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2. What's going on at cornerback?
There were too many fundamental lapses in the secondary a week ago with cornerback Chykie Brown drawing penalties while failing to turn around to play the football, and cornerback Jimmy Smith squandering a chance to possibly intercept a pass when he committed a similar mistake on a throw to Vincent Jackson. Both players are fast with good cover skills, but have to break this bad habit to avoid allowing long receptions and the scrutiny of officials. This game should provide a good barometer for the secondary since the Falcons have one of the fastest and most dangerous receiving tandems in the NFL with Julio Jones and Roddy White.
July 27, 2013