Security grounded a drone flying over Falcons practice

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As the Falcons practiced at Rice University before Super Bowl LI last week, security had an issue to deal with: Someone flew a drone overhead.

“Security officers grounded a drone that was sent airborne by one of the residents in the neighborhood on Thursday,” wrote Peter King, who was selected to be the only reporter present for the Falcons’ practices last week.

It’s unclear exactly how the security officers grounded the drone, but it’s easy to see why the Falcons wouldn’t want a drone flying overhead, as it could be used to film them. The Patriots, with their Spygate history, will of course be accused by some conspiracy theorists of being behind the drone, but King’s report makes clear that it was just a person who lives in the residential area near Rice’s practice facilities.

For security purposes during the Super Bowl, drones are not allowed within 35 miles of NRG Stadium today from 4 p.m. to midnight.

170 responses to “Security grounded a drone flying over Falcons practice

  1. For security purposes during the Super Bowl, drones are not allowed within 35 miles of NRG Stadium today from 4 p.m. to midnight.

    Excepting the halftime show which is going to include “hundreds of drones flying in the stadium” according to several published reports.

  2. What else is new, the patriots continuing to use all tactics to cheat with zero regards. This is the most garbage infested organization in sports history. This should warrant a permanent ban from the league

  3. Is this gonna be another SUPER BOWL where the opposing team to the Patriots says after the game ” IT WAS LIKE THEY WHERE IN OUR O HUDDLE !!!”

  4. Cue up jealous deluded fans like Marshall Faulk who don’t know the definition of the word “retracted” citing the faux “the Patriots filmed their practice” fake news from long ago. Here’a a refresher for them.

    1. Spugate involved a new 2006 rule the Patriots violated in the first half of the first game of the 2007 season involving where play and signal filming cameras could be used

    2. Signal calling & play filming is legal in the NFL just like it is in Baseball despite the shock and horror of ignorant fans who still don’t realize why all coordinators still cover their mouths today

    3. The Giants and several other teams HAVE been caught filming practices in the past but the report the Patriots did was erroneous and retracted by the newspaper with a full front page apology

    4. The Patriots violation of a new 2006 rule does not invalidate Super Bowls from 2001-2004. But logic seems to escape the Haters as they also won’t accept that Defalategate has been proven to be FrameGate

    But by all means bring on the Hatriots conspiracy theories. Patriots fans LOVE seeing so many football fans delude themselves as you NEED to believe Brady cheats to maintain your sanity 😉

  5. So we have a “misplaced” bag with the falcons offensive game plan in it and now a drone catching the falcons practice. Funny how things like this only happen when the Patriots are involved……I bet the Patriot players were able to get a full night’s sleep without any alarms going off too….

  6. Not sure how this isn’t a bigger story!!!!!!! It is actually very illegal to “GROUND” a drone. All drones flown in the USA are protected by the same LAWS that protect passenger planes. This was a federal crime and this should be followed up with a police report…. all drones flown either recreationally or for commercial purposes should not be interfered with by the public.

  7. j0esixpack says:

    Cue up jealous deluded fans like Marshall Faulk who don’t know the definition of the word “retracted” citing the faux “the Patriots filmed their practice” fake news from long ago. Here’a a refresher for them.
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    There was a little more to it than that. Patriots employees were caught with fake security credentials and also caught wearing clothing of the other team. The fact that they were caught illegally filming in 2006 means nothing. They were almost certainly doing it for years before, as Faulk and Warner’s testimony about the Super Bowl game validates.

    Your team cheats, Patriots fans. Worse than anybody else by a mile.

    Oh, and you will lose today. The Falcons will beat you the same way the Seahawks did, so you’ll be 0-2 against the only 2 good teams you played this year.

  8. “King’s report makes clear that it was just a person who lives in the residential area near Rice’s practice facilities.”

    When did Belicheat by a house in that neighborhood?

  9. I love how this article proves without a doubt that the haters only read headlines. If that. Probably had to have Siri read it to them.

  10. How long has the resident lived in the residential area, and did he blurt out anything about not knowing the whereabouts of his cell phone once the gig was up? Also, if he was wearing any NFL apparel, did anyone check to see if the NFL shield had been removed from the item (or blacked out with a magic marker, since scissors are evidently dangerous)?

  11. Many, not all Patriot fans and many in the media really ought to open up their own whinery.

    If they really felt confident that the Patriots haven’t done anything wrong, they wouldn’t feel the need to constantly comment about what other people may think about the Patriots. They would just let it go. But know, they play the jealousy card, they grasp any straw they can find to protect their wittle Patriot Nation. Thou dost protest to much. Guilty conscious?

