The Falcons dropped off significantly in red zone touchdown percentage, going from ninth in 2016 to 23rd in 2017.

After scoring a league-high 540 points in 2016, the Falcons scored 353 points in 2017. Atlanta converted 50 percent of its red-zone chances in 2017 after converting 61.9 the year before.
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At the end of the day in this league – and in any league – it’s about scoring points, Sarkisian said. And we were really dynamic offensively (in 2017). We were third in the league in explosive plays a year ago, we were No. 1 in the NFL in third down conversions, but at the end of the day we didn’t Womens Rashard Robinson Jersey score enough points.

In turnover margin, the Falcons were plus-11 in 2016 and just minus-2 in 2017. That’s seven more turnovers offensively and about six fewer takeaways defensively, Quinn said back in January.

But 2017 is officially in the books and listening to the Falcons’ second-year offensive coordinator talk about the coming season, that’s a good thing – especially for the offense. Why? Because Sarkisian is much more comfortable with the offense and the Falcons personnel.

I told them this is the finest offseason I’ve been a part of from a player and coaching side, in terms of how hard guys went for it, Quinn said. We tried to push and challenge in every way, all the way back from the beginning to the coaches assessing every part, offensively, defensively, how we do things, through the combine, through the draft process, the way we teach, just to find some edge here and there.

Matt: Oh, I’m always up for a good debate, Frederich, especially if that entails the Falcons. Do you want my list of the five most important Falcons on this team? You got it. Here they are 1) Matt Ryan, 2) Alex Mack, 3) Deion Jones, 4) Grady Teemu Selanne Jersey Jarrett and 5) Julio Jones. Two other players who I think are critical are Jake Matthews and Matt Bryant.