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.
Missed only one game as a starter in his first 11 seasons.
1998 Pro Bowler. 1998 was kind of a big year for the Birds, thanks in significant part to Whitfield.
Matt Winkeljohn's Tales from the Atlanta Falcons Sideline has 181 pages spanning the first 40 years of Falcons hist'ry. Fourteen of them are pretty much nothing but cussy Bob Whitfield quotes on the following:
Dealing with his lazy eye
Hanging out at the Gold Club with Jamal Anderson
Gambling with MC Hammer on a team flight
Defending himself to the media by invoking O.J. Simpson and Bill Clinton (after giving up three penalties in three minutes)
Developing his patented "jog-walk" to throw off hustle-conscious coaches
Throwing pro wrestling moves on Aundray Bruce
Assuming Eugene Robinson's arrest was a Mad TV skit, and on and on.
Founder and CEO of Patchwerk Studios, one of Atlanta's finest hip-hop factories. How Atlanta is it? OutKast, Ludacris, Killer Mike, Cee-Lo, T.I., and Crime Mob have recorded there, so. And everybody else too, from Britney Spears to Cher.
Bob Whitfield knows Cher. This should go in a third column entitled "Wow!" but we don't have one.
During his brief tenure as a New York Giant, earned the nickname Headbutt Bob for his actions in a game against the Saints. Say no more. Left column.