Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones are looking like the real deal!
They added new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and instead of going with the usual ground and pound with running-back Michael Turner the play book is now all about airing it out.
Koetter has his imprint on this Falcons team as Matt Ryan drove down field 80 yards and threw a seven yard touchdown pass to receiver Julio Jones. The second touchdown in the game came from running-back Jacquizz Rodgers who ran between the tackles for a goal line carry.
While most including myself thought that Rodgers would be used as strictly a change of pace back I have to believe Koetter is going to have Turner and Rodgers sharing the work load. However I still expect to see the majority of goal line carries go to Turner.
While Julio Jones was used heavily veteran receiver Roddy White still had his fare share of receptions catching three passes for 46 yards.
The only problem with taking Ryan, Jones, and even Rodgers is that the cat is out the bag and I expect to see their value only increase.