Atlanta Falcons News: Dan Quinn sharpening skills evaluating offense
Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. There are a number of excellent Falcons stories for you today. We start with an interesting piece on Dan Quinn’s ability to scout offensive talent. Quinn admits it’s an area he’s still strengthening.
There’s also a look at the Senior Bowl, the Pro Bowl and the draft. How did the Falcons’ linebackers perform this year? As you sip your coffee this fine Friday morning, enjoy these articles.
Dan Quinn sharpening up when evaluating offensive players — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Dan Quinn knows what he’s looking for when scouting defensive prospects, particularly along the defensive line, due to his experience. But Quinn has admitted an area he’s still sharpening his skills when evaluating offensive talent. Other than when looking at opposing offensive players, his experience scouting them is fairly low.
Falcons 2015 roster review: OT Jake Long — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
One of the Falcons’ biggest signings during the season was that of offensive tackle Jake Long. Injuries have plagued Long throughout his career, but he was finally able to stay healthy. Part of the reason there is because he barely saw the field in 2015 for the Falcons.
Roundtable: Senior Bowl expectations — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
The AtlantaFalcons.com writers sat down to discuss this week’s Senior Bowl, which is a great opportunity to evaluate draft prospects. The staff give their opinions on which players will impress, and who Atlanta Falcons fans should have a keen eye on all week.
Team Irvin loaded with Falcons in Pro Bowl — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
There are plenty of Atlanta Falcons representatives in this weekend’s Pro Bowl. If you don’t have a rooting interest for the game, maybe it’s time to pick Team Irvin. Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones, Patrick DiMarco and Desmond Trufant will all be lining up in Michael Irvin’s team.
Next: Are the Falcons willing to groom quarterback of the future?
Falcons 2015 position review: Linebackers — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
How did the Falcons’ linebackers perform in 2015? I think we can all agree there is work to be done at the position this offseason. This article looks back at the play of the current linebackers, while also looking ahead at a potential draft prospect.