Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News
Good morning, Falcons fans. Happy Wednesday — how will the Falcons’ depth chart shape up in 2015? We can take a look now ahead of training camp, and that’s a big topic today. Let’s get started with today’s news and links from the world of the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons full wide receiver analysis — Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report
"The Atlanta Falcons have one of the better wide receiver depth charts in the NFL. Since his arrival in Atlanta, Julio Jones has shown All-Pro abilities, while Roddy White has been a top-five receiver at points during his career. The Falcons did lose Harry Douglas this offseason, but they have replaced him with better options."
Updated Falcons depth chart — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
"In some salary cap and scheme-fit moves, the Falcons parted ways with some of the key veterans from the 2012 NFC championship game team in left guard Justin Blalock, left tackle Sam Baker and wide receiver Harry Douglas."
Falcons starting center: Hawley or Stone? — John Buhler of ATL All Day
"With the Atlanta Falcons bringing in a new offensive coordinator in Kyle Shanahan, the Dirty Birds will switch from a man blocking scheme to a zone blocking scheme this season. Pretty much what that means is that offensive line will attack specified areas of the field as opposed a specific defensive player. It’s predicated on agility and foot speed to establish a strong running game."
Former Falcon Samuel starts record label — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
"Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, now retired from the NFL, has started a new life for himself in the music industry. And he’s prepared to recruit an old teammate for his new business."
Falcons hope T.J. Yates stacks up with NFC South backup QBs — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"Our NFC South roundtable for this morning focused on quarterbacks, debating if Carolina’s Cam Newton had the tools to surpass Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and New Orleans’ Drew Brees as the division’s best."