Can Finneran Come Back Again?

Pay ‘em or Pack ‘em – BFinn Edition

Brian Finneran has long been a fan favorite for many Falcon fans throughout the years for his gritty play, excellent hustle, and usually good hands. A special teams ace, Finneran proved not only be a big and tall reliable receiver, but also willing to return punts or be the first one down on kickoff coverage. Finneran has fought back several times from seemingly devastating injuries to rejoin the Falcons roster each time, but therein lies the problem: his injury history and susceptibility to hitting the training table. Finneran has been a Falcon for the last nine years and has earned the Ironman award for continually battling back against knee injuries thought to be the final straw in a solid career as a Falcon. This one will likely be a tough one as fans will have to argue their hearts, with BFinn being a fan favorite, against their heads, #86 is 34 coming off several knee injuries. The question is: can the Falcons continue to bring Finneran back or should they finally get younger (and healthier) at the wide receiver position?

Finneran as a Falcon

Brian Finneran was a big possession receiver before that become the norm in the NFL. He came out of Villanova catching 96 receptions for over 1,300 yards and being awarded the Walter Payton Award. Finneran caught on for awhile in NFL Europe before finally getting on for good with the Falcons in 1999. Finneran has been on with the home team ever since, having his best year in 2002 with 56 receptions, 838 yards, 6 TDs, and starting 16 games. BFinn had pretty good years thereafter, but injuries started to pile up. 2006 and 2007 both saw Finneran’s seasons get cut short with two successive knee injuries. Many thought he would surely hang up his cleats after having two knee injuries in consecutive years. Came back to earn a place as the Falcons number 4 receiver, hauling in 21 catches for almost 200 yards and a touchdown. Earned a spot in the receiving corps again with stiff competition. 2009 season cut short once again with a PCL injury.

Pay ‘em – Fan Favorite Deserves Another Shot

Finneran may have had numerous injury issues throughout his career, but his work ethic, drive, and determination is unmatched. The Falcons wide receiver may not be extremely reliable, but he was a big, tall, and tough receiver before that became popular in the NFL. Finneran always displays a tenacity on the field and is the epitome of being a consistent third down receiver, catches everything thrown his way, and is a magnificent red-zone threat. He may not have the best speed in the world, but when comparing he and his hands with those of certain other big and tall receiver, its easy to see why Falcon fans have become enamored with him.

Harry Douglas’ injury was one of the biggest setbacks of the season, but many believed that Finneran would help ease that loss with his sure hands and solid route running. When Finneran went down with his injury, the receiving corps was extremely exposed outside of Roddy White and newly acquired TE Tony Gonzalez. Outside his sure hands and third down conversion capability, Finneran has shown a knack for being excellent on special teams and willing to do whatever it takes to help the team, whether its great coverage on the kickoff and punt teams, or picking up fair catches in dangerous spots. Granted, Finneran’s future may be limited, but the leadership, work ethic, and drive he adds to the locker room is invaluable. Due to his age and injury history, it wouldn’t have to be a big contract, but he deserves another chance to be on the roster and the Falcons are starved for consistent wide receivers.

Pack ‘em – Falcons Must Get Younger at WR

The Thomas Dimitroff era has issued a new change in the Falcons management style, and by correlation, fans ties to favorite players. Dimitroff showed his intent pretty fast when he quickly let go of then fan favorites Alge Crumpler and Warrick Dunn. The players may have been on the down side of their career, but many fans thought they should get one more chance in red and black. Some believed that maybe he was just putting his imprint on his new franchise, but when he axed several more fan favorites the next year, Keith Brooking and Lawyer Milloy, than the message was sent that who fans liked had no bearing on his desire for a team roster.

Time to Move On?

Finneran is one of the longest tenured Falcons and is one of the hardest working and determined players in the NFL, for coming back from two knee injuries if nothing else. But the reality is meeting the pavement this year: Finneran has been sidelined for knee problems in 3 out of the last 4 years. Add that to the fact that #86 is 34 years of age and you get the feeling that Finneran’s time as a Falcon might have finally come to an end. Once thought to be a position of extreme strength, the Birds receiving corps has become mediocre at best and a weakness at worst. Roddy White is awesome after making the Pro Bowl two years in a row. Harry Douglas will be coming back from an ACL injury, Michael Jenkins has done everything in his power not to take advantage of having Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez on the field at one time, Marty Booker was a hail mary that didn’t pan out, and Eric Weems has not proven to do much of anything as a wide receiver. Finneran should certainly get another shot at the roster, but the Falcons must finally address their issues at wide receiver. Possibly adding one through the draft and a number 3 or 4 wideout.

