NFL Lawyers Run Amok
Jan30

NFL Lawyers Run Amok

I just don’t get what the NFL is doing with putting time restrictions on television stations showing highlights and interviews from games and not allowing the words “Super Bowl” or “Super Sunday” to be used in marketing.  It seems to me they are hurting their own product by limiting exposure in areas that might reach fringe or even non-fans.  I know they want to have control of their products and try to...

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Former Falcon Dronett dies

Ryan S. Clark of the Beaumont Enterprise reports that former Falcon defensive lineman Shane Dronett was found dead today in his home in Duluth, GA in Gwinnett County. Per the AJC, Gwinnett police responded to a 911 call regarding suicide at 7:30 am this morning. Dronett turned 38 just little over a week ago. He was a starting defensive tackle for the Falcons 1998 NFC Championship team. That was his best season in Atlanta, recording 34...

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Harrison interested in Atlanta

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is a possibility to land in Atlanta this off-season. Harrison is an unrestricted free agent this off-season. Per Caplan, a source close to Harrison indicates that two potential destinations for Harrison are the Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harrison lives in the Atlanta area, making teams in the NFC South attractive. Harrison only appeared in 6...

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Anderson could move to DT

Pro Football Weekly reports that it is very likely that Falcons defensive end Jamaal Anderson move inside to defensive tackle next year. Anderson has been a disappointment thus far in his short Falcon career at defensive end. He was drafted eighth overall in the 2007 NFL draft. As a rookie in 2007, he started all 16 games but did not record a single sack. This past year, he tallied 2 sacks and 27 tackles at left end. But his playing...

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Mularkey turns down Lions

Don Banks of SI.com reported that Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey turned down the Detroit Lions after they sought him to be interviewed for their vacant head coaching position a week ago. According to Banks’s source, Mularkey remains interested in becoming a head coach again, but did not deem the Lions as the right opportunity. Mularkey was formerly the head coach of the Buffalo Bills for two seasons (2004-05). He...

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Nothing to Robiskie rumors

Despite a report from Pro Football Talk.com about the potential that Falcons receivers coach Terry Robiskie is a candidate for the vacant Oakland Raiders head coaching position, a report by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee indicates there isn’t “anything to the speculation.” Pro Football Talk.com cites FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer as the source of its report. Per that report, Robiskie has already begun lining up a...

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Falcons promote Snead

The Falcons announced the promotion of Les Snead to Director of Player Personnel today. Per the Falcons release, Snead will work together with Asst. Director of Player Personnel Lionel Vital, who was hired last May, overseeing the player personnel department and working both in college and pro...

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Mularkey still a candidate in Detroit

Updating previous reports, Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey remains a potential candidate for the Detroit Lions head coaching position, but it is not yet known if he has actually sat down for an interview with the team according to the Detroit News. The Lions have already interviewed several candidates according to the report, but their process could be accelerated due to the impending hire by the Denver Broncos that could...

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McKay no longer Browns GM candidate

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Falcons team president Rich McKay is no longer a candidate for the Cleveland Browns open general manager position. This report confirms what Jay Glazer of FOX Sports had reported last week that McKay had rebuffed the Browns overtures, which had been disputed by the Plain Dealer indicating that McKay’s interview had only been postponed until after their playoff game against the Arizona...

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Turner is All-Pro

Running back Michael Turner was the only Falcon player to be named to the Associated Press’s annual All-Pro team. Turner came in second place among voting at the running back position, garner 40 votes behind Adrian Peterson’s 45 votes. Several other Falcons received votes however. John Abraham had 17 votes, coming in fourth place among defensive ends. Roddy White had four votes and was sixth in the voting at wide receiver....

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