The sounds of the Atlanta Falcons off-season thus far has been muted. A few reports of interest in draft picks, the release of Erik Coleman, and a few reserve/future contracts have made up the bulk of it.
As a blogger, it's challenging. As a Falcons fan, though, it's comforting.
The Falcons don't believe in revving up the news cycle, and they're notoriously silent on signings ahead of when they actually happen. That doesn't mean they're not working hard, but it means we get to avoid being tied to Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and every other ancient cranky wide receiver on the planet. It means there's little in the way of controversy within Flowery Branch. There's just...peace.
If free agency rolls out as scheduled, you can bet Thomas Dimitroff will land a key piece or two. You can bet the brain trust will come up with a deep, quality draft. And all the preparation that goes into that will be behind the scenes, where it belongs. I'd like to know more, but I'm comfortable with the team's approach.