It’s time for our weekly bout of hypothetical theft from the opposing football team, as we are wont to do. This week, it’s casting a baleful eye on Pittsburgh and trying to determine which player we covet most, and would steal and place on the Falcons roster immediately if we had the opportunity to do so.
The options here are between adding another terrific weapon to the offense, which seems sort of unnecessary at the moment, or trying to add a useful defender to the mix to help the Falcons stem the bleeding and give them a quality piece for the future. I simply can’t ignore what a mess this team is, so I’d lean toward T.J. Watt up front for much-needed pass rushing help. Watt is not the player his brother J.J. is—very few players are—but he’d be a mighty useful option right now for a group that has struggled to generate a pass rush outside of Takk McKinley.
If we were just looking at a vacuum where injuries hadn’t ravaged this roster, I would of course add Antonio Brown for the sheer comedy of watching defenses try to scheme to stop Brown, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on the field at the same time.
How about you? Offense or defense?