Let’s pretend the Falcons only scored 10 points against the Titans on Sunday. Let’s also pretend that for four quarters, the offense looked mostly loss and incompetent. Let’s pretend that it’s still 2016, we have a great offensive coordinator and ... you know what, forget it. Here’s the list. Vote. Drink. Rinse and repeat.
On a day when guys named Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley were dropping passes, all Hooper did was pull in 9 receptions for 130 yards. He was nearly unstoppable all day and seemed to be the only target Ryan trusted early on. He has quietly become a top 5 receiving target at his position and will definitely get paid (by Atlanta or someone else) this off season.
He also pulled in 9 receptions for 91 yards, including several third down conversions which kept drives moving - even if those drives ultimately ended in 10 points. Sanu is such a great teammate and player and it’s sad to see his contributions wasted on this team.
Ryan was hardly to blame in this game, even if he did have the one fumble. He finished with 397 yards on 35 for 53 passing. He did take 5 sacks behind a banged up offensive line, but his pass to Sanu in the end zone was perfection ... until it was dropped. Such is this 2019 season.
Whoever tells Dirk Koetter he’s fired
You know what? When your top receivers are your tight end and your move the sticks receiver, you’ve got a problem. When Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are mostly invisible, there’s something fundamentally wrong with your offensive scheme. I’ll pitch in $20 to whatever person in the Falcons front office tells this man he’s done.
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