Thunderstorm cuts Falcons’ public practice short
The Atlanta Falcons practiced for an hour at Norcross High
School before an approaching thunderstorm cut the session short
A near-capacity crowd of 13,500 didn’t get to see the 11-on-11
scrimmage between the offense and defense.
It’s been the Falcons’ custom the last several years to hold a
scrimmage at a nearby suburban high school the week before the
first preseason game. Friday’s session lasted less than an hour.
Nearby lightning, a sudden drop in temperature and dark skies
caused coach Mike Smith to stop practice.
Smith had planned for the full-pads practice session to include
opening-series drives, third-down scenarios, one-on-one pass
drills, red-zone offense and a 20-play scrimmage between