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QB Rotation Up in the Air, Three Players Out for Jets Game

D.J. Shockley 

As far as how much and in what order the Falcons quarterbacks will play on Friday night vs the Jets is unknown.  Head coach Bobby Petrino has yet to declare the rotation, but did say that the starters should play around 10 to 12 plays.  Joey Harrington will be the starter, that is clear.  After that the likely rotation will be Chris Redman and then D.J. Shockley.  Both those QB’s are going after backup roles with the team.  Lang Campbell, a free agent, may see some time late in the game.  For now, Redman has been on board with the number two team, and Shockley the three’s.  Last season Shockley was the 3rd QB after being drafted out of Georgia in the 7th round.  “The one thing that he has going for him is that he can run and move and make plays when things break down,” Petrino said of Shockley. “That’s something that we’ve been concentrating on in practice.” 

A couple of players are officially “out” for the game vs the Jets.  They include running back Warrick Dunn, tight end Alge Crumpler, and defensive tackle Rod Coleman.  Guard Kynan Forney missed practice on Tuesday, but was back out there on Wednesday and likely will play vs the Jets. 

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4 Responses to “QB Rotation Up in the Air, Three Players Out for Jets Game”

  1. Nancy Gordon says:

    Can’t wait to see Lang Campbell in action!

  2. Guy Pidgeon says:

    Sure would like to see Lang Campbell get some reps. He’s a smart young man with good feet and a good arm. Great potential and a super person!

  3. I am interested in seeing Lang Campbell play against the Jets. I have watched him over the years at William and Mary and followed his brief stints in the NFL and am amazed that he hasn’t caught on somewhere. Smart and athletic player who might be a diamond in the rough for Atlanta. Crowded at QB right now, but given an honest chance he should do fine. Check out what he did as a senior at William and Mary and you shouldn’t have any doubts about his abilities…

  4. Look very closely at the leadership capabilities of Lang Campbell. I have marveled at his progressive and standout growth for ten years, including his Payton-award winning senior season at William & Mary. The kid is smart as a whip, and moves his team smartly down the field in pressure situations, but most impressively, his teammates all stand taller when he steps into the huddle with his quiet confidence and self-depreciating humor. He did the same thing as basketball team leader. Reminds me of Joe Montana. A winner. The fans love that, and deserve that. He is an impressive man, community spirited, a complete leader, the team and fan-centric antidote to the disaster that is Michael Vick.

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