Atlanta Falcons have a great history of unsung heroes

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When people think of the Atlanta Falcons, the same players come to mind. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Deion Sanders are just to name a few. Not only are these guys all-time greats for the Falcons, but some of the greats in the history of the NFL.

There are a lot of Falcons players that don’t get a lot of fanfare from Falcons fans or fans of football in general. They never put up the absurd eye-popping numbers of someone like Jessie Tuggle or Jamal Anderson, but they always made their mark on the team due to the hard work they always put forth.

The Falcons don’t have the storied history of teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, or the Dallas Cowboys. Because those teams had so much success, some of the lesser-known guys were able to stand out. Players who played for the Falcons don’t have that luxury.

This list isn’t for the all-time greats that everyone knows about. Football is the ultimate team sport and sometimes fans get caught up focusing on one player as the sole reason why a team is successful.

For example, Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn wouldn’t have put up the numbers they did if it weren’t for those unsung heroes, a player that people don’t talk about or give the recognition they deserve.

It’s not always about MVP’s, Pro Bowls and All-Pro teams, it’s about doing your job for the greater good of the team and these guys help do it.