1. Injury Update: So far so good with injuries this year in Falcons camp and Monday was another healthy day, but we're reaching the point in camp when players begin to get some random days off. Monday was one of those days with
2. Behind The Scenes: When Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis was asked about the effect a TV show like Hard Knocks can have on a football team, Lewis said the film crew is only there to do a job, just like his team: "It’s really not all you wish, but people think it’s more than it is. These guys bust their tail to do their job. You get to know them and they’re out here. If someone is moving, they’re working and following them. Then they try to put a show together.”
Lewis added that if the Falcons wanted the show, he'll gladly trade them, adding that it wouldn't require a blockbuster, Julio Jones type of trade to make it happen.
3. A New Game: Last year didn't go
5. Five Quick Thoughts: Monday's practice was a busy one with 180 football players on three fields, two coaching staffs and more than a few film crews. There was a lot to see and here are five quick pieces of information:
Robert Jamesand Akeem Dentspent time as first-team linebackers. Cliff Matthewsis strong. Very strong. His bull rush from the middle was tough for the interior offensive line of the Bengals to handle. Robert Alfordrotated reps at various times with Asante Samueland at one point in coverage drills he had an interception off a jumped route around the 20-yard line that he was able to return easily for a score. William Mooregot a treat on Monday during warm-ups. The event staff played one of his songs, W.A.R. and of course he and his secondary mates sang along. Moore released a second version called "World War II" over the weekend.
- During positional drills, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan asked defensive line coach Ray Hamilton for permission to use
Kroy Biermannin some linebacker drills. The defensive end has been working out as a hybrid player in Nolan's scheme again this year, jumping back and forth from linebacker to end.