We learned a lot about Desmond Ridder in his second start vs. Ravens
When the Atlanta Falcons finally made the switch to Desmond Ridder, nearly every fan was ecstatic. We had seen enough of Marcus Mariota to know he isn’t the answer for the future, so it was about time to turn to a guy who has a legit shot to become a franchise quarterback.
His first start had some good moments but also a lot of bad moments. The Saints dropped numerous interceptions that were right to them, but as long as a rookie is able to improve from game to game then he will be fine. Ridder did just that in his second start in Baltimore.
Ridder was able to limit the turnover-worthy plays while not sacrificing aggressive throws. He wasn’t perfect by any means but when you consider how much he improved in just a week, it is impressive.
He also had many things go against him, like a Drake London fumble after he made an excellent throw on fourth down or the stupid “intentional grounding” that clearly wasn’t.
Needless to say, there is a lot to like and build upon. Let’s look at some things that we learned from the rookie quarterback in his second game.