The Atlanta Falcons ugly from week one versus Seattle.
There was a ton of ugly. A TON. There were parts of this Atlanta Falcons team that looked like they had done nothing this entire offseason. There were other parts that simply looked inept.
More of the same vanilla offense we have seen from him for years. He clearly has no idea what an NFL offense is supposed to look like in 2020 as he is still using schemes and a playbook from the 90s.
The Atlanta Falcons offense is loaded with playmakers all over the field and he did nothing to create matchup mismatches. The crazy part – Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage all had more than 100 yards through the air.
Despite the 27 catches between them, Calvin Ridley was the only one to find the end zone.
Koetter did nothing to utilize Todd Gurley. He had 15 carries but just five targets and two receptions out of the backfield. Gurley is at his best in open space and there Koetter did nothing to make this happen.
We expected the rookie A.J. Terrell to get picked on and give up some plays, but you don’t expect that out of a third-year corner playing in his 31st NFL game and making his 19th start.
Even before the injury to Kendall Sheffield was announced earlier this week, Oliver was listed as the starter. That begs the question – how bad was Sheffield in camp? The Falcons are going to have to address this position immediately if they are going to improve the way that they need to in order to make a run at the NFC South.