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Pat Y writes the obituary of the Failcons

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[b] In the end, the same old Falcons[/b]

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By Pat Yasinkas
[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]For all the good the Falcons did this season (and they did at least get a playoff win against Seattle last week), they’re right back where they were at the start of the season. And the start of the season before that. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Go ahead and fire away with the same old questions and criticisms. [/size][/font][/color]

[i]Smith is too nice to win the big ones. Ryan can win in the regular season, but not when it matters most.[/i]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]It’s all valid. In fact, now the Falcons have firmly earned the right to be questioned and criticized from now until the day they win a Super Bowl -- if they ever do. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Put the blame on the coaches, and put the blame on Ryan. The Falcons scored 24 points in the first half and precisely zero in the second half. Ryan fumbled away a snap out of the shotgun formation and threw an interception. A team that prides itself on not making mistakes made plenty of them. There were the two personal fouls and repeated breakdowns on defense. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Let’s not forget what might have been the biggest issue of all. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]"Covering the tight end," Smith said. "The tight end was an issue." [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]The tight end ([/size][/font][/color][url="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/9592/vernon-davis"]Vernon Davis[/url][color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3], who finished with five catches for 106 yards) was a huge issue, mainly because the Falcons inexplicably didn’t bother to cover him. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]But let's forget the individual breakdowns for now. It’s time to start wondering if there’s a more systemic issue with the Falcons. Is there some inherent flaw with this personnel, with this coaching staff and with the way the Falcons do things? [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]They had everything: a ton of talent, an incredibly loud home crowd and a big early lead. [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3][b]Yet the Falcons have squandered yet another postseason opportunity. After all the talk about how --[/size][/font][/color][i] this time[/i][color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] -- this team was really, truly different, it turns out the Falcons are nothing but the same old Falcons.[/b][/size][/font][/color]


[color=#333333][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]More: [/size][/font][/color]http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/44512/in-the-end-the-same-old-falcons
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Pat absolutely took the heart out of the Falcons fans and put it in a bag.
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fuging ouch


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*cough cough*

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As much as I hate the Falcons I do feel a little bad for them. I don't understand why a good team like them (good, not great) gets so much criticism for not winning superbowls. Its incredibly hard to win a superbowl and yet for some reason people write them off because they can't do it.

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Reads more like an obituary than a gospel.
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[quote name='Frizzy350' timestamp='1358883459' post='2110701']
As much as I hate the Falcons I do feel a little bad for them. I don't understand why a good team like them (good, not great) gets so much criticism for not winning superbowls. Its incredibly hard to win a superbowl and yet for some reason people write them off because they can't do it.
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Outside of maybe 20 fans I actually know that are decent people.

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I have no issues with their tears washing the filth of the dome off every year in the playoffs.
I have taken such pleasure in not only the arse whippings by the Packers and Giants, but the heart snatching thrown away lead this past weekend.

Do not weep for your enemy, he will not weep for you.
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[quote name='Mr. Scot' timestamp='1358883559' post='2110706']
Reads more like an obituary than a gospel.
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Title changed, pie + rep.

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I don't know one single Falcons fan I would consider decent, not one.

They blew it and choked again, that's all it is. They had the talent, they had the home field advantage and a really loud crowd that was hurting the 49ers, and they just flat blew it.

I love it.

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I'm glad we wont have to see that push off artist anymore

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Did Ryan's maturity have anything to do with his team lose?

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1358883746' post='2110714']
I don't know one single Falcons fan I would consider decent, not one.

They blew it and choked again, that's all it is. They had the talent, they had the home field advantage and a really loud crowd that was hurting the 49ers, and they just flat blew it.

I love it.
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They didn't choke, they ran out of steam with all that damn celebrating they were doing at every accomplishment. They barely won their first play-off.

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[quote name='footballisasport' timestamp='1358884377' post='2110727']


They didn't choke, they ran out of steam with all that damn celebrating they were doing at every accomplishment. They barely won their first play-off.
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[IMG]http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_bianchi/files/2011/07/choking-method1.jpg[/IMG]

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