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Shiver
05-23-2007, 10:54 AM
FALCONS TO MAKE LATE RUN AT GREEN?

There's talk/speculation/conjecture/rumor in league circles that the Atlanta Falcons might make an eleventh-hour run at disgruntled Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, who is doing everything he can to get out of Kansas City.

The problem, of course, is that Green has his eyes set on Miami, where he most likely would be the starter for the 2007 season.

But the Falcons could provide the veteran with an opportunity to start for a couple of additional years, since there's really no one else who is in position to take the team over if a decision is made to part ways with Mike Vick.

The primary reason for the Falcons' belated interest in Green is that folks inside the building believe that there's a 50-50 chance that Vick will be suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with a still-unfolding dog-fighting investigation. Even if the suspension is just for a game or two, the stigma could be enough to make the team decide to go in a different direction, even before finding out whether Vick can succeed in new coach Bobby Petrino's offense.

And before the Falcons would ever be able to persuade Green to reduce his $7.2 million salary for 2007, the powers-that-be would have to give him (we believe) assurances that the move would be a signal of a shift away from Vick, and that Green would be penciled in as the starter for 2007.

It's from you know where, so obviously take it with a grain of salt.

D-Rod
05-23-2007, 03:52 PM
Would be a horrendous move. There's no chance that Vick is being written off just yet, and if it does turn out that his time here is over, there's no point wasting a pick on Green. We'd be better off starting from scratch.