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Falcons OLB Sean Weatherspoon Will Have New Responsibilities In 2012

The Atlanta Falcons are reorganizing their team and preparing for the upcoming 2012 season. One of the bullet points for the Falcons game plan in the fall will be a different set of responsibilities for linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

According to Daniel Cox at the official Atlanta Falcons website, Weatherspoon will be taking on some different roles in the upcoming 2012 season and will be playing a more diverse and important role for the Atlanta defense.

The offseason exit of former middle linebacker and defensive leader Curtis Lofton means some of the leadership on defense will fall on the shoulders of outside linebacker Weatherspoon. On Tuesday, he said the most notable change in his role will be on third downs. This season on the key defensive down, Weatherspoon will be responsible for directing the defense into position and it means a little less celebrating after a key play.

The new responsibilities and increased team role for Weatherspoon show that the team believes in the three-year veteran and will be giving him every opportunity to succeed and help the Falcons.

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