Guys, what the hell? Why is everyone so damn negative now? It's one game, and a damn tough one, Dixon or not. I guess you all think that no matter the defense we should put up 40 points again and have 5 or more 30+ plays. Sure, we have the weapons to do it, but what if the defense has the weapons to COVER it. I'd say we faced arguably a top 3 run defense team today. So of course Turner looked slow or average (tho i did see a few Reggie Bush type hops out of him).
I must have watched a different game than you guys. I saw Ryan realize the running game wouldn't work well and throw to Roddy for 111 yards, not to mention the other guys. He threw completions to 8 different people, and only one pass to probably the BEST safety in the NFL. Not much Ryan can do about the playcalling except when he's running the no-huddle. He seemed focused early on Gonzo, for the 1000 catch, but soon realized EVERYONE was focused on Gonzo.
I saw THE best Falcon defensive performance I have ever witnessed. They took on a HUGE offensive line, and a really well-rounded running back and shut them down on the run game (minus the 50 yarder from holding). We took on a SUPER fast Wallace, and a really nasty man named Ward. Ward in my opinion is one of the craftiest, most physical WRs in the game. Yeah he got open. Did he score? Compare his numbers to Roddy?
Long story short, I dont see why you are all suddenly so negative now.