Falcons players were expecting new changes upon arriving last Monday for the start of their offseason workout plan. New coaches and approaches to revitalizing the team in 2015 included changes within the team facility, such as the loud music that welcomed and energized the players.
In addition to the off-the-field changes by head coach Dan Quinn's staff, one specific difference instantly grabbed the players' attention, showing them more proof of Quinn's plans to turn the club into a consistently-contending team, ideally world champions.
"They made point-of-attack tapes for us," Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant said. "They showed us what we did last year without (us) even knowing it. That's what they're teaching this year, including the things they would like to correct."
Voluntary workouts began this week and members of the media had a chance to see the Falcons back at work Thursday morning. Head coach Dan Quinn, QB Matt Ryan and CB Desmond Trufant answered questions in a press conference.
The coaching staff not only dissected how the players performed in 2014, but also showed them plays from previous teams, demonstrating how they want the new scheme to be played.
Quinn's players have said his scheme is relatively easy to learn, allowing for the style of play that has led to past success, including a title in 2013.
"It's not too complicated, and it's going to allow us to play fast," Trufant said.
"Of course, we're going to have to know what to do, we're going to have to communicate and things like that, but just how free we're going to be and the simplicity of it (will) allow us to go make plays."