Lost in Sunday's Hindenburg-level disaster that was the Atlanta Falcons, news came out that the team talked to the former UGA running back Isaiah Crowell before the draft. That player that amassed 7.3 yards per carry and two touchdowns as Cleveland's backup running back.
Source close to Crowell, told me #Falcons said to Crowell "you don’t fit our scheme" - Isaiah was reminded of that conversation pregame
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) November 23, 2014
I am not sure what Atlanta's offensive scheme is anymore, but it apparently includes giving Steven Jackson 141 carries through 11 games. Crowell of course, has been cheaper and more effective than anyone on the roster.
It may be worth wondering if the braintrust is failing at evaluating their own players or other players. Here it feels like both. Instead, the Falcons signed running back Jerome Smith, who is currently on the practice squad.
It is disappointing that we could have been complaining about why Crowell is only getting three carries a game instead of complaining about why he is not on the team.