Atlanta Falcons, Def, Falcons
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jun-26-2014 by Rusty Reeves
The Falcons' defense was one of the worst in the league in 2013 -- giving up 27.7 points per game. They attempted to address this in the offseason by signing two of the top DTs available in free agency (Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai) and spending seven of their nine draft picks on defensive players. It is hard to gauge how they'll gel as a unit, but the moves were made to address the team's weakness. Can't fault them for trying. In leagues that hold their playoffs in Weeks 14 to 16, the Falcons would be a team to avoid. They will be going up against former Super Bowl-winning QBs in all those games: playing at Green Bay, home against Pittsburgh and at New Orleans. That's a tall order for any defense. The one thing the DST does have going for it is the addition of KR/PR Devin Hester. He was one of the best to ever do it.
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