Horn Wants Out of Atlanta

By Staff

Former Saints WR Joe Horn is reportedly asking out of Atlanta because of playing time concerns after the Falcons went with youngster Laurent Robinson opposite Roddy White after the mini-camp that just completed. Horn was the “man” during his long stay here in New Orleans but then signed with the division rival Falcons last offseason and failed to contribute much last season.

"“They’re going with the younger guys and I don’t have a problem with that, if that’s the course they’ve chosen,” Horn said. “I want to have an opportunity to play with a team that needs a veteran to play and contribute and who helps the young guys.“I’m not rocking the boat. The main reason I came here last year was for [owner] Arthur Blank. His character, his passion and the way he takes care of his people. I relish the opportunity to play here. I haven’t talked to Mr. Blank but so far the way it seems, I think they want to go younger.”"

Look, Joe Horn was absolutely my favorite Saints player, and maybe even the face of the team, while he was here. Afterwards, however, he verbally bashed the team that gave him the chance to become a star after they cut ties with him. It reeked of bitterness and was fairly unprofessional. The Saints had a clear idea that maybe Joe’s skills were diminished and now that Laurent Robinson (?) is ahead on the depth chart over him, maybe the Saints were right. I try to remember Joe for all the good that he did (effort, celebrations, pro-bowls) but the way he bashed the team after left a bitter taste in my and many other Saints fans mouths.