Lofton bolts for the Saints
Mar26

Lofton bolts for the Saints

On Saturday night, Curtis Lofton agreed to a five-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The following day Lofton had some interesting quotes in an article written by Mike Triplett of The Times-Picayune. Those quotes probably riled up many a Falcon fan that read them. But I have taken a different viewpoint. I don’t read Lofton’s statement(s) as ones meant to slight the Falcons or their fan base. Here are the key excerpts...

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Falcons add Tatupu
Mar10

Falcons add Tatupu

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons have reached an agreement with free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu, a player they worked out yesterday. Prior to joining the Falcons, Tatupu played six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2005-10) and made three Pro Bowls. Tatupu missed all of the 2011 season due to lingering knee issues from double arthroscopic surgery on both knees from January 2011. But apparently is healthy and ready to...

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Falcons work out Tatupu

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweets that the Falcons worked out free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu earlier today. Tatupu sat out all of the 2011 season due to injuries after being released by the Seattle Seahawks last summer after the lockout. Tatupu has been making rounds with workouts since the end of the season, including working out with the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints last month. Tatupu managed to play and start in all 16...

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Can the Falcons afford Super Mario?
Mar06

Can the Falcons afford Super Mario?

The more I think about it, the more it’s hard to imagine a good reason why the Falcons shouldn’t pursue Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams on the open market come next week. Williams is likely to be one of the most coveted free agents in recent memory. Teams are constantly looking for top pass rushers, and few would argue that Williams is not one of the best currently in the league. The Texans did not slap him...

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Falcons need to be wary of Lofton’s deal
Mar02

Falcons need to be wary of Lofton’s deal

The Falcons want to bring back Curtis Lofton, and that is the right decision. But the Falcons have to be careful that they do not overpay Lofton on the open market, because Lofton is not likely to be a core piece on their defense going forward. The reason for that is the league is increasingly become a passing-oriented league. The rule changes favor offenses, and particularly those that can sling the football. And the issue with...

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