Atlanta Falcons: Koetter not worried about dip in Ryan’s numbers





FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is not putting too much stock in the slide in quarterback Matt Ryan’s passing numbers over the third quarter of the season.

In the third quarter of the season, some of Ryan’s key statistics dipped appreciably. Over the first four games of the season, Ryan tossed 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. In games 5 through 8, he threw six touchdown passes and four interceptions.

In the past four games, he threw five touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

He has two touchdown passes and six interceptions over the past three games. In his previous outing, he completed only 54.5 percent of his passes and threw for 165 yards, both totals were season-lows.

“I don’t over analyze that,” said Koetter on Friday. “Matt is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He’s not going to play perfect all of the time. We are trying to figure out how to get a win. I don’t worry too much about the numbers.”

Falcons coach Mike Smith said that the offense was just out of sync against the Saints.

“We are always working on it,” Koetter said. “It’s something different every week. Last week, we didn’t do a very good job on third downs. We’ve been a good third down team. We had a rough game last week on third downs. Your red-zone needs to be better. There is always something.”

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27 comments Add your comment

lowdownjj

December 7th, 2012
2:46 pm

I am not much worried myself. Season has ebbs and flows. He’ll get it back in gear

lowdownjj

December 7th, 2012
2:46 pm

I am not much worried myself. Season has ebbs and flows. He’ll get it back in gear

Enkinan

December 7th, 2012
3:00 pm

Better to slump now than in January

PlanB

December 7th, 2012
3:14 pm

Not much of a DK fan right now. We knew he was MS’s buddy from MS’s old team. We knew the Jag’s had an awful offense, but we said give DK a chance. It could be that we have all this talent and he had none. The “Screen Pass” promise gave us hope that all would be corrected. I’m not seeing that. I watch all the games and don’t see the potential of the great skill players we have being used. Especially with our OL performing respectable now. MT slow to the line creating 3rd & long. Plays & play calling not that great and not using the no huddle as much which usually works great. I may be wrong about this but it looks like another year of defensive minded MS calling plays. We’ve started using Quizz & Snell more. The rest of the year should tell the story on DK. 11 -1 is great but as close as these scores are, we could easily be 6-6. That’s why no one is jumping on our band wagon until we show that we can win in the playoffs.

3 n out

December 7th, 2012
3:28 pm

The play calling is too predictable when they get a lead. They will always run or throw for less than 10 yards on every play on the next possession after a touchdown lead. They will not take a deep shot and go for the jugular when they get someone on the ropes.

Lars

December 7th, 2012
3:54 pm

Not worried about Ryans numbers???????? Falcons are lucky to be where they are at, beating teams under 500 is okay, a good team is supposed to do that. Look at the really good teams, they crush a average team, not win by 3 points every game. Ryan falling back in back habits, if the play isnt there, he does not know how to extend it, throws it away every time. No interception, but no risk no reward. Wait until they meet a good team, Denver now, not then, Texans, Pats, etc….this team will not win by three, lose by 14. If they keep going this direction, with Turner having 1 quarter of a good run game all season>look for a 1 and DONE in playoffs!

Answer This

December 7th, 2012
4:07 pm

@ Lars….
Get back under your rock!
11-1….pipe down….good teams win regardless of the score…..this the NFL not college, Sisters of Mary dont show up on Sunday….grown men who get paid do…..and our records say we win!
As for Matt, you will be ok, it takes having a few bad games to understand that Defenses take away what you do good and now its your time to make adjustments….I got confidence you will!
The Nation is bubbling….almost Rise Up Time!
Wait not finished….for those who wanted a Defense to stand up….check it! Our D has held its own for the last month when our O was challenged! Look for the O to make some adjustments and roll this weekend! Our D is getting its identity, and at the right time…..keep working out the chinks D cause I like the way you looking going into the last quarter of the season! Go get it Birds!

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

December 7th, 2012
5:46 pm

What happened to the “no huddle” offense????? Ryan’s numbers have dropped because of the shaky offensive line. Hell he is doing the best that he can behind the weak O-Line.

Hopefully TD will be able to address the O-Line situation during the draft or free agency next year. McClure, Clabo, and Baker are simply too small and not strong enough to effectively compete against good defensive players.

Fair catch Franks

December 7th, 2012
5:49 pm

Main man your post is offensive. Let’s stay strong Falcon fans rise up

Great Falconi

December 7th, 2012
5:54 pm

Can’t be too worried about Matt Ryan’s numbers as long as he avoids another INT-filled game. Eight of his 13 INTs came in two games this year (OAK and ARI). His QB rating (94.9) is solid, but it has been cratered by the 59.4 against OAK and 40.5 against ARI. Outside of those two games, he has 21 TDs and 5 INTs and a QB rating well over 100. His overall completion percentage is 67.5%, which is the best of his career by far.

Somehow, someway, the Falcons won the two horrific games Ryan has played this year. That’s a testament to how poor the Raiders and Cards are, but it’s also a testament to the Falcons’ ability to find a way to win games. What Koetter should be worried about is being smarter on third and short (play-action would be nice) and in goal-to-go situations (play-action here, too).

okeetee

December 7th, 2012
7:25 pm

“Falcons are lucky to be where they are at, beating teams under 500″

……you can only beat teams on your schedule, and that we’ve done! Have you forgotten that our secondary is vastly improved over previous years……we picked off Manning 3 or 4 times and picked off Brees 5 times! Hard to do that with a bad defense and bad secondary! By the end of the regular season the Falcons will have beaten a number of teams with winning records……and then play all our playoff games at home as a reward! Unless Ryan goes down with an injury, this Falcon team will advance past the 1st round, that’s for sure!

JSS

December 7th, 2012
8:38 pm

Check your filter!

zbulldawg

December 8th, 2012
7:50 am

People this is why you practice & have coaches & watch film. There is way MORE to this team than just Mat Ryan.Quit watching or believing all this so called Experts (something left in a condom) Because most of them are basis. Bradshaw for one !!!!! And the rest are hoping to say Itold you so. They gave up t much for Jones & can’t win without Turner runnng for 100yds. There again there is more to this team than just Turner !! They love to pick the Falcons apart. This is a good solid football team !! RISE UP it fits these dirty birds to the TEE

Larry

December 8th, 2012
8:16 am

Filters filter undesirable contaminants.

My Baby Does The Hanky Panky

December 8th, 2012
8:28 am

Matt’s alright, just keep him off of his backside.

Esquire

December 8th, 2012
8:29 am

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Esquire

December 8th, 2012
8:29 am

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

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