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2012 Falcons Preseason: Atlanta Going With More 3 Wide Receiver Sets

The Atlanta Falcons offense is having a few changes with new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, and the big change is a three-wide receiver set known as "11." In addition to the three wide receivers, the 11 set will have a tight end and one running back.

Wide receivers Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan have felt that the three wide receiver set is a set that the offense should use more often:

"That three-wide receiver set, one tight end and one back has been good for us in the past," Ryan said. "We've got talented guys to fill out those positions. It will probably be something that we use."

The Falcons used that set in their prior preseason game and had to use wide receiver Kerry Meier in the 11 formation since Harry Douglas couldn't play due to a rib injury.

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