Atlanta Offense Improving?

November 26th, 2017

Can’t give Matty Ice time.

If one was to just look at the scoreboard, a conclusion could be made that the Dixie Chicks’ offense is improving.

Alas, offensive yards have slipped each week for Matty Ice and company, from 355 yards against the Stinking Panthers to 336 yards against the Cowboys to 279 yards facing the Seahawks.

But per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Matty Ice believes the Dixie Chicks are improving with their first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian.

“We are trending in that direction, and hopefully out best football is still in front of us,” Ryan said. “It certainly important this time of the year to play better.”

We shall see in a few hours if Ryan is correct. The Bucs are just horrid defensively on the road, which just blows Joe’s mind. How can a team be so wretched on the road but so good at home?

The Bucs are the absolute worst road defense in the NFL, giving up an average of 443 yards a game away from the Den of Depression, which is just obscene.

10 Responses to “Atlanta Offense Improving?”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Remember when Koetter was popular for his no-huddle offense? When he got away from that, their record declined.

    Winston is great in no-huddle. Wish I knew why Koetter does not use it more.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Playing Matt Ryan
    Not one single DE capable of rushing the passer.
    Its gonna be a loooong afternoon.

    We better hope that Will Clark has a breakout game
    Not counting on it

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Fickle league. The dirty birds lost to the Dolphins at home, beat the Jets in NY by 5 points (same margin as Bucs beat the Jets), lost to the Bills at home, and although it was big win Monday night in SEA, the hawks were decimated with injuries and didn’t lose by much. I think this matchup is going to be a closer game than we’d expect. My biggest worry is the law of averages…Fitz didn’t have any picks last week but he’s usually good for 2 per game. Definitely going to have to take care of the football today and force ATL to put it on the ground a few times. I do like our LBs and glad Grimes is in there. I think they should put McClain in over R. Smith though.

  4. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Bonzai…I wondered the same thing. And I know Joe wrote about it but I still can’t see rationale for an empty backfield on short yardage situations, can’t see Sims is in on about every third down and why they go to guys like Martino instead of their top 3.

  5. Guzzie Says:

    Koetter and Licht stubbornly try to be the smartest guy in the room, both come off looking like idiots

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Well if it is a close game at long last we finally have confidence in our kicker.

    Murray gives us far more hope than his predecessors.

  7. Broy34 Says:

    Roy – because Koetter is an incompetent moron

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    Bucs will get hammered in Atlanta. They struggled against bad teams.

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    ATL does not need to improve to beat the Bucs. All they gotta do is score against our Defense..And they will!

  10. godzilla13 Says:

    Falcons turn the ball over and Bucs do not. Tampa wins in a close game.