FALCONS FINISH STUNNING REVERSAL

With all due respect to the Miami Dolphins, who won only one of 15 games a season ago and could still win the AFC East, the Atlanta Falcons have completed an even more stunning turnaround, rocketing from a nightmare season in 2007 to a playoff berth in 2008.
Though the Falcons won a few more games last year than did Miami, the Atlanta franchise was in shambles, thanks to the incarceration of Mike Vick and the December disappearance of coach Bobby Petrino.
The search for a new coach and a new G.M. began badly, with an oversized cast of characters having a vested interest in keeping their jobs interviewing candidates.  Eventually, the Falcons hired Thomas Dimitroff without a face-to-face interview.
Then came the superficially curious decision to hire Jags defensive coordinator Mike Smith to be the next coach.  Smith was on no one’s short list for a head-coaching position, and it appeared to be a reach when the Falcons reeled him in.
Then came the giving of a huge pile of money to running back Michael Turner, a career backup who might or might not have been ready to become a workhorse tailback.
Then came the decision to put a new face on the franchise by picking Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan with the third overall selection in the draft.  The move had the fingerprints of owner Arthur Blank all over it, and in the end Dimitroff had to leave defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey on the board. 
Fifteen games later, the Falcons are 10-5 and guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.
By the time it’s all said and done, they could be returning in two weeks to the place where they’ve now secured two of the biggest wins in franchise history.  Ten years ago, the Falcons earned their only Super Bowl berth by beating the Vikings in overtime at the Metrodome.
Though Minnesota generally outplayed their visitors, only one stat ever matters — points scored versus points allowed.  And the Falcons were on the right side of that equation today, and their season will continue regardless of what happens in Week Seventeen.
So congratulations to the franchise and its fans, all of whom have been through a lot in the past 20 months.  Brighter days aren’t just coming, they’re already here.

68 responses to “FALCONS FINISH STUNNING REVERSAL

  1. Worst Non-Call ever on that last incompletion. Rice’s hand was being held down to his side by the defender. The Vikings had to beat three oponents today. The Falcons, The Officials, and Themselves.
    Adrian might even be the one to deserve a big chunk of the blame for this. His fumbling is getting tiresome. Sure, he breaks a big run once every 15 runs, but he also seems to fumble that often as well.
    He can kiss any chance at being MVP good bye after this performance.

  2. Lets see, a 7 game turnaround with a talented roster, or a 9 game turnaround (and potential AFC East crown) with a still largely untalented roster…
    I’m not saying the Falcons aren’t great story (I think Matt Ryan should win the MVP). But the Dolphins are on pace to set the record for fewest turnovers in a season, and tie the record for largest improvement in wins. Typical anti-Dolphins agenda.

  3. As much as I wanted the Vikings to win this game, I have been rooting for the Falcons all season. Mike Smith is a great coach and I applauded Arthur Blank for making that decision! He was the only reason the Jags did so good and it is showing this year. Look at his history, linebackers coach for Ravens during their SuperBowl, DC for the Jags during some good D years, and now a coach of a team that will be good for years to come! Great Story!
    Now the negative part…Do the Vikings try to lose these games? How many turnovers? The announces had it right when the said that AD was a leading rusher, but they couldn’t trust him with the ball. Sad!
    T-Jax did good and he is proving people wrong everyday. The game was in his hands and even though he didn’t win, I thought he played good. To many turnovers killed the Vikings today.
    I can’t believe I am going to say this…All I want for Christmas is a Green Bay Packers win! Unfortunately the Packers are going to continue to lose every game they play! The Packers always seem to find a way to disappoint me.

  4. Hey Mike…I talked to you at the beginning of the season on the hacksaw show in San Diego and u killed me…so Thanks for giving us some props!!!!

  5. Why does Atlanta’s turnaround have to be somehow more noteworthy than Miami’s? Why can’t they be equally impressive for different reasons? Atlanta turned around and won a Wild Card berth after the Vick and Petrino incidents. Miami turned around from a deeper pit (less wins in 2007 than Atlanta) and is on the verge of not just securing a playoff spot, but actually winning the division.

