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Three years ago, Matt Ryan was beaten to a pulp in an awful 2018 season.  He had career high sacks & qb hits which led to a united off-season message from Flowery Branch.  Arthur Blank all the way down to Quinn made one promise: Ryan would be protected no matter what.   How the professionals making millions could miss the mark by so much is a mystery.  
 

We spent lots of FA money and a ton of draft capital to fix the problem.  But the fundamental point was missed: without balance, it’s all for not.  A one dimensional team gets the quarterback pummeled.
 

Matt Ryan Sacks, Hits & Pressure:

• 2018: 42 Sacks, 48 Hits and 21% Pressure

• 2019: 48 sacks, 62 Hits and 23% Pressure

• 2020: 44 Sacks (on pace), 61 Hits & 24% Pressure

 

Run the football and this all goes away.  We are a zone team meant to get our OL in space.  We aren’t power maulers, Dork Koetter.  
 

My Favorite Koetter Stat:

In 5 years with Koetter, the Falcons have accumulated 6,700 rushing yards which is over 2,500 fewer than our opponents.  Let that sink in.  That’s simply absurd

 

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The decision by smart football minds to retain Koetter was a complete failure of Matt Ryan and the Falcons overall.  Why they can’t sever the chord is a complete mystery

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6 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Three years ago, Matt Ryan was beaten to a pulp in an awful 2018 season.  He had career high sacks & qb hits which let to a united off-season message.  Arthur Blank all the way down to Quinn made one promise: Ryan would be protected better.  How the professionals making millions could miss the mark by so much is a mystery.  
 

We spent lots of FA money and a ton of draft capital to fix the problem.  But the fundamental point was missed: without balance, it’s all for not.  A one dimensional team gets the quarterback pummeled.
 

Matt Ryan Sacks, Hits & Pressure:

• 2018: 42 Sacks, 48 Hits and 21% Pressure

• 2019: 48 sacks, 62 Hits and 23% Pressure

• 2020: 44 Sacks (on pace), 61 Hits & 24% Pressure

 

Run the football and this all goes away.  We are a zone team meant to get our OL in space.  We aren’t power maulers, Dork Koetter.  
 

My Favorite Koetter Stat:

In 5 years with Koetter, the Falcons have accumulated 6,700 rushing yards which is over 2,500 fewer than our opponents.  Let that sink in.  That’s simply absurd

The decision by smart football minds to retain Koetter was a complete failure of Matt Ryan and the Falcons overall.  Why they can’t sever the chord is a complete mystery

It doesn't help the fact that Ryan is a statue. He's so immobile that I think that the city will start *****ing scaffolding around him as a result. 

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3 minutes ago, joeyg2033 said:

It doesn't help the fact that Ryan is a statue. He's so immobile that I think that the city will start *****ing scaffolding around him as a result. 

That’s a different discussion.  Ryan should not have to run a 4.6 to be effective.  This is a system failure, not personnel

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4 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1969 said:

Ryan was extremely mobile under shanny. We ran roll outs more than any team in the league.

Heck, Ryan rolled out like crazy under Malarkey too.   PA bootleg to a TE in the flat was a staple play in 2008-09.  
 

Now Koetter puts him back there to reenact Custer’s last stand and fans wonder why he can’t get anything behind his throws

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Blank: Matt Ryan will be protected!!

TD and Mckay: Hey, I got an idea! Let's bring back that OC we let go that had the long developing plays and struggled to scheme guys open.. then we can see if our new oline pieces are really better! We are paying Matt all that money, we want the ball in his hands as long as possible.

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19 minutes ago, joeyg2033 said:

It doesn't help the fact that Ryan is a statue. He's so immobile that I think that the city will start *****ing scaffolding around him as a result. 

This is so stupid but go figure Matt Ryan with a good coach was MVP of the league how did the statue as you call him do then.All this is about some clown who sits you in one spot uses long developing routes gets behind in down and distance and let’s pass rush tee off on his Oline while leaving his QB in one spot.

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Just now, kiwifalcon said:

This is so stupid but go figure Matt Ryan with a good coach was MVP of the league how did the statue as you call him do then.All this is about some clown who sits you in one spot uses long developing routes gets behind in down and distance and let’s pass rush tee off on his Oline while leaving his QB in one spot.

You pretty much nailed it.  Surprised the players have not decided to openly mutiny

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Let him down? There is nothing that Dimitroff and Blank did not do for Ryan. Atlanta probably has had the most talent in the league on offense since Ryan was drafted.  Went and got Shanahan.  Went and got Sark. Brought back Mularkey and Koetter because Ryan was familiar with them.   Atlanta has had problems, but looking out for Ryan has not been one of them.

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6 minutes ago, kiwifalcon said:

This is so stupid but go figure Matt Ryan with a good coach was MVP of the league how did the statue as you call him do then.All this is about some clown who sits you in one spot uses long developing routes gets behind in down and distance and let’s pass rush tee off on his Oline while leaving his QB in one spot.

But wait, doesn't he have all of that 1st round talent around him? I think the front office broke it's back in surrounding him with talent. Ryan is just decent. That's it. That's your problem. An aging qb with rapidly declining skills. Don't take it personally, it happens to a ton of QB's. Even some as average as Matt. 

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8 minutes ago, Spts1 said:

Let him down? There is nothing that Dimitroff and Blank did not do for Ryan. Atlanta probably has had the most talent in the league on offense since Ryan was drafted.  Went and got Shanahan.  Went and got Sark. Brought back Mularkey and Koetter because Ryan was familiar with them.   Atlanta has had problems, but looking out for Ryan has not been one of them.

So “hired a guy” = good move.

Boy, some standards! :lol:

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11 minutes ago, kiwifalcon said:

This is so stupid but go figure Matt Ryan with a good coach was MVP of the league how did the statue as you call him do then.All this is about some clown who sits you in one spot uses long developing routes gets behind in down and distance and let’s pass rush tee off on his Oline while leaving his QB in one spot.

For the ppl that don’t think coaching/scheme are essential, here is our preseason ranking 2016

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18 minutes ago, Spts1 said:

Let him down? There is nothing that Dimitroff and Blank did not do for Ryan. Atlanta probably has had the most talent in the league on offense since Ryan was drafted.  Went and got Shanahan.  Went and got Sark. Brought back Mularkey and Koetter because Ryan was familiar with them.   Atlanta has had problems, but looking out for Ryan has not been one of them.

The Falcons did not need more shiny pieces.  They needed the right coaches, specifically OC, to get the most out of an already talented roster

 

Ryan has a 63% win rate when his OC isn’t Dirk Koetter.  Russell Wilson has 66% win percent

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3 minutes ago, joeyg2033 said:

But wait, doesn't he have all of that 1st round talent around him? I think the front office broke it's back in surrounding him with talent. Ryan is just decent. That's it. That's your problem. An aging qb with rapidly declining skills. Don't take it personally, it happens to a ton of QB's. Even some as average as Matt. 

If ANY quarterback in the league has been taken care of, its Ryan.  You can say a lot about Dimitroff, but taking care of Ryan is not a part of that conversation. Atlanta has been loaded on offense for Ryan's entire run with the Falcons.

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