Entering Year 2, OC Steve Sarkisian Ready To Unleash Atlanta’s Offense

Entering Year 2, OC Steve Sarkisian Ready To Unleash Atlanta’s Offense
Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. —
A play still eats at Steve Sarkisian. It’s not the one most people would think.

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian on entering his second season in Atlanta: “In Year 2, I have a year into the system. Now [I] can make some of the tweaks that I feel like are needed for this offense to continue to grow.” AP Photo/John Bazemore
The Atlanta Falcons‘ offensive coordinator pointed to last October’s 23-17 home defeat to the Buffalo Bills, when the Falcons lost receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu midway through the game. The final play featured a fourth-and-1 play-fake to Tevin Coleman from the Bills’ 10-yard line. Matt Ryan looked Justin Hardy‘s way first, then went across the field to Taylor Gabriel. Ryan’s pass sailed incomplete with 44 seconds left despite the Bills having 10 defenders. READ MORE>