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Falcons take no solace in the “pressure’s off” argument

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith leaves the field after his team was defeated by the New Orleans Saints during their NFL football game in New Orleans, Louisiana

When the season’s two months old before you lose for the first time, it’s tempting to look for silver linings.

But the suggestion that the pressure of talking about being undefeated is off the Falcons now is no solace after Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

“No,” cornerback Dunta Robinson told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I’d rather much be answering those questions and be 9-0 than answer these questions and be 8-1.”

While the simple mathematics of the thing made a loss almost inevitable, the Falcons didn’t see it that way.

“We want to be perfect”  safety William Moore said “This loss right here is going to build the character of our team even more.

“We’ve got some great guys in here. If you look at it this morning, everybody is ready to get back on it.”

Hitting reset and not letting that first loss snowball will be paramount, but the Falcons also know that nothing they do in the regular season will matter, until they win a playoff game, and put all those old criticisms to rest.

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10 Responses to “Falcons take no solace in the “pressure’s off” argument”
  1. iberiasaint says: Nov 13, 2012 6:17 PM

    Saints OWN the falclowns!!! Big brother is showing the dirtybirds how to play football when the pressure is on.

  2. doe22us says: Nov 13, 2012 6:50 PM

    Lol, these Falcons thought they could go 16-0, child please. You probably have two or three other defeats coming your way.

  3. saints4evah says: Nov 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    Falcons look really good this year…they have nothing to be ashamed of and everything to gain by playing harder than ever now.

  4. inthearex says: Nov 13, 2012 7:38 PM

    They’ll be one and done in January anyway so what’s the point?

  5. mlenenski says: Nov 13, 2012 10:05 PM

    Booze affects the legs.

  6. kane337 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:12 PM

    Playoffs?…….Playoffs?

  7. grendelg says: Nov 13, 2012 10:34 PM

    Can’t wait till the Saints own the couch they’re watching the playoffs from

  8. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 14, 2012 1:14 AM

    One could argue that the pressure is *still* on. The loss to the Saints further underscores the Falcons’ well-earned propensity to drop many key games they really want to win.

  9. spicymudbugs says: Nov 14, 2012 8:49 AM

    So much talk from a team that has done so little.

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    @doe22us said
    Lol, these Falcons thought they could go 16-0, child please. You probably have two or three other defeats coming your way.

    May be ture but it won’t be to your pathetic buccaneers. SUX2BU

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