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GRADING THE 2013 ATLANTA FALCONS

August 21, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



2012 RECORD: 13-3 (1st, NFC South)

LAST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE: 2012 (lost to San Francisco in NFC Championship Game)

HEAD COACH (RECORD): Mike Smith (56-24, sixth season)

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Dirk Koetter (second season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Mike Nolan (second season)

KEY ADDITIONS: RB Steven Jackson (from Rams), DE Osi Umenyiora (from Giants), CB Desmond Trufant (draft), CB Robert Alford (draft), DE Malliciah Goodman (draft)

KEY DEPARTURES: DE John Abraham (released), RB Michael Turner (released), CB Brent Grimes, S Chris Hope, CB Dunta Robinson (released), QB Luke McCown, C Todd McClure

QB: GRADE: A

RB: GRADE: B

WR: GRADE: A-

TE: GRADE: B+

OL: GRADE: C

DL: GRADE: C

LB: GRADE: C+

DB: GRADE: B-

SPECIAL TEAMS: GRADE: C+

COACHING: GRADE: B-

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Whether the Falcons return to the NFC Championship Game relies solely on their defense. The offensive line underwent some changes, but that shouldn't stop Ryan from connecting with his dream duo at wide receiver and future Hall of Famer Gonzalez. The addition of Jackson in the backfield can only make the Falcons better and they must take advantage in the next few seasons because the running back is on the decline. It won't be easy capturing another NFC South title with other members of the division on the rise.


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