Published: Oct 13, 2011 11:44 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 14, 2011 6:31 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - When the Atlanta Falcons signed Ray Edwards as their new starting defensive end in July, Kroy Biermann made the most of a difficult situation.

Biermann says that's the way he was raised in Hardin, Mont. - to help others succeed, work hard and be careful what you say.

But for Biermann, home life can be a business, too. His fiancée, Kim Zolciak, is a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta. The couple, engaged earlier this week, have a 4-month-old son.

The difference for Biermann at home is that he doesn't try to compete with Zolciak. She has 224,000 followers on Twitter. Biermann, in his fourth year with the Falcons, has 25,000.

Biermann takes a far more aggressive approach when he reports to work.

Atlanta hosts Carolina on Sunday.