Thursday, August 6, 2009

Silver lining...

If you haven't heard yet, Falcons WR Harry Douglas is out for the year with an ACL injury. This injury really hurts, even without factoring in the fact that Roddy White is a training camp holdout so all you are left with at WR is Michael Jenkins and....wait, Brian Finneran is still in the league? Good you have Michael Jenkins, Brian Finneran, and Eric Weems. Not exactly the stuff Super Bowl dreams are made of.

Anyway, the other reason this injury really hurts is that Douglas also did a very good job last year on punt returns, so you really are losing a big piece of what was shaping up to be a pretty good assortment of offensive weapons. Weapons that we are going to need, by the way, because I don't think this defense is going to scare a lot of teams.

Wait, I promised you a silver lining, right? Well, one thing that this does is open up a spot at punt returner that could possibly be filled by former Dawg Thomas Brown. He will get his opportunities...hopefully he's healed up enough from his own season-ending injury last year that he can take advantage of it. If he is back to 100%, I think he can be a real weapon on the punt return team, and I would love to see him on the field in the Dome.

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