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Monday, January 6, 2014

Harry Douglas understanding of role in Falcons offense

By on 1/06/2014 01:30:00 PM

Following a breakout season, in which star Atlanta Falcons wideouts Julio Jones and Roddy White were plagued by injuries, Harry Douglas is accepting that his duties will be diminished again when the 2014 season rolls around. Douglas told ESPN's Vaughn McClure his focus is on the team and not the individual.
"I’m the type of guy that is about whatever they ask me to do. And I’ve always been like that. If they need me to block, if they need me to return, if they need me to catch, I’m there to do whatever they ask me to do."
Julio Jones will be expected back from foot surgery, which kept him sidelined for most of 2013. Roddy White missed time, before returning to his usual form near the end of the season. That will likely reduce Douglas to a slot receiver or spelling Jones or White.

Douglas went over the one thousand yard mark on 85 receptions, far and away career highs in his fifth season in Atlanta.

Douglas' attitude is great for an Atlanta team that faced plenty of turmoil, in a bitterly disappointing 2013 season. Douglas was a bright spot in a challenging time and showed he could be relied on as a number one or two option in many offenses around the league. Having someone like that in the slot receiver role can help the Falcons rebound, though a lot of the rebuild will need to be done defensively.

You can follow all the NFC South action on Twitter @nfcsouthinjury or me @robsirloin. In addition to covering the NFC South, I also document the misadventures of the Cleveland Browns for Dawg Pound Daily.


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