Eric Ebron recently stated he wouldn't be afraid to step in Tony G's shoes. (Not those exact words.) This gave me the idea to explore the possibility and how I would go about it.
1st) Cut Decoud: His release is imminent and the defense needs a definite and well-balanced upgrade at a vital position. Sign: Jarius Byrd
2nd) Cut Osi and Biermann: Neither are worth their contracts and are producing much pass rush. Much talk is made about Biermann's versatility, yet he hasn't impacted the defense significantly. Sign: Michael Johnson
3rd) Cut Sjax: Will be 31 next year and had his 1st season under 1000 yards (way under). He has hardly any burst and is not the pass-catching back they thought he would be. Quizz, Smith, and a Rook would be much more effective with a Falcons team that is now built around passing. Its time to completely give Ryan the reigns on offense. Last year he proved he can handle it, with healthy receivers and improved OL he could be better than ever.
4th) Sign Asamoah: Peter Konz is not the answer, I REPEAT THE WORST GUARD ON THE TEAM IS NOT THE ANSWER! They have reportedly expressed interest in the Guard, and finally will invest in OL during free agency for once.
5th) Resign Babs....self-explanatory
6th) Extend Julio and Roddy.....DUH!!!
7th) Restructure Blalock
8th) Cut Matt Bryant, dont kill me but they save 3 mill in a move showing a commitment to score more touchdowns
Draft: Surprise, Surprise, the Falcons TRADE DOWN not UP
Round 1: The Falcons are an offensive team and one offseason WILL NOT change that. The TE position has been detrimental to Ryan's growth as a player and should not be taken for granted. I don't support this pick, but just for the purpose of exploring scenarios Falcons draft Eric Ebron.
Round 2A: OT Zach Martin, many think he will go in the 1st round but for the optimist he is here!
Round 2B: DE Kareem Martin
Round 3: RB Bishop Sankey
Round 4: NT Daniel McCullers
Round 5: DB Antone Exum
Round 6: OLB Kasim Edebali
Round 7: FB J.C. Copeland
UDFA: C Tyler Larsen, K Cairo Santos
YOU MAY ALL COME AT MY THROAT NOW!