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Can Tevin Coleman rush for 1,000 yards as rookie? — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Atlanta Falcons Rookie RB Tevin Coleman has set a lofty goal for himself this fall: to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.  In most team’s offenses, that’s not out of the realm of possibility given that we’re talking about a starting running back.  But in Atlanta, Coleman will likely split carries with second-year tailback Devonta Freeman in the Falcons backfield."

Shanahan among top 20 coordinators in NFL — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s influence was felt from the moment he arrived at Flowery Branch. The team made a wholesale commitment to zone blocking this off-season in an effort to reinvigorate a nearly nonexistent running game. That’s a substantial commitment, one the Falcons wouldn’t undertake without really believing in Shanahan’s system."

Falcons hope to get plenty of bang for free-agent bucks — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Tight end Jacob Tamme (Denver) and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson(Washington) earned the most praise for their on-the-field performances in shorts. Linebacker Justin Durant (Dallas) emerged as a vocal leader, something the Falcons need after losing the inspiring Sean Weatherspoon to the Arizona Cardinals."

Atlanta player ranked highly in list — Dave Choate and Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic

"The analyst, a former football player, delivered his list of the top 100 football players currently footballing, as he does every year in June when the terrible, crushing weight of a month without purpose catches up to him. The former player, who staves off the essential meaningless of life and all its extravagant trappings through carefully ordered lists, writes the following scouting report."

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