The Falcons have heeded my call (yeah, I’m sure they did it because of this blog) and hired a new kicker. It’s one they’ve had before, the timeless Morten Andersen. He is 47, or as ESPN put it, he was born in the Cretaceous Period (I think they actually said Crestacean, confusing the period with Crustaceans, but who’s counting; point is dude’s old). Despite his age, I’m still quite certain he can kick straighter than Prater. Besides, I’ve always been a fan of Morten. So I’m pretty happy about this news.
Also being reported by ESPN is that the Falcons are bringing in Byron Leftwich after all for a physical. I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I’ve never been a huge fan of Leftwich (though I loved that game at Marshall where the rest of the team carried him up the field with a broken leg on the winning drive), and I don’t think it’s fair to blame Sunday on Harrington. Also, it felt like Harrington was beginning to get his groove.
On the other hand, I don’t really see Harrington as the QB of the future, so I’m open to trying anything at this point.