Dirk Koetter: Falcons frustrated, know they can move the ball 

Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter used the word "frustrated" to describe Atlanta's offense after four games.

The Falcons rank No. 26 in the league in points per game, averaging 17.5 per game.


"We have a frustrated offense because we know we can move the ball," Koetter said on Monday. "We know we can be explosive but we're not scoring enough points and that's the main thing we have to get answered."

Atlanta's passing game has been stellar once again with Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Austin Hooper and Mohamed Sanu in the lineup. The Falcons rank No. 2 in the league in passing averaging 312.5 yards per game.

Where the Falcons have struggled is in the run game as the Falcons rank No. 27 in the league in rushing yards per game. Dan Quinn said this was an area he wanted improve after the 2018 season and it hasn't quite taken off yet. The Falcons average 70.3 yards on the ground a game.

Koetter and Quinn both point to the lack of attempts as the main reason for the run game woes so far. The Falcons have trailed significantly in all but one game changing the way Koetter would want to call the game.

The Falcons want to have a balanced attack on offense with their run and pass game both operating at a high level.

This hasn't been the case thus far and in order for the Falcons to get back on track as they now sit at 1-3 on the year, it will start with the offense scoring more points.

And that's exactly what the focus will be moving forward.

"Whether we're running it more, throwing it more, at the end, you have to score more points," Koetter said.

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