Atlanta Falcons: Ten ways team can be fixed in 2016
By Curtis Hobbs
10. The Backup Plan
For eight years, Matt Ryan has been a staple to the Atlanta Falcons and he has become one of few marquee players for this team. But, like everything else in life and sports, it will come to an end sooner rather than later. And, if the Falcons are blindsided by this, they will not take a step back. No. It will be the largest setback in franchise history.
“Matty Ice” may have had his worst career this year and the question must be asked if this is the expected regression that most NFL players go through after surpassing the age of thirty?
Whether it is or it isn’t the decline that’s expected, the cupboard is bare behind him and the slight thought of Matt Ryan being injured should send shivers up everyone’s spine associated with this team. And if this front office wants to prevent this team from taking the same route of the St. Louis Rams who were never the same after Kurt Werner, they must prepare for that time.
It is not time for rash decisions, but it is past the time for a reliable, serviceable backup to be behind Ryan on this roster… one that they have never had since drafting him.
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