The reasons for my skepticism are twofold. One, the Falcons know that Thomas DeCoud faltered a bit in 2010 and William Moore comes equipped with a significant injury history. As talented as they are, you don't want to back that duo up with two unproven players. Two, the team has plenty of cap room under a new collective bargaining agreement, and that gives them room to address the relatively cheap position of safety easily.
So I'm bringing up Chinedum Ndukwe, who will likely be a free agent under a new CBA. Ndukwe is 26 years old, has 181 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 18 passes defensed and six interceptions in pieces of four seasons, some of them as a starter. At an imposing 6'2", 224 pounds, Ndukwe is extremely solid in tackling and is far from an embarrassment in pass coverage.
Look, I don't think this guy is a magic bullet for the pass defense or anything like that. I'm simply advocating for him as a talented, reasonably priced super-backup at both safety spots. I think he could be lured to Atlanta and would be an immediate upgrade, allowing Schillinger to concentrate on special teams, where he's a beast. We'll have to wait until free agency to see if this is even being discussed in the war room at Flowery Branch, but I do think it makes some sense.
What say you?