Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out to disrespect opponents in 2017

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman out to disrespect opponents in 2017

‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ is sort of what Atlanta Falcons running back is saying about his plans for 2017 – hard, brutal running with a chip on his shoulder.

“Little things like breaking arm tackles,” Freeman told reporters Tuesday, per NFL.com’s Conor Orr. “Running through — I feel like I could get better helping our offensive linemen out. They bust their butts. They don’t get to rotate. The only time they get a break is if we score a touchdown and the defense goes on the field. But if we have an 18-play drive, they’re on the field the whole game. Helping those guys out by giving them a blow by breaking a big tackle – last year I left some runs out there. Open field, continue to make guys miss. Punishing guys.

“I just want to be real disrespectful this year when it comes to football.”