Originally posted by Zamboner
Atlanta gets no love. 16 to 1!
Ravens, 22 to 1! The Saints get better odds at 18.
I hope that means you are a fellow Dirty Bird. As angry as I was that the press and the so-called "experts" didn't give ATL any respect all season... I have to admit; I didn't either. In fact, my realistic attitude, which others often misconstrue as pessimism (that attitude being I will not predict a win, or, celebrate on the sidelines when there is time left on the clock), was actually engrained into my brain by the very Falcons themselves. I learned over time not to count on ANYTHING until the last second has ticked off the clock. The disappointments far outweigh the few shining moments that the Falcons have had.
That being said, I'm a diehard fan and I cheer them on every week. I feel like the Falcons--assuming we get Tony Gonzalez replaced and hopefully with a talented young free agent--are going to be in the thick of things for the next several years. Matt Ryan is the real deal, and so are Roddy White and Julio Jones. We can't really help but be good.. at least offensively.
If we can get good free agent help in the TE, DE positions we are going to be eyeing an NFC championship game in 2014.