The beauty of the early off season is the complaining and self promoting. As a free agent you go on local radio shows and promote yourself and generally try not to tarnish your image and do what you can to make yourself attractive to potential teams.
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore is set to join the free agent market on March 12th, and went on ESPN 101 in St. Louis to talk about his impending free agency and lack of nerves. Interesting choice, St. Louis, a town that has a team in need of a safety and who many have eyeing Kenny Vaccaro in the first round.
“Mind-boggling a little bit. You’re sitting back, you know you’re waiting for your destination and your value as a player,” Moore said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “But at the same time, it’s a good problem to have, so you’ve gotta be excited about stuff like this.”
“I feel like I can do it all as far as being active in the run game. And I like to be. I don’t have a part of my game where I’m uncomfortable at. I feel like I can do it all. I’m not saying I’m perfect as a safety; I know there’s some things to work on. And I’m looking forward to improving my man-to-man coverage and I think I can do it all — go get the ball, intercept it and do it all.”
He’s a solid enough player, he has 11 career interceptions and zero career touchdowns so he can’t do it all. At least he hasn’t yet. He’s also forced 5 fumbles and recovered 2 in his career.
And while he doesn’t “have the slightest idea” whether he’ll return to the Falcons he understands the moves that’d be made, including releasing John Abraham and Dunta Robinson.
“Stuff like this don’t happen everyday, but it’s part of the business and it basically just opened the eyes up for young players like me to let you know that nobody’s safe. You have to continue to get better.”