Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in loss to Tampa Bay
5) The Receiving corps as a unit was bad
Dec 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs the ball in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
It cannot be stressed enough how bad the Falcons need a no.2 wide receiver to complement Julio Jones in the passing game. Jones led the team in receiving for the umpteenth time and were followed by Devonta Freeman in the reception category.
The Falcons’ receivers dropped at least five passes last Sunday against Tampa Bay . Jones dropped at least two or three while Justin Hardy and Nick Williams dropped one apiece as well.
Roddy White needs to go ahead and call it quits to allow the Falcons to free up space to bring in a new receiver. While he won’t do that, the Falcons will still bring in someone via the draft or free agency to help Matt Ryan and the rest of the receiving corps.