As the offseason rolls on, so do the links. Read on for Thursday’s edition of Falcoholinks and start your day with some Falcons news and notes.
New roles on the D-line
Coach Dan Quinn provided some recent clarity on the state of the defensive line, particularly in relation to the roles of John Cominsky and new arrival Charles Harris.
His comments provided some great news for Cominsky, as Quinn sees him playing both as a base defensive end, as well as kicking inside in the nickel formation. He’ll see increased snaps in 2020.
Quinn also said that the Falcons will use Charles Harris on the end. The Falcons are banking that a change of scenery will resurrect Harris’s career.
Joint practices on the horizon?
The offseason is destined to be different than years’ past, and while the NFL situation amid the coronavirus pandemic is a fluid one, the Falcons are eyeing joint practices with the Bills and the Dolphins during their training program.
A crowded backfield
While the Atlanta Falcons didn’t draft any backs in the 2020 NFL Draft, they brought in UDFA FB/RB Mikey Daniels from South Dakota State to compete for a roster spot. A bigger back, the Falcons view him as more of a hybrid running back who can also take some snaps at fullbacks.
Dan Quinn definitely values versatility in his players, so it’s looking like a battle brewing for that spot on the roster.
The theme of the week here at SB Nation is ‘What If,’ and today we looked back at one of the biggest draft busts in Falcons history and imagined what the team would have looked like had they gone in another direction.
The Falcoholic Live Ep. 105
Didn’t have a chance to join the crew from The Falcoholic Live during the broadcast? We’ve got you covered. You can catch the full episode right here, and it’s packed full of post-draft talk and a review of the offensive side of the ball.