  6. This turnaround is very impressive but, its not better than the dolphins. I’m not sure what Flo has against the Dolphins but, The dolphins could be AFC champs in a division that is just as tough as Falcons. NO TEAM HAS EVER GONE FROM 1-15 TO 10 + WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Let’s not forget the Dolphins didn’t even know who their starting QB was going to be until 3-4 weeks before the season started. If I remember correctly, he only practiced a couple of those weeks…

  8. Matt Ryan MVP whoever said that has not a clue about football. Rookie of the year is more like it but MVP hahahahahahahahahahah

  9. So, if the Lions keep Mayhew and Lewand, and “T-Jax” is the QB for the future for Minnesota, doesn’t that mean the Packers and Bears will be a two team division in ’09?

  10. a. t-jack sucks. he is mobile, that’s about it.
    b. purple jesus better learn how to carry the bible.
    c. handholding goes on on a lot of long patterns. not pi.
    d. ookie who?

  11. >>graunkem says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    Worst Non-Call ever on that last incompletion. Rice’s hand was being held down to his side by the defender. The Vikings had to beat three oponents today. The Falcons, The Officials, and Themselves.<<
    Yeah, so did the Saints and the Lions when they played you guys. Boo friggin hoo.

  12. Say what you will but Miami’s turnaround is much more impressive but I don’t think the Falcon fans really care about that as much as they care about being in the playoffs.
    The Vikings will be in the playoffs too except they will be one and done and stuck with Col Klink for at least two more seasons. That has just has to make the rest of the NFL smile.

  13. Aaaah! Go Falcons! We are still in the process but baby we are in the playoffs! And we still have a shot at the division. Here is to the Giants and Saints beating the Panthers! Yeah baby!

  14. Today, the Vikings went shopping, picked out a beautiful present for the Falcons, wrapped it up, and handed it to them on a sterling silver platter.
    I think I’m going to puke up my toenails.

  15. I am not a Falcons fan by any means, but I am pulling for that kid, Ryan. Good job and kudos to Mr. Blank for making the decisions he has made to improve his team that has taken quite a few hits in the last year or so. Good Luck the rest of the way, unless they are playing one of my teams, of course. 🙂

  16. If the Panthers lose tonight and lose next week, and the Falcons win next week…the “Worst-to-First” will continue for yet another year in the NFC South. How bizarre is that?
    Congrats to the Falcons and the Dolphins. Great job this season.

  17. Miami’s turn around is nice but let’s not forget that the AFC east played the NFC and AFC west this year. NE, who looks like the best team in the division got scrapped by the chargers and steelers. Jets have the only win over a quality opponent but they’ve also lost to the 49ers, seahawks and broncos. AFC east = First Round fodder this year imo.
    What’s most impressive about Atlantas turn around, aside from the fact they’re doing it with a rookie coach/qb, is the fact that they’ve done it in, arguably, the best division in the football.

  18. All the media is saying that the Falcons have clinched a spot. I don’t see how that can be. If Dallas and Tampa win next week and Atlanta loses. All would be 10-6. Under the tiebreaker rules posted on nfl.com, the three way tie would go first to a division matchup between TB and ATL. They split head-to-head and have the same division record. The next tiebreaker as I understand it is conference,and TB would be 8-4 to ATL’s 7-5. Dallas would then be in a tie-breaker with TB, and they beat them head-to-head, so Dallas would be 5 seed. For the 6 seed, TB and ATL would again go to a tie-breaker, which TB would win, giving them the 6 seed.

  19. Hey graunkem, you mean after Rice reached out and arm barred the DB then pushed off he might have been interfered with? Whatever, you’re not going to get that call on a desperation heave on 4th and forever. Besides the Queens had already got one gift pass interference on an uncatchable ball out of bounds.
    Too bad they can’t blame the kicker this time, maybe they need to sew a handle on the ball for Tavaris and Adrian.

  20. Miami is going to win in a division of mediocrity this year.
    Falcons prevailed in a STACKED NFC South. Honestly, the NFC South owns everyone this year.
    I’ll give it to Miami, but it took Bill Parcells and a season ending injury to Tom Brady for Miami to shine.
    The Falcons are…
    ** Top 3 in NFL for least points allowed in 1st quarter.
    ** Top 3 in NFL for points scored in 1st quarter.
    ** Verge of setting NFL record for least punt return yards allowed in a season.. (needless to say, their #1 in the NFL in that category as well).
    Last time I checked the NFC South records ranged from 8-7 to 11-3 (possibly 12-3 if CAR beats NYG).
    THAT’S why ATL’s story is better than MIA’s. Hands down.
    GO FALCONS!!

