You might think you’re smarter than Thomas Dimitroff, but you’re probably wrong. TD the GM is so sharp his name ought to be … well, Darren Sharper. But enough football wordplay.
The Falcons — and 31 other teams — have free agency and a draft upcoming. (They might also have a lockout, but that’s another story for another day. And I continue to believe any lockout won’t amount to much.) The misdoings of Saturday night indicate the Falcons have deeper needs than you’d figure a 13-3 team would. So: Here’s your chance to be Dimitty for a day.
Tell the world what position most needs punching up posthaste. You can attach names to this if you want – yesterday I mentioned Justin Houston, the Georgia pass rusher, and Malcom Floyd, the San Diego receiver – as possible targets for the draft and free agency, respectively, but that’s just me. And I’m not nearly as smart as Dimitroff. (Or anybody in the whole wide world, for that matter.)
I’m thinking the Falcons’ greatest areas of concern are, in descending order: A better pass rush; a fast receiver; a change-of-pace back — this assumes Jerious Norwood will never contribute — and then everything else. You might well see it differently. You might well be correct. And here’s your chance. Have at it.
By Mark Bradley