McDonald: 'Tevin Coleman might be [Falcons] best red-zone target'

Jeff Benedict
September 11, 2018 - 11:59 pm

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NFL Analyst Charles McDonald​ from FourVerts joined Jeff Benedict to chat about the tough blow the Atlanta Falcons received with Deion Jones and Keanu Neal being sent to the IR.

“You can't replace those two, they bring so much to the defense," said McDonald. "With [Damontae] Kazee they will get a capable player, Duke Riley has to come in and take that spot, it's hard to be too confident they'll see decent linebacker play in the absence of  Deebo."

Charles also discussed the putrid red-zone offense and how they use Julio Jones down there.

“Tevin Coleman might be their best red-zone target," said McDonald. "And it's frustrating when you have proven producers in the red zone they just keep throwing it to Julio in the red zone.”

He also spoke about the poor performance from Matt Ryan, what positives he took away from the season-opening loss to Philly and Week 2's game against Carolina.

“The Panthers offensive line is a poor unit right now," said McDonald. "I wanna see the defense come alive and exploit that weakness."