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The Falcoholic


T.J. Yates didn't impress fans with his performance against the Titans last Friday, and while Sean Renfree has been pretty consistent throughout camp and the first preseason game, a report is circulating that suggests the Falcons may be looking to add a veteran presence at the backup quarterback position.

ESPN's Dianna Russini reported that the Rex Grossman turned down an offer from the New York Jets, who ended up signing Matt Flynn instead. While that transaction in and of itself probably isn't of particular interest to Falcons fan, the reason Russini gave certainly is.

The connection between Grossman and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is worth noting. Grossman and Shanahan were together in Houston in 2009, when Shanahan was the Texans' offensive coordinator and Grossman was the backup to Matt Schaub. Shanahan and Grossman spent the 2010 through 2013 seasons together in Washington, and Grossman even spent some time in Cleveland last season when Shanahan was the Browns' offensive coordinator.

Grossman has an advantage over both Yates and Renfree in terms of experience. The 12-year NFL veteran helped lead the Chicago Bears to an NFC Championship victory and a Super Bowl berth in 2006.

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How is Grossman any better than Yates when Shanny cut him last season when he could not even beat out Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for.

not that I hope we sign Grossman by any means, but Hoyer is at least competing to be the starter in Houston and Manziel being a 1st round pick was a lock to make the roster. So Grossman may not be better than Hoyer but he could still be a step up from Yates. At least with Falcons reportedly having interest in Grossman, that could indicate that they see how bad Yates is

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D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC QB Rex Grossman is interested in the #Falcons. Not the other way around. Team is happy with Yates and Renfree.

I was coming to this thread to post this, but my take is that since DLed said THAT, means we've probably just signed grossman to a multi year multi billion dollar deal

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