I don't know about anyone else but with the Falcons out of the playoffs the next two months just got very, very, very, boring for myself. I catch some playoff games but without Atlanta in there it doesn't much matter to me. The first day that any real moves will be made won't be until Februrary 8th when teams can designate franchise tags and then the 23rd when they can sign designated players to contracts. Sure there might be a few cuts but I doubt there will be many.
Just an FYI for everyone... Upcoming important dates:
February 8th: Teams may designated franchise tags
February 22nd: Deadline for franchise tags
February 23rd: Teams may make contract offers for tagged players
February-March 1st: NFL Combine in Indy
March 1st: Teams do not need to grant permission to another club to discusses coaching positions (Knapp or Donatell anyone?); all player contracts expire for 05; deadline for options; deadline for minimum tenders on EFA players.
March 2nd: Free Agency begins; trading period begins
March 16th: Deadline for franchise players to be signed.
March 21st: Off-season conditioning begins
April 2nd: NFL Europe begins *collective, 'whatever' occours*
April 15th: Deadline for offer sheets to RFA's
April 23rd-24th: NFL Draft
May 16th: First day rookies may participate in mini camps
June 1st: Cap Cutting Day! Yay
Mid-July: Camps Re-Open once again.
Me thinks this is going to be a slow and very boring offseason for the Falcons. If you need any help with the cap figures let me know Cappy!