In this post from ESPN’s Pat Yaskinskas, the writer depicts what he feels are the Dream/Nightmare scenarios for each NFC South team. Not surprisingly, the Falcon’s nightmare scenario would be if they can’t get into the playoffs at least. I couldn’t agree more with Yasinskas. Without a playoff berth, the Falcons season would be an utter failure.
Yasinskas goes on to say that the Falcons’ success is directly tied to just how much new OC Dirk Koetter can get out of Matt Ryan. He argues that if he can’t get enough out of Ryan, the Falcons will have to search for a new QB. I don’t think that is the case at all, but it is a point worth arguing.
Who do you think has the most pressure on him? Ryan, to improve on last season and take the step towards carrying his team and being elite, or Dirk Koetter to maximize Ryan’s potential and produce a more potent offense than they did under Mularkey? Vote below, and then comment as to why you believe in each.