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Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith Confirms That Michael Turner Will See A Decreased Workload

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said that they are in fact planing on scaling RB Michael Turner‘s workload back this season.

“I don’t envision that Turner will have over 300 carries this season,” Smith said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “I think it’s too much. When you multiply that, three out of four years, we need to reduce his workload.”

There’s been a lot made about Turner’s workload in recent years and rightfully so, considering that he’s had at least 300 carriers in the past three of the last four seasons. Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers figure to see increased playing time this season, so it will be interesting to see how this impacts Turner’s effectiveness.