Archer on Schraeder: "Hard to dismiss a guy" after one bad season

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
January 15, 2019 - 11:46 am

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The one glaring position the Atlanta Falcons will put their focus on this offseason is the offensive line. The team struggled to run the football this season finishing at No. 27 among NFL offenses in rushing.

Right tackle Ryan Schraeder struggled mightily this season and, in fact, was benched for Ty Sambrailo in the team's final four games.

Schraeder, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract extension in 2016, is slated to make $6.25 million in 2019. If cut, that would leave the Falcons with $3.8 million in dead cap money.

Falcons Radio Network analyst Dave Archer joined John and Hugh on Tuesday and said he doesn't expect the team to cut him.

"What Ryan Schraeder's future looks like, obviously that's something they're going to evaluate pretty heavily. He's a guy that's gotten a lot of play time at this level. It's kind of hard to dismiss a guy that's played tackle that didn't play well this year but has played well prior to this. Do you cut him with one season under his belt where it was poor?"

Archer said technique when it comes to the power running game will be the focus this offseason but he still things Schraeder could get back to form.

"I thought he lost his confidence. He's certainly a player that's played at a high level; he was a part of that Super Bowl offensive line that was pretty solid. Can you get him back to that level?