Atlanta Falcons: Michael Turner Has Faded, At Least for Now

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rewind to exactly a year ago, and you would find yourself looking at the Atlanta Falcons. 
Potential Super Bowl candidates at the time, the team that had amazed everyone in the NFC South got knocked out early in the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl runner up Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card round of the 2008 season.
Sure, the loss was sudden.  However, considering people's perspectives of Atlanta before the season began, Atlanta had definitely become a sleeper pick for years to come following their impressive display.
Although Atlanta had looked like a true contender following their impressive 2008 run, rookie quarterback Matt Ryan had also made a case for himself. 
The Offensive Rookie of the Year, Matt Ryan finished his 2008 rookie campaign with 3,340 yards and 16 touchdowns. 
Matt Ryan showed a lot of potential, especially for a team that was expected to go through years of rebuilding after the sudden departure of Michael Vick, and the loss of Alg...

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