falconidae Posted March 15 Share Posted March 15 Yeah yeah, I know four games only one good half. One, Ridder did a lot of good things in those 4 games that some refuse to acknowledge, and two, the Falcons saw him the other 95% of the season. They know his work ethic, they know he's capable of running Smith's offense, aside from not being built like Josh Allen, he's perfect for Smith's offense. He makes good presnap reads, makes quick decisions, can make all the throws, can run, but doesn't cut and run if his first read isn't there, doesn't get rattled by his mistakes or others, lots to like about the young man. He doesn't have the cannon Allen does, but most QBs don't. His arm strength is fine, he just has to get his mechanics straightened out. I think Smith wanted to redshirt Ridder for his first year- let him work on the footwork issues he has, learn the offense, get bigger and stronger- and Mariota just stunk so bad that Smith had to turn it over to Ridder. So, what if they're right? Certainly looks like they 're content to build the team around him this offseason. No play for Carr or Jackson, or any other QB on the market, no big trade to move up in the draft. A solid vet as a backup QB. Certainly looks like they're headed into next season with Ridder as the starter. What if Ridder just takes off and leads the Falcons to the playoffs next year? What if the Falcons win 10-12 games, win the division? I think that's likely, one, because this team will be much better next year and , Ridder will be better this year. If that happens, the Falcons will be set up for a multiyear run. mountain_jim3, PokerSteve, raysnill1 and 18 others 20 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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