Thomas Brown lost his rookie season to injury, but the Georgia product got to stay in state with the Falcons and looks to make the roster here in 2009.
In his second year, he is looking to make the team and contribute at running back and special teams. Brown used his injured time in 2008 to learn the offense and get acclimated to the NFL atmosphere. He talks up special teams and the importance of field position in football. Atlanta obviously was the best in NFL history in punt coverage in 2008 and will be be a top unit in 2009 with Michael Koenen and Jason Elam kicking and their return units including Jerious Norwood, Harry Douglas and hopefully Thomas Brown.
Brown, like Keith Brooking 10 years ago, was drafted from a Georgia college in the Falcons’ organization and enjoyed success right away – Brooking with a Super Bowl appearance in 1998 against Denver, and Brown (albeit from the sidelines) with an improbable 11-5 playoff campaign. Thomas Brown hopes for more success in 2009 unlike the 1999 Atlanta Falcons’ season where top running back Jamal Anderson was injured in the first game of the year and things went downhill from there.