Three things the Atlanta Falcons must do during the second half
Devonta Freeman is playing like he no longer wants to be an Atlanta Falcon. There are fans everywhere that are wishing Tevin Coleman was still in the backfield for us.
Coleman was always the guy to go to when it felt like Freeman wasn’t having the best day. This season, those days are happening more often and the Falcons were expected to run the ball more this year taking some pressure off Matt Ryan and the run game. Devonta Freeman isn’t doing that and it’s time for Falcons check out what they have.
Both Brian Hill and Ito Smith have seen playing time behind Devonta Freeman and have made the best of it. Qadree Ollison has yet to see any playtime this year for the Falcons so why not see what you have in the young running back.
In terms of yardage, Freeman has the most but both Hill and Smith have the lone rushing touchdowns on the team at the running back position. The only other person with a rushing touchdown on the team is….you guessed it…Matt Ryan.
The Falcons might be tempted to draft a running back in the early rounds of next year’s draft and that’s fine, but don’t overlook the guys you have on the roster because there might be a playmaker hidden among them.