5 things we learned about the Falcons this week

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at Georgia's Pro Day

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at Georgia’s Pro Day

One week down and five to go over the NFL’s slow period.

The Falcons report for training camp on July 27.

Here are the five things we learned about the Falcons this week:

1. On the hot seat.  Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff admitted that he’s on the hot seat this season.

2. Pacific Rim visit. Falcons coach Dan Quinn, linebacker Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, kicker Matt Bryant and linebacker Paul Worrilow went to Guam and Hawaii on a United Services Organizations (USO) tour.

3. Man in the mirror. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is using mirrors to work on his footwork. Ryan chronicled his footwork issues during a film session with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jeff Schultz. Also, quarterback coach Matt LaFleur discussed Ryan’s footwork.

4. Falcons on youtube. The NFL will upload full network broadcasts of 3 games for each NFL team. Fans can vote for their favorite games by visiting NFL.COM/YOUTUBEGAMES. Voting is currently open and will run through early next week. Falcons fans can vote on the following games:

– 2012: Bryant’s Kick Completes OT Playoff Win vs. Seattle

– 1998: The Kick That Sent the Falcons to the Super Bowl

– 2002: Stunning the Packers at Lambeau Field in NFL Wild Card

– 2010: OT Win Over Super Bowl Champ Saints in New Orleans

– 1983: Hail Mary to White Shoes for the Win

The five games were chosen in collaboration with NFL Films and the Falcons.

 5. The Mercedes-Benz tour. Toured the stadium on Thursday. We understand that the press box is going to be pretty high. Will need some higher powered binoculars. Check out the video.

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Shanahan thinks offense will change thrive with cut in turnovers

Matt Ryan’s film session with AJC columnist Jeff Schultz

Alex Mack, Falcons looks good for one another

PROJECT PASS RUSH

Dan Quinn pressing all buttons to create a pass rush

How does drafting Keanu Neal help the pass rush?

DL line coach Bryan Cox: Hageman needs to improve his play

LB coach Jeff Ulbrich: ‘Cream will rise’ at linebacker for Falcons

Defensive coordinator Richard Smith pleased with early progress of the defense

Falcons still have a spot for DT Jonathan Babineaux

Dwight Freeney 95 percent certain that he will play in 2016

Falcons working 80 percent of time on pass rush

Weatherspoon on Freeney: ‘He still has it’

FALCONS’ OFFSEASON SPOTLIGHTS

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: OG Wes Schweizter, sixth round pick

Falcons offseason spotlight: LB De’Vondre Campbell, fourth round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: TE Austin Hooper, third round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: LB Deion Jones, second round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: SS Keanu Neal, first round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DE/SLB Vic Beasley

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DT Grady Jarrett

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: FS Robenson Therezie

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: CB Jalen Collins

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: RB Tevin Coleman

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: WR Justin Hardy

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