It's no secret that the new starters on Atlanta's offensive line, especially right tackle Lamar Holmes, will get a lot of attention from the Saints in Sunday's opening game.
The new-look line must adjust to the departures of center Todd McClure, who retired, and right tackle Tyson Clabo, who was not re-signed. Holmes, who has played in only one game, was rushed into the starting unit when Mike Johnson dislocated his left ankle and broke his left leg this summer.
The Falcons have only two linemen in the same starting positions as last season, and that's the sort of development that doesn't slip past opposing teams.
''Of course we noticed that,'' said New Orleans outside linebacker Junior Galette. ''It's on film. ... Obviously they let Clabo go. That right side of the line, we want to do our best to take advantage of that line that we can, but who's to say the next man up is not better than the guys that were out there before?
''We haven't really seen so much of them. We've got to...