- 6:00 am Friday, July 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH — The start of the Falcons training camp is eight days away.
We started our countdown by looking at the new assistant coaches Mike Tice, Wade Harman and Bryan Cox and then the special teams unit.
Today, we will look at the defensive backfield, where they’ll be some fierce competition for the starting nickel back and free safety positions.
Here’s our projected depth chart for the defensive backfield.
RCB 21 Desmond Trufant, 28 Javier Arenas, 37 Ricardo Allen,
NB 26 Josh Wilson, 27 Robert McClain, 28 Javier Arenas, 41 Dezmen Southward
LCB 23 Robert Alford, 24 Jordan Mabin, 43 Devonta Glover-Wright
SS 25 William Moore, 36 Kemal Ishmael, [More]
- 12:33 pm Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH – While the Falcons continue to stress that they’ll be a multiple defensive team, the spent a great deal of time working on their 3-4 alignment during the first open OTA session on Wednesday.
Also, cornerback Desmond Trufant has been switched to left cornerback and Robert Alford lined up at right cornerback. Last season, Asante Samuel played left cornerback before Alford finished the season as the starter.
Generally, the defense appeared ahead of the offense, which is normal for this juncture of the offseason.
Here are 10 quick observations from the session:
1. THE 3-4: Left defensive end Tyson Jackson, nose tackle Paul Soliai, right defensive [More]
- 6:00 am Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith will head up the team’s entourage that’s headed to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which starts on Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Feb. 25.
More than 300 players are set to participate in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 19-25 at Lucas Oil Stadium. There’s a group of 24 players with Georgia connections who were invited to the combine.
The players well start to arrive on Wednesday for medical exams, psychological testing and interviews with teams.
They will start working out on Saturday.
The Saturday group – Placekickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight [More]
- 1:28 pm Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant, the 22nd player taken overall in the 2013 NFL draft, was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team today.
Trufant, 6-0, 190 pounds, finished his rookie season with 73 total tackles (57 solo), two interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
Trufant’s 17 passes defensed ranked tied for 10th in the NFL and set a franchise rookie record, topping Darnell Walker’s 13 pass breakups in 1993.
Trufant started all 16 games as a rookie and according to Stats LLC., Trufant allowed a 48.3 completion percentage on passes thrown his way.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, [More]