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Falcoholic Podcast: Expectations for the 2021 roster

What can we expect from this Falcons team in the 2021 season?

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While the Falcons 53-man roster is undergoing constant tweaks and adjustments, we now have a good idea of what it’s going to look like for the 2021 season. While we’ve graded out the offense and the defense in previous podcasts, I wanted to take a broad look at the roster and the anticipated impact of the new coaches going into this season.

I was joined by Mile Garrett of Fox 5 in Atlanta to talk about this in detail. We discussed a wide range of topics including:

  • The immediate uplift of going from Dirk Koetter to Arthur Smith for the offense
  • The concerns along the offensive line and why this is the unit that will make or break this offense
  • The decision to not draft a QB and stick with Matt Ryan
  • The wide receiver depth and why it may not ultimately matter as much
  • Getting Dean Pees to come out of retirement and what it says about Arthur Smith as a new head coach
  • The surprising efficiency of the defense in 2020 and why this could round out to being an average defense as soon as this year
  • The most promising and most concerning position groups on the defense and when players like Richie Grant will contribute
  • So much more

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