Kaptain Krazy Posted January 8 Share Posted January 8 1. Ride with Ridder. He's good enough for Atlanta to take the next step (become a consistent playoff team) and him being the QB is the most likely scenario for this regime (Smith & Fontenot) to lead the Falcons there (gotta invest resources elsewhere, see #2). 2. Ehhhhh-biketie. He was on the sideline a lot during key drives and critical 3rd downs. Not a good sign. The experiment of thinking this team's pass rush can be fixed with 2nd round "upside" players and "athletic freaks from the FCS" needs to end. Ebiketie, Malone, and Anderson are good depth in rotation, none of them are ready to be a threat opposing OC's have to account for in the gameplan (and won't be in 2023 either). Free Agency AND the draft. The Defense in general, and pass rush especially, is starving for attention from the front office. 3. Allgeier is the RB Smith needs for his Offense, but Smith may not be the play caller he needs for his team. A 5th round RB who played in UT and has a strong debut, flashing speed and strength? All Allgeier needs to do now is popularize a new dance and the circle will be complete. Kudos to him for a fantastic rookie season. As for Smith, he has room for improvement just like Ridder does. Another year of an Offense that is "really good at some things, but overall meh" cannot happen without him needing to strongly reconsider whether someone else should call plays so he can focus on being the HC. 4. Playoffs or 🔥 Seat in 2023. 14-20 has been better than many predicted but Year 3 has to accomplish more than "not as crappy as many predicted." Whatever it takes, Atlanta needs to be playing after Week 18 next season. ratesforless, YungFalco, jidady and 7 others 6 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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