Do the Falcons deserve a top grade?

Rick and John
May 10, 2018 - 11:50 am

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Rick and John debate an article on NFL.com that passed out grades for the Atlanta Falcons.

They break down the article and agree/disagree with the rankings and the hot topic, Matt Ryan.

We talk to the Falcons fans who also pass out grades to the team. 

Here's some of what Chris Wesseling wrote over at NFL.com:

Quarterback: B+ | Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Garrett Grayson

For all of the consternation over Steve Sarkisian's play-calling, Ryan's offense finished second in drive success rate and yards per drive last season. With better interception luck and improvement in the red zone, the NFL's highest-paid player could find himself back in the MVP race. Schaub's physical skills began to deteriorate a half-decade ago. It's hard to believe he's still hanging on to the No. 2 job in Atlanta.

Backfield: A | Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Ito Smith

Ryan wasn't the only one missing Kyle Shanahan's mastery last season. Freeman and Coleman were relative afterthoughts in the passing game, as Sarkisian failed to take advantage of mismatches in space. Falcons fans might have just one more year to appreciate this talented tandem, with Coleman poised to reach free agency in 2019.

 

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