Tevin Coleman determined to hold on to ball
One of the storylines at Atlanta Falcons' training camp through four practices was how smooth and comfortable running back Tevin Coleman looked catching the football.
"It's way better than last year," Coleman said. "It's pretty good now."
The Falcons knew they had such an element in Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman. However, Coleman seems to have elevated that aspect of his game, lining up on the outside and catching go routes with ease.
Now Coleman just has to continue to convince the coaches he can secure the football with more touches.
They're counting on Coleman to complement Freeman in the running game and possibly step into the role as the primary kickoff returner. But Coleman had fumbling issues last season. He had three fumbles over a six-game stretch, including fumbles in back-to-back games against the Colts and Vikings. This is no surprise and it's been something we've heard all spring - the team thinks Freeman can be better with less work.
Filed Under: 2016, Preseason
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