I don't know that I ever heard anyone say Loftin was one of the top LBs in the league.
People said it constantly back in 2008 and 2009. And it was only after I would jump on people around 2010 that they stopped saying not. But people probably didn't really stop believing it, just stopped saying it publicly or face the "Wrath of Pudge!"
Spoon is one of the best around. He's a bit unheralded because he's an OLB in a 4-3 offense. He might be the best 4-3 OLB in the NFL right now.
I would amend "right now" from that statement. That was certainly true last season, but he has not quite blossomed in Nolan's scheme. He has really only had a handful of games on the level of his "average" performances last year. A few early ones and this past week are about the only games where Spoon has really stood out this year. Now, he certainly was among the best in 2011, and may be so again in 2013.
Cammy Newton isn't going to the playoffs. Neither is Michelle Vick. RGIII might get there... But I don't see any offense in the NFL matching up well with us unless they have a running QB.
I got 2 words for you, both make athletic apparel/gear: Russell and Wilson.
The Seahawks will be the 3rd most difficult matchup for the Falcons after the 49ers and Packers come playoff time.