g the axe this offseason has been ongoing for many weeks now Youth Wes Schweitzer Jersey , and that’s if you don’t count all the talk of him getting fired in like the third week of the 2017 season. Marquand Manuel’s impending doom has been a more recent subject, but all the indications we’re receiving here before the final game of the season is that both men are going to be looking for other opportunities soon.The latest report came from Ian Rapoport at NFL.com, who essentially confirms what we’ve all been thinking about and hearing over the last month. To wit:Sark had a shaky start in 2017 but presided over a pretty efbefective offense in 2018, all things considered. If the Falcons can him, he was doomed by his worst efforts—and we all remember too many jet sweeps and 2nd and 10 runs up the middle, to be sure—and Atlanta going slack on offense for five consecutive games to essentially ruin their season. Given that he was a controversial hire when he was added and both Falcons offenses he has run have been disappointing, it’s little surprise he’s likely on the outs and headed back to the college ranks in 2019. The names we’ve seen connected to the Falcons’ vacancy Stitched Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey , including Bevell, are not exactly thrilling ones.On defense, Manuel is on the hot seat because of a lack of progress. The 2017 Falcons defense was much better than the 2015 and 2016 versions, certainly, but it still fell short of one of the league’s best units. The fact that the pass rush was non-existent for weeks and key players failed to take a step forward in 2018 will hurt a once-hot head coach prospect a lot, and he’s very likely to be heading out the door as well. There’s been zero talk of who might take over for him, though you could certainly comb through Quinn’s coaching history to find some candidates Youth Blidi Wreh-Wilson Jersey , especially if Kris Richard might be willing to hop over from Dallas.It’s worth noting, as some of you have, that it’s not a great look for Dan Quinn that he’s had one coordinator hired away (Kyle Shanahan) and has fired three others (Richard Smith, Sark and Manuel) if it comes to this. That’s why I’d expect Quinn to have a relatively short leash going forward, and he and the reportedly safe Thomas Dimitroff front office will have a lot of work to do in a short time to get this football team back on track. The 2018 season is now in the rearview mirror, so we can look back on it and reminisce. There is plenty of bad to look back on, but this series of articles will focus on some of the good.The Atlanta Falcons finished the season ranked sixth in the NFL in total offense (6 Stitched Ty Sambrailo Jersey ,226 yards) and 10th in scoring offense (25.9 points per game). This grouping of articles will highlight the five players who had the greatest impact and contribution to those very good rankings, counting them down from five to one.Here is the third-best offensive player for the Atlanta Falcons from this past season.3) Jake MatthewsFollowing Matt Ryan’s contract extension early this past offseason, extending the contract of Ryan’s blindside protector, Jake Matthews, became the team’s main priority.Matthews got that extension — a five-year deal worth $75 million — in late July, after the start of training camp. One year into that new deal, and Bruce Matthews’ middle child has completely justified the show of faith which Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn displayed in him by offering all that money.Despite how poorly Atlanta’s offensive line performed as a collective unit in 2018 Youth Ty Sambrailo Jersey , Matthews was a wall at the left tackle position, especially when it came to his pass blocking. His 79.1 overall Pro Football Focus grade was the highest among all of Atlanta’s offensive lineman, and one of the 10 highest grades among all tackles in the NFL. It was aided by the sublime 85.8 pass blocking grade he earned, which is a borderline-elite mark on PFF’s scale.Matthews’ run blocking grade of 61.0 wasn’t the best, but the Falcons passed the ball 65.25% of the time in 2018 — the third-highest mark in the NFL — meaning that his wonderful pass blocking carried more weight than his subpar run blocking.Matthews allowed just two sacks and committed only three penalties in 1057 snaps played at the left tackle position in 2018. Gone are the days of 2013 and 2014, when Matt Ryan was facing constant pressure from his blindside every game. Matthews has started 79 out of a possible 80 games in his career (all at LT), since being drafted with the sixth overall pick in 2014.Jake Matthews Stitched Justin Bethel Jersey , who plays arguably the second-most important position in all of football (left tackle), has turned into a stabilizing force on Atlanta’s offensive line. His very first Pro Bowl selection is well earned.