The news broke this afternoon that the Atlanta Falcons had signed Steven Jackson to a three year deal. Listening to talk radio in Atlanta, there were definitely some mixed reactions as the callers questioned why the Falcons didn't spend their money defense. We took to the Twitter machine tonight to take a straw poll on how Falcons fans felt about the signing….
How does everybody feel about the Steven Jackson signing?
— Atlanta Falcons Blog (@GritsBlitzBlog) March 15, 2013
@gritsblitzblog loving it and also loving the contract.
— Daniel Dodrill (@infinitepwnz) March 15, 2013
— Bryan Suggs (@BryanSuggs) March 15, 2013
@gritsblitzblog great. hes never been in an offense this high powered. Should have lots of running lanes & I like that he hits them fast.
— Stephen Miller (@Falconfan804) March 15, 2013
— James Winfro (@JWinfro) March 15, 2013
— KB(@truehooper_35) March 15, 2013
@gritsblitzblog guess you don't have emojicons it was a thumbs up
— Ryan Mathews (@rmathews26) March 15, 2013
Sounds like the Falcons fans are pretty excited about getting Steven Jackson into an offense that already includes Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Jacquizz Rodgers and Harry Douglas. The news was made better by the affordable contract that Jackson signed.
At this point the offense is good to go. Now we need to see how much money we have left under the cap so we can show Mike Nolan some love.