FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
Smith sees incremental improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the NFL's second-worst unit against the run last season.
For Atlanta to succeed, Smith and his staff are...
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August 20, 2014
While the Falcons are still searching to find a solid replacement for Sean Weatherspoon at the linebacker position there is a sense of urgency in terms of other linebackers stepping up and having a strong performance during the offseason camps.
One of those linebackers is Joplo Bartu, who in his second year, is getting comfortably adjusted to the Falcons’ new 3-4 defense. Bartu...
ATLANTA, GA- Congratulations are always in order when any rookie or undrafted free agent makes the initial 75-man roster cuts for any NFL team. It’s even more impressive when that rookie manages to see significant snaps in the first half of a preseason game alongside tried and tested veterans.
Joplo Bartu is one of those talented rookies that made the initial 75-man roster on Tuesday...