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Will Ryan excel in new Falcons' passing scheme?

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09:19 AM ET 06.24 | For the first time in Matt Ryan's NFL career he faces a major fundamental change in how the Falcons will operate on offense. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and Ryan have spent a lot of time together in order to make sure that they get on the same page with the new offensive attack. Some of the major differences in the passing attack will be more vertical routes with an emphasis on getting the ball to receivers on the move. Also, the team will implement a package heavy in screen passes. Koetter and Ryan's meetings have been fruitful.

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June 24, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Some of the major differences in the passing attack will be more vertical routes with an emphasis on getting the ball to receivers on the move.

What an idea, Shhhhhh....don't let the rest of the league know about this concept, they will try to copy it....

June 24, 2012  09:49 AM ET

I think this T & R ranks with the one on Trashdashian in intellegence

June 24, 2012  10:20 AM ET

So, they didn't try any vertical routes last year, nor did they try to hit receivers in stride?

June 24, 2012  10:25 AM ET

Likely not. He's efficient but he's not a flashy numbers kind of QB.

The Atlanta Falcons organization claimed the exact same thing last year after trading half their 2011 Draft to select the speedy Julio Jones.

June 24, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Before I try something New, I'd try to get down what I missed, I might miss it again!!!!

June 24, 2012  10:45 AM ET

I like this: "Koetter and Ryan's meetings have been fruitful." Yeah, and in the normal world people claim all their meetings are 'fruitful', too. Meetings be damned, it's execution that counts and we're months away from being able to evaluate the execution.

June 24, 2012  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Likely not. He's efficient but he's not a flashy numbers kind of QB.The Atlanta Falcons organization claimed the exact same thing last year after trading half their 2011 Draft to select the speedy Julio Jones.

And with A.J. Green they should not have any passing problems, unless they can't get open. You're right, he's not 'flashy' but I'd rather have his type than a Manning type that drives me nuts with his act.

June 24, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

And with A.J. Green they should not have any passing problems, unless they can't get open. You're right, he's not 'flashy' but I'd rather have his type than a Manning type that drives me nuts with his act.

Not Eli, I like his style.

June 24, 2012  11:34 AM ET

They may have a nice season, but the Dirty Birds can't get over the hump, yo.

June 24, 2012  11:46 AM ET

I'd like em to stick with the horizontal routes, that worked well last year

June 24, 2012  11:50 AM ET

They have to be looking at their failures in play off games under Smith and realizing come January they need to drastically change.

June 24, 2012  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They have to be looking at their failures in play off games under Smith and realizing come January they need to drastically change.

They did have the unfortunate luck of being matched up against the eventual Super Bowl champs in their opening game of both those playoffs...

But those games were just plain ugly from Atlanta's perspective. And you gotta beat the team to be the team.

June 24, 2012  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

And with A.J. Green they should not have any passing problems, unless they can't get open. You're right, he's not 'flashy' but I'd rather have his type than a Manning type that drives me nuts with his act.

I'm not sure what Peyton Manning's act is...

But after Matt Ryan's offense got shutout in last year's playoffs, I'm not sure why anyone would want him over Peyton Manning's type.

June 24, 2012  01:02 PM ET
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I'm not sure what Peyton Manning's act is...But after Matt Ryan's offense got shutout in last year's playoffs, I'm not sure why anyone would want him over Peyton Manning's type.

Peyton Manning's act is going under center, then stepping out, walking all over with his gesturing, is what I meant. Matt Ryan's playoff stats aren't much accepted, but many QBs don't have it all together the first 3-4 years, Peyton Manning's first four years were a little up and down too, in fact the Falcons had a better record the first four years under Ryan than the Colts did under Manning.

June 24, 2012  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Peyton Manning's act is going under center, then stepping out, walking all over with his gesturing, is what I meant. Matt Ryan's playoff stats aren't much accepted, but many QBs don't have it all together the first 3-4 years, Peyton Manning's first four years were a little up and down too, in fact the Falcons had a better record the first four years under Ryan than the Colts did under Manning.

And Mark Sanchez did better than both of them, and everybody things he Stinks! Go Figure!

June 24, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Koetter and Ryan's meetings have been fruitful.

This statement alone reaks of journalistic ambiguity.

June 24, 2012  05:43 PM ET
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And Mark Sanchez did better than both of them, and everybody things he Stinks! Go Figure!

I'm thinking that it will be Sanchez that will be the QB this year. I said it before, where I moved to now, AZ, and as a native NYer, Sanchez would be considered a football god if he played for the Cards :)

June 24, 2012  06:31 PM ET

Is it really butter or Creepys jelly?

June 24, 2012  07:04 PM ET

Dirk the D*** Koetter has a bad reputation, known as backstabbing his own players and only looking out for #1. At least that's what my A.S.U. sources tell me.

 
June 24, 2012  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Is it really butter or Creepys jelly?

Parkay.

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