Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes last season's 4-12 record was an outlier, not a trend for his team.
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Speaking Tuesday on WCNN-AM radio in Atlanta, Blank said he's looking at 2013 as a "blip in the charts," per ESPN.com.
Bulking up the defense will allow Atlanta's defense to be more multiple, but it also added some toughness.
Blank made it apparent -- if it wasn't already -- that one of the Falcons' offseason goals was to get meaner on both sides of the ball.