Atlanta Falcons Season Assessment…So Far


Wassup Falcon Nation! It’s been a fantastic season to be a Falcons fan here in 2010. Certainly, we’ve had our fair share of scares and close calls, but our record shows more wins than losses, and the standings show we have the best record in the NFC.

Successful season so far? I think yes.

Overall, the Falcons have looked fairly mediocre on the field, particularly offensively. But the team is improving every single week.

Matt Ryan has had some plays that make you go “Wow!”, and he’s had some plays that make you cringe. Overall, our third-year QB has performed pretty well.

The running game is not the exemplar of dominance it was in ’08, but Michael Turner and Jason Snelling have been getting the job done, and the duo seems to get better every single week.

The receiving corps. has mostly been a one-man show, starring Roddy White. While third-year WR Harry Douglas and future Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez have been there when need be, White is the one racking up the yards(and fantasy points). And his stellar performance, including his heroic forced fumble against San Fransisco, shows that White will not let the Birds be grounded without a fight.

On the other side of the ball, the defense has seen a drastic improvement. Brent Grimes and William Moore are tearing apart opposing offenses in the secondary, while Thomas DeCoud and Chris Owens haven’t been too shabby either.

The front seven have been solid as well. Kroy Biermann has seen an increased role on the line, and he displayed some heroics of his own at Cleveland. John Abraham continues to be an overpowering force, and Jonathon Babineaux has done a brilliant job at the tackle position.

It’s been a great season up to this point as our Falcons sit atop the NFC South with a very slick 5-2 record. We have a tough challenge coming up this Sunday as the Bucs come to town in a game that will give the winner sole possession of first place in the South. But it’s nothing Ryan, White and the Dirty Birds can’t handle!

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