Atlanta Falcons: Ten Questions That Will Shape the 2010 Season

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons achieved their first back-to-back winning seasons in 2009, ending a franchise-long “curse” as it had been perceived by followers of the franchise.
While the fans were happy to be done with the “curse," the Falcons organization expressed disappointment in falling short of their goal to make the playoffs.
The Falcons have their sights set on higher goals than simply winning more games than they lose, and here are 10 questions that will impact the Falcons' chances of achieving those goals in 2010.
Will the Falcons rediscover the big play in the passing game?
In 2009, I believe that Tony Gonzalez, while playing outstanding football, was somewhat detrimental to the mindset of Mike Mularkey.
The Falcons simply stopped throwing the ball downfield.
Some of that had to do with protection issues, but frankly, early in the season, the Falcons did not take shots downfield even in games where the offense was successful....

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