  21. Man I love this website but you guy’s hate the Fins. The Fins have have had in the last 10 years a quitting Jimmy Johnson who wanted to spend time with Mama, Dave Wrongstadt a guy who screwed up the bears for years, Nick Satan (who Florio loves, CFT) who again was another quitter and liar, and Sham Shameron a complete head case for a head coach who in his first season decides in the 4th preseason game to let his Asst. coaches play head coach (both had head coaching experience) and whose motta was “Fail Forward Fast”. What the Hell? Lets not forget the last 10+ QB’s since Marino, so you want to say Atlanta (which I agree has had a hell of a turn around) is more impressive then what the Fins have gone through 1- 15 which they barely did at the cost of Bill Billicks job, then you guy”s lose a lot of credibility.
    We’ll see next week when Farve throws 3 picks and Pennigton gets his revenge. Go Fins!!

  22. If ATL loses next week and Dal and TB win, how has ATL clinched a spot. Per NFL’s website, ATL would lose tiebreaker w/ TB because of conference record, and Dal would get 5 seed because it beat TB. TB would get 6 seed over ATL. Why is the media reporting that the Falcons have clinched? What am I missing?

  23. the difference is miami didn’t have a qb go to prison, or a coach abandon them midseason. also the falcons can still win the division, and had a tougher schedule than the dolphins

  24. On the last play, Sidney Rice was the guilty party. He had his hands on the DB and grabbed his jersey. Great non-call! GO FALCONS!

  25. Both teams made huge turn arounds! The only difference I see is that Miami was in a deeper hole than the Falcons and when Parcells took over all the talking heads believed that he would turn them around quickly. The Falcons had a bit better record last year, but was starting with a rookie GM, rookie head coach, rookie QB, unproven RB and a team looking like they would be the worst in the league.

  26. Congrats to the team, but boo to their fans. Atlanta always has and always will have the biggest group of bandwaggoning fans. If this were a 6-9 team that stadium would be empty…their fans only back a winner.

  27. Cograts to Atlanta from turning the franchise around, but I was fairly unimpressed with this win.
    They were handed four turnovers (I think three of them were unforced fumbles), plus a couple of fumbles that the Vikings recovered, but were drive-killers (another unforced on a bad snap). And had a TD on a fumble recovery in the end zone after three Vikings players failed to cover the ball. Yet the Falcons had to sweat it out to the end.
    They should have won this by 21, but couldn’t execute on offense in the second half, and rarely stopped the Vikings offense the entire game (most stops were Vikings unforced fumbles, and the finals stop was aided by a non pass interference-call on 4th down where the defender held the receiver’s right arm keeping him from raising it above hip level).
    It’s better to be lucky than good, and the Falcons looked lucky, but not that good.

  28. Mike Smith is now my vote for Coach of the Year. What a job he’s done, and Matt Ryan is the Offensive MVP.

  29. Common Games is the 3rd tiebreaker..
    Falcons are 10-4
    Tampa Bay are 8-5 with 1 game to go against Oakland

  30. Not completely on topic, but Tarvaris Jackson today showed one of the true hallmarks of a bad passer… Completing a high percentage of passes to his RBs and TEs. That’s why he’s not a good QB. He can’t involve the receivers down the field often enough. He’s not a credible threat to beat you deep. So you cover those guys with one man and maybe a safety over the top and key on Peterson. Frerotte is the better QB.
    He completed 22 passes today. Great. How many went to WRs? Seven. Oh.

  31. Aaaah! Go Falcons! We are still in the process but baby we are in the playoffs! And we still have a shot at the division. Here is to the Giants and Saints beating the Panthers! Yeah Baby!
    Matt Ryan on 92.9 tonight: Great win,but now we have to get prepared for St. Louis so that we can get ready for the little tournanment.
    Announcer: Did he just say ‘little tournament’? He definitely is cool. Takes everything in stride.

