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Should the Falcons resign Jerious Norwood?
Posted By Josh Brown On Jul 8 2011 @ 12:46 pm In All Sports,Atlanta Falcons,NFL | 1 Comment
As the NFL season (or what is supposed to be the NFL season) approaches, and the Owners and Players *appear* to be coming together, I guess it’s about time to look at potential roster moves for the Falcons.
As the AJC reported, the Falcons have eleven or so free agents to deal with when the offseason begins. Probably one of the most important resignings could be Falcons RB Jerious Norwood. Throughout Norwood’s time with the Falcons, he has been sort of a “hit or miss” player. He lacks the strength to be an every-down runningback, and he lacks the durability to stay healthy. The AJC reports that he has only played in 57 of 80 games during his tenure with the Falcons.
When Norwood is healthy, he can be spectacular. In 2007, he led the NFL in Yards per Rush. His career average is 5.3 yards per carry. He also has several long runs, including a 78 yarder in 2006.
I think that it’s about time the Falcons let Norwood go, only if they can’t resign backup runningback Jason Snelling. Norwood only had two carries in 2010 before getting hurt on the opening kickoff of Game Two. If the Falcons resign Snelling, then there wouldn’t be a reason to keep Norwood, because they drafted another speedy back known as Jacquizz Rodgers in the 2011 draft. Even though I love Norwood as a player, it’s time we let him so and be a good player for another team.
Do you think we should resign him?
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