Falcons Cut William Moore

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Today, the Falcons safety, William Moore got cut by the only team he has ever played for, the Falcons, but now there is a chance he goes back and reunites with his former head coach in Mike Smith down south in Tampa Bay.

Meanwhile, Moore was scheduled to cost the Falcons a salary-cap number that would have been $6.525 million. He was a cap casualty and same as teammate, Justin Durant. Now, with the Falcons cutting Moore they save $3.35 million in cap space. Also, another part of the dismissal of Moore led to the fact that he did have trouble learning Dan Quinn’s defensive scheme that led to younger safety, Kemal Ishmael taking over the job.

Next, Moore is 30 years old, but he still has plenty of football to offer. Moore has been banged up with injuries the past two seasons, which he only compiled a total of 18 games. Now, when Moore is healthy, he is a top 5 strong safety in the NFL. Moore is also a former one-time Pro-Bowler (2012).

Furthermore, the former second round pick, has earned 16 interceptions, 3.5 sacks, and 365 total tackles (277 solos). If Moore can find the right team, defensive scheme and remain healthy, he could be a nice asset to a team needing a starting safety.

Finally, I say “Tampa Bay” as a possible choice for Moore. The Bucs, due to the fact of Mike Smith as the defensive coordinator with the need of adding another safety to the mix with Chris Conte and Keith Tandy becoming unrestricted free agents. Also, Bradley McDougald is a restricted free agent. McDougald and Moore can be a solid duo in a different 4-3 defensive scheme.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Mads says:

    Definitely sad to see him go, but we need more productivity in the secondary – and if he only produces quality maybe 25% of the plays, I understand the decision.

    Dan Quinn is a defensive mastermind, so I hope he knows what he’s doing. Maybe he is looking for more accelerated and quick on the ball safeties? Ishmael fitted very well with the new scheme – so could that be the case?


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    1. Yep. They are looking for quicker on the ball safeties. Like Earl Thomas. Money and the issue of Ishmael playing better than Moore led to this move.


  2. Would you like to see him in Tampa Bay? Why or why not?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, brings leadership, a voice, and solid physical play!


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