Vivlamore reporting from Falcons training camp.
FLOWERY BRANCH — The first score from Falcons training camp is in.
Offense 2, Defense 1.
The Falcons ended Tuesday’s afternoon practice by running three goal-line plays, from the 3-, 2- and 1-yard lines. After the defense stopped the first attempt, the offense scored on the final two plays. Running back Dimitri Nance ran behind rookie draft pick Peter Konz for the two successful ventures into the end zone.
“We wanted to give them a real competitive finish to the day,” coach Mike Smith said. “… I think there was some good execution down there on the offensive side. There was good hard running. It wasn’t like they walked in. They went behind our young offensive lineman.”
The starters were not involved in the plays. The sides were made up of rookies and young second- and third-team players.
The Falcons had well-documented issues last season in short-yardage situations.
- Chris Vivlamore
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog