How Will You Bust the No-Falcons Blues?

The Dark Clouds of No-Falcons-Football Have Arrived

 The weather is getting warm, kids are getting out of school, the grill is getting fired up, the pools are opening, and vacations are on the horizon. Best time of the year, right? Well, not if you’re an Atlanta Falcons and Football addict. The driest time for Atlanta Falcons and Football has arrived. The summer is a wonderful time for family and fun, but it’s a tough period for us fans obsessed with all things Atlanta Falcons football. There are OTA’s (organized team activities), but those are really just glorified off-season conditioning sessions and attendance roll calls on who is and who isn’t there. Yep, its quite the contradiction since the summer should the most fun times, but is the hardest for us Falcons fanatics. So to help our fellow Bird Cage members through this painful time, we’d thought we offer some fun things (or at least distractions) until training camp rolls around in late July:

Catch an Atlanta Braves Game

The Braves got off to a sluggish start, but have put together a nice little run in April, winning 10 of their last 15 games and seemed to have figured some things out with their new lineup. The Braves are themselves fun to watch, but heading to The Ted (Turner Field) is a very awesome experience. Grab your sons, daughters, granddaughters, grandsons, nieces, or nephews and head to the ballpark. Although most of the games are at night, pretty much all home Sunday games are afternoon games. Turner Field is a great place for kids with their Cartoon Network area filled with games and activities. Snag some peanuts, a Coke, Southwestern Dog, or favorite snack and go enjoy a great American summer pastime. The Braves have tons of deals available, several extras such as Friday Fireworks, and a lot of good opponents coming to town. If you’re outside Atlanta and Georgia, then head to your favorite local ballpark, whether it be a major or minor league team.

AtlantaBraves.com

Braves Ticket Deals

2010 Braves Schedule

NBA Playoffs and a Huge Free Agent Summer

Yes, our Atlanta Hawks crashed and burned in the second round, but this NBA playoffs still has plenty of star power and storylines remaining. The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics are matched up in the East and LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns are matched up in the West. The Kevin Garnett-Dwight Howard battle should be epic and can the Suns upset the mighty Lakers and finally get a well-deserved crown? Do the underdogs have a shot or will it be the two powerhouses and one of the greatest legacies of all time with the Celtics-Lakers? Add to that the fact that some of the biggest names in the NBA, including “Don’t Care if Fans Show Up” Joe Johnson, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh to name just a few, could very likely be moving elsewhere. The Hawks are also in the market for a new coach as well.

2010 NBA Playoff Schedule – Scroll At Top

The US Open @ Pebble Beach

Coming off one of the highest watched and most dramatic Masters in recent history, the US Open looks to be another tourney in the classic setting of Pebble Beach. Even though golf may not be the easiest game to watch, it plays perfectly in the summer with the laid back, slower pace. Can Phil Mickelson make a run at second straight major? Can Tiger Woods continue a comeback from his shameful actions? Click on the US Open, fire up the grill, and fix your favorite beverage for some great golf action and surely intriguing storylines. June 17th – June 20th.

US Open Website

The 2010 World Cup

The great world event has returned this summer. Even though you may not follow soccer all that much, do yourself a major favor and tune into this excellent sporting event. Just think if we had the Super Bowl every 4 years? The excitement is palpable and its really cool to see countries matched up against each other in the fiercest of competitions. You want to talk about fanatics, then tune into the World Cup and you will see the craziest and wildest of fans take part the world’s favorite event (yes, including the Olympics). The United States is of course in the tourney and may very well be due for a good tournament. They usually alternate a good tournament (1994 Round of 16, 2002 quarterfinals) with a bad one, wilting under high expectations (1998 quick knockout, 2006 pitiful showing). Looks as though this US Team is talented, fields an easy group, and has very little expectations. They came very close to winning the CONCACAF against powerhouse Brazil last year and actually won the cup in 2007. Keep an eye on forward Brian Ching, midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, and defender Jonathan Spector. If nothing else, you must tune in to see the match of The Cup: The Patriots (USA) vs. The Tories (England) on June 11th.

