Falcons 2016 Training Camp – Defense making an impact 

What’s Sports Fanatics! Today was the first day of training camp. Falcons Fans the day Falcons Fans have been   so long for. 

Without any further ado. Let’s get down to it. 2016 NFL Training camp breakdown. 

What was the focus of day one? 

Coach Quinn wanted to be aggressive on offense focusing on one on one match ups and taking deep shots down field. 

Falcons play a lot of 3 deep coverage abd Quinn wasted no time testing his defense. 
Today it was DeVondre Campbell vs Jacob Tamme /Tevin Coleman
Tevin Coleman De’Vondre Campbell really battled against each other. 
DeVondre Campbell made an awesome play on a deep ball to Tevin Coleman. Broke up a sure touchdown. Based on the chatter amongst former players, (Defensive end Chuck Smith) Campbell may be the Falcons brsr cover linebacker. 

Matt Ryan hit Devonta Freeman on a 40 yard wheel route for a touchdown that beat linebacker Sean Weatherspoon in coverage… 

Tevin Coleman “The defense, they’re amazing… Way faster [and] way more athletic.”

Tevin Coleman – Tevin Coleman on his fumbling issues. 

Receivers –  Julio Jones tweaked something earlier in practice…Coach Quinn said Jones could have played but elected to keep him out for the day. Should be back on Friday. 

MO Sanu Matt Ryan continue to working on their chemistry. 

Sanu made ridiculous one handed grab on pass from Matt Ryan. Look in sync, the time spent in the off-season seems to be paying off. It’s early but great sign there.

Aldrick Robinson caught a 30 yard pass from Matt Ryan on a go route. Over Jalen Collins. Jalen Collins also made a good play breaking up a pass. 

Austin Hooper had a great day with two difficult catches over the middle. Seems like the guys Falcons were hoping when they drafting him. 

Arthur Lynch Georgia Bulldog tight end.

Mo Sanu “Cool as the other side of the pillow,” But, When it’s time to go…you don’t want to be in my way. 

Offensive line Dan Quinn: Alex Mack communication skills, how he attacks the line is what impresses him. 

Mike Person was at right guard because Chris Chester is not ready to go. 

Jake Matthews on offensive line… 

Defense –  Ricardo Allen picked off Matt Ryan on a deep out on the right side. 

CB DeMarcus Van Dyke played in the slot. Trying to nail down the third corner position. 

Lbs Paul Worrilow, Sean Weatherspoon played with first team. Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell plays inside. Campbell WILB

Quinn says he wants an attacking style of defense… Whether it’s blitzing or tackling, he wants to do with physicality and proper technique. 

Quinn also said he’s looking for players who are versatile. Should someone get injured, they would be able to plug someone right in. 

*Vaughn McClure tweet about the Falcons linebacker speed.*

Special teams – Quinn said he likes Tevin Coleman’s long speed in returning kicks.

Eric Weems, Justin Hardy, Tevin Coleman, Nick Williams, Terron Ward all worked fielding punts with Bosher.

Matt Bryant will have competition with rookie kicker Nick Rose. Everyone is going to be pushed. 

Final Thoughts – De’Vondre Campbell continues to impress with his ability to cover and overall speed. It’s early in camp but he’s established himself as the best cover linebacker. 

Mad Mike player to keep an eye on! Ricardo Allen. Just something about this kid that SCREAMS PLAYMAKER!!! 

Shockley comment on first day of camp. 


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