  32. Cowboysfan says:’All the media is saying that the Falcons have clinched a spot. I don’t see how that can be. If Dallas and Tampa win next week and Atlanta loses. All would be 10-6. Under the tiebreaker rules posted on nfl.com, the three way tie would go first to a division matchup between TB and ATL. They split head-to-head and have the same division record. The next tiebreaker as I understand it is conference,and TB would be 8-4 to ATL’s 7-5. Dallas would then be in a tie-breaker with TB, and they beat them head-to-head, so Dallas would be 5 seed. For the 6 seed, TB and ATL would again go to a tie-breaker, which TB would win, giving them the 6 seed. ‘
    Get over it already! Dallas is going nowhere this year! And Falcons are in!

  33. hay111: ‘Congrats to the team, but boo to their fans. Atlanta always has and always will have the biggest group of bandwaggoning fans. If this were a 6-9 team that stadium would be empty…their fans only back a winner. ‘
    Don’t worry about our fans. And stop with the backhanded congrats. We don’t need your congrats. If you are sore cuz your team loss, go soak elsewhere. You can’t spoil our christmas!
    Go Falcons!!!
    Matt Ryan on 92.9: This game is over, now we must prepare for St. Louis so that we can get ready for the little tournament.
    Heeheee! That is Matty Ice!!

  34. bgman says’Cograts to Atlanta from turning the franchise around, but I was fairly unimpressed with this win.
    They were handed four turnovers (I think three of them were unforced fumbles), plus a couple of fumbles that the Vikings recovered, but were drive-killers (another unforced on a bad snap). And had a TD on a fumble recovery in the end zone after three Vikings players failed to cover the ball. Yet the Falcons had to sweat it out to the end.
    They should have won this by 21, but couldn’t execute on offense in the second half, and rarely stopped the Vikings offense the entire game (most stops were Vikings unforced fumbles, and the finals stop was aided by a non pass interference-call on 4th down where the defender held the receiver’s right arm keeping him from raising it above hip level).
    It’s better to be lucky than good, and the Falcons looked lucky, but not that good’
    Another sore loser. What I like about our fans, if we win, we are happy, if we lose, we can own to our team’s weaknesses without the need to put another team down. Bgman, forgot one thing, Falcons are not trying to impress you. Go soak elsewhere and celebrate your Xmas the way you see fit. And the word is congrats, not cograts!
    GO FALCONS!!
    Matt Ryan on 92.9 tonight: Great win, but now we must focus on preparing for St. Louis so that we can prepare for the little tournament.
    Go Matty Ice! You are too cool for me:)))
    MsL

  35. Atlanta is doing it with smoke and mirrors……Mike Smith’s clock management at the end of the game was awful.

  36. “They should have won this by 21,”
    Lovely, bgman, just lovely. Obnoxious vikings fans are why I log on to this site. Monday is gonna be fun! Keep em comin!! SKOL!!

  37. People should take the time to research their info before just spouting CRAP. As previously said by elbjr, before the conference tiebreaker, there is the common games tiebreaker. TB lost to SD today which put the common games tiebreaker, regardless of the OAK-TB game result, out of reach for TB.
    hay111, every team loses fan support when they play poorly. We have our hardcore fans and bandwagon fans just like every other team. I think we true Atlanta fans have earned the privilege to celebrate what our team has accomplished, whether you think so or not.

  38. Atlanta could not afford to pass on a franchise quarterback at the top of the draft, especially after the Vick fiasco. There really wasn’t a choice at that pick. I bet there are still a bunch of “fans” in Atlanta who would prefer Vick.

  39. You know Im torn on this because I not only am a Dolphin fan but also a Falcon fan…But to be honest, the way the Phins have played this year is amazing…They have very little talent…No WR to really get the ball too, I mean come on, how many of the Phins WR would be starting on other teams right now? We have a QB who has been written off as being too weak armed to do much….We have a patchwork OL….A no name defense….Now yes the Falcons have over come a lot dont get me wrong, but they didnt go 1-15 the year before…They didnt just lose the heart and soul of their Defense…And to those of you who think the AFC East is watered down because well Brady was hurt, yea um the Phins still would have won the first game against them…And um the NFC South is not the best division in the NFL that would have to go to the AFC South…So yea

