Do Da Dirty Bird: Cred to a Mean, Not-So-Lean O-Line

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Do Da Dirty Bird: Cred to a Mean, Not-So-Lean O-Line

Off the bat, lemme throw a number at ya: two.

That'd be the number of sacks the Falcons' offensive line has allowed through four games.

They've been pitted against the likes of Jason Taylor, Joey Porter, Julius Peppers, Adalius Thomas, and Parys Haralson, and yet they've stood stout.

We're tied with the Colts (yep, those Colts) for fewest sacks allowed in the league.

Such a ranking stands out when you consider who we have under center: A quarterback with outstanding pure passing skills, but only modest mobility and not a whole lot of experience.

The security that Matt Ryan is afforded by the trenchmen augments his already savvy-beyond-his-years mentality, and it's adding up to a darn productive air game.

But see what I did there? I dropped Ice's name, and collectively referred to those protecting him with just one word.

To reverse the trend of lumping a team's linemen into one nondescript noun is the aim of this edition of DDDB.

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