Atlanta Falcons Full OTA, Minicamp Schedule
Dan Quinn will get a better idea of his team moving forward as the Atlanta Falcons kickoff their organized team activities, or OTAs.
Over the next few weeks, the team will continue the offseason process as they get ready for training camp, which will be held in late July. OTAs are non-contact and are voluntary to players, but they do hold a lot of value to teams and are important building to the new season.
These practices are especially important for the Falcons with a new head coach; each practice is a crucial opportunity for Quinn to implement his ideas and philosophy onto the players, while also working on technique.
Over the course of the organized team activities, many basic personnel packages will be run and players will have the chance to leave good first impressions.
Each positional unit will get the chance to run individual drills, such as quarterbacks practicing their drops and timing with their receivers. There will also be 7-on-7 sessions, where the linebackers and secondary take on the offense. There is no play between the two lines, meaning the quarterback has no pressure — the advantage is clearly in favor of the offense, but this helps defensive backs with their coverage.
Other activities include 11-on-11 sessions, special teams work and weight room sessions. Each practice is important and helps the team prepare for the tough road of training camp that lies ahead.
Here are the dates for the Falcons’ OTAs and minicamp:
OTAs: May 26-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12
Mandatory minicamp: June 16-18
It’s also worth noting that the mandatory minicamp in June will be open to the public. If you are aiming to go along, you should start planning your trip as soon as possible. Click here for more information on the minicamp.