Drake London will play the final game of his rookie campaign Sunday afternoon when the Atlanta Falcons (6-10) take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Week 18 of the contest could see all of London’s lessons come full circle, and could be a big day for the rookie wide receiver.
London’s inability to handle the ball plagued his performances in two performances before the Falcons’ 20-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. His improvement is the latest example of the lessons learned in London being put into production in the field.
Offensive coordinator Dave Ragone said, “You can go through any turnover, and there’s usually a reason, a variable, or a reason.” .
“Drake, like many players this year, I have had a positive reaction and thought the people around them were supportive of them.
London had fumbled in two straight games before facing the Cardinals on Sunday. His one of his fumbles came in the defining moment of the Falcons’ loss to New Orleans his Saints in Week 15.
Against Arizona, he caught five balls for 47 yards and finished the day without a fumble.
Whether it’s his health or seeking a bigger role in Atlanta’s offense, London shows improvement week after week.
And perhaps 17 weeks of schooling could lead USC products to recapture the magic that made Falcons fans believe that London could take the helm as Atlanta’s next great receiver after Julio Jones. there is.
“I think it’s one of those things to go out every day and see the basic work they did, the drill work,” says Ragone. “By doing it over and over again, you gain confidence.”
London’s best game of the season is undoubtedly Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. He finished for 86 yards with eight catches and one touchdown, but the Falcons lost 31–27 to the Rams.
He’ll have one last chance to impress in his rookie campaign when the Falcons host the Bucks tomorrow.
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