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Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke before the Rotary Club of Marietta and the Marietta Kiwanis Club at the Marietta City Conference Center on Wednesday.

Afterwards, we talked him about his comments on 680 The Fan concerning his displeasure that players didn’t rush to quarterback Matt Ryan’s defense after he was walloped by New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro last season.

(He seemed to get a kick of my new camera phone stand! Check the video!)

The comments to the radio station were not necessarily new, but they continued a theme the team has been ringing all offseason, but in more veiled terms.

Nov. 21, 2013:NFL Network crew: Falcons lack ‘toughness’

Nov. 22, 2013:Mike Smith defends the Falcons’ toughness

Jan. 6, 2014:Blank wants players with ‘capacity to be tough’

Jan. 21, 2014: New coaches Tice, Cox to preach toughness

March 11, 2014: Dimitroff believes Falcons added ‘grit and toughness’

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