  12. speculating that if teams can jam their players’ phones, an opponents headset, then they can jam a drone, as the russians did last year to one of our drones flying over Crimea.

    if i remember correctly they did it by manipulating a radio wave somehow, and then beamed it back at the drone or some such thing.

  13. As someone stated earlier, why do these type of bizarre instances continue to happen on a regular basis involving only the patriots? You lemming patriot fans are still too idiotic to admit this has to be more than a coincidence by now? The rest of the world sees it except you morons

  14. maust1013 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 10:44 AM
    It’s nice that PFT waited a week to put up an article on this for the troll and tin foil crowd on Super Bowl Sunday. It would be a shame to deprive us of enjoying their whiny patsanoia on this glorious day.

  15. Although its been proven to be a local dope just being a dope..this wont go away. It HAS to be the Patriots. Another * next to this game. GO HATERS GO!

  16. Enjoy the super bowl. Have fun trying to fall asleep tonight. A great day in Patriot history.

  17. So….when the Falcons got caught playing crowd noise, or the chargers got caught with stick’em on the sidelines, or the whatever team put the footballs in the microwave, or when Mike T tripped a player, or the jets created the wall on the sidelines…. your right the Pats are the only ones…………..

  18. Not to mention the 49’s cheating in the 90’s or the broncos paying guys outside of the cap in order to keep players. Amazing how little all you guys know about the NFL. Its super competitive and there is a huge amount of money riding on every game….Your team cheats literally all of your teams cheat in some way…..Your all just MAD my team wins again and again. Where your team cheats and still loses…

  19. It was flown by a nearby resident – people need to actually read before making accusations – unfortunately no one today wants to read to get facts straight

  20. They can place what is in effect a bubble around the area that prevents any drones from flying into it. When the drone comes into that space they can take over control of it and have it land safely anywhere they choose, or have it go directly back to the person that was controlling it before.

  21. They were almost certainly doing it for years before, as Faulk and Warner’s testimony about the Super Bowl game validates.
    —————-
    These are the type of hatriol comments I like. Faulk and Warner validated something that “almost certainly happened.” Meaning that it possibly never happened? Huh, you don’t say. Well, it’s compelling, if not overwhelming.

  22. hairdownthere says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:04 AM
    Marshall Faulkner was right
    ——————–
    And of course, in all Faulk’s and Kurt Whiner’s crying and all the salty fans wailing against the Pats over a 2001 fake story, an actual videoing of the Pats 2001 SB practice from an overlooking hotel window (by someone who escaped security guards when they were spotted), is never mentioned – because the Pats never complained.

  23. If anything it was the league behind it to make the Pats look bad. Everyone in the Pats organization knows what a huge fecal storm doing the tiniest thing out of line would create.

    Anyone who thinks the Pats are behind this, knowing the consequences of Goodell and his cronies going berserk on the Pats for any violation at all, is coocoo for cocoa puffs.

  24. thermanmerman99 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 10:48 AM
    What else is new, the patriots continuing to use all tactics to cheat with zero regards. This is the most garbage infested organization in sports history. This should warrant a permanent ban from the league

    ———-

    Why not…..there is as much evidence of the Pats involvement here as there was in DeflateGate. But even if the NFL were to ban the Pats….your team would still stink!

  25. It’s not going to matter. Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating. Well maybe not untested….I mean they did play against Tyrod, Fitz, and Osweiler.

  26. Wow, the excuses for ATL are really piling up.
    Injuries, distracted OC, lost game plan, broken bones, drones …

    Meanwhile, crickets from NE who instead just goes about it’s business of taking care of business to be the best in the business.

  27. lol……..It seems to be a constant, when the Pats are involved, that there will be mysterious happenings! Was Manning onto something???

  28. You can always tell a bandwagon jumping , non jock wearing stooge on this site. After we playfully stoke them they write elaborate supreme court briefs in defense of their heroes. Lol

  29. all the pats haters just got punked

    joke is on you

    don’t you morons realize all this supposed
    “cheating” stuff, is just a running joke at this point?

    you are so paranoid, a seagull could crap
    on the team bus and you’d all claim the pats
    sabotaged the bus

    good luck in whichever mental instituions
    you all end up in.

