Falcons’ Carimi may make
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons’ version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.
Now Carimi appears bound for his first career start at left tackle.
Carimi replaced injured rookie left tackle Jake Matthews late in the first half of last week’s 37-34 overtime win over New Orleans. He played well enough to help Atlanta set a team record for total yards while allowing only one sack.
“That’s just how it is on every position on every team in the league — it’s the next player in,” Carimi said Thursday. “You always have to just go in there and do your job. That’s why you’re there.”