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Unit-by-Unit analysis: Defensive backs

February 17th, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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Robert Alford (23) celebrates with teammates in the locker room after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Robert Alford (23) celebrates with teammates in the locker room after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

FLOWERY BRANCH â?? The Falcons reclaimed the NFC South title and became NFC champions for just the second time in franchise history.

The Falcons, calling themselves a Brotherhood, had a major breakthrough in Dan Quinn’s second season as head coach before collapsing in the Super Bowl LI in grand fashion against New England by blowing a 25-point lead.

The offense soared to new heights and the young and marauding defense made great strides over the course of the season.

We continue our unit-by-unit review of the 2016 team with the defensive backs:

UNIT-BY-UNIT ANALYSIS

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Who: Starters – LCB Desmond Trufant, RCB Robert Alford. FS Ricardo Allen (ERFA). SS – Keanu Neal. Backups – CBs Jalen Collins, Brian Poole, Deji Olatoye (ERFA), C.J. Goodwin and Blidi Wreh-Wilson (UFA). S – Dashon Goldson (UFA), *Kemal Ishmael (UFA) and Sharrod Neaseman.

Contract/free agent situation: The Falcons’ No. 1 offseason priority is to negotiate a contract extension with Trufant.  Allen and Olatoye are exclusive rights free agent.  Wilson, Goldson and Ishmael are set to become unrestricted …

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