Vinnie Iyer: The Falcons will start their NFC title defense far away from home against the rested Rams.

The Falcons have the much better run defense, but the Rams have the more dangerous backfield because of Gurley.

Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman must have a big game to help the Falcons control the ball and clock, limiting the opportunities for the Rams’ explosive, quick-strike offense. Look for Wade Phillips to scheme to stop the run first, turning this into a passing duel between Ryan and Jared Goff.

Austin served as the Cardinals’ defensive backs coach from 2007-09 under Ken Whisenhunt. At 52, he is overdue for his first head-coaching job, probably hurt a little by Detroit’s up-and-down results. Arizona is an ideal landing spot for his demeanor.

“Yeah, I see him as our quarterback next season,” Gase told the media Wednesday. “And that’s any player. I mean anybody can go down at any moment. Really I don’t look at it as two injuries. I look at it as he had the knee, we were advised, and so was he, to handle it a certain way and it didn’t work out.

“So you know, that’s kind of the part of the business that’s tough. Where we went with the advice we all thought was good for us. And it didn’t work out. Now next year we get him back. And he’ll probably be stronger than he’s ever been.”

Tannehill tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during the preseason, sidelining him for 2017. He also had a knee injury on the same leg the season before, although it hasn’t been stated that the two injuries were related.

According to Gase, Tannehill will be back “stronger than he’s ever been.”

32 is the most likely to be traded somewhere.While there was no report stating which three American League teams actually expressed interest, it is known that the Astros are looking to keep him.It was Jacksonville’s Sen’Derrick Marks who set the market for defensive tackles this offseason.From through September, Springer treated us to of his famous leadoff Springer Dingers, as well as countless athletic plays right field.With already congested big man rotation, there’s a possibility that this isn’t the end of Milwaukee’s trades, although according to Stein, early indications suggest that both Hawes and Hibbert not be on the move.However, I know that and aren’t nostalgic, and tend to let veterans go a year before they hit their decline.
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