While there is a more egregious topic that everyone is talking about from the Atlanta Falcons’ near comeback win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, what people are not talking about is the flashes that one running back has shown for the Falcons’ offense.
He is the same guy who got the Falcons on the board for the first time with an impressive run. It is simply time for him to get more carries for the offense.
Avery Williams simply needs more touches for the Atlanta Falcons’ offense
The Atlanta Falcons have had no lack of production from their running backs this season. Cordarrelle Patterson — prior to being placed on IR — was one of the best backs in the league, Tyler Allgeier has shown he can power through anyone, and Caleb Huntley sparked the offense in a week four win.
However, special teams ace and former defensive back, Avery Williams has shown that he can be a playmaker despite very limited reps. When given the ball, he has shown excellent agility and balance.
Arthur Smith must get the ball in his hands more often because he just flat-out makes plays. Just watch his impressive run against the Bucs’ defense.
With Cordarrelle Patterson out, Williams can help be that explosive playmaker. Toss him the ball, throw screen passes to him, and just get him in situations to make plays like he has on special teams.
How about instead of throwing a screen pass to KhaDarel Hodge, throw it to Avery Williams?
Sometimes it is just difficult to understand why certain players do not get more reps and Avery is one of those players. Possibly it is inexperience but he hasn’t shown any reason to doubt him.
He only has seven carries this season through five games. To put that into perspective, Caleb Huntley has 19 carries. This is nothing against Huntley who has been a spark plug for the offense but rather just to show that Williams is not being used enough.
Time for Arthur Smith to give the special teams ace enough carries to show he is a legit playmaker.