Wait is Finally Over!
Ah, the dark clouds of no-football have finally lifted, and we’re finally ready for some FALCONS FOOTBALL! Training camp is here ladies and gentleman. The long, excruciating pain of waiting for a new football season has at last come to an end. The post draft buzz wore off quickly; leaving us football junkies only with the heat of summer and a few tidbits from mini-camp and OTA’s to fill our appetite. Mini-camp only lasted a couple of days and organized training activities were basically a roll call of who was present and who failed to show. Training camp is the unofficial start to football season, which is the best time of year for most of us. The anticipation of training camp gives us football fanatics a glimpse of what the Falcons have and makes the month of August the most exciting time of the year in terms of waiting. Other sports are enjoyable to watch, but can be time fillers for the real season to get underway for many of us.

Competition, Competition, Competition
Heading up to Flowery Branch can be a great way to get a first hand glimpse at some of the best training camp battles for the new season. Dimitroff, Coach Smith & Co. have set out to make this camp one of the most competitive in Falcons history. Dimitroff has stocked the pantry full with almost 75 players getting invited to camp in an attempt to create fierce battles (as DOL noted) up and down the roster. The competition looks to be intense at many positions, particularly on defense, backup spots, and special teams. Some key battles to look for:

DeCoud in a Huge Battle  (JimmyCribb/atlantafalcons.com)

DeCoud in a Huge Battle (JimmyCribb/atlantafalcons.com)

Strong Safety – Thomas DeCoud #28 vs. William Moore #24
This is the big one. The battle for starting strong safety has been identified as the biggest battle of training camp, even noted as one of the top 10 competitions in the entire league by many in the NFL media, including Pat Kirwan from NFL.com. The battle for Milloy’s old job pits second year man DeCoud against rookie Moore. DeCoud may have the inside track being in the system for a year, but many think Moore was one of the biggest steals of the draft with huge upside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Defensive Tackle – Peria Jerry #94 vs. Trey Lewis #67
Lauded as a great pick when Dimitroff selected Peria Jerry with the 24th overall pick, Jerry brings a toughness, ferocity, and motor that should be a slam dunk for a starting spot. Trey Lewis may have a few things to say about that. Lewis had an excellent start to his own rookie campaign before going down with a knee injury. He suffered another injury a year and half later in a freak accident. Even though Jerry likely has the inside track, Lewis finally looks to be healthy and add some fire to the battle. Jerry’s signed, locked, and loaded so let the battle begin! 

 

6th OLB Spot – Robert James #51 vs. Spencer Adkins #59
It’s the battle of 2008’s fifth round draft pick LB versus 2009’s sixth round draft pick LB. James never got off the ground in training camp after suffering a concussion, was subsequently waived, and resigned. Known as “The Beast” for his intense and punishing style of hitting, James is considered a touch light at 219 lbs for an OLB. Adkins is an extremely raw talent, but has a serious skill set running a sub 4.5 40-time and being a touch taller and weighing 10 lbs heavier. This one might come down to who’s better on special teams. ((Update: Falcons reportedly signed Bronco LB Jamie Winborn on the eve of camp, so this certainly throws a wrench into the LB debate)).

Brown & Snelling Both on Roster?  (CurtisCompton/AJC.com)

Brown & Snelling Both on Roster? (CurtisCompton/AJC.com)

3rd RB Spot – Jason Snelling #44 vs, Thomas Brown #27
Snelling vs Brown: The Sequel. By far one of the most heated and intense battles of training camp last year. Brown and Snelling went toe-to-toe until the very end, when Brown got a cheap-shot horse collar in the last pre-season game after a nice kickoff return. Snelling proved his worth making the most of a small amount of playing time with a few screens and nice runs. This may be a moot point since it’s fairly likely that Brown and Snelling may both make the roster: Brown as a return specialist and 3rd down back, and Snelling being more of a backup fullback and short-yardage back. A good idea to develop both since Norwood could likely hit the free agent market and be gone.

