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What does a successful 2019 season look like for the Falcons defense?

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Purely a discussion question for those of you with confidence and opinions.

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On this (hopefully) sleepy Sunday before the first official week of preseason, it’s time for an open-ended discussion question.

Watching the Falcons’ reserves largely shut down an (admittedly inept) Broncos offense was fairly encouraging, given how poor the depth was even a year ago. We haven’t seen the starters in action yet, but it’s safe to say the team’s hopes are high for them with everyone rounding back into health. A front seven with Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, and a host of compelling secondary options, plus that killer safety tandem, is certainly talented enough to be great.

So the question this morning is simply this: What would it take for the Falcons’ defense to have a successful season in 2019? Is it measured by points, by yardage, by timely turnovers and sacks, or the team’s overall success during the year?

If you would, sound off in the comments, and then we’ll see what the defense has in store for us.