Atlanta Falcons can make one small change for a big effect on the field.
The Atlanta Falcons offense is in need of a wake-up call. The offense that this team ran for about three quarters is not going to get it done in today’s NFL. If this coaching staff wants to mix things up in order to save their jobs, maybe they should run a no-huddle offense.
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is not Chris Chandler at quarterback and that’s definitely not Jamal Anderson in the backfield. The way that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is scheming this offense, it would be easy to think that’s the case.
For the majority of the game, this offense looked like a half-court set against a 3-2 zone….just flat out boring. The only excitement from this offense is when Matt Ryan and company are moving the ball and getting right back at it again. No more huddling up, no more calling play that’s designed to get you three yards when you need five.
The Atlanta Falcons have had a lot of success running a no-huddle offense.
In 2019 when the Falcons went no-huddle, they gained 558 yards which ranked 12th in the league. There is no need to huddle up. you know what the goal is and you know where the ball needs to go, the Falcons just need to get it there.
Matt Ryan threw one of his two touchdowns running the no-huddle finding Calvin Ridley all alone in the end zone. Even though the Falcons were down, the defense of the Seattle Seahawks still had to play hard, and Ryan was making plays from the no-huddle.
This offense has way too many weapons to be stuck in the 1990s with this play calling. If the Falcons go no-huddle and speed up the tempo, they would be able to catch these defenses off guard and possibly make some big plays that this offense is supposed to make.