Perhaps the biggest surprise this season, however, has been the play of Duncan D’Hemecourt on the defensive side of the ball. He has been a breakout player at linebacker for the Falcons, and his play tomorrow night could be a crucial factor.
“He’s been phenomenal at linebacker. He’s plugging every interior hole and climbing over the top on outside runs. What you can’t coach is that he gets over the pressure, plugs hard in the middle and beats down blocks,” Rogers said. “We saw some real positive things last year and we knew he’d get better, but he’s been playing at a level that’s tough to plan for.”