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Falcoholic podcast: An in-depth review of the 2019 defense

We dive deep on the disastrous start and strong finish for the Atlanta defense.

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The Atlanta Falcons offense was a terrible, bottom of the league unit for the first half of 2019. Under Dan Quinn, they featured few turnovers, fewer sacks and a bunch of players who looked lost and ineffective. Yet, the same unit which was 28th in DVOA after 8 games finished 20th for the season - and indication that the last 8 games was a good bit better.

Evan Birchfield and I talk about the strange 2019 season in our latest podcast. Topics include:

  • The improvement in the unit after Dan Quinn fired himself and put Raheem Morris and Jeff Ulbrich in charge
  • The defensive line and why we shouldn’t give up on Takk McKinley just yet
  • The linebacking situation and why we think De’Vondre Campbell will walk and the Falcons could surprise by drafting another linebacker early in the 2020 draft
  • Ricardo Allen and Damontae Kazee finishing the year strong at safety, and what it might mean for Keanu Neal next season
  • The cornerbacks and why Desmond Trufant should be kept around for at least one more year

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