The Atlanta Falcons face the Cincinnati Bengals in their second game of the 2012 NFL Preseason, and like any team in the preseason, they have a number of questions that need answering. SB Nation's Atlanta Falcons blog The Falcoholic has been keeping a close eye on the team as they move through training camp and into the preseason and they've highlighted a couple of the big issues for Atlanta.
One player highlighted is Travian Robertson, a seventh-round defensive tackle looking to make the team:
Robertson has been mentioned in this space before for his impressive strength and physicality, but he never had a realistic chance to crack the rotation this year. His only hope was to stick as a fifth defensive tackle by sheer merit of his play, and he's getting one hell of an opportunity to do that now with two guys down along the line.
Another is Pat Schiller, who may be the Falcons' best chance for depth at middle linebacker:
Schiller was a mighty successful linebacker at NIU, piling up more than 100 tackles to go with two sacks, several pass breakups and a few tackles for losses to boot. He doesn't have the highest upside, in terms of pure athletic ability, but he's solid enough reserve option. With significant playing time, he just may prove it out.
Head over to The Falcoholic for more information on those and other Falcons prospects, as well as to chime in with your thoughts and opinions on the team.