The Atlanta Falcons havee officially finished day one of their 2015 training camp. Huzzah! It was an eventful day, so let's run down some of the highlights.
We all have our reasons to look forward to training camp. The DW is no exception.
My reasons the 2015 #Falcons season will be less stressful: 1. I’ve set my expectations low 2. I’ve fully embraced untethered alcoholism— The DW (@FalcoholicDW) July 31, 2015
Vic Beasley cramped up early on in practice. He was hobbled after running downfield on special teams. It was a scary moment, but he quickly shook it off, returning to practice.
Beasley appeared to hurt himself a little— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2015
It sounds like the offensive line is going to work hard this season. We knew the conversion to a zone blocking scheme wouldn't be easy, but these guys really do have a long road ahead. The coaching staff is wasting no time getting them up to speed.
The #Falcons offensive linemen are working hard on the first day of training camp. https://t.co/RRZcUo2q4Q— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoLED) July 31, 2015
In my seven years covering the #Falcons I've never seen OL drills with such speed & intensity. These guys are flying & not stopping for rest— Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) July 31, 2015
That said, the Falcons may not be 100 percent comfortable with their existing personnel. They may look to add some additional depth to the offensive front in the weeks ahead.
Quinn said Jake Long had an awesome workout and is still in the mix— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2015
The starting secondary may be a little fluid this year. With camp battles at free safety and cornerback, we're sure to see several different combinations in training camp.
#Falcons No. 1 Secondary -- LCB Trufant, FS Allen, SS Moore, RCB Alford. Nickel -- Phillip Adams.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) July 31, 2015
It's always scary when your presumptive starter at right tackle goes down. Ryan Schraeder had a "strain" that the coaches seemed to downplay.
Quinn said Ryan Schraeder had a strain during practice, which is why he was held out the rest of the day.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2015
There's going to be a whole lot of talk about Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, but don't overlook seasoned veteran Antone Smith. By all accounts, he's healthy and looks great.
Antone's looking explosive as ever.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) July 31, 2015
Quinn said the No. 1 thing he and the staff are going to critique is effort. ``Mistakes are going to be made.''— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2015