GoAirForceFalcons.com put this on its Facebook page (they’re calling it an early draft), so I figured I’d share it, too:
First of all, it’s a pretty cool poster – nice work by those involved. What strikes me a bit about it is how quarterback Tim Jefferson is front and center. In 2010 no player was featured prominently, and in 2009 “I AM TEAM” was the motto. This year there’s no mistaking the leader of this group (and I’m not saying Air Force set out to put Jefferson front and center in the photo, that just naturally happens with a senior quarterback I’d think, my point is that those involved with the making of the poster didn’t necessarily resist it either). I think not ignoring the obvious, that Jefferson is the headliner of the team, is fine because of Jefferson himself. He’s humble and far from a self promoter. The Falcons rarely, if ever, promote an individual player, but I thought there was a bit of a shift in praising Jefferson in the postgame press conference at the Independence Bowl (I’ll write more on this topic sometime before the season). Remember, last year Air Force coach Troy Calhoun wouldn’t even come out and say Tim Jefferson was clearly his starter all through training camp, even though that was never in doubt.
Besides, having Jefferson out front makes the poster a bit more aesthetically pleasing, don’t you think?