Sean Salisbury: Sarkisian is less important to Falcons than you think

Jeff Benedict
August 28, 2018 - 11:50 pm

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Former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury joined Jeff Benedict and talked about where he would rank Matt Ryan among quarterbacks in the NFL.

"Matt Ryan is a second tier QB," said Salisbury. "Brady, Rodgers, Brees, and Roethlisberger are the first four, the next level is Ryan, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck."

He also spoke about the depth at the quarterback position in the league and the how many young guys are up-and-comers. Salisbury feels this year the window is open for the Falcons.

"Hell yes, it's Super Bowl or bust," said Salisbury. "Two years ago they were in it. They gotta get Julio Jones going. Get him the ball early."

Salisbury looks at how things should work in the second season with Steve Sarkisian and why he's less important than most might think. 

"Great players can overcome bad play-calling, but great play-calling can't overcome bad players," said Salisbury. He also mentioned the role a quarterback coach can play. 

Salisbury closed by discussing what the Carolina Panthers will look like this season and which NFC West team he thinks can make a statement.

"The Carolina Panthers are a team that could go 6-10 or 11-5," said Salisbury. "I do believe the hype surrounding the Rams."

Salisbury is also interested in watching Jimmy Garoppolo this season and if the Giants can rebound with a better offensive line and Eli Manning returning. ​