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  1. And come to think that there is still a draft, along with post June 1 cuts to add even more talent to this roster. With the Gibraltar-sized chip on their shoulders from, well, you know, they won't be arriving in Flowery Branch with any sense of entitlement, either. This is going to be a very hungry bunch...
  2. Two daughters, one in middle school. Enjoy them while they're young and not emptying your bank account...
  3. Nobody in this division is a pushover. All four teams will go into the season thinking that they have a shot at making it three straight years of an NFC South champion getting to the Super Bowl. We'll soon find out...
  4. IMHO, I'm more worried about the teams within the division than anything else coming from the other teams in the NFC. Not only because of familiarity but I'll put the Aints, Panthers, and Bucs up against any of the other three top teams in the conference. You're telling me that the Bucs couldn't stay with Seattle, New Orleans couldn't score with Green Bay, or that Carolina wouldn't have a chance against Dallas? I'll agree with Sam, here. This is no doubt the toughest division in the conference, if not the NFL. Whoever comes out of the South might have a ticket punched for Minneapolis come February...
  5. They get a DE in the draft to ride shotgun with Beasley and Quinn might get convicted of conspiracy for murder (16 counts)...
  6. I just knew that Don Arthur would come through. I guess the other guys can get a medal for trying hard...
  7. Don Arthur knows what to do...
  8. I'm still getting over him getting his ankles broken (twice!!!) by Freeman on MNF, which shows me an inability to break down in space to make a tackle. I say no...
  9. As much as I harken back to no team returning to the Super Bowl the year after losing one since the advent of the salary cap in '94, barring injuries (and another 4th quarter meltdown), I can honestly see the Falcons bucking the trend and winning it all next season. I do not see a flash in the pan scenario like I did after they lost to Denver in SB 33. And besides, what team in pro sports have a bigger chip on their shoulder than they currently have? No doubt that the division is going to be tough to repeat. Tampa will be better, Carolina may have been humbled enough from losing last year to work hard again, and the Saints are always dangerous with Brees and Payton calling the shots. But again, barring injuries, this is the team they (along with the rest of the conference) are looking up to and wanting to be like (the 4th quarter of the last game notwithstanding). I have them making the playoffs as the floor next year. The ceiling? Well...
  10. I wouldn't say #1 defense. Remember how this team won games last year. Big lead, then having opponents getting theirs against the B-listers in garbage time. There would be a LOT of garbage time moments during the regular season (and playoffs) if the Falcons managed to somehow pull that off...
  11. You're not lying. With the exception of you know who, none of the other five scare me as automatic 'Ls. At the time last year's schedule came out, some of us had them 2-4 at best starting out the season. I'd prioritize adding a starting-caliber lineman to upgrade from Chester (he is 35 after all), another bookend pass rusher to go along with Beasley (can never have too many), a free safety to at least push Allen for the starting spot, praying that Fuller is healthy enough to push Weems out the door, maybe a linebacker to free Beasley to rush the passer more often, a kicker to replace Bryant in the event he hangs them up, as well as replacements for Babs and Freeney in case they also retire. Then we have to have some folks to come in to replace Reed and Tyson Jackson if/when they are released for salary cap purposes as well. Good distraction, folks...
  12. At this point, they have no other recourse. As of right now, this is their legacy. Each one of them has to own it. Even as fans, we have to own this one. Either they allow this to eat at them like a cancerous tumor like the 1980, 1998, or 2012 Falcon teams did after devastating losses or they grow a resolve unlike any team we've ever seen in this franchise's history. As painful as this is, they must have a determination to never leave a building with such a feeling again. Besides, if Tom Brady can have a revenge tour, why can't they??
  13. You missed my edited version...
  14. I wish I could debate with you on this; I really do. But I can't. After last night's debacle for the ages, the Falcons just became the 1996 Braves without the title from the previous year. Both had championships all but wrapped up, only to find new and creative ways to blow them. After the Braves lost to the Yankees, along with the postseason losses that followed, fans lost hope of them being able to turn the corner. We know the rest of the story. The only way they can possibly (I did say possibly) redeem themselves is to win it all under this regime and soon. There is nothing else good that can come out of this otherwise...
  15. Likewise...