The Falcons looked downright awful last night against the Titians, who will not be doing much of anything this year in the AFC South. On the flip side, there have been a handful of pendants that are picking the Falcons to win the NFC South; Super Bowl or bust!
The Falcons Super Bowl aspirations will come to a screeching halt if the Falcons makeshift o-line doesn’t marginally improve. Giving up 5+ sacks a game is a good way to send Matt Ryan to the sidelines.
The concerns about the starting offensive line aren’t going to go away. Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked five times.
My predictions for the 2013 season: Before it is all said and done, Matt Ryan will end up missing some time if the o-line is not sorted out in a hurry.
The reason question is does the preseason matter? If I’m not mistaken, last year the Falcons went 1-3 in the preseason, had a 13-3 regular season, and came within 10 yards (and a defensive collapse) of making the Super Bowl.
The general thinking going into the regular season is that the Falcons offense will be unstoppable, which will compensate for an underwhelming defense. Great theory if the o-line can keep Ryan injury free.