1. Harry Douglas
Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (83) runs after a catch with Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) in pursuit during the second half at the Rogers Center. Falcons beat the Bills 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
You would think number one on this list would be Matt Ryan considering he’s the quarterback and the one player the media tends to criticize more than any other Falcon, but that’s not the case here. For some reason it appears as though Harry Douglas has a rather large “KICK ME” sign taped to his back. I have never seen a player disparaged as much as he is. Falcon fans have been utterly relentless when it comes to Douglas. He has been labeled as having everything from “butter fingers” to “two left feet”.
It’s a kind of hard to comprehend where the super harsh critiques are coming from. Granted, Douglas has had his share of cringe-worthy moments over the years, but so have plenty of other Falcons players. People seem to forget that he stepped in, stepped up, and was an asset to the team when fellow wideouts Julio Jones and Roddy White were both nursing injuries last season. If his teammates and coaches all trust and believe in him, why can’t everyone else?