The Atlanta Falcons suffered yet another defeat on Sunday, October 3rd, when they were defeated 34-30 by the Washington Football Team.
While NFL fans were wondering where Kyle Pitts was in Week 3, they were wondering where the “old” Calvin Ridley was in this week’s game. Ridley led the team in targets and catches for the second week in a row, with 13 targets for 80 yards and zero touchdowns. Meanwhile, Falcons running back/receiver Cordarelle Patterson led the team in both rushing and receiving yards. The 9-year NFL veteran had 82 receiving yards and three touchdowns on the day, as well as 34 rushing yards.
Ridely’s back-to-back underwhelming performances have fans on Twitter fuming and wondering who Matt Ryan’s No. 1 option really is.
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Calvin Ridley is not a WR1
— Collin 🛎 (@CollinBell12_) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley is not the same receiver as last year. Dropping too many passes for a WR1.
— Quinten (@QRobb427) October 4, 2021
I think Calvin Ridley is getting close to exploding. Was extremely close to connecting on a lot of deep balls – had some drops he usually catches.
— Thomas Christopher (@ThomasCP_NFL) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley had never gone his first four games without a 100 yard game…. Until this year. He has yet to have a 100 yards in a game. He’s a #fantasyfootball bust!
— Brian McLellan (@bpmclellan) October 3, 2021
Crazy stat I didn’t think was real. Corey Davis has more receiving yards this year then Calvin Ridley.
Believe it or not, Davis is on pace for 68 receptions for 1092 yards and 13 TD’s.
Drops have been an issue, but he’s still on pace to be worth his contract.
— Kyle Newman (@NewmanNYsports) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley is a WR2 at best. He is not a number 1 WR.
— Travis Selvidge (@TravisSelvidge) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley a bum. So is Matt Ryan. Y’all lucky y’all don’t have to play the Ravens nigga member what happened last time
— Scam Scam Bigelow (@Lordlnfamous666) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley was never ever gonna be a number one. He’s a slot receiver. Speedster that runs deep routes. Time to move on from him too. Find the next QB and create a Vick to Crumpler scenario.
— Dustin Jacobs (@dustinajacobs) October 3, 2021
I should never hear the Dj Moore Calvin Ridley comparison ever again. DJ Moore is a top receiver in the league
— Tony Toni Tone (@TonyToni24) October 3, 2021
Calvin Ridley finally had 80 yards in a single game. It came against the league’s worst defense.
— FantasyFtballCommish (@AskTheFFC) October 4, 2021
Ridley, who finished the 2020 season as the Falcons’ leading receiver with 90 catches, 1,374 yards, and nine touchdowns, will have a chance to redshirt.
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