Speed should help Falcons' defense

The Atlanta defense showed improvement and Michael Vick was impressive, writes Len Pasquarelli in his observations from Falcons camp.

Updated: July 28, 2006, 6:12 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations on the Atlanta Falcons gleaned from Thursday's training camp practice:

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It's always difficult to make judgments when a team goes through a practice that isn't a fully padded workout, as was the case with the Falcons in their initial on-field session of camp Thursday afternoon. But you could put the Atlanta defense in a padded cell, and outfit the entire bunch in straitjackets, and it still would be pretty obvious the unit is quicker overall than it was a year ago.

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