  

5th Wide Receiver Spot -
Aaron Kelly #15 vs. Eric Weems #14 vs. Troy Bergeron #11 vs. Brandon Godfrey #17 vs. Darren Mougey #16 vs Chandler Williams #18
Don’t let the low-level of the position fool you, this looks to be one of the best battles of August. The competition has everything, including rookies (Kelly, Mougey, Godfrey), former Arena League standouts (Bergeron), practice squad veterans (Williams), and a player who made it up to the active roster (Weems). Hometown talent Aaron Kelly (Walton High) looks to have the most upside after breaking records at Clemson, but needs to gain weight. Mougey offers great height at 6′6, 230 lbs. Weems may have the inside track after getting moved up to the active roster, and Williams knows what it takes to make practice squads. Bergeron had a great career for the Georgia Force and Godfrey was a late undrafted rookie free agent signee. Great competition for the 5th WR spot. 

A few Frequently Asked Questions from AtlantaFalcons.com:

Time to Arrive
Saturday
(Morning) 8:30 am to 10:10 am.
(Afternoon) 3:45 pm – 5:25 pm

Sunday
(Morning) 9:35 am to 10:35 am.
(Afternoon) 3:45 pm – 5:50 pm

Rest of schedule located here

What to Bring:
Hats, jackets, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, blankets, umbrellas, lawn chairs, and strollers

Are Cameras Allowed?
Still cameras with under 12′ lenses and no flashes are permitted. No flash photography of any type, camcorders, or recorders are permitted at any time. 

Are Coolers Allowed?
Coolers are permitted, but are subject to search at any time by Falcons security personnel. No alcoholic beverages of any kind or glass containers are permitted. 

Are Bags Allowed?
Bags over 8.5 inches wide by 13 inches long by 5 inches deep are not permitted at training camp. 

Any ATM’s on site?
No ATM’s are located on site, so grab cash before hand if you plan to purchase any merchandise or concessions

Parking
Training camp parking is available at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex and Flowery Branch High School across the street from the Falcons Training Complex. After Hall County Schools begin, parking will be available at the Hollis Transportation Lot located one mile from the Falcons Training Complex. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided from this location. Please follow the signs to this location. There is no general parking available at the Falcons training complex

Kids Activities
A Kids Zone interactive area will be available for children one hour prior to each practice session.

Merchandise
The Falcons merchandise tent is located near the main fan field entrance of camp.

Autographs
You can either bring your own merchandise or purchase it at Flowery Branch, but make sure to bring your own sharpie.

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Helpful Links for Camp 

Complete Guide for Falcons Training Camp (PDF link at bottom of page)
See all Frequently Asked Questions here at Atlanta Falcons.com
Directions to Flowery Branch
Complete Training Camp Roster, sorted by number

Guidelines for Watching Practice

Daily Tailgate Recipe
A little labor intensive, but one of Bobby Flay’s best burger recipes: Green Chile Burgers. How can you pass up queso cheese and jalapenos on a burger? Courtesy of BobbyFlay.com

Invitation to Join & Share

Please come and share your Falcons training camp experiences throughout the weekend. Who stood out to you? Anyone have a fantastic day? A poor day?

How is/was the overall experience? Get some good autographs? Please share your thoughts and experiences here in the Bird Cage. This is a Falcons forum for fans, of fans, and by fans.

Send in any pics of training camp, you and your friends, or any part of the Camp experience if you would like them posted in The Bird Cage.

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208 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

July 31st, 2009
4:01 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

John Waynesworld

July 31st, 2009
7:14 am

Hip, Hip, PERIA!

Krebs

July 31st, 2009
7:54 am

The lack of news, gossip, nonsense, etc. that has surfaced before in previous training camps is a good sign (What was the name of the coach a few years ago still going through puberty?). If we can make it through TC with the minimal distractions this will bode well for the rest of the year. Success in the past has usually evolved into “look at me issues”, Atlanta being so hungry for a winner (especially in football), would tolerate and even embrace egotistical behavior for this reason. I think the people involved with the organization now have a very low tolerance for this type of behavior. Keep it going guys!

