Falcons GM Terry Fontenot: ‘We’re going to add to every position’

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One of the first things that Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot talked about when he took over was the importance of creating competition at each position. This kind of philosophy change is necessary as the team had grown complacent over the past few seasons under the previous regime.

Fontenot wants competitive players who aren’t afraid to go out and earn a spot. NFL Network’s Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche had the new Falcons GM on their Hustle & Flow podcast to discuss his vision for the team and how he plans to go about improving it.

“We are going to add to every position,” Fontenot said. “We’ll build strength. We’re not afraid to build strength. We’re going to add to every position. It’s about adding. We want to be a culture of competition, and Arthur Smith has said it. We want to bring in smart, tough, highly-competitive football players that are going to fit this culture. And we’re going to do that at every position, whether it’s quarterback, whether it’s receiver.”

Fontenot knows exactly what he wants the team to be and comes from a New Orleans Saints organization that has dominated an extremely tough NFC South in recent years. Watch Fontenot discuss what made him want to join the Saints’ biggest rival, as shared by Steve Wyche on Twitter below.

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