I know it's early but my mind is on a couple of items.
First, who/how do you cover WR Julio Jones?
Double team him or it will be a very long and disappointing day.
Who's gonna get replaced by WR Allison?
The clue is in the gameday inactives for week 1.
Montravius Adams DT Inactive
As a 3rd round pick it won't be Adams.
Bryan Bulaga OT Inactive
The starting RT, it won't be Bulaga.
Aaron Jones RB Inactive
Even though there are plenty of RB ahead of him, it won't be Jones. He is better than most of the other players on the inactive list.
Lucas Patrick OG Inactive
It won't be Patrick. With the potential for injuries you can't afford to get too thin on the OL. He may go when Bulaga shows he can play and Spriggs and Murphy step up until then, one more bullet in the gun as Teddy likes to say.
That leaves Dial, Hawkins, Pipkins
Quinton Dial DT Inactive I doubt it will be Dial. They just signed him and will want to give him 2-3 weeks minimum to see what they have. While it as been done before, it's pretty rare that you sign a player one week and release him the next. Even Knile Davis Stayed two weeks and had a conditional draft pick tied to him.
Josh Hawkins CB Inactive More than likely ranks higher than Pipkins.
Lenzy Pipkins CB Inactive Which leaves Pipkins as the most likely to be released.
Of course this is not a perfect way to decide. There is also Raysean Pringle, Daquan Holmes and Donatello Brown to consider. Based on his age, at 26, Brown is the oldest and perhaps least likely to improve much more. I didn't see anything from any one of the CBs. I can't say if they contributed on ST or not. I will stick with Pipkins.
Did both teams offenses get a warm up game?
As the Seahawks/Falcons and Packers/Bears have defensive coaches that once worked/studied and are similar... so both offenses will be faces similar defenses.
Perhaps. GB certainly had the more difficult opponent.
Will Bulaga be back?
Yes but I thought he would play last week so what do I really know?
Will Falcons be able to get a pass rush like they did in the NFC champs game going?
No. That was last year.
How did the Bears almost beat them?
"On any given Sunday." If they played Chicago again they would probably win in a laugher 15 out of 20 times.
Of course there are but this will do for now.