We have not seen those changes in recent years, but Dan Quinn is showing at least some flexibility with their recent personnel changes. If the staff can make the right changes, they can turn around this team.
The first noted change is moving around the team's top two pass rushers Vic Beasley and O'Brien Schofield. As mentioned by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Beasley will see a lot more snaps across from the right tackle in nickel packages.
"It won’t be all of the time, but it will be some of the time," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "I like that package together. I wanted to just mix it up and try some different fronts and alignments to help bolster the rush."
Beasley's speed will hopefully be a bit more productive against the typically bigger, slower right tackles. Developing his pass rush moves will likely be a focus during the offseason, so the coaches need to utilize his speed rush.
Beasley played as the left defensive end on third downs against the San Francisco 49ers, and that appears to be the plan for the future.
Will it be enough to improve the defense? And will the Falcons make enough adjustments to make them competitive again? It is too early to know for sure, but Atlanta gets an easy test against Matt Hasselbeck's Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.