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Camp Report: 5 Things To Know From Day 13


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The Falcons braved heavy rainfall on Monday as they continued preparations for next Friday’s exhibition game against the New York Jets.

Injury Update: Devonta Freeman (hamstring), Tevin Coleman (hamstring), Brooks Reed (hip/groin), Cliff Matthews (ankle) and Devin Hester (toe) returned to practice. Antone Smith (hamstring) and Desmond Trufant (shoulder) did not participate. Coleman and Freeman participated in individual drills and hope to play on Friday in New York on Friday.

“Still taking it one day at a time,” said Freeman, who added that his rehab has been “phenomenal.” “It’s just exciting to be back out there having fun and stuff with the boys. Feels like I’m back a part of something even though nobody ever left me out.”

Emphasis on Play Action: With Matt Ryan at quarterback, a talented group at running back and Julio Jones at wide receiver, the Falcons have the tools necessary to make the play action pass a lethal—and heavily emphasized—part of their offense. Friday’s game, which included a number of impressive PA throws in the early going, offered a small glimpse of how effective those calls can be.

“That’s a big part of what we do,” said QB coach Matt LaFleur. “I thought, especially the starters, they came out and looked really sharp. Matt (Ryan), he played fast, executed the way we want him to execute.”

Ryan Happy with Yates, Renfree: The backup QB competition is heating up once again, and based on early comments/impressions, the battle should go down the wire. T.J Yates, a 28-year-old veteran, completed 9-15 passes against Tennessee for 105 yards; Sean Renfree connected on 6-7 throws for 68 yards.

“I thought both of them competed well,” Ryan said. “They made some good plays, made some nice throws. Both led some scoring drives and helped us win that game. That’s what you want to see—you want to see guys playing winning football. And I thought both those guys made plays throughout the game that helped us win.”

A Legend Helps Out: Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith attended Monday’s practice at Flowery Branch, where he assisted Bryan Cox with the D-line and sat down for a one-on-one with Dan Quinn.

“I got better today from being around Bruce,” said Quinn. “What an honor it is for us to have him here and help work with our guys for a short time. So much respect for him, his game and his approach.

“It’s endless—that relationship, how far it can go. A little tip that can lead to something bigger.”

Young DBs Learning How to Compete: While the Falcons defense has a lot to work on, it did excel in two important areas against the Titans: creating pressure and forcing turnovers. Defensive backs coach Marquand Manuel was especially happy about the latter.

“The No. 1 theme of this program is get the ball. We did that,” he said. “I thought we played with high-energy. Guys finished well. Did we have plays that we wished we could have back? That’s any game you’ve ever played. But I thought for the most part, our relentless effort—that was there.

“That’s what we have to continue. Continue to get the ball, play with a relentless effort and it’ll fix the critical error that happens in the game.”

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/blog/article-1/Camp-Report-5-Things-to-Know-From-Day-13/f4a106ab-bebb-4d27-a097-df4ad5dba793

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Absolutely love how Quinn keeps his mind open to learning new things

That's a coach that can adapt and evolve right there

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no disrespect meant, but have you ever heard Ryan say anything bad about anyone, even when you could tell he wanted to?

LOL he's not gonna throw either of them under the bus

i know that. I was just taking a shot at all the threads made about the same 2 people lol
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no disrespect meant, but have you ever heard Ryan say anything bad about anyone, even when you could tell he wanted to?

LOL he's not gonna throw either of them under the bus

This reminds me of a Ryan quote from a few years back where he heaped praise on Jeff Fish. It wasn't in any way a reflection of his true feelings.

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they have the same exact 2 that were on the team last year with no effort to sign anyone else when they could have easily left yates a free agent. How do you honestly think they feel about those 2?

who knows? Maybe they don't see anyone out there right now that is better than them. Therefore, why make a move. I do believe it might be smart to draft a developmental mid-round qb soon to groom behind Matt.
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who knows? Maybe they don't see anyone out there right now that is better than them. Therefore, why make a move. I do believe it might be smart to draft a developmental mid-round qb soon to groom behind Matt.

my point is they could have easily moved on from yates and even renfree if they truly chose to. Playing under shanahan before helped yates get resigned.

One thing we all have to realize as fans is that our displeasure and pleasure isnt the same as how the staff feels which is why all these threads are funny to read. There have been so many whiney threads, quinn and staff may be satisfied with what they see. We will never know until one is off the roster

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my point is they could have easily moved on from yates and even renfree if they truly chose to. Playing under shanahan before helped yates get resigned.

One thing we all have to realize as fans is that our displeasure and pleasure isnt the same as how the staff feels which is why all these threads are funny to read. There have been so many whiney threads, quinn and staff may be satisfied with what they see. We will never know until one is off the roster

Thus my original post which read, "I wonder if Quinn and TD are satisfied with our backup qbs"
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