Falcons need to switch defenses

Sam Crenshaw
October 20, 2019 - 9:40 am

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The Atlanta Falcons defense is not good.

Coming into this year, Dan Quinn said he wanted to put his stamp on the defense and take advantage of the talent on the defensive side. That ended up morphing to the 5-2 defense the Falcons have ran for most of the season. It was supposed to stop mobile quarterbacks and the run.

It has done neither. 

The Falcons have only recorded five sacks as a team through six games and are giving up 180 yards per game on the ground. 

The secondary looks lost, especially Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver with opponents averaging 8.6 yards per catch. 

D. Orlando Ledbetter, AJC Falcons reporter, joined Sam and Greg and says the Falcons need to ditch the 5-2 and play better football.