Buccaneers: Falcons Players to Watch in Week 12
By Brian DeFeo
Running Back Tevin Coleman
As I stated earlier Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol after his second concussion of the year. With that, it means that the backup back, Tevin Coleman should handle the bulk of the carries again. In the two games since Freeman went down Coleman has had 40 carries for 126 yards and two touchdowns. While his per average isn’t great it is likely due to the Cowboys zeroing in on the run when the game was over early and going against Seattle’s tough defense. He is usually the third-down back for Atlanta but can tote the rock as well as most. He’s basically what all Bucs fans wanted Charles Sims to be. The Falcons have a well-rounded team making them very formidable with Tevin Coleman in the backfield they aren’t dropping off significantly.
The Falcons are still a good football team. The Falcons Super Bowl hangover seems to have ended right when the Bucs wish there were still some lingering side effects. This team has not had a complete game on the road but if the first half against the Dolphins proves anything means they actually know they can. If this team can finally do it they may have a chance, however bleak that outlook may be. I know I will be watching these three guys intently.
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