Atlanta Falcons Might Be My Dad’s Version After All

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Being a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Falcons isn't for sissies.
This franchise has a way of laying an egg, or several eggs, just when the national spotlight finds itself focused on the team.
The latest evidence of that is the embarrassing 48-21 defeat put upon the No. 1-seeded Falcons by the Green Bay Packers on January 15, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Perhaps a better name for this team would be "The Not Ready for Prime Time Players."
The Falcons did, quite admirably, compile a 13-3 record and win the competitive NFC South. In doing so they dispatched both the defending champion New Orleans Saints and the up-and-coming Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, in several key games against quality opponents during the year the Falcons proved that they are indeed still a work in progress. An opening game loss against a Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers team at Heinz Field wasn't exactly ominous considering the quality of the opponent. It was disconcerting to see the ...

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