It has been a busy few days with the NFL free agency and the Atlanta Falcons have been active as they have picked up a couple of defensive pieces including safety Jessie Bates, who comes over from the Bengals and defensive tackle David Onyemata, who was with the Saints and is now reunited with new Falcons defensive coordinator, Ryan Nielsen.
While the additions of Bates and Onyemata are without a doubt solid upgrades to the Atlanta defense, the team has yet to address their need for a bona fide pass rush, which 92-9 the Game’s morning show host, John Fricke, shared his thoughts on the Falcons’ new look defense.
“Which area of the defense has improved the most,” Fricke asked co-host and producer Abe Gordon, pointing out the fact that Onyemata and Bates, along with linebacker, Kaden Ellis, give the Falcons an addition at each level of their defense. “I think the secondary improved by more than the defensive line at this point in time.”
Gordon told Fricke, adding that he does believe that could change assuming that the Falcons use their No. 8 overall pick to draft a defensive end.
“I think that’s a different discussion when we take someone in the draft to help out on that defense,” Gordon said.
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