3 Things the Atlanta Falcons learned about Mariota in blowout loss
By Nick Halden
Marcus Mariota’s inability to get the Atlanta Falcons passing attack going on Sunday will remain one of the biggest stories for Atlanta throughout the week. While Arthur Smith seems to stubbornly be keeping Mariota in the starting lineup Sunday left plenty of reasons to believe it is time for a change in the position.
In fairness to Mariota, the veteran did hit on a nice 75-yard deep bomb to Byrd to bring the Falcons back within two scores. However, the game had already gotten out of hand at that point and Mariota’s 49-passing yards before and after the long strike speak to his inability to put together consistent throws even when the defense is daring the Atlanta quarterback to put the ball in the air.
Marcus Mariota has proven he isn’t capable of winning games for the Atlanta Falcons he is a quarterback who is completely reliant on his head coach and the running game to cover up the obvious issues
Let’s be clear before we start breaking down the biggest takeaways from Mariota’s performance. Marcus has a wonderful story and is very easy to root for, however, this league isn’t about the person you are or your story it is simple you either can play at a high level or you will be benched or out of the league. Mariota’s second chance should be coming to an end with what the veteran put on display in Sunday’s blowout loss.