Falcons may shake up special teams

ATLANTA -- One thing I’ll be keeping a close eye on in the Georgia Dome today will be who’s on the field the first time the Falcons kickoff.

After giving up two big kickoff returns to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the Falcons realized they had some problems with their coverage units. I think that’s going to lead to some changes.

Kroy Biermann was a regular on special teams before becoming a full-time starter at defensive end this season. The Falcons took Biermann off the coverage unit, but I think there’s a good chance he’ll be back on the coverage unit tonight.

You could see a few other Atlanta starters adding some additional work on special teams.