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s Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub he Falcoholic’s Falcons Fan Spotlight: Mike NewtonLet’s hear from the fans!ESTShareTweetShareShareThe Falcoholic’s Falcons Fan Spotlight: Mike NewtonGreetings Youth Deadrin Senat Jersey , Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s “Fan Spotlight.” This segment highlights Atlanta Falcons fans from around the globe, and shares how they became a fan of the team and their thoughts on the franchise. This week’s Fan Spotlight is on Mike Newton, a 42-year old father of two from Raton, New Mexico. Mike currently resides in Colorado Springs, where he has lived for the past 21 years. Growing up in New Mexico, there’s obviously no NFL teams nearby, so he had to choose a team that he could relate to and stick with them. In 1990, a player named Deion Sanders caught his eye, and he’s been an Atlanta Falcons fan ever since. He loved everything about Prime Time, that “bad boy” attitude of his, and it molded him into a hardcore fan. Who is your favorite Falcons player of all-time?I have many favorite players, Deion Sanders, Julio Jones Stitched Isaiah Oliver Jersey , Tim Dwight, Terance Mathis, and Deion Jones, but my favorite all-time is Roddy White! I loved the way Roddy played, he wasn’t the biggest receiver but he played with so much passion, and he was a great route runner. I will never forget the touchdown catch he made against the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs. Roddy burned Richard Sherman (who was probably the best cornerback at the time) and then Roddy made sure to trash talk Sherman that he got burned. That play hyped me up so much, I will never forget it! It’s shame we never got Roddy a ring.What are your thoughts on the 2019 offseason?I agree with all the players that we released so far. Although it’s sad to see Matt Bryant go, it had to be done. I am not sure about keeping Vic Beasley, but we will see. The Falcons really need to fix the offensive and defensive lines. If the Falcons fix both of those, I truly believe we will be a contender again.What are your thoughts on Dan Quinn so far?I know some Falcons fans may disagree, but I really like Dan Quinn. I feel a lot of the Falcons short comings last year were out of his control, in regards to injuries and poor-play calling. Last year was their first losing season under him, and the guy is 3-2 in the playoffs – that’s more than we can say about Mike Smith. With that being said, if he has another losing season this year Youth Isaiah Oliver Jersey , it will be time for him to go, this team has way too much talent to have another losing record.Favorite Falcons memory?Obviously the two NFC Championship games we won, but one of my favorite memories is when we ended the Carolina Panthers’ perfect season in 2015. It was the day after Christmas, and the Panthers were 14-0 with the Falcons being huge under dogs. I will never forget the touchdown catch Julio made. I was in Albuquerque for Christmas and I was wearing my Falcons gear, and everywhere I went people said “Go Falcons!”, “How about those Falcons?” It was like the Falcons just won the Super Bowl! I was also playing against Cam Newton in my fantasy championship and I won, so that was a cherry on top. It felt so good to ruin their perfect season!What would you like to tell your fellow Falcons fans?This is a funny story I like to tell people. When we found out our second child was going to be a boy, we really loved the name Cameron. Well my last name is Newton, therefore his name would be Cameron Newton. All I can think of was people associating him with that bum Cam Newton, so we immediately scrapped that idea. I despise Cam Newton!! Finally, to all my fellow Falcons fans: I have met a lot of you in many different places. I must say that every single Falcons fan I have met was like meeting a new friend, or a long-lost family member, I love my fellow fans. Rise Up!!I appreciate Mike for sharing his thoughts on the Falcons, and for being the focus of this weeks ‘Fan Spotlight’ article. If you’d like to connect with Mike and discuss how inaccurate Cam Newton is Stitched Tony Gonzalez Jersey , you’ll find him on Twitter at @Mikey2180.Additionally, if you’d like to be considered for a future ‘Fan Spotlight’ or know of someone who deserves to be, let me know on Twitter where you can find me at @EvanBirchfield. Thanks for reading! The arrival of Gettis could signal the departure of another interior lineman."The Falcons are almost certainly not done tweaking their offensive line, but their latest reported signing is hardly the kind of seismic shakeup that a rookie backup center or rookie right tackle would be. It does indicate that the Falcons could choose to go in a different direction than the one we assumed with their interior depth, which as of the moment consists of veterans Wes Schweitzer and Brandon Fusco and former draft pick Sean Harlow. Adam Gettis, the soon-to-be signee in question, has played in 17 games with one start over stints with Washington, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and the New York Giants. Gettis last played in an actual NFL game back in 2016, as he was on the shelf with an injury in 2017 and didn’t play last year. The former fifth round draft pick has chiefly played guard in the NFL but can, reputedly, also play center. Critically, he spent time with Dirk Koetter and the Bucs the last two years Youth Tony Gonzalez Jersey , even if he didn’t ultimately play. If Gettis is healthy and the Falcons are intrigued enough to bring him aboard now, there’s a chance he could push for the final spot on the Falcons’ offensive line in 2019. The ability to play center would make him a logical candidate for the backup job behind Alex Mack, albeit not one that inspires a ton of early confidence, and at worst he’s insurance for if the Falcons don’t touch the interior of the line in the draft. If he does stick around, he could bump Brandon Fusco or Wes Schweitzer off the roster, as those are the two early candidates for reserve roles on the interior and the Falcons aren’t very likely to carry five guards on the active roster this year. The Falcons, as you’ll recall, are very fond of bringing in veterans who have washed out elsewhere and seeing if they can shore up the line, so don’t count Gettis out yet. All of that is in the future, though, including confirmation of the signing. We’ll wait to see if and when Gettis does sign, but we preemptively welcome him aboard. UPDATE: The team confirmed the news, signing Gettis to a one-year contract.