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Falcons LB Vic Beasley needs to start making plays

Imagine being Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley. You’re good at the game of football, have been for some time now, and your head coach is out there telling the press he needs even more out of you moving forward.

Life is unfair.

Anyway, that is exactly what Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is doing. He’s not slamming Vic Beasley or anything, but he needs to linebacker to begin making even more big time plays. The sort that creates turnovers.

“For sure they’re not [where they were last year],” Quinn said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “One of the good parts of Vic’s game other than sacks is he gets forced fumbles, and he has just forever had a knack for that so that part we know we really need over the next part of this season.”

Again, Quinn isn’t going after the talented linebacker. He’s simply saying Atlanta could use more turnovers and that Beasley is the best equipped to make such a thing start happening.

Beasley’s season has been pretty different from the one prior. Last season, he was mostly tasked with just rushing the quarterback. Now, however, while dealing with some real injuries and health issues all season, he’s been tasked with a lot more by Quinn and company.

He should be fine. Heck, he will be fine.