Atlanta Falcons preseason guide: What to watch

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Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (3) kicks a field goal as punter Matt Bosher (5) holds the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) attempted to block during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What else to look out for

What else should Falcons fans be looking out for in the preseason games? Should Quinn get creative on special teams with all the rule changes? Are the Falcons injury-free?

PATs and two-point conversions

With the rule change to move the PAT kick back, will Dan Quinn get creative with some two-point tries? What about a fake kick?

Nobody seems totally sure with all the rule changes so this would be the perfect time to experiment.

If it goes wrong, it doesn’t matter because the score isn’t important in preseason. It’s about player evaluation and seeing how players work in each situation.

How is the offensive line holding up?

The offensive line has been a problem for the Falcons of late, and there have been some personnel changes.

It’s too early to make observations on training camp just yet, but we will get a glimpse of how the line is holding up when they take to the field in each preseason game.

Maybe there will be a new addition in Jake Long, too?

Health, health, health

Who’s healthy? The injury list is looking more promising right now, but will health affect player’s game time?

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Another key for preseason is to avoid injury. Expect many starters to be limited in action to avoid any unnecessary injury.

Unfortunately, injuries are apart of football and it’s not a case of if, it’s when and who.

The Falcons will suffer from injuries, but it’s important the core of the team remains healthy, and that starts with protecting them in preseason.

What will you be looking out for in preseason, Falcons fans?

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