Complete 2010 World Cup Schedule: TV Schedule and Printable Schedule

US Men’s National Team Roster

2010 Tour de France

Before you cringe at the idea, the fact that Lance Armstrong will make another attempt to claim another yellow jersey should give you pause on not giving it a try. Its not the most fun and lively sport to watch on TV at times, but it can be fun to watch during the mountain stages when Armstrong is at his best. Even though he appeared to lose a step and finished 3rd last year, it was his first year back in professional racing since his retirement and he looks to have a very strong team on the newly formed RadioShack team and he’s matched up again with the coach/manager that led him to all those magnificent yellow jerseys, a record 7 titles which has never been done before and likely will never be surpassed. It comes at a perfect time when a dead zone for sports hits and leads right into training camp. If you have DVR, try recording it and you can fast-forward at will.

2010 Tour de France

Fire Up the Grill

Summer’s the perfect time to try out all those recipes you’ve been wanting to attempt, but didn’t really have the time during the normal seasons. Nab your favorite burger, steaks, ribs, or chicken recipes and head outside for the great American tradition. Summer is synonymous with barbecue, family gatherings, and good times. Looking for some great recipes? Head over to FoodNetwork.com where they have anything and everything right at your disposal. They also have a really neat thing called a “Recipe Box” where you can save any favorite recipes in your own file. Suggest checking out the Grill Master Bobby Flay. Try some of his favorite burgers including the Dallas Burger, Cheyenne Burger, Nacho Burger, and Green Chile Burger.

FoodNetwork.com

Games, Games, and More Games

Summer is the perfect time to try some new games or break out some of your old favorites. Whether is be Monopoly, Risk, or Spades, the summer season is great time to get friends together and party down with your favorite games. Head outside and set up a badminton or volleyball net, horseshoes, Cornhole (yes, it’s a really fun game involving bean bags and tossing), whiffle ball, or the favored football for a backyard pickup. If you haven’t tried Wii, in particular Rock Band, than find a friend and try it out.

Most of all, enjoy the summer season with friends, family, and gatherings that allow for a slower pace and enjoying the last rest before football commences again.

Oh yeah, and we almost forgot…………..Make Sure to Stay in The Bird Cage for new topics, write-ups, and as always, great discussions from the best Falcons fans in existence. Just because we’re hitting the No-Falcons-Football Dead Zone, don’t think that The Bird Cage won’t still be rocking. We’ll return to normal programming with the next post and here’s a Falcons question to ponder until then…….

What position are you the most concerned about this year and where do the Falcons lack the most depth?

 

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The Experts Weigh In

-How will you bust the No-Falcons Football Blues?

-Interested at all in any of the above?

-What did we leave out?

-Any have big summer plans?

-Do you need an absence of the Falcons and Football to truly appreciate them?

64 comments Add your comment

FalconTransplant

May 16th, 2010
9:53 pm

First
I’m the most BORED
LOL

FalconTransplant

May 16th, 2010
9:53 pm

WOW I need some FOOTBALL

John Kinnaird

May 16th, 2010
10:00 pm

I am pretty stoked about the world cup. It will occupy a month of this otherwise dry summer, and then its nearly August and time for pre season. I think the USA team can win its division and move on to the finals this year. If you other football guys really pay attention to a few of the world cup soccer games you can learn to not only appreciate the athleticism on the pitch but you might actually enjoy the game. My two favorite sports are both football.

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D3

May 16th, 2010
10:05 pm

FalconTransplant — Great points. Its like the ultimate paradox where summer is such a fun time, but there absolutely is no football to delve into: no season, no camps, no player news, no draft, no nothing. Usually start researching for fantasy football in late July to start getting primed for the Big Football Season. I’ve tried to learn to enjoy the seasons as much as possible and have gotten into things I never thought I’d like, such as the Tour de France and US Open. Throw in a few projects around the house and some great grilling, and Training Camp will be here before you know it.

Resign or Resign?

May 16th, 2010
10:11 pm

I think the secondary will be fine; their improvement was evident at the end of the year and the addition of Dunta Robinson and return of Briam Williams will make it even better. Interested to see how Moore and Jerry return from injury and how Weatherspoon performs. I see the rest of the draft as adding quality depth; but I really don’t see anyone else in the draft making a significant impact this year (except PERHAPS Meier and Peters). The Falcons are a good team with a good coaching staff and good management. They should win 12-14 games this year.

Resign or Resign?

May 16th, 2010
10:13 pm

Hopefully the Braves will provide some distraction from the football blues this summer. Loved the game today!!