Is BFinn a part of the Falcons future? Or should the Birds encourage #86 to move up into the front office?

Quick Snap Draft Pick

Obviously we have a ton of time before the NFL Draft in April, but if given the opportunity to draft any of the following: who would it be right now? Sean Weatherspoon or Sergio Kindle @ OLB, Bryan Bulaga or Vladimir Ducasse @ OT, Carlos Dunlap or Brandon Graham @ DE, or Patrick Robinson or Perrish Cox @ CB? Only one that may not be available is Bulaga (according to Mel Kiper Jr., who has him going #17 to Steelers).

OK, So Maybe Not All Waddell’s Fault – But This Sucks!

After listening to several hardcore Thrasher fans, maybe its not all Waddell’s fault, but damn this really sucks to lose the face of the franchise.  He has been the GM of the Thrashers for all 10 years of existence and they have managed 4 playoff games in 10 years, with all 4 being dominant losses. Trading Hossa and Heatley MAY could have been understood, but trading one of the best players in the NHL and THE face of the franchise away is unconscionable. Hockey may be a tough sell in the South, but Atlantans have shown they will follow a winner, and everytime Waddell has had a chance at one, he destroys it. Well, Kovy evidently was offered a contract to become the highest paid NHL player out there, and he turned it down. Maybe Waddell got all he could get out of the deal, but the Thrashers have got to start getting into the playoffs and win some, because fans are growing impatient on always being in “rebuilding mode”. Here’s to hoping that this is not an omen for the future of the Thrasher franchise.

 

 

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311 comments Add your comment

JJ

February 4th, 2010
9:56 pm

Of course let him compete in training camp, but unless a miracle happens, thanks for all the hard work and accomplishments Brian!

Sarah B

February 4th, 2010
9:59 pm

I have loved Fin for years with his determination and heart, but I’m afraid he’s done. Major knee surguries are hard to come back from time & time again.

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:00 pm

CBrass

February 4th, 2010
10:02 pm

JJ,

As for the mud wrestling thing…no thank you…LOL What is it with guys and watching girls mud wrestle?

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:10 pm

CB, were guys, its in our DNA. Surely you know this.

Sarah B

February 4th, 2010
10:12 pm

CBrass – just their nature.

falcon21

February 4th, 2010
10:15 pm

I am not a hockey fan but I do keep up with our teams record through the AJC. If they are doing good then great, if they are doing bad then what ever. 1980 is as close as I will ever come to being a hockey fan. Bye Bye Finn, thanks for the memories. Bulaga is a long shot. Spoon or Kindle, I kinda like Kindle. Thanks again JJ for that link.

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:17 pm

j/k, I love the fact we have our 2 ladies in the cage and hope more will join. It’s our team in our city and trust in TD. (fingers/paws crossed).

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:18 pm

f21, no prob proud grandpa.

falcon21

February 4th, 2010
10:20 pm

Thank you JJ, I am proud bud.

D3

February 4th, 2010
10:30 pm

Have a great night Cagers and be safe as we roll into the weekend.

Good luck Sarah B. – Let us know how it turns out!

Sarah B

February 4th, 2010
10:35 pm

I plan to nail this interview D3! Thanks for the well wishes.

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:35 pm

f21, I know, congrats again buddy. I could tell last week(or week before) when you were holding her and blogging, truely a beautiful moment that all of your fellow cagers embraced in. It was a picturesque moment I pictured you holding your grandson/daughter. It really was a moment captured in time with you describing your new additions to the family. I could hold rocky and blog but it wouldnt be the same although hes my 12yrs (x7=84) boy.

JJ

February 4th, 2010
10:38 pm

SB, You will get it. You are the most qualified. Not cocky, but very self confident—good luck biotch, I know you’ll get it.

falcon21

February 4th, 2010
10:49 pm

Thanks again JJ, I hope to have my grandson and daughter at the Branch or Dome when I finally get to meet all you gals and guys. They are pretty small right now so it could be a few years.

CBrass

February 4th, 2010
10:52 pm

I also feel that Finn may be done as a Falcon. He’s 34 and this is his third knee surgery in 4 years…not a good sign. As always great job D3.

