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Atlanta Falcons’ Xs and Os: The Tony Gonzalez Effect and a Younger D

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Offseason personnel changes will have some big effects on how the Falcon's draw things up on offense and defense. Here are some things to look for from the playbook in 2009:



It can't be overstated just how big an effect Tony Gonzalez can have on this Falcons offense. He looks to be the only major personnel change for Atlanta's O but tight ends like Gonzalez, with the ability to catch and block, provide so much flexibility to a coordinator and they provide a big headache for opposing defenses in so many ways.

At the minimum, he provides a physically big target with soft hands for young QB Matt Ryan.

Watch for Falcons OC Mike Mularkey to keep Gonzalez planted firml...

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