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Aaron Kelly should make the team over Finneran

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Hey guys,

New to the board.

My brother, Darren Mougey, was signed as an UDFA and is trying to make the team as a WR.

Unless there are some injury issues you wouldn't think any of the UDFA's would unseat Finneran.

You would think they're competing for possibly that 5th spot or the practice squad.

I haven't heard anything on any boards about how my brother is doing, and it's killing me.

I admit, part of my reason for posting is to drum up some interest in Darren that might result in some posts about how he looks at camp.

Some things about Mougey:

He was a QB until 2 years ago, when he transfered to WR (due to team need and the fact that he was only a year behind starter Kevin O'Connel).

Had some injury issues throughout college that resulted in his being somewhat of an unknown.

He's faster then reported (mid 4.4 40's).

He's a solid 6'5 240.

With his measurables, he should be a prime candidate for special teams.

With his QB background, could be a nice fit for wildcat formations.

Also could fill in as an emergency backup QB which could allow the falcons to only carry Ryan and his backup on the 53, freeing up an extra spot for someone else.

Anyway, if any of you guys notice anything (good or bad) in camp or OTA's, mentioning it in a post would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Yeah, I'd prefer him over Weems and Godfrey. Forgot about him though and I'm sorry for that.

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every one is talking about Finn, Weems and Kelly. only 1 or 2 posters even mentioned Bergeron

There are 6 NEW receivers trying to break onto the roster.

Kelly

Bergeron

Mougey

C. Williams

K Jones

Godfrey

Why did the FO bring in so many WRs?? that makes a total of 11 on the roster now.

Not all 6 new WR are needed as camp fodder.

Maybe the FO is looking hard at new blood.

I would like to keep Finn but that's just my opinion and it means nothing.

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I think the addition of Tony Gonzales will certainly put a damper on the 3rd down production of Finn and may prove him expendable. I love the guy and he's made some wonderful catches but I belive Jenk's can do everything he does in the Red Zone and TG can do everything he does on 3rd downs. Our special teams coverage unit was sick last year and Weems was a huge part of that so I think he should make the roster on that merit alone.

For debate, I just thought to bring this point up about other capable players on the roster that can contribute in similar ways.

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Here is the question though. As much as I and everyone likes HD would you rather he or Finn on the field on 3rd downs and goal situations? I'll take Finn over any of our other receivers when it comes to crucial catches except TG. MJ is close and we all know what Roddy can do but if I need a first down or I'm going to pass (or for that matter make the other team think I'm going to pass) and have a receivier in I want Finn on the field. Good blocker, good ST player, big time 3rd down and goal line threat. Give Aaron Kelly or which ever new receiver makes the roster a few years experience before I can trust in him making the BIG catch.

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Nothing in the rule book says you can't keep six WRs...that 53rd spot on the roster is gonna go to a STer anyway, so it just depends on who shows the most value there...(Weems, Robert James, Spencer Adkins, Thomas Brown, Jason Snelling, etc)...

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i remember thinking to myself at one point last year in pre season, that ryan was really connecting with jenkins and finneran who are both 6-4, 6-5. i thought at that time that we should look for taller WR's for ryan this off season. kelly always stuck out to me and the fact that we got him undrafted is even better. not only is he 6-5, but he is athletic and works at it. we would be foolish to not have him as the 5th WR this year. the 5-8 weems is useless and i dont care if he is the best STer that ever played the game. douglas is 5-11, and that is the minimum for my liking.

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I agree with Swifty, even though Finn better than Weems, Weems is a better ST player. In fact he's one of the best in the NFL and the big reason why our special teams was one of the best in the NFL. Finn solid at ST but Weems impact is bigger in that aspect. Finn is our 3rd down WR outside of Roddy, but with Tony G on board he's no longer as needed. Kelly has a very good potential. We will see what Atlanta does next season.

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Bradon Godfrey Proday

40 Yrd Dash: 4.52

20 Yrd Dash: 2.59

10 Yrd Dash: 1.53 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14

Vertical Jump: 36

Broad Jump: 09'07"

20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.18

3-Cone Drill: 6.71 Don't forget this guy he could be factor in all of this.......

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Bradon Godfrey Proday

40 Yrd Dash: 4.52

20 Yrd Dash: 2.59

10 Yrd Dash: 1.53 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14

Vertical Jump: 36

Broad Jump: 09'07"

20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.18

3-Cone Drill: 6.71 Don't forget this guy he could be factor in all of this.......

I like Mougey better

Darren Mougey 6'6" 235lbs...no stats needed. Known for his hands.

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i remember thinking to myself at one point last year in pre season, that ryan was really connecting with jenkins and finneran who are both 6-4, 6-5. i thought at that time that we should look for taller WR's for ryan this off season. kelly always stuck out to me and the fact that we got him undrafted is even better. not only is he 6-5, but he is athletic and works at it. we would be foolish to not have him as the 5th WR this year. the 5-8 weems is useless and i dont care if he is the best STer that ever played the game. douglas is 5-11, and that is the minimum for my liking.

Then you have no understanding of a team sport...I hate to be calous, but if a guy contributes in a big way to help a team win, one more tall useless receiver wont mean a thing.

Kelly wont be on this team if he cant play special teams. If he can, he stands a better chance.

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I agree with Swifty, even though Finn better than Weems, Weems is a better ST player. In fact he's one of the best in the NFL and the big reason why our special teams was one of the best in the NFL. Finn solid at ST but Weems impact is bigger in that aspect. Finn is our 3rd down WR outside of Roddy, but with Tony G on board he's no longer as needed. Kelly has a very good potential. We will see what Atlanta does next season.

