The Atlanta Falcons had so much promise at this position a month ago. We have our stud number one, Roddy White. I do believe he had three consecutive 1000 yard seasons. Let's go to our number two, Michael Jenkins. Nothing great to say about him, but on the other hand, nothing awful. He's just average, which is all we really need. Our number three, Harry Douglas, is back. His speed, agility, and desire to get on that field and produce are all stupendous traits to have in a young WR. Then we have Brian Finneran, who just catches a short ball here and there for us. The consistent veteran. Next up, Kerry Meier, who was projected to come in and be exactly like Brian Finneran with more facial hair. It drops off from there, but if you look at them as a whole I would say that this was one of the most solid positions on our team. Except for one thing. Injuries.
You've probably heard the bad news about Kerry Meier, who's out for the season. I feel awful. That kid had so much promise. Hopefully he'll be back next year stronger, meaner, and with a bigger mustache.
Brian Finneran, who's now 34 years old, hasn't been injury free either. I'm pretty sure he has tore his ACL among other things, and only played in 10 games last season. When you're that old in the NFL with those nagging injuries, it calls for a little bit of concern.
Harry Douglas injured is ACL last year, and we can just hope nothing that bad happens to him ever again.
Michael Jenkins injured his shoulder a while back, and was out for 4-6 weeks. Hopefully he's back better than ever for the season opener. Maybe catch another Matt Ryan pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game to make it an annual thing.
A quick thanks to Roddy White for playing in every game last season.
All those injuries really start to add up. That's not good, it just leads to uncertainty. For the first game we have our number 1, maybe number 2 will be there, a number 3 that probably isn't 100% yet, and then an old albeit solid set of hands. Does anybody have suggestions on what the Falcons should do? Do we bring in another iffy receiver like we did last year with Marty Booker? Do we go big and try to land Vincent Jackson? Do we hope for the best? Switch Jerious Norwood to WR? Or another random solution to this little problem? I don't want this to slow the Falcons down. I want to give Matt Ryan as many options as possible. I want the position to be greater than it already is. I want to rise up, because I feel like this is our year.