3. Free Agency
As was mentioned earlier, cutting Robert Alford and Brooks Reed as well as not picking up the four million dollar team option on Kicker Matt Bryant, to me, signifies that the front office and coaching staff understands that this is now or never.
I suspect that the Falcons will address the Offensive Line needs in Free Agency this season. The learning curve is much steeper on the OL side than the DL side. Going out to trade for or sign a veteran OL or three will be the much better route to take during this Super Bowl window.
Given the terrible signings, the Falcons made last year on that side of the ball in free agency, I suspect Uncle Blank has given Dimitroff an ultimatum to improve.
This means that they will address the Defensive Line needs in the draft. While sitting at 14 is not ideal, there are still some studs in this draft that will be available when the Falcons clock starts. Falcons will draft one of these four guys: Quinnen Williams, Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins, Ed Oliver.
Remember, Uncle Arthur declared a couple weeks ago, the Falcons would be busy in Free Agency. I fully believe that Atlanta United’s MLS cup dished out some harsh reality to Blank about where the Falcons are at as a franchise and anyone in business knows, crap runs downhill.