DOL penned an interesting Q and A with Brian Finneran today. Some noteworthy stuff worth taking note of:
While the Falcons have informed Finneran that they don’t plan to re-sign him, he wants to test the to market when the labor situation is settled.
Q: Did you talk to any teams before the lockout?
A: A few. Hopefully, [after the lockout concludes] I can start talking to some different teams and see what happens. See if there is anybody interested and take it from there. I just want to give myself an opportunity once it presents itself. I want to be ready to go if something does pop up.
Q: How [did they let you know you wouldn't be re-signed]?
A: I had a good conversation with coach [Mike] Smith and [general manager] Thomas [Dimitroff]. We kind of patted each other on the back for about 10 minutes and said our thank yous and goodbyes. They did it very nice.
It sounds like he thinks he can use his connections to land a contract. It's a decent plan. But I think Finn might need to face reality at some point. He's one of my favorite current or former Falcons, but with two knee surgeries under his belt, I'm guessing Harvey "Eat Your Face" Dahl can run a faster 40 at this point. Wish him all the luck in the world though. And to be honest, I hope the Falcons look his way if Terry Robiskie retires anytime soon.
If anything, I'm glad he's sticking around for the time being. He's a positive influence, one which Harry, Kerry, and Hooli (my new nickname for JJ11) could learn a lot from. Kudos to TD and Smitty for letting a veteran go with class. Maybe it didn't happen that way and Finn's just too much of a professional to put that out there, but if he's telling the truth, we have yet another reason to praise this regime.