May 26, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn shown on the field during OTA at Falcons Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
A lot went wrong for the 2014 Atlanta Falcons, of that much we already know. Dan Quinn has focused on strengthening the roster this offseason, and there is plenty to be excited about moving forward.
Offense wasn’t the problem last year, although the line and ground game needed upgrades. It should be even better this year, so it’s important for the defense to catch up.
That’s where Quinn comes in. If there’s a man who knows a thing or two about defense, it’s the guy that helped the Seahawks reach consecutive Super Bowls. As defensive coordinator in Seattle, the Seahawks ranked first in total defense both years, and capped the year off with a trip to the big game.
What are the Falcons’ strengths heading into 2015?
Have the defensive acquisitions improved the unit enough? Is the offense poised to be one of the NFL’s most balanced?
Let’s take a look at the Falcons’ top-5 positional units heading into the new season.
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