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The Scale of Falconliness: Scott Case

Earn that 25, William Moore. Otto Greule Jr, Getty Images Sport.
Earn that 25, William Moore. Otto Greule Jr, Getty Images Sport.

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)

Falconly Unfalconly
  • 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: