As if you didn’t need another sign Falcons football is right around the corner, the team announced mini camp dates this week.
It’s the NFL version of spring practice, only this group includes rookies and free agent additions.
It’s where a team starts to form.
By the time the Falcons take the field for the first time in 2010 on May 7 the post-draft discussion and criticism will have faded. The team will be a few days stronger from offseason conditioning. The rookies will, if they haven’t all ready, lost the butterflies from stepping into Flowery Branch HQ.
It’s the small, but very important step toward training camp and the 2010 season.
And you thought the draft was the only offseason event you could look forward to…
Should the Falcons go after Big John Henderson?, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
You knew this was going to come up as soon as the Jaguars released the defensive tackle. After all, he had some of the best years of his career when Mike Smith was his defensive coordinator. He also was the subject of one of the greatest web videos… Ever.
Falcons made Browns’ choice on QB, ESPN.com
These are the stories I love reading after the draft.
Chris Dunn’s Falcons draft recap, Fayette Co. News
Another recap of the Falcons moves in the 2010 selection process. As good a time as any for one of these…
More than 1,000 attend funeral for former K-State QB, Kansas City Star
A tragedy for the newest member of the Falcons family. The Meiers are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sean Weatherspoon take lessons from Hurricane Rita, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The major events — and adversities — in life form who we are.
Whether it’s big plays or a big voice, Sean Weatherspoon brings it to Atlanta Falcons, Examiner.com
Weatherspoon is certainly a character: A vocal presence Falcons players and fans can enjoy for years to come.
Grading Falcons’ draft picks, from Roddy (A) to Jimmy (ugh), Atlanta Journal-Constitution
You can’t appreciate the present until you’ve seen where you’ve you been. Keep in mind every team in the league has bad draft classes.
Atlanta Falcons fans united in approval of Sean Weatherspoon selection in 2010 NFL Draft, Examiner.com
The Falcons certainly kept an eye on Weatherspoon for a while. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team started looking at his resume in 2008 when there were rumors he’d come out as a junior.