Koetter, Ryan Schraeder & The Stat Geeks

September 10th, 2016

Dirk Koetter shares love for a former student who should have a huge impact Sunday.

Quite a showdown is gearing up tomorrow at the Georgia Dome.

Those who plan to sleep well thinking the Falcons have a crap offensive line might want to stop reading here.

Manning right tackle for Atlanta is Ryan Schraeder, a tackle who possesses an honor that some consider the greatest in all of football.

According to Pro Football Focus, aka the PFF Tribe, Schraeder was the best right tackle in the NFL last year.

The Falcons inked Schraeder to a restricted free agent tender this spring, granting him a one-year deal and setting him up for a contract year windfall. An undrafted free agent in 2013, Schraeder, 28, has made 30 NFL starts, 14 of them when Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter was calling plays for the Falcons.

“Big No. 73,” Koetter referred to him lovingly last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“Schraeder was one of my favorites. A guy that came out of nowhere.”

Koetter also talked about how newcomer free agent Pro Bowl center Alex Mack solidifies the middle of the Falcons’ line, with former first-round pick Jake Matthews at left tackle. Koetter also added that America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is in his ear daily regarding the greatness of Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, his old teammate at Florida State.

So left defensive ends Will Gholston and Jacquies Smith should be the guys tangling with Schraeder most of the afternoon. It’s definitely a matchup to watch.

If Schraeder holds down the edge, then the Falcons odds of winning will improve exponentially.

5 Responses to “Koetter, Ryan Schraeder & The Stat Geeks”

  1. brian Says:

    Gotta stop the run

  2. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    It’s the NFL. I never take any OL or part of an opponent for granted.

    As long as our guys play with their hair on fire I like our chances.

    A couple of wishes…no injuries and no stupid penalties.

  3. tdtb2015 Says:

    After Carolina loosing come Monday we might be leading our division.

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  4. McClorasMaddenDaddy210 Says:

    Even, if only for a sec/week., we’ll have a winning record lol. Last time that happened?
    Seriously though…clip those wings BUCS!
    12-4 PLAYOFFS!
    YO JOE!
    GO BUCS!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need to send our LBs in on blitzes…..we have much better coverage this year and can likely blitz more.