May 12, 2012; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tommy Gallarda (87) goes through a blocking drill with tight end Lamark Brown (85) during Falcons rookie camp at the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Falcons OTAs Begin Today


The Atlanta Falcons are beginning their Organized Team Activites today. This OTA camp will last three days, May 29-31, and is absolutely essential for fully installing the playbook, and ensuring that everyone has complete and total on-field access to the coaching staff for the first time. A lot of work has already been put in, but this will be actual on the field workouts and training.

Up to this point, the Falcons have not had anything organized or mandatory. There have been voluntary workouts as well as whatever film work the players may have begun. They have been free to use the Falcons’ facility in Flowery Branch, but nothing has included the extent of coach interaction as the next few days will.

As a matter of fact, Atlanta’s OTAs are NOT mandatory. That being said, they are highly encouraged, and I doubt anyone will absolutely and defiantly not be in attendance. So while OTAs are not officially mandatory, they mandatory in a sense.

A lot will also be learned about new offensive linemen Peter Konz and Lamar Holmes. We will begin to see if they have been putting in the right amount of work so far this offseason to garner favor with the coaches and a spot on the starting lineup, or if they need more time riding the bench before they can become effective players.

 

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