D3

May 16th, 2010
10:18 pm

John Kinnaird — ABSOLUTELY! The World Cup is one of my absolute favorite sporting events that exists. Got into it back in high school and really found a big passion for it. Its completely awesome having soccer on 24/7 and seeing all the superb matches. I was really disappointed in the US’s performance in 2006. They looked pretty awful in every match except Italy, which they should have won. I will have to familiarize myself with the US Men’s roster getting ready for the event of the year. US should absolutely advance from the group. USA-England…..could we ask for anything more?

Weakest Position — Concerning the question regarding our “potential” biggest weakness, I’ll have to go with either DE, SS, OL, or WR. What a huge copout, but I really don’t think we have any huge weaknesses, just a few question marks.

DE — The great unknown of course. Abraham could bounce back after a fairly subpar year. Biermann could blow up Patrick Kerney style. Sidbury Jr could turn the corner and be a force. All of this will likely develop into something positive, but we just don’t know yet. Was Abe’s lower production a function lack of help on DL, or was it his own dropoff? Was Biermann’s production a sign of things to come, or was it against weaker opponents (2 sacks in Miami game, etc)? Is Sidbury Jr on track for a breakout year, or is he just still raw athleticism? Tons of potential, but also some question marks as well.

Other positions in a little while……….

Sportaree

May 16th, 2010
10:40 pm

I think the positions that lack the most depth are:

#1 QB
#2 RB
#3 TE

Reid Adair

May 16th, 2010
10:48 pm

I have been incredibly disappointed with the personnel moves by the Braves’ Frank Wren, not to mention his lies.

That being said, I hope they will be something exciting to get through until training camp starts.

D3

May 16th, 2010
10:51 pm

Sportaree — On the thinnest depth, I agree on TE for sure, and I’ll agree on RB after this year because most likely this is the last year to keep both Snelling and Norwood. Hard to believe that we’ll be able to hang on to both after this year. Yet another huge reason we need to develop another back, be it Antoine Smith or Dmitri Nance. Just like WR, we gotta develop some young talent at RB so we won’t be forced to go with the Marty Booker and Aaron Steckers of the world. I feel pretty good about QB. I guess my thing is that if any team goes with a backup, they’re depth is really low. I like Redman good enough, but I agree we need something for the future. JPW was a winner at Alabama and is good game manager. I think DJ Shockley’s career with the Falcons finally comes to an end this year.

Have a great night Cage and best wishes on another new week. See you on the flipside…………..

Philly Canton

May 16th, 2010
11:45 pm

The Falcons do have the first incarnation of the Rookie Camp coming up very soon. Hope we get some details about what is going down there! I think we have a nice group of UDFAs to work in this year along with our draftees. Could be a lot of changes on the bottom end of the roster.

Certainly looking forward to the World Cup. I think we can get out of our group and into the knock out rounds. Be funny to see how playing in winter weather affects everyone.
Just a FYI for those who may not know. CONCACAF is the name of our confederation. We qualify from this in order to play in the World Cup final (this incarnation is South Africa 2010). The US beat #1 ranked Spain and came close against Brazil in the ‘Confederation’s Cup’ last year. Confed Cup pits the winners of all the other confederations (Spain, UEFA; Brazil, CONMEBOL as well as Asia, Africa, and the WC host) against each other. We qualified by winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007. Sorry probably TMI for a Falcon’s blog.

geno

May 17th, 2010
12:26 am

“FOOTBALL” is cake. Let us eat cake!!! GO FALCONS!!!

Box

May 17th, 2010
1:29 am

Annual Trek to St. George Island the week of Memeorial Day week.

chris taylor

May 17th, 2010
7:35 am

I record all games on DVR, I watch the whole season over again. I’ve realized as much as I am into the x’s & o’s of football I miss so many things from the first viewing of games simply because of the emotion involved in them. As a fan I live & die on every single play. I am able to catch the little things like a players route not being crisp enough or an o-lineman being abused on passing downs. I call it a “Coach’s View” if you will. Not only do I get to see the simply beautiful things [ATL vs. 49ers] but I get to see where things fell apart [ATL vs. Eagles]. The second watching of the games helps to recognize our teams weakness’ more clearly that way I can have an informed opinion to blog about instead of just being a cheerleader, Go Falcons!

chris taylor

May 17th, 2010
7:45 am

Also, on an off topic point, my work has slowed tremendously so anyone looking for a Roofer……I am licensed and specialize in insurance claims and get 99% of homeowners approved with $0 out of pocket, and your ins. can’t go up because you make a claim. Also do repairs & free estimates. So….help me to help the Falcons…….by allowing me to buy tickets……LOL….that was a shameful plug….later Cagers and I wish a speedy offseason to everyone.

