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22 minutes ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

Me to, I think ideally we will stash them on the PS and next season they will be plugged in to replace clayborn and Reed..

IN A PERFECT WORLD 

That would be good. JT has been getting pressure in both games and Odom recorded his first sack last game.

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37 minutes ago, Cole World said:

Interesting. Can't wait to see how it plays out personnel wise.

Like SkerFalcon said they will more than likely end up on the PS.

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Falcons rookies J'Terius Jones and Chris Odom impress in second half against Steelers

Posted Aug 20, 2017

Will McFadden AtlantaFalcons.com

 

As comforting as it is to see the starters performing at a high level, the preseason is much more important for the players who are on the field in the second half. Coach Dan Quinn is focused on evaluating his team, and the second half can provide players with the opportunity to leave an impression.

“So Thomas (Dimitroff) and I, on the flight back, are going to dig right into the second half before we even watch the first half,” Quinn said after the game. “There are so many guys that we are evaluating and looking to see who can battle and make an impact for this team. We cannot wait to go.”

There are plenty of intriguing competitions taking place further down the depth chart. Several wide receivers are battling to make the squad, including former Georgia receiver Reggie Davisicon-article-link.gif, who led the team for the second week in a row with 74 yards on three catches. The third running back spot is up for grabs, with Terron Wardicon-article-link.gif and rookie Brian Hillicon-article-link.gif considered to be the primary contenders.

Two of the big standouts in the second half came from the defensive line, however, highlighting the depth in that unit. J’Terius Jones finished the game with three tackles, including one for a loss, and several nice quarterback pressures. The only player so far in the preseason to get a quarterback on the ground is Chris Odomicon-article-link.gif (below), who recorded two tackles to go along with his sack.

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“We are excited about those two guys and where it could lead too,” Quinn said of his young defensive linemen. “JT has edged speed in pass rush ability. Those are guys you want to try and work and develop. The great thing for us is that they are great type of guys. They want it, they are going for it, they are battling for it, and they are competitors.”

Jones and Odom are two players who have flashed at practice. A rookie out of Miami (Ohio), Jones is often seen sprinting ahead of his teammates to and from defensive line drills, and his speed off the edge is a tool he can use in the NFL. Odom is in his first year out of Arkansas State, and his sack is sure to stand out on film.

The two rookies have shown improvement throughout camp, benefitting from the experience the Falcons have along the defensive line. Working with players like Grady Jarretticon-article-link.gif, Vic Beasleyicon-article-link.gif and Adrian Claybornicon-article-link.gif every day should have a positive impact.

“The whole group, they have some great guys to show how it can be done,” Quinn said. “Not saying, just do what he does, but there are models of the work that has to be with guys like Adrian Clayborn, and Brooks Reedicon-article-link.gif. In practice, they grind. The young guys want what they have and they are putting in the work.”

With two games left to play, Jones and Odom are far from finished. When Quinn and Dimitroff turn on the film from Sunday’s second half, they may like what they see from the rookie defensive line duo.

 

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9 hours ago, Kung Fu Kenny said:

 

 

 

 

God I love DQ. That picture just speaks volumes to the program he's built here. I haven't suffered like many of you (Fan since '98 when I was 10) have, but I can't help but think this is just by far the best program/team/coaching staff we've ever had.

I honestly like Sark and Manuel better than Scamahan/Smith.

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7 hours ago, ATLFalcon36 said:

God I love DQ. That picture just speaks volumes to the program he's built here. I haven't suffered like many of you (Fan since '98 when I was 10) have, but I can't help but think this is just by far the best program/team/coaching staff we've ever had.

I honestly like Sark and Manuel better than Scamahan/Smith.

 

I definitely agree fan since the same time.

 

 

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1 hour ago, osiruz said:

Upshaw is really good, and very underrated. He's an excellent pass rusher both as DE and DT. I think Reed, or Shelby will be off this team way before upshaw.

You remember how people felt about Kroy that's how I feel about Upshaw.  

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