Photo credit: Joe Robbins
Author: Jon Kuzma
Join Robinhood and earn a free share of stock today goo.gl/zybPtC
We all know how much talent is on the offensive side of the ball when we’re talking about the Atlanta Falcons. The problem is the coaching staff hasn’t been able to tap into that collection of players and cater to their strengths. Although this game was different because Dan Quinn and Steve Sarkisian pulled out all the stops and they finally got Julio Jones into the end zone. Jones finished the contest with 121 yards and 1 touchdown. Everyone of the Falcons opponents knows he’s their ace but Jones has still went over the 100 yards receiving mark in five games this season. Against the Redskins Jones did a great job of working the middle of the field and then he got his first touchdown of the 2018 campaign on a bubble screen up the left sideline. The pass protection upfront allowed all of this happen and collectively it was a great effort by Atlanta. Another thing that really stood out was how good Telvin Coleman was out of the backfield. We’re seeing scatbacks being used more than ever in the NFL because those guys are so good at catching the football. Coleman is an emerging dual threat running back and it’s something to keep an eye on the rest of the way. Then there’s the quarterback position and Matt Ryan was outstanding against Washington airing it out for 350 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. This offense doesn’t get off the ground if Ryan can’t delivery the ball to all of these weapons on the outside. He did so against a tough Redskins secondary and that was so crucial in Atlanta’s victory. With all of these pieces and the development of the rookie Calvin Ridley this offense has enough tools in their arsenal to consistently make defenses pay. It’s all about going out and putting it together week in and week out though they can’t settle for this one strong performance. Quinn has to make sure they’re not satisfied with one breakout game.
Charity of the day: HIAS
Go donate! www.hias.org