Mike Nolan sees a lot of potential in Sean Weatherspoon

Sean Weatherspoon

The high expectations for Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon aren’t confined to the fans and the media.

Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan thinks that the third-year linebacker has plenty of room for improvement.

“He’s a good player now, but he could be a lot better than he is,” Nolan tells the team’s official website.  “And he will be.  No question, because he loves football and he’s exciting to watch and he’s a playmaker, for all those reasons.  But he’s done well, but he can still do a lot better. I ’m not just saying that because that’s the blanket statement for people, but as I’m watching him, he’s got a lot of upside, so as much good as you’ve seen, he’s got a lot of good in there going forward.”

Learning Nolan’s defense could delay that process a bit. “Primarily, what I see is a guy who just loves to play, but in the new system, he’s still trying to learn the language and things like that,” Nolan said.  “So there’s some way to go, but he’ll find it very friendly and I think he already does see, down the road, how exciting it can be in this system, because a lot of guys have benefited from it. He’s got what it takes to get there.” Read more here…