Who's the ultimate Falcon? And who's the ultimate anti-Falcon? That's what we're going to find out with our summer project: the Scale of Falconliness. We'll rate former Falcons on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most Falconly. The rule: minimum of three seasons with the Falcons for coaches, five seasons for players.
Scott Case, Defensive Back (1984 - 1994)
- During his eleven years as a Falcon, he excelled as a starter at every secondary position at one point or another.
- Led the NFL in interceptions in 1988 with ten. Made the Pro Bowl that year, because duh.
- Played the third-most games of any Falcons defender, and ranks fourth all-time in interceptions.
- Second all-time in tackles as a Falcon, though [same old caveat about late-'80s record-keeping, which was impressively run by a broken Speak 'N' Spell].
- Leads all Falcons defensive backs in sacks, with 7.5.
- The hardest-hitting Falcons defensive back ever? You aren't likely to find many old-timers who'll dispute that one. If Scott Case had played in an era in which Dunta Robinson's hit was worth $75,000, he would've needed to play with sponsor logos on his jersey just to break even.
- That's right, for our latecomers -- he went from being a ten-pick cornerback to a 100-tackle safety. Anybody got a list of other NFL players who've done that?
- Lives in Buford, Georgia.
- Business partners with fellow former Falcons safety Tom Pridemore, who's also slated to be Falconly'd one of these days.
- Played his final year for the Dallas Cowboys.
- Won a freaking Super Bowl that year.
- I don't mean to imply winning Super Bowls in unfalconly.
- Well technically it is, for now.
Current standings after the jump: