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    Dude! We played in a Superbowl none of us thought was even possible. I was expecting a deep run next year and Superbowl in 2019. Not this year!!! We are a great team! Not good, GREAT!!! I just had to explain to my daughter, this is the #2 team in the freaking LEAGUE!!! Not NFC South, not NFC, but the whole NFL!!! I am ashamed of the behavior. I meant it when I said, "In Brotherhood We Rise Up!" I meant it when I put on my Falcons golf shirt @JOEinPHX sent and I mean it now when I say, I don't understand this fanbase! My college team lost in the National Championship and immediately after I said, "We are still the best!" We lost this game in OT...isn't it the first? Against the freaking Patriots. Gave them heII and Jarrett got 3 freaking sacks. Ryan, Shanahan, Freeman, the OL, DL, Quinn, TD, and everyone else got us here. We brutalized Brady. The son of my favorite FOOTBALL PLAYER of all time got 3 freaking sacks. Oh you all need to grow the heII up. Talking about I'm done, I'm through, Shanny this and that, bad play calling, calling my damm QB a choker. If you don't want to be a fan anymore then prove it! If not, wipe your azz, pull your pants back up, and raise the freaking shields as @Supes™would say! The off season just started. In Brotherhood We Rise Up!!!
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    As a Boston resident and rabid Atlanta Falcons fan, I simply couldn't let this article stand without a response: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/01/23/hard-get-pumped-about-super-bowl-against-atlanta/0t7MbsUBBpbzJpVvTZlzxM/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Afacebook I know the Globe will never print it but I felt compelled to write and send a response to this joke of an article. And here it is, my defense of all my Falcons brothers and sisters: IT’S EASY TO GET PUMPED UP ABOUT A SUPER BOWL AGAINST … NEW ENGLAND Dear Mr. Shaughnessy, You seem to be under the impression that February 5th will be a cake walk. That the Patriots have drawn the easiest card in their quest to put a 5th ring on Brady’s dynastic hand. That the Patriots are up against not only a weak team but a weak fanbase. A fanbase about which “[you and Boston] feel nothing. Maybe a little pity.” Well, Mr. Shaughnessy, as a Boston resident and a rabid Atlanta Falcons fan, I’m here to tell you we neither need nor want your pity. I have lived in Boston for a decade and cheered on the Atlanta Falcons from afar for a decade. And as one of the few people in New England sporting a flaming red #2 jersey over the next 2 weeks, allow me to share with you a few thoughts about that decade. For Patriots fans, the question in each of the past 10 years is not if your team would make the play-offs but how far they would advance. That is not to cheapen the experience or dedication of those fans. Heck, I dream of being able to feel that kind of justified arrogance about my team. For Falcons fans, in the past 10 years, there has been one NFC Championship win and one Super Bowl appearance. THIS Super Bowl appearance. Before it, there were moments of exhilaration, true. But there were many more moments of the utter exquisite specific heartbreak of the sports fan. Through it all, Falcons fans have endured. Through the implosion left behind by Michael Vick. Through the Mike Smith years that almost, almost, almost brought the team to a Super Bowl but never delivered. Through being 10 yards from the big game and then failing to post a winning record for the next 3 years. The fans did not go anywhere. We endured. And when the confetti and fireworks rained down in the final game at the Georgia Dome last Sunday, we reveled. If you want someone to pity, consider this: I pity the fans who are so certain of victory every year that they cannot fathom the utter sweetness, the utter jubilation, of that moment. Of being on the precipice of the greatest award in NFL football for only the second time as a franchise. Should we lose on February 5th, it would hurt. Ache. Devastate. But Falcons fans would endure. We would be back. We are not perched on the precarious wood of any bandwagon. If you think you’ve drawn an easy opponent, go right ahead. Whatever helps you sleep at night before the buzzsaw that is our offense and the swarming speed that is our defense rolls into Houston. But Mr. Shaughnessy, do me this one favor amidst your arrogance. Do not mistake this fanbase as weak. Atlanta Falcons fans are anything but weak. We are battle-tested. We are vocal. We are exhilarated. We are ready. And we will see you on February 5th.
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    Sorry mods in advance, this isn't really Falcon related but it's MB Brotherhood related. finally met with my oncologists today and received some promising news. The lymphoma surrounding the right side of my right eye is looking to be an isolated case, I will know 100% tomorrow after my catscan on my body. The best news of all was my doctor informing me that they would be able to properly protect my eye from the radiation and that my risk of blindness or cataracts is minimal at this point! I'll be able to continue to watch my kids grow and I'll be able to watch our birds for years to come! I will be starting my radiation treatments at the end of February over a 3 week stretch. This comes as a major relief after my first doctor gave me "less than favorable" news about the mass around my eye. I will be spending SB weekend with my family in the black hills of South Dakota celebrating the good news, snowmobiling and Cheering our Birds on to a SB 51 Victory! Even my wife the Bucs fan is wearing Falcon socks to show support lol. Just wanted to update y'all who have given me your overwhelming support on this journey and helped bring a lot of joy into my life! Cheers to Ya'll! Lets Go Falcons!!! BROTHERHOOD!
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    http://www.theplayerstribune.com/michael-vick-atlanta-falcons-super-bowl-li/ Atlanta Feb 1 2017 On the first day of my sentence at Leavenworth Penitentiary, on November 19, 2007, I made a list of three things that I wanted to accomplish. One was to make it home from prison safe. Two was to see my grandmother again, before she passed away. And three was to return to the Atlanta Falcons as their starting quarterback — and finish what I’d started. I wanted to lead the Falcons to the Super Bowl. When I tell people this, at first, I think most of them have the same reaction — that I was delusional. Mike, you really thought, after all that, that you were going to come back to the Falcons … and start at quarterback … like nothing had happened? I think people would hear that I had hung on to the hope of returning to Atlanta as their quarterback … and then maybe assume that I was in denial about my entire situation. That I still wasn’t able to accept the full severity of what I had done. But to be honest, that really wasn’t the case at all. In those first few months of my sentence, I really did come to understand how far I had fallen. I came to understand how much hurt I had caused, and how much work it was going to take to earn back just a portion of the respect that I had lost — both people’s respect for me, and my respect for myself. I came to accept the consequences. Photo By Geoff Burke/Getty Images But there was one thing that I just had a permanent blind spot for: being the starting quarterback of the Falcons. It was something that I had taken so much pride in … something that I had come to identify myself with so strongly. Who was I? I was Mike Vick, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons. I was those five words. They were a part of me. They were … who I was. And so I think I just sort of developed this one blind spot, purely out of necessity, to keep my emotions in check. I was sorry — sorrier than I could ever express — for what I had done. I was prepared to serve my sentence, and to do so with dignity. I knew the millions of dollars that I had lost, and the value to my reputation that I had lost, and every day was a reminder of the freedom that I had lost. I knew all of that. But in my mind, even from a prison cell, there was at least one thing I hadn’t lost: I was still the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. That was my job, on my team, in my city. They could take everything else — I deserved it. They could have everything. But my job … my team … my city? Those three things, I was going to get back. It’s what I thought about on the day that I walked into prison, and it’s what I thought about pretty much every day after that. That is, until April 26, 2008. I remember the exact date, because it was my mom’s birthday. It was also the date of the NFL draft. Leavenworth had certain rules for using the phone to make calls, where each inmate would get a set number of phone minutes a month. Normally, you couldn’t use more than 10 of those minutes a day. But sometimes, if you’d saved up your minutes, and you got lucky, they’d let you roll some over. And I’d made sure to roll mine over just right — so that I’d have a full 15 minutes to talk to my mom on her birthday. Except, when I called her that day, she pretty much cut me off right away. “Michael, I’ve gotta tell you something.” “Is everything O.K.? Mom — what’s wrong?” “Grandma had a stroke.” I don’t even remember if I told her happy birthday or not. All I remember are those first few words. She told me it was bad, and that my grandmother probably wasn’t going to make it. And man … that tore me up. It’s almost hard to know what to write here. I was so distraught that I could feel tears welling up in my eyes — and you don’t cry in prison. You can’t really show that type of emotion. You don’t want to show weakness. So I rubbed the tears off my face, and I hung up the phone. And then I made my way up to the TV room. Photo By Jason DeCrow/AP Images I was late. The draft had already started — was almost an hour in— and most of the other guys were already up there watching. As I walked up the stairs, on my way to the TV area, I passed another inmate who was on his way down. “Hey Mike,” he said — his voice was kind of hesitant, like he only halfway wanted to talk. “You see who the Falcons drafted?” “Nah, I been at the phones. Who?” “Matt Ryan.” My heart dropped. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. As my playing career in the NFL winds down, and as I reflect on the past and really start to contemplate where I go from here … well, one thing that I’ve known I always wanted to do was write a letter. And not just any letter. I wanted to write a letter to the city of Atlanta. I wanted to write to the city as a whole, and to the people in it — to remember, I guess, and to say thanks. And maybe also just to sort of reflect. Because without Atlanta … man, without Atlanta, I’m nothing. Without Atlanta, I might not even be here to write this today. And when the Falcons beat the Packers two weeks ago, and made it to the Super Bowl — well, it seemed like the perfect time. It’s been almost 10 years, now, since I last played a down for the Falcons. And for whatever reason, and it’s hard to explain … there is something about this year, and this season, that just feels right. It seems like Atlanta — as a team, as a city, as a culture — is finally coming full circle. And in my own small way, I hope I am too. Photo By John Bazemore/AP Images It’s funny: A lot of people are surprised when they find out how passionately I’ve been rooting for the Falcons this season. They assume that there is some sort of tension between us, some level of bitterness. And even when I tell people that it isn’t the case … I have a feeling they may not exactly believe me. But if you could see me watching these games … man, you would believe me then. I’ve been living and dying with every play: Pumping my fist after every touchdown. (And thankfully there have been a lot of touchdowns.) Watching every field goal attempt through my fingers. (And thankfully most of them have been good.) I’ve just been a fan. And if people still don’t believe me … if they still don’t understand how I could be a diehard Falcons fan, after all of these years, and all of our history … well … then I don’t know what else to say. Because in that case, they must just not understand family. They must not understand Atlanta. When I think about my legacy with the Falcons, there are a number of tangible things that I’m proud of. I’m proud of January 4, 2003: when we marched into Green Bay, into Lambeau Field in the middle of a snowstorm, and came home with a 27–7 win over a Packers team that pretty much everyone had favored. I’m proud of January 15, 2005: when we hosted Atlanta’s first home playoff game in six years, and beat the Rams 47–17 to earn a trip to the NFC championship game. And I’m proud of December 24, 2006: when I became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. Photo By Darren Hauck/AP Images And of course … we gotta talk about Madden. People will still come up to me all the time and want to talk about it. They’ll tell me about the 95 speed rating … the 95 agility … the 97 arm strength … by now I know it all by heart. People love — man, love — to tell me their “Vick in Madden” stories. About how they ran for 500 yards in one game. Or about how they broke the touchdown record in a season, 10 times over. They’ll tell me that I was like a blur of a blur. That I was a human cheat code. I was so dominant that apparently kids created a rule, like almost a nationwide thing, known as “the Vick Rule.” I think it varied from place to place, but it was basically: If you were playing against your friend, you could pick any team you wanted … except for the Falcons. Because if you picked the Falcons, then you got Vick. And if you got Vick … then it was game over. To be honest, and I’m glad I can finally admit this, I never really understood what they were