Keep an eye out for these storylines in this coming week as the Atlanta Falcons continue their preparations for the Minnesota Vikings following their victory last week over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Falcons rookie OT Jake Matthews was on the radar of a lot of teams when he entered the 2014 NFL Draft, especially those that were in need of a reliable player at his position.
The Matthews name got the interest flowing; however, the biggest reason teams wanted Matthews was because he knew how to play his position, doing so at a high level of execution.
The Falcoholic's Jeanna Thomas sat down with Ring of Honor member and former Falcons offensive tackle Mike Kenn, who has been nominated for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot and got his thoughts on the rookie, along with touching on many other topics. "Jake Matthews is a 10-plus-year player barring injury, because he's got a solid foundation, uses his hands well, plays leverage," Kenn told Thomas. "The thing that was refreshing about Jake Matthews is that he actually sets perfect. You can tell his dad (Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Bruce Matthews) taught him. He sets square, his feet are pointed up the field, he sets back in phase."