The Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 0-2 on the season with two very different losses to start the season. The first game of the season can be tied directly to decisions that Dean Pees and Arthur Smith made in the 4th quarter. With a huge lead the coaching staff starting playing soft and running the ball as if the team was up thirty points and had the game out of reach.
It was a game they had in hand and made decision after decision to help push Jameis Winston and the Saints offense back into the game. The defining play of the game was a 4th and short at midfield where Atlanta simply needed to hand the ball to Patterson who needed only a yard to win the game.
Instead the Falcons kicked the football and allowed Winston to slice down the field to take the lead.
Week two couldn’t have been more of an opposite game with the Falcons completely being outmatched for three quarters before the Falcons coaching staff made adjustments and the defense made plays that allowed Atlanta to creep back into this game.
While there doesn’t need to be as drastic of changes as after week one this coaching staff still has clear adjustments they need to make in week three.