Found November 05, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
PLAYERS: Matt Ryan
TEAMS: Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to be a Super Bowl contender once again in 2013. Expectations were at an all-time high following a disappointing exit from the postseason a season ago. With expectations so high, what’s happened to the Atlanta Falcons? The Falcons’ problems appear to be completely systemic issues. The defense is poor, which doesn’t bode well for head coach Mike Smith, who was the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator prior to moving to Atlanta as their new head coach. That’s not to say the offense is guiltless. In fact, the offense may be dragging down the defense. When the offense gives the ball away, the defense has no rest and starts in poor field position. Last year, Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense propelled them into the postseason. This year, Matty Ice has been anything but cool under pressure, and it’s snowballed into a lost season. Moving forward, questions will begin to mount about the future of the coaching staff, especially when by all visible m...
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