Names Falcons No. 12 Team of Preseason Names Falcons No. 12 Team of Preseason

Jay Adams

Published July 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

The popular site has been naming its top teams of the preseason this week, and after a long — and good — wait, the site has ranked the Falcons as the No. 12 team heading into August in their power rankings.

Calling the Falcons a team that “might be built for the long haul,” writer Darin Gantt thinks the Falcons are big on strengths that could push them past nagging wall of playoff disappointments that has haunted the team since Mike Smith took over in 2008.

Writes Gantt: “Wide receiver Roddy White’s still got game-breaking ability, and partner Julio Jones is on the verge of justifying the massive trade they made to acquire him in last year’s draft. Coupled with tight end Tony Gonzalez (back for one more year trying to break his own winless-in-the-postseason streak) and running back Michael Turner (at least in the early part of the season before he tapers off), the Falcons can match fantasy draft picks with anyone.”

The offensive line is a point of concern for Gantt as he thinks getting the group into reliable shape will be a tall task for new offensive line coach Pat Hill.

As not to steal any thunder, click here to read the entire piece, which includes PFT’s favorite camp battles and prospects.


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