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
8:15 am

Just wanted to wish our boy Matty Ice a happy 25th birthday.

John Waynesworld

May 17th, 2010
9:13 am

Oh, to have the world by the shorties, right CBrass? If someone had given me 60 million when I was 23 I’d be dead right now (or a world famous poker player). Yea, I would be in Monte Carlo looking like Chris Ferguson with my black Akubra hat and duster. The life of legends.

blord

May 17th, 2010
9:13 am

I will fire up the grill I guess. Hawks are out of the playoffs and the Braves frustrate me. I have no desire to watch the World Cup. I will just keep checking in here to see if someone can post something worth reading. Keep the post coming D3 because you and the cage will have to get me through.

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
9:27 am

D3,

As always great job. Love how you touched on the different sporting activities. I most definitely plan to catch as much as the world cup as I can. My opinion on soccer changed once I played it my senior year in high school. I’m sad that Charlie Davies will not be playing with the US team. We sure will miss his speed out there.

As far as our weakest position(as far as depth) I would say…TE. Simply because after TG we have not catching threat. However, I think that will changed if Peek makes the team. I know that they were only in shirts and helmets last week but simply put we can’t let this guy get away. SW was breaking it down to me on some things we could do with two TE sets and I have to say he could really give some defense hell(that is if Mad Mike get his act together).

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
9:29 am

JWW,

It’s early so I didn’t get that joke…LOL

LRD

May 17th, 2010
9:48 am

Reels are oiled, lines cleaned, flies tied, new kayak and ready to do some more fishing….been decent fishing year so far… but need to get out some more.

Going to first braves game of the year tonight with my little man.. his first ATL Braves…went to Gwinnett last year, which is an awesome facility for the family!… plus I kinda really enjoy minor league sometimes more than pro.. guess growing up with 2 minor league teams withing 15-20 min did it.

So this non football time… take a kid fishing… gets em hooked on the outdoors for life

John Waynesworld

May 17th, 2010
9:48 am

That’s ok, CB. Nice of you to wish MR a happy one.

D3, yes we are headed for “Dark Territory”, however there won’t be any black outs or dead spots because we are all here! Hopefully the Braves will carry us into the fall, as well as the other topical sports you mentioned above, and the everyday jumping jacks of life always takes up alot of time.

I have been enjoying watching hockey teams play in the Stanley Cup playoffs and that alone will take me into June. I just can’t get up for the NBA anymore, with all the new strategies of faking being hit and falling in a heap on the floor to initiate an offensive foul, ala Big Baby yesterday. It is beginning to remind me of why I can’t get into soccer. Sorry D3 and others, but the biggest weenies in sports are soccer players, with a FEW exceptions, like Messi and Kaka (sounds disgusting). The faking that goes on in that sport is legendary and even blatant dives go unpenalized:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioyt2zzm530&feature=related

It just makes me want to puke. Grown men.

LRD

May 17th, 2010
10:03 am

JWW: Hockey.. normally I see a game or 2, but this Playoff this year has been really good. Watching practically every night right now. I am actually rooting for Montreal since they took out the Caps and the Penguins.. even though last night was..well..ugly to say the least

John Waynesworld

May 17th, 2010
10:45 am

LRD, U-G-L-Y. Yea, I gotta root for the Habs (?) because of the Philly thing. Go figure, I gotta go out of the country instead of rooting for a team from Philadelphia. Next to football and boxing, hockey is the mama of violent sports. There are some fiesty folks playing hockey in the NHL. IMO, if you had to pick one major sport to choose a bodyguard from, it would have to be a NHL player. Anybody who can fist fight while on ice skates is a seriously good athlete. I would have to pick Zdeno Chara, because nobody in the NHL even wants to pick a fight with him, and when he does get paired up with someone in a free-for-all, Chara just wags his finger at him, like, “NO, no, no! You don’t want me.”

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
12:16 pm

Delbert D.

May 17th, 2010
1:33 pm

I’m going to India to live in the jungle to be threatened by tigers and chased by rogue elephants so as not to be miserable from lack of football.

