Trufant: Bucs think risk taking is a plus, but it really benefits Falcons

Rick and John
October 10, 2018 - 1:44 pm

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant joined Rick and John live from Flowery Branch on Wednesday.

Trufant talked about the defensive backfield and the injuries that have hurt the team leading to its 1-4 record. He says he was challenged by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, and while the Falcons lost, he still wants to make every play, everytime. 

Coach Dan Quinn talked about the 17 missed tackles and they ask about the practice drills. Trufant says tackling is still a daily part of the grind that they want to apply on Sunday.

Rick thinks Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston will give Trufant a chance to get an interception but Tru doesn't care who is the QB, he wants to take advantage of the risks quarterbacks take every game.

"This team [Tampa Bay] they take a lot of shots, they take risks," said Trufant. "They think it's a plus for them, but it's a plus for us on the back end to go get the ball. Our D-line is gonna get pressure, so we're gonna get opps."

However, he admits that picking off someone like Winston is fun and he just wants to get the ball.

Finally, they talk about the mood of the team and Tru said its time to get back to the basics and taking it one week at a time. Tru says they are hungry and have to keep grinding. 

Click below to hear Desmond Trufant with Rick and John...