My pasty white legs and I made it through the first two-a-day of mini camp without much of a sun burn.
That’s surprising considering the surface-of-the-sun like heat that found its way to Flowery Branch almost three months early.
Not sure what to say to the 163 people who looked at the picture of my legs on Twitter.
With that awkwardness out of the way…
Complete Mini Camp Coverage from AF.com
Photos, video recaps and more from the web team.
Minicamp: Norwood, Johnson held out of practice, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If this were training camp, players may work through some pain. But this is a time for precaution and taking mental reps. The season is still a ways off.
Sights and Sounds from minicamp, Day 1, Examiner.com
Heat was certainly one of the stories from Day One.
‘The Burner’ is back and in top shape, ESPN.com
This would be the other story from the first day of practice… Michael Turner showed flashes that resembled his Pro Bowl year of 2008.
Falcons begin 2010 minicamp, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
AJC photos from the first day of Falcons mini camp. Sunny days equal beautiful images.
Robinson glides through his first practice with the Falcons, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The veteran cornerback also took extra time after practice to work with rookie Dominique Franks. That’s the stuff that pays dividends in September.
Dunta Robinson Anxious for Challenge of Reviving Falcons’ Defense, NFL Fanhouse
So eager was Robinson, he went to morning meetings in his practice jersey.
2010 Atlanta Falcons rookies look to add depth, competition, Examiner.com
“The deeper that your roster gets, the more competition that you’re going to have,” Head Coach Mike Smith said. “To me, that’s a great thing, not only for the guys on our team, but for the coaching staff and the fans.”
‘Daddy Lion’ Peterson serving as mentor for Falcons’ ‘Baby’ LB Weatherspoon, The Canadian Press
Sean Weatherspoon’s nickname of “Baby Lion” makes Mike Peterson “Daddy Lion.”
Mike Smith demanding more from Falcons in year three, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pat Yasinskas made a great point in our chat Friday afternoon — “The Falcons are a middle-age team.”
Sean Weatherspoon makes a positive first impression with his Atlanta Falcons teammates, Examiner.com
“The young guy can run,” Peterson said. “I’m pretty sure he can hit.”
Atlanta Falcons begin 2010 minicamp with a simple approach, Examiner.com
Three points for the Falcons: Attitude, effort and technique.
The Falcons shift folks around on defense, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Notes on defense and the lack of Big 10 attention in Falcons drafts.
Early impressions of the Falcons, ESPN.com
Rookie receiver Kerry Meier caught Yasinskas eye in practice No. 1. He’s included in our brief, YouTube highlight package.