When asked what he wants the identity of the Falcons' offense to be, it didn't take Matt Ryan long to answer the question:
"I want to score points," Ryan said. "Whatever we have to do to score points, run the football, throw the football, find ways to get it done. It's about being a point scoring machine. We have not been that, we haven't done a good enough job of that up until this point."
The Falcons (1-3) have the 26th-ranked scoring offense in the league and are averaging 17.5 points per game.
Despite having a top-five passing attack, the Falcons haven't been able to cash in like they set out to do. Whether it's penalties or turnovers, Atlanta's offense has made a number of self-inflicted mistakes that has hindered their ability to perform at the level they expect.
"We're leaving points out there, we're leaving drives out there," Ryan said. "We've got to get back to play consistent football. When we do that, we've certainly got the talent to put up points the way we're cable of doing."
Ryan's offensive coordinator, Dirk Kotter, expressed the same desire to score more points. Koetter used the word "frustrated" to describe Atlanta's offense at the moment because of their inability to score.
The Falcons have struggled to run the ball again this season, an area they hoped would be better in 2019. Atlanta ranks No. 27 in the league in rushing offense, averaging 70.3 yards on the ground.
Whether it's through the air or on the ground, Ryan and Co. are focused on getting this offense on track and performing at a high level for the remainder of the season. They'll try and do so against the Houston Texans (2-2) on Sunday when they begin a two-game road stretch.