JJ/Sarah, I guess it something that I will never understand…LOL

CBrass

February 4th, 2010
10:53 pm

Sarah, good luck tomorrow on your interview. I know you’re going to knock it out!! Will say a prayer for you tonight.

Sarah B

February 4th, 2010
10:54 pm

Thanks CB!!! I need it!

falcon21

February 4th, 2010
10:58 pm

Sarah just be who you are, that is what everyone looks for.

CBrass

February 4th, 2010
11:03 pm

Sarah, you got this…I know you do!!!

Sarah B

February 4th, 2010
11:03 pm

I will F21 and thanks to you as well.

Box

February 4th, 2010
11:50 pm

Sarah B.
I know you’ll do great. And to give you and CBrass a chuckle before bed… We terrible males will concede Jello instead of mud.

Nookah

February 4th, 2010
11:58 pm

Greetings Cagers!!!

Finn is such a good guy but the amount of injuries must finally take it’s toll. I sure will miss him if he goes because he is obviously a good teammate and a true falcon.

I think we have to fill that roster spot and get younger. I’ll miss him though.

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!

ATLJBO

February 5th, 2010
12:36 am

I have an feeling that we are pulling the plug on the Finneran tenure … It sounds like Thomas Dimitroff will draft a young WR in the mid-rounds.

Sean Weatherspoon at LB
Brandon Graham at DE
Bruce Campbell at OT (I really like this guy)
Perrish Cox at CB

D3, Take a listen to this interview… J.Mike interviewed Draftcountdown.com Scott Wright

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/media_library/Audio/Interviews/2010/02/An_Interview_with_DraftCountdown_-_2-3-10.aspx

Box

February 5th, 2010
12:39 am

Finn may could be a ST player and 6th WR, but at a good price, otherwise, you’ve been a great team asset and thanks for being a true team player.

Ed

February 5th, 2010
1:25 am

Keep it coming D3…don’t know how you do it and stay married, but my hat is off to you sir.

Sean Weatherspoon or Sergio Kindle @ OLB, Bryan Bulaga or Vladimir Ducasse @ OT, Carlos Dunlap or Brandon Graham @ DE, or Patrick Robinson or Perrish Cox @ CB?
Spoon
Bulaga
Graham
Robinson

What do you think about the Dog’s recruiting class? Really hurts losing such a quality player to Tennessee when their coaching situation is in absolute turmoil. The quality of each player was very good, but in a couple of years missing out on some key players will show up in our lack of depth.

As far as the draft, I said it before, if a player such as Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller is available we must take him. We need more playmakers on offense as well as an OL upgrade. Bulaga would be a terrific pick.

Maxx

February 5th, 2010
4:16 am

I think that Finn is worthy of a roster spot because of his excellent Special Teams play alone, as long as he is healthy. I think we should take Witherspoon or Brandon Graham or Patrick Robinson. I believe they will all be studs in the NFL. If we don’t draft Patrick Robinson, we better sign a good Corner in Free Agency or draft one, because that is out obvious weakness on our team. Also, cut Houston and Jamaal Anderson, they are worthless busts.

Ed

February 5th, 2010
5:10 am

This from walterfootball.com

Atlanta Falcons: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri
Mike Peterson, 34 in June, started off the season pretty well at weakside linebacker, but predictably wore down the stretch.

The Falcons need help in their linebacking corps. Not only was Sean Weatherspoon the vocal leader of the North team in the Senior Bowl, he also made several outstanding plays during the game, pretty much cementing his first-round status. Weatherspoon is the type of leader Atlanta’s defense needs.

And Matt McGuire form walterfootball.com
Atlanta Falcons: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
I’m a big fan of playing around with the running backs in the first round of mocks because we always seem to put them with the obvious teams that need a running back instead of mixing it up. Spiller really fills a need for Atlanta as a backup running back. Jerious Norwood hasn’t panned out to be anything special as he just can’t seem to be a consistent playmaker on offense or stay healthy. Spiller brings this team the lightning to Michael Turner’s thunder. Watch out as the wild card pick in the first round

Unca' Bob

February 5th, 2010
7:01 am

Birdman

February 5th, 2010
7:53 am

Enter your comments here

darrell starks

February 5th, 2010
7:57 am

No finneran is done but he had and okay career.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!

