Atlanta Falcons: Why Re-signing Biermann Was Good Move

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Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) tries to avoid a tackle by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Kroy Biermann (71) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Bears defeated the Falcons 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

1: Biermann has the capability to be a solid backup.

It is no secret that Kroy Biermann struggled mightily last year in his starting role. One of the biggest criticisms of the Falcons’ previous coaching regime was their seeming inability to play younger players like Jonathan Massaquoi over ineffective veterans like Biermann. Now that the club has a new coach in town who emphasizes competition at every position, fans can be assured that the roster’s younger players will get an opportunity to win the starting spot. Assuming this happens, Biermann has the physical skills and talent to be a very good rotational player on defense. While he is definitely no game breaker, he has a lot of experience and is a serviceable pass rusher. Assuming his snap count goes down drastically from last year’s numbers, Biermann could be a big positive for Atlanta off of the bench.

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