talking about. Don’t get me wrong — I tried. Once in a while, when no one was around, I’d turn on the PlayStation and throw on Madden. And I’d pick the Falcons. And I’d try to see what all the fuss was about. But the truth is … I was never very good at playing as myself. Actually, you know what? I was pretty bad. The only person on the entire planet who wasn’t unstoppable while playing as Michael Vick — was me. Michael Vick. Over my six years as a Falcon, we did a lot of great things together — things that will live on in the record books. And I’m proud of that. But what I’m most proud of, honestly, is the stuff that is less tangible. The stuff that doesn’t show up in the record books, or on YouTube, or NFL Films. What I’m most proud of is the stuff you had to truly be there for. I’m proud of the moment we created. It wasn’t just inside the Georgia Dome. It was also outside of it — throughout the entire city. It was a moment that was everywhere, and for everyone to share in. Everywhere you turned, everywhere you looked: Falcons fitteds, Falcons jerseys … man, it was Falcons everything. It really did feel like Atlanta culture was at its peak … and I really did feel like I was right there at the center of it. Michael Vick And it meant a lot to me to be able to give the black kids of Atlanta their very own black quarterback — someone who they could see on the field, and watch play, and think, you know, My QB looks kind of like me. And I could play that position someday, too. It just felt very real. It felt like we had made football cool again. Or maybe football wasn’t even ever cool to begin with — maybe we made it cool for the very first time. But whatever it was that was happening, it was happening in a big way. And it was happening in our backyard. We used to have this running joke, back when the team really had it going, that, you know: “The Dome is better than the club.” Wasn’t no need to go to the club to meet a lot of people, we figured, when you could just come to the game. I mean, I’d look around before kickoff and I’d see T.I., Usher, Ludacris, David Banner, Bow Wow, Jason Terry. Even politicians — Jimmy Carter would show up every now and then. (Very nice guy. Very humble.) If it was a Falcons home game, man, everyone was there. And what made that cool was — it wasn’t just a football moment, or a sports moment. It was a full-on cultural moment. It was Atlanta sports, and Atlanta music, and Atlanta movies. And they were all just sort of coexisting, and feeding off of each other, and making each other want to be great, in this really special way. Maybe the coolest thing about that time was how spontaneous it all felt, and how naturally some of those connections happened. Like, one day, out of the blue, I was approached by T.I’s people about doing a video for “Rubber Band Man,” his new single. Now … me being a very reserved person, I wasn’t really dying to do the actual video aspect of it. But at the same time, it felt like, O.K. — I’m on the come-up in Atlanta in my lane, and he’s on the come-up in Atlanta in his lane, and this is what this exact moment is all about. You show up for your city, and you build these relationships. You share in this culture together. You try looking smooth next to Usher. So I showed up for the video shoot, and, listen: You wouldn’t believe all these celebrities there. You had Usher there, you had Jagged Edge there. I think 8Ball and MJG was there. Man, Diddy was in the video. And of course T.I. himself. At first I was a little nervous — you know, being on this set with all of these famous dudes, all of these musical pioneers who I was a fan of like everyone else. But everyone was very friendly, and I ended up just having a lot of fun. I know I definitely didn’t understand the full magnitude of it at the time — the scope of that becoming such a huge single, and such an iconic video, and such a classic Atlanta moment. And yeah, O.K. — such evidence for my friends to use that I don’t have any rhythm. (You try looking smooth next to Usher.) But I’m glad I did it — and I’m glad for the experience, and for all of the experiences like it. And while it’s nearly impossible to pick out just one memory, or even a hundred memories, from that time period…. Me and Usher, standing there, mugging, dancing, in front of those massive T and I letters, engulfed in flames behind us … as those last notes of “Rubber Band Man” play out…. Man, it doesn’t get much better than that. It really did feel like Atlanta culture was at its peak … and I really did feel like I was right there at the center of it. Like I was at the center of a whole world, right there, in this crazy community that we had built. I was Mike Vick, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons. I was those five words, man. Photo By Scott Cunningham/Getty Images And at that moment, in that city, those five words meant everything. Four years later, I was in prison, and it was all gone. I can still hear it. I can still hear that other inmate’s voice calling out to me as I walked up the stairs to the TV room. Can picture him stopping me on his way down to make small talk. Can picture him turning to me, and saying, “Hey.” Can picture his face, without much expression … not even meaning anything by it. Just a guy I knew, being friendly, trying to tell me about the NFL draft. “Hey Mike … you see who the Falcons drafted?” “Nah, I been at the phones. Who?” “Matt Ryan.” And like I said: My heart dropped. I did my best to seem casual … tried to sort of just play it off. “Oh, really? That’s cool.” But I barely had the energy to put up a front. And my heart just kept dropping. Photo By Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports Images Matt Ryan. I know sometimes people will say it’s like they’ve been “punched in the stomach” when something bad happens … but I’d never really understood the expression, until that moment. Matt Ryan. I just kept repeating his name, in my head, again and again. Every time I thought about what it meant, it took the air right out of me — but I couldn’t help it. Matt Ryan. As in, the quarterback. Before that moment, I didn’t have much. I didn’t have my money … or my reputation … or, worst of all, my freedom. But I did have one thing. I had those five words: Mike Vick, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons. And once I heard, Matt Ryan, well … I didn’t have that either. After that, I knew that everything had changed. I knew there was no going back — not to start for Atlanta, not to play for Atlanta, not even to live in Atlanta. Matt Ryan. After that, I knew it was over. Matt Ryan. I just kept repeating his name, in my head, again and again. My grandmother passed away less than a week later, and I filed for bankruptcy a few weeks after that. Not everybody can tell you the specific day that they hit rock bottom, but for me it isn’t hard: April 26, 2008. The day my mom had a birthday and my grandma had a stroke. The day the Falcons drafted Matt Ryan, quarterback out of Boston College. The day I lost Atlanta. There are a lot of misperceptions about me — a lot. Probably too many to count. Like, if I started going through all of the things that people think about me that aren’t true, then this letter might never end. So I’m just going to skip 99% of them — and cut straight to this: One of the biggest misperceptions about me is that I have a bad relationship with Matt Ryan. Matt and I actually have a great relationship. Over the last few summers, we’ve both gone to Roddy White’s camp in South Carolina — and we’ve gotten to know each other a little bit. When we’re there, man, we always find some time to go out to eat — me, Matt and Roddy. And we have a really good time with each other. And yeah, maybe we share a football story or two … but it’s really not about that. Mostly it’s just a few guys getting some great food and telling some terrible jokes — you know, just catching up. It’s good friendship, and Matt’s an extremely good dude. Real cool, real funny, real thoughtful. (Matt’s the kind of guy the old folks would call “a fine young man.”) And just like people are shocked when I tell them I’ve been rooting for the Falcons, people are shocked when I tell them that Matt and I get along. And I get it. I mean, I just told you my story from prison, my rock bottom. And obviously Matt’s career, and my career, have a very unique connection. I won’t pretend there isn’t a lot of shared history there — or pretend that, on a certain level, some bad memories aren’t involved. But that’s not Matt. That’s just me. Matt being such a success — that’s been a joy for me. For me, that’s been relief. It’s been peace of mind. Michael Vick I told you about my lowest point, but I didn’t tell you what happened after. And what happened after is that, slowly but surely, I made peace. Slowly but surely, I came to understand that, just as I had brought prison on myself … I had also brought the Falcons finding a new quarterback on myself. I mean, how could I not have expected them to move on? How could I blame them? I was the one who had made the mistakes — and because of those mistakes, they just did what they had to do. And Matt — lucky for the Falcons, and lucky for Atlanta, and honestly, even lucky for me — was a big part of that. People have to understand: I felt like it was my fault, like it was my responsibility, that the Falcons franchise had been set back. And if Matt had been a bust … then my guilt over the harm I’d caused the city would have only grown worse. So, yeah, I’m human. It hurt when the Falcons drafted Matt. And for a while there, for sure, I was envious of Matt’s position. But Matt being such a success — that’s been a joy for me. For me, that’s been relief. It’s been peace of mind. And the same thing goes for this MVP season of his (he’s got my vote), and this amazing Super Bowl run (I’ve got the Falcons winning, 23–16). Joy, and relief, and peace of mind. And that’s what I mean, when I say that Atlanta is family. Family isn’t just about when it’s good for you, or when it’s convenient, or when the love comes easy. Family is about when the love comes no matter what. And that’s my love for Atlanta. It’s no matter what. So when someone asks me what my relationship with Matt Ryan is like … I just think, Man — do you realize how much we have in common? Matt is one of the very few other people in the world who knows what it’s like to lead this city as the Falcons’ quarterback. Who knows what it’s like to put Atlanta on his back. Atlanta is family for both of us. And as far as I’m concerned: Matt and I are family, too. I wanted that phone call so badly. When I heard that the Falcons were putting together a ceremony to commemorate the last regular-season game at the Georgia Dome, and that they were going to be inviting some Falcons greats to come back to Atlanta to be part of the ceremony … man. Once I heard they were doing that, all I could think about was getting that invitation. Getting that phone call. I’ve kept a healthy relationship with the team over the years, but always from a distance. After everything that happened, I think the team has always been hesitant to welcome me back into the fold — at least in any official or public capacity. And I understood. But when I heard that this ceremony was happening … well, knowing my part in Falcons history, I just thought to myself, Is it finally my time? I knew they had started making calls, and I didn’t want to get my hopes up. But between you and me: I wanted it so bad. I got to checking my phone, as a habit, to see if I had any calls from an Atlanta area code. Every hour, probably more like every minute, I’m right in there, glancing at my alerts, double-checking my messages, making sure that my ringtone is turned up loud enough, seeing if anyone has gotten in touch. Like I said, I tried not to get my hopes up — but pretty soon, I have to admit, they were up. If they didn’t ask me to take part in the ceremony, and I didn’t get to be a part of saying goodbye to the Georgia Dome … I was going to be pretty heartbroken. Photo By Michael Hickey/Getty Images And then finally, I got the call. I was in Arizona, driving to the airport, when the number of Kevin Winston, the Falcons’ director of player development, showed up on my cell. Kevin and I have been in contact over the years, and we’ll chat every now and again, but still — when I saw his number show up, I had a good idea of what it was about. And then he just said it. “Mike, I think it’s time for you to come back home.” Come back home. I thought about so many things in that moment, on that call. I thought about how impossible something like this had seemed, at times, during my prison sentence. I thought about putting on my number 7 Falcons jerseyagain. And maybe the thing I thought most about, in that moment, was Arthur Blank — who is so much more than just the Falcons owner. Mr. Blank has always been incredibly good to me. He has been, in many ways, almost like a mentor to me. When I got out of prison, he was one of the very first people to get in touch with me. And I just thought about how much it meant, after all these years, to know that I’d earned back his trust. I can’t really remember the rest of the conversation, because I was so happy. But I’m pretty sure, within a half second or so, I just came back at Kevin, like, “I’m there. I’m all in.” I flew in the day of the ceremony, and all I could really think about during the flight was, How is my reception going to be? I knew the connection was still there between me and the city, and they had shown me love over the years. But even still: The last two times I had been back in the Dome, it was while wearing another team’s uniform. And as an opponent, just naturally, you’re going to hear your share of boos. As far as my being back on that Georgia Dome field, in front of those Atlanta fans, as a Falcon in some way? It had been almost 10 years. And you just never know. For the ceremony, they have it so the players come out riding in the beds of these big pickup trucks, in groups — and then, while the truck is driving around the field, each guy’s name is announced, as they wave to the fans. It’s very cool. But then, for the last group, they have Roddy and I paired together. And the thing is, our car isn’t a pickup. I have Roddy, looking at me, with that big old Roddy grin, grabbing my shoulders, pumping me up, saying, “Bro. Bro. This is about to be crazy.” It’s a drop top. Roddy and I go way back — so he knows me real well. And as soon as he sees me take a look at our car … I know he can tell exactly what I’m thinking: That we’re going to be way more visible, way more “out there” and exposed, than anybody in the other cars. Which means that everyone is going to be able to see my face, and see my reaction, as I absorb whatever level of approval — or disapproval — I receive from the fans. And since, in the back of my mind (or maybe more like the front of my mind), I’m fearing boos and whatnot … well, that just adds to the nerves of it all. As our car gets ready to take the field, I try my best to stay calm. Listen, I tell myself, you probably have more fans in here — just in this building right here — than you have in the entire rest of the world. And then of course I have Roddy, looking at me, with that big old Roddy grin, grabbing my shoulders, pumping me up, saying, “Bro. Bro.” “This is about to be crazy.” And then at the last moment … I remember feeling this great sense of calm. My nerves disappeared, and I looked at Roddy, and we laughed. And I just thought, O.K., this is it. Whatever happens, from here on out, today — you made it back. You’ve waited a decade for this, but now you’re here. You’re home. So let’s go. So we went. Photo By David Goldman/AP Images And, man: I barely even know what to say. Because it was so beautiful. The lights were so bright — and I just let them wash over me. If I had gone blind, in that moment, then that would have been O.K. The cheers were so loud — and I just let them pour into my ears. If I had gone deaf, in that moment, then that also would have been O.K. And as we made our way