Mike Shanahan -- B-
With barely any time management situations in this game, Mike Shanahan stays away from the grill this week.
But not completely.
Late in the first half with about five minutes to go, the Redskins were held on the Falcons' 13-yard line with a fourth-and-two situation. By now we know that Billy Cundiff would come on and do what he does best. But looking back, perhaps going for the two yards to extend the drive (which was going great) would've been the better call.
Kyle Shanahan -- B-
Going with the run was anticipated and Kyle Shanahan did a good job of trying to keep the game balanced. But his second-half adjustments weren't nearly as effective as games past.
That said, losing your starting quarterback that can beat defenses with run or pass isn't exactly an easy feat.
The bigger ordeal, the Redskins were on third-down, yet again. 1-for-9 on the game's most crucial down-and-distance is a recipe for losing.
Jim Haslett -- C+
No one should come out swinging on Jim Haslett after this game.
Was it a frustrating two-deep defense that allowed Matt Ryan to complete 34 passes? Yes. But it limited the big play. Haslett knew all about Roddy White and Julio Jones and he refused to beat by two guys.
The defense was stout against the run today (aside from the late rushing touchdown) and the back-end coverage wasn't bad. It's just that the bend-don't-break philosophy can often times lead to a remote through the television.
In the third quarter, although not bashing him, I screamed for some sort of adjustment by Jim Haslett because you could see the Falcons inching closer and closer to their way around it.
But no dice. Haslett stayed consistent. The Falcons put up 27 first downs, over 420 yards, and controlled the clock with just over 37 minutes of possession.
Danny Smith -- C
Find a new kicker. Bring a guy in. Or five.