Falcons Preseason 2012: Dirk Koetter Happy With Pass Protection

Through two preseason games, the Atlanta Falcons have gotten good pass protection from the first-team offensive line. In fact, quarterback Matt Ryan hasn't been sacked with the first-team unit on the field.

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is pleased with the way the pass protection is progressing:

"It was definitely better this week in the second game," Koetter said. "We’ve called over 60 pass plays. We had some pressures and some hurries, but I thought our chips with our [running] backs was really good."

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The Falcons allowed 26 sacks and 84 hits on the quarterback during the 2011 season.

Atlanta returns to the field Friday against the Miami Dolphins.

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