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Mike Smith became the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, and all Smith and the Falcons have done since then is build a talented team.In 2008, Atlanta drafted quarterback Matt Ryan, tackle Sam Baker, and linebacker Curtis Lofton and also added free agent Michael Turner. Ryan was the 2008 offensive player of the year and has been to the Pro Bowl twice. In his four seasons with Atlanta, Lofton had 492 combined tackles, seven forced fumbles and three interceptions. Turner has rushed for over 6,000 yards, received All-Pro honors in 2008, and Pro Bowl honors twice.In 2009 the team drafted William Moore who has had 203 combined tackles, five forced fumbles, and 11 interceptions. In 2010, Atlanta drafted Sean Weatherspoon who has contributed 252 combined tackles and two fumble recoveries. In 2011, Atlanta drafted Julio Jones who has already contributed 2,157 receiving yards, 18 touchdowns, and went to the Pro Bowl in 2012.These players were in addition to the talent Atlanta already ...
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