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Despite all the talk about us trying to keep the same/similar offense in place for Ryan, one glaring stat shows that is not the case.  The NFL’s best offenses use Pre-snap motion at a very high rate.  The 49ers, Patriots, Ravens, Chiefs, Cowboys & Titans led the way in 2019 with their use of pre-snap motion.  Not surprisingly, those were the top offensive teams.
 

At this point you must be wondering where the Falcons ranked: 


 

Bottom 10 Team Rates Of Motion At The Snap

RANK TEAM SNAP MOTION
PERCENTAGE
32 Jaguars 4%
31 Falcons 5%
30 Jets 5%

This team is so confused on the offensive side of the ball.  

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Remember what MR did under Shanny? 

I cannot fathom just how much more incredible MR could have been having had the same OC/HC & scheme in his career.

Imagine if he had  even remotely similar career long stability & consistency to what Drew Brees & Tom Brady have had their ENTIRE careers!

And still MR's one of the best QB's of his time & HOF worthy.  It proves just how awesome that guy has been all these years.

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Top 10 Team Rates Of Motion At The Snap

RANK TEAM SNAP MOTION
PERCENTAGE*
*Percentage of offensive plays
(not including spikes and kneels).
1 Ravens 34%
2 Chargers 20%
3 Texans 19%
4 49ers 18%
5 Chiefs 17%
6 Rams 16%
7 Cardinals 15%
8 Panthers 15%
9 Eagles 14%
10 Bengals 11%

 

Bottom 10 Team Rates Of Motion At The Snap

RANK TEAM SNAP MOTION
PERCENTAGE
32 Jaguars 4%
31 Falcons 5%
30 Jets 5%
29 Dolphins 5%
28 Vikings 5%
27 Giants 5%
26 Lions 5%
25 Buccaneers 6%
24 Browns 7%
23 Colts 7%
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6 hours ago, AndySG said:

Matt has always performed at his best using no huddle and play action too and Koetter doesn’t want him doing either 

 

6 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Sad but true

 

3 hours ago, Ezekiel 25:17 said:

Yeah,  no huddle Matt is Fire! It just gets him in attack mode and takes thinking out of it and that is when he is at his best!

Y'all, come on.  Shanahan is the one who limited no huddle.  Everyone here was mad in 2015 because we didn't try to keep Koetter and Shanny wouldn't let Matt run no huddle on a whim.  There were entire threads about how stupid Shanahan was because he wanted to actually run his offense instead of just letting Matt freelance.  I still remember the "fire Shanahan and let Matt be his own OC" threads, which were lollocausts.

It's fine to not like the dude, and the pre-snap motion criticism is valid.  But Koetter runs a lot more no huddle than Shanahan ever thought of running.  You know why everyone knows Matt likes to run it?  Because Mularkey and Koetter gave him the keys and cut him loose.  It wasn't until Shanahan got here that it was limited.  Those are facts.  

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1 minute ago, JDaveG said:

 

 

Y'all, come on.  Shanahan is the one who limited no huddle.  Everyone here was mad in 2015 because we didn't try to keep Koetter and Shanny wouldn't let Matt run no huddle on a whim.  There were entire threads about how stupid Shanahan was because he wanted to actually run his offense instead of just letting Matt freelance.  I still remember the "fire Shanahan and let Matt be his own OC" threads, which were lollocausts.

It's fine to not like the dude, and the pre-snap motion criticism is valid.  But Koetter runs a lot more no huddle than Shanahan ever thought of running.  You know why everyone knows Matt likes to run it?  Because Mularkey and Koetter gave him the keys and cut him loose.  It wasn't until Shanahan got here that it was limited.  Those are facts.  

My thing is, can’t you find a happy median? We know Ryan did well in Shannanhans Offense, but he also is great in no huddle. 
 

How about we take the best of both worlds and be fire?

