Things went well after the second season of retooling the Falcons currently we are 12-3 with the NFC North in hand and one game left things have gone good in 2020.
Our New QB Tom Savage
has played admirably or at least as good as his minuscule attributes would let him.
for what it's worth he does spread the ball around instead of focusing on 1 guy in a particular play. Our WR/TE get a even number of passes now
which at least makes it a little bit harder for the dreaded highlight feature to be used with reckless abandon.
HB's we will cover in the rookie section
All WR's saw a dip in production due to the change to a less talented QB, but the surprise pickup was WR Dorial Green-Beckham
picked up in week 5 Free agency.
His debut game was a 6 REC 156 YD 3 TD performance and he had a steady 3 REC per game since that day, we now believe we are set with our WR's for the future.
TE saw a new starter in Trey Burton
who got 2spd 2str 2agi 2acc 2jmp which on top of his better blocking made him a better option for both run and pass games.
The O-line as a whole gave up a total of 6 sacks on the stat sheet which is pretty damn good IMHO.
Defense was where the team shined leading the league in least yards allowed, there are lots of players on that side of the ball that deserve credit,
none more then the D-line with DE's spearheading the assault on opposing QB's and a pair of Fumble forcing DT's
The LB squad left something to be desired since for more then half the season our Rookie ROLB and starting MLB were injured and we were forced to change the scheme.
the DB's played up to there OVR's which is to say 30 INT's 8 FF's and 5 defensive TD's.
From The Ohio State
FS Malik Hooker
Mr Hooker played as good if not better then the player he replaced who was traded away before the draft, 3 int's 2 fumbles recovered
and a Defensive TD we hope he is hurt less then our previous starter.
From Florida State University
HB Dalvin Cook
We were shocked to get Cook where we got him and we were equally shocked with his lackluster INJ & TGH that he lasted the whole season
without a multi-game injury. currently he sits in the top 10 in rushing yards and that is where we think he will end up.
we are seriously looking forward to see what if any rookie boost in attributes he gets, could be earth shattering.
From The University of Pittsburgh
HB James Conner
Big boy Conner was our backup plan in case we lost Cook for some if not the majority of the season, and he hasnt gotten a ton of playing time until
the last 3 games where we saw him average 55 yards a game and a couple TD's. and noticed that switching between HB's gave us more
staying power for both backs when the end of the game draws near where a couple games we saw Cook disappear for the entire 4th quarter.
From The University of Alabama
ROLB Tim Williams
Not much to say here he was injured early in the season for 10 games and just returned and we havent gotten to see enough of him to make a
accurate assessment of his talents, so the jury is still out on him.
From Louisiana State University
C Ethan Pocic
our new Center had a rough go of it at first letting people right through the line at our HB's early in the season but in the past 4-5 games has settled down
into the player we hoped he would be, now fully engaging blocks instead of slipping past linemen and moving to the second level too soon.
THX to all the GM's for reading this (if you did) and i would like to see more of you guys write things about your teams i myself would read them.
i know some guys think when you write an article it is really just writing for yourself but i like to read about the "why", "how" and "who" of every team.