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What key improvements do the Falcons need to make?

Sitting at 5-1 but with flaws on both sides of the ball, what key things do the Falcons need to improve heading into the rest of the season?

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It's pretty exciting that the Falcons are sitting at 5-1, but particularly over the last two games, we've seen some glaring issues that need to be corrected.

Defensively, the team has been inconsistent with tackling at times. They've struggled to defend tight ends, and the pass rush hasn't been nearly disruptive enough.

On offense, mistakes and turnovers have put the team in adverse situations. Even special teams has some things to clean up in terms of protection and penalties.

Dont get me wrong--the team is doing many things well. The run defense is vastly improved. Devonta Freeman has been a revelation at running back, and the offense has shown flashes of greatness. However, the weaknesses certainly caught up with the team last week against the Saints, and they need to be corrected.

Which issues do you think are hindering the team the most, and how can they correct them? Discuss in the comments!