Will be back soon with a longer, more in-depth post, but wanted to get a new thread up so you can continue your Falcons and Football talk……..
Fortifies a great 3 WR rotation for next 3-4 years and will only get better by not playing under Mularkey
Upside should be realized under Nolan
Ultimate insurance in running game. Could move to fullback if Ovie is released. Only concern is worry about taking snaps away from Rodgers or speedy Smith.
No, he’s not Mario Williams, but he was the best available pass rusher after Mario. Yes, he’s 34, but he should also benefit from Nolan and have his career extended playing under Smith and become a pass-rushing specialist. Will truly give Falcons time to either see if Sidbury or Matthews can make the jump or draft a new DE in 1st or 2nd round next year. Finishing career as a Falcon and possible Ring of Honor is icing on the cake.
Well, again, man don’t really agree paying Grimes $10 million a year, but it gives the Falcons the best option availabe going forward. Maybe a CB desperate team will be willing to part with some draft picks for him. Can still work out a long term deal, or at least give another year to see if Dunta or Grimes is worth keeping.
Most understand it, especially with no draft picks, but many believe its time to draft and develop a QB rather than having an aging veteran backing him up. Above all, his play has severely dipped.
This seems kind of odd at this juncture of bringing back Abe, but maybe Nolan can get more out of him than our former college DC. Can shoulder heavy load of run stops and possibly get some looks @ OLB in 3-4 sets.
Really hope that Smith gets some real touches with his speed. Snelling coming back and evidently keeping Ovie @ $4 million a year (which is just shocking) may eat into his chances. Really would like his speed. Palmer our future #2 tight end. Officially takes over for Justin Peele’s old role while we draft TG’s replacement this year.
$7 millions kind of steep for an aging vet, but it makes too much sense. New tight end can work under him for a year and be ready to take over when he retires.
Great pickup and essentially booted Lofton out of the door and his, evidently, insane asking price. Why has arguably the best MLB on the market still not signed anywhere? Could it be he’s asking for $9 million a year? Obviously, low risk / high reward pickup and can compete / work with Dent @ MLB going forward. Could have immense rewards if he gets back healthy
Like the move, I really do. Even lower risk with high reward than Tatupu. However, if they are done at infusing talent at RG for the “Battle of the Decade,” I think that’s a failed strategy. Draft OG @ #55 (Zeitler, Washington, etc) and may the best man win.
News that we are FINALLY looking at LT candidates comes as very welcome and needed news. Marcus McNeill is scheduled to look at us. If we want him and likewise, we have to have an advantage because he gets to come back home with him being from right here in Metro Atlanta (from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, GA) and Auburn. Many are scared away from his injury, but again, if the deals right, we are in a good position with Svitek being capable to take over in a pinch.
Your thoughts on Falcons free agency so far…….