The Atlanta Falcons have named rookie running back Tevin Coleman the starter heading into the NFL opener at home versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
The former Indiana Hoosier was drafted in the 3rd round and earned the job over DeVonta Freeman who missed the entire preseason. Coleman has home run capability, something the Falcons offense has been missing.
The Falcons have a great arial attack led by quarterback Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, and the addition of a running game will only help their passing attack even more.
Coleman will get the first crack as the leading Falcons running threat.