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Rodney Heading To The Falcons?

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe, in an always-thorough Sunday column that our friends at the Red Zone mined for the most intriguing notes, reports that free-agent safety Rodney Harrison could land with the Falcons if the team that parted ways with Lawyer Milloy decides that 2008 third-round draft pick Thomas DeCloud isn’t ready to carry the load on a full-time basis.
Milloy played for the Pats before being cut in a cost-cutting move in 2003 caused him to land in Buffalo.  After three seasons with the Bills, he has spent three more with the Falcons.
If Harrison, a fifteen-year veteran whose arrival in New England six years ago helped make Milloy expendable, were to sign with the Falcons, his first season there would include a trip back to Foxborough, where he’d have a chance to violate the “Tom Brady” rule by targeting Tom Brady’s reconstructed left knee.

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23 Responses to “Rodney Heading To The Falcons?”
  1. arosen36 says: Mar 30, 2009 3:13 PM

    is he stalking lawyer milloy, he took over for him in new england and now atlanta, maybe hes also sleeping with his wife

  2. MassPanic says: Mar 30, 2009 3:17 PM

    No offense to Harrison, but would he really be that much of an upgrade over Milloy in pass coverage? My understanding of Harrison is that he is much better against the run than the pass.

  3. daabsolute1 says: Mar 30, 2009 3:17 PM

    “If Harrison, a fifteen-year veteran whose arrival in New England six years ago helped make Milloy expendable, were to sign with the Falcons, his first season there would include a trip back to Foxborough, where he’d have a chance to violate the “Tom Brady” rule by targeting Tom Brady’s reconstructed left knee.”
    Is this even necessary?

  4. harleyknucklehead says: Mar 30, 2009 3:21 PM

    If RH signs with Atlanta I wish him luck, and I wish the secondary of NE luck because
    they’ll miss his presents back there. Love him or Hate him RH was scary big hitter
    who knew the game. Only if he knocked the ball off Tyree’s helmet???

  5. nedirect says: Mar 30, 2009 3:23 PM

    diry rodney will either retire or play for the pats…the falcons don’t make any sense for a player of his age(for him or the falcons)

  6. Joeb3477 says: Mar 30, 2009 3:24 PM

    “where he’d have a chance to violate the “Tom Brady” rule by targeting Tom Brady’s reconstructed left knee.”
    You trying to be funny florio? Why don’t you talk about how great a player harrison has been over his career and how much the falcons will benefit from his experience on defense? Such as his great superbowl game against the eagles when he had 7 tckles, a sack, and 2 ints… one being the game ender on mcnabb. If Troy Polamalu had a game like that in the superbowl everyone would be on his nuts. Or how he leads all Defensive backs in INTS and SACKS in the playoffs. Instead you chose to take a cheap shot at him…. thats not even funny.
    Anways, I personally hope he comes back to the patriots or retires.

  7. HarrisonHits says: Mar 30, 2009 3:25 PM

    Rodney say it ain’t so. But you can’t blame the guy for wanting to play somewhere if the Pats don’t resign him.

  8. Scout says: Mar 30, 2009 3:39 PM

    Wow. Pure speculation of mutual interest of player and club based solely on the fact that Harrison has a home in Atlanta.
    Rodney could land with the Falcons just like he could land with any of the 31 other teams in the league.

  9. momar3000 says: Mar 30, 2009 3:42 PM

    Does he get to bring all the videotapes with him?? If so, then good deal for the Falcons

  10. blargh says: Mar 30, 2009 3:45 PM

    haha a videotape joke – oh man, never gets old.

  11. josereyes0 says: Mar 30, 2009 3:48 PM

    Florio continues his sad attempts at stirring up controversy.

  12. TeflonDon says: Mar 30, 2009 3:53 PM

    *Thomas DeCoud

  13. tuscani says: Mar 30, 2009 3:55 PM

    He is at the end of the line and I doubt he would play much more than the Nickle LB in NE’s D so having him play more of a coverage DB in ATL sounds like a stretch at best IMO. The guy has come up big for NE but he cannot stay healthy anymore.

  14. Bards says: Mar 30, 2009 4:17 PM

    Um…ESPN has had Rodney Harrison as having been re-signed by the Patriots for weeks now. Check the Free Agent tracker.

  15. clintdogg says: Mar 30, 2009 4:42 PM

    ESPN FA Tracker is wrong. He’s still a FA.’s tracker accurately shows he is still unsigned.
    After his torn quad, I’m guessing his career is over. Too bad because I’m guessing he’ll fall short of the HOF, which he probably deserves.
    BTW I agree with daabsolute1. The Tom Brady reference was an example of Florio thinking he was funny. It was dumb, in poor taste, and a reach at best.

  16. Football is life says: Mar 30, 2009 5:15 PM

    Brady and Harrison are friends, as was Milloy and Brady.

  17. sim448 says: Mar 30, 2009 6:05 PM

    you know florio, you do a good job keeping this site amateur by the comments you post. Yeah, i am sure harrison would take a cheap shot at brady you f’ing idiot, and, if anybody in the media knows how to read, he already said 2 months ago that it is the pats or nobody. Why would he leave? and why would the pats let him if he can play still? dumb. Florio, you pissed me off on this one. it is funny, when BOBBY WADE CHEAPSHOTTED HARRISON, NOBODY SAID A WORD, AND THAT WAS A KNEE SHOT. Harrison does get a little wild, but he doesnt take cheap shots at the knees, even though people say he is the “dirtiest player in the league”. what a joke. keep up the cheap shots florio and other haters, the pats are loaded, and the scary part is that their offense will be more balanced than it was in 07. Good luck nfl, hahahahahahahaha- florio, i hope harrison jumps at YOUR knee

  18. MaineMan says: Mar 30, 2009 6:31 PM

    This seems pretty odd considering that, apparently the Patriots have contract ready and are merely waiting on Harrison to decide whether he’ll retire or comeback for one more season.
    Additionally, around the time of the Senior Bowl, Dimitroff was discussing a different approach to safety play – making coverages more flexible by playing (essentially) two or three free safety types who would work interdependently and interchangably – that may have been part of the reason for letting Milloy go. Kinda difficult to see how adding Harrison at this point move that strategy along, unless they intended to use him primarily as a nickel LB against the run. And there are probably plenty of other guys could do that for them.

  19. ForUnlawfulCarnalKnowledge says: Mar 30, 2009 6:42 PM

    I used to come to this site because it wasn’t “full of shit” like those idiots at ESPN or FOX, however, it seems like everyday Florio puts some rag-tag crap on here like this tasteless, stupid, unsubstantiated shit. I’d call you a dousche bag but you thrive on the negative attention. YOU SUCK!

  20. Wrathchild says: Mar 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    Soda came out of my nose I laughed so hard at the prospect.

  21. ronmexico says: Mar 30, 2009 11:01 PM

    So who would he get the HGH from in Atlanta??? Is Matt Lehr still around??

  22. T-PATS says: Mar 31, 2009 2:47 AM

    Florio is a waste of space

  23. giantphan says: Apr 1, 2009 5:38 PM

    Florio …. what kind of idiot are you????? what would make you want him targeting Brady’s knee????

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