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10 Biggest Issues Facing the Atlanta Falcons This Offseason
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Head coach Mike Smith and the Falcons have a lot of questions to answer this offseason

The Atlanta Falcons suffered through their worst season under head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan last season, going 4-12 and finishing last in the NFC South. After making the NFC Championship game in 2012, the Falcons had their worst season since 2007.

This offseason, the Falcons will need to make major changes if they hope to find themselves back in the NFC Championship game, or even the playoffs for that matter.

Before last season, the Smith/Ryan era of Atlanta Falcons football had seen nothing but success. Since the two joined the team in 2008, the Falcons were 56-24, with playoff appearances in four out of the five seasons and no losing seasons.

All of this made the disastrous 2013 season come as a shock to most in the NFL.

Going into the 2014 season, the Falcons still have their franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan and two dominant receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. Everything else on the Falcons roster is a question.

The Falcons have addressed some of those questions this offseason, but some have been left unresolved. Here are the 10 biggest issues facing the Atlanta Falcons.

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