Alright, Falcoholic faithful, things aren’t great right now.
The Falcons look like a they’re just about toasted for the year, marred by a lost season. We can all disagree on what exactly led to the (temporary?) fall of the house of Brotherhood, but one thing’s for certain. This team is done for 2018.
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t here to read about them! Let’s soar with the links, shall we?
A Dour Hour
Let’s finish up thinking about whatever on Earth happened in Baltimore with some astute analysis from the staff. Allen has his always-thoughtful write-up about the game from an Xs and Os perspective, while D.W. has his on-point offensive and defensive players of the game to peruse through. Dave also throws in his valued two cents on the loss.
An A for Effort?
Dan Quinn brought up something interesting in the press conference Tuesday that’s worth a mention.
Quinn’s sentiment indicates that the effort is there for the team, but the results aren’t coming through. That’s up for debate when you watch the tape, but we suppose Quinn would be able to judge the effort level well.
It’d indicate a state of hard work and frustration, which happens when your roster is so banged up. The team is missing many familiar faces and is mired in a skid, unfortunately, but we hope for everyone’s sake that they haven’t actually quite.
Ryan and Cryin’
As if Sunday wasn’t bad enough on its own, it was a historically bad day for the Falcons passing attack.
Matt Ryan only threw for 131 yards, one of the five or so worst performances he’s ever had in yardage, and the worst since New Year’s Day 2012.
It’s not a great look, even if it’s absolutely fair to argue a lot of this wasn’t Matty Ice’s fault. The Falcons have to get better along the offensive line before we can really start harping on the skill position players.
For those who aren’t exactly happy with the Dan Quinn era right now, you’re not going to like this bit of news.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank reaffirmed his support in Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff following Sunday’s loss, which is a strong indicator that both will return following the drop-off year. Now, if we’re being up front, this is the absolute right call, but you might not think so. That’s fair and your right, but consider the success the pair has found with a completely healthy roster in the past, and hope they can exceed that level of success in 2019.
The Falcons currently hold the sixth overall pick in the 2018 draft, folks.
For you draftniks around the site, you know that’s an exciting prospect, as Atlanta will no doubt be adding a top-flight talent or two to their already-stacked roster (when healthy, that is). The talent here is undeniable, and adding another great class is an exciting prospect for those of us who still believe in this era of the team, and even for those who don’t.
And those are the links, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping in, and enjoy the day.