“It feels ugly right now”
The Atlanta Falcons haven’t scored a goal in 2 video games. They were nothing by the New England Patriots 25-0 on Thursday night for their very first house nothing given that 1988.
A Falcons season that was beginning to look a bit fascinating after a roadway win over the New Orleans Saints got them back to .500 after 8 video games, has actually rapidly spiraled away with the offending space over the last 2 weeks.
“It feels ugly right now and in this moment,” Smith informed press reporters after the video game. “You feel, obviously, pretty poor. When you go and get to 4-4, get a big win and then, obviously you guys have all watched the last two games. We’ve done it before. It’s continual improvement. You hope not to ride the roller coaster. We’ve got to fix things and we’re going to get them fixed and we’ll get them fixed in a hurry.”
The Falcons truly just had 2 substantial opportunities to score offensively on Thursday night. A drive inside the Patriots red zone was tossed into reverse on a 13-yard sack of Matt Ryan on 3rd down required a basket attempt. An effective kick from Younghoe Koo was negated due to unlawful development and the occurring 50-yard effort missed out on large left.
The only other time Atlanta made it inside the red zone, they had successive runs stopped dead on 3rd- and fourth-and-1 for a turnover on downs.
“There wasn’t a lot of things that we did well tonight offensively,” Smith stated. “You don’t score points and you don’t take advantage when you do have the opportunity. … We didn’t do enough to put us in a chance to win at the end.”
The Falcons were held to simply a basket recently in a 43-3 romp from the Dallas Cowboys. Atlanta hasn’t scored a goal given that a 6-yard goal from Olamide Zaccheaus on a pass from Ryan in the 4th quarter of their Week 9 win over the New Orleans Saints.
“We’ll take this weekend and do a lot of self reflection. We’re gonna get out of this hole. Because we have to and we will. And we’ve got the right guys to do it,” Smith stated.
Arthur Smith on offending battles for Falcons: “It feels ugly right now” initially appeared on Pro Football Talk
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.