Beasley getting used to being a pro

Vic Beasley is ready to go, and he won't mind answering the fans that might have a question or two.

What's on the minds of fans is something they haven't hidden from rookie linebacker Vic Beasley, who admitted Friday there is one thing more fans keep asking him.

"We'll see," is Beasley's stock answer.

But make no mistake about it. Beasley is coming in with one goal in mind. It's the same goal that everyone who has watched this organization has for the rookie from Clemson.

Beasley's apprenticeship begins now, as he is expected to get thrust into the limelight fairly quickly. Coaches are already raving about Beasley's early-camp performance, which is no surprise. The Falcons felt that Beasley could make an immediate impact.

But Beasley's just glad to be playing football again.

"It’s a good feeling to be back out here with my teammates," he said. "It’s actually real now. OTA’s was like the spring, and now we’re getting into the season. It’s full go right now."

Beasley learned that when his new head coach, Dan Quinn, got out and participated with pads with the rest of the defense in Friday's practice.

"Coach Quinn is involved," Beasley said. "I’ve never seen a head coach actually get involved with the players. It’s great to be a part of the organization and have him in my corner.

"It’s a blessed feeling to have a head coach at that be out there working with you like that."

Quinn and his coaches are undoubtedly feeling blessed to have a player with Beasley's ability. That's one thing that will be watched very closely in the month of August - Vic's readiness for a starting job.

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