Wheeler in limited games with the Falcons played both MLB and WLB. Many believe with more time Wheeler could push for the starting job at Weak Linebacker position, and relieve God awful Paul Worrilow (Who ranks 50th out of 57 ILBs) on passing downs.
Personally Mad Mike loves the signing and Falcons need depth and talent at the linebacker position. They currently have four linebackers on the roster, LaRoy Reynolds, Sean Weatherspoon Paul Worrilow, and Brooks Reed. Falcons are looking to bring in young talented guys through the draft. Guys such as Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland or Ohio State’s linebacker Darron Lee.
The Atlanta Falcons signed Philip Wheeler was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts under Coach Tony Dungy. Wheeler spent the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins
Philip Wheeler Scouting Report
Wheeler does a pretty good job of keeping plays in front of him, an effective blitzer, and very poor in zone coverage because of his inconsistency reading plays. Phillip Wheeler is nothing more than situational pass rusher.
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Latest sports news surrounding the signing of Jacob Tamme. It seems as though he’s happy with the decision to compete for a job as starting tight end with struggling tight end Levine Toilolo.
Jacob Tamme is 6’4 238 lbs and has caught 52 balls for 555 yards in the last 2 seasons in Denver.
Levine Toilolo caught 31 passes for 238 yards.
Jacob Tamme was quoted saying the following.
“I really appreciated the Broncos’ interest, and I really loved my time in Denver,” Tamme said. “Loved the organization, loved my teammates, loved the city. Obviously, Peyton is one of my best friends and it’s going to be difficult not being out there with him because that’s been a great ride for me and a lot of fun. But the Falcons had what I was looking for — a fresh opportunity and a fresh challenge.”
With the signing of Jacob Tamme, Falcons seem unlikely to draft another tight end in the 2nd or 3rd pick. Maybe in the later rounds or rookie free agent or two, but I like the sign. Not flashy but a quality tight end that is known for having good hands. Check out his interview below.
Something has been bothering MadMike the last couple days. Latest sports news has the Falcons resigning DE/OLB Kroy Biermann. Fans have honestly pissed me off. There’s no other way to say it.
So lets get to it the issue at hand, Kroy Biermann. Fans are once again questioning the controversial move. Some believe the Falcons should’ve gone in a different direction. Like pursuing high profile players such as former Panthers DE Greg Hardy and Redskins DE/OLB Brian Orakpo. I for one don’t agree…. I think Biermann is a solid backup player that’s capable of playing multiple positions and can apply adequate pressure (not spectacular).
I understand fans frustrations.. but after 2 horrendous seasons, spending money on high profile players is not a smart move.
Falcons are in rebuilding mode (defensively), they have the number 8 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and are in a position to acquire a game changer. Whether its Clemson Tiger Vic Beasley Florida Gators DE Dante Fowler or Missouri DE Shane Ray, Falcons have options. Kroy Biermann is not a long term option, he was signed to add depth to a 32nd rank Falcons defense. So come guys give Kroy a break. He did lead the team in sacks with 4.5 so its not a horrible decision… Just incredibly unpopular. Here check out Kroy Biermann Mic’d up … maybe this will convince you he’s not a horrible player.
Falcons have reportedly signed former Texans LB Brooks Reed and here’s a little scouting report on the new Falcons linebacker.
He likes their defense,” said Zuckerman on Monday. “He can play all of their linebacker positions and they like his pass-rushing ability.”
Brooks Reed on being moved to Inside linebacker.
“It’s totally different,” Reed said in an interview with Texans Radio on June 9. ”Right now, I’m playing middle full-time. I also have to prepare to play outside too. I’m doing that as well. I have got to know a lot of stuff. I have to know a lot of adjustments and checks but it’s coming along. It just takes repetitions to see it. You can get it down paper-perfect but when you get down on the field, people are moving quickly and it’s a lot different. In that regard, it’s still a work in progress. There’s always things I can fix and improve upon but that’s just me being critical of myself.”
MadMike Opinion: Solid player that was run out of Houston because of the drafting of Jadeveon Clowney. Solid effort guy who just does his job.