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  1. I think our running game is the key, personally. If we can run the ball and keep Brees off the field it will give us a good chance to win. I also think penalties are going to be important, hopefully we will get some better calls this week than against the Chargers, but I think this game will be close and we don't need to make dumb mistakes (which we haven't done much of so far).

  2. god#%^, you are the reason Atlanta never wins superbowls, world series, stanley cups, NBA Finals.... because we don't deserve it because of fans like you. "Matt Ryan sucks" "Matt Ryan isn't as good as everyone says" Can winning not make you happy?

    apparently not, maybe if we were undefeated, he wouldn't have made that post.

  3. Whoa whoa whoa. Many years I've supported this team (32) but not every year do I believe we're contenders: This year included. As the season progressed, I started to believe. I never said I believed in them during the preseason, but I did and always will support them.

    Oh okay, I wasn't taking a shot at you but I am with you that I support the team year in and year out. Some years it seems like a curse, but I make it. I was raised a Falcons and Braves fans and I am pretty diehard for both teams. My dad has been a big fan since '66 and he actually would dress up in his full football equipment to watch them lose when he was 11 (as he would joke) but I wasn't questioning your belief in the team, I just misunderstood you.

  4. The wins get bigger towards the end of the season.

    We can do this. A good portion of the fans have been getting onboard as this season progresses, but the team has believed in itself from the start.

    I believe because the team believes.

    GO BIRDS!

    I understand that you have believed in this team, but I really think you are being unfair if you say that you expected (or believed) that this team would be in the position that we are in right now. I knew this team would be talented and I was satisfied with our draft that TD and Co. put together before the season (especially Curtis Lofton), but I will be honest, I expected improvement and a fairly competitive football team, but not a team of this caliber.

    Back on topic. That was a good post, and a true post. This is going to be a very tough game and a dome without friendly fans is going to be something different for Matt Ryan. I do think however that he is prepared for it, and I feel confident that if he falters tomorrow, it will be a learning experience for him and will help him in the future. I am not saying that I want or think that he is going to play poorly, I just feel that Ryan will learn from his failures as well. The Falcons need to treat these last four games as playoff games, and both dome games, tomorrow and when we travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings, are going to be very tough games to win. On a side note, I am excited to see both games because the Saints will really test our pass defense tomorrow, and Adrian Peterson will surely test our run defense in a few weeks.

    To wrap it up, I want to say that if this team loses the final four games (which won't happen, this is just a what-if scenario) it would still be a enormous victory for the organization and the city of Atlanta (and for those fans who don't live in GA, you too). I think that the ownership has made the right moves this time and we will see the longest run of success this franchise has ever seen, ****, and I cross my fingers when I say this, we might even win a Superbowl in this era.

  5. Obviously not.

    The problem with mandatory safety courses is that they set up conditions for exclusion which violates the idea of an inherent right

    For example, as an indirect means of gun control the govt could regulate the cost of such mandatory training and make it so expensive that your average person couldn't afford it.

    As alternate plan would be for the govt (state or federal) to make the schedule of training; only allowing minimal courses so very few people could have access; or they could make the certification needed to become a govt approved trainer near impossible to get, etc...

    The second amendment reads "shall not be infringed." The mandatory training aspect, while seeming like a good idea at first glance, is ripe for manipulation.

    You are right. I commend you. I am however concerned about the future of concealed carry permits, but instead of talking about this on a football board, I'll just pm you.

  6. I bought a Gun its got a Safety switch,

    I actually couldnt believe they sold guns without them,

    but they do.

    Pretty stupid IMO

    Even BB guns have a Safety

    Well glocks have three safeties but none are of the traditional trigger safety variety. Glocks (and clones made by Springfield and Smith and Wesson, even Kimber has come out with one) are designed for use by Military and Police. The safeties on glocks make the trigger pull longer, and prevent accidental firing from dropping the gun. Anyone who has a gun, should be properly trained and now their gun before they purchase it. They also need to have some type of firearm safety course, and I am as right wing as it gets when it comes to the second amendment.

  7. Plaxico Burress.......we all know the saga but the NYPD must be idiots if they believe the story.

    Around 1:50 a.m., as Burress fumbled with the glass in his hand, the .40-caliber Glock slipped down his leg, and as he grabbed at it, he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself in the thigh. Witnesses reported hearing a “pop” as his legs started to quiver and the pistol dropped from his pant leg to the floor.

