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Falcons’ virtual offseason program starting on April 20, per Hayden Hurst

Hayden Hurst with the scoop.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons-Training Camp Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Hayden Hurst has been a popular man for interviewers since being traded to the Falcons. It makes sense because he’s going from the third-stringer in one of the league’s great run offenses to the starter on a team that loves to pass and will not be deterred from passing, thank you very much, and he’s an interesting guy in the first place.

For our purposes, he’s also great at sharing an interesting tidbit or two about the team we wouldn’t hear otherwise. One of the last times out, he talked about Koetter’s potential plans to use him more vertically and in the red zone, and this time he let us know when the team’s offseason program actually starts.

Hurst talked a lot about the “incredible opportunity” before him in a pass-heavy offense, but he also gave us a quick look at what the Falcons have been up to in the midst of a global pandemic which is preventing anyone from meeting or gathering in person. It sounds like it’s heavy on email, but Hurst also let slip that the team’s virtual offseason program will kick off on April 20th.

“A lot of the stuff Coach Quinn is doing now is more virtual, he’s got us in email chains, we’re doing Facetime and stuff with the tight ends coach, and we’re going to virtually kick off the offseason program on the 20th. So it will definitely be different, but that’s kind of the world we live in right now.”

What will the virtual offseason look like? I don’t know and you don’t know, but I’m hoping the Falcons will give us some behind-the-scenes looks at how the team is navigating a difficult situation, as they are wont to do.