Three reasons why Takk McKinley is the biggest bust of the Thomas Dimitroff era
The Atlanta Falcons waived Takk McKinley Monday afternoon.
The writing was on the wall for the Atlanta Falcons, they had to get rid of fourth-year pass rusher Takk McKinley. He hasn’t been happy in Atlanta since the franchise announced that they were not going to pick up his fifth-year option.
While he was upset, that was absolutely the right call. He was often injured and always with a terrible attitude. He was so toxic that many simply blamed an undiagnosed mental illness for his outbursts – especially those seen on Twitter.
Takk was the final piece of the 2017 draft class that former general manager Thomas Dimitroff completely whiffed on. With so much talent in that class, it should have been damn near impossible to not get one pick correct and that is exactly what happened and a big part as to why the Falcons are where they are at the moment.
Thomas Dimitroff has had some terrible draft picks and some big-time busts since he arrived in Atlanta before the 2008 NFL draft, but Takk McKinley will go down as the biggest bust of the Thomas Dimitroff era for three reasons.
A lot of people were taken aback by his outburst on draft day which honestly didn’t bother me, I loved his refreshing energy, and it was something that was lacking in this organization. He was over the top excited to have realized a dream that he had worked for his entire life.
Anyone that has accomplished something through blood, sweat, and tears knows exactly what he was feeling inside.
But that was the best version of Takk that the Atlanta Falcons ever received.
Takk came into camp his first three years out of shape and undedicated to his craft, he seemed to just be happy with his guaranteed four years $7.8 million rookie deal, even though he had $2.5 million more in incentives that could have been earned.
Takk seemed to have gotten his act together this past offseason as he dropped 25 pounds this offseason and reshaped his body. He came into camp ready to work and early on this season before his injury, he looked like a brand new man.
Fast forward seven weeks and Takk McKinley took to Twitter with several gas cans and blow torch that put the finishing touches on his career with the Atlanta Falcons.