The hard-hitting safety is looking to have a solid 3rd year.
When you think of Brian Poole, you think of that hit he put on Russell Wilson. Or maybe you think about the hit he put on Aaron Rodgers. Either way it goes, hitting hard is what Poole specializes in for the Falcons.
Poole had a solid 2017 season in man and zone coverage, but tackling in the open field and blitzing is where he makes his money. When he’s coming off the edge, he may be one of the best corner blitzers in the league. If you get him out in the open field, expect him to get a good tackle on the opposition.
You can say that Poole is the one with the least talent in the secondary, but that’s no knock on him. With the likes of Desmond Trufant, Keanu Neal, and Ricardo Allen, there has to be a weak link. It’s safe to say that the secondary may be one of the best position groups on the Falcons, which helps Poole’s case as being a solid third CB.
If Poole can improve in man coverage, this could make the back end of the Falcons defense more dangerous then it already is. He won’t have to worry much about third WRs this season since the Falcons schedule isn’t that strong. The teams we should look out for with a pass-heavy aerial attack are the Saints, Packers, and Steelers. Pole has already seen 2 of those teams alot so it should be no problem for him to hold his own.
With another season under his belt, watch out for Brian Poole. He may be laying the wood more than expected.
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