3 Atlanta Falcons who stepped up in week five robbery
By Nick Halden
3. Avery Williams
Anytime that the Falcons put the ball in the hands of Avery Williams great things seem to happen for their offense or special teams. He is certainly one of the more elusive players on the Atlanta roster and has made an impact in the rushing offense in back-to-back weeks. He had a great return for the Falcons as well and seems to be able to create space even when the play appears to be broken.
With Patterson on the shelf for the time being and Huntley and Allgeier both being inexperienced in taking the bulk of carries Williams should continue to see his role increased. Using the three running backs in a rotation that allows Arthur Smith to lean on the rushing attack the way he so obviously wants to and has early on.
Having a great rushing attack is a must as long as Marcus Mariota remains the starting quarterback and putting Williams into the lineup more often will help establish the running game until Patterson returns. Whether it is rushes or screens or a mix of both the Atlanta offense needs to increase Avery’s snaps in week six.