3 positions (besides QB) that are holding the Atlanta Falcons back
The Atlanta Falcons are suffering at the edge-rusher position
Death, taxes, and the Atlanta Falcons having no pass rush are the only guarantees in life. However, hopefully at least one of those things would change. If I had my choice it might just be the Falcons having a pass rush.
Arnold Ebiketie has shown some incredible flashes and has really been the only semi-reliable edge-rusher for the Falcons. The other rookie, DeAngelo Malone, has also been good at points, and the same with Lorenzo Carter. Even with those three, there is no resemblance of a pass rush that is even close to being good enough.
How will the Falcons lift the curse and find a deadly pass rusher? Who knows, maybe it is Ebiketie or Malone, but either way they still need to have more reliable options. In fact, the last sack they recorded was nine quarters ago against Justin Fields.