You know what? There really wasn’t that much worth celebrating in the drubbing the Falcons took at home to the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I mean, sure, Calvin Ridley looked good (as he should) and Russell Gage is really coming along as WR3, but this was just a bad, bad game.
Matt Ryan struggled as he was assaulted from every angle. The running game is a disaster. So, we’re going to vote for the most offensive offensive player this week because I write the rules. Vote below!
With Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith both out, fans were very curious to see what Brian Hill could do as the lead back. He looked good in the preseason and some even felt he could be a reason for the team to move on from Freeman in 2020. Welp. His nine carries for 14 yards on Sunday was comically bad. While it’s not all his fault — this offensive line is doing no one any favors — it’s clear that Hill is best served by a minimized third-down role.
To be honest, the entire offensive line belongs here, but McGary gets special attention for being bad and looking lost while doing it. He’s just a rookie, so there’s still some hope he will improve as time goes on, but his up and down performances this year are so frustrating for someone taken in the first round.
First down — run! Second and long — pass! Third and long — pass and punt! Welcome to the 2019 Falcons offense, ladies and gentlemen. Dirk Koetter has demonstrated an inability to establish any kind of running game, which is consistent with his last stint in Atlanta and his entire time in Tampa Bay. This offense has playmakers like Ridley and Julio and it could only score 22 (6 of which were junk time points) at home? He’s gotta go. Get me someone who understands how to run an offense in the 21st century version of the NFL.
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That damn machine was set off back in February of 2017 and it has propelled us all into a dark universe and frankly, I want the hell out. Someone smash some atoms together and get us back to the normal timeline. You know, the one where the Falcons held onto the lead. Sigh.
Falcons vs. Bucs: OPOG
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