Falcons’ 2012 “to-do” list

The Atlanta Falcons have spend the last few seasons knocking on the door.  They desperately want to kick it in.

But they shouldn’t be too desperate.  In fact, they shouldn’t be desperate at all.

That’s the challenge for 2012 and beyond.  Sticking to their long-term plan and trusting that, at some point soon, the hinges will get busted off the frame.

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9 responses to “Falcons’ 2012 “to-do” list

  1. Thanks for your thoughts on the Falcons. I agree on all points except for #2 (extending Matt Ryan’s contract). If the Falcons deem Matt Ryan is their QB for the foreseeable future now is time to renew his deal while his stock is down. If he has an unbelievable year next year and wins some playoff games then he can demand much more money. Sign him now while he and his agent can’t press for more money than he deserves at this point.

  2. I can’t believe so many people are down on Ryan. I know he’s 0-3 in the playoffs but he’s also brought 4 consecutive winning seasons to Atlanta, who had never had back to back winning seasons in franchise history until he arrived. Also remember it took Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning more than 4 years to get to the super bowl. Patience people.

  3. Atlanta is on a good track but will not be elite anytime soon. Ryan was overrated coming out of college and if anyone has really watched him, knows he is just ok. The Falcons when sucessful ride the running game and not the QB and they will need a lot more passing at critical times.

  4. OK…I’m not the biggest Falcon fan(I have my reasons)…but I must say this, if they want to get better they will make the best move of the offseason…Sign Steve Smith(PHI). He will give them what they do not have, a viable threat inside. Tony G, doesn’t threaten vertically anymore, and Harry Douglas, way too inconsistant! This move makes sense for 3 reasons 1) Matt Ryan is not the most mobile of QBs and we all witness what a good 4 man rush can do to a non-mobile QB(Super Bowl), the front office has to give him a good option inside.
    2) Steve Smith is not going to cost that much. He’s coming off a down year with PHI, but also 2 years removed from an ACL injury, but who plays all that well the first year off that type of injury, go back and take a look at the 2009 season and 2010 before the injury(Top 3 slot wr in the game). With Roddy and Julio outside, defenses will be wary to try to help to often inside, leaving pleny to 1-on-1 situations, and will also benefit the running game with the defense so concerned with the big play!

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