Sunday, January 22, 2006

Super Bowl XL Competitors to be Determined

It was upsetting to watch the Atlanta Falcons lose three games in a row to end the season, however I am glad the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t make it to the playoffs either. This Sunday the Denver Broncos go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers will battle the Seattle Seahawks. I’ve bought my Super Bowl XL tickets and I know that no matter which two teams advance, it is going to be an exciting night at Ford Field in Detroit.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

An International Friend Learns Falcons Football

Klaus Alinen is a part of our international practice squad. He came here from NFL Europe as a part of the NFL’s International Player Development Practice Squad program. He really appreciates the opportunity and has grown a lot since the start of the 2005 season when he came here from Europe. Playing as the ninth man on an eight man practice squad, Alinen has learned a great many positions on both sides of the ball. His strength was on offense for the Berlin Thunder but as a Falcon he has gained more experience and depth of talent that he may not have earned playing in Europe. I am glad that the Falcons participated in this project.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Falcons End Season With Lopsided Loss

We thought we would be able to knock the Panthers out of the playoffs and end with back to back winning seasons but the Atlanta Falcons lost to Carolina 11-44 on Sunday. Injuries plagued the Falcons this year and we ended up playing a lot of our rookie players in place of the veteran starters. So now we look to the off-season for answers and to train up our 13 rookie players a bit more. The Falcons hope to make some player moves and acquisitions that will strengthen the team’s defense and offense. The Falcons will be picking fifteenth in the draft right after Philadelphia.