The Atlanta Falcons have issues along the offensive line, and it's not just NFL analysts who have taken notice.
Atlanta's linemen offered no such call to arms, leaving Smith to ask where the Staley moment was from his cast of blockers.
"Our linemen are punks," one frustrated Falcons player told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver this week.
Words uttered in frustration, but what's crystal clear is how much of a liability this Falcons line has been during August and September. The run blocking was adequate in Week 1, but the pass protection was a mess. So was the choice to go mute when their $100 million passer could have used a helping hand.