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Underrated and Unappreciated Veterans



One thing I hate more than a lie is someone trying to prove a lie. Perfect example is my beloved Bulldog, Jarvis Jones. The experts say that he is not worth a top 5 pick, and some, not a top 10! Blasphemy! Jarvis has done nothing short of willing his team to victories against top SEC competitors, especially, Florida. He loves his Gator jumbalaya. Mr. Jones has proven for the past two years since coming back home form Cali, that he deserves that top 5 pick.

Just like Jarvis, we have two Falcons who have produced greatly for their team and fans but is not given the respect they deserve. First, Stephen Nicholas, here's a player who have produced big for Atlanta, despite injury. In the past 4 seasons, Nicholas has missed only 6 games and in those he played in, he averaged 72.5 tackles, of which was 54.5 solo. He also had 5 sacks and 2 ints. Nicholas even led the team in tackles for last season. Pretty good for a 4th round pick. If given the chance, I feel that Stephen would flourish in a 3-4 scheme. He never gives up on a play, especially when he was beaten in coverage. Given his size and decent speed, he can rush the passer and defend the short pass.

My second player of interest is Kroy Biermann, a 5th rounder out of Montana. Since landing in Atlanta, Biermann has been a constant supplier of sacks and pressure on opposing QBs. In 5 seasons, Kroy has 16.5 sacks, proving that he can get to and bring down his prey. His high motor and strong will, he forced bad passes, 2 of which he picked off and returned for touchdowns. Biermann, as well as Nicholas, would benefit from more action in a 3-4 scheme. Standing Kroy upright would play to his strengths, utilizing his speed and strength off the edge, I'm confident Kroy's sack total would be more to his sceptics liking.

Coach Nolan has the opportunity to make stars out of these two players. Hell, Atlanta has the chance to look like experts if they use their personnel to their best abilities. I'm excited about the future of Falcon football and hope to be among Super Bowl champions.

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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