Not for the first time this season, Atlanta Falcons fans are less than pleased with the playcalling of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who replaced Kyle Shanahan this past offseason.
Sarkisian had previously been subject to the Wikipedia treatment earlier in the season for his dismal performance against the New England Patriots.
During the Divisional Playoff Game against Philly, the Falcons managed just 281 total yards and, of course, just 10 points, losing 15-10. Even worse, they struggled mightily while trying to score a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, down by five points, after a very strong drive to that point.
Not surprisingly, fans once again lashed out.
WHAT IS STEVE SARKISIAN CALLING???
— Matias Wodner (@matiwod) January 14, 2018
— Jeff ManDLowerian (@JeffDLowe) January 14, 2018
WHY do the Falcons always go for such cutesy plays that are so difficult to complete ??
— Courtney Capps (@courtgolf) January 14, 2018
LOL this is HORRIFIC play calling from Sarkisian in the final 4 plays
— Six Rings NE (@SixRingsNE) January 14, 2018
Steve Sarkisian has to be gone after this game after that dumb ass shovel pass call…
— Marcus (@ReturnOfTheMarc) January 14, 2018
Steve Sarkisian belongs in the NCAA, that Atlanta offense is putrid.
— Jay Bert (@bert695) January 14, 2018
Noooo idea what Sarkisian's doing with this defense.
— Michael A. Lough (@MLoughMacon) January 14, 2018
If Atlanta loose this game they should fire sarkisian at the airport
— nate nate (@natenails323) January 14, 2018
If Steve Sarkisian still has a job after this season, there’s something very wrong
— Luke Goddard (@rlukegoddard) January 14, 2018
I think its safe to say that Steve Sarkisian needs to be fired after the game
— Lee Hill (@Create_5) January 14, 2018
Ok I don't give a damn about what the falcons think they need fire Steve Sarkisian, literally punt after punt after punt, this is terrible
— Jill Wiley. MLS Champs 2018. (@skwjeb2016) January 14, 2018
I don’t care what happens with this game…but Steve Sarkisian has no business being a football coach. He has no creativity and has completely depleted the explosiveness of this offense. #RiseUp #InBrotherhood
— Nathan Cook (@TheNathanCook) January 13, 2018
Sarkisian is a nightmare. Turned the best offense in the NFL into this. So thankful he left Bama
— Austin Randolph (@austinsrandolph) January 14, 2018
Believe me, these were the tame tweets. We abstained from sharing some of the spicier, angrier tweets with you all.
Sarkisian really does have some questions to answer. After all, Atlanta’s offense led the NFL last season under Shanahan, averaging 33.8 points per game. Atlanta had most of the exact same players on the offensive side of the ball in 2017 but were only able to score 22.1 points per game this past season.
Clearly, there was a drop-off. A lot of that lies on the shoulders of Sarkisian, who might want to avoid Falcons fans for a while.