Do the Atlanta Falcons even have a chance against the Buccaneers?
To say the opening game for the Atlanta Falcons was ugly would be a huge understatement.
When you look at all the bad from that game it is extremely concerning – the offensive line was horrendous, Kyle Pitts did not get very many chances, penalties compounded, and so many other things. For the offense to look that stagnant is simply inexcusable.
So, with that being said, does anyone actually think the Falcons have a chance against the defending Super Bowl champions?
The Atlanta Falcons have so many things to fix in a week.
If you are looking for a glimmer of hope it comes from the fact that the Falcons play in the NFL – meaning there is always a chance to win.
How big of a chance that might be is an entirely different story.
The biggest issue Atlanta had during their opening game is blocking in the passing game and that happens to be one of Tampa’s biggest strengths. That one little detail is what could give the Falcons close to a zero percent chance to leave Florida with a win.
In fact, one matchup may end up costing Atlanta – Jalen Mayfield against whichever giant human the Bucs deploy against him.
That singular matchup could seriously cost the Dirty Birds the game. Mayfield was the worst player on the field last Sunday and if we are being totally honest, and could have been one of the worst starters in the entire league.
With all respect to Mayfield, it is his rookie season, and being matched up against the Eagles and now the Buccaneers is not exacting ideal.
If somehow, someway, Arthur Smith finds a way to cover up the holes on the offensive line, the chances of winning should skyrocket.
After all, this offense has the talent to run with any team in the league.