Falcons Focus On Tom Heckert

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was unable to land Bill Parcels to run his franchise, and has now turned to Eagles General Manager Tom Heckert according to Adam Schefter of NFL.com.

Heckert has been an integral part of the Eagles front office for the past seven years, and has brought in many great players to Philadelphia. In the first draft under Heckert the Eagles selected four Pro Bowlers in Lito Sheppard, Sheldon Brown, Michael Lewis, and Brian Westbrook. Raheem Brock was also taken that draft in the 7th round, but was released due to lack of rookie cap space.

Heckert has also gotten credit for the likes of Guard Shawn Andrews, DE Trent Cole, DT Mike Patterson, DT Brodrick Bunkley, LB Omar Gaither, TE L.J. Smith, and many others currently on the Eagles.

Tom has a pretty nice career resume. Over his 16-year career in the NFL, Heckert’s teams have experienced just one losing season, won their division eight times and made the playoffs 12 times, including five in Philadelphia.

This could potentially be a big blow to the Birds, as they would have to then locate a new General Manager to take his place.

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Tags: Adam Schefter Andy Reid Arthur Blank Atlanta Bill Parcels Brian Westbrook Brodrick Bunkley Eagles Falcons L.J. Smith Lito Sheppard Michael Lewis Mike Patterson Omar Gaither Philadelphia Raheem Brock Shawn Andrews Sheldon Brown Tom Heckert Trent Cole

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