“I mean they have a talented offense, and you know the quarterback is a talented guy,” Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. “He’s another guy who can run, move around and can scramble. He’s very mobile quarterback.”
Tagovailoa has also rushed seven times for 23 yards.
“You see the scrambling ability, which I don’t think enough people talk about and how he can really hurt you with his feet by picking up those first downs on third down,” safety Duron Harmon said.
Tagovailoa’s top targets are rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and Gesicki.
“You have to see what his strengths are and try to neutralize that and then make him play right-handed,” Harmon said.
Before the injury, Tagovailoa was sharp in the joint practices with the Falcons in August.
“I’ve seen him scramble and run around a little bit,” Falcons defensive end Steven Means said. “It’s definitely a good part of his game that we have to make sure that we contain. We’re going to have to keep him in the pocket.”
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