Falcons open to trading up (as usual) for the right guy
Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff wouldn’t mind moving up in the draft. But at this point, that’s kind of #asexpected.
The Falcons have moved up four times in his 10 years in charge, including the blockbuster Julio Jones deal in 2011, so it’s no surprise Dimitroff has declared himself open for business.
Game Kids Alexander Steen Jersey And with a need at defensive tackle (after Dontari Poe left in free agency for Carolina), the Falcons would have to have a specific target in mind to make a move up.
Forget 110 catches [in 2012], forget [the] Pro Bowl, forget all that stuff. When you tell the Witten story, I start with that one because I think he showed what he’s all about, Garrett said. What he’s been doing for a long time in this league, and a great example for the rest of our football team and, really, for the rest of humanity and the whole NFL. That’s how you do it. He’s really a tough guy, he’s an amazing guy and we’re lucky to have him.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Witten’s active streak of consecutive games played (235) ranks second to punter Shane Lechler (254), and his streak of games started (179) is second only to quarterback Philip Rivers (192).
Witten turns 36 on May 6. He and his wife, Michelle, have four young children. In 2012, he was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his work in the community. His foundation has provided assistance for families and women affected by domestic violence; Witten was raised in a family that was torn apart by domestic Authentic Derek Anderson Jersey violence.
I feel like these last three days, I’ve been coached more than I ever have because I have Coach Helfrich, Coach Ragone 鈥?who was here last year with me 鈥?Coach Nagy and then I come off when it’s not my reps and I talk to Tyler and I talk to Chase, Trubisky said, via ESPN.com. Just having a bunch of brilliant offensive minds around me, I’m just getting a lot of information. I’m trying to be a sponge, and it’s been a lot of fun working with those guys and learning as much as I can these last three days.
When Trubisky was coming into the league last year, much was made of the fact that he only made 13 starts during his time at the University of North Carolina. He had less offseason time with the Bears last year and wasn’t asked to do much in a stripped-down offense, so an offseason with an overdose of coaching might have be just the thing for the quarterback even without a whole new scheme in place.