further and further onto the field, it just got brighter, and brighter, and louder, and louder. I didn’t actually want to die, right then, in front of 70,000 people — but it was one of those moments where you’re thinking, You know what? I could die right here … and that would be O.K., too. It was perfect. And yeah: I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say that, being back on that Georgia Dome field, and hearing that reaction, and having Roddy right there by my side … if I didn’t also think — just think — for just a split second, you know … What I wouldn’t give to go out there and draw up one last play. Just one last play, right now, while everyone is here. What I wouldn’t have given, during that car ride, to just … slide off the back of that drop top, and tell Roddy to go long, and sprint around that turf like I used to, and let one fly. But then I took a deep breath … and I looked back at Roddy … and I looked back around at the fans … row by row … up into the second level … up into the upper deck … up into the back, back, back row … up into those blinding Georgia Dome lights … and I closed my eyes … and the feeling finally passed. And I realized: This is that last play. This — just being back here, on this field, right now — is that last moment. And they kept shouting my name, and I kept wanting to shout something back. But then I thought, Nah. This is Atlanta. Between family … nothing more needs to be said. Photo By Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images I’m 36 now — and as my career winds down, and as my life begins to move on to its next chapter, I can’t help but feel as though I am finally coming full circle: The Falcons are back in the Super Bowl … and I’ll be there. Not on the field, like I’d once dreamed of. Not raising that trophy, like I’d once felt was my destiny. But I’ll be there, rooting for my team as hard as anyone. I’ll be sitting and watching, hoping and praying. I’ll be there, as if I was right there, still there, under center — as if I was an Atlanta Falcon myself. In my heart, I always will be. Michael Vick / Contributor
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    To all the Falcons fans who have been there from the beginning. For 10, 20, 30 years plus.. Thank you for sticking around! Thank you for paving the way! for all Falcons fans alike, to the BROTHERHOOD, we are on the door step! Let's finish this thing! For 51 years of history, LETS GOOO!!!!
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    I'm not going to make this long or sappy. Like most of you I felt Sunday night like I had been sucker punched in the stomach by an "in his prime" Mike Tyson. This message board was the first place I came to online because I knew there wasn't anyone on this planet who would understand my gut-wrenching pain and stunned disbelief more than my fellow Falcons fans...and for that I am supremely grateful. We fight, we disagree, we sometimes can't stand each other...but when all is said and done we are the only ones who really understand what it is and what it takes to be a fan of the Atlanta Falcons. I appreciate all of you, my long time friends and even those of you I haven't had a chance to meet yet. We'll get that Lombardi....and when we do we'll be the only ones who truly understand our journey.
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    Well at 3.2 yards per carry. Houston is 1547.9 miles from LA. It would take Lil Todd 851,345 carries to get to the Super Bowl. Took Beasley 15.5 sacks.
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/AllisonTamme/status/823209212448743430 Allison Tamme‏ @AllisonTamme In all seriousness, praying for a SAFE game for both teams! #gofalcons #riseup @AtlantaFalcons @JacobTamme
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    http://ferrall.radio.cbssports.com/2017/01/13/thomas-dimitroff-big-year-for-matt-ryan-playoff-wise/ In this interview Thomas Dimitroff said they are working on Tru's deal and it will get done.. Also said Tru is a very important player for many years in our future. So yea.. we can move past the Tru question... We will have VERY VERY good depth at the CB position..
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    I saw him running away from everyone when the game ended and glad I recorded this:
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    I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting to the point where I can't do anything but think about the game. Can't sleep, can't focus at work. I'm wearing my Ryan Jersey in to work in the morning and then switching to my Julio Jersey at lunch. I work with a bunch of Panther and Cowboys fans. The boys fans have really been supportive. Panther fans keep telling me we will lose. I don't care what they say.... I haven't been this happy in years. Really. At least not involving anything not family. Nothing replaces my wife and little girl, but Falcon's football is right behind. I remember '98. I was holding my breath all the way through the playoffs. I didn't think there was anyway we were going to beat the Vikings. They were the better team. We somehow did. I knew Denver was going to beat us. I could feel it. We were on borrowed time. When we beat the Packers at Lambeau and then played the Eagles, I had my doubts. The Eagles were tough that year. Sure enough we came up short. Even in 1980 when we played the Cowboys, I was only 11. I didn't know any better, but I could feel doubt creep in as the Cowboys came back and ended up beating us. I cried after that game. Never told anyone, but it's the only time I have ever cried from football. Eleven years old and I just wanted to win. I've never really been emotional about football since. Even when I tore my ACL my junior year in high school and college teams stopped looking at me. Didn't phase me. Even when I walked onto Georgia Tech and three weeks into my first year tore my ACL again, I rolled with it. Now almost thirty years later and I can't sleep because of a game that I am nothing more than a spectator. It's this team. It's forty years of believing. Of hoping. Of having faith and supporting. I can't explain it. I know that this team is special. People like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman inspire me. They are roll models. People I want my kids to emulate. Hard work, dedication, brotherhood. In just two and a half days we might play the biggest game in Atlanta history. This game will shape our future. This team is special. Others don't see it. They are blinded by expectation and a fallacy of the past. The fans that have stayed true see it. Look there... It is right in front of us... It's our destiny.... We will seize it... Of this I have no doubt... Go Falcons. Rise up.. In Brotherhood...
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    All six players chosen will not play in the Pro Bowl.
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    Tom Brady is just horrifying. That hair, those WR's, those refs. I don't know what to do about this. We are on the cusp of our first Super Bowl victory EVER and the only person standing in our way is pretty boy Brady. How can we possibly beat him? Can this offense that has torched everyone possibly keep up with Brady?!?! (S/O to @SkerFalcon8710 for making the original thread and then passing the torch onto me)
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    On your victory. Rooting for you guys in the superbowl. I know the NFL loves the Patriots so they will make it hard for you to win but I hope you guys can overcome the NFL refs and the Patriots. Anyways back to our game you guys whooped our butts all over the field and we had no answer. We gave up 500 yards of total offense and had 3 turnovers. Rodgers is great but he is definitely a choke artist in the playoffs. I as a Packer fan don't see him winning another Super bowl. I can guarantee it. We looked defeated even at the national anthem yesterday. Atlanta looked like they were ready to play from the start. Hats off to you guys and hope you win it all.
