It is only April, but you better believe we are talking about brotherhood.
"Could our Brotherhood get even stronger? We want to take that to a new level." pic.twitter.com/bWggLRYkSI— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 19, 2017
I want to joke how Quinn talks about brotherhood way too much, but he really means it. It has also correlated to some success. This is not Mike Smith talking about toughness all offseason, running the Oklahoma drill once, but then doing the exact same thing all day, every day. Quinn is serious about building a team culture.
That’s not the only mantra we have already.
DQ said team is at base camp. Now is the time to prepare for the climb we have ahead #inbrotherhood— Matt Haley (@FalconsMHaley) April 19, 2017
Importantly, everyone we expect to be healthy should be healthy.
Quinn said he anticipates Shelby, Clayborn, Julio and Truant to be ready to go by training camp— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) April 19, 2017
The team is lucky to not have any nagging injuries creeping into camp.
Who is looking good lifting weights? Apparently last year’s sixth-round pick Wes Schweitzer.
It is easy to forget that Schweitzer looked like he had a great chance to replace Chris Chester last offseason. We guessed Schweitzer could start, but he ultimately was stuck on the bench all year. While the team has been sniffing around offensive linemen all offseason, they may feel comfortable passing on OL help early in the draft.
Matt Ryan has moved on from the Super Bowl faster than most fans, based on our April Fool’s Day joke.
"We addressed it. We talked about it. Now we're looking towards our first game in September. Our focus is in front of us." - Matt Ryan pic.twitter.com/oRlgRYXk9Z— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 19, 2017
The sooner September gets here, the better. However, I’m guessing you should prepare yourself for Super Bowl mentions in literally every game this season.
Dan Quinn said Sarkisian had his first meeting with the #Falcons offense this week and will meet with each individual player this week too.— Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) April 19, 2017
The biggest question is what Sarkisian can do with Atlanta’s stacked offense. At the very least, he appears to be more sociable than our last coordinator who will not be named.
Ricardo Allen on what Marquand Manuel will bring as a defensive coordinator: "Consistency." pic.twitter.com/tHCNgYO3vS— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) April 19, 2017
Ricardo Allen seems to like new defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel way more than Richard Smith, who is now coaching linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. I don’t anticipate missing Smith one bit.
There’s the roundup from today’s presser. Don’t expect anything noteworthy to happen until after next week’s draft.