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Bandwagon alert! Lots of folks really like the 2010 Falcons


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Lots of folks were saying lots of nice things about the Falcons this time a year ago, and that was understandable. The Falcons were coming off an improbable playoff season and were a feel-good story. Today the Falcons are coming off a 9-7 season in which they were eliminated from postseason consideration with three games to go … and lots of folks are still saying lots of nice things about their chances in 2010.

From Michael Kun of the Washington Post’s NFL blog The League: “I’ll give you a non-playoff team [from 2009] that’s going to go all the way to the NFC Championship game, barring a major injury. The Atlanta Falcons.”

From Andy Benoit, writing for the New York Times’ NFL blog The Fifth Down:

Let’s see: Modest success the previous year; no burden of high expectations; distinct offensive and defensive identity; star quarterback; and improvements in most key areas of weakness. Sounds pretty good. And we haven’t even mentioned the stability at the top (another trait the Saints, Steelers and Giants all shared, by the way). Owner Arthur Blank and GM Thomas Dimitroff run their program with great chemistry. Perhaps even Super Bowl caliber chemistry.

Let the record reflect that Benoit still tabs the Falcons to finish second in the NFC South and suggests they “may still be a player or two short of Super Bowl caliber.” The greater point is that enthusiasm for this team coming off a (slightly) disappointing season seems every bit as great in many circles as it did for one that had seen everything break right in 2008.

Browsing the magazine rack at Kroger yesterday, I noted that the Sporting News Pro Football yearbook picks the Falcons to win the NFC South, which is the home of the reigning Super Bowl titlist. And I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that these glowing forecasts mesh with my own. Last month I picked the Falcons to go 12-4, win their division and play Dallas for the NFC title.

I am, as we’re all too aware, thick as a brick. But even a goofball feels encouraged when more clever folks are seeing the same thing he is. At least this goofball does.

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It's nice to finally get some positive media recognition.

Yep....Now comes the hard part.....proving it on the field.

I believe we will.

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I've never been one that needed respect from media types.

It's almost a curse.

I'd much rather go under the radar, kick as, take names and bring a Lombardi home.

Does every sentence you make have to have Trust me or Lombardi in it? :lol: Yeah, but I agree I could care less about media hype as well. Although it is highly unlikely for this years unit to go under the radar, nothing like the opponent knowing they are in trouble before we get there.

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

Reading this, I think I got a Bad Attitude as well!!!! Let the decapitation begin!!!! +1

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

I've had this attitude since '08 REV believe you me...

I'm listening to "BMF" by Rick Ross right now and I feel like chopping some legs off!!! :angry:

Mind you, the song has nothing to do with this topic, but the track goes hard!!!

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

I like it Rev....I love football teams who play with a swagger.

That should be us this year. Let's smack our opponents in the mouth after the coin toss and beat them into submission for the next 3 hours..... :)

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If Dunta is even 25% better than Chris Houston...

If anyone on the DL besides Babs or Abe even shows up for the games...

If Jenkins decides to play like an NFL starting WR at some point...

If we stay modestly healthy...

We win the whole thing. This team is ready, with the right mix of young and old, and explosive offensive talent to be big time.

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

Rev, quit shouting. It makes my eyes hurt.

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I'VE GOT A BAD ATTITUDE ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON.

AND OUR TEAM OUGHT TO HAVE ONE TOO. BEAT EVERY

BODY UP ... I MEAN EVERYBODY. IF IT AIN'T WEARING

OUR COLORS, MESS IT UP. MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF

THEM PAY A PRICE FOR HAVING US ON THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN TEAM OUT THERE THAT WE PLAN

TO DECAPITATE .... AND I MEAN TWICE. AND THEY KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

WE ARE IN A BAD MOOD ... THE WHOLE SEASON.

LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. :angry:

Hey REV......If I send you a useful keyboard and some instructions on how to use caps lock, would you fall in with the rest of us? Or would that be a major blow to your alleged significance on this message board?

How 'bout I send you some 50yd line tickets for the Bucs/Falcons game this season? I'll pick you up at the Greyhound terminal, take you out to Deja Vu for the tit show...and check you in to a secure convalesence home for the night....

Let me know dude....I'm busy with my trip to San Francisco right now......

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