Atlanta Falcons Should Move on From Vic Beasley

Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley Jr. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley Jr. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons need to make a tough decision and move on from former top draft pick Vic Beasley.  Beasley has underachieved long enough, and with other players to pay, it is time to save salary by cutting Beasley.

Vic Beasley was supposed to be a key member of the Atlanta Falcons defensive line for a long time to come.  After a season of getting bullied and underachieving Beasley had a breakout season for the Falcons.

He piled up a League-leading 15.5 sacks in 2016 while in his other three seasons he has only had a combined 14 sacks.

The last two seasons Beasley has failed to provide consistent pressure and often is bullied on the line. It is time for the team to make the tough decision and cut Beasley finding another edge rusher to pay.

The Falcons need Beasley to move on to another team and attempt to recapture his 2016 form. For Atlanta, it is time to find an edge rusher who isn’t bullied at the line consistently.

Beasley seems likely to stay in Atlanta, however, after getting seemingly favorable comments from management and the coaching staff. It is confusing considering how much he has struggled and how obvious his lack of adjustments are.

As a speed rusher, he must find other weapons to bring to his arsenal or he becomes predictable. His lack of adjustments has made him very blockable. Even watching film of his 5 sacks this season they are underwhelming.

Often his pressure was simply from the quarterback moving towards him in the pocket or the pocket collapsing on the other side.

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His ability to adjust (or lack thereof) has been well established and is blatantly obvious to anyone studying the Falcon’s film from this past season. Though it may be the tough decision to make it is the right one and the time for the Falcons to finally give up and move on from Vic Beasley.