It surprised me when I saw Weems on offense in normal sub packages...that means the coaching staff likes him on offense too....so this whole anti-Weems sentiment on this board is odd to me.

Just because he didnt go to a big school or have any pub coming out, people call him 'useless'. Obviously he isnt that useless, he was called into action a fair amount.

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I'm sorry for people that think this but Finn will not be cut from this team unless his skills just dropped off the table or three of these guys just flat out show to be OUTSTANDING ST players and receivers.

Finn is not anything amazing as a receiver but his value is huge due to his flexibility and experience. He can play all receiver spots, is an amazing ST player, outstanding run blocker, and a sure handed 3rd down/ Red Zone guy.

The only battle here is for Weems 5th receiver spot or possibly making a case for keeping 6 receivers.

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Because Aaron Kelly has proven a lot more than Finneran ever did... :rolleyes:

If Aaron Kelly makes the team over Finneran, I'll be pulling for him, same as any Falcon. But thinking he should beat him out because of how he did in college, or his measurements, or any reason other than his ability to contribute at the NFL level is asinine.

Finneran is a proven vet that's getting up in age, but he still contributes. He played PR, WR, gunner, and in kickoff coverage. He was a reliable 4th option and obviously put the team first. He accepted a diminished role on offense and managed to convert 2/3's of his catches into 1st downs. He contributed more than most 4th WR's. This isn't the same as Brooking starting every game and a huge cap hit.

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Bradon Godfrey Proday

40 Yrd Dash: 4.52

20 Yrd Dash: 2.59

10 Yrd Dash: 1.53 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14

Vertical Jump: 36

Broad Jump: 09'07"

20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.18

3-Cone Drill: 6.71 Don't forget this guy he could be factor in all of this.......

He's a future 10x Pro-Bowl Hall of Famer. We should go ahead and not resign Roddy White for this guy.

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It surprised me when I saw Weems on offense in normal sub packages...that means the coaching staff likes him on offense too....so this whole anti-Weems sentiment on this board is odd to me.

Just because he didnt go to a big school or have any pub coming out, people call him 'useless'. Obviously he isnt that useless, he was called into action a fair amount.

agree Weems made a huge play for us in the Minny game

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yes kelly should probably make the team over finneran....this is a guy who was supposed to go in the second round a year ago and then he decides to come back....his team and his quarterback sucked so he doesnt get drafted.....i think he should and will make the team

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Brian is our 3rd down specialist! This is nonsense! If he isn't dropping balls and is still making plays why replace him. If it aint broke don't fix it.

I agree, If Kelly has so much potential then forget about Weems and keep Kelly and Finneran. Finneran was still productive last year and made a few key 3rd down grabs. Plus he has been a Falcon for a while. We need his type in the locker room. For leadership.

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1-white

2-jenkins

3-douglas

4-finneran

5-kelly

mougey has the potential to learn on the practice squad for a year and take a shot at finnerans spot next year. he is similar to fin IMO. i like that he is a former QB. they have a better understanding.

weems played in 6 reg sea games last year with 3 tackles on ST's(the one in minnesota was nice), 1 catch for 4 yards, 1 KR for 19 yards(mughelli had one for 17 yds) look out norwood!, and a couple good blocks.(sprung HD for end around TD) also had 2 post sea ST's tckls.

finneran only had 21 catches and 1 TD, only 5 yds on a KR, and only 2 ST tkles, but of those 21 catches, over half(someone said 13 i think) were 3rd down conversions. weems will need to beat out kelly because fin has a role in the offense. the only thing that can stop kelly is his attitude. i believe that is what kept him undrafted. maybe he is misunderstood. if he has his head on strainght, he has the talent to beat anyone else on our roster for the 5th spot.

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yes kelly should probably make the team over finneran....this is a guy who was supposed to go in the second round a year ago and then he decides to come back....his team and his quarterback sucked so he doesnt get drafted.....i think he should and will make the team

I believe this is totally incorrect. A player may slip a bit when his stats drop off from junior year to senior year, but you don't go from 2nd round to UDFA just because the team around you sucked. Did Calvin Johnson drop because he had Reggie Ball as a QB? It doesn't get any worse than that for a WR than that. If he were talented enough, his talent would still show through enough that he wouldn't have dropped like that. JMO, I believe that there were other circumstances that we don't know about that made him drop, be they physical, mental, or off-the-field issues.

I can see Kelly making the practice squad. He does have some talent and has a good size/speed combo, so he should be worth holding on to and trying to develop. But he'd better come to camp with a chip on his shoulder about not being drafted & trying to prove people wrong or he may not make the PS cut either. We've got some talented young WRs in camp this year.

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I believe this is totally incorrect. A player may slip a bit when his stats drop off from junior year to senior year, but you don't go from 2nd round to UDFA just because the team around you sucked. Did Calvin Johnson drop because he had Reggie Ball as a QB? It doesn't get any worse than that for a WR than that. If he were talented enough, his talent would still show through enough that he wouldn't have dropped like that. JMO, I believe that there were other circumstances that we don't know about that made him drop, be they physical, mental, or off-the-field issues.

I can see Kelly making the practice squad. He does have some talent and has a good size/speed combo, so he should be worth holding on to and trying to develop. But he'd better come to camp with a chip on his shoulder about not being drafted & trying to prove people wrong or he may not make the PS cut either. We've got some talented young WRs in camp this year.

Robb were you in attendence at the Open Mini-Camp? I saw Kelly make all, i mean all the catches, the guy came to Mini-Camp with something to prove and i heard(mainly from Pat Y, Espn) that Kelly has been performing pretty well in Mini-Camp. I do believe that Kelly needs to add some size to his 6'5 frame, but the Kid has some skill and seems like a pretty level-headed kid, so i dont know why he wasnt drafted.

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