i don't think there will be that differemce between last year and this one, in fact i think it will be stronger. the team, from my limited perspective, is more unified than it has been in a long time. i don't see as many "me against the world" players and mindsets as i have "us against the world". with smitty and capt and mitchell and some others the mindset was "i've got something to prove". the pervasive language that i have heard from interviews with even the new and rookies is "we have something to prove". in some cases it might be whole position groups, but still it's more "we" than "i".
I agree, I'm glad that's the kind of tough our team is. There's nothing better than seeing a scuffle in a game where our whole team jumps in to stand up for someone.
The biggest thing to me is the difference between us and atl last year when cam got hit late by the rams and Jordan pushed back and stuck up for him. Our whole team then systematically destroyed them both mentally and physically. The falcons meanwhile left Ryan to pick himself up.
I just want our guys to legitimately stick up for each other and have each other's backs in a game. I shudder to think of what kb would do if someone hit cam late or hurt him.