The Atlanta Falcons suffered through a poor 2014 season in which they struggled mightily to win games outside of their own division. Atlanta went 6-10 last season, winning five of six NFC South games while going 1-9 against everyone else.
As a result, the winds of change have swept through the Falcons and they enter 2015 with a new head coach Dan Quinn and new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan will install a new offense in Atlanta — something starting quarterback Matt Ryan is excited about.
“ First and foremost, he has a ton of experience,” Ryan told AtlantaFalcons.com. “He’s a young guy, but he has a ton of experience. I’ve enjoyed working with Kyle so far and Matt LaFleur, our quarterbacks coach, as well. I think there’s been really good collaboration on the offensive side. We’ve got a lot of work to do, a lot of time and effort to put in. The first couple of days have been really, really good.”
However, there is still a learning process. What the offense looks like now compared to how will look after the draft will be completely different.
“You’d love to have this idea of what you’re going to do, but personnel dictates kind of how you evolve as an offense,” Ryan said.
“We’ll find out as we move forward what we are after the draft and as we get through training camp. We’ll figure out who we’re going to be. I’m sure some things will look different to everybody, and some things will look similar.”
Atlanta has as good of a chance as any to make the playoffs in the lowly NFC South.