No doubt you can connect the dots — the connections are visible.
The Falcons have been in touch with former Miami linebacker Channing Crowder, who plans to make a comeback after sitting out last season, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Crowder, the former North Springs High and Florida standout who prematurely retired at age 28, is ready to make a comeback. The Atlanta Falcons, who hired Crowder’s last defensive coordinator in Mike Nolan, have been in touch and will most certainly check out Crowder.
“I’d love to play in Atlanta,” Crowder said. “Coach Nolan is my guy. Actually, when he got the job in Atlanta he [sent] me a text. Coach Nolan is a first class guy. I’m not just saying that to be politically correct. He’s a first class guy and a great defensive coordinator. He’s a great guy. When he I got released he texted me back then and said that ‘it was great to coach you.’”
In his most recent text to Crowder, Nolan just told Crowder that he was landing in his hometown.
“I told him if he needs a better linebacker let me know,” Crowder said. “He texted me back and said ‘I’ll keep in touch.’ ”