Atlanta Falcons: 3 Season observations entering Week 9 bye

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1. Time to look to the future?

Shifting the focus towards the future kicked off prior to the NFL Trade Deadline in October when Atlanta shipped off wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots in a trade that brought back a second-round draft pick from New England to Atlanta.

Although that move could be viewed as somewhat of a minor move in the grand scheme of things, it’s another example showing that the Falcons could be focusing more on the years ahead rather than the remainder of the regular season schedule in 2019.

Throughout the course of the offseason and leading up to the NFL Draft and free agency once the regular season is over this year, Atlanta could very well look to make some more large moves within the organization, if it even waits that long to do so.

Those moves throughout the offseason that could take place could surround some key players within the roster while the Falcons look to possibly load up on some younger talent through the draft and focus on filling in the gaps on the team through free agency.

Perhaps during the year, depending on how things go for the remainder of the regular-season slate, or even after the year during the offseason, the Falcons could also look to shake up some personnel both in their front office and coaching staff as well.

More specifically, the two individuals that could include consist of Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, two individuals who you imagine have to be on the hot seat entering the bye week here in Week 9.

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While continuing to drop in the league standings and continuing to struggle so far in the 2019 campaign, could Atlanta start to look at its future and what personnel it wants to roll with moving forward? We could find out sooner rather than later if things continue to go the way they have so far this year for the Falcons.