Falcons must improve passing game

Even after going 11-5 and reaching the NFC Championship Game, the Falcons entered training camp with questions.

Updated: August 31, 2005, 3:20 PM ET
By Matt Winkeljohn | Pro Football Weekly

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Even after going 11-5 and reaching the NFC Championship Game in head coach Jim Mora's first season, the Falcons entered training camp with pressing questions.

Can they find valid production at wide receiver? Will the secondary, especially the safety position, improve as it must? And just what about the kicking game? Simply put, the first-round selection of WR Roddy White might help eventually; the return of SS Keion Carpenter should help now; and who knows who's going to punt for this team, or return kickoffs?


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