Keep on hating, CF. Last year I think you said we looked like a 6 win team in pre-season.
Man this is the first time you've ever misrepresented something I
did not say. If I said we "looked like " a six win team, then we must have looked terrible at that game. I don't remember saying that; and I certainly did not say we'd only win six games. I think calling me a "hater" of the Falcons is below you!!
I believe over the last 5 years I've been as pro Mike Smith and Thomas D. as anyone on the board. I don't even remember anyone not thinking we'd have a winning season last season.!!
Dave; if you think I was negative about the Falcons last year I'D love more than the word zing to back it up!!
Now I'll go on record and SAY I only think we'll win 6 games this year!! Does that make me hate the team?? If I honestly think either Matt Ryan will get hurt; or our Offensive line won't give Ryan enough time to score; or our Defensive Line will get run over and not pressure a Qb, then what should I say??
To say that makes me a " hater " is way over the line!! If I'm really wrong I'll just accept I was wrong. I've given reason's why I think this will happen. Do you really think with me watching all 16 games on my big screen I'll be hoping that happens.??
I had hoped "Sidbury" would have been a productive starter now.
I had hoped our free agent defensive end "Ray Edwards"would be producing now. I really liked Curtis Lofton and misjudged his ability; and although a 5th round draft choice I thought Kroy Bierman would gain more weight and play more like our old All Pro who we shipped of to Seattle his last year. I thought Peria Jerry our #1 pick from Mississippi who played against M. Orr in practice who was also at Mississippi;would be worthy of a #1.
So A lot of things that could have happened didn't happen; or in football words we've not really had anyone "step up" on either side of the line for 5 years!! (Abe was great a long time)
I had hoped Johnson from Alabama would have been starting two years ago, I had hoped as much attention that Joe Hawley got that he'd be a good starter, but no evidence yet?? McClure
retiring is a big loss; but we should have planned for that; and if Sam Baker doesn't really play good this year who's going to
to block for Ryan and keep him from getting killed?
The only person that I dislike with the Falcons is owner Arthur Blank and I have never tried to hide that!!I have been a season ticket holder since he took over until this year; so I've earned the right to have an opinion!!
I think his pushing Vick in a wheelchair; and the Vick embarrassment, plus having any head coach just up and leave you in the middle of a season is another
embarrassment that fans just over look.
The past 5 years has been very good on the field; many have
complained about Malarkey, and even Coach Smith; but I've never hated the Falcons; or questioned our G.M. or coaching!!
I do hate it when our season is basically over by week 8 but few here now have experienced that!!
I also think this is just going to be one bad season, then we get Ryan's salary to loosen our cap; and next years draft to focus on linemen. I also don't think Osi or Tony G. will be the factors that we hope this year.... I do like #19, I thought he played well last year also, but again he needs blocking.
So with those feelings should I lie about my feelings; I'll repeat again until now I think I have been as positive about what Mike Smith and Thomas D. has done since the embarrassment from 6 years ago.... Its not unusual for a team to go backwards in a year. Both Super Bowl teams in 2011 didn't make the playoffs last year; but crap catches up with you sometimes!!