I am new to the blog but I want to comment on some previous blog discussions;

1. Uniforms. Our present uniforms look like USFL-XFL uniforms. The sleeves are absolute ridiculous looking. Go back to tradition. Gray pants, red, white even black jerseys. Update on the falcon emblem is impressive. All black? If the intended effect was to intimidate opponents, well it does not take a astrophysics person to figure out that did not work.

2. D3 – excellent job. You and the bloggers on this site are the true fans.

3. J. Anderson. We have to admit that he was way overrated as far as talent and potential was concerned (however not to the extent that Andre Bruce was in the 80s). He is not going to be a superstar but he can contribute to the overall effort. Coming to terms with what he can do and not what he was expected to do will help everyone to move on from this issue.

Krebs

July 31st, 2009
8:09 am

Good news so far. No silly, adolescent behavior coming from the players, coaches so far (who was that previous coach that was in the middle of puberty a few years back?). Seems to be a very low tolerance for this type of behavior which bodes well for the future. So far they (organization) has done a masterful job of containing egos, hyperagressive personalities, and real sociopathic behavior at bay that comes with professional sports teams.

Would like to comment on past blogs:

1. Uniforms. Get rid of the current version. Go back to a more traditional look. Gray pants, red, white, black jerseys, etc. Love the new falcon on the helmet!

2. J.Anderson. Let it be. He is not as talented as projected. Fine, he still can contribute, but not at the level that comes with the high expectations of a number one draft choice.

3. Good blog D3. You and the faithful fans (through thick and thin) are the real fans! Keep it up.

Unca' Bob

July 31st, 2009
8:13 am

JWW,

Strig would love you.(LOL)

I want to see the competition at CB as well. This should be a very, very, interesting Camp.

To those of you able to attend Camp this season, please keep dear old, and I do mean old, Unca’ Bob in the loop!

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
8:30 am

Unca Bob,

Quick question. Not sure if I skipped this in my reading or not but would a 3-4 defense make up for the lack of speed on a team(not this team since we had speed to kill)?

bn

July 31st, 2009
9:29 am

Looking more like a NFL team…Pray for the QB every night…

Unca' Bob

July 31st, 2009
9:36 am

CBrass,

I think the opposite. You replace a D-Lineman with a faster LB or Edge player. It should make you a quicker team.

Unca' Bob

July 31st, 2009
9:39 am

CBrass,

Misread your question. Yes it could.

Ric Roc

July 31st, 2009
9:40 am

I’m going to my first TC on Sunday…I’m very excited about it…the anticipation for this season has been excruciating, but it’s finally about to kick off!

6th WR: Aaron Kelly is an intriguing prospect given his height and speed…apparently, his hands are what prevented him from being drafted. I believe that roster spot will come down to him and Eric Weems, who played with wreckless abandon on special teams last season.

SS: Thomas Decoud enters as the starter, but reportedly, it’s William Moore that the coaches want to see take the position. We’ll see just how good Decoud and Moore both are, but if Moore is able to grasp the system, I do believe his athleticism will catapult him over Decoud.

6th OLB: We’ll see if Robert James is a football player or not, but given his concussion history, he may be a Dan Morgan waiting to happen. The staff and front office are extremely high on Spencer Adkins, and have all but already mapped out his career through the media — Special Teams gunner and contributor Year One…OLB Speed Rusher Year Two and beyond… no way he doesn’t make the roster.

3rd and 4th RB: It would be extremely tough to leave either Jason Snelling or Thomas Brown (if fully recovered) off the roster… hate to think about it, but it is a possiblity that Norwood wears another uni next season…

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
9:55 am

Unca’ Bob,

Thanks I can see it going both ways!!

I also have a better understanding of the edge player by watching a UGA football game on CSS last night. Cleared alot of things up.

row3

July 31st, 2009
11:28 am

I’m going to both practices on Sunday. I have not been to training camp since the Suwannee days. I don’t know the area, is there anything to do up there in between sessions?

