The Falcons had three players with over 100 tackles last season. Linebacker Curtis Lofton led the way for the Falcons with 133 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 2 forced fumbles and 2 passes defensed. Lofton’s game was not about rushing the QB as his main goal was to destroy running backs and he did a good job of that. Safety Erik Coleman finished up with 116 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 2 forced fumbles and 5 passes defensed. It’s never good when a safety makes that many tackles for a team which means the front seven of the Falcons’ D could use some improvements. Veteran linebacker Mike Peterson finished up with 109 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 7 passes defensed and 1 interception. To have three players get over 100 tackles apiece tells me a couple things about the Falcons’ D. #1.) They are on the field too much and #2.) They need the other 8 players to help out more in 2010.
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