Aug 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) celebrates with linebacker Joplo Bartu (59) after returning a fumble for a touchdown during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
After the nightmare of a season that Atlanta endured last year, 2014 provides a chance for a few Falcons players to take the next step and help bring the team back into contention. Coaching changes, draft selections, and free agency acquisitions all contribute to a player taking that next step, and it very may be the difference between another losing season and a playoff appearance. Let’s take a look at a few Falcons who could take their game to an entirely new level in the coming season.