By Brendan Taffe AFC South Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson Is Not A QB1 I’ll wait for the boos to die down. Ok ready? I think we are downplaying the loss of DeAndre Hopkins. There are not many other receivers in the league quite like him. He can win at all levels of the field, make … Continue reading Bold is Beautiful: Predictions for an Unpredictable Season – Part 2
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Gage has the opportunity to do the former, with the Atlanta Falcons having the most vacated targets to fill at a whopping 258 (39.3%) and a not-insignificant 1285 air yards vacated. Many, including myself, expect Calvin Ridley to see a substantial uptick in targets this year. The additions of Hayden Hurst from the Ravens and Todd Gurley from the Rams will eat up a good portion of those homeless targets. That still leaves a healthy amount likely to go to the primary slot receiver, Russell "83" Gage.
Thanks in no small part to a late-season surge, Dan Quinn keeps his head coaching seat by the skin of his teeth for the second year in a row. Sharp contrast from the Falcons' Super Bowl appearance just a few years ago. He retains Dirk Koetter as his offensive coordinator, but will relinquish his defensive coordinator title to Raheem Morris. Morris was promoted from DB coach, but had been calling defensive plays toward the end of 2019 anyway so there likely won't be a huge change on that side.