  40. im sorry but the falcons are the best story this year. they had 3 wins and the dolphins had 2 but, the last win the falcons had last year was against a seattle team resting their players for the playoffs. The dolphins have at Quaterback the most efficient player at his position ever statistically completing more passes than anyone else EVER. The dolphins have at running back two proven players and a beast of a left tackle. They have Joey porter on defense. Lets compare. At the beginning of the season i would have said that the running game for the fins would b better than the Falcons. At quaterback how can you say that Ryan is more proven then Penington. And the falcons drafter Chris Baker and the Fins drafted Jake Long hmm i would take jake and finnally the leader of the falcons d is jhon abraham and the fins have Porter who’s better. The reason the falcons are so good this year is coaching plain and simple. For a rookie coach to come in with a rookie quaterback and win these games is astonishing whereas Penington has been there done that and so has Parcells they can kinda help along Sparono, and thats not to say what the Fins did isnt special it just unfourtunatley happend the same year the falcons made thier turnaround

  41. lol Jimicos. So you’re saying he should have forced passes to his covered WRs instead of hitting his wide open TE for 130 yards and 2 TDs? Really? I don’t know what your idea of a QB is, but Jackson is proving to be it. Maybe if the recievers could get open, he’d throw it to them.

  42. Yea and Smith has Dimitroff or whatever his name is and if I remember correctly he worked for and with Scott Pioli AND Bill Bellicheat of the New England Patriots…And this year yes Porter is better than Abraham, but look at the stats last year, Porter Disappeared, and Ronnie Brown isnt a proven RB this is the FIRST year of his career that he was able to stay healthy…And Ricky Williams? Love him as a player but the guy isnt dependable at all…And yes Pennington is accurate and smart as hell but the knock on him has always been his arm strength, and not to mention that he came in what 3 weeks before the start of the season? and Jake Long is only 1 offensive lineman, he dosent play the other positions on the line…The Dolphins lost the leader of their D when Zach went to Dallas…it was nice that porter has stepped up, but they were not even sure if he was going to be around at the start of the season…

  43. Rain is coming on the Falcon parade.
    The Michael Vick salary cap hits have not yet drenched them.
    The franchise though, is making hay while the sun shines.
    Ron Mexico is as welcome as a herpes blister.
    There is no cure for the salary cap hits that will affect the team.

  44. The Dolphins also have a rookie coach. A running back coming off a torn ACL. I qb that came to the dolphins two weeks before the season started. They also cut and traded a only two pro bowl players Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor before the season started. I think many of the Dolphins fans would have been happy with the same amount of wins this year that the falcons had last year 4. If the Falcons make it to the NFC champ game then, you can say it was a better year. I still kinda think its too early to tell completly. How would you be able to say that the Falcons had a better turnaround if the Dolphins were to make AFC champ game? I know its unlikly either team would make it but, who thought the Giants would have won the SB at this point last year?

  45. Another way to look at these turn around teams is that the NFL has watered down the talent so farthat it really doesn’t take that much to turn any team around…it’s still all about the money…

  46. I think the one person who deserves credit and is not getting any is Ernie Acorsie. After he left the Giants he served as a advisor to the Falcons and his top priority has always been getting a starting QB with the ability to win.

  47. what concerns me about the falcons is the appearance of
    arthur blank on the sideline.i’m not that superstitious,
    but after watching jerry jones all those years on the field
    with bad results,some one please tell arthur to go sit in
    his box seat away from the players.remember the mike vick
    scenario with arthur pushing him around in the wheel chair?
    arthur,what did that get you??

  48. “the difference is miami didn’t have a qb go to prison, or a coach abandon them midseason. also the falcons can still win the division, and had a tougher schedule than the dolphins ”
    HAHA.
    QB go to prison? No. He got hit in the head and forgot the rest of his season.
    Coach abandon his team midseason? No. He abandoned us in the preseason and let his coordinators run us into the ground while collecting a paycheck.
    Can still win the division? Hell yea. Just gotta beat the jets which, for pennington, will be just like playing at home….since it WAS his home for all but this year. Hell, he’ll probably get just as many cheers as Favre.
    Tougher schedule? Sure. I’ll give you that, but it’s not like we’re Notre Dame and get to choose our schedule. :).
    Both teams equally had to overcome a lot to be where we are this year and it is very nice to see them both doing well.

  49. dlew2191, I agree w/you. I, unfortunately live in the middle of nowhere, and could not watch the game on TV, but did see it on the computer.
    The Vikings couldn’t hold onto the ball, Peterson’s fumble really hurt, as they were moving down the field nicely. The fumble by Barrian also killed some momentum, as they had just stopped Atlanta.
    Kudos are in order for both teams. I don’t know how you could say that either team is better than the other. A great team prefromance is a great team preformance.
    I too cannot believe I am saying this but…GO Packers Beat the Bears.

