I think Kyle was in on the screw job. 28 points was just MR2 and crew doing their thing. Kyle was never really a Falcon, he used this place to get what he really wanted, his own team. So when it came time for US to play in the big show, he was more than happy to work a little deal with the refs and whoever tells them to screw certain teams over, because he's so forking arrogant and conceited that he believes EVERYTHING the Falcons did during his time here they were able to do because of him and only HIM. He's never belonged, and has always resented not being treated like a god by the players when he rode into town in his golden chariot. He resented being lambasted in the media for being a little selfish douchenozzle, and he above all resented having to compromise this season with MR2 by tweaking his magic scheme that did jack squat last year. By allowing Ryan some say so in how the offense was run, and giving him at least the option of the no huddle at times, we had great success, and that pissed little Shabby off. Because he was being proved wrong in front of the whole world, his system was't perfect, and here was the proof. The FO can say anything they want about that, but the proof is in the pudding for anyone with eyes to see. This years offensive scheme was completely different than last years (throw it to Julio), and it had more Matt Ryan on it than Shabbyham. He's a bitter little twerp, so there was no way he was going to allow the team that defied him and relegated him to the booth upstairs taking away his precious screen time win a super bowl.
First thing he says to the 9ers is gonna be, "If Matt Ryan and the rest of the Falcons had done everything I told them to they would have won SB51. Instead they wanted to do it their way, and thought they knew better than me, and look at where it got them."
I knew it was a bad idea when we hired him, hated him the first year, didn't trust him this year, but was impressed by our team in spite of him. That said, fluk him.