BETTER: They were busy, and happily so. They replaced everything they lost, Michael Turner with Steven Jackson, John Abraham with Osi Umenyiora and Dunta Robinson in the draft. I once had a scout explain the draft to me like this. "You do not get married saying 'she will be great if she loses 50 pounds'. You assume she will not and decide accordingly. The same with drafting."
The Falcons addressed their cornerbacks needs by landing Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. They are not sexy but nor are the guys who you say "if they only improve in this area then ..."
BETTER: The reality about pass coverage in the NFL is there is a point of diminishing returns. Even the best secondary is only as good as their front seven after a while, a shorter and shorter while. The additions of Star Lotulelei (catalytic player) and Kawann Short, a steal in the second round because of questions about his motor, do exactly this for Carolin...