One of the biggest concerns for the Atlanta Falcons this offseason is to upgrade the offensive line. They need better players, that’s for sure, but they also recently improved by hiring former head man Mike Tice to coach the offensive line. And, it looks like one former player is behind the hire.
Former Falcons center Todd McClure recently told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he thinks Tice can make a big difference.
He has great schemes, McClure said. I think if you look at where ever he goes, he’s been probably top five in rushing and I think that’s what these guys are looking for, to get the rushing game back going. From everything that I hear, his schemes and everything are great.
McClure, who started 195 games for the Falcons over 14 seasons, knows a thing or two when it comes to the strategic ins and outs of NFL line play. And, the good news is he’s right, Tice is just what Atlanta needs right now.
We’ve already covered how Tice brings toughness to the team, something they desperately need. But, as McClure rightfully pointed out, he also brings a sharp strategic mind. The Falcons can use a better rushing game, and Tice has what it takes to help them get back on track.
The Atlanta offense is going to be back and better than ever next year, especially if Tice can get the offensive line playing well.