Gono gives Falcons best opportunity to win

Who will start at RT, Gono or Kaleb McGary?

Duane Walker
September 05, 2019 - 1:12 am

The Atlanta Falcons finished their preseason with a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31- 12, meanwhile giving us a snapshot of what the starting lineup might look like.

Duane's Sports Rap goes through his checklist for the Falcons being a Super Bowl team. Number 1 is winning a preseason game. CHECK!

The next issue the Falcons need to address is who should start at right tackle? It is a battle between the rookie Kaleb McGary and undrafted second-year lineman Matt Gono.

McGary underwent a cardiac ablation procedure and returned for his first game action in Atlanta’s final preseason game on Thursday night.

With that being said, Duane believes that Gono is the guy! He has clearly been the better offensive lineman during the preseason. Gono adds stability and does not give up sacks.

According to the Falcons' weekly game release, they have Gono listed on the Injury List due to “limited practice.” 

“Gono’s development has gone so well that it has caused a minor issue," Duane believes. "They were grooming him to be a backup and not a starter.” Gono has been playing so well that he has forced the Falcons to make a decision.

At the end of the day, Duane says the bottom line is to: “Put the guy in that does the best job. Period!”