Pernell McPhee visiting Falcons Wednesday
The Falcons are taking a look at a potential addition to their defense on Wednesday.
The team announced that linebacker Pernell McPhee will be in Atlanta for a visit. McPhee was released by the Bears last month and visited with the Redskins recently.
I’d rather be a shooting star than a fading star, he says. I’d rather go all out and get hurt. I’d rather get hurt making a Honey Badger-type of play, rather than get hurt trying not to get hurt. That’s where I’m at right now. People are going to get what they expect. Not only what they expect but what I expect. Even if I get 80 tackles, it’s going to look good. Those 80 tackles are going to be hell of a tackles. And the interceptions are going to be great interceptions.
I need to get back to that mindset of, Hey, man. You’re the best at what you do. Just understand that and believe that.
To clarify, he doesn’t mean the best safety, assuring, I do more than that. When he’s the menace who forced 11 fumbles in two years at LSU and broke up 17 passes in 2015, Mathieu believes he’s the best defensive back there is. A human chess piece.
The 30-year-old is coming off a season in which he played two games before knee surgery felled him. He had a resurgence in 2016, though, when he threw for 20 touchdowns and five interceptions with Minnesota.
In the hectic QB shuffle, the Vikings have watched two signal-callers go, as Case Keenum earlier agreed to a contract with the Broncos, and imported a big fish, landing the cream of the market crop in Kirk Cousins, who had not even visited the Jets.
That left Gang Green and the Bills with gaping holes at the most important position in football. Still available are AJ McCarron, Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown, who quarterbacked the Jets last season.
The hyped quarterback-rich draft, too, still awaits, where the Browns, Giants, Broncos, Jets and Bills are expected to consider the likes of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson.