Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. Is T.J. Yates good enough to be the Falcons’ backup? Who is the most underrated Falcon? These questions and more are answered in today’s Dirty Bird Daily. Let’s dive straight in.
Is T.J. Yates good enough to be Falcons’ backup QB? — John Buhler of ATL All Day
"Yates starred at Pope High School, in Chapel Hill for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and led the Texans to their first playoff victory in franchise history over the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012."
Giants’ snub motivation for O’Brien Schofield — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"Rather than sulk over the misfortune, Schofield consumed himself with other activities. He became involved with a prison ministry in Arizona and gained a better appreciation for the life and the freedom he has."
Training camp profile: Matt Ryan — Kyle Nishida of Rant Sports
"The Atlanta Falcons have been led by quarterback Matt Ryan since the team drafted him in 2008. He has put up solid statistics for the Falcons over those seven years with the team. However, his lack of playoff success and inability to get his team over the hump has many people questioning his abilities."
The most underrated Atlanta Falcon — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
"When you play for a team like the Atlanta Falcons, who are not media darlings during their best years and are more or less an afterthought in their worst, quality play isn’t always enough to get you noticed. That certainly leads to some very good players being severely underrated."
Beasley Jr. among top 10 Madden rookies — Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com
"Beasley ranked in the top 10 among rookie ratings, earning a 77 out of 100 overall. Beasley was joined on the list by Raiders WR Amari Cooper, Bucs QB Jameis Winston and Jets DE Leonard Williams, among others."