Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in loss to Tampa Bay
2) The offensive line wasn’t good
Dec 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
The Falcons’ offensive line has been better than expected in 2015, but gave a poor effort in Atlanta’s loss to Tampa Bay. The O-line allowed three sacks and gave up several more quarterback hits on Ryan. The lack of blocking forced Ryan into a lot of early throws and led to several batted balls at inopportune times.
Ryan did a great job of getting the ball out quick but wasn’t able to escape enough. Nobody want’s to see their franchise quarterback running for their life during a game and that’s exactly what Falcons’ fans had to watch. Ryan would have had a huge game if the Falcons could have blocked better for him.
Remember, Tampa Bay didn’t even have their top pass rushers in the game.