LRD

February 5th, 2010
8:44 am

D3, very nice as always. I like the idea of moving him into the Front Office. He is well known, well liked, and involved in the community. Maybe he can buy in ie Dunn into the Franchise. How about that.. 2 former players putting thier money down on their own team. Talk about a vote of confidence in the leadership of this organization.
I would love to see us keep him on the roster, but we need youth, speed and a reliable #2 rcvr.

F21: Congrats! took my little monster to camp when he was 3. He loved it. And since you can get so close it was awesome. He is excited about going again this year.(plus it is free, which is sweeeet!) I used to go to Skins training camp in Carlisle PA. And since Grimm is up from the Hall I have to say The Hogs *Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm, May,Bostic) WERE that big. Shaking hands with Jacoby and Bostin, you realize how massive those guys were….and Jacoby had a face for football.

JJ

February 5th, 2010
9:28 am

Unca’Bob, tks for the link. 2 phrases from TD really stood out: 1) we will be very fiscally responsible and 2) NEED based during the draft. So no wilfork (sorry SW) and no peppers (tk god). Based on pass rushing as our #1 need of several, my bulaga pick may be off. Still think OL is our 2nd need, but it looks like the clouds are parting for SPOON in the 1st rd.

Great Falconi

February 5th, 2010
9:54 am

The Thrashers need new ownership and a new GM. Kovalchuk wasn’t worth paying that kind of money to. Not in this town, anyway. Regardless, Atlanta Spirit and Don Waddell have done a terrible job with that franchise. There is some young talent on the club, but the fans desperately need positive signs this season.

LRD

February 5th, 2010
10:57 am

Unc B and JJ: Yes the Fiscal Responsible line and also quote ” And I can tell you it won’t be as lopsided as it was last year when we only took one offensive player or the year before when we kind of focused on offense” …
my 2 cents that leads to speculation of 1st OutLB then OL and then to “fill some inconsistencies” meaning. WR….
and a big FA signing will be coming.

Box

February 5th, 2010
12:59 pm

Thanks UB. We may all be wrong, and a WR may be the FA signing. TD really seems to be counting on our key season ending injured to all be back this coming year.

Unca' Bob

February 5th, 2010
1:13 pm

Good morning Cage. I’m waiting for free angents to be selected, or not, before I commit to any position or player to be drafted. At this time it could make a hugh difference.

B Finn will be given the chance to come to camp this year but I’m not sure he can compete. Prior to the completion of camp, I look for him to retire this year. Like y’all, I expect us to bolster our O-Line and WR’s in our third and fourth rounds.

D3

February 5th, 2010
1:57 pm

Great Best D@mn Day of the Work Week Cagers! – Hope all of you guys and gals have had a good week and are ready and geared up for the 2009 NFL Season Grand Finale. Sure will be tough to see our NFC South rival in the Big Dance, but they certainly earned it.

BFinn – Finneran is definitely a fan favorite and is one of the most tenured Falcons on the roster, but it appears that his time as a Falcons might have finally come to end. However, if he comes back like he usually does, he could vie for the #5 WR spot and add depth to a weak receiving corps. Personally, I want the Falcons to add a WR through the draft (no later the one of our 4th round picks) and add a possible #3 or #4 receiver through free agency. Obviously, TD is not going to spend big bucks or part ways with draft picks to get somebody like Brandon Marshall, but a guy like Josh Reed from Buffalo is a UFA and would add good competition for a slot or #4 WR spot. If BFinn can fight off Weems for the #5 spot, I guess I could see it, but its time to DRAMATICALLY upgrade our WR corps, IMHO, and not sure keeping BFinn who’s extremely injury prone and is 34 is the way to do that.

JJ – Thanks for the advertisement, you should get royalties. Like how that one dude was like “pass on you and your blog”. Nice, very nice. Mud-wrestling, huh?

falcon21 – I like Kindle too, someone that has failed to receiver a ton of attention, but could possibly be an answer to our D-End and OLB issues. I’m with you……’Spoon or Kindle. Time to upgrade our LB corps. Tell you what, I’m ’bout sick to death of hearing about Da’rick. Like his quote about leaving (or being kicked out) of Darlington, “they wanted me to be a leader, and they weren’t used to having athletes of my caliber on campus.” How arrogant and narcissistic. How about one Will Muschamp (ALL-SEC) go through Darlington. Glad he took to Knox-Vegas with that attitude. Fishy-fishy-fishy up there in my former hometown of Calhoun.

