Friday, August 1, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Atlanta Falcons

Because of the Brett Favre situation and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being a potential candidate in the Favre sweepstakes, I'm holding off on their preview for now. Today though, we will focus on, the ATLANTA FALCONS. This will be the last one before the weekend.

Could there have been any other team that has suffered more in 2007 than the Falcons? This team fell apart in 2007. Nobody could wish that amount of bad luck on a franchise like the Falcons. First was the Mike Vick dogfighting situation. I won't go further.

Then there was the issue of who would play quarterback. It came down to Byron Leftwich and Joey Harrington. I'm sure you know how that turned out, so I won't bother you with that.

The worst thing and I mean THE worst thing that could have ever happened to the Falcons happened when head coach Bobby Petrino left town with THREE GAMES LEFT in the season to go and coach the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. I'm sorry, but that is about as low as low can possibly get. It was a shameful move by Petrino to begin with. He basically ditched the team and it's terrible that it had to happen to the Falcons. Okay now, time to get off the soap box.

The Falcons open up the regular season at home when they face the Detroit Lions. They have some notable home games against Chicago, Denver and St. Louis. On the road, the Falcons will face Philly, Oakland and Green Bay.

Now it is time for the always popular, always crazy, burnin' questions (Yearbook style):
  • Matt Ryan will: Get potato'd! (Sacked a bunch of times)

  • QB who starts the most games: Ummmmm, Matt Ryan?

  • Michael Turner will: Be the best producing back for the Falcons (1421 yards for scrimmage)

  • Coach Mike Smith will: Last a lot longer than Petrino, but sadly only two seasons

  • Leading receiver for Falcons: Umm, I don't know

  • TV Movie to describe team: Falling Without Style

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Todd Weiner, Ovie Mughelli, Todd "Son of Troy?" McClure (Von Hutchins, Jerious Norwood and Montavious Stanley all get honorable mention)

  • 80s song to best describe team: I Ran (So Far Away)- Flock of Seagulls

  • In 2008, the Falcons will go: 5-11
Enjoy the weekend--and the vid

Oh No Romo

Photo from Razorback Legacy

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