LRD

May 17th, 2010
2:05 pm

Cbrass: Thanks for article. Kinda runs counter to the Peter King rankings that were put out today…. Granted this is all mere speculation from all at this point of the year.

I am curious though what everyone in the Cages predictions for the season will be.

D3: A pre-season prediction contest in the cage? Submissions to be made before the first pre-season game?

JJ

May 17th, 2010
2:12 pm

-grilling, -FFL, – racquetball, -FFL, – golf, – FFL, -frisbee golf, -FFL, – Braves, – FFL!!!

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
2:20 pm

LRD,

I just read that and let’s just say Mr. King slipped and hit his head on his key board. No way we are ranked that low and the Panthers are ranked in the top 10! Here’s the none sense for anyone who wants to read it.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/05/16/ranking/index.html?eref=sihp

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
2:23 pm

JJ,

FFL blows…ROFL

John Waynesworld

May 17th, 2010
2:55 pm

Agreed, CBrass. I would have to get paid, lol. Besides I would hate to have to depend on a Falcon’s divisional opponent’s “success” just to win in my league. I imagine I would shoot myself in the foot all the time by NOT picking a player from the NFC South simply because I don’t want them to do well.

Did you do it last time CBrass?

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
3:06 pm

JWW,

No I didn’t. I know right off hand that I would lost interest after one week. I’m sorry but it’s pointless. You’re right if there was money I may give it a thought.

D3

May 17th, 2010
3:34 pm

Great Mon(dane) Cage! — Hope you all didn’t mind me taking a break from normal programming to do this “light” post. Something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I love the World Cup and have grown to really enjoy the Tour de France, even as much as many of you will scoff. Its helped me enjoy not just the summer more, but also realize how much I love FALCONS and FOOTBALL and really appreciate it when its here.

Philly Canton, geno, Delbert D. — Glad to have you in The Cage. The US should definitely win out of their group, but I was so disappointed in 2006 after expecting a much better showing. We’ll have to see. I like the way they play in that they should have won the CONCACAF Cup. total collapse in the second half.

blord, chris taylor, LRD, JWW, CBrass, Box, & JJ — Great convo’s from our regular crew.

D3

May 17th, 2010
3:56 pm

No-Tech Night — No tech night tonight, but will be checking in on the convo’s. To spur you along through the evening, here’s a few questions to ponder……..

1) — Was Erik Coleman’s drop in productivity a function of him moving positions, or just a general fall by his own playing?

2) — What will you do if William Moore or Peria Jerry miss any more time than expected? Are they officially busts in your opinion, or just some bad luck?

3) — Will you be upset if the Falcons don’t take one of the UDFA’s on their active roster? Does Brian Finneran have a legit chance at the roster? Should the Falcons go veteran or youth at WR?

4) — Do you agree with Peter King (the same guy that had us taking another safety in the 1st rd) that the Falcons expectations for 12 or 13 games might be a bit too high?

5) — Should the Falcons carry two vet kickers like Bryant and Hauscka, or should they go with youth at kicker (Lindholm) as well?

Sarah B

May 17th, 2010
4:27 pm

Matt Ryan will be on DAVE FM at 5:15.

Sarah B

May 17th, 2010
4:28 pm

Oh I forgot – that’s 92.9

Sportaree

May 17th, 2010
5:59 pm

Has anyone heard from S.W.?

JJ

May 17th, 2010
6:57 pm

CBrass, that was for you. lol

Sgt. Pepper

May 17th, 2010
8:31 pm

Wanna bust the summertime blues?

Check out this awesome Falcons video on youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCbog0tVScQ

CBrass

May 17th, 2010
8:36 pm

JJ,

Your guess is as good as mine.

JJ

May 17th, 2010
8:53 pm

SP,

Tks that was good!

thunderbull56

May 17th, 2010
11:32 pm

Own goal.Braves,Bobby Cox,Chipper Jones,Own Goal! Nyuck.TDF,NBA,NHL,PGA,OWN GOAL.Konk my own head with a beer bottle.DOL’s AJC drivel, OWN GOAL.NYUCK!

Wabe

May 17th, 2010
11:52 pm

“4) — Do you agree with Peter King (the same guy that had us taking another safety in the 1st rd) that the Falcons expectations for 12 or 13 games might be a bit too high?”