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
11:45 am

Are you guys looking to get together any other time or than tomorrow morning session?

JJ

July 31st, 2009
12:13 pm

D3, great article my man, cannot beleive its finally here!

CBrass: I hope they are because I cannot make tomorrow. It would be great if they had a live camera on practice.

row3, I beleive all the ‘cagers are going to Taco Mac, mile or 2 away.

Unca’Bob – you’ve been busy this am. Seen you on all the other ajc blogs; however, I think shultz blog is about to revert to its usuall garbage. It’s been a long wait for allot of us ‘cagers!

John Wayneworld

July 31st, 2009
1:34 pm

I know this is off topic a bit, but it was brought up last night about the Madden ‘10 ratings…Why are D.J.’s and Thomas Brown’s “AWR” ratings the lowest on the entire team? I am aware that “AWR” stands for “Awareness”, and I also know that rookies tend to have lower “AWR” ratings (although D.J. is no rookie), but the low numbers for both those guys are scary-low. Is this a wonderlic test thing or does EA Sports have a grudge against the Dawgs? haha

D3

July 31st, 2009
1:49 pm

Great Friday Afternoon Fellow ‘Cagers! First of all, let me get the bad news out of the way: I really hate to say it, but I can’t make it to the Bird Cage meetup tomorrow. It sucks extremely bad, but somethings come up and I can’t make it.

Dean21, CBrass, Sarah B., BT, and falcon21 and anyone else, sorry I can’t make it guys and gals but I will DEFINITELY be going to the Brookwood Friday Night Lights Scrimmage AND the Roam the Dome event the following saturday morning next weekend. Dean21 thanks for setting up everything and I really hate it I can’t make it there with you all. Take pictures and send them so I can post it up in the ‘Cage.

JWW – Great news on Jerry. All 8 picks are locked, loaded, and ready to go. Impressive.

Krebs – I think his name was Lil’ Jimmy Mora, or are you talking about Bobby Pric-trino? So nice to have a stable, nuts-and-bolts football head coach for a change. I like the old school uni’s as well, but those all black are tough. Thanks for the complements on the blog. Its going really well so far and we’re getting a lot of good feedback. This is JA’s year for sure. Boom or Bust time, no more excuses.

Unca’ Bob – Maybe one of these days we can all meet up sometimes. That would be a ton of fun.

bn – Lets all keep our fingers and toes crossed for no injuries, particularly #94 and #67.

Ric Roc – Have a great time. I’m really t’d I can’t make it, but I can’t wait for the two scrimmages next weekend. Bring some updates back to the ‘Cage. Good point on wide receiver analysis. I think it will only a 5th receiver, because I think we’ll be keeping 5 DT’s, 5 DE’s, and 5 RB’s, so the cut will have to come somewhere. I like Weems, but I love Kelly’s potential. I want us to try and somehow hang on to several. Kelly as BFinn’s eventual replacement and either Weems or Mougey(6′6, 230) as a project.

row3 – Here’s a link on some things to do while at Flowery Branch from atlantafalcons.com, sorry I won’t be able to make it. http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2009/06/11-20/Falcons_Announce_2009_Russell_Training_Camp_practice_times.aspx

JJ – I see you can’t make it tomorrow either. Well, I will DEFINITELY be going to both friday night lights and roam the dome next weekend.

Have a great friday and start to the weekend ladies and gents! Check in later……..

boxcarar

July 31st, 2009
2:26 pm

I think that TD was concerned with signing his draft class and now that he knows what’s left to work with, will get Roddy signed within a week, for sure.

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
3:27 pm

D3/JJ,

I probably will not be able to make it either. :-(

cutter

July 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

The Atlanta Falcons today signed rookie free agent offensive lineman Adam Speer. Speer, 6-3, 301 pounds, graduated from Oregon State as a four-time Pac-10 Conference Academic Honorable Mention selection.

