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Atlanta Falcons Should Use Shotgun More Often (If They Hate Matt Ryan)

Like you, I've seen the Atlanta Falcons look better while working from a no-huddle, shotgun operation and have hollered long and loud for them to use it more often ("SHOTGUUUUUUUUUUUUN" is what that sounds like, and one must be careful around these parts when making such a request.)

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But let's hold our horses, friends:

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When lining up in the shotgun formation, quarterback Matt Ryan has been sacked a league-high 10 times for a league-worst 77 yards, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Ryan's been sacked 13 times overall as the Falcons have been having all sorts of problems with their offensive line.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.