Last season was anything but great for the Atlanta Falcons. They finished 7-9 and lost quite a few impact players to injury last season. This season will be a much different story with a much better ending.
The Atlanta Falcons offensive line had Matt Ryan looking like David Carr circa 2002 when he wasn’t able to stay upright long enough to make plays. Ryan had one of, if not, his best season in the NFL and had nothing to show of it.
There were a few bright spots this season for the team. Calvin Ridley has shown he was a great as advertised. Austin Hooper was able to showcase his talent and possibly end up being the Falcons answer at tight end.
On defense, Takk McKinley was able to make some strides and could be the key to improving a suffering Falcons pass rush. 5th round draft pick Damontae Kazee turned quite a few heads when he got a chance to play, needless to say, there were a few bright spots on the team last year.
This year, the Falcons are on a mission and time and time again we’ve heard the excuses about play-calling and personnel. It now seems as if Dan Quinn had decided to put it all in his hands.
This season could make or break the Falcons and a bad season could put Dan Quinn in the hot seat. The Falcons brought back Dirk Koetter to run the offense and Quinn will be handling the defense himself.
This season, fans will not get those same excuses. If this Falcons team performs the way they are capable of, expect big things this season.