They’ll miss newly-retired Chad Greenway. Last season, they missed the Anthony Barr who was on the verge of tearing up the league in his first two seasons. He was surprisingly Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys invisible often in 2016, and coach Mike Zimmer noticed. He had just two sacks, one forced fumble and one takeaway last season, and he’s proven capable of being an impact player all over the field on every down.
It’s a very young group without Greenway — Barr, Eric Kendricks, Edmond Robinson and Kentrell Brothers are 25 or younger, and they drafted Ben Gideon this spring. Barr is perfectly positioned to be the centerpiece of that unit. Based on his previous play, he’s capable.
These are cliches, but you see the words translated to action with players like Grady Jarrett, who managed to sack Tom Brady three times in Super Bowl LI. You see it in the speed of middle linebacker Deion Jones, who returned two interceptions for touchdowns last year. And you see it in the dramatic improvement of Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks last season.
The year before Quinn arrived, the Atlanta Falcons’ defense finished the 2014 season ranked dead last in the league for total defense. The hope was that Quinn could shape the unit into something Cheap Jerseys In Canada like the top-ranked Seattle Seahawks defense that he was leaving to come to Atlanta.
In 2015, Quinn’s first season at the helm, the Falcons improved from 32nd in the league for yards allowed per game to 16th.