Atlanta Falcons radio analyst Dave Archer joined Dukes & Bell, and with the lack of explosive plays in the first two games for the Falcons Arch talked about some ways they could create more big plays on offense.
Archer talked about ways the team can create more explosive plays.
“The best way to do it is off play action, that’s what Tampa did last week, Tampa when they went four wide or five wide wasn’t overly affective shoving the ball down the field. It was off of play action where they have five, six, maybe seven man protections so they could hold the football,” Archer said. “To shove the ball down the field you’ve got to have time to hold the ball and right now frankly Ryan just can’t hold onto the ball, we saw it, even in plays that he completed it he’s getting hit as he’s letting it go. So that’s the only way you’re gonna create protection where you can actually throw it down the field.”
“The other way you get explosive is you try to get guys the ball that have the ability to make something small into something large. That’s Cordarrelle Patterson, that’s potentially Calvin Ridley, maybe Olamide Zaccheaus some of these guys that catch the ball short and then explode up the field. I think Kyle Pitts even has some of those capabilities when you get him the football short, maybe some screens, some of that type of stuff getting the ball out of the quarterback’s hands but getting some blockers out in front of him so you can create some creases where these guys can take off.”