Falcons QB Matt Ryan opens up about Atlanta’s offensive line issues
The Atlanta Falcons have now dropped three preseason season games, the last following a 22-20 loss to the New York Jets. Matt Ryan made his preseason debut at the time and the 34-year-old got sacked three times for his efforts.
But despite the scheme drawn up by Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, it appears Ryan was not frustrated with the flaws of the Atlanta offensive line. The Falcons gave plenty of attention to the offensive line in the offseason, especially since Ryan was sacked 42 times in 2018. The four-time Pro Bowler explained this to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“This time of the year is about working on your process and making sure you’re getting some of those misses out of the way, whether it’s me, whether it’s our O-line, whether it’s our defense. Whoever it is. It’s about improving. I think we all will…. I anticipate us to have better execution next week,” said Ryan.
Ryan finished the game completing 10 out of 14 passes for 118 yards before he was spelled by Matt Schaub in the second half. Other than their offensive line flaws, the Falcons may have other things to worry about. Three players were injured during the first of that game and these were Kendall Sheffield, Damontae Kazee, and wideout Russell Gage Jr.
Among the highlights for the Falcons during that game included the noteworthy performance of Desmond Trufant and Tyeler Davison starring on defense and great offensive performances from Ito Smith, Devin Gray, and tight end Jaeden Graham.
The Falcons face the Washington Redskins next at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium starting at 4:30 p.m. PST.