Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter applaudes a catch by wide receiver Julio Jones in approval of a well run play in Flowery Branch on Saturday, July 28, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons’ rushing attack has been anemic in the first two exhibition games, but offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is not worried.
The Falcons rushed 21 times for 71 yards against the Ravens and 18 times for 81 yards against the Bengals.
“To be honest, I never worry about the running game in preseason,” Koetter said after the Saturday walk-through pracgtice. “I just don’t see why you want to plow it up in there and get your backs beat up. We know that Michael Turner can run the football.”
The Falcons did try to get Turner a little work against the Bengals, but fullback Mike Cox had a tough day lead-blocking.
“We are trying to get guys evaluated,” Koetter said. “I don’t think we forgot how to run the ball overnight.”
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