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How good do you think our offensive line will become?

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Our offensive line is pretty much set for the next 2 seasons. How good do you think this particular unit will become? This should definitely be the best line Matt Ryan has ever had in his career imo. Hopefully now teams like the Eagles and Vikings will fear us because if they can't get to Matt Ryan he will most likely pick them apart. The next 2 years should be fun for Matt Ryan and the running backs. What do you guys think?

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1 hour ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

This should definitely be the best line Matt Ryan has ever had in his career imo. 

This season? I hope so but the rookies are going to face a learning curve and best case scenario they get it together mid season like the Colts. Beyond this season, as Lindstrom and McGary solidify themselves, it seems very likely Mack will decline or be gone. 

People forget Ryan has actually had very good lines at various points, with peak play in 2010 and 2016. It's not an automatic this line will be better than those units. 

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You hit it on the head "Summerhill" some automatically assume that because you are a high draft pick you will automatically start and star in the NFL. They are still rookies going up against NFL PROS some especially in the NFC SOUTH are All Pro. It may happen but most rookies won't be able to handle that type of heat. But I do believe in a year or two Matthews and our two rookies will be one of the top OL's in the NFL.

 

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I don't care how raw the rookies are, at least we have great potential and DEPTH ON THE LINE, something we haven't had in a while.  

The only way I know to answer the question is, It'll be better than it's been the past couple years.   If it's not, wtf are they teaching at the Branch?  

The only worry I have (half-joking) is that Matt Ryan's going to have too much time to think now and that might throw him off his game. lol 

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 I like our Ol prospects going forward with strong depth and as stated potential. We have an electrifying group of offensive players and a premier qb. With protection wow! It looks like good times coming, sure hope so.

 

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Were we last in sack allowed with 42 last year? Im sure there is a stat kept for number of hits taken by Ryan, wonder what that number is and where that ranked

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37 minutes ago, OrthoPTSD said:

Were we last in sack allowed with 42 last year? Im sure there is a stat kept for number of hits taken by Ryan, wonder what that number is and where that ranked

Don’t know but be thankful Matt isn’t the Texans QB and we aren’t Texans fans. Watson and Carr are on the top 5 list for sacks in a season. Carr twice, Watson for this past season

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On 6/28/2019 at 2:26 PM, Falcons Fan MVP said:

Our offensive line is pretty much set for the next 2 seasons. How good do you think this particular unit will become? This should definitely be the best line Matt Ryan has ever had in his career imo. Hopefully now teams like the Eagles and Vikings will fear us because if they can't get to Matt Ryan he will most likely pick them apart. The next 2 years should be fun for Matt Ryan and the running backs. What do you guys think?

Great question.

Easy to say great, but consider this.

TD has a horrible record on drafting O and D linemen.... except in the first round.  Reference Jake Mathews in the first round and Alex Mack via FA (first rounder).  

If these guys we drafted and brought in in FA are true top to mid tier talent we should have the best o-line we’ve seen in Atlanta by the mid point of the season. 

Assuming the Rookies start, we can assume they will struggle some with blitzes and overloads.  We can assume every DC will test them early and often to confuse and over stress them mentally and physically.  

To counter this we know DQ wants to run the ball more and we know MR2 wants to keep the PlayAction going.  We also know the best way to handle a pass rush is to slow it down with a solid run game.  I expect to see us throw on first down, play action on second to pickup a first, then run, run, play action.  This will help the rooks build confidence in their run blocking and make pass blocking easier due to less predictable situations.  

If they can hold their own in the first 8 games, they will thrive in the next 8 games.  

If our O Line is good, our offense will be great.   If our offense is great, our defense will be very good (playing with a lead).

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54 minutes ago, RichardCNile said:

Great question.

Easy to say great, but consider this.

TD has a horrible record on drafting O and D linemen.... except in the first round.  Reference Jake Mathews in the first round and Alex Mack via FA (first rounder).  

If these guys we drafted and brought in in FA are true top to mid tier talent we should have the best o-line we’ve seen in Atlanta by the mid point of the season. 

Assuming the Rookies start, we can assume they will struggle some with blitzes and overloads.  We can assume every DC will test them early and often to confuse and over stress them mentally and physically.  

To counter this we know DQ wants to run the ball more and we know MR2 wants to keep the PlayAction going.  We also know the best way to handle a pass rush is to slow it down with a solid run game.  I expect to see us throw on first down, play action on second to pickup a first, then run, run, play action.  This will help the rooks build confidence in their run blocking and make pass blocking easier due to less predictable situations.  

If they can hold their own in the first 8 games, they will thrive in the next 8 games.  

If our O Line is good, our offense will be great.   If our offense is great, our defense will be very good (playing with a lead).

One very good sign is the Patriots were getting ready to select our 2nd pick but we beat them to it. And Matt Ryan was very happy after the first pick. Hopefully Carpenter and Brown can hold it down until the rookies are ready. 

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Theres no way the offensive line is as bad as last season, I’m excited about their potential just because there are more bodies now. When injuries hit last season the backups were terrible. The 2 rookies seem to have promise, and as previously stated in this thread i hope they can come in and make a significant impact like the Colts rookies last season, but expecting either to be Quenton Nelson is probably just a dream.

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One can only hope for the following:

1. A rightside with run-blocking reminiscent of Harvey Dahl and Tyson Clabo

2. A pocket Guard-2-Guard that allows Dirk to erase memories of Shanahan playcalling. 

3. Freeman, Ito and Ollison combine to look like the second coming of Michael Turner and Warwick Dunn year 1/2.

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Ty is the weak link. I’ve been bored and anticipating this season, so going back and watching old games. Hopefully McGary catches on quick, as his ceiling is higher than Ty. Whatever the best combination is, I hope it’s the best Matt’s ever seen. He’s overdue and underrated. 

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7 hours ago, VTCrunkler said:

The FO has done a great job at making the line great again. They are going to be like a wall. A big wall. 

Wait....do we need some kind of gate for our running backs?

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8 minutes ago, falken said:

Wait....do we need some kind of gate for our running backs?

Yes. A reversible gate in case we want to do a flea flicker. 

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15 hours ago, Knight of God said:

All or nothing. Great or bust for me.

Yup. Rookies usually struggle. Folks thinking Lindstrom/McGary are gonna waltz in and be like colts rookies were last year may be in for a disappointment. What colts rooks did was an anomaly. 

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