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Falcons Preseason 2012: William Moore Enjoying Freedom In Mike Nolan's System

William Moore has built a reputation as a hard hitting safety in his two seasons as a starter for the Falcons but he will be given much more freedom this season under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.

"I'll be able to play my style of ball," Moore said. "Last year we were aggressive also, but it was more structured. This year we are having fun and the defense is built around the kind of athletes we have."

Some of the freedom Moore is talking about is less structure in determining the amount of depth defensive players take on the field. Nolan wants his players comfortable and will put them in spots where they are at their best. That freedom will allow players like Moore to move around the field and put themselves in position to make plays that they might not be allowed to make in a more restrictive system.

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