A lot of these "connections" seem to assume that the Falcons are looking to make the move that "gets them over the hump" as if they are treating 2013 as a "let's get the band back together one more time, and give it one more go."
I haven't heard much out of Flowery Branch that suggests that is the case, but it'll be interesting. But the problem with that theory is that it probably means besides Turner, nobody else gets cut. Dunta stays, maybe Jerry goes, but nobody that is going to free up a bunch of space (Abe, Babs, etc.) so what money are the Falcons going to have to spend to get some of these guys?
And if that is the case, then it makes me starting buying into the theory that Arthur Blank sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. Perhaps maybe the folks in Flowery Branch know that they need to win a SB sooner rather than later so Arthur can lock down his stadium deal, so they are only thinking ahead to 2013 and slightly 2014, ignoring the rest when it comes to their job security/future outlook.
But I guess to have that belief, you also sort of have to believe also that thinking short-term is a bad idea. I personally don't like it because it means there's a few drops of desperation swirling in the pool, and that rarely leads to good results. But I won't be complaining too much if the Falcons find themselves hosting an NFC CHampionship game next year.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.