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Position Battles on Defense Will Be Key to Atlanta Falcons Success in 2009

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The success of the Falcons in 2009 will largely depend on how they piece together their defense.  There are spots available for the taking and the competition will be intense in camp. 

On the defensive front John Abraham is locked in at one defensive end.  The question is how many chances will Jaamal Anderson get to be an effective, every down, defensive end?  Twenty-seven tackles and two sacks last year is just not going to cut it.

Chaunsey Davis could challenge for that spot, and I can't help but think that the coaches are hoping that fourth round draft pick Lawrence Sidbury makes a case for playing time as well.

At minimum Sidbury should make the rotation.  Anderson is cle...

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