We aren’t sure exactly what sort of offense we are getting in 2017. Dan Quinn has said the scheme isn’t changing, and the offensive personal looks very much the same. Obviously the new coaches filling out the offensive side of the ball will dictate some changes.
The Falcons have never had a bad offense with Matt Ryan, and if this is not the most talented roster, it sure is close. Even if we expect the offense to fall from last year’s historic highs, it’s tough to imagine it fall to far.
New quarterback coach Bush Hamdan told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to expect the same scheme, except for a few minor tweaks.
“Obviously, this is a tremendous system,” Hamdan said. “What they’ve done the last couple of years here really probably changed the league in a lot of ways with what they’ve done. But I think every year is new. You have different players every year. You have to be able to feature certain guys and play to their strengths, but again, if I were to give a percentage, I’m not really sure. I definitely think that the system in place is a very good system.”
Notable is that Hamdan says Ryan will stay on the move. He looked pretty rough in 2015 running bootlegs and rollouts, but we saw some improvements in 2016. Hamdan says it is an important option to keep defenses on their toes. Some might still hope to see it less, but expect the same offense this upcoming season.