Thoughts on the Falcons?

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I found time Friday to watch the Atlanta Falcons lose to the New York Jets 31-16 in the teams' preseason opener. I know many fans couldn't care less about preseason games, but it's a great chance to get a first look at your favorite team.

Two Falcons rookies impressed me in their preseason debuts: wide receiver Laurent Robinson and running back Jason Snelling. Who do you think stood out for the Falcons?

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hutch866's picture
Submitted by hutch866 on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 8:12pm.

Who cares, it's time for the Little League World Series.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 6:42pm.

Michael Vick was the standout of that game and all the rest this year because he was not there and won't be at any others. The Falcons built their team around him and now that they don't have him - big time trouble coming. They will lose at least 10 games this year and not be a factor in the playoffs for 2 more years. Thanks Mikie.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 6:52pm.

Did you listen to him on KHJ or KRTH or both.

Conservatism – apply it directly to the forehead.

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Submitted by Football Face on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:07pm.

Yeah, they lost - so what - at least they finally got to hit someone other than themselves.

Who impressed me? I saw some nice zip on a few Shockley passes, but I doubt he'll ever be the man for this team.

Neither of those two teams will make the playoffs this year, but you can't go there every year - that is, unless you're New England, Indianapolis, Baltimore....

The South will rise again though. Heck, New Orleans is fixing to win the NFC South and go deep in the playoffs again. They might even make the Super Bowl.

Good job, Kevin and the rest of the staff at The Citizen on trying to kick start some conversation. I may not want to comment on your incessant baseball blogs (most boring sport ever), but I'll chime in on every football topic possible.

Maybe it's just from being down in the trenches through college (O-line, baby!!), but I always get a little restless those last few weeks leading up to the regular season.

Good luck Falcons, you're gonna need it. I have a feeling you'll be the southern answer to the Cleveland Browns (the current incarnation not the Kosar era ones).

And Git man, not all hip hop is hate anthems. Blast a little Tribe Called Quest or The Roots one night and chill. I get the feeling you could use it.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:28pm.

It will be a learning process for sure.

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:25pm.

The Atlanta Falcons represent me no way, shape, or form. These days the Atlanta Falcons are very good representives for the likes of our Street Thug Clayton Countian neighbors.

Bring in some class act players like Tom Pridemore and Scott Case. Eliminate all that ghetto hate music they blast at us and stop glamourizing the culture of violence and I'll become a season ticket holder once again.

Until then the Falcons can rot in the same hole as Michael Vick's dead pets.

I know some of these guys weren't perfect. But how about some of these missed names:

Morton Anderson
Deion Sanders
Tommy Nobis
Gerald Riggs
Terrance Matthews
Tom Pridemore
Scott Case

And our very own Fayette County resident Ron Mabry. Smiling


"That man was Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard".


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Submitted by Tug13 on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:06pm.

What about our own Keith Brooking? Warrick Dunn? They are good guys and always doing something to help others. Smiling

My children still have their season tickets and are happy Vick is gone. They think the Falcons made a big mistake when they let Matt Shaub go. Smiling

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Submitted by Football Face on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:09pm.

The Texans won't even get close to a .500 record with him behind center. Your quarterback is often not your whole team and Schaub isn't even in the same stratosphere as a quarterback who is (Brady, Manning, etc.)

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Submitted by Tug13 on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:16pm.

The game the Falcons play against Schaub will be interesting! Smiling

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Submitted by Football Face on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 5:13pm.

I think both teams probably have that one circled as a likely win.
Give the edge to The 'Cons since its at The Dome. It ain't Lambeau, but you gotta play with what you got.
Besides, until Houston proves otherwise, they are a second or third tier team. It's a shame, but so is Atlanta.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 11:11am.

I know you are trying to get someone to discuss Atlanta sports, but why?
How should I comment on who stood out in a bad loss?

These are scrimmages and not meaningful anyway they way they play them. 3-4 quarterbacks and who knows how many regular players for a few plays?

First thing is: we have players who are ticket sellers (Vick was) and we have players who play the whole game, and we have players who just kick, etc.

It is a team sport no matter who stands out. That won't win!

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Submitted by Kevin Wandra on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:38pm.


Preseason games might be boring, but they are meaningful. Many undrafted free agents, rookies and other players on the bubble are judged by their coaches by how they play in preseason games. (They are judged by how well they perform in practice, too). Many players must take advantage of their playing time and excel in the preseason to prove they belong in the NFL.

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