The Falcons are working on the pacing of the attack and have expanded their no-huddle operation from about 10-12 plays to about 30.
"We are going to do a lot more of it this year," wide receiver Roddy White said after Thursday's organized-team-activities practice. "So I have to get myself mentally prepared because that's where I hurt us last year, where I made some mistakes. That's probably my main focus. I'm just going to get in there and try to run that."
The Falcons have run the no-huddle more as a change of pace since quarterback Matt Ryan's rookie season. With Ryan more comfortable with what he's seeing from defenses and having a better grasp on how to attack, the expansion was predicable.
"Matt knows what he's doing," White said. "He's getting everybody on the same page. He's doing a good job out there coaching and showing that he understands it. He's making big steps."
The Falcons are hoping for more big plays, which also equals big fantasy points. QB Matt Ryan may see a bump in rankings as a result. Same goes for WR Roddy White.