In 2008, he participated in all 13 games on the offensive line, including the Beavers’ 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Sun Bowl. Last season, Speer also blocked for an OSU passing attack that ranked second in the conference with an average of 249.0 yards per game.

cutter

July 31st, 2009
4:03 pm

The player rep for veteran LB Jamie Winborn denies, through Profootballtalk.com, that his client has signed with the Falcons.

“Jamie Winborn has not signed with the Falcons and is still available,” the agent said Friday. Scout.com had reported Thursday that the sides agreed to terms, but it looks like the deal fell apart at the last minute

GT GRAD

July 31st, 2009
5:26 pm

Am I really the only person who is concerned about our cornerbacks? We really need to upgrade this position (both sides) and I do not read or hear anything regarding our weakness at the cornerback positions. We have a few potential starters, but we really do not have any solid, definite starting caliber corners on the roster. Chris Houston is a liability; watch games from last season if you do not believe me.

I am interested in the informed thoughts of D3 and anyone else on the forum who has insightful opinions regarding our cornerback situation. Also, why does it seem like nobody else is concerned about our cornerbacks?

D3: Do you think the Falcons plan to sign a starting caliber cornerback if another team cuts someone due to salary cap issues?

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
6:47 pm

Looks like White is planning to hold out!!!

Unca' Bob

July 31st, 2009
6:55 pm

JJ,

Yes I did bounce around some. Haters and baiters. It’s a comfortable feeling to come Home to a site that makes football a priority.

D3,

I can not think of anything I would rather do, than to sit down with my Cage Brothers & Sisters and have a Fat Tire or three. It would be great sport!

BT

July 31st, 2009
7:02 pm

GT Grad,
I think, the reason the Cage has not focused too on the Corners (yet) or lately is because the general opinion is that, the secondary will be improved overall because of the added speed at SS position and with a more athletic and disruptive D-line, improved play and speed at LB, our safety`s will stay more in deeper zone coverage, instead of being forced to come up in run support.
That will help our Corners a lot.
IMO, Houston is progressing nicely in spite of the prior circumstance of being left in man cover often and Chevis Jackson has progressed well in his nickle assignments last season.
Brent Grimes played technically well until his injury sidelined him last season and there is also a returning veteran in Von Hutchins from his foot injury.
The two draft picks (Owens and Middelton) show lots of promise, with Owens having a chance to break the starting lineup at some point during the season but I suspect Houston and Jackson as our starting two corners on game one with others gaining experience within a rotation of nickle and dime sets.

I am not D3 but I don`t see any team cutting a starting caliber veteran corner over cap issues.
That would have likely happened before the June 1 cut deadline.

JJ

July 31st, 2009
7:03 pm

Sharell (NCFalconFan)

HI PY!!!! This is the best time of the year!!! Do you think Roddy White is going to hold out?

Pat Yasinskas (12:58 PM)

Don’t think it would make a lot of sense for him. He’ll only be a restricted free agent in 2010. Think the smart thing is for him to show. I think the Falcons would like to get this done and I think it could happen during the preseason.

JJ

July 31st, 2009
7:12 pm

I like Roddy, but he is not a top 5 receiver in the nfl. Although all rec. miss some catches, roddy misses some big ones. That being said, he is our #1 receiver and I know they want to restructure his contract. Take the avg. pay for #6-10 and pay him. He has little leverage and I hope this holdout is brief. He did nothing to earn the 1st 2 yrs of his contract…but nfl contracts are not the same as we know in the real world. I hope they fix this quickly, cause a prolong hold out will really hurt roddy. You’re ass belongs to the falcons for the next 2 yrs and $15k a day does add-up. No worries yet, just concerned!

Unca' Bob

July 31st, 2009
7:23 pm

BT,

You took the words right out of my mouth. Wish I had you’re mad typing skills. To agree with you two days in a row, priceless.

