Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

THESE GUYS ARE BACK TOGETHER, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE D?


 

Hello football fans. It is I, the blogger of all bloggers back to drive you insane with honesty and sarcasm. I apologize for my little blog nap but life was calling. So forgive me and let’s dive right into free agency!

The Falcons definitely addressed some glaring needs this off season after releasing Turner, Abraham, and Robinson. On the offensive side of the ball anyway. I love the addition of Stephen Jackson if he can stay healthy. I think with Gonzalez back in the fold, Atlanta boasts one of the scariest offenses in football. Jackson’s ability to catch the ball out of the backfield should bolster an already star-studded offense.

That’s all great but my concerns are on the other side of the ball. We’ve still yet to add any player of note on defense other than retaining our own players like William Moore. I however have the utmost respect for Thomas Dimitroff and know he’ll cover all his bases. Getting younger on the D-line was necessary, I just hope we don’t draft another Jamal Anderson. There are still some pass rushing studs on the market, and TD will have it sured up by training camp. Bet your mama’s fried chicken on that.

So obviously I’m happy with the direction we’re moving! I’ll assess the situation again after the draft next month. Either way this team is going to score a lot and often. And that’s half the battle. Hopefully with another year under Nolan this defense can step up another level this year. I think it’s the only thing stopping us from being eventual Super Bowl champs in 2014. Thanks for reading and rise up.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons Dunta Robinson Falcons John Abraham Michael Turner Super Bowl Tony Gonzalez William Moore