Thursday wound up being quite rainy in Flowery Branch, which made for an unpleasant experience for just about everybody there. In true football team fashion, though, the Falcons made it into a cause for celebration.
While the practice was sloppy, by all accounts, Atlanta got an opportunity to battle a bit in lousy weather. That could come in handy down the line if the Falcons are stuck on a miserable, rainy day somewhere, so I guess that’s something.
What happened besides the precipitation? A few noteworthy things.
Last #Falcons player off the field today was Sean Harlow, who stayed back to work on firing out of his stance in the pouring rain. pic.twitter.com/s3A0UawqSL— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) August 2, 2018
It may not amount to anything, but I absolutely adore this photo, which is more or less the quintessential “player pushing hard for a roster spot” shot. Harlow’s guaranteed nothing but has enough upside to be intriguing down the line, and I’m glad to see him working hard to make it.
Look at that concentration— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 2, 2018
Saubert for 6️⃣. pic.twitter.com/z0wef665BG
Dang, Eric Saubert. There’s no guarantee he’s going to turn out to be a great or even good player, but the ability has been evident since he was at Drake, and I’m keeping the dream of this team running effective two tight end sets alive.
Julio: ``The red zone's been great for us every day. ... This year, as oppose to previous years, it's more of just working on (routes), just hitting them consistently and just doing them over and over and over.''— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 2, 2018
We’ve heard off and on that the red zone has been a trouble spot thus far in training camp, but per Julio, the team has just been focused on working out the kinks. That focus should pay dividends down the line, so no matter how well it’s going at the moment, I’m glad to hear the team is putting so much time and energy into focusing on, you know, scoring.
Friday’s a new day, and as always, we’ll share some updates here on the embedded Falcoholic Twitter feed. Enjoy!