Three reasons Matt Ryan is not to blame for the Falcons terrible start
This offensive line has not been good to start the year. In their losses to the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts, Matt Ryan has been hit more than a dozen times in each game. Against the game the Eagles, Matt was hit seven times.
How can Matt Ryan be responsible for a loss when he is running for his life and having to get rid of the ball a step or two faster than the route calls for?
There are four first-round draft picks on this offensive line – Jake Matthews, James Carpenter, Alex Mack, and Kaleb McGary. In 2018, Jake Matthews looked like he had turned the corner and was going to be among the top left tackles in the game. In 2019, Matthews looks like he has regressed and is no longer capable of playing left tackle. The communication between him and James Carpenter has been absolutely terrible.
Kaleb McGary has had a few issues, but through the first three games has played very well given his inexperience. Jamon Brown has been penalized a lot over his first two starts in Atlanta and needs to clean that up. He has also struggled in pass protection but excelled in run blocking.
If Dirk Koetter is going to continue to 70/30 run/pass, then Brown has to pick it up or the Falcons need to replace him.