“The only thing with Atlanta, I’ll say is this, whereas Dallas controls the time of possession and keeps their defense off the field, Atlanta is not like that,” Riddick said. “Atlanta is a lot more quick-strike. We’re going to put a bunch of points up on you and their defense still has to get back out there on the field. They may have to change a little bit of that going forward.”
Riddick believes the Falcons defense was built to play from ahead with a lead, much like the old Indianapolis Colts defenses under coach Tony Dungy and general manager Bill Polian.
“They can rush the passer,” Riddick said. “They are getting better at it. I know the stats don’t say it, but Vic Beasley is coming on. Dwight Freeney is the best thing to happen to Vic Beasley. They have some issues in the secondary with Desmond Trufant being hurt, but that’s a team to look out for if they can get the right formula and play the right way.”