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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons training camp:

  • LIGHT DAY: It was a light practice on Saturday after the Falcons held their "Fight Night Lights" scrimmage. Many of the veteran players rested as the team practiced in shorts. Wide receiver Roddy White didn't even participate, while outside linebacker Kroy Biermann had his scheduled day off. "Today's practice, it was a non-padded practice," coach Mike Smith said. "The guys worked hard last night. We didn't get finished and get back over here to the facility until after 11 p.m. I thought they came back, had a nice walk-through this morning. I thought it was a spirited practice. Again, the effort's been outstanding."

  • SAFETY OPTIONS: Smith pointed out how cornerbacks Robert McClain and Ricardo Allen got a few reps at safety Saturday. That was planned after projected starting free safetyDwight Lowery suffered a concussion Friday, leaving the team depleted as the position. "We have some guys on our roster right now that we can cross train in terms of some of the corners who will work at the safety position," Smith said. "When we start getting to our 53-man roster, we've got to do that anyway. So, we'll work some of the corners inside."
  • FIGHT CLUB: The latest fight to break out during practice was between rookie outside linebacker Tyler Starr and rookie tight end Brian Wozniak. "Just a little friendly competition," Starr said. "Guys don't like to get beat on the field out here. Tempers got a little heated. It was what it was. We compete on the field and off the field, it's like nothing ever happened. They took a few swings at each other midway through practice. Some of the others battle have been Kroy Biermann versus rookie Jake Matthews, Stansly Maponga versus Gabe Carimi, and Joe Hawley versus rookie Jacques Smith.

  • SOMETHING SPECIAL: Special-teams coach Keith Armstrong got after it hard with his unit at the start of practice. Hours before the session, he singled out a few rookies as possible contributors this season. "I'll tell you what: [Prince] Shembo has been a guy that's really jumped out to me in terms of a linebacker standpoint," Armstrong said. "[Bernard] Reedy, the little receiver, has done a nice job for us. Great effort. I like his heart [and] want to. He's got that right attitude. Those would be the two guys right now."

  • EXTRA POINTS: Kemal Ishmael and Sean Baker did a good job communicating as they received most of the safety reps on Saturday while William Moore rested. ... Tight endLevine Toilolo had a nice touchdown catch while covered during red zone work. ... Cornerback Jordan Mabin was one of the lesser known players that made players Saturday

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Falcons Camp Report: Day 8

August, 2, 2014 8:20 PM ET

By Vaughn McClure | ESPN.com

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons training camp:

  • LIGHT DAY: It was a light practice on Saturday after the Falcons held their "Fight Night Lights" scrimmage. Many of the veteran players rested as the team practiced in shorts. Wide receiver Roddy White didn't even participate, while outside linebacker Kroy Biermann had his scheduled day off. "Today's practice, it was a non-padded practice," coach Mike Smith said. "The guys worked hard last night. We didn't get finished and get back over here to the facility until after 11 p.m. I thought they came back, had a nice walk-through this morning. I thought it was a spirited practice. Again, the effort's been outstanding."

  • SAFETY OPTIONS: Smith pointed out how cornerbacks Robert McClain and Ricardo Allen got a few reps at safety Saturday. That was planned after projected starting free safety Dwight Lowery suffered a concussion Friday, leaving the team depleted as the position. "We have some guys on our roster right now that we can cross train in terms of some of the corners who will work at the safety position," Smith said. "When we start getting to our 53-man roster, we've got to do that anyway. So, we'll work some of the corners inside."

  • FIGHT CLUB: The latest fight to break out during practice was between rookie outside linebacker Tyler Starr and rookie tight end Brian Wozniak. "Just a little friendly competition," Starr said. "Guys don't like to get beat on the field out here. Tempers got a little heated. It was what it was. We compete on the field and off the field, it's like nothing ever happened. They took a few swings at each other midway through practice. Some of the others battle have been Kroy Biermann versus rookie Jake Matthews, Stansly Maponga versus Gabe Carimi, and Joe Hawley versus rookie Jacques Smith.

