ayla Posted October 22, 2007 Share Posted October 22, 2007 this entire organization is at rock bottom; worse, there is little to embrace with hope for immediate improvement and less hope for the choices and decisions necessary to effect a positive change. i have no idea whether bobby petrino will turn out to be a highly successful, average, or below average nfl coach. only time will tell. however, i do know this about the falcon's organizational choices and decisions under their current owner and general manager: questionable, if not cripling!in 1997 the falcons hired a proven coach, dan reeves, who had taken three teams to the super bowl. yes, i know he lost all three, but had he been given a terrell davis to compliment john elway, not doubt his teams would have won or least been more competitive in these games. then, this same coach took an entirely different organization to the super bowl in 1998, and after 3 lean years of rebuilding again, took a little know team to green bay and won at lambeau field for the first time ever in the playoffs.in 2002, his team loses the qb who this team was built around and, despite the success of the 2003 team with reeves' player, in my opinion this team has been slowly spiraling down ever since.the road to our "rock bottom" today:firing dan reeves after the "broken leg" season.hiring jim mora, a man of questionable character (snorting ammonia with his players?)awarding an exciting, yet still unproven and arguably flawed (passing mechanics) qb a contract that even today has handcuffed this team financially.a team that has failed miserably (and some who admittedly quit) in the last, most critical games of the past two seasons.staking the future of the team to a qb who anyone with simple "street sense" could tell was exhibiting some behavior the past few years that was curious, bizarre and suspicious.ignoring number 5 above and trading away a qb this year that has as much potential as anyone we could draft this or next year.picking a guy, jamal anderson, who hasn't come close to a sack this year, is often dominated by an ol, and today i witnessed completely taking several plays off with minimal effort.essentially giving away a potential game changing kick returner (rossum) who has already contributed mightily to now new team, the steelers.cutting a proven nfl kicker for a project a costing the team one, perhaps two games early in the season.number 8 & 9 above are critical decision blunders! with a team in transition and looking for early momentum, a "money" kicker and the occasional great punt return can make a big difference in close games--critical to a team like the falcons with a fragile psych!i could go on and on with specifics but this could perhaps create too much argument and debate. i do believe that one central theme with this team provides little room for debate or dissention, and that is this team we are looking at is clearly a broken machine and this is the fault of the executives who make decisions for this entire organization.we have quickly gone from a team with hope and promise to perhaps one of the worst 5 franchises in the nfl today. even more sadly and depressing for me personally, given the recent draft choices, trades and personnel choices by this same organization, i hold little or no hope of this changing for, many, many seasons.it happened quickly, didn't it?from a 21 year season ticket holder, atlanta native, and lifetime falcon fan. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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