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1. Keep Matt Ryan Upright
This is the big one. The Falcons, and the rest of the NFL for that matter, are built around the passing game. Sure, as we discussed earlier, you have to be able to run the ball to salt away games and keep other offenses off the field, but if you can’t protect your quarterback you just can’t score enough points to win.
The Falcons have needs across the offensive line, and should address them through both the draft and free agency. If they can keep Ryan clean, he’ll get back to being one of the best young quarterbacks. And the Falcons can get back to being a Super Bowl contender.