Keeping theme with the past two seasons, the Falcons have once again scheduled a combined training camp practice with another team. Two years ago it was the Pats, last year the Jags, and this year it is the Tennessee Titans.
On Monday, the scrimmage will be held at Coahulla Creek High School in Dalton, Georgia. The joint session will not be full speed nor include any sort of tackling, according to coach Mike Smith.
But still important to remember is that the Falcons will get a chance to work and run plays against another football team. And much like the "Friday Night Lights" scrimmage, this is simply another opportunity for Smith and the coaching staff to evaluate the players they have on their roster. Specifics after the jump...
Depth at defensive tackle- the Falcons have already witnessed injuries to Corey Peters and Vance Walker during training camp, leaving them very thin at the position. That means former first-rounder Peria Jerry and rookie Travian Robertson should see more snaps, along with newly signed UDFA Conrad Obi.
Dirk Koetter's new scheme- try to keep an eye on (or read about) what sorts of plays the Falcons begin to run in the coming weeks. We've already seen reports that Jacquizz Rodgers actually caught a fabled screen pass during Friday Night Lights. Rodgers is one such player that should see an increased role in the offense this season.
Hot players staying hot- if I had to pick two players that have had impressive camps so far, it would be Kerry Meier and Lawrence Sidbury. Meier has looked great after tearing his ACL two years ago and spending all of last year getting up to speed, and Sidbury was able to notch two "sacks" during Friday's scrimmage. Both are guys that could be poised for breakout seasons, so look their way.
Battle for right guard- one final thing to monitor is the ongoing "competition" between Garrett Reynolds and rookie Peter Konz for a starting job. So far Reynolds has been getting all of the first team snaps. But perhaps as camp rolls on and Konz presumably begins to adjust, new O-line coach Pat Hill will finally feel comfortable enough handing the job to Konz before week one.
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