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Not Used to This: Higher Expectations for Falcons in ’09

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It may be only Mike Smith's second year flying with the Falcons, but Atlanta's expectations have soared.

Finishing a close second behind Carolina in 2008, the Falcons look towards a refined group—a younger, faster defense—to meet the expectations that many have to win the NFC South.

The offense should improve drastically with a pass-catching tight end, Tony Gonzalez, who will help the offense against teams with strong safety play.

Within Atlanta's team expectations are position group expectations. Below, is a breakdown of Atlanta's position groups, and what to expect from them.

Quarterbacks

If you thought Matt Ryan was going to be as succes...

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