Standard for Falcons must be top-5 defense

Thomas Mott
July 31, 2019 - 1:32 am

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Jarvis Davis joined Ready or Mott host, Thomas Mott, to give his overall takeaways from Atlanta Falcons Training Camp. 

The Falcons have more than enough depth to make a difference in the secondary. It's very hard to find a ball once it's in the air and Jordan Miller is a guy to watch. He has that length and ability to affect the defense. Jarvis feels he will have that ability to to make a big difference as a rookie. 

Kendall Sheffield, out of Ohio State University, fell out of the first round due to speed difference. Desmond Trufant has been more aggressive at the line of scrimmage and had a very good camp so far. Jarvis is intrigued by the secondary and believes everyone will be surprised. 

Thomas thinks the defense looks like a top-10 D, however, Jarvis says not so fast.

This defense is top five, Jarvis told Thomas. Dan Quinn has a lot to do with that. 

"Being top five has to be the standard this year," said Davis. If the pass rush is improved this year, then it's game on.  If not, Falcons fans are in for a very long season. 

Should we expect a dink and dunk from Dirk Koetter? 

"This offense should feature the tight end," Jarvis said. Austin Hooper should be equipped to have a Pro Bowl season, and Koetter loves to feature the TE with lots of movement and pre-snap motion. 

When you have a receiver corps like the Falcons, you have to move them around to make the defense think.  Koetter will take advantage of that. 

Matt Ryan was ranked 69 overall on the NFL Top 100.  Jarvis believes it doesn't matter if Ryan is at 69.  However, he's not the stereotypical locker room guy in front of the cameras.  People don't necessarily appreciate him.  You will miss him once he's gone and then he will get all the accolades.