Welcome to PatsFans.com

Falcons fullback Justin Griffith is free?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by carolinatony, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Falcons FB Griffith poised for free agency
    Negotiations between team, agent stalled

    By STEVE WYCHE
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Published on: 02/28/07

    Falcons fullback Justin Griffith appears set to become the team's second veteran starter to venture into free agency according to his agent Michael McCartney.

    There has been limited negotiations between the Falcons and the versatile fourth-year running back and both sides seemingly will turn in different directions. McCartney said Tuesday he is not completely ruling out Griffith re-signing with Atlanta but he will test the free-agent market for the best financial and playing situations.


    I'll say it very simply. Griffith is fantastically underrated. The way that the Atlanta scheme worked required Griffith to know who to block, where to go in the second level, and which hole the HB would pick. Warrick Dunn is a good running back made great by Griffith, as opposed to Mack Strong and Lorenzo Neal, who, although good fullbacks, had the advantage of blocking for Alexander and Tomlinson.
    He's a back that has good hands and can actually do something after the catch.
     
  2. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    7,780
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    id love him. .. and hopefully keeps that overrated Brian Leonard away
     
  3. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    There's no such thing as a fullback on the Patriots.

    Move on.
     
  4. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Obviously he isn't free if negotiations between him and the Falcons have stalled.

    And what about Heath?
     
  5. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    81
    Ratings:
    +243 / 3 / -1

    People all around the league love this guy, and other teams (1) use a fullback more (2) don't have a talented back like Evans. Consider Dallas, which played Oliver Hoyte, the rookie ILB, at the spot most of last year.

    He's not as versatile a fullback as Evans either. A fumble concern.
     
  6. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,015
    Likes Received:
    110
    Ratings:
    +304 / 60 / -29

    No Jersey Selected

    Could Griffith handle more carries, i.e. be a power back option?

    There are more experienced power backs available, however. If Dillon leaves, then one of those FAs needs to be signed.
     
  7. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    9,038
    Likes Received:
    136
    Ratings:
    +245 / 1 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    Maroney has enough power he has the body to be an everydown back and thus there is not a need for a power back. I would like to see a RB who can give us insurance in case of injury that doesnt neccesarily mean a power back.
     
  8. pheenix11

    pheenix11 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    19
    Ratings:
    +64 / 1 / -1

    I'd like to see the Pats get this guy as our new FB/3rd Down Back. He's solid all around and may be good for short yardage.
     
  9. satz

    satz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Mills and Evans are signed and will play FB / TE role well this year. People also forget our OL has improved alot and going forward this group will stay together and develop reducing the blocking aspect alot.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>