The opening snaps of the NFL preseason has come and gone and the main headlines of Peyton Manning looking sharp, Ryan Matthews and Michael Vick injuries have already been discussed in articles and blogs around the nation. That being said none of those storylines are what caught my eye on the first night of the preseason.
The Matt Ryan to Julio Jones connections did however!
For the past couple of seasons the Falcons have run a pretty conservative offense, while allowing Matt Ryan to grow and mature as a passer, while it was only 1 quarter of preseason football it looks like this season just might be a breakout season for the Falcons offense. Ryan who always has the skill set now debatably has the best receiving core in the NFL. With two number 1 WRs in Julio Jones and Roddy White, a hall of fame tight end in Tony G and a track speed demon in Harry Douglas the Atlanta offense is now built to keep up with anyone.
The falcons wasted no time displaying their embarras...