  • SOMETHING SPECIAL: Special-teams coach Keith Armstrong got after it hard with his unit at the start of practice. Hours before the session, he singled out a few rookies as possible contributors this season. "I'll tell you what: [Prince] Shembo has been a guy that's really jumped out to me in terms of a linebacker standpoint," Armstrong said. "[Bernard] Reedy, the little receiver, has done a nice job for us. Great effort. I like his heart [and] want to. He's got that right attitude. Those would be the two guys right now."

  • EXTRA POINTS: Kemal Ishmael and Sean Baker did a good job communicating as they received most of the safety reps on Saturday while William Moore rested. ... Tight end Levine Toilolo had a nice touchdown catch while covered during red zone work. ... Cornerback Jordan Mabin was one of the lesser known players that made players Saturday.

  • NEXT UP: The Falcons practice at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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Yeah I just click boxes and select merge. Think it goes to the earliest posted thread.

I think that merging redundant topic threads together is a great service to the boards. However, I do caution somewhat about moving topic threads to other boards, especially those that directly relate to the Atlanta Falcons. Case in point: I posted a topic thread in Talk About the Falcons in January 2014 predicting Atlanta's compensatory draft picks for 2014, and quite accurately I might add. However, that particular topic thread was moved to the draft message board, which still gets under my craw. I would not have minded that topic thread being moved, if all the other Falcons draft threads were moved. However, many draft threads were started in Talk about the Falcons and allowed to stay in this message board beginning toward the end of the 2013 season, when it was apparent that the Falcons would not be in the playoffs. Why that particular thread was moved while most all others dealing with the draft were allowed to stay in TATF is still baffling to me.

BTW I was still so mad about the moving of that particular topic thread when the compensatory draft picks were announced in March 2014 that I started a topic thread in TATF stating that I had accurately predicted the number of comp picks and the corresponding rounds back in January, but that particular topic thread got moved out of TATF. I think I was misunderstood in that subsequent March thread and came across as a jerk. My point was and still is: not so much that I accurately predicted the comp picks for the Falcons, but why did that particular topic thread get moved by a Moderator in the first place? (Tuggle, not by you of course, since you just got your Moderator wings, but by some board Moderator nevertheless) Those two topic threads, the one in January and the subsequent one in March, linked as follows:

http://boards.atlant...ry-draft-picks/

http://boards.atlant...cks-in-january/

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i wonder how many toilolo end zone plays have been drawn up

hopefully UP is the key word there, dude should be uncovered at all times as high as he can get.

Worrilow and Jop have been consistently batting passes away from him, based on all that I've read from McClure.

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I think that merging redundant topic threads together is a great service to the boards. However, I do caution somewhat about moving topic threads to other boards, especially those that directly relate to the Atlanta Falcons. Case in point: I posted a topic thread in Talk About the Falcons in January 2014 predicting Atlanta's compensatory draft picks for 2014, and quite accurately I might add. However, that particular topic thread was moved to the draft message board, which still gets under my craw. I would not have minded that topic thread being moved, if all the other Falcons draft threads were moved. However, many draft threads were started in Talk about the Falcons and allowed to stay in this message board beginning toward the end of the 2013 season, when it was apparent that the Falcons would not be in the playoffs. Why that particular thread was moved while most all others dealing with the draft were allowed to stay in TATF is still baffling to me.

BTW I was still so mad about the moving of that particular topic thread when the compensatory draft picks were announced in March 2014 that I started a topic thread in TATF stating that I had accurately predicted the number of comp picks and the corresponding rounds back in January, but that particular topic thread got moved out of TATF. I think I was misunderstood in that subsequent March thread and came across as a jerk. My point was and still is: not so much that I accurately predicted the comp picks for the Falcons, but why did that particular topic thread get moved by a Moderator in the first place? (Tuggle, not by you of course, since you just got your Moderator wings, but by some board Moderator nevertheless) Those two topic threads, the one in January and the subsequent one in March, linked as follows:

http://boards.atlant...ry-draft-picks/

http://boards.atlant...cks-in-january/

I posted a thread giving away Falcons toddler clothes and it ended up being moved to anything but football, then Tandy posts a picture the next day of a grand son or something I can't remember and it didn't get touched.

