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  1. In other words, back up the Brinks truck, Son of Jesse is going to get paid...
  2. You're not kidding. Bill Belichick would've been a 7-9 type of coach with Smith running the show. And while we are still licking our wounds from that game a year ago, this franchise is in much better shape since the Don took control from the Smith family. Since AB bought the team in 2002, we've had a grand total of five losing seasons since. To put in perspective, they had five winning seasons in the '80s and '90s combined...
  3. He's not lying, I remember this. After Rozelle intervened, the Falcons couldn't give the HC job away. Terry Donahue later turned it down, then Vermeil turned it down; even lifelong NFL assistants looking to make the jump ducked and ran for cover. It was as if the entire coaching profession looked at Rankin's team and was like 'nah, I'm good'. The only one left standing was Campbell, who Henning brought in to save face after the team finished near the bottom in offense and defense. No one in town with a clue about football had confidence that he could turn things around and well, we were right. As I've stated many times before, if you think 28-3 was bad (it was), try rooting on this team when 8 wins was what you got from combined seasons...
  4. Great point made here. Say what you want about Glanville (and I have) but he completely changed the vibe that the franchise had back then. It went from a stale, tired, boring, bad team we knew with Henning and Campbell to one that could at least make it worth your while to watch much less buy tickets to see live...
  5. This is like picking which child of mine I love the most. I'll just list a few... 1991 Playoffs vs. the Aints. To this day, it's still the only time the two ever played each other in the postseason. All I remember are Saint fans tossing whatever wasn't nailed down in frustration and the cops having to escort us out of there. What joy to deliver that lump of coal into their post-Christmas stockings. 2017 NFC Title Game vs. the Packers. Closing out the dome in style by dishing out one of the most epic beatdowns in recent playoff memory. 1998 NFC Title Game vs. the Vikings. In my mind, it still reigns as one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history. For selfish reasons, of course. 1998 NFC Divisional Game vs. the 49ers. Just about everyone nationally had the 49ers winning this game based upon our poor history against them alone. Boy, were they mistaken. 2015 win vs. Dallas. Freeman's breakout game, the defense shutting them out in the second half after spotting them 28 points, the offense looking unstoppable. Speaking of which... 2016 season finale vs. the Aints. That first half was the epitome of perfection. To this day, I never seen Sean Payton have the look of confusion, defeat, and despair as he did that day. 2004 NFC Divisional vs. the Rams. The official closing of the 'greatest show on turf'. Vick running wild, Allan Rossum doing his best Dante Hall impersonation, the defense nearly killing Marc Bulger on live TV. As Stockton said on the telecast, if this was a fight, they'd stop it...
  6. Poe wants to stay but the numbers he's going to get elsewhere may not allow it. Levitre might be a cap casualty, especially if there's a cheaper, younger veteran option at guard who is just as good. Reed or even Clayborne might also be gone. With McKinley emerging and a need to put Beasley at end to rush full-time, that might allow for one of them to bolt. Schweitzer, Garland, or Harlow. With the likelihood of them adding a veteran right guard to start, there's no doubt that at least one of them are as good as gone. Make that two if Levitre returns. Hardy, Hall, possibly Roberts, and maybe even Gabriel if he can't get himself more involved in the passing game other than the occasional screen. Opposing teams didn't pay the price for placing at least half of their secondary on Julio. Sanu is good but he can't be your only other option at receiver who can manage to get open while JJ is getting double and triple-teamed. Translation: expect an upgrade here as well. Coleman is a good story and all but you just can't bring him back. As much as we complain about Chester no longer being here, Dimarco was a much bigger loss than I could've imagined. They have to be looking at other options, athough they might be looking to cheap out at this position to save $$$...
  7. This is a Hall of Fame thread. The dates 10/6 and 1/14 shall be in remembrance forever and should be deemed as optional days off for Falcon fans...
  8. They say that it wasn't as bad? At least our team lost to a legendary quarterback who is one of, if not the greatest to ever play, with everything having to break right for him to pull it off in overtime. The guy who did them like an adult film star at a casting call was effin Case Keenum, who won about as many playoff games as I have before today. I don't know about you but had the Falcons lost like that yesterday, I might have deactivated my account here...
  9. OMFG. I am literally on the floor and have tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard at this. I can't stop... As I always say, the biggest joy of team sports isn't just to watch your favorite team win. It's to watch your team's rivals LOSE...
  10. Oh man, pin this one...
  11. I try not to think about it...
  12. Showing my age but if I can recall, for this franchise, Quinn and Reeves are tied with three postseason wins. No other Falcon head coach has more than one (Mora, Bennett, Smith, and Glanville)...
  13. Yup. Best believe that the sprinkler system will get 'accidentally' left on the night before kickoff...
  14. Still. Too. Soon...