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FalcFans Weekly – March 30, 2014

March 30th, 2014
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Julio Jones celebrates after a TD

D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that in speaking with Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, the Falcons will not be shifting strictly to a 3-4 defense as many suspected based off their offseason moves. However, the Falcons will instead opt to retain the “multiple” defense that employs both 3-4 and 4-3 looks as they have done consistently under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan since 2012. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure follows up that regardless of a shift in the defensive scheme, improvement on that side of the ball will be a key factor in the team improving upon their 4-12 record from 2013.

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Dave Choate of the Falcoholic was inspired by a conversation that we had this weekend to write this piece: Breaking Down Two Likely 2014 NFL Draft Scenarios For The Falcons

Choate also contributes this one on the unlikelihood that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson joins the Falcons.

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Daniel Cox of team’s official site highlights some of general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s comments involving the team’s compensatory picks from his radio appearance this past week.

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There is at least one proponent of the Falcons signing former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

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As a follow-up to a previous story involving Roddy White on twitter, he has opted to make good on his tweet to Falcon fan Dylan Hoyt about buying him season tickets in the event that Mercer upset Duke in the NCAA Tournament. Hoyt will even receive V.I.P. treatment and a pair of Super Bowl tickets.

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Wide receiver Julio Jones and defensive end Kroy Biermann both appear to be ahead of schedule in terms of their rehabilitation from 2013 injuries according to Mike Smith.

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What’s Next for the Atlanta Falcons After Initial Wave of Free-Agent Signings — Scott Carasik, Bleacher Report

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Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson passed away at age 95 this past week. He was one of the founding members of the American Football League and was a leading entity in the league’s merger with the National Football League in 1970. Wilson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

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A nice overview of the rule changes that were passed this past week at the NFL’s owner meetings, as well as those tabled for future votes.

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In case you missed it, here are this past week’s posts from FalcFans.com:

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