Atlanta Falcons Must Fire Steve Sarkisian to Get Offense Back on Track

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcon’s season is over in what was a maddening season of under performance and disappointment. Losing to the Eagles who were led by Nick Foles only scoring ten points in a playoff game should be the final straw for Steve Sarkisian.

Hiring Steve Sarkisian as the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator was a questionable move from the start. A move that now looks even worse after the offense slowly became more and more stagnant throughout the season.

That frustration boiled over on a 4th and goal play that the Falcon’s coordinator called with the season on the line. A predictable rollout that the Eagles later said they knew what was coming from the start. A great example of a top offense that has been run into the ground by malaise play calling and predictable Madden fashion.

Calling for someone to be fired may be easy when fans are frustrated. Calling for coaches or players in favor of new ones is always is the easy route. That isn’t the case here, the problem is very clear.

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian took over the top offense in the League. The same offense that was carried by their defense into the playoffs and only managed to score ten points losing 15-10 in the second round. Seven of those points were off of a turnover that the defense created.

Firing Sarkisian is not only something that the Falcons should consider it is their only choice if they hope to improve next season. While the Super Bowl hangover will be further put in the past that alone will not make the Falcons Super Bowl contenders again. Only fixing a broken offense will.

They need to change their offensive play style and utilize pre-snap movements that helped their offense succeed on route to their Super Bowl run.

Despite the horrible play calling all season long that eventually ended the Falcon’s season they have continued to stand by their offensive coordinator. While loyalty is admirable at the end of the day the NFL is a business one that focuses on doing your job and always having a plan in place incase you don’t.

Steve Sarkisian not only has failed his job but has struggled to master even the most basic play calling running predictable plays and refusing to adjust his style when the defense makes changes after the first few drives of the game.

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It is time for the Falcons to make the right move, one all Falcon’s fans know they need to make and fire Steve Sarkisian.