The Atlanta Falcons are STILL recovering from their disastrous Super Bowl appearance in which they watched helplessly as a 28-3 halftime lead evaporated into a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.
Last night, on Sunday Night Football, the Falcons were given yet another prime time opportunity to get some level of redemption. But the team didn’t show up.
The Falcons bumbled haplessly through 4 quarters–getting shut out in 3–and only scoring during the last 4 minutes of the game, which many viewers had already turned away from by then.
This isn’t the team that rolled all over their heavy duty NFC competitors last season, armed with a top scoring offense and a get-it-done defense. This team is a mess.
And fans blame one man: first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Last night, at one point, the hashtag #FireSarkisian was trending higher than that other Atlanta-based horror show, The Walking Dead.
Start this trend #firesarkisian
— Brent Garrard (@bgarrard) October 23, 2017
— Flex Weight (@Flex_Weight) October 23, 2017
— Sara Maloney (@ZanarkandsHope) October 23, 2017
— Ari (@ari5610) October 23, 2017
— Samir Gala (@Galactosidase) October 23, 2017
Now perilously wobbling to the midway point of the season, and sitting at an unimpressive 3-3, its unclear right now if the Falcons plan to make any immediate changes to their Offensive Coordinator position.