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A two-sport athlete who decided on baseball."Welcome to Forgotten Falcons Cheap Julio Jones Jersey , a 2019 offseason series where we remember some quality players who have been largely forgotten by the fanbase over the years. Today we take a look at Brian Jordan, a well-known figure in Atlanta whose brief NFL career is eclipsed by his accomplishments on the baseball field.Time in Atlanta: 1989 - 1991Stats: 5 interceptions, 4 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 safeties, 20 punt returns, 169 punt return yards, 8 kick returns, 127 kick return yards.Why you should remember himThe Falcons flirted with a pair of two-sport athletes in the late eighties Custom Julio Jones Jersey , selecting Atlanta legend Deion Sanders fifth overall in the 1989 NFL Draft, and signing Brian Jordan later that year after he was cut by the Buffalo Bills. While Sanders would play for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons at one point, his Hall of Fame career was charted in the NFL. Jordan chose the other direction, accepting a three-year contract from the St. Louis Cardinals to abandon football and play baseball full-time. He flourished at the MLB level, playing 15 seasons and returning to Atlanta in a roundabout way — he roamed the outfield for the Braves from 1999-2001, and finished his professional sports career in a Braves uniform for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Brian Jordan still enjoys a visible presence in Atlanta as a Braves analyst, but his brief career in a Falcons jersey often flies under the radar. Selected in the 7th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills as a defensive back, Jordan was a training camp cut and subsequently snapped up by the Falcons. He found his way onto the field for four games in the ‘89 season, but started 15 games at strong safety in the 1990 and 1991 seasons — the latter earning him All-Pro honors. He tallied 5 interceptions across that span Julio Jones Jersey Discount , and was also given a crack on special teams returning punts and kickoffs. Brian Jordan made two playoff appearances with the Falcons, picking off quarterback Mark Rypien in Atlanta’s eventual loss to Washington in the 1991 NFC Divisional game. It would prove to be his final game in the NFL.During his Atlanta Falcons tenure he was also bouncing around the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league affiliates, having been selected 30th overall in the first-round of the 1988 MLB Draft. Itching to secure his full commitment to Major League Baseball, the Cardinals finally offered Jordan a multi-year deal with one large caveat: walk away from the game of football. And so Brian Jordan’s NFL career came to a close after three seasons, the remainder of his time as a professional athlete spent with the Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers, and Rangers. It’s pretty mind-blowing that the Atlanta Falcons had a pair of two-sport athletes in Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan on the same defense; a quirk in Falcons history that likely won’t occur ever again. Jordan’s Falcons’ legacy is one of a promising strong safety opting for the financial assurances and stability of Major League Baseball. He was a productive member of Atlanta’s secondary, but his decision to devote his talents to baseball full-time is why his history with the Falcons often goes overlooked — hence his inclusion in this series. Not everyone can occupy the rare air of a Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders Julio Jones Jersey Super Bowl , but Brian Jordan carved out a splendid career in his own right with his dedication to professional baseball. NEW ORLEANS (AP)Saints coach Sean Payton had a full night and morning to reflect on and review how much of an effect officiating really had on New Orleans’ narrow loss to Atlanta. By Friday afternoon, it sounded like the coach had decided that his initial concerns were warranted, and that it’s a problem the league should address. ”The officiating was extremely poor,” Payton said in a conference call. ”Inconsistent would be a great way to put it. I thought that had a lot to do with the way this game ended.” The way the game ended was costly for the Saints. New Orleans (9-4) missed an opportunity to strengthen its hold on first place in the NFC South, which now has three teams within a game of one another; Carolina (8-4) sits in second place and Atlanta (8-5) in third. The Saints also lost several players to injury during Thursday night’s 20-17 loss, but Payton seemed most concerned by the penalty flags that were thrown against his team – or weren’t thrown against the Falcons. Payton said he ”went through every one of `em – and the ones that weren’t called. Too many inconsistencies.” The Saints were penalized 11 times for 87 yards, and the Falcons gained nine first downs by penalty. Payton would not address all of the calls he disagreed with, but he did single out a roughing-the-passer call on defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins against Matt Ryan. The penalty came at the end of third-down incompletion, keeping alive a drive that ended with Atlanta’s first touchdown. ”I know what that rule’s in place for Julio Jones Jersey For Sale ,” Payton said, ”but it wasn’t in place for what happened with Sheldon.” The officiating ”has been a problem all year and it’s something that’s going to have to be addressed from a leadership standpoint at the top in our league office. ”It’s frustrating when you have a game, instead of it being decided on the field like it’s supposed to, you have a crew make so many mistakes in one event.” After Matt Bryant’s 52-yard goal gave Atlanta a 20-17 lead with 3:49 left, Drew Brees drove New Orleans into position for a tying field goal or winning touchdown. But linebacker Deion Jones made a leaping interception of a Brees pass in the end zone with 1:25 left. The Saints lost their last chance to get the ball back when an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Payton – who had angrily rushed onto the field to communicate with an official – gave the Falcons a first down that enabled them to run out the clock. Payton said after the game that he was trying to call a timeout when one of the officials ”asked me again.” ”I said, `I’ve already called the timeout,”’ Payton said. ”I probably said it with a little more oomph or vigor than I was supposed to, but I had enough. I’ve got to be smarter than that.” Payton said Friday that he had not heard from the league office about any further sanctions. He said the process of reporting disputed calls to NFL headquarters is ”a waste of energy.” The NFL automatically reviews any penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct toward officials to determine if any further disciplinary action is warranted. Even the Saints’ star on offense could have had a bigger game if not for the officiating, Payton said. Michael Thomas caught 10 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. ”He made some big plays Julio Jones Jersey On Sale ,” Payton said. ”He was held on two or three occasions. We have to get him more touches, but he was impressive.” Meanwhile, the Saints will be monitoring the health of half a dozen players injured during the game: running back Alvin Kamara (concussion), guard Senio Kelemete (concussion), wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (undisclosed), linebacker A.J. Klein (groin), defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin). The Saints have extra time heal up before their next game, at home Dec. 17 against the New York Jets. New Orleans hosts Atlanta in a rematch on Dec. 24. —
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