The off-season program begins in earnest with organized team activities, and we're rapidly approaching the start of those for the Atlanta Falcons. This is wonderful news.
OTAs officially kick off after Memorial Day, starting Tuesday, May 28th. They will last three days, and give us real fodder for what lies ahead in position battle and tweets from Roddy White. It's an exciting time all the way around, and the most interesting thing we've had since the draft ended. Sorry, rookie minicamp.
Here's what I'll have my eyes on early:
- How Lamar Holmes looks
- Whether PK Manley is actually 370 pounds, which he's not
- How the rookies and UDFAs perform in these limited practices
- Whether Mike Smith will wear his classic safari hat, and maybe complement it with a machete, which would be both frightening and motivating
What do you expect from OTA?