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    I AM OFFICIALLY GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!! Everyone of the 7 games I have been too, my Atlanta Falcons won. AND THIS SUPERBOWL WILL BE NO DIFFERENT. I have waited for this moment my entire life and this is our year, this is our championship, this is it!!!
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    Well, well, well! What do we have hear! It SuperBowl time people!!!! But firsts, I would like to announce that this, win or tie, will be my last pronotification of this football seasons. I know, try and hold back the angwish, but I gots to help my neighbor move after the season as I’m sure the Falcons are going to sign Courtney Upshaw to a multiyear contact. It might even be more than a one year deal this time! Courtney, for those of you who don’t know is my neighbor (seriously). We meet when we accidentally got some of his mail and my wife started opening it up and reading the man’s mail. He’s as nice and polite of a man as you would ever want to meat. He’s been a quiet neighbor in our subdivision. I see him riding his bike during the summer, which my other neighbor can’t get over the fact that he rides a girls 10 speed. You know, the kind with the top tube slanted down toward the pedels. He do look strange on it as big as he is. The other time that stand out was when our racist busy body neighbor called the cops on Court one day, because she saw a car in the cul-de-sac with a big man with long dreds just sitting there. She can almost spit on the man’s drive way from her house and she didn’t recognize him or the car? Stupid Hoe! Court didn’t get all upset or anything and handled it WAY better than I would have. I do have to give my boy Courtney some love before I get to the nastification, so to speak. Me, still being a fan of the NFL, I’m amazed at the work ethic of this young man. I leave my fine home every mornings at 6:30 AM on my trusty Harley (that right! Emmit a biker!) to go anal at some footballs games, I always see Courtney leaving at the same time. I think I know the Falcon schedule better than Dan Quinn himselves! Yes Sir, Courtney put in his time at the branch, so to speak! It not all great with my boy Court though. He has some driving problems often after games. I’ve seen his Challenger practically in every position imagineable in and arounds his driveway. I know he can drive because I follow him a lot of morning. I think it’s the fact that these Falcon like to let go and celebrate after a victory. H***, he even nocked down the light pole in his yard one day. I got up and looked out the window and there was the street light sitting at 47 degrees! Yep, you guessed it Falcon Win Bit**! It gettin to the point where I don’t have to see the games to tell if the Falcons win. I can just look at Courtney’s parking ability Monday morning and right then and there, I will know if it’s a win or loss. Here how I have formulated my equation for determination of the outcomes. I call it the CCDWAS equation! So far, it proven 110% dead balls accurate! Can Courtney Drive Worth a S**T : 1) Challenger + Escalade parked normally like normal folks = Falcons loss (it hadn’t happen much, and 'burbs insurance rate still like the Falcon, Rise Up!) 2) Escalade normal + Challenger with one tire in the grass = Narrow Falcon victory 3) Escalade normal + 1 (Challenger) tire in cul-de-sac + 1 tire hanging off the curb + 1 tire in grass = Big Falcon Win (I’ve seen this one the most, it a site to see) 4) Escalade normal + Challanger 3 wheels in grass + 47.3 degree(street light)= Falcons kick S**T out of Saints 5) Escalade normal + Challanger (1 wheel) touching driveway + 3 wheels in street = Cam went down I think the thesis of this FalCourtic Equation is this: Court’s girl drives the Escalade Now on to this week match up: Falcons Offense vs pat d: I know, I know the pat d ranked first this and first that. They have Bill Cheatacheck as coach and what forth. I say this and I say this with conviction and with every moral fibre in my body and soul: They ain’t played anybody!!!!!! They can’t stop Julio and they can’t stop the running game at the same time! Now, here where it get interestings. I know it not widely known, but the pat known to bend the rule, so to speak, here and there. Look for the pats to try and sneak a couple of extra players on the field during several important third downs. I’ve attended some of their prepatory practices and I’ve seen as many as 28 player on the field for a single snap! When you through the zebras in there too (cause you know who’s side they on), it balances the matchup up a little. Falcons D vs pat o: I remember when all-time great Greg Brady was only a photographer for his high school football team. He**, even the pass he broke Marsha’s nose with was a duck! Now look at him. He married to a supermodel and wearing fancy coats! He was even in that Oscar nominated flick Ted2. I know that the pats will have all kind of plans setup for the Falcons, but take it from Erin Rodgers post game quote of the famous Tyson quote: Everybody got a plan until they are punched in the mouth. It simply took two shots from Poole for Erin to wish he was anywhere but on that field. It will work the same way for Mr. Wonderful this weekend. Stats: MVP Matt Ryan: 28-34, 348 yards, 4 tds passing, 3 rushing tds, 47 yard rushing – 2 sideline speaches – 34 cups of H2) Freeman/Coleman: 23 carries, 202 yards, 14 catches, 3 tds (a promise of a new contract for Free from Greg LaMond) - 14 cups of Gatorjuice Sanu: 8 catches, 108 yards, 2 tds, lots of smack talk – 13 cups of Gatoraide Julio: As many and as much as he d*mn well wants! – 47 cups of Gatoraide Neal: One shot with Brady getting up and looking out his ear hole Jones: One shot of Brady looking like Glenn after Lucille Poole: One shot of Brady with his shoulder pads on sideways Courtney: One sack, One fumble recovery that was stolen from him from the GB game, some awful parking when he get home True Falcon Fans: 1 million gallons of tears of joy!!!! Falcons: 48 Pat: 13
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    I just wanted to point out a couple of things I've really appreciated and enjoyed about the board this year. It's just been different to me. 1. The giveaways. @Leggggggo @SkerFalcon8710 @ya_boi_j and I feel like I'm forgetting someone and if so..I apologize. @Slappywhite was able to take his son to a playoff game because of this board and @SkerFalcon8710 being so generous. That's pretty freaking awesome. Just wanted to take a moment to let you guys know I appreciate that. To me that's what this board can be at it's best. A bunch of random people with a similar passion for the Falcons or football in general who actually help each other out when possible. 2. The informative football discussion. @TheFatboi, @vel, @RandomFan, @Knight of God and several others. Thanks for bringing insightful football discussion to the board. I always feel like I learn something from you guys. Now there's no way I wasn't going to mention @PeytonMannings Forehead here. I know you have to spend a significant amount of time putting those threads together. Believe me it's appreciated. I have learned so much from those threads. Thanks guys.
