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Falcons HOPEFUL Offseason


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Here is my hope for the Falcons in 2008:

Coach: Hire either Bill Cowher or Marty Schottenheimer. We need a proven established coach in the NFL that will provide discipline and command respect from the players. I know "Marty Ball" may not be a popular choice, but the guy is a winner everywhere he has been. Obviously, the first preference would be Bill Cowher though.

Trades: Trade DeAngelo Hall to the Cleveland Browns for Brady Quinn straight up. With the emergence of Derek Anderson, the Browns can afford to trade Quinn. I think a trade for DeAngelo would help them as well.

Another trade would be to trade Alge Crumpler to the Seattle Seahawks for a second round pick. Tim Ruskell seems to like having former Falcons in Seattle (i.e. Patrick Kerney, Boone Stutz, Jim Mora)

Cuts:

Joe Horn- no big loss here

Byron Leftwich- worthless clipboard holder

Warrick Dunn- great human being, but getting too old

Wayne Gandy- too old

Morten Anderson- no explanation needed

Lewis Sanders- Jason Webster #2

Brian Finneran- too injured

Joey Harrington- no room

FA Signings:

Alan Faneca OG- Pittsburgh

Asante Samuel CB- New England

Nat Dorsey OT- Cleveland

Bryant Johnson WR- Arizona

Resign:

Demorrio Williams

Michael Boley

Chauncey Davis

Tyson Clabo

Draft:

1st- Darren McFadden RB/Arkansas

2nd- Jeff Otah OT/Pittsburgh

2nd (f/Houston)- Gosder Cherilus OT/Boston College

2nd (f/Seattle)- Fred Davis TE/USC

3rd- Red Bryant DT/Texas A & M

3rd (comp. for Kerney)- Jonathon Goff ILB/Vanderbilt

4th- Chevis Jackson CB/LSU

5th- Marcus Griffin FS/Texas

6th- Art Carmody K/Louisville

6th- Brian Mattison DE/Iowa

7th- Paul Smith QB/ Tulane

2008 Depth Chart

QB- Quinn/Redman/Smith

RB- McFadden/Norwood/Snelling

FB- Mughelli/McIntyre

LT- Weiner/Otah/Ojinakka

LG- Blaylock/Batiste

C- McClure/Datish

RG- Faneca/Forney

RT- Cherilus/Clabo

TE- Blakely/Davis

WR- White/Robinson

WR- Johnson/Jenkins

DE- Abraham/Davis

NT- Bryant/Stanley/Anderson

UT- Coleman/Babineaux

DE- Anderson/Mattison

BLB- Boley/Wilkins

MLB- Brooking/Goff

WLB- Williams/Nicholas

CB- Samuel/Irons

CB- Houston/Jackson

FS- Williams/Griffin

SS- Milloy/Stone

PK- Carmody

P- Koenen

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