10 years ago today, on March 15th, 2002. Warrick Dunn realized that pewter is worn by awful people, and signed with the Falcons.
At the time, it seemed like a positive, yet hopeful signing. Warrick Dunn carried the misconception of being a 3rd Down, or Change-Of-Pace, back his entire career. In his time in Atlanta, Falcons fans learned that wasn't true, and fell in love with the diminuitive back with a heart of gold.
It didn't start that way, though, as the signing of Dunn looked like a head scratcher to Falcons fans once the team spent a 1st Round pick on bruising tailback T.J. Duckett from Michigan St. As it turned out, Dunn became the far more reliable, more consistent back of the two. Today, the idea of having 2 backs you can rely on is the norm in the NFL - but in 2002, you had one guy, and that was who got 95% of your carries. Even though he was giving up 4 inches and 70 pounds to Duckett, that became Dunn more often than not.
Over 6 season in Atlanta, Warrick Du...