KFFL wrote:Michael Oldham, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons offense is primed for a big year in 2006. "A main goal I have for us this season is to get in the top 10 in total offense," offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said. Atlanta went from 20th in the league in 2004 in total offense to 12th last season.
I did the math, and having a Top 10 offense last year could have been achieved based on Vick completing 2 more passes per game.
We basically missed having the 10th ranked offense in the league last year because we fell short of that mark by 343 passing yards. That averages to 21.4 yards per game, and considering Vick averaged 11.3 yards per completion, that basically is 2 more completions.
Where would those added numbers leave the passing offense ranked? 23rd. Interestingly enough, based on last year's rankins, having the 12th best passing game in the league would have netted us the #1 overall offense.
One imagines that if we once again field the top running attack, which should be easier since the other Top 5 teams except perhaps KC are expecting a dropoff in their running games this year (Denver, Seattle, Pittsburgh), and can get a decent passing attack (around #20), we should be looking at least a good ranking.
All the same it'll give the Knapp apologists more fuel, and continue to infuriate the Knapp haters.