Well, Falcoholics near and far, it’s Tandy Time.
We enter Tuesday with a looming cloud over Falcondom, with the health of LB Deion Jones now somehow in question with a foot injury.
The prospects don’t appear to be dire for Debo, though a sore foot could hold him out for a week or two.
The Falcons aren’t immune to the injury bug right now, so they had to make a few roster moves Tuesday to help patch up the roster where there were concerns of depth.
Falcons add trio of veterans, shuffle other spots
In response to Debo’s hurt foot, the Falcons signed LB Corey Nelson, formerly of the Broncos and Eagles, to help out in depth. It’s more likely the team would lean on Foye Oluokun and Duke Riley if Jones misses Sunday’s tilt against Carolina, but having Nelson around will not hurt.
They also signed former Bucs safety Keith Tandy to help out in wake of Keanu Neal being officially placed on IR for the year. Tandy got cut from the Bucs this past offseason, but he’s solid enough and has some starting experience.
Defensive end Steven Means also joined the flock Monday to help out with pass rushing depth. Our Cam Marino seems awfully excited about him, and there are bright minds out there like Cam that feel that he’s now ready for the big lights after some fine preseason performances.
The team waived emergency adds CB Deante Burton and LS Jeff Overbaugh and added WR Chrisitan Blake to the practice squad, for those keeping score at home.
Former Falcons guard Sean Harlow also landed in Indianapolis on the practice squad, just as guard Jamil Douglas was waived.
Dan Quinn addresses the media post-Philly
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn gave his two cents and then some Monday afternoon in his weekly press conference.
Of course, he brought up the new face, touched on the red zone problems that plagued the team last Thursday and how S Damontae Kazee will likely be assuming the bulk of the load left by Neal.
It’s always good to Quinn ease the masses, though you could notice a bit of a bummed note in his voice. Losses and injuries will do that for you.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Deadrin Senat!
Despite the Falcons looking not amazing against Philadelphia, one player in particular stood out to The Draft Network’s Jon Ledyard.
Rookie DT Deadrin Senat earned an entire evaluation piece full of praise for his team’s performance against the Eagles going up against elite center Jason Kelce.
Music for Your Sorrows
Our Carter Breazeale has tuned into his inner Cameron Crowe and has curated a fresh list of songs to get us through Week 1’s debacle. Think of it as a lyrical elegy for a Thursday gone awry.
It’s an eclectic playlist for an enormously tough night. Me? Well, I just listened to “Everybody Hurts” by REM a bunch of times while eating a pint of vanilla ice cream.
Spying on the Competition
Our Adnan Ikic checked out what was going with the other NFC teams. Come for the analysis, stay for laughing at the Saints for letting up 48 points to Ryan Fitzpatrick. I mean, really, dig deep into your belly for some loud guffaws on that one.
Well, that’s your morning in links. Brew me a cup’a joe while you’re up, and remember the wise words from our head honcho Dave Choate about taking Week 1 too seriously.