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During the offseason we'll take a look at a hot topic on the Talk About the Falcons department of FalconsLife and examine what's on the minds of Falcons fans.

This week's topic involves a little bit of a prediction.

ChickenBiscuit poses this question: Of Dunta Robinson, William Moore, Asante Samuel and Brent Grimes, which Falcons' secondary member will lead the team in interceptions?

He thinks Robinson will do it because of his prior performances as the slot corner, the position he's believed to assume in coordinator Mike Nolan's scheme. It's not a bad prediction at all considering the Falcons' will have the likes of Grimes and Samuel on the outside. Grimes and Samuel are both former Pro Bowlers who can control their side of the field.

Moore is said to be learning a more central role in Nolan's offense that will allow him to be even more aggressive than he already is. A loose player like Moore on defense can come up with more forced fumbles and more interceptions. He tied for the team lead with five interceptions in 2010.

Moore could be the player to most benefit from the three corners Atlanta will have in the secondary. The Dirty Bird explained it like this: "With the base D being nickel, the underneath routes will be covered well by Grimes, Asante, and Dunta. That will force QBs to make deeper throws or try to squeeze it to the tight end, which is where Moore should be. Better coverage should also lead to better pressure, which in turn should lead to some errant passes. I could see a 10 turnover year for Moore between forced fumbles and interceptions."

The vote was split pretty evenly among all of the responders. Ironically, the one player left off the original list, Thomas DeCoud, got the majority of votes and deservedly so. DeCoud's four interceptions last season led the Falcons.

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