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PFT: Falcons sign Byron Leftwich

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    POSTED 3:25 p.m. EDT, September 18, 2007

    FALCONS SIGN LEFTWICH

    Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent quarterback Byron Leftwich to a two-year deal. Terms are not yet available.

    Leftwich was abruptly dumped by the Jaguars on September 1, one day after announcing that he'd be cut or traded. The Ravens showed some interest in the seventh overall pick in the 2003 draft, but talks reportedly broke down after roughly 3.5 hours of negotiation.

    In Atlanta, Leftwich could find himself playing sooner rather than later. Joey Harrington has been so-so so far, and the Falcons will want to figure out whether Leftwich can be the guy before the team positions itself to land Brian Brohm of Louisville, who was mentored until last season by new Falcons coach Bobby Petrino.
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I am surprised it took this long.
  3. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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  4. HardHittin'Witten

    HardHittin'Witten This ain't Madden

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    Aww, they didn't want to keeping rolling with Joey?
  5. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    ESPN just said 2 years at $7 million for Lefty, if I saw it right, lol.
  6. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    They should have stuck with Harrington to be assured of Brohm. What is Leftwhich thinking, Atlanta is one of the last places you want to be.
  7. FCBarca

    FCBarca New Member

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    Made the most sense for them, really....Makes Cleveland pick a little more appealing now
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Leftwich will revive his career down in ATL.
  9. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    How did we miss out on this guy? HE should be our starting QB....................nevermind.
  10. AtlCB

    AtlCB Active Member

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    It's a good signing for Atlanta. He's a lot better than Harrington.
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'm sure all the Saint's fans wish they'd stuck with Joey.
  12. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The money is a little surprising for a team waiting for Brohm but it's a good signing. He'll be starting by week 4.


    Do they give him the #7 though? :D
  13. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    Isn't Harrington's problem the the fact that he holds the ball too long? Doesn't Leftwich have the same problem?

    We'll see.
  14. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I do know he has the longest wind up and delivery in the NFL.
  15. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Actually that was the joke about #7 that they said on ESPN, lol.

    2 yrs for $7 million is alot to me too, but that is the contract.
  16. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    What the heck were they waiting for.
  17. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Joey to magically transform into Carson Palmer. Or more than likely, Petrino had such a big ego and/or fear of looking foolish, that he wanted to try and get it done with the players he had instead of making moves.
  18. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    gee why hurry? nobody was beating down the guys door

    he isnt a very good player, hence very little interest

    at best he's going to be exactly what he was in Jax, a mediocre starter...since Atlanta is a worse team however with a pathetic OL, odds are he is going to look very bad

    David
  19. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    yeah...long very slow delivery and release, and almost zero mobility

    he's gonna get killed behind that sieve of an OL

    David
  20. FCBarca

    FCBarca New Member

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    BUT, Leftwich has better accuracy, IMHO...Certainly better than Joey Ballgame's.

    Look, anything that might help Atlanta rise from the ashes and not slot ahead of Cleveland in the draft is a welcome sign, non?

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