JJ,

I feel he will show also. At present, he has two years he could possibly be under contract. I also feel he knows TD & Co. will treat him right. The priority was to get the rookies on board. Thats been done. I trust in TD to get ‘er done. I think R White does too.

BT

July 31st, 2009
7:24 pm

I have heard no word on if, Roddy made it to the 6 o`clock team meeting.
If not, he is officially a holdout.

Hopefully, Roddy`s new deal will get hammered out soon?

JJ, go over there and read Jeff Schultz column from earlier today and maybe, you will understand the players side of it better.

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
7:26 pm

JJ,

I agree with you 1000%. I would understand if he was considered a top 5 receiver but he’s not. I’m sure with Jerry’s contract being worked out they will be focused on getting him(Roddy) what he deserves. I hate things like this!!!! I’m starting to lose alot of respect for Roddy. I’m sure anyone on this blog would love to make over 2 million this year!!! Especially in this economy!!!

JJB

July 31st, 2009
7:56 pm

Roddy needs to be in camp. This was the year that he should be making a stament and eliminating dropped passes. Two camp holdouts in four years makes me question his long term tenure with the Falcons

JJB

July 31st, 2009
7:56 pm

“statement”, of course

BT

July 31st, 2009
8:05 pm

Unca Bob, we may agree on more stuff than you have previously believed?
That said, I have never shied away from lively debate or afraid to disagree or argue minor details.

CBrass, don`t get caught up in contract issues involving one of our star players.
We can`t (as fans) loose respect for Roddy over this, at this point.
Roddy HAS proven himself as an elite WR in this league and 2 million a year is way low for a player of his current status.
If he is holding out? He is only simply using the only leverage he has to expedite his compensation up to his relative worth.
You also should go read Schultz article and hopefully you will understand the players side a little better.

From the players side of it, most contracts are only guaranteed to a point.
Then if you get cut or suffer a career ending injury.
You get nothing or an injury settlement.
Can`t blame a guy for trying to get all he can, while he can, up front.

That`s just the way the business side of this business works.

JJ

July 31st, 2009
8:18 pm

Butt-nuggets – I read shultz blog this morning. I temper my blog with his blog in mine. Thats why i stated” …but nfl contracts are not the same as we know in the real world”. That being said, IMHO he is not a top 5 wr, and the rumors are he wants 9m+ a yr., no way! I understand he’s following his agent (farve-lol)advise, but he has little leverage.
Once again, I hope they give him a bigger contract, just not top 5.

BT- do you think he is one of the top 5 WR in league?

BT

July 31st, 2009
8:18 pm

White a no-show as Falcons prepare for camp

By D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Falcons Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White, who held out after being drafted 27th in the 2005 NFL Draft, was a no-show during the team’s media availability session on Friday.

White and the rest the team has until 5 p.m. to report for training camp, which opens on Saturday.

Team members will be considered a holdout if they don’t arrive in time for the first team meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Falcons would not confirm whether White had arrived at camp, or made the team meeting.

falcon21

July 31st, 2009
8:25 pm

If they pay him 8 or 9 mil. a year he better figure out how to stop the drops.

BT

July 31st, 2009
8:35 pm

JJ, Roddy is right on the edge of top 5 status and do you want to argue the point if he was only top ten status he would be still grossly under paid?
Before you come back to argue, how about going and doing some research on the pay scales of young Probowl WR`s that are just coming into their prime.

BTW, JJ DON`T EVER CALL ME BUTT NUGGETTS AGAIN!!!~

falcon21

July 31st, 2009
8:49 pm

BT, I think he is rated the #9 WR in the league. My question is what is the average contract of WR’s rated 6 to 10? I do not know.

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
8:49 pm

BT,

He is under contract as of right now and I really do not understand why he’s holding out. The way that I look at it is he has a job that pays pretty damn good money therefore he should have reported to camp on time. It doesn’t sit well with me when a player does this. He’s being selfish IMO. If they can’t get him signed by the start of the season then he should use every practice and every game to show management why he deserves the money that he’s asking for. If he goes out and play like Fitz then there is no doubt that he should get the 9 mil a year that he’s asking for and I’m sure that T.D. and AB would have no problem in giving him what he deserves.

falcon21,

I hear ya!!! If he wants to be considered as a top receiver he can’t continue to drop passes. Just think back to the Denver game this past season.

