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Dan Quinn talks brotherhood, in-house guard replacements

Falcons coaches and players returned to Flowery Branch, and Dan Quinn sort of talked about stuff.

Atlanta Falcons Practice Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

It is only April, but you better believe we are talking about brotherhood.

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.

Importantly, everyone we expect to be healthy should be healthy.

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.

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.

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 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.