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    Three man rush. Look at your quarterback patiently going through his progressions, push up in the pocket, then pull it out of his a$$... Aaron Rodgers kicked in the ding-ding... This on is really messed up by Julio. Just shook #36 right out the screen... This one ain't really pretty at all, but I knew the game was over right here... Hageman just being a grown man. He's going to be the key player in the Super Bowl. Brady does not like pressure up the middle... Freeman just being ignorant again... Savage. Just pure savage. Almost felt sorry for those poor fools, but I hate cheese so...
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    Check out Julio Jones’ Twitter account and there’s not much going on. “11 days…#riseup” was the Falcons wide receiver’s tweet on Wednesday. On Tuesday it was, “Dreamt about this big game as a kid. Now I’m fortunate enough to be able to share the experience w/2 of u,” referencing a ticket giveaway linked to his apparel company. There were no pictures of being shirtless on a boat in Miami or trash-talking about whipping the Packers in the NFC Championship or what he plans to do against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Jones falls short when it comes to being a diva wide receiver in the NFL, and that is absolutely refreshing. Jones lets his actions speak louder than his tweets. That is one reason the Falcons have reached the Super Bowl. In playoff wins over the Seahawks and the Packers, Jones has amassed 247 receiving yards and three touchdowns, doing it all on a bad toe, which he will rest this week. “He never ceases to surprise us,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. “He makes the extraordinary plays seem ordinary. And that’s not a very typical thing to do. He’s a heck of a competitor.” Wide receivers are some of the biggest showmen (showoffs?) in the NFL. Everybody has a touchdown dance and can’t seem to stay out of trouble on social media. Steelers wideout Antonio Brown sold out his coach with a post on Facebook. And when it comes to Odell Beckham Jr., between proposing to the kicking net, jostling with opponents, and spending time choreographing his pregame and end-zone dance routines, you wonder if it is more about him than the team. For all Beckham’s antics and talent, when he got to the biggest stage of his pro career — the Giants’ wild-card game at Green Bay — he dropped two critical passes that cost his team. Big players are supposed to make big plays in big games. Beckham came up small. Jones, meanwhile, seems to thrive when the spotlight is on. He had nine catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 44-21 win over the Packers in the NFC Championship, dominating the Green Bay secondary with his size, speed and tenacity. “Grown man,” tweeted Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Jones had 11 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 28-24 loss to the 49ers in the 2012 NFC title game, making him the only player in NFL history to have two postseason games with at least 180 yards receiving and two touchdown catches. After his scores, he can be seen handing the ball to an offensive lineman to let him join the celebration. No moonwalking. “The offensive line does a great job for us throughout the whole game,” Jones said. “We give them the ball and let them spike it. A lot of times they get overlooked for all the hard work they do.” Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan expects the Patriots secondary to be a big challenge for Jones. “They do a great job of limiting explosive plays and keeping things in front of them,” Ryan said. “They’re very rarely out of position. They’re very sound and they don’t make a lot of mistakes.” Jones (toe) and center Alex Mack (ankle) won’t practice this week as they rest their injuries in preparation for the Feb. 5 Super Bowl in Houston. Ryan said he doesn’t think it will hamper preparations. “Obviously, you’d love to have everybody out there practicing, but this time of year that’s not realistic,” Ryan said. “Both of those guys have played so many snaps this year that they’ll be ready to go regardless. They’re both two very diligent guys when it comes to their preparation. I think both won’t miss a beat.” Jones insisted his toe will be fine for Houston: “I’ll be ready to go,” he said. Don’t expect any more hype than that from him on Twitter. http://nypost.com/2017/01/25/the-anti-odell-beckham-shows-up-shuts-up-and-dominates/
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    Browsing the Chris Creamer logo forums, some had imagined what it may look like, and did some concepts and someone posted an actual pic of both end zones done.
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    We just **crushed** two highly touted teams in two straight playoff games. We didn't just beat them, we humiliated them both. We just played two Super Bowl winning QBs who have outstanding mobility and accuracy and our defense held them both in check. We harassed Russell Wilson the entire game with our front 4 and today we harassed Aaron Rodgers all game rushing 3 a lot of the time. We had several bone crushing hits on Wilson and even more on Rodgers today. Tom Brady isn't mobile and when you pressure him he makes mistakes. He threw 2 interceptions and completed less than half his passes last week AND in last years AFCCG. If we can get pressure back on Brady he's not Mr Perfect. We have a prolific, completely unstoppable offense. There simply is no way to stop it. I doubt the Pats defense has seen anything like our offense this year. Yes, they can probably stop a couple of drives but our offense is in a league all its own. All we need is for our defense to put some pressure on Brady and stop a few drives like I'm sure it can (its WAY better now than it was just 6 games ago) and let this unstoppable offense throw up 30+ points on the Pats and we take home the grand prize we've all been waiting for. Brady vs Ryan in the big game........I couldn't have scripted this better myself!
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    When are people going to understand it wasn't defensive play-calling that got us. The defense was gassed because they're on the field too much.
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    In their Super Bowl win vs Seattle, Brady had 2 INTs, had to throw it 50 times to get 300 yards, and New England scored 28 points. If that's how he "has his way" with the Falcons D, the Patriots will lose.
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    FOX 5 ran a story on my grandfather and his lifelong love of the Falcons. Some of you may remember him being honored at halftime last year for being a season ticket holder from the very beginning. He loved the support he got from the boards last time. I just wanted to share why I love this team so much. I don't know how much longer he has, and it would be a dream come true for them to win just one in his lifetime. One College Park resident has been a Falcons fan since day one. 88-year-old Dick "Paw-Paw" Zupp says he is a proud founding fan. From Fulton County Stadium to the Georgia Dome, Paw-Paw is a season ticket holder of fifty one years. He has collected game programs from every Falcons season dating back to 1966. Paw-Paw has overcome everything from major operations to being severely shocked and falling off a 12-foot ladder while working as an electrician. Losing his wife to cancer, the veteran believes he is still on this earth for a special purpose. In addition to working with the youth in College Park, Paw-Paw is extremely passionate about the Falcons. "He's let me stay here for a reason," says Paw-Paw. "I'm still here and I guess He wants me to see [the Falcons] win a super bowl."
