Following their third playoff loss in four years, the F... - [Full Article]

Following their third playoff loss in four years, the Falcons finally appear ready to take the shackles off of Matt Ryan and their passing game. “When we first came in, coach (Mike) Smith said we were going to run the ball,” offensive assistant Andrew Weidinger said. “Now we are going to throw it, too. We’ve got all sorts of weapons. We’ve got running backs. We’ve got tight ends. We’ve got receivers. We are going to be able to do a little bit of everything out there.” There have already been several reports stating that Michael Turner’s touches will decrease and that the offense will now revolve around Ryan under new coordinator Dirk Koetter. But it remains to be seen if Smith can get away from his “ground and pound” philosophy in order for Ryan to excel as one of the game’s top passers.

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