At the time, if you can recall, you could tell the Falcons were locked in to getting Price. When negotiations started to sour, the team attempted to use Lavaranues Coles as leverage to get Price. A few people that were around that far back may recall that I wanted Coles over Price. I thought he had proven himself to be a #1 receiver in NY and Price had not. Plus, the team would have had an easier time to get Coles because there wouldn't have to have been any negotiation with the Jets (although similarly we still would have to have given up a #1).
At the time, I was weary of Price, but I understood the team's need for a top-flight receiver, and aware of the risk, I think it was one the team was not stupid for taking, but ultimately it didn't work out.
You can point fingers all you want about why it didn't work out, but I think it was a calculated risk worth taking (like drafting Will Overstreet), and often times they don't work out, sometimes they do. In hindsight it's easy to say the team shouldn't have done that, but I think had I been in the same situation as BLank/Reeves, I would have went after Price as well.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.