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Falcons DE Bruce Irvin is completely comfortable with his complementary role

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Fact: Bruce Irvin invented jumping jacks

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Falcons defensive end Bruce Irvin has played on a lot of football teams. He played at two high schools before beginning his collegiate career at Butler Community College. He’d continue his collegiate career at Mt. San Antonio College before spending two seasons racking up 23 sacks for West Virginia. The Seattle Seahawks selected Irvin in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Once Irvin’s rookie deal with the Seahawks was done, he landed in Oakland. And now he’s the newest member of the Falcons. In short, Irvin knows all about being the new kid in school.

Vaughn McClure was on hand today when Irvin addressed the media. Irvin discussed how he plans to fit in with an up and coming Falcons defense. Irvin described his desired role perfectly.

Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong with a food metaphor. Irvin clearly understood his role when the Falcons convinced him to come to Atlanta. He respects what Dan Quinn has already established and isn’t looking to be anymore than an eight game rental. Basically you couldn’t write this up any better. Your thoughts?