L Posted April 14, 2008 Share Posted April 14, 2008 I Think Redman will be fine intial our new Qb is ready. I like Ryan but im still not sold on him at the 3. Its a funny Article we are the team to mess with this year.Monday, Apr 14, 2008 12:52 pm EDTFalcons entertain the notion that Chris Redman might not suckBy MJDThe Atlanta Falcons have a three-day minicamp scheduled next week, and during that minicamp, they'll need to make a decision about what to do with the third overall draft pick.Matt Ryan, the highest-rated QB in the draft, will most likely be available. And the current Falcons depth chart at quarterback looks like this:1) Chris Redman2) Joey Harrington3) DJ ShockleyGiven that mess, it doesn't seem like taking Matt Ryan at three would be such a bad idea. On top of a young quarterback who projects to be pretty good, you also get a new face for the franchise, and someone who has never been accused of holding a dog's head underwater until it's dead.But clouding the decision is the late-season play of Chris Redman, who finished last season with four games that were not all-together horrible. In four of the last 5 games, Redman had a QB rating over 85.0, and threw 10 touchdowns against just five interceptions.Granted, you can't judge a guy on four games alone, especially when those four games came at the end of a season on a worthless team, when opposing defenses probably spent under 90 seconds considering how they might slow down Chris Redman. But a good game is still a good game, I guess.On the other hand, Redman will be 31 years old when the season starts, he didn't take an NFL snap in 2004, 2005, or 2006, and even spent some time with Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League. His rÃ©sumÃ© is not exactly sterling.The fact that the Falcons are even considering the possibility of going into the 2008 season with Chris Redman as a starter is a testament to just how putrid they are. They have so many holes to fill that they actually look at Redman and say, "Yeah, we've got bigger needs than quarterback." That's frightening.And it's even more frightening that they're probably right.Related: Atlanta Falcons, NFL Draft Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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