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Falcons not worried about Vic Beasley’s confidence

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) runs against Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) AP

Vic Beasley followed up a lackluster rookie season with an alleged appearance in this year’s opener.

But though he didn’t record a single tackle last week against the Buccaneers, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he’s not worried about the 2015 first-rounder’s psyche.

I don’t worry about the confidence over one game,” Quinn said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “With that said, I’m looking for his arrow to be going up in this game.

“He just didn’t perform the way he’s capable of. When those opportunities come up to go make a play can we just nail the technique just right?”

Beasley had 4.0 sacks last year, which is only good in the context of the Falcons lacking pass rushers, since it led the team. And after they used the eighth overall pick on him, he knows the expectations are much higher.

“I have to affect the quarterback,” Beasley said. “I need to be disruptive on every play. Just be around the ball and make sure that I’m around the ball.”

The Falcons have been looking for sacks for what seems like a decade, and brought veteran Dwight Freeney in this year in hopes of a spark. They’ve also moved Beasley around in the defense, trying to find a role that will allow him to live up to the potential he flashed at Clemson.

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15 Responses to “Falcons not worried about Vic Beasley’s confidence”
  1. icebergsimpson says: Sep 15, 2016 8:19 AM

    He was a ghost on Sunday.

  2. kane337 says: Sep 15, 2016 8:53 AM

    Coach Quinn may not be worried but I’m worried.

  3. Straight Cash Homie says: Sep 15, 2016 9:07 AM

    The best way for Beasley to live up to his draft status is to get cut from Atlanta and play for a real football team. That would be a great start.

  4. getoveryourself999 says: Sep 15, 2016 9:39 AM

    The Falcons franchise is a joke. The front office can’t tell a pro prospect from a janitor, the coaches can’t make anyone a better player, the OC can’t call plays, and the owner is more concerned with HOSTING a Super Bowl than PLAYING IN ONE!!!! I officially gave them up for dead on draft day when they drafted everyone BUT A PASS RUSHER when that was their most glaring need.

    For those of you who think Atlanta is a bad sports town… try being a fan of the Braves/Falcons/Hawks for more than 5 years and still have a passion for their crap. It starts at the top and Liberty Media, Arthur Blank, and who or whatever owns the Hawks on a given day have been nothing short of putrid.

  5. agent7g says: Sep 15, 2016 9:45 AM

    So you’re saying a bit frustrated with being a pro sports fan in a state where the most popular sport is college football?

  6. flexx91 says: Sep 15, 2016 9:54 AM

    One word to sum this up: BUST!!!

  7. fatguystrangler says: Sep 15, 2016 9:56 AM

    However, they should be worried about his game, or lack there of.

  8. stopthemadness101 says: Sep 15, 2016 10:34 AM

    Another Clemson bust at defensive end. What a shocker.

  9. swagger52 says: Sep 15, 2016 10:54 AM

    Which I knew what Ozzie thought about him.

  10. laughingwillow says: Sep 15, 2016 12:53 PM

    Was he one of the five people that wiffed on Doug Martin’s seemingly impossible touchdown? That was spectacularly awful. Keystone cops anyone?

  11. pastorfootball says: Sep 15, 2016 1:23 PM

    For us Falcons fans, it is reaching the point of excruciating. Our fan base has been right about the ultimate failure of the pathetic decisions by our team’s management. Lately, it has been one poor decision after another…and they continually defend how “right” they are even in spite of the overwhelming evidence of the losing column.

  12. joepatrickmartin says: Sep 15, 2016 7:10 PM

    It is slightly jarring to think that the Falcons’ ineptitude in 2013 & 2014 rewarded them with two top 10 draft picks. When you are drafting in those positions, you are not supposed to miss. At the very least, you should get a high quality starter. Unfortunately, the Falcons whiffed on Jake Matthews and Vic Beasley. Not that we have the choice now, but we do not need to see anymore to verify this. It is already evident. It is a damn shame that this team’s glaring needs for 5 years have been on the DL and OL and there does not seem to be any plans (or players) in place to remedy it.

  13. joepatrickmartin says: Sep 15, 2016 7:16 PM

    Hagemen (bust)
    Hardy (bust)
    Alford (serviceable, but not what we were sold)
    Weatherspoon (bust)
    Jerry (bust)
    Baker (bust)
    Konz (bust)
    Beasley (bust)
    Matthews (bust)

    This regime has missed in the 1st and 2nd round far too often for them to be a contender in 2016, or 2017, or 2018. Folks, we need to accept that the Falcons will be in full-blown rebuilding mode after 2016. Fortunately, they already have a QB and they WILL be drafting high in April, 2017.

  14. misterplowthatnameagainismisterplow says: Sep 16, 2016 2:00 PM

    Personally, I wouldn’t call Jake Matthews a bust. He allowed one sack last year on a line that couldn’t keep Matt Ryan upright. I would love to see the Falcons blitz more or move Vic Beasley around. Last year Beasley was close, but he’s regularly been out muscled

  15. joepatrickmartin says: Sep 16, 2016 2:47 PM

    Matthews isn’t a difference maker. Top 5 picks on the offensive line are supposed to be anchors. At pick #35, he would not be considered a bust, in my opinion.

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