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 polls are still open for Warrick Dunn's Falconliness assessment, but we're dropping round 2 today because IT'S STILL EARLY-TO-MID JUNE.
- One year from now, he'll be the first Falcon in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- He was extremely Atlanta: playing for the Braves, rapping, general music-video stuntery in real life, and writing books about Jesus.
- The first Falcon to make the Sports Illustrated cover.
96% of his career kick-return yardage came as a Falcon.
He also racked up more touchdowns, interceptions, and tackles as a Falcon than he did anywhere else.
- Lobbied for the Falcons' head coaching job...
- Has become a mentor to quite a few young football players, such as Noel Devine and Devin Hester...
- Only a Falcon for five of his 13 seasons.
- Whined about money his entire time here.
- In his first game against his former Falcons: claimed the Dome as his property, started slapfights, and high-stepped 50 yards while taunting the whole Falcons sideline.
- Won two Super Bowls elsewhere.
- Counting baseball, he played for 11 pro teams -- can anybody really claim this guy?
- Besides the Florida State Seminoles, of course.
- ...while Dan Reeves was still employed as head coach.
- ...but he also played a role in Dez Bryant's senior-year suspension and may have advised Michael Crabtree to hold out for half a season.
Bottom line: Despite his brief tenure, Prime was hands-down the best (and perhaps the most Atlantastic!) player to ever cash a Falcon paycheck. Is that enough to trump his so very many unlikeable traits?