Nookah – Agreed. I’d say let him come in and compete, but not sure how much gas (or health ) he has left. But he’s earned the chance to at least compete for a spot; but I agree with you that its time to bring in some young and new blood at WR.

ATLJBO – Thanks for that link. Draftcountdown.com is probably my favorite draft website.

Box – Yep, that’s likely the direction Finn’s going “thanks for all you’ve done, but its simply time to move on.

Ed – I think UGA’s draft class is really solid and lacked the big names (Pretty Boy, as he calls himself defected to Tenn), but has some really excellent players in there. I used to be really into recruiting, but if recruiting ranks equalled SEC and National Champs than we’d won several in the last 5-6 years. Just glad it looks like we’ve finally got a good (appears) D-Coordinator. Also, we have 10 starters coming back on Offense, so not many offensive HS players won’t to come and compete for a spot. Richt can start playing who deserves to play, regardless of age (ala Joe Cox) and that will help some.

Maxx – Good points. I’ll be surprised if we cut Anderson or Houston and probably will let them play out their contracts. Particularly Anderson since he adds depth to DTackle. I could see us picking up a #2 corner, but I’m kind of against drafting one with our first pick, at least at #19. If we traded down and added a 2nd rd pick than I’d be all for it. Like Ken Strickland said, if there’s anyway TD could package this years picks, current players, or even next years pick to get into the second round, that would be a perfect spot to draft a future CB, like Kyle Wilson or Perrish Cox.

ATLJBO

February 5th, 2010
2:20 pm

When i saw Spoon run stride for stride with Dexter McCluster in the SeniorBowl game… I was like …WOW…

I dont think we need an LB with our 1st round pick but this guy is an special LB….. The guy is great in coverage and as an blitzer (left college with 12 career sacks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M6YoWTvuBg

ATLJBO

February 5th, 2010
3:03 pm

D3

Why are you looking at it as we are drafting an #2 CB…. If we draft an CB with the 19th pick or in the 1st round (if we trade back)… I look at it as we are drafting an #1 CB….

Having to Bookend CB’s would allow us to blitz more….. I’m looking at guys like Cincy’s Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall & Dallas Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins,

Birdman

February 5th, 2010
3:19 pm

Great Topics D3

Finn is still in if he is healthy enough and can hold a position .

Great links guys ( UB , ALTJBO ) Thanks . Sure do like what I see in Weatherspoon . He would be a good grab for the Birds.

D3 on the last topic .I don’t think JP is worth the gamble for the money and his age . Also I have heard talks of a possible Strke in 2011 ,Something about salary caps ? I don,t really know . But if that be the case then it could have an effect on a lot this off season .

D3

February 5th, 2010
3:39 pm

ATLJBO – I meant a CB in the second round, not a #2 corner. Grimes and Owens played well enough to show me more potential than Peterson did going into age 34 and providing absolutely no pass rush. This is just my opinion, but OLB is much more of a need than CB is. We basically have no one outside of Lofton and Nicholas to provide any pass rush. Regardless of schemes, getting 4 total sacks from your linebacking corps is unacceptable. Granted, the cupboard isn’t stocked with great CB’s either, but there is no guarantee that any of these CBs outside of Haden would come in and do any better than Owens or Grimes. Houston may pan out at nickel, Chevis Jackson may get his form back, and Tye Hill at least deserves an off-season to get back to his rookie form since we traded a 7th rounder for him. Adding a CB in the 2nd (assuming TD could swing a deal) or through FA will do enough for this year, IMHO.

ATLJBO

February 5th, 2010
4:16 pm

D3

Man… You cant forget how Grimes was just benched for every single CB we have brought in

I like Grimes now tho but i feel like he would be better as an NB…. I feel like he improved… I still dont think he is an everyday starter…. If you listen to TD end of the season press conferences… you would hear TD and Coach Smith hint towards wanting a bigger CB (especially Coach Smith)

They are screaming consistency….

I would be perfectly OK with Weatherspoon… I feel like dude is a difference maker at LB…. I will say this tho…. It sound like TD and Coach Smith believe that Spencer Adkins can become an good LB in this league.

http://www.news-press.com/article/20100104/SPORTS/1040345/1010
[quote]
Falcons coach Mike Smith said he has noticed Adkins before and during his rookie season. Smith hopes to notice Adkins even more when approaching next season.