Sometimes it appears that the mods have play favorites. Not taking shots or anything but I'm pretty sure alot of people feel that way.

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I think that merging redundant topic threads together is a great service to the boards. However, I do caution somewhat about moving topic threads to other boards, especially those that directly relate to the Atlanta Falcons. Case in point: I posted a topic thread in Talk About the Falcons in January 2014 predicting Atlanta's compensatory draft picks for 2014, and quite accurately I might add. However, that particular topic thread was moved to the draft message board, which still gets under my craw. I would not have minded that topic thread being moved, if all the other Falcons draft threads were moved. However, many draft threads were started in Talk about the Falcons and allowed to stay in this message board beginning toward the end of the 2013 season, when it was apparent that the Falcons would not be in the playoffs. Why that particular thread was moved while most all others dealing with the draft were allowed to stay in TATF is still baffling to me.

BTW I was still so mad about the moving of that particular topic thread when the compensatory draft picks were announced in March 2014 that I started a topic thread in TATF stating that I had accurately predicted the number of comp picks and the corresponding rounds back in January, but that particular topic thread got moved out of TATF. I think I was misunderstood in that subsequent March thread and came across as a jerk. My point was and still is: not so much that I accurately predicted the comp picks for the Falcons, but why did that particular topic thread get moved by a Moderator in the first place? (Tuggle, not by you of course, since you just got your Moderator wings, but by some board Moderator nevertheless) Those two topic threads, the one in January and the subsequent one in March, linked as follows:

http://boards.atlant...ry-draft-picks/

http://boards.atlant...cks-in-january/

I posted a thread giving away Falcons toddler clothes and it ended up being moved to anything but football, then Tandy posts a picture the next day of a grand son or something I can't remember and it didn't get touched.

Sometimes it appears that the mods have play favorites. Not taking shots or anything but I'm pretty sure alot of people feel that way.

Sounds like you clearly both have valid points, however, ironically, you're posts here aren't related to 'Talk about the Falcons', or anything directly related to the original topic 'Falcons Camp Report: Day 8'. That being said I appreciate your frustrations, and that by not posting your thoughts here you probably won't be heard. Tough Gig.

Anyway, back to the topic - should we read into the safety depth issue that McClain and Allen are favorites for making the roster due to their ability to be considered for cross training at safety - will this help them earn a spot over, say Wilson, who presumably isn't being considered for potential safety depth?

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Sounds like you clearly both have valid points, however, ironically, you're posts here aren't related to 'Talk about the Falcons', or anything directly related to the original topic 'Falcons Camp Report: Day 8'. That being said I appreciate your frustrations, and that by not posting your thoughts here you probably won't be heard. Tough Gig.

Anyway, back to the topic - should we read into the safety depth issue that McClain and Allen are favorites for making the roster due to their ability to be considered for cross training at safety - will this help them earn a spot over, say Wilson, who presumably isn't being considered for potential safety depth?

don't they normally carry 4-5 cbs? Wilson would still be our nickel back. If anything it would help them earn a spot over Ishmael and Baker
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don't they normally carry 4-5 cbs? Wilson would still be our nickel back. If anything it would help them earn a spot over Ishmael and Baker

Good point. Do we have a topic/list of which CBs are likely to play more than just corner. Obliviously Trufant is too risky to put up for ST etc, and probably Alford too? But for example for the other CBs do we have a list of say:

McClain: Corner, ST, Safety.

Wilson: Corner only

Etc? I'm sure someone has more time/insight then me to do this properly?

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Good point. Do we have a topic/list of which CBs are likely to play more than just corner. Obliviously Trufant is too risky to put up for ST etc, and probably Alford too? But for example for the other CBs do we have a list of say:

McClain: Corner, ST, Safety.

Wilson: Corner only

Etc? I'm sure someone has more time/insight then me to do this properly?

Yeah someone else can probably dig it up. Just me guessing, I think arenas and McClain could definitely play safety. I think their were some posters saying that arenas has played safety before, I'm not sure. But I don't know much about Allen. I mean Franks even played safety efficiently so I would hope with more time at the position that McClain and Allen could make a decent transition
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