Atlanta’s first preseason game is almost here! We’re going to get our first glimpse of the new-look Falcons under head coach Arthur Smith in a live action, “real” football game—it’s exciting stuff folks. As this is the preseason opener, we’re unlikely to see the starters much, or even at all. That means a lot of second and third-string players will be taking the field against the Titans, and if you don’t recognize most of them, I wouldn’t blame you.
As someone who has quite a bit of experience watching football games and practices, I have often found the provided rosters and booklets a little lacking. They’ll work in a pinch, but they don’t work well for trying to quickly identify players on the football field. That’s because they aren’t sorted by position and by number, instead usually going with numbers or even alphabetically.
So, I’ve created a printable version of the Falcons roster for my own personal use and for anyone else that might be attending the game, watching on TV, or following along with us on our live play-by-play show. I find it easier to use and quicker to reference than the provided rosters, which helps a lot when trying to identify players.
You can find the roster here. Feel free to download and/or print for your own personal use. If you have any suggestions about how to improve the roster or any other things you might like to see listed, share those in the comments below!
If you’re planning to print out the roster, I’d suggest the following guidelines.
IF YOU HAVE A PRINTER THAT CAN PRINT TO “NARROW” MARGINS:
Set the document to Portrait orientation, Narrow margins, and the Scale (or Zoom) to 83%. This should cause the roster to take up the whole page without pushing any text to other pages.
IF YOU HAVE PRINTER THAT PRINTS TO “NORMAL” MARGINS:
Set the document to Portrait orientation, Normal margins, and the Scale (or Zoom) to 74%. This should cause the roster to take up the whole page without pushing any text to other pages.
If, for whatever reason, the roster doesn’t seem to fit on one page, reduce the Scale (or Zoom) by 1% until it does.
We hope you enjoy training camp over the next few days, and look forward to seeing you there!