Will the Falcons offense miss its former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan?
The Atlanta Falcons boasted the most prolific offense in the NFL last season, and former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was a prime reason behind it.
Shanahan is now the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, meaning quarterback Matt Ryan and Co. will be deprived of a major factor that helped the QB attain MVP status in 2016.
Ryan is certainly good enough to replicate his efforts from a year ago, but it’s hard to envision new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian calling the same sort of game plan Atlanta enjoyed throughout the entirety of last year.
Sure, the Falcons are at risk of going through the proverbial “Super Bowl hangover” so many teams endure after falling short in the big game.
If there is a drop off, one might expect it to be on the offensive side of the ball.