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Vote on the Atlanta Falcons 2010s All-Decade defense and special teams

Let’s figure out the best defense in franchise history.

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Welcome to the voting for our 2010s All-Decade defense! This got interesting in a real hurry.

Unlike the offense, which is loaded with legitimate stars, we had a lot of disagreement and different nominations on the defensive side of the ball. You have a handful of slam dunk answers on this list—especially at defensive end, where the options beyond Vic Beasley and John Abraham are not inspiring—but most of them are good-to-great players who stood out on the shaky Mike Smith defenses of yore.

Review the list below, vote, and we’ll announce our full team in the middle of the week.

Defensive Ends: John Abraham & Vic Beasley

Defensive Tackles


Who are the best Falcons defensive tackles of the 2010s? (Top two will be chosen)

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  • 63%
    Jonathan Babineaux
    (337 votes)
  • 1%
    Corey Peters
    (9 votes)
  • 34%
    Grady Jarrett
    (183 votes)
529 votes total Vote Now

Linebackers: Sean Weatherspoon, and...


Who are the best Falcons linebackers of the 2010s? (Top two players will be chosen)

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  • 2%
    Stephen Nicholas
    (14 votes)
  • 61%
    Deion Jones
    (328 votes)
  • 27%
    Curtis Lofton
    (145 votes)
  • 4%
    Mike Peterson
    (25 votes)
  • 4%
    Paul Worrilow
    (24 votes)
536 votes total Vote Now



Who are the best Falcons cornerbacks of the 2010s? (Top two vote getters chosen)

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  • 21%
    Brent Grimes
    (117 votes)
  • 73%
    Desmond Trufant
    (390 votes)
  • 0%
    Dunta Robinson
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Robert Alford
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Asante Samuel
    (15 votes)
534 votes total Vote Now



Who are the best Falcons safeties of the 2010s? (Top two vote getters will be chosen)

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  • 80%
    William Moore
    (423 votes)
  • 7%
    Thomas DeCoud
    (39 votes)
  • 12%
    Ricardo Allen
    (63 votes)
525 votes total Vote Now

Kicker: Matt Bryant

Punter: Matt Bosher



Who is the best Falcons returner of the 2010s?

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  • 81%
    Devin Hester
    (421 votes)
  • 18%
    Eric Weems
    (97 votes)
518 votes total Vote Now