AUTiger7222 Posted February 3, 2020 Share Posted February 3, 2020 2 hours ago, Wjcorner said: Ok...it’s definitely dumb to say we should’ve promoted Shanahan...besides being bad for business, we just had a 2nd year head coach lead us to a SB and install what looked like a bright future defensively with stalwarts like the sack leader Vic, new age LB Debo, hybrid LB Campbell and baby Geno Grady. So that’s nuts...but I can’t imagine any Falcons fan moving on from Shanahan until this offensive core leaves/retires, or we get back to that 2016 magic. The Falcons will never have another season like 2016 and to expect that to happen again is so unrealistic. Even if Shanny had stayed for 2017 the offense would have regressed simply due to the fact that we're dealing with humans and humans are failable. We had the perfect storm of events happen to allow 2016 to happen. The entire offensive line started every game together and there were very few injuries on that side of the ball. Ryan was darn near perfect, the receivers caught everything, all the blocks were made and the running backs found the holes and did damage. Everything was perfect. That wasn't gonna happen again. It's why folks think Sark was a terrible OC because the offense regressed even though it was still really good, especially in 2018 when Ryan had 35 TD and only 7 INT and the Falcons averaged 25.9 points per game, which is really freaking good. But because he wasn't Shanny and the offense didn't score a historic 33 points per game he got ran out of town and now we're stuck with Koetter. Even Shanny in all his years as OC has only had a top 10 scoring offense twice in 12 years. He's ranked 21st or worse 6 times. It's because you can't guarantee success year-to-year. Every year is different and new in it's own regard. Jerz, Max, mqg96 and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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