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Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s the start of June, which means we are just over three months away from the start of the regular season. The OTAs will resume this week, and don’t forget about the mandatory minicamp on June 16-18, which is open to the public. A lot of the talk this morning surrounds the Falcons’ running back situation. Let’s dive right in.

Falcons RB competition heating up — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons RB competition is already heating up.  Both second-year player Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman see themselves as the guy to beat atop the running back rotation.  And let’s not forget about Antone Smith who seems to have a breakaway play every game he plays in for the Falcons."

Falcons: Creating the blueprint for optimal offense — Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report

"The most complex offenses in the NFL normally come from the combination of multiple simplistic concepts. The Atlanta Falcons’ optimal offensive scheme for 2015 would include a few variations on various concepts that would be easy for any offensive player to understand."

Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman ready to battle it out — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"Atlanta Falcons running backs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman are teammates. They are both talented skill players – give either man a capable offensive line and the production will come. Assuming Coleman can jump right in and contribute, the Falcons will have a formidable duo anchoring their backfield."

Freeman vows to play second to no one — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"It didn’t take long for Tevin Coleman to display his confidence.Moments after being drafted by the Falcons, before he had a chance to learn much about his new surroundings, the University of Indiana graduate announced he’d begin his NFL career as Atlanta’s No. 1 running back."

A look at every team’s WR situation — Russell S. Baxter of Bleacher Report

"It has always been far better to give than receive.On the other hand, when it comes to professional football these days, has there been a better time to be a wide receiver (unless you’re trying to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in your first year of eligibility)?"

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