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Falcons make the move, set their tackle rotation

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As they begin to ponder a season without another injured starter, the Falcons have made the expected move.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they’re moving rookie tackle Jake Matthews to the left, and putting Lamar Holmes back on the right.

Holmes started 15 games last year for the Falcons, and Matthews was a natural left tackle in college, so there’s nothing surprising about the decision.

But it does deplete an area the Falcons have tried to build this offseason, and creates long-term questions about Sam Baker’s future.

With a pair of seasons lost to knee injuries and a big contract, Matthews playing well this year could make him expendable, such that using the sixth overall pick on a blocker didn’t already.

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12 Responses to “Falcons make the move, set their tackle rotation”
  1. holla2626 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:07 PM

    Ryan is gonna have a sore back in December

  2. tomcan8 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:11 PM

    This week on Hard Kocks

  3. winningisabrees says: Aug 18, 2014 12:14 PM

    worst OL in the NFCS last season,
    worst OL in the NFCS this season

    Next topic please

  4. mburkett1980 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:15 PM

    The Falcons are about to find out the hard way that Jake Matthews isn’t all he’s cracked up to be. His name got him drafted higher than he should have. He was nowhere near dominant at Texas A&M.

  5. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 18, 2014 12:33 PM

    Enjoy another top 10 draft pick guys.

    Signed,

    Rest of NFCS

  6. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 18, 2014 12:47 PM

    Falcons are a joke. Just fold the franchise.

  7. pastorfootball says: Aug 18, 2014 12:49 PM

    I’ve been reading this site and comments section for a long time. I truly don’t understand the venomous reactions. My closest friends are Saints fans and we’ve stayed friends for close to 36 years. Some of you Falcons and Saints fans need some home training.

  8. mrlaloosh says: Aug 18, 2014 12:54 PM

    Falcons are irrelevant. As usual.

  9. mrlaloosh says: Aug 18, 2014 12:58 PM

    Uh-oh! Now we’ve don’t it! We have pastorfootball telling us how to act!
    Isn’t that special… Signed: the Church Lady….

  10. bassplucker says: Aug 18, 2014 1:16 PM

    That stinks for Sam Baker but in all honesty, he had no business being a starting NFL LT even before he got hurt. His whole career with the Falcons has pretty much been a desperate attempt to justify way overdrafting him. If there is any silver lining for Falcons fans, it is that it forced management’s hand into making personnel changes that should have been done last year already.

  11. northeastkiller says: Aug 18, 2014 3:41 PM

    LAMAR HOLMES, hahaha…exactly what every other team in the NFC South was hoping for. That guy last season played like Matt Ryan hit on his wife.

  12. mattryansnoodlearm says: Aug 19, 2014 7:08 PM

    Ready for week one you bums??

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