It's barely June, but expectations have probably never been higher for Atlanta Falcons' fans as we head into the summer months.
With the 2012 campaign officially behind them, the 2013 Atlanta Falcons took the field for the first time as unit last week at the team's first group of OTA sessions.
There were plenty of new faces on the field as guys like John Abraham, Dunta Robinson, Michael Turner, Todd McClure and Tyson Clabo are gone in favor of veterans like Osi Umenyiora and Steven Jackson, as well as a group of young players that includes Lamar Holmes, Peter Konz, Mike Johnson, Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant (who did not participate in OTA sessions last week because he's finishing his academic business at Washington like fellow rookie Levine Toilolo is at Stanford).
What did we learn from the first week of OTA sessions? Where are the position battles on this team shaping up? Who impressed the coaches? Join me as we discuss that and more and look back at the Atlanta Falcons first week of OTA sessions.
Note: Unless indicated otherwise, the analysis in this article is based on information obtained from player and coaches interviews found in the AtlantaFalcons.com Media Lounge, information shared in the AtlantaFalcons.com Falconcast with Jay Adams and Daniel Cox or from reporting by D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.