The striker's job is not to beat players on his own and create out of nothing. You've been spoiled with Kun Aguero, who's skill set is unique for the position he plays.
Is this what the coaches teach in Canada? A striker shouldn't need to beat his opponents? Solely rely on the service he gets? Absolute bullshit and you, of all people, should know that's neccessary for a team to actually function when the foundation isn't working. We haven't got this right now because Falcao is a much inferior player individually than Agüero, the two can't even be compared in this aspect of their game. However, don't you think I'm putting all the blame on Falcao, no, we're not using our only midfield organizer in the squad; Koke. That's Manzano's error and the lack of this type of player results in the team being dragged back which ultimately gives Falcao problems to adjust as he's playing with his back to goal.
I refute your claims about Falcao. Falcao is isolated between 3-4 defenders at all times, with no support. He's a brilliant player who banged home goals for fun in a proper system.
The system takes time to change, it's not something that is built over a short time span, you should know it. Atlético used to play two short passes to Agüero-Forlán-Reyes-Simão-Maxi and they'd usually solve everything going forward, those things have changed now. The team is attempting a possession game which at times looks good but still has a lot of polishing to do because everyone doesn't know each other well, many of them have to adjust to the new system as well as demands.
You're also wrong about Falcao, the system btw, is the same as Porto use; a 4-3-3. However, Atlético haven't got the same midfield players as Porto has got, especially not the same level on the organizers plus there's been loads of rotations which haven't helped the learning process for some players, especially Reyes. Lately, they've even test a 4-2-3-1 as well as a 4-3-2-1.
It is the disjointed style your team is playing that is impacting him. Either that, or your club had absolutely no idea what they were spending 40+m Euro on.
Which one is it, decide already. When you've lost one of the best strikers and all round players out there, it isn't strange that you'll struggle, especially if you haven't gone for his profile but a pure #9. This team needs more directness in several segments of play, especially in terms of counter attacking as well as beating a side who parks the bus.
Falcao btw, will only cost €40 million and possibly, €250,000 if Atlético end up winning Europa League (or Copa del Rey), the other money is solely if they end up winning Primera División (LOL) or Champions League (even bigger LOL).