Dontari Poe has been unusually, hilariously productive on offense for a 300-pound plus defensive tackle. He’s scored three times in the last two seasons alone, and he’s joining one of the most creative offensive teams in football.
If you were hoping to see a Fat Guy Touchdown (TM), in other words, this might be your year.
.@PoeMans_dream has 3 offensive touchdowns in his past 2 seasons.— CBS46 Sports (@CBS46Sports) August 16, 2017
And yes... you might see him score more with the #Falcons this season pic.twitter.com/IIc53LkYjz
Yes, that is Dan Quinn talking about how good Dontari Poe’s hands are, and the possibility that the Falcons will get him in the game in goal line packages. This is absurd and wonderful and I 100% believe the Falcons will make it a priority to try Poe out on the goal line this season just to screw with opposing defenses who already have enough to contend with. There’s also the small matter that Poe hasn’t scored these touchdowns by accident, because he’s ridiculously big and powerful.
If Poe leads the team in touchdown receptions in 2017, I may start believing the Football Gods have a genuine sense of humor. Let’s see what he can do.