Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was an absolute beast during the Super Bowl. Admittedly the final score wasn’t what we had in mind, but as individual performances go, Jarrett’s was equal parts memorable and historical. It’s hard not to be excited about his future.
But Jarrett isn’t alone. Fellow Clemson alum Vic Beasley won the regular season sack crown after devouring every quarterback in sight this season. This dynamic duo constitute a solid foundation. Consider this:
Of the #Falcons 44 total sacks (postseason included) this yr, 21.5 came from 2 guys who are 23 & 24 yrs old (Vic/Grady), foundation in place— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) February 15, 2017
Now it’s up to Thomas Dimitroff and his merry band of front office personnel to build on that foundation. If you build it, the sacks will come, Thomas. If you build it, they will come.
Both Jarrett and Beasley could [quarterbacks everywhere gulp] easily get better. That’s got to put the fear of God into any offensive coordinator within 2,000 miles on Flowery Branch. But again, they can’t do it all. A foundation is just that, something you build on.