Video: D. Led — What’s the Falcons plan to handle Winston?

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov preview Falcons-Bucs by talking about the Mike Smith difference, the biggest source of stress for Dan Quinn and the Falcons’ defensive game plan.

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney walks off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. The Falcons won 24-13. (David Richard/AP)

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney walks off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. The Falcons won 24-13. (David Richard/AP)

 

 

 

 

 

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Larry Lyon
Larry Lyon

Just break his leg will take care

Halbert Olive
Halbert Olive

Blitz him all day long! Then when he decides to run, use those speedy linebackers to remind him he's a QB!

Gregory Keith Duncan
Gregory Keith Duncan

If the Falcons can get some pass rush it does not matter what quarterback they face. All you have to do is disrupt their timing that's all. If the Falcons allow Jameis Winston to stand in the pocket all day then Jameis will have a Hall of Fame record breaking day.

Jason Baldwin
Jason Baldwin

This is dan Quinn's second year. His First year we went went 8 and 8. How long did it take other truly great coaches to reach the super bowl or win the super bowl ?

Garrett Deaton
Garrett Deaton

Don't even have to read the article. Led probably said something about letting Shanahan run the offense, defense, and ST because he's the greatest thing to ever walk the Earth.

Ronnie Stone
Ronnie Stone

Bring it to him and in his face.If you give him time he can beat you both ways.

Jason McCall
Jason McCall

Reading all these negative comments... I know how all of you feel. It sounds like we're just being negative but we're actually expressing our opinions based on years of experience with how the falcons perform. According to the coaches and players, we have a hell of a team and everybody is looking good, but of course right around the 3rd qrt. Sunday, we're all probably gonna be scratching our heads wondering what the hell the coaches/players were talking about.

Shannon Presley
Shannon Presley

just hope for turnovers....cause the defense make any QB look really good. Hopefully they can get pass rush cause if not QB's will eat the zone alive

Keith Washington
Keith Washington

That zone defense rushing 4 lineman does not get any pressure at all, they need to blitz, this is not Seattle defense yet has far has the talent is concern so blitz the hell out of them cause you're damned if you do and damned if you dont

Jason Lopez
Jason Lopez

Im not all to kin on Beasley being an outside linebacker,i think he's to slow.We rely way to much on our linebackers and especially that they're rookies we are going to exposed if we dont blitz.Long season for sure smh

Garrett Deaton
Garrett Deaton

He was drafted as a linebacker. Lol He was wrongfully placed at DE. He can rush the QB, but make sure he's standing up. He can cover and blitz. OLB is the best place for him.

Andy Becker
Andy Becker

Once he moves lay on to him like a running back. Because thats what he is, there's no roughing the passer once he's past the l.o.s so hut him in the chest and hard

Travis Latimer
Travis Latimer

Handle him the same way we handle Cam and disrupted their perfect season!!

Ty Pinnix
Ty Pinnix

Winston is a big boy with legs, our defense has got to do a lot of blitzing, cause once he's out of the pocket he's gone.. He's another Cam!!

Zach Gould
Zach Gould

Hes a VERY poor mans cam. Not as fast and not as good of a runner at all.

Ty Pinnix
Ty Pinnix

He ran our defense over, not once but twice! He has the Cam abilities which has been proven.

Odolph Daniels
Odolph Daniels

Jamie throws very well down the field once he's out of the pocket. He's grown from last yr. He can really hurt us if we're not careful.

Buck Harley
Buck Harley

Cover the receivers no 10 yrd cushion, blitz one extra guy every time inside out side wear him out.

Nick Bagnulo
Nick Bagnulo

A BIG TEST we have struggled against the running QB

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

If we lose the game expect to miss the playoffs the bucs are not a good team at all Atlanta just flat out stunk last year.

Odolph Daniels
Odolph Daniels

I'm a big Falcons fan. TB has a good team and they match up with the falcons very well. They are a much better team then they were last yr.