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    Sitting here in the Dome before the last Falcons game here. A game which could launch us to the Super Bowl for a chance to finally bring a Lombardi home at last. Filled with fear, anxiety, anticipation, excitement, joy and a strange confidence I cant remember having before. I am so grateful to have the chance to be here. No matter what happens, I love our Birds! Rise Up in Brotherhood and Let's Do This!!!! GO F A L C O N S !
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    I have neither enough rum nor a heart strong enough to handle your scenario so let s just go out and Green Bay them ...
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    My grandson, born in time to be home from the hospital to watch the Falcons win the super bowl! 7 lb 5 oz 20" long , Waylon Colt! Mother and baby doing fine!
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    Before the Super Bowl, when the Boston Globe printed an article that denounced the Falcon fanbase as weak, I wrote back a pretty strong-worded rebuttal. There's a part of it that turned out more prophetic than I ever could have realized at the time: "Should we lose on February 5th, it would hurt. Ache. Devastate. But Falcons fans would endure. We would be back. We are not perched on the precarious wood of any bandwagon." Well d*mn if this hasn't hurt, ached, and devastated over the past two weeks. BUT our fanbase is just as strong as I argued it was in my letter, and everyone on this message board has proven it. I wouldn't have been able to make it through that first week of having to walk all over Boston without being able to come on here and "hang out" with all my fellow fans. And @Tandy, because she's one of the greatest people and coolest Falcons fans around, sent me something pretty amazing to keep carrying me through up here: If you can't quite make out the bottom, it says Massachusetts Chapter. I've worn this all day in my office since its arrival. I'm going to wear this every chance I get this off-season. I'm going to wear this to our game at Gillette in 2017. I'm going to wear this all through the next season. If any Patriots fans want to come at me about it, let 'em. That game was awful, but I feel ZERO shame about being a Falcons fan. In fact, I strongly believe we are the TRUER fanbase, sticking with our team through thick and thin. Somebody's got to keep holding down the fort up here in New England, and I am proud to do it. Thank you so so much, Tandy. You are the best!!!
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    OK guys - I tried to duplicate the ring from our Championship - but I'm just not an artist. I did my best to represent though! We're sitting in 134 - by the Falcons tunnel on the End Zone side - We'll be repping and loud! GO FALCONS - RISE UP IN BROTHERHOOD! We'll also take one of the ones we had at the Green Bay game
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    It's all a part of Quinn's plan to throw off Belichick. He and Shanahan filled the backpack with fake game plans and planted it where someone could get their hands on it. Thus, Quinn is the new NFL Jedi Master!!!!!!!! Your move Bill. Your move.
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    Very sorry you guys didn't win that game. I was so pulling for you and really felt your pain. I would have loved if you guys won the Superbowl instead of the stinking Patriots. Hate the Patriots. Hopefully you guys come back strong next season. I feel your pain, we have been there 2 years ago in the 2014 NFC Championship game vs Seattle.
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    I am not great on mobile with putting pics on but will share a few with you guys if i can
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    I know we all got gut-punched on Sunday night - everyone was miserable and salty and - like me, probably could not go to sleep - physically sick! .....but I have to laugh (ok not laughing but you get the point), at people who want to jump off the bandwagon now - WHY NOW? The Atlanta Falcons have the best collection of talent NOW that they have had in their 51 year franchise history - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? The Atlanta Falcons likely have the best coach NOW that they have had in their 51 year franchise history - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? The Atlanta Falcons have a reigning MVP on their team for first time in 51 year franchise history - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Matt Ryan - QB (MVP) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Julio Jones - WR (best skill position player in all of NFL) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? DeVonta Freeman - RB (best most complete RB in NFL - ok David Johnson/LeVeon Bell might be better) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Tevin Coleman - RB (best #2 RB in NFL) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Top 5 Offensive Line - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Promising Rookie TE - Austin Hooper - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Promising Rookie LBs - Deion Jones/DeVondre Campbell - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? #1 sack guy in NFL - Vic Beasley - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Promising DTs in Grady Jarrett(sure thing) and Hageman(could be a beast if he wants to be) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Deep set of Cornerbacks (Trufant/Alford/Collins/Poole/Goodwin) - by FAR the best in the NFL - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Promising Safety tandem (Neal/Allen) - YOU WANT TO JUMP OFF THE BANDWAGON NOW? Seriously?
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    HOUSTON -- The NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, in their final regular pre-Super Bowl LI practice Friday, got a terrific red zone performance from quarterback Matt Ryan on a chilly, breezy afternoon practice at Rice University. In slightly more than 20 minutes of plays from the 20-yard-line and closer against a scout-team defense, Ryan was perfect. No pass from Ryan to any of his wide receivers, tight ends or backs ever hit the ground. The NFL will announce its 2016 Most Valuable Player on Saturday night in Houston, and you could see exactly why Ryan is a leading candidate for the award after his pristine performance on Rice's grass practice field. "That's Matt," coach Dan Quinn said after the 79-minute practice. "I am so pumped for him, the way he has worked. It is not surprising the offense feels so good about the plan and has practiced so clean. In the past, I think he has overburdened himself at times, going so deep in the game plan. This year, he's really found his rhythm. A week like this, you can see he doesn't force it to one player. What was it -- 13 different players caught touchdown passes from him this year?" That's what it was, and many of those shuffled in an out of the first unit Friday. This was a crisp, decisive and impressive performance by the NFL's highest-scoring offense in 2016.
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    Funny how the defense holds teams under 25 we go the Superbowl. End of story.
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    Nice time to bring this up agent. Why not wait until after the SB? That's all we need is Freeman to be distracted.
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    I know that many, including myself were looking for a place to rewatch the Falcons Championship postgame online. It took some time but I was able to procure the raw, and edited it down, and reduced its size to enable it for web viewing. It starts right at where they switched to Hundley, since that's really where all the celebration began. Enjoy.
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