Atlanta Falcons: Full Position Breakdown & Depth-Chart Analysis at Linebacker

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Atlanta Falcons: Full Position Breakdown & Depth-Chart Analysis at Linebacker
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In 2014, linebacker could have been considered the weakest part of the Atlanta Falcons defense. They had just one quality linebacker starting while the likes of Joplo Bartu and Prince Shembo saw a bunch of playing time that they shouldn't have been seeing.

In Dan Quinn's scheme, the strong-side linebacker would fall under a role similar to an edge player, so they won't be listed here. The weak-side and middle linebackers line up similar to how 3-4 inside linebackers would and are designed to have simplified roles within Quinn's scheme.

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