ATLfanatic Posted October 18, 2010 Share Posted October 18, 2010 (edited) This board never fails at being so predictable after a win or loss: "We're elite, we're going to the Super Bowl"......"Fire Mularky, we're overrated, Matt Ryan yadda yadda yadda. The truth is:1. The toughest part of our schedule is behind us; 4 of next 5 at home, all winnable including the away game @ St. Louis (yes we are better than them). Baltimore is the only forseeable loss (even if so, that'll leave us at 8-3 but 9-2 is very possible and good position)2. Speaking of position, we are still the #2 seed in the NFC (due to Giants 3-0 conference record to our 3-1, but with a brutal finish of games, including 2 stretches of 3 of 4 on the road) Chicago's loss was worse than ours due to the fact it was at home and Cutler will not last the season in that Martz offense (6 more sacks yesterday after coming off a concussion). Green Bay is injury-riddled with no running game and spiralling downward. You don't fear anyone in the NFC West. Even though Philly beat us, they still have 5 division games left, which are much more tougher than our 5 remaining division games, plus they got Indy, Minny, Tennessee, and Houston on their schedule to go along with that.3. Mike Smith is coaching our team. If this was Jim Mora, I would be worried because his teams start off great too but fade in the second half of the season. I don't see that in this regime, plus we're still a young team and will get better as the season progresses.So guys, if we can just be a bit more even-keeled not to get so high after a win or panicky after a loss (after all, that's what Bill Belichick teams do, Mike Tomlin teams, Dungy teams, and I'm pretty sure Mike Smith teams do in the NFL) They will address the issues (they have been since the TD-Mike Smith combination has arrived here), and we can still realistically go 12-4 or 13-3 and wrap up home field advantage throughout the playoffs this season (the MNF Saints game will be key because they are coming). If we were in the AFC, however, I would be a bit more worried, but we're not so there :P Edited October 18, 2010 by ATLfanatic Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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