The Atlanta Falcons believe they have what it takes to finally get over the hump and find themselves Super Bowl bound in the 2013-2014 season. Having added a couple of key veterans this offseason, the Falcons are set to contend in the NFC for supremacy.
Atlanta brought in two main veterans in the offseason: Running back Stephen Jackson from the St. Louis Rams and defensive end Osi Umenyiora from the New York Giants. Both figure to have a huge impact on their respective side of the ball, and fans couldn’t be happier.
For Umenyiora, it’s not just a change of scenery. He was also forced to switch his jersey number after wearing 72 in New York for so long because offensive lineman Sam Baker already had that it. Umenyiora chose to don number 90 up until the point when his parents got involved.
Umenyiora said that his parents “didn’t like him in 90,” for whatever reason. He said they never really gave a true reason, saying “I don’t know. They just didn’t like it,” according to USA TODAY.
Well, he had another number in mind with wanting to wear 50 after finding out his parents didn’t like his original selection, but that number was taken as well. Linebacker Pat Schiller, though, was willing to work out a little deal with the Pro Bowl defensive end.
Schiller had some fun with his take on the situation.
“I definitely came out on top,” Schiller said. “He took me to all-you-can-eat Golden Corral.”
Having some fun with Schiller, a reporter mentioned that a meal at Golden Corral costs about $10 which is nothing compared to the $8.5 million Umenyiora will make with Atlanta.
“Is that what it costs?” Schiller said in a serious tone. “Well, I loaded up on the rolls. I very much stuffed my face.”
“Is that what he told you?” Umenyiora asked the reporter after hearing Schiller’s response. “It was a little more expensive than that. I took care of him.”
At the end of the interview, Schiller got the last laugh saying, “There’s a rumor going around about a Bugatti,” he said, referring to one of the world’s most expensive cars. “But you can see the parking lot. It’s not in there.”