CAN FALCONS RETURN TO THE SUPER BOWL QUICKLY?

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, right, will be tasked with addressing the offensive and defensive line shortcomings. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Our Atlanta Falcons have the look of a team that can get us back to the Super Bowl in the next 3 years! That’s the window of opportunity (Matt & Julio aren’t getting any younger).

Right now, the focus should be on the INTERIOR OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINE! That’s the weakness of this team and both the Eagles and Vikings took advantage of it against the Falcons this season. That’s got to change, if we really want to win some of these big battles.

The O-Guard spot got us beat this season. I know it’s not a sexy topic, but we’ve got to upgrade at the offensive guard spot. Also, it didn’t look to me like Big Poe was the answer at D-Tackle, so it’s time to search for a better answer to pair with Grady Jarrett.

Another weakness that’s holding the team back is at TIGHT-END. Is there any chance Alge Crumpler can make a comeback? Hooper is a finesse, pass-receiving option. Toilolo is a blocker. The Falcons need a dual-threat option. Otherwise, the defense gets tipped off to the play call. It seems every team has a difference-maker at tight-end but the Falcons.

As far as the coaching staff goes, Sarkisian & Q need to improve on game day. The offense was dysfunctional most of the season. Big play scores disappeared. Red Zone effectiveness went away. They even had issues deciding on where to put Sark; on the sidelines or up in the press box. Hopefully, new hire Greg Knapp can be helpful to Sarkisian.

There is no doubt that Q is in power, up at base camp. So, Q needs to get this right, if we are going back to the summit. It would also help if he could improve his in-game coaching too. More on The Buck & Kincade Show, weekdays from 12-3 on The Fan.

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