Been Ryan's achilles heel. Too conservative in the Red zone, tries to make the safe play too often instead of threading the needle in clutch moments.
Our team has been constructed around a high scoring offense, obviously that has failed.
We can all agree that Ryan is on pace to have one of the best seasons of his illustrious career. But I can’t turn a blind eye at two rather large warts on the resume for Ryan & Koetter in 2020: our offense inside the Opponents 5, Opponents 10 & Opponents 20 yard line has been absolutely awful....and our utilization of RB’s in the pass game is just as bad. Let’s take a look at each:
• Inside The 5 Yard Line: not a huge sample size here but Ryan has completed no passes and has no TD’s and 1 INT. Falcons rank: 32nd of 32 teams
• Inside The 10 Yard Line: an offense with these weapons needs to do better. Dirk has to utilize our RB’s in the passing game in this area. On the season, Ryan is 8 of 19 (42.11%) with 7 TD’s and 1 INT. Falcons Rank: 31st of 32 teams
• Falcons Redzone Offense: in total, Ryan is 19 of 41 (46.34%) with 8 TD’s and 1 INT. Falcons Rank: 29th of 32 teams
This falls on both Ryan and Dirk. When the field shrinks, so does Dirk’s effectiveness as a playcaller. We have too many weapons to be this bad. Koetter needs to utilize Gurley/Hill/Ito in the pass game to get things ironed out. Either that or let Knapp call the redzone offense
Falcons Passing TD to RB’s: 0. We Rank 32nd of 32 teams
Disagree tbh. Dex has been better to this point. Not trashing Lindstrom either, just speaking on what I've seen from both - though I bet Lindstrom would look better with a different OC too. And honestly DT hasn't been a huge issue with this team this year.
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Had a great run game today. Defense despite giving up a heap of yards only gave up 23 points which is an easy win for a good offense.
What does Ryan do? 16 offensive points and a game breaking interception inside the 5 yardline. Not to mention earlier in the game missing Hurst not once but twice for WIDE OPEN TDs. Had to settle for a FG.
Panthers lost their top CB early and yet Ryan struggled to complete Any passes for 3 quarters.
Let me guess the excuse... “He didn’t have Julio”.
EVERYTHING has to be be perfect for him to Win. When are the sheep going to wake up? He is DONE.
I agree that it's time to move on from Dan Quinn but Dan Quinn is one of the best head coaches and likeable that we've had. The players and staff loved working with him and the brotherhood culture.
Dan Quinn deserves a very tactful and respectful goodbye from our fan base for all the hard work he put in. I am sure he is just as disappointed as we are that things went downhill.
The Falcons players and front office may not think very highly of our fan base the way we lash out at Quinn sometimes. We should thank Quinn for all his hard work on social media and be encouraging to him. That doesn't mean that losing is acceptable. Dan Quinn will always be my boy. I don't know why he lost his touch. But unfortunately it's time to move on.