  30. Desperate times breed desperate measures. The Patriots will stop at nothing. No fire alarm is safe, no drone will remain grounded, no microphone unbugged. The cheat machine is all systems go.

    What a vile, scumbag organization

    #CultureOfCheating

  31. tylawspick6 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:13 PM
    all the pats haters just got punked

    joke is on you

    don’t you morons realize all this supposed
    “cheating” stuff, is just a running joke at this point?

    you are so paranoid, a seagull could crap
    on the team bus and you’d all claim the pats
    sabotaged the bus

    good luck in whichever mental instituions
    you all end up in.

    ********************

    Hold on, go back to that seagull. I think we need to know more about that begore just dismissing it.

  32. You left out how the residets number was found in tom bradys phone as the aviator. When brady was asked, he said it was the mans nickname bcause he wanted to become a bird

  33. Falcons will beat you the same way the Seahawks did, so you’ll be 0-2 against the only 2 good teams you played this year

    That you again, Bara?

  34. It only seems like it is only the Patriots because the media and NFL ignores reports about other teams. Pats are a great perennial team of scrappy winners and everybody wants to tear them down. Lets all just admit the Patriots are Americas team and worthy of our admiration.

  35. Falcons playbook goes missing, drone flies over Falcons practice… why doesn’t this stuff happen to the Patriots? Why do these things seem to always happen to Pats oponents?

    Even if they didn’t take anything, the Falcons now have to decide whether or not to assume nothing is stolen and go with what they have, or change things last minute… Pats dont have to worry about that

  36. brendafortheboyz says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:03 PM

    lol……..It seems to be a constant, when the Pats are involved, that there will be mysterious happenings! Was Manning onto something???
    ————————–

    Yep. HGH.

    Oh, you said onto.

    Yep. Paranoia.

  37. youknowiknowitall says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:11 PM

    You can bet that Manning was on something.
    —————————

    Yep. HGH.

  38. you idiots out there cant be seriously thinking the Patriots are behind this. It was proven it was a local resident. But..its just facts. To complain and say all they do is cheat..because of spygate..9 years ago..is simply pathetic. Seriously..i assume your an adult. This is little kid stuff. They broke the rules on spygate. Illl admit it. They were penalized. Deflategate was just a joke. There is video of teams manipulating balls on the sideline. Theres no proof anyway. It was because they didnt cooperate. They couldnt interview a guy (one they interviewed 5 times already and said he was all set). To say they just cheat all the time makes you sound like a moron. Makes you sound like your in 4th grade and your mad because the 6th grader is better at dodgeball. Get over it..The Patriots are great. Deal with it. Im sure whatever team you root for will be good at some point

  39. giantsfanlewis

    You left out how the residets number was found in tom bradys phone as the aviator. When brady was asked, he said it was the mans nickname bcause he wanted to become a bird

    actually..that was pretty funny

  40. Flash1287 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:10 PM
    mment
    helmetcatch says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:51 AM
    5 superbowl, 6 superbowls…..doesn’t matter. Cheating, tainted franchise.

    #crybaby
    __________-

    Get back to your comic books Flash.

  41. Filed along with:

    bugging the locker room
    warm gatorade
    headset failures
    dumpster diving for stolen stolen playsheets
    manipulating the game clock
    eavesdropping for signals
    separate helmet frequency
    equipment tampering

    All things fans\players use who the Patriots stomp on a regular basis. Pretty sure the folder says “convenient excuses”.

  42. fireroger says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:37 PM
    Filed along with:

    bugging the locker room…
    —————————————————

    All true, but you left out the John Tomase School of Trolling Journalism.

  43. I would not be surprised if some media guy put the resident up to it just for the good ink it would generate. I mean, all the guy has to do is send it up and the rest of the story just writes itself.

  44. jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:58 AM
    It’s not going to matter. Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating. Well maybe not untested….I mean they did play against Tyrod, Fitz, and Osweiler.
    =================
    Forgot a few …

    Flacco
    Roethlisberger
    Wilson

    I suppose it could have been Jameis Winston … twice.

  45. I have to think that the posts accusing the Pats of having something to do with the drone have to be just pulling everyones chain. I just can’t believe they could be that stupid. No one can be that stupid.

  46. So it’s legal for security of the Atlanta Falcons (corporation) to ground a drone… but it’s illegal to ground a drone hovering in your backyard that’s gawking outside your 14 year old daughter’s bedroom window.

