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FLOWERY BRANCH — The NFL is copycat league and the Falcons needs to steal a few pages out of the Eagles playbook and use Antone Smith and/or Devonta Freeman like the Eagles are using Darren Sproles.

The former New Orleans Saint was a terror in space last night against the Colts. He had 11 touches for 178 yards. He had four rushes for 26 yards and caught seven passes for 152 yards.

Curtis Compton Falcons running back Antone Smith breaks away from Saints safety Jairus Byrd picking up a block from Levine Toilolo for a 54-yard touchdown during the third quarter in their NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Atlanta. (By Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com) Curtis Compton
Falcons running back Antone Smith breaks away from Saints safety Jairus Byrd picking up a block from Levine Toilolo for a 54-yard touchdown during the third quarter in their NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Atlanta. (By Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com)

He powered the Eagles to a 30-27 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Now, Sproles did get some lovely blocking on those screens.

If the Falcons can make those blocks, Antone Smith has shown…

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