Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons fans react following their loss tot the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. The 49ers defeated the Falcons 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Season Preview: 5 Questions with Blogging Dirty

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To preview the upcoming season we have reached out to our fellow Fansided sites to get the inside info on the 2014 Chicago Bears opponents. Today we tackle the 6th opponent on the Bears schedule, the Atlanta Falcons. Check out how Michael Gibbons  from Blogging Dirty answered our infamous “5 Questions”.

What did you like and/or dislike about what the Falcons did in free agency and the draft?

Jun 18, 2014; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews (70) shown on the field during Minicamp at Falcons Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Matthews is a slam-dunk, no-doubt first round pick. Matt Ryan spent all last season running for his life, and we needed to solidify a line that needs to protect a QB who can be a league elite.

Which rookie are you most looking forward to seeing this season?

Devonta Freeman will probably be the third string running back behind Steven Jackson and Jacquiz Rodgers. But look for him to get substantial playing time, and remind us of another diminutive FSU back, Warrick Dunn.


What do you feel the Falcons weakest link is going into Training Camp?

Defensive line. We are still missing the pass rush we need to pressure opposing QBs.

Can you tell us about a player on the roster who hasn’t reached the spotlight but you feel will be a difference maker in 2014?

Tony Gonzalez’s retirement is huge, as he was Matt Ryan’s favorite go-to outlet when pressured (which was often). Levine Toilolo has a chance to step up and show he has the talent and the brains to be an elite Tight End.

I know it’s ridiculously early, but I know everyone looks at the schedule in the offseason trying to predict wins and losses. How do you feel about the matchup against the Bears?

November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) looks to the scoreboard in the final seconds of their loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 31-27. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

I see our week 6 match-up as a loss for the Falcons. I want to be a homer, but realistically, the Falcons have a long way to go to recover from last season, and the Bears bring more stability to the table.

What do you think Bears fans? Will the Bears take care of business against the Falcons or will Matt Ryan embarrass the Bears secondary? Let me know in the comments section below.

I want to thank Michael Gibbons from Blogging Dirty for taking the time out to answer our 5 Questions about the matchup between the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons. Make sure you check out Blogging Dirty for all your news and info about the Atlanta Falcons.

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