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My real concern about the offense


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When you hear quotes from the best offenses in the league, the common theme always seems to be "every time we touch the ball our goal is to score." After three games, I honestly can't say if that is the goal of our offense or not. Often, the primary concern seems to be "don't make any mistakes."

With Ryan at QB and all of the weapons we have all over the field, I think we can afford to make a few mistakes a game through aggression if it means that we are going to throw the ball downfield and challenge the defense to make plays. What we can't afford is to limit ourselves by minimizing mistakes to the point where we are afraid to throw even medium range passes for long stretches of the game. At some point we need to trust Ryan to make good decisions or we are going to continue to struggle against even average defenses...

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When you hear quotes from the best offenses in the league, the common theme always seems to be "every time we touch the ball our goal is to score." After three games, I honestly can't say if that is the goal of our offense or not. Often, the primary concern seems to be "don't make any mistakes."

With Ryan at QB and all of the weapons we have all over the field, I think we can afford to make a few mistakes a game through aggression if it means that we are going to throw the ball downfield and challenge the defense to make plays. What we can't afford is to limit ourselves by minimizing mistakes to the point where we are afraid to throw even medium range passes for long stretches of the game. At some point we need to trust Ryan to make good decisions or we are going to continue to struggle against even average defenses...

Amen brother. It totally agree. It was quite obvious midway through the first half the defense wasn't going to stop squat. The best chance to win was to let the offense cut loose. For some reason, they just kept playing a conservative brand of football. Punting on 4th down on NE's 38, calling running plays when NE loaded up the box in the 4th quarter. Rolling out Ryan to the right on a few passing plays shrinking the field to defend.

NE's defense was not what it used to be. Why didn't the Falcons just go after them. I'm tired of hearing about all these weapons Falcons have on offense when the coaches play conservatively, and coddle Ryan like a rookie making his first start. It's like giving the keys to a Ferrari to a 90 year old grandma.

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