Before I realized Ryan has already done a Q&A with Dave Choate of The Falcoholic, I got to chat with my bud Charles (you can follow him on Twitter @FourVerts, formally known as @SundayFiasco) and we talked about what he's looking for in tonight's game, as well as season-long expectations for Atlanta, as there isn't much to talk about for tonight's game.
I hanxed it, but it's fine. More content for you readers who are looking forward to tonight's meaningless Week 4 preseason game (and me, to be honest).
Zach: Although it's a Jaguars vs. Falcons preseason game tonight is pretty meaningless, as no starters will be playing, which Falcons' depth player are you watching the most?
Charles: I'm going to be watching Jaguars legend and current Falcons All-Pro defensive end Nordly Capi go against future Hall of Fame offensive tackle Josh Wells. Capi has actually played pretty well this preseason and I'm praying he could be an additional piece to Atlanta's dreadful pass rush. I'll also be interested to see how Akeem King and Brian Poole play against Marqise Lee and Bryan Walters, who's garnered a lot of attention on your site recently.
2. Dashon Goldson, a former All-Pro safety, recently signed with the Falcons to provide depth due to Keanu Neal's injury. Do you think he can return to his old shape whatsoever when he sees the field for Atlanta this season, let alone tonight?
Charles: Goldson is bad. He wasn't really a good safety with the 49ers and his play has declined every year since he left San Francisco. I'm not expecting much and hopefully he won't see a snap in the regular season.
3. Looking forward to the season, how do you think the running back situation unfolds? Do you think Devonta Freeman will have another great year, or is he a one year wonder? Is Tevin Coleman ever going to be a three down back?
Charles: I think the coaching staff wants to get Coleman more involved with the offense, but he's not ready to overtake Freeman yet. Freeman has been the superior back this preseason by a wide margin and I expect him to get the bulk of the carries this year. Matt Waldman had a great piece on the two comparing similar runs versus the Browns (https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2016/08/20/devonta-freeman-tevin-coleman-two-pairs-of-runs/).
5. Over/under on how many picks Matt Ryan throws to Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan in practice before the year ends?
Charles: 69. No more, no less.