This guy just comes off as a hater. As mentioned by many already, how can you possibly justify having Carolina as a bigger threat to N.O. in the NFC South over the team that finished a game better than them last season? Even with all of the injuries we suffered, with the schedule we played, with the number of vets we replaced for younger guys – we still managed to finish 2nd in the NFC South at 9-7…

Also take into account all of the moves the Falcons have made this offseason, starting by addressing their biggest need, CB. The Falcons secondary was atrocious for the most part last season. The CB position seemed to stabalize a bit after the Grimes/Owens combo got on the field. But still, it was obvious this was an area that needed to be concerned. The Falcons went out and snagged the best CB on the market in Dunta Robinson – instant upgrade.

Weatherspoon – instant upgrade

Throw in the 2 additional boosts most of us have been looking forward to since they got injured with Peria and Moore.

You’re looking at a completely new-look defense.

Also take into account Julius Peppers departure from Carolina.

But, Peter King didn’t whisper a breath about this.

I can understand if some are tired of “waiting” for the Falcons to take the next step. I personally find this a bit laughable, because this franchise is only 2-3 years removed from the debacle that had this franchise under a rock. But, still, this is at the least understandable. Lets say King is tired of “waiting” for the Falcons. How long have we been waiting for Carolina to be that Superbowl representative?

What I can’t understand though is what this guy said to justify why the Falcons are a middle-of-the-road team.

“Matt Ryan will have to have a Drew Brees-like year, and not too many QB’s have those.”

Ok, so MATT MOORE is closer to having this type of season than up-and-coming QB Matt Ryan?

It’s just laughable. I don’t read too much into pre-season power-rankings, but it’s really hard to take this guy seriously. It’s almost as if he just threw something together to beat a deadline. Not much thought into it. It’s obvious he’s not too hot about what ATL’s doing this year, and that’s ok, but at least present some logical explanations to justify your arguments. This guy just seems like a walking contradiction.

Sarah B

May 18th, 2010
12:18 am

Wabe – that hacked me off too. How could he move the stupid Panthers ahead of us? Thankfully, he is usually wrong.

CBrass

May 18th, 2010
10:57 am

Wabe,

Well said. After going back and reading the article it does seem rushed.

Here’s something I found on the rookie mini-camp.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2010-05-17/atlantas-weatherspoon-missing-vets-mini-camp

John Waynesworld

May 18th, 2010
12:49 pm

D3, thanks for the morsels.

1) Not sure what happened to Coleman, whether it was the new position or whether it was the fact that he was the only adult in the pool and felt compelled to do too much with all the young guys playing. I personally don’t recall hearing his name much (in a bad way) but with the overall defense being in the NFL cellar, I am sure he contributed his share to the disappointing team stats. That is not to say he needs to be gone. He may play alot better this year with more pieces around him and a general group familiarity with the defense.

2) I am hoping for the best and expecting the worst when it comes to Jerry and Moore. If ONE of them plays the whole year I will be thrilled.

3) Good question, D3. Last year I was a little disappointed that we didn’t hold onto WRs Aaron Kelly or Darren Mougey at least for a while, and I was very disappointed with the journeymen we had to bring in later. I like Finneran alot for his first down and red zone catches, but he needs to stay vertical the entire year, and be productive, or his days are numbered. Without a doubt we need to give these new guys a good hard look and give them some more preseason reps.

4) Peter King has a patent on the smell that comes from old locker room socks. He also picked the Saints as the 24th best team last year. ‘Nuf said about him.

5) We need to keep a veteran kicker on the team for the very reason of what happened to us three years ago under the questionable leadership of Bobby “D.O.A.” Petrino. We had a young, unproven, big-legged kicker named Matt Prater given the job over a proven veteran, Billy Cundiff and he proceeded to lose 2 games very quickly for us. We subsequently needed to flash hire the ageless Dane Morton Anderson to save our butts in that department. I definitely want to give Lindholm a chance, but he would have to be lights out accurate to bank on him at the start of a season. A veteran in that position has to be kept on the roster if for no other reason than to keep what’s left of my hair.

CBrass

May 18th, 2010
1:21 pm

JJ

May 18th, 2010
8:02 pm

Where are the cagers, the reg.? come on…TO a better topic???
This is the best blog of the falcons because of D3 and the bird cagers! I know its dead, slow time but come on cagers…WE ARE THE BIRD CAGE!!!

CBrass

May 18th, 2010
8:05 pm

JJ,

I’ve been thinking the exact same thing all day. Guess everyone is out doing there own thing.