  50. Joe 6-pack says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    lol Jimicos. So you’re saying he should have forced passes to his covered WRs instead of hitting his wide open TE for 130 yards and 2 TDs? Really? I don’t know what your idea of a QB is, but Jackson is proving to be it. Maybe if the recievers could get open, he’d throw it to them.
    ——————————-
    OK, the only problem with your argument is that this is Tarvaris’ M.O. Go back and look at his statistics. He always completes a lot of short passes to TEs and RBs.
    Did you ever wonder why Alge Crumpler seemed like the only option in Atlanta when Michael Vick was playing? Now Vick’s doing his bounce-passing in prison and Roddy White and Michael Jenkins look like bona-fide NFL receivers. Maybe it’s because Vick was too inaccurate to be able to complete many passes to them?
    You see the same thing with Jackson. When Frerotte’s playing the receivers provide a threat downfield, and Shiancoe has a pedestrian game. When Jackson plays, Shiancoe has a career day and there’s only a handful of passes completed to wide receivers.
    Obviously he brings a scrambling element that Frerotte doesn’t.. But I’d take an accurate pocket passer any day over an inconsistent scrambling QB.

  51. I wounder what Flo will say this week about AP’s MVP chances, I bet he still has him at the top of the list!!!

  52. >>
    Author: bgman
    Comment:
    Cograts to Atlanta from turning the franchise around, but I was fairly unimpressed with this win.
    They were handed four turnovers (I think three of them were unforced fumbles), plus a couple of fumbles that the Vikings recovered, but were drive-killers (another unforced on a bad snap). And had a TD on a fumble recovery in the end zone after three Vikings players failed to cover the ball. Yet the Falcons had to sweat it out to the end.
    They should have won this by 21, but couldn’t execute on offense in the second half, and rarely stopped the Vikings offense the entire game (most stops were Vikings unforced fumbles, and the finals stop was aided by a non pass interference-call on 4th down where the defender held the receiver’s right arm keeping him from raising it above hip level).
    It’s better to be lucky than good, and the Falcons looked lucky, but not that good.<<
    Funny how you thought the Vikings “Really kicked the Packers ass” when we played you at home and lost due to a fluke missed field goal, yet Atlanta beats you and you’re “Unimpressed.” Geez, what a homer.

  53. Yes, it’s noteworthy how bgman was curiously silent on the topic of having games gift-wrapped while the Vikings were benefitting from them. See: Jaguars game (+4 turnovers), Chicago @home (+2 turnovers)

  54. 400 total yards to 200. You’re welcome Atlanta. AP just gave you a xmas gift can’t wait for revenge in the playoffs.

  55. dayglo80: Whatever dude. Don’t be mad that your team beat themselves yesterday! Do you really think that if we meet in the playoffs (if you make it), that our defense will play as poorly as it did yesterday?! So you beat us in total yards and just about every other stat (except turnovers). Does it really matter…I believe Florio said it best when he wrote, “only one stat ever matters — points scored versus points allowed.” Redirect your pain to someone who cares…maybe Gary Andersen will listen….is he still alive?

  56. dayglo80 says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    400 total yards to 200. You’re welcome Atlanta. AP just gave you a xmas gift can’t wait for revenge in the playoffs.
    ——————————
    First of all, allow me to channel one of the many Vikings regulars on this site as I say, “Waaaaaa! Waaaaaaa! My team outgained yours! The outcome of the game should be based on total yards, not total points! Waaaaaa!”
    Secondly, the yardage totals were 350 and 222, much different than 400-200.

  57. And where are all the Aaron Rodgers haters? I thought for sure they’d jump all over this performance by Jackson and come to the conclusion that he’s “not a winner” or that he “choked” with his 3 fumbles.

  58. Florio just because you said something along the lines of “the Falcons won’t be competitive for give years” does not mean that the turnaround was more stunning than the Dolphins’. You’re biased in that assessment because of your initial statements at the time, ignoring my responses and others’ saying, essentially, How can you know how things will go in five years?
    We all clearly didn’t know how things would go in one year.

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