Ahhh... The Hernandez release.
At the end of last season before the Falcons brought Tony back I was doing some personal research on which NFL tight ends contracts were up and there were a few notables such as Jared Cook of the Titans, Martellus Bennett of the Giants who i was high on and Ed Dickson of the Ravens. But that just wasn't enough, I was hoping that one of the Patriots Tight Ends were available be it Gronkowski or Hernandez, preferably Hernandez. Besides the obvious fact that these two tight ends are some of the best in the league hands down, I knew that if one of these Tight Ends contracts were up and if they were looking for a new team that Thomas Dimitroff would have a leg up on the other 31 teams for the simple fact he was with the Pats organization for 6 years and has strong ties with the personnel over in Boston till this day.
We all know there is an ongoing investigation on Hernandez and I know some things are just bigger then football and business but this guy is an outstanding football player who simply cannot be ignored on a football field or he will torch your team for 6. If his case happens to get acquitted there is no doubt in my mind that a team in the NFL will pick him up next season. Maybe its the Pats re-signing him? or maybe its a low profile team like the Jaguars or Raiders picking him up but all I know is that this guy is a great Tight End in the NFL and if he gets found innocent i'm praying the Falcons organization take a shot on him. We'd be lucky to have this caliber of athlete/football player on our team for the right price and under the right circumstances, being that he is found innocent or case acquitted.
Now for the 98% of you naysayers who just repeat yourselves over and over again with the same spiel of, "Oh he's a thug" "He's a killer who hangs out with gang members" "First you promote Tyrann Mathieu and now this?" "This guy doesn't fit the Falcons character department at all" "We don't need the drama in Flowery Branch". You understand that if he is found innocent than none of that applies? Except i guess him hanging out with the wrong crowd but you get the jist.
Look, all i'm saying is that I would love to have the talent on our roster in 2014 IF his case gets acquitted for some reason or is found innocent. Can you imagine how much of a benefit it'd be to have a replica of Tony on our offense? Julio, Davis(Because i think HD will move on), Toilolo, SJax, Hernandez and Roddy White! Damn, makes my mouth water. What i am not saying is this, "Ou ou TD sign him now! right now! we need him now!" No, what im saying is it'd be nice to have the guy on our squad if everything gets cleared up on his side and the opportunity presents its self. Damn, I sure hope he's got a good lawyer.
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