“He has the skill set to be a linebacker in this league, even though he had not played a lot at Miami,” Smith said. “We liked his measurables. We like his mental makeup. He’s had the opportunity to contribute on special teams this season.

“This offseason will be a big opportunity for him to become more familiar with our defense. When he gets more familiar with our defense, I think he’ll have some more opportunities to play. He’s shown a lot of progression. He’s a young player who has great size and runs extremely well.”[/quote]

I would be cool with Sean Weatherspoon tho….. We can go in either direction… CB,DE, or LB.

JJ

February 5th, 2010
5:36 pm

lol, from veljones68: ESPN falcon draft blog

@JJ I pass because you feel like your a mister know it all coming telling us to drop something like the Peppers rumor. If we have been linked to this multiple times why not consider the remote possibility? And I’ll pass on your blog because I entertain the message boards on the actual team website not a “journal” that this city calls a newspaper.

Nookah

February 5th, 2010
5:53 pm

Greetings Cagers!!!

Let me paint a number of scenarios. If “QuickSilver” Spoon (my nickname) is available at #19 and we assume like most mocks and or rankings he is a reach at #19. Brendon Graham is moving up the board but he is still at this moment rated by most mocks as a reach at #19. There are no CB’s after Haden worth 1st round consideration or cetainly not at #19.

Bear in mind we have no 2nd round pick (as of yet), our needs are IMHO, DE, LB, OL, CB and WR, not to speak of kicker but we’ll deal with that at a later date as I think we will address that in FA or allow Bryant to compete from a field of prospects. By the way those needs are not necessarily in any particular order.

If after considering all of the above do we take the BPA at #19 once they fit into any of those positions of need? Therefore if we assume that does it beg the question, could our Birds go offense at #19?

When you think of all the different scenarios that could play out, I’ll refer to Unca’ Bob’s earlier post and maybe wait until FA. However, if I do that it will take all the fun out of the banter.

When all is said and done, I’m all for “QuickSilver” Spoon, reach or no reach depending on your opinion. I really don’t think it will be a reach. Spoon not only fills a need for us but he adds speed, tackling and coverage skills to that LBacking core. He also adds some vital intangibles to this team, those of leadership, enthusiasm and energy. Someone recently referred to his speed when he stayed with McCluster. That you don’t teach. The guy is simply a football player and that is something that is often ignored when looking at a player. There tends to be too much focus on his measurables and ignoring the very important question….does the guy play footabll well, does he have a passion for the game? Don’t get me wrong those things are very important too. But the passion and the m,ental aspect translates to much more than a combine time or bench press and puts your team over the hump .

SW, I know you feeling me!!!! Spoon with the 19th or 20th pick (whichever one TD gets).

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!!

SeminoleWarrior

February 5th, 2010
6:35 pm

Hello My Cage Family…

I started the campaign last year and I am going to lead it until the card goes up to the podium on draft day. SEAN WEATHERSPOON is the BEST pick that the Falcons can make in this draft. We have plenty of space left on the ‘Spoon Express so you are more than welcome to join us for what will be a winning ride.

As far as my man Fin goes, I love the brother. He is a class act; got a couple of pics with him at training camps, he signed my little niece’s first autograph book (and introduced her to the love of her young life, Eric Weems), and played his position with grit. I hate to see him go but I do not see how the Birds bring him back. I wish him the best.
If he is at the mini-camp after the draft, I will will remind him that he began the process that cost me an ice cream and cake party. But it was some of the best money that I ever spent. Fin, you are the man!!

SeminoleWarrior

February 5th, 2010
6:44 pm

Drafting Weatherspoon is NOT a reach trust me!! I have been watching this dude for the last two years. If you can find me a better talent at the OLB position in this draft, a better complete package to play the critical WLB position for the Falcons, PLEASE let me know.

TD will do this…I can feel it!!

JJ

February 5th, 2010
6:52 pm

A fantastic all-around player, Missouri’s Sean Weatherspoon really is the total package. In addition to his impressive measurables and top-notch intangibles Weatherspoon is constantly around the action and just has a knack for making the big play.

SeminoleWarrior

February 5th, 2010
6:55 pm

Nookah, feeling you my brother. Just waiting to by my ‘Spoon jersey.

I wonder what a Nesta moment for “spoon would sound like….

SeminoleWarrior

February 5th, 2010
7:00 pm

JJ, are you and the Rock comfy on the ‘Spoon Express?