  47. “fireroger says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:44 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:58 AM
    It’s not going to matter. Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating. Well maybe not untested….I mean they did play against Tyrod, Fitz, and Osweiler.
    =================
    Forgot a few …

    Flacco
    Roethlisberger
    Wilson

    I suppose it could have been Jameis Winston … twice.

    0 0

    and forgot a few others…matt moore, andy dalton, cody kessler, landry jones, bryce petty, trevor simean, jared goff, colin kapernick

    Flacco – 324yd/2td/1 int
    wilson – 348yd/3td/0int
    Wilson –

  48. “Falcons playbook goes missing, drone flies over Falcons practice… why doesn’t this stuff happen to the Patriots?”

    One because the Pats prohibit anyone bringing things like gameplans to media night where there are approximately 1400-1500 people milling about and you will have zero opportunity to work on the game.

    Second, you should be asking why Shanahan brought the most important documents he’s ever been responsible for to media night and its chaos? Seems like his head is already in San Francisco.

    Third, things like this do occasionally happen to the Pats, they just don’t cry about them like little girls so it doesn’t get the media attention.

  49. fireroger says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:37 PM
    Filed along with:

    bugging the locker room
    warm gatorade
    headset failures
    dumpster diving for stolen stolen playsheets
    manipulating the game clock
    eavesdropping for signals
    separate helmet frequency
    equipment tampering

    All things fans\players use who the Patriots stomp on a regular basis. Pretty sure the folder says “convenient excuses”.

    ***********************

    That cracked me up. I am trying to picture some angry coach (sorry folks, I keep coming up with Tomlinson or Harbaugh) at the podium after the game…” We had that game won, but the gatorade wasnt cold enough and we got robbed”

  50. theright0pinion says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:47 PM
    So it’s legal for security of the Atlanta Falcons (corporation) to ground a drone… but it’s illegal to ground a drone hovering in your backyard that’s gawking outside your 14 year old daughter’s bedroom window.

    —————-

    Its actually illegal for both, but you do make a good point.

  51. fireroger says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:44 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:58 AM
    It’s not going to matter. Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating. Well maybe not untested….I mean they did play against Tyrod, Fitz, and Osweiler.
    =================
    Forgot a few …

    Flacco
    Roethlisberger
    Wilson

    I suppose it could have been Jameis Winston … twice.
    *****

    Winston is better than most of the qbs the patriots have faced. But if you want to bring up who the Falcons have faced then you forgot Newton and Brees twice, Wilson, Rodgers, and Carr.

  52. Not a huge fan of drones; but, let me get this right. Since the NFL has a game today… everybody in Houston lost their right to play with their drones in the afternoon?

  53. And like a swarm of mosquitoes, out comes the Patriots Internet Defense Team with their pro forma briefs and NOAA charts…

  54. csb28 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:45 PM

    I have to think that the posts accusing the Pats of having something to do with the drone have to be just pulling everyones chain. I just can’t believe they could be that stupid. No one can be that stupid.
    ———————————————————————-
    Let me help you out:

    Roger Goodell
    Mike Kensil
    Troy Vincent
    Ryan Grigson
    Marshall Faulk
    Shannon Sharpe
    Max Kellerman, just to name a few…!

  55. Just think about the many years that Joe Montana threw the football to Jerry Rice for the 49’ers. Jerry openly admitted to using stick-um to help him catch the balls better. They had no CAP then and could just bring in any player they wanted as they had the funding. I went to Six of their home games the last year they won the super bowl and Tom Brady is definetly better than Joe Montana was.

  56. thebrownswillalwaysloose says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:44 PM

    If the Pats and Brady were innocent why did Brady destroy his phone? You can’t justify that.
    ——————————————————————
    The phone is private property and he can afford to replace it. The NFL already had printed paper logs from phone. The NFL already had the 2 team owned phones. That means that they already had every text message that Brady would have sent or received. The NFL told Brady they didn’t need his phone but later used the media to dupe everyone with the “destroyed phone” headlines.

    • If Brady was guilty then why is the NFL still hiding the PSI measurements that were collected during the 2015 season?
    • If Brady was guilty then why did numerous scientists say on the record that the weather explains the deflation?
    • If Brady was guilty then why were the Colts footballs also deflated on January 18, 2015 ?
    • If Brady was guilty then why how did the Steelers footballs deflate on on December 04, 2016 even when “protocols were followed” ?
    • If Brady was guilty then why did the NFL need to tell “56 lies the NFL told during Deflategate” ?
    • If Brady was guilty then why do my tires deflate when the weather first gets cold?
    • If Brady was guilty then explain the numeous videos online where you can see footballs deflating when put into refrigerators?

