Top 10 Falcons Storylines: Devonta Freeman

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 11, 2019 - 1:37 pm

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Atlanta Falcons training camp is fast approaching. With Monday being exactly 10 shows until the first practice, Andy and Randy of the Midday Show countdown the Top 10 Falcons' storylines heading into the 2019 season.

No. 10 -- Contracts

No. 9 -- Coaching Changes

No. 8 -- Depth

TODAY, No. 7 -- Devonta Freeman and the run game

Devonta Freeman missed the majority of the 2018 season after suffering an injury in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tevin Coleman, who assumed the starting role in Freeman's absence, has now moved on to play with former Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco.

Freeman will be the guy to carry most of the load at the running back position with Ito Smith, and perhaps Qadree Ollison, getting a share of snaps.

What should we reasonably expect from Freeman this season?

"You can't," Randy McMichael said. "First, it's the position that he plays, his size, his running style; you just don't know."

Freeman's style is that of a hard runner and runs like he's bigger than he is. 

"If he's healthy, he'll give you over 1,000 yards rushing. He'll give close to 1,400/1,500 total yards, double digit touchdowns. If they get that out of him, we'll see you in Miami.