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8 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

The NFL’s best offenses use Pre-snap motion at a very high rate

now this is a good topic.  I wondered why we never or rarely used pre snap motion.  At the very least add a little bit of confusion and doubt in the opposition.  

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1 hour ago, JDaveG said:

 

 

Y'all, come on.  Shanahan is the one who limited no huddle.  Everyone here was mad in 2015 because we didn't try to keep Koetter and Shanny wouldn't let Matt run no huddle on a whim.  There were entire threads about how stupid Shanahan was because he wanted to actually run his offense instead of just letting Matt freelance.  I still remember the "fire Shanahan and let Matt be his own OC" threads, which were lollocausts.

It's fine to not like the dude, and the pre-snap motion criticism is valid.  But Koetter runs a lot more no huddle than Shanahan ever thought of running.  You know why everyone knows Matt likes to run it?  Because Mularkey and Koetter gave him the keys and cut him loose.  It wasn't until Shanahan got here that it was limited.  Those are facts.  

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9 hours ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Despite all the talk about us trying to keep the same/similar offense in place for Ryan, one glaring stat shows that is not the case.  The NFL’s best offenses use Pre-snap motion at a very high rate.  The 49ers, Patriots, Ravens, Chiefs, Cowboys & Titans led the way in 2019 with their use of pre-snap motion.  Not surprisingly, those were the top offensive teams.
 

At this point you must be wondering where the Falcons ranked: 


 

Bottom 10 Team Rates Of Motion At The Snap

RANK TEAM SNAP MOTION
PERCENTAGE
32 Jaguars 4%
31 Falcons 5%
30 Jets 5%

This team is so confused on the offensive side of the ball.  

Good find, man. It's hard to see the defense they're in without pre-snap motion. It's surprising Koetter doesn't call for it more often. Well... maybe it isn't. 

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2 hours ago, JDaveG said:

 

 

Y'all, come on.  Shanahan is the one who limited no huddle.  Everyone here was mad in 2015 because we didn't try to keep Koetter and Shanny wouldn't let Matt run no huddle on a whim.  There were entire threads about how stupid Shanahan was because he wanted to actually run his offense instead of just letting Matt freelance.  I still remember the "fire Shanahan and let Matt be his own OC" threads, which were lollocausts.

It's fine to not like the dude, and the pre-snap motion criticism is valid.  But Koetter runs a lot more no huddle than Shanahan ever thought of running.  You know why everyone knows Matt likes to run it?  Because Mularkey and Koetter gave him the keys and cut him loose.  It wasn't until Shanahan got here that it was limited.  Those are facts.  

I was agreeing with limited PA.  Koetter is the one who got Ryan into no-huddle 

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So what does this all come down to?  The high level of this is quite simple.  Offenses run plays to gain yardage.  Defenses try to stop them.  Because defenses must react to what the offense does, they try to become predictive.  They guess.  When they guess right, it is a defensive showcase.  When they guess wrong, the offense runs over them.  Of course, rarely does this swing one way or the other every play in a game.  It goes back and forth. 

So, how does an offense win?  Fool the defense.  Do not be predictive.  Mix it up.  Runs, play action, outside passes, middle passes, deep passes, screens, even wildcat once in a great while.  The Falcons offense is too predictable for my taste.  That needs to change.

Now, lets forget the statistics.  What did Shanahan do?  He produced offensive game plans that attacked the defenses.  He only did this for us his last season here.  Then, in the SB, he became Mr. Predictable in the 4th quarter.  I do not know why.  He repeated that in SF.  I cannot imagine what he is thinking.

What does Koetter do?  Run, pass, pass, run, pass, pass, run.................  Break the predictability.  This is in part what the no huddle does.  It forces the defense to guess quickly and line up.  Do anything you can to prevent the defense from getting in the proper alignment and assigning proper responsibilities to stop a play.  There are many ways to do this.  Run, pass, pass........ does not do it. 

Koetter needs to get creative or become the ball boy.  The good thing about cleaning and drying footballs is you can do it the same way every time.

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