  57. jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:58 PM
    fireroger says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:44 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:58 AM
    It’s not going to matter. Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating. Well maybe not untested….I mean they did play against Tyrod, Fitz, and Osweiler.
    =================
    Forgot a few …

    Flacco
    Roethlisberger
    Wilson

    I suppose it could have been Jameis Winston … twice.
    *****

    Winston is better than most of the qbs the patriots have faced. But if you want to bring up who the Falcons have faced then you forgot Newton and Brees twice, Wilson, Rodgers, and Carr.

    —-

    I notice you didn’t put Tannehill and Moore in there as the top QB’s the Pats had to face….

  58. Future First-Ballot Lost Details Hall Of Famer: “but King’s report makes clear that it was just a person who lives in the residential area near Rice’s practice facilities.”

  59. Brady never ‘destroyed’ his phone. Why is everyone buying the anti-Patriot Goodell propaganda? The man is a habitual liar. He has lied about everything else, from Ray Rice to concussions to steroid use to domestic violence. Why would this be any different? Goodell didn’t have the goods on Brady so he made up the bogus cell phone destroying story, knowing the media would eat it up. Goodell must be taking his cues from Trump. They’re the best liars I’ve ever seen.

  60. maust1013 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:30 AM
    maust1013 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 10:44 AM
    It’s nice that PFT waited a week to put up an article on this for the troll and tin foil crowd on Super Bowl Sunday. It would be a shame to deprive us of enjoying their whiny patsanoia on this glorious day.
    —————————————————————

    Reposting your own comments? Someone needs to get a life.

  61. There’s a lot of hate going on here. Thanks. So you all are saying the Patriots will win. Like i said, enjoy watching greatness today. Greatness confirmed, greatness creating separation. And it certainly wouldn’t be the same without crybabies like faulk and numerous pft commentors. Your validation is greatly appreciated. Thanks again and enjoy the game.

  62. Pats fans are the most sensitive fans on the planet. They’re like the Lebron of sports fans.

  63. Remember, Spygate only came into the public view in 2006. the Patriots were filming for about 7 years prior to that.

    What were they filming? Good question, Goodell destroyed the tapes and for very good reason, the cheating went beyond what anybody would be willing to admit to.

  64. So Houston has many people living there.
    Drones are a popular hobby in 2017.
    People like to watch football teams practice.
    People fly drones all the time.

    But those things won’t stop tin foil wearing dopes from assuming that something nefarious was happening.

    Probably the same dopes who still believe that someone let air out of football. Anyone seen the PSI information that the NFL collected during the 2015 season?

  65. wib22 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 2:31 PM

    That’s why it should be the 5 time* world champion patriots if they win tonight.
    ————————————————————–
    That’s right.

    * Only lost to the Giants on absurd miracle catches on plays where obvious holding was not called, otherwise it would be 7 time world champions.

  66. Why is everyone taking what shula said at not face value. The GOAT coach who didn’t bend the rules like belichick has knows what he did.

  67. How’s maust9999 reposting his own posts!?

    A bigger delta bravo patriot fan I can not recall.

    Well, maybe TB12 or kisstherings or tylawspick or chowdachowdachowda…

    Carry on.

    Go Raiders

  68. ……I bet the Patriot players were able to get a full night’s sleep without any alarms going off too….

    You mean like two years ago when the alarm was pulled in the middle of the night multiple times in the Pats’ hotel? Funny how nobody made any effort to investigate that huh?

  69. Keep dreaming carlos!

    How about the tuck rule kickstarting your corrupt little dynasty?

    Eli got your boys, twice.

    Chowdaheads are too much.

    Go Raiders

  70. Let the excuses for being blown out in the SB begin for the Falcons. That’s all we are going to hear this off season.

  71. weepingjebus says:
    Feb 5, 2017 10:40 AM

    As long as the Falcons have another thing in their heads to add to an epic choke, I’m happy.
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    Can’t really be an “epic choke” when they are 3 point underdogs in the SB and weren’t the top seed in the NFC. If they get blown out, they just get blown out, won’t be an “epic choke” though…being undefeated in the regular season and then losing to a wildcard team was THE BIGGEST EPIC CHOKE EVER in the history of the Super Bowl, heck in all of sports maybe. The only thing that comes close was the Packers collapse in Seattle in the NFC Championship game a few years ago, but that wasn’t the Super Bowl, and they weren’t undefeated, or 12 point favorites playing a wildcard team…..

