Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By JAY CLEMONS  |  Last updated 9/9/13

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 02: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons passes during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Whether the New Orleans Saints defense rushed the Falcons with three, four, five or six players, the Falcons gave up "entirely too much pressure" on quarterback Matt Ryan, said Atlanta head coach on Monday. One day after the Falcons' 23-17 loss in the season opener, in which Ryan was sacked three times and hit officially six times, the Falcons were trying to find solutions to protect their franchise quarterback Without being able to do so, all of the Falcons' offensive weapons Steven Jackson, Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones, Roddy White will struggle to produce on the field. Only six teams scored fewer points in Week 1 than Atlanta, which finished seventh in overall scoring last season. According to ProFootballFocus.com, the Falcons got beat for pressure on 21 of 42 dropbacks, the worst performance from any club this past weekend. By comparison, the Bengals' offensive line, was beaten on only three of 34 passing plays. During the 2011 season, when the Falcons s...
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