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Update on Keanu Neal

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The Falcons are in a very good place with their run defense, if Pro Football Focus’ Atlanta-centric Twiter count has any say in it. We’re not really used to writing about quality Atlanta run defenses.

Falcons top 5 run defense grades (since '06):

 

Keanu Neal - 89.3 2017

Lawyer Milloy - 88.1 2006

Dunta Robinson - 88.1 2010

Grady Jarrett - 87.7 2017

Sean Weatherspoon - 87.4  2011

Edited by Falconsin2012
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He's definitely a "difference maker" when he's on the field!!! 

Glad to see his rehab is going good --- can't wait to see some more Falcon's Football!!! 







 

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1 hour ago, osiruz said:

Missed his leadership on the field, just don't do any crazy lateral movements and strengthen that knee my man.

 

1 hour ago, Geneaut said:

I think we missed a lot from him being off the field last season that can't be measure in tackles. It's grit, and swagger, and purpose.

 

Neal's intimidating presence was missed as well.

 

Recievers, TEs, and RBs fear him roaming the field because everyone knows how hard he hits.

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1 hour ago, Jesus said:

I heard they added Velcro to the knee to help with future interceptions.

Ouch!

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8 hours ago, Geneaut said:

I think we missed a lot from him being off the field last season that can't be measure in tackles. It's grit, and swagger, and purpose.

this, 100 times this. Deion Jones may be the most talented defensive player, Allen may be the smartest, but Keanu was the nastiest. The injury gods took our hands, brains, and heart on defense this year. 

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6 hours ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

 

Neal's intimidating presence was missed as well.

 

Recievers, TEs, and RBs fear him roaming the field because everyone knows how hard he hits.

There were definitely a lot of dropped passes in 2017, opposing players knowing they would get lit up. 

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19 hours ago, Falconsin2012 said:

The Falcons are in a very good place with their run defense, if Pro Football Focus’ Atlanta-centric Twiter count has any say in it. We’re not really used to writing about quality Atlanta run defenses.

Falcons top 5 run defense grades (since '06):

 

Keanu Neal - 89.3 2017

Lawyer Milloy - 88.1 2006

Dunta Robinson - 88.1 2010

Grady Jarrett - 87.7 2017

Sean Weatherspoon - 87.4  2011

Surprised to see Dunta and Sean in there.

 

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43 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Surprised to see Dunta and Sean in there.

 

Both were great tacklers (Well, Dunta hit hard anyway) but neither could stay healthy.

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