Some of you might still be unsure of Paul Worrilow's skill set. You may question his athleticism, pedigree, or potential. But the Falcons appear to be sold, and they're going to roll with him. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter, the signal caller role is his to lose.
With Sean Weatherspoon out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Worrilow will be the unit’s signal-caller. He’ll have the green dot on his helmet. Worrilow spent a lot of time in the weight room this offseason in an attempt to get stronger. He also reviewed the film on every snap from last season to see what worked for him and to analyze where he needs to make some adjustments.
I'll give it to Worrilow, he's not lazy. The kid works and works and then works some more. Whether it's getting bigger or putting in classroom time, Worrilow is a quintessential professional. But what you really have to love about him is his desire for contact. He just likes to hit.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wonder if the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Falcons?src=hash">#Falcons</a> had to end the Oklahoma drill early, due to Paul Worrilow tackling everyone?</p>— The DW (@TheWalkerman) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWalkerman/statuses/493856865605128192">July 28, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
If there was anything lacking in Worrilow's game last year, it was consistently effective decision making. And I'll admit, that's not exactly what you look for in your signal caller. But give credit where credit is due, he's not the same player he was 1 year ago. He's had 7 months of classroom time to get his mind right. He's no longer a rookie. He's a new man.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The difference between Worrilow now vs. a year ago is visible. His confidence in his reads and decisions is very evident. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/aftc14?src=hash">#aftc14</a></p>— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) <a href="https://twitter.com/FalconsJAdams/statuses/493490587992330240">July 27, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Worrilow doesn't have to be a Pro Bowler. He just needs to make the right reads, play smart, and rely on his supporting cast. All signs point to the Falcons believing he can do those things. Do you?