What Michael Jenkins’ Return Means to the Atlanta Falcons

October 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Michael Jenkins is not a headlining player who strikes fear in the hearts of opposing defenses.
In fact, most fans outside of Atlanta—and those who followed him at Ohio State—probably do not even know who he is.
Despite this, he is a valuable component of the Falcons' offense, and his return to the field from a shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since the preseason should make the offense better.
Jenkins has developed a reputation as a guy with a pass-dropping problem, but he has also made a number of tough catches in crucial situations throughout his career, and his biggest strength is not in being a go-to receiver.
His most important contribution to the team will be his run blocking, which he excels at.
Atlanta is a running team.  They aim to control the clock, play solid defense, and make plays when they need to.
They do have the capability of being explosive, though.
Michael Turner is a great running back, not only be...

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