The current falcons are playing to their ability. Yes, there are injuries, yes, there are lots of new starters on both sides of the ball, but the players, at their current health, for the most part are playing to their ability. That includes the ones we call stars.
The off-season set up the events that we are seeing right now on the field. Now, not to dog Thomas Dimitroff, just saying that his moves this off-season were almost rebuild like. It's almost like last year should have been the year the falcons went to the Superbowl because trying to field a competitive team under the cap would be miracle like. I don't I have to mention all the players we had to replace because, we all knew in our heart of hearts, that these guys are stop gaps for this year because of the cap.
The injuries make the off-season moves look worst than they are, but injuries happen, and happen to every team. Even with a healthy squad, as evidence by the Saints game, we still had the same issues we had the past 6 games. To be honest with you all the problems we have now, stemmed back some years. Haven't we all said at one point that the falcons left points off the board, can't run the ball, didn't get to the quarterback, had some questionable play calling and clock management? Not calling for the coaches head.....just sayin
One question I want to pose: Is Matt Ryan the guy to put us over the top? He's not a mobile quarterback and therein lies the problem; he won't be able to make plays with his feet. The offense has to be diverse enough so that Matt will not be forced to move outside the pocket or hold the ball too long. Right now I don't see the offense diverse enough and that has been a problem with red zone issues as evidence. I like Matt, especially when he decide to stop BSing 3 quarters and wants to actually move the ball in the 4th quarter, but seriously wonder if this offense is going to look like it should for his sake.
Tank for Aaron Murray