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Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud is adding some California flavor to the team's secondary.
The second-year man from Cal-Berkeley won the starting free safety spot and is off to a good start. In a conversation with the AJC, DeCoud discussed several topics, including his beloved Cal Bears, Mexican food in Atlanta and getting ready for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whom the Falcons will face Sunday.
Q: What's been the biggest change for you now that you're a big-time starter?
A: It's just the workload. Having a little bit more studying to do each week. Really knowing what the other team is going to do on any down and in any situation. Just having your t's crossed and i's dotted, pretty much.