Atlanta Falcons: Good, bad and ugly from week one
The Atlanta Falcons bad from week one versus Seattle.
There was definitely a lot of ugly for the Atlanta Falcons today against the Seahawks. Some of it is expected given the turnover on the roster during this past offseason. The hope is that can get cleaned up between week one and week two.
James Carpenter and rookie Matt Hennessy traded series quite often today and there was no reason for Carpenter to be on the field.
Matt Hennessy was by far the better option at left guard. He is going to be a very good offensive lineman in this league for a long time and there is no reason to continue putting the health of Matt Ryan or Todd Gurley at risk simply to play a veteran.
Okay, so Jamal Adams isn’t an Atlanta Falcons player but the way that the Falcons were unable to account for him thus allowing him to wreak havoc all over the field was really bad.
It didn’t matter where the Seahawks lined him up, he made play after play after play. They didn’t hide him either. When he was blitzing, he showed presnap he was coming and the Falcons running backs and tight ends failed to block him.
When we say passing defense, we are specifically talking about the inability of the Falcons linebackers and safeties to pick up and cover the running backs out of the backfield today. Seahawks running back Chris Carson had six catches today but had two receiving touchdowns.
Every time the Seahawks needed a first down or touchdown, they found the backs out of the backfield because Raheem Morris’ defense had no answer this afternoon.