How Will Jack Crawford Fit Into Falcons’ System?

ATLANTA — The Falcons signed free agent Jack Crawford on Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $10.3 million over three years. But how will he fit into Dan Quinn’s plan for the defensive line?

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discussed the addition of Crawford on The Morning Show. Douglas sees Crawford as a rotational guy who will help bolster the defensive line and be valuable because the Falcons didn’t spend a lot for him.

“I don’t look at him as a guy who’s going to be getting to the quarterback a lot,” Douglas said.

  • Fricke thinks Crawford is likely an A-plus fit for what Quinn is trying to do.
  • Douglas believes the Falcons will still draft a pass-rusher to go opposite Vic Beasley.
  • Fricke said he wouldn’t be surprised if more help along the defensive line was added still in both free agency and the draft.
  • Show producer Beau Morgan likes how versatile Crawford plays. The Falcons can move him from the outside to the interior at will.

Fricke and Douglas also landed on the subject of free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

“I think that he would fit,” said Douglas on Poe landing in Atlanta. “Today is another money day. Poe’s people are probably waiting around to find the  best deal.”

LISTEN to the entire conversation on how Crawford fits in with the Falcons by clicking below:

 

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