FalcFans Weekly Round-Up – March 16, 2014
One young Panthers fan did not react well to news of Steve Smith’s departure from Carolina. I understand your pain, young man. I’m a Falcon fan and I felt the same.
Per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, UCLA outside linebacker prospect Anthony Barr was supposed to visit Atlanta on Friday for a media obligation involving FOX, as opposed to visiting the Falcons. But his trip was subsequently canceled due to issues with his flight.
With the Falcons free-agent moves showing strong indicators that they will utilize the 3-4 as their base defense in 2014, talk of the team targeting Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack is about to pick up. In fact, some might call connecting the dots of Mack to Atlanta as a “no-brainer.”
Here’s one breakdown of how Mack fits in Atlanta’s new-look defense
Other worthwhile reads from this past week:
What if the Falcons never win a Super Bowl? — Jeanna Thomas, The Falcoholic
The Falcons Day-One Free Agency Frenzy Remains Flawed — Allen Strk, Pro Football Spot
Nickel & diming: How subpackages have become the new base defense in the NFL — Danny Kelly, FieldGulls
You can keep up with all the latest happenings involving the Falcons in free agency with our free agent tracker.
Here are some 0ther FalcFans.com items you may have missed this week:
- Report: Falcons ‘Extremely Interested’ in Asamoah
- Takeaways from Last Week – March 10, 2014
- Falcons Promote Collins to Outside Linebackers Coach
- FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 59 “That Bad Taste In Your Mouth”
- Report: Falcons ‘Aggressively Pursuing’ Paul Soliai
- Falcons Bring Back Mike Johnson For One More Year
- Falcons Re-Sign Babineaux
- Falcons Load Up Lines to Open Free Agency
- Falcons Officially Cut Gonzalez and DeCoud
- Breaking Down Joe Hawley and His Contract