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 Breaking down the Falcons' ranking

July 21, 2008 11:00 AM

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

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The Falcons have a new coach (Mike Smith), a mostly new roster and a refurbished Georgia Dome. But, according to our preseason power rankings, they're still one of the NFL's worst teams. They're rated No. 32 (dead last) and no one from our panel ranked them better than No. 29.

I ranked Atlanta No. 31, even though I think Smith is going to be an excellent coach and I like a lot of the moves the Falcons made in the offseason. But you can't immediately heal the wounds inflicted by Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino and it takes time to overhaul a roster after getting rid of the likes of Warrick Dunn, Alge Crumpler and DeAngelo Hall.

Running back Michael Turner will help the offense a lot and Matt Ryan will be a good quarterback -- at some point. But it's going to take some time for Ryan and the Falcons to become contenders.

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FALCONMAMA, THE 1981 DIVISIONAL PLAY-OFF GAME BETWEEN ATLANTA AND DALLAS WILL AIR AT 4:00PM ON THE NFL STATION. I DON'T MAKE THREADS SO TELL THE GUYS ABOUT IT. FOR THOSE WHO'VE NEVER SEEN BART, THIS IS A GOOD GLIMPSE. I'M NOT WATCHING. I CAN REMEMBER LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. WE HAD THAT GAME WON.:)
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But you can't immediately heal the wounds inflicted by Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino and it takes time to overhaul a roster after getting rid of the likes of Warrick Dunn, Alge Crumpler and DeAngelo Hall.
Why does ESPN insist on talking about Vick, Petrino, and the loss of an old Dunn, regresssing Crumpler, and a loud-mouth Hall????? Okay we get it, none of those guys will come back, but the REAL fan base has moved on.
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