BT

July 31st, 2009
8:54 pm

Falcon21- Do your research and you will find Roddy`s chronic drops stopped when Vick left.
For the last two years his rating has been very high in that department.

Y`all, I know it`s frustrating not having our star WR in camp but please stop with the unfounded criticism that`s largely based on envy.

Let our top shelf GM handle it.

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Sarah B

July 31st, 2009
9:44 pm

Bad news I can’t make it tommorrow either have to work but I’m going Sunday. Come on CBrass if you can make it.

JJ

July 31st, 2009
9:49 pm

BT – If you really dislike the name, why did you pick it for your team name? Calm down BT- I never meant to offend your damn ass, have a stripe my friend and relax!

BT

July 31st, 2009
9:50 pm

OK, here are the facts.
http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/playersbyposition.aspx?pos=133
I am not saying to pay Roddy top 5 in the league WR pay but open that link and find Roddy`s name and come back and tell me that he don`t deserve an adjustment in pay.

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
9:51 pm

Sarah B,

You thinking about making the morning session on Sunday?

BT

July 31st, 2009
9:55 pm

JJ, I have never disrespected anyone here but I reserve the right to defend myself if, I feel I am being disrespected.
Please go check my team name again.
It is not what you think it is.

falcon21

July 31st, 2009
10:02 pm

Is anyone gonna show up tomorrow?

CBrass

July 31st, 2009
10:40 pm

Well guys and gals heading to bed. Have a good one!!

God Bless

Nookah

July 31st, 2009
10:42 pm

Greetings all Falcon Nation!!! It is indeed “Christmas Eve” and we’ll have all our Santas at FB tomorrow. Unfortunately I’ll not be there but I expect to get regular updates from you guys who are going.

D3, JJ, CBrass, Unca’ Bob sorry to hear you guys can’t make it. I guess you are all in the same boat as I am, only thing my boat is way up north.

So I have lost my bet. Roddy is a no show. Can’t say I’m surprised. I agree with you BT, most if not all players do it, it’s their negotiating ploy. CBrass, I’m with you, I wish they didn’t do it but that’s the nature of this business. I’ll join the consensus and say Roddy ain’t top 5, and not sure he will be either. I am not convinced he’s a heady player and his track record says that he has dropped some real telling catches. However, I still think we will get this contract done. TD knows how to do his thing, as I stated in a prior blog. I do know also he will not overpay.

As my favourite artist says……Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing is gonna be all right!!!…Robert Nesta……..

Sarah B, will you be there tomorrow? Since D3 won’t be there I’m depending on you to raise a toast to me…lol

GT Grad, your concerns are well placed. I too am a little worried about our CB’s because I am not sold on Houston. He appeared as if he got burned on some crucial plays last year. However, I use the word “appeared” as I did not break down the film. Sometimes the man who appears to get beat on TV is not necesarily the one who caused it. Someone else may have missed an assignment but I have seen enough that makes me a little concerned. After all we were 21st against the pass. We gave up 220 YPG (yards per game, excluding postseason) and 6.9 yards per completion. Not very encouraging. However, I have all trust in the Dynamic Duo (TD and Smitty) that they have put the right personnel in place to fill that gap. That position’s progress will be interesting to watch during TC.

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!

Nookah

July 31st, 2009
10:44 pm

Sarah B, I guess I missed your post. I was hoping you’d raise a glass to me!! Oh well!!!…lol

ToccoaBird

July 31st, 2009
10:52 pm

Isnt it great to have a coach we can all believe in. As far as roddy, if he comes to camp and shows he is over the dropsies they will give him what he deserves. Coach Van you have what you need now show why you are the D cordinator.
I really believe this is the year we win the south.