It's a new beginning for two teams eager to put disappointing 2007 campaigns behind them. Atlanta has an entirely new look after hiring coach Mike Smith and drafting Matt Ryan, the franchise's quarterback of the future. The challenge for Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey: build the confidence of his rookie passer while protecting him from Detroit's pass rush.
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