“Definitely our plan heading in with a number of the guys is to get more work,” Quinn said. “That will depend a little bit by the player, it won’t be just one unit for these extended amounts of plays. Some guys need the work, some guys need the reps. We’ll take a look on an individual basis, but for sure, we’re going to extend a lot more players in this game.”
4. Exhibition losses matter: The Falcons started 1-3 last season after going 0-4 in the exhibition season. The Falcons started 3-1 after going 0-4 in 2017, but barely squeaked by the Mike Glennon-led Bears and needed a 10-second run-off to beat the Lions. They could have very easily started 1-3.
5. Fast start in 2019: The Falcons open the season with four of their first five games against playoff teams in the Eagles, Colts, Titans and Texans. They open at the Vikings on Sept. 8. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is 3-0 against the Falcons.
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