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Old 03-08-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Horn a Falcon

I wonder what the excuses will be after this season when Vick doesn't lead his team to a Super Bowl?

Sources: Ex-Saints WR Horn agrees to sign with Falcons
By Michael Smith
ESPN.com


Atlanta's young and underachieving receiving corps has a leader. More important, the Falcons have fetched Michael Vick another dependable target.

Former Saints receiver Joe Horn, released last week by New Orleans, agreed Wednesday to sign with the rival Falcons, according to team sources. Terms of the contract, which was being finalized, were not immediately available. Horn reportedly passed a Falcons physical Tuesday.

Horn began his visit with the Falcons on Monday night and never left, deciding not to visit Green Bay or Jacksonville, who also were interested in the services of the 35-year-old wideout, who has 576 receptions, 8,501 yards and 57 touchdowns in 11 seasons with Kansas City and New Orleans.

On Wednesday evening, the team denied that a formal deal had been reached with Horn.

"It's not done yet," Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said. "We haven't signed a contract, so he's not an Atlanta Falcon. We haven't reached an agreement, so he's not an Atlanta Falcon."

Horn, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who served as the voice of the Saints' franchise -- and, to some extent, the Gulf South region -- during a 2005 season ruined by Hurricane Katrina, posted four 1,000-yard seasons with the Saints. But he's had only five touchdown catches the past two seasons and missed six games last year due to injury.

The chance to face the Saints twice a season and remain close to New Orleans presumably played a part in Horn's decision to sign with the Falcons, along with the prospect of playing with Vick in new head coach Bobby Petrino and offensive coordinator Hugh Jackson's system.

The Saints deemed Horn expendable largely because of the emergence last season of rookie Marques Colston and former second-round pick Devery Henderson.

In Atlanta, Horn immediately vaults to the top of a receiver depth chart that includes former first-round picks Michael Jenkins and Roddy White, who will no doubt benefit from a mentor as experienced and accomplished as Horn.

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Nice move by the Falcons, as their WRs by and large DO stink. However, "Kordell Stewart Deluxe" won't become a better QB because of it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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They still need a quarterback to throw the ball to him. Kordell Stewart 2.0 isn't the guy. He's still going to be inconsistent and Falcon homers as well as the ownership continue to ignore it. That's why the Falcons have yet to put up back-to-back winning seasons in 40 years.
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They still need a quarterback to throw the ball to him. Kordell Stewart 2.0 isn't the guy. He's still going to be inconsistent and Falcon homers as well as the ownership continue to ignore it. That's why the Falcons have yet to put up back-to-back winning seasons in 40 years.
keyword: 40 years

Clearly, Vick isn't the only problem. I dislike Vick, but I think he will start to play much more consistantly starting this year.
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Nice move by the Falcons, as their WRs by and large DO stink. However, "Kordell Stewart Deluxe" won't become a better QB because of it.
Also they could have moved smokin-Vick to WR or RB...Their owner is never gonna learn!
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Nice move by the Falcons, as their WRs by and large DO stink. However, "Kordell Stewart Deluxe" won't become a better QB because of it.
And I also refer to smokin-Vick as a "glorified Kordell Stewart"
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Horn is just another escape goat for RB M. Vick.

Falcons should of released Vick out of his contract while things were good. Failure to meet a lot of crap and they still are keeping Vick when they could of minimized most of the cap hit with the contracts stips.
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Man, this sucks for the Saints if you think about it. He went to the one team that could hurt the Saints the most...My dad is so pissed. XD
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Clearly, Vick isn't the only problem. I dislike Vick, but I think he will start to play much more consistantly starting this year.
Well, Vick-Apologists have no excuses now. He has a true weapon in Joe Horn. If Kordell 2.0 STILL doesn't reach elite level, I'll be thoroughly convinced that he isn't the guy for the Falcons. But I'm sure Falcon Homers will find some sort of excuse for their super RB if he fails to live up to the hype in 2007.
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Unfortunately, the Falcons catch Joe Horn on the downslope of his career.
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