Supes™ Posted October 29, 2014 Share Posted October 29, 2014 We all remember 2008. The train wreck called the Atlanta Falcons was projected by most talking heads to win 1 or 2 games but ended up 11-5 and in the playoffs! Next came our first ever back-to-back winning seasons, followed by 4 more playoff appearances in subsequent seasons. 3 of those 4 playoff games were downright embarrassing (Green Bay, New York, San Francisco), and 1 was a narrow escape (Seattle), but by gawd, we were in the playoffs! A couple of 13-3 seasons and NFC South crowns, 10 yards away from a Super Bowl (San Fran), and plenty of reasons to believe that, with a little tweaking, the Promised Land was finally right around the corner!But no. We have witnessed the complete and utter collapse of a promising football team. Blame injuries, blame Smitty, blame TD, blame Nolan, Koetter and Blank. Blame whomever and whatever. Blame the gods of football, but it is what it is and the writing is on the wall. It's time for a thorough retooling in Flowery Branch and it will come at season's end, no doubt.Part of me is excited to anticipate a new brand of football in Atlanta with new directions and renewed hope. Part of me languishes over how long it could take a new regime to get this team back on it's feet or if that may happen at all. But the biggest part of me is just sad. We were cooking up what promised to be a delicious stew in Atlanta but it soured almost overnight and now we gotta chunk it and start over with new cooks in the kitchen, yet to be determined. We need master chefs in the ATL. No more short-order cooks from the Waffle House, please. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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