Who will be the NFC South MVP in 2016? Maybe it’ll be an Atlanta Falcons star like Julio Jones or Devonta Freeman. Is Derrick Shelby ready for a breakout season? That and more in the Dirty Bird Daily.
Happy Friday, everyone and welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily. As ever, there’s plenty of great Falcons content for you right here. We’re now just 58 short days away from the Falcons’ season opener with the Buccaneers.
Before that is training camp, which gets underway in under two weeks. Can you feel football coming? It finally is.
As you sip your coffee this fine Friday morning, so close to the weekend, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.
Is Derrick Shelby ready for a breakout season? — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
Derrick Shelby will quickly become a key piece to the Falcons defensive line. Is he set for a breakout year in Dan Quinn’s defense? A move to Atlanta might turn out to be a great career decision.
Falcons position group reviews: Is wide receiver better in 2016? — The DW of The Falcoholic
Will the Falcons’ group of receivers be better this season? Roddy White is gone, an in comes Mohamed Sanu. Along with Justin Hardy’s development, one would assume the group will be better this season, but it’s tough to tell.
Which NFC South player will be the MVP of the division? Well, it’s obviously going to be a Falcons player, so take your pick: Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman or Julio Jones? Maybe it’ll be none of them. Maybe it’ll be Chris Chester. The ESPN writers weren’t as fun, with the majority of them going for you know who.
FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 165 “Hot Topics Of OTAs” — FalcFans.com
In this week’s FalcFans, Aaron Freeman and Allen Strk talk to The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas about a number of Falcons topics, including rookie linebackers Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell, as well as the competition at nickel cornerback.