    Problem a glock is single action meaning that the hammer on his glock was PULLED BACK IN A FIRING POSITION......if you ask me....I can understand an NFL player carrying a gun for protection, but a round chambered and the hammer back......you would not only be a criminal but an idiot to boot.......UNBELEIVABLE

    There are no single action action glocks, they are no hammers on glocks either, it is double action only. But there are no safeties on them, only a small trigger safety, causing the gun to have a longer trigger pull so it is harder to accidentally fire. I am not defending Plax, just correcting the facts.

    edit: mcsupersport said something similar to my statement before, sorry to repeat what was said.

    In regards to Xanthri08: mcsupersport is correct, Glocks have NO HAMMERS the firing pin is engaged by a striker, NOT a hammer. You are incorrect in that if he had a glock he could have been carrying it cocked and locked, you can't do that with Glocks. If he had a pistol with a hammer, such as a 1911 style (Colt, Springfield, Kimber), Decock style (Sig Sauer, Jericho, HK USP), or revolver (Smith and Wesson, Taurus) that would be possible. And I don't mean to be a jerk, but you don't know what you are talking about with guns and your argument on Plaxico's lack of responsibility when it comes to guns (and in other aspects of his life, but that is a completely different subject) loses all credibility when your facts are more crooked than a politician.

  8. Good work on those stats. We have a relatively low number of Pro Bowlers in comparison to teams like the Cowboys, but I guess it comes down to a popularity contest and winning seasons.

    I would hope White makes it this season, maybe Turner too.

    Popularity contest and the fact that our franchise hasn't been very good. I think we are turning the corner, but then again, I thought this when we drafted Vick. But it is fun to watch the games again.

  9. And for whatever reason, we're a team that historically struggles against Tampa despite the QB or coaching staff.

    Carolina is a better match-up for us. We'll see what we're made of and even the Joey Harrington-led, Petrino coached team went up there and pulled out a win.

    I think Carolina had some motivation issues last year, they look like a much better team on the field this season, and they have two pretty good backs. They have historically run the ball well on us, we will see how good our rush defense is this week, not to mention this guy called Steve Smith they have, Houston needs to be ready b/c Smith will present some problems for our secondary.

  10. We have done so well early that the National Press has no idea what we are.

    A few things to consider.

    1. We were picked by many to maybe win 1 game.

    2. We have clearly defied that in the first 3 games.

    Here is the media credibility problem we face.

    We soundly defeated the Lions and Chiefs.

    Rather than give us any credit, the media has simply called the Lions and Chiefs the very worst teams.

    Instead of saying we are good, the media claims that the Lions and Chiefs are more horrible than we are.

    Still no credit in the national media.

    Until we defeat one or more of the "media darlings" like Carolina, we won't get any National recognition.

    Here is what happens after we beat the Panthers.

    Next weeks headlines will be something like this:

    Should the Panthers FIRE John Fox now?

    and

    Are these Falcons possibly REAL? Possibly, by then we could be leading the NFC South.

    If we beat Green Bay the following week, the media will be asking,"Is Aaron Rogers good enough?"

    and

    Are these Falcons possibly REAL? Only, If we are leading the NFC South.

    If we beat the Bears, we may get some backing for being a decent team but still no major headlines.

    The Bye week we won't be discussed unless we are leading the NFC South.

    If and only IF we could beat the Eagles and be leading the NFC South will we get the national media support.

    The media is so fickle we may, just MAY be able to remain Under the Radar til mid-season when the team will probably reach it's full strength after the offense and defense have time to be completely bonded and Matt and the receivers get their timing fully established.

    I hope we can stay under the radar that long.

    You're getting way ahead of yourself, this week is going to be a tough *** game. If we win I will be thrilled, but I'm not going into it expecting to win, the team should because they represent the organization on the field, but I know it's going to be tough.

  11. I think if we keep this up this year, next year will be the year we could make the playoffs. I still have to commend the coaching staff on what they have done to take this 4-12 joke of a team last year into a team that is competitive and will win it's share of games. However, I don't want to see the week to week ups and downs that some of these posters go through. One week we are going to make the playoffs, next week we are a horrible *** football team that is the same 'ol Falcons. If you have more of an even keel and don't get too up and too down, you can truly enjoy watching the games as well as watching this team grow.

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