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Had to go with Nobis, Tuggle, Ryan and Blank. Nobis and Tuggle were career long Falcons who were exceptional players and probably our only 2 decent arguments for HOF players. Ryan is our greatest QB and our current turnaround after so many years of doing nothing is mostly thanks to Blank, IMO.

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Had to go with Nobis, Tuggle, Ryan and Blank. Nobis and Tuggle were career long Falcons who were exceptional players and probably our only 2 decent arguments for HOF players. Ryan is our greatest QB and our current turnaround after so many years of doing nothing is mostly thanks to Blank, IMO.

I can agree with you on Nobis but I would place William Andrews above Tuggle

way back when Madden was still doing MNF, he said if he could build a team from scratch his first player would be William Andrews. I not a Madden fan but it just show how respected WA was.

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Had to go with Nobis, Tuggle, Ryan and Blank. Nobis and Tuggle were career long Falcons who were exceptional players and probably our only 2 decent arguments for HOF players. Ryan is our greatest QB and our current turnaround after so many years of doing nothing is mostly thanks to Blank, IMO.

Same here

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I appreciate the love shown to the older generation but the fact is, this team just hasnt had the type of success historically that justifies doing an All-Pre 2000s Mt Rushmore.

Personally, given the options presented, I went with this:

Jessie Tuggle

Matt Ryan

Tommy Nobis

Roddy White

White has been a top shelf receiver in a pass dominant league for longer than any previous Falcon and at a higher level, IMO. Matt has clearly performed to a level that he's unquestionably the best QB in franchise history and has consistently won at a level higher than expectation would dictate. Did you know that Matt Ryan is Top 5ish in terms of wins over expectation over the last 30 or so years?

Tuggle gets it because obviously. Same thing with Nobis, the best historical Falcon in terms of overall place in the league.

Other candidates worthy of serious consideration: Tommy Dimitroff, Arthur Blank, Keith Brooking (surprised he didnt get a mention given the fact that he was one of the better LBs in the league for almost his entire Falcons career and he played on the SB team).

I can see subbing in Humphrey for Nobis or Roddy.....but to go 4 deep on the "classic" Falcons unnecessarily short changes the success this team has had over the last 5 years in a league that is arguably stronger than it ever has been.

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agree w/ Paulitik/Larry:

Matt Ryan - most significant player in Falcons 47yr history

Roddy White - owns most receiving records already - great player

Jessie Tuggle - came out of nowhere to be an all-pro player (should be knocked off in future)

Tommy Nobis - first player drafted in Falcons history - did not disappoint

No Bartkowski - loved Bart but there can be only one QB and Matt Ryan is on verge of owning all the passing records in 5 short seasons.

No Deion - he simply was not a Falcon long enough - if he signed a second deal w/ Falcons, then he would most definitely be on this list.

No Van Note - he wins the longevity award but he was just good not great for a long time.

No Brooking(s) - had to add the "s"....pile jumper had about 2 good years and then lived off rep.

No Michael Turner - he was very close but 5 years total don't get you on Rushmore.

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agree w/ Paulitik/Larry:

Matt Ryan - most significant player in Falcons 47yr history

Roddy White - owns most receiving records already - great player

Jessie Tuggle - came out of nowhere to be an all-pro player (should be knocked off in future)

Tommy Nobis - first player drafted in Falcons history - did not disappoint

No Bartkowski - loved Bart but there can be only one QB and Matt Ryan is on verge of owning all the passing records in 5 short seasons.

No Deion - he simply was not a Falcon long enough - if he signed a second deal w/ Falcons, then he would most definitely be on this list.

No Van Note - he wins the longevity award but he was just good not great for a long time.

No Brooking(s) - had to add the "s"....pile jumper had about 2 good years and then lived off rep.

No Michael Turner - he was very close but 5 years total don't get you on Rushmore.

Little contradiction here 5 years is good enough for Ryan but not good enough for Turner?????

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Had to go with Nobis, Tuggle, Ryan and Blank. Nobis and Tuggle were career long Falcons who were exceptional players and probably our only 2 decent arguments for HOF players. Ryan is our greatest QB and our current turnaround after so many years of doing nothing is mostly thanks to Blank, IMO.

Exactly what I voted and for the exact same reasons. You can't count Sanders because he left after a short period to win Super Bowls elsewhere.

Though one person I really feel should be on that list is "The Great Dane" Morten Anderson. A guaranteed 1st ballot hall of famer and the NFL's ALL TIME leading scorer. Even though his most productive years were in NOLA he made the clutch kick to get us into our only Super Bowl. He was a hallmark of consistency in his final few years with very high FG percentages. One year, he made everything he kicked up to 46 yards...including a 46 yarder that made it by a half yard. So, his 47 yard attempt? It missed short by a half yard. THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS CONSISTENCY.

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agree w/ Paulitik/Larry:

Matt Ryan - most significant player in Falcons 47yr history

Roddy White - owns most receiving records already - great player

Jessie Tuggle - came out of nowhere to be an all-pro player (should be knocked off in future)

Tommy Nobis - first player drafted in Falcons history - did not disappoint

No Bartkowski - loved Bart but there can be only one QB and Matt Ryan is on verge of owning all the passing records in 5 short seasons.

No Deion - he simply was not a Falcon long enough - if he signed a second deal w/ Falcons, then he would most definitely be on this list.

No Van Note - he wins the longevity award but he was just good not great for a long time.

No Brooking(s) - had to add the "s"....pile jumper had about 2 good years and then lived off rep.

No Michael Turner - he was very close but 5 years total don't get you on Rushmore.

On the other hand some of those players played during the lean years and without their contributions there most likely would be no Atlanta Falcons Today they were the only gate draw

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