IMO Atlanta has 5 capable starting linebackers (Hartwell, Brooking, DeMo, Boley, Reese) and one very promising (although warning flags that scream Overstreet) talent in Beck. I can't say that Peterson is necessary. I think if we did actually get Peterson it would be the end of Brooking's days as a Falcon. Anymore Brooking has been hot & cold and started the season pretty icy after eventually heating up throught he middle of the season and then fading into the end of the season. I love Mr. Falcon but Peterson would be an upgrade.
That said I don't think Peterson comes to Atlanta.
In retrospect to Hartwell's bust/injury/whatever you want to classify it as.
I hope Hartwell works HARD during this upcoming offseason. He is such a good athlete, and I hate it when guy's work half ass in Training Camp...