Free agency is right around the corner, and we'll be covering every rumor and signing with alarming vigor once it kicks off. For now, though, I'd like to look a bit further into the future.
These Atlanta Falcons have a new coach, they've released a handful of stalwarts and they figure to dip heavily into free agency and the draft to solve some of their most problematic issues. At first glance, this isn't a roster that can be transformed into a great one overnight, and a second glance only makes you soften that stance a little bit.
That doesn't mean it's impossible for the Falcons to put together a good season, given that they just came off a campaign where they went 6-10 with truly horrid injuries and production nearly everywhere on the roster. It does mean they need to acquire more talent, hope for the best on the injury front and put their players in a position to succeed, all of which is infinitely more easy to say than do.
I'll turn the keys over to you guys. What will it take for the Falcons to get to 9-7 or better this year?