Cam Jordan Disses The Atlanta Falcons

Posted by | April 25, 2014 .

Piss on the Falcons

What do you call an Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman?

Nothing more than a roadblock, according to Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan.

“I’m sure they’ve done something with their O-Line, hopefully,” Jordan, sarcastically said Thursday afternoon of Atlanta’s offensive issues in 2013.

“I don’t know if you could call them an O-Line last year.”

With his comments, Jordan threw the first offseason punch in the Saints-Falcons NFC South rivalry, set to continue Sept. 7 at the Georgia Dome. The game marks the regular-season opener for both teams.

While Jordan, a fourth-year pro, is coming off his first Pro Bowl campaign, Atlanta’s offensive line is aiming to recover from a season which left the group battered and bewildered.

The offensive line never recovered from the retirement of Todd McClure, who spent 13 years as starting center, and right tackle Tyson Clabo, a victim of salary cap cuts. In 2013, the unit allowed 44 sacks, tied for 10th in the NFL, and quarterback Matt Ryan was knocked down 100 times.

Without enough push up front, Ryan’s offense struggled.

Meanwhile, the Saints swept their home-and-away series with Atlanta.

Jordan tallied 2 ½ sacks during a Week 12 win at Atlanta.

He did have complementary words for Atlanta receiver Julio Jones, who missed 11 games last season with a foot injury which required surgery. One season earlier, the combination of Ryan, Jones, fellow receiver Roddy White and now-retired tight end Tony Gonzalez pushed Atlanta to the NFC title game.

“Julio will be back healthy, and that’s always a steamroller that you have to worry about,” Jordan said.

He won’t though, worry about Atlanta’s offensive line, if it resembles last season’s efforts. The Falcons entered this offseason with needs at two, perhaps three spots.

Said Jordan of Atlanta’s offensive line in 2013: “They were road blocks.”


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