Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 8/12/13
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Defensive end Osi Umenyiora played 14 snaps against the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday in the Falcons first preseason game.In his first one of the game, Umenyiora was standing up on the left side like an outside linebacker -- a technique that Umenyiora had said he "never" employed before arriving in training camp this year.Falcons head coach Mike Smith said on Monday that he thinks talk of whether Umenyiora, the team's prized free-agent signing on the defensive side of the ball, is playing from his usual three-point stance or from a standing position is "overblown".While that's possible, what's not overblown is the Falcons plan on using multiple fronts this coming season -- perhaps even more so than last year -- and for them to be effective, Umenyiora is going to have to have a comfort level when he's used in different ways than he was in his first nine seasons with the New York Giants, when he amassed 75 sacks and won two Super Bowls."It was cool," Umenyior...
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