  72. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    There was a little more to it than that. Patriots employees were caught with fake security credentials and also caught wearing clothing of the other team. The fact that they were caught illegally filming in 2006 means nothing. They were almost certainly doing it for years before, as Faulk and Warner’s testimony about the Super Bowl game validates.
    —————————————-

    Once again, a perfect example

    You’re confusing taping signals and play calling during games – completely legal even today… with sneaking in and filming practices.

    You’ve quoted Patriots personnel statements but attributed them to taping practices – not games

    A perfect example of someone who makes a false statement that later morphs into a fact

    Warner and Faulk are quoting a retracted article. If you know what retracted means, you know that it never happened.

    THEY just don’t know what “retracted” means – much to the humiliation of Rams fans and all who believe as they do

    Thank you!

  73. “…being undefeated in the regular season and then losing to a wildcard team was THE BIGGEST EPIC CHOKE EVER in the history of the Super Bowl, heck in all of sports maybe.”
    ===============================
    You certainly are too young to be making that judgement. The biggest choke in SB history was the Baltimore Colts losing to the NY Jets.

  74. realpatsfan says:
    Feb 5, 2017 1:31 PM
    Oh yes, Patriots fans everywhere loves this, whines whine and haters hate.
    Gotta love it.

    yeah, nice to get a good chuckle before the game

    Pats are literally the boogey man to some of these people. Hilarious

  75. It’s really safe to say that the Falcons are the most imposing foe in the Patriots’ “dynastic” era that New England has faced, even more so than the Rams in February 2002. Belichick has already shown his hand as a win at all costs coach. It’s who he is. It’s silly to me that drones are used as a fun toy but Belichick likely had some nefarious designs, knowing his character and the like, or lack thereof.

  76. aljack88 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 4:02 PM

    “…being undefeated in the regular season and then losing to a wildcard team was THE BIGGEST EPIC CHOKE EVER in the history of the Super Bowl, heck in all of sports maybe.”
    ===============================
    You certainly are too young to be making that judgement. The biggest choke in SB history was the Baltimore Colts losing to the NY Jets.
    —————————————-

    I’d say the best offense ever assembled nearly getting shut out by Seattle was pretty epic.

    At least it is was the most satisfying choke job ever.

  77. And this is why nobody acknowledges NEs championships. Nobody will ever remember NE as champions because they refuse to play fairly. Their legacy is cheating.

    ****

  78. helmetcatch says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:51 PM

    and forgot a few others…matt moore, andy dalton, cody kessler, landry jones, bryce petty, trevor simean, jared goff, colin kapernick

    Flacco – 324yd/2td/1 int
    wilson – 348yd/3td/0int
    ===============
    I would call you attention to the “untested” portion of the original response …

    Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating.

    Last time I checked Flacco\Wilson were both top 10 QBs this season. Falcons faced exactly 5 top 10 QBs (3-2) to the Pats 2 (1-1). Falcons gave up 1700 yards and 10 TDs. Is that battle tested enough? 🙂

  79. jchipwood says:
    Feb 5, 2017 12:58 PM
    Winston is better than most of the qbs the patriots have faced. But if you want to bring up who the Falcons have faced then you forgot Newton and Brees twice, Wilson, Rodgers, and Carr.
    ==================
    I would call you attention to the “untested” portion of your original response …

    Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating.

    Last time I checked Flacco\Wilson were both top 10 QBs this season. Falcons faced exactly 5 top 10 QBs (3-2) to the Pats 2 (1-1). Falcons gave up 1700 yards and 10 TDs. Is that battle tested enough? 🙂

  80. ikeclanton says:
    Feb 5, 2017 1:40 PM
    I notice you didn’t put Tannehill and Moore in there as the top QB’s the Pats had to face….
    ===============
    Which was completely intentional.

    I would call you attention to the “untested” portion of the original response …

    Everytime the Falcons score on the untested patriots defense I’ll be celebrating.

    Last time I checked Flacco\Wilson were both top 10 QBs this season. Falcons faced exactly 5 top 10 QBs (3-2) to the Pats 2 (1-1). Falcons gave up 1700 yards and 10 TDs. Is that battle tested enough? 🙂

  81. tony721 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 5:52 PM

    And this is why nobody acknowledges NEs championships. Nobody will ever remember NE as champions because they refuse to play fairly. Their legacy is cheating.

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    It sure would suck going through life as this guy, always being taken advantage of.

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