Dirty Bird Daily: Atlanta Falcons need patience with Quinn


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Feb 3, 2015; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons new head coach Dan Quinn poses for a photo during a press conference at the Falcons Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Johnson in the second?

With the Falcons likely to take a running back at some point in the 2015 NFL Draft, should they target Miami’s Duke Johnson? Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report takes a look during his series exploring Falcons draft options:

"“The Atlanta Falcons need an ideal fit for the zone-blocking scheme to team with Devonta Freeman in 2015. Duke Johnson is one of the best fits for the scheme in the entire draft. He’s got good top-end speed and was ridiculously productive under the scheme in college.”"

5 Questions with Blake Sims

D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com continues his series looking at draft prospects. Here are five questions with quarterback Blake Sims:

"“With the NFL draft set for April 30 through May 2, each morning we’ll take a look at a player on the Falcons’ draft board .Today we’ll look at Alabama quarterback Blake Sims., of Gainesville High.”"

Patience needed with Quinn

While the addition of new head coach Dan Quinn should get Falcons fans excited, Dusty Haralson of NFL Spin Zone believes it’s important to be patient. In time, he will make the Falcons contenders again:

"“Unfortunately for the Falcons, Quinn didn’t bring Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, or Marshawn Lynch along with him.But that’s okay. Rebuilding the Falcons into the division-winning, Super Bowl contending threat that they once were is not going to be a quick and easy fix. Atlanta’s front lines lost so much after the 2012, including Tyson Clabo (free agency, signed with Dolphins), Todd McClure (retirement) on the offensive line, and pass rushers Sean Weatherspoon (injury and free agency, Cardinals) and John Abraham (released).”"

As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:

  • What should the Falcons do in the second round? Here are some options.
  • As for the first round, what if they don’t opt for a pass rusher? Here are seven options.

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