Why did the Atlanta Falcons sign Cameron Bradfield?


Thomas Dimitroff just doesn’t make sense. The Atlanta Falcons signed Cameron Bradfield off of the streets to bring some “versatility” to the line, as AtlantaFalcons.com wrote.

Here is what I have to say: “Terrible Versatility”

There are much better offensive lineman in the free agent market than Bradfield. Bryant McKinnie, HUGE tackle, did well when he was forced to start and would be an immediate upgrade to even Gabe Carimi. Travelle Wharton is a proven guard in the NFL, and it is a mystery of why he is still even in the market.

The list seriously goes on and on.

"“Undrafted out of Grand Valley State following the 2011 Draft. Cameron Bradfield logged 811 snaps for the Jaguars last season and he was horrible. There’s no sugar coating it. His overall rating was -29.1. He didn’t rate negatively in 4 games last season, though he played in all 17. In one of those games, he played 1 snap. In another, he played 3 snaps. Of 76 offensive linemen that played 25 percent of their teams snaps at one of the two tackle spots, he had the fourth-worst overall rating,” The Falcoholic"

Yes, Lamar Holmes had the second worst rating last season and bounced back to prove that terrible tackles can improve, but why take a risk? Why risk your franchise QB with a tackle that gives up sack after sack instead of another guy (Bryant McKinnie), that can immediately bring safety to our precious jewel?

Don’t get me wrong, I hope Bradfield can show that he still belongs in the NFL, and I love him just as much as